Tanya Raschke

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Tanya Raschke, Ph.D.

Stanford University
Department of Structural Biology

I am a postdoctoral researcher in the lab of Michael Levitt in the Department of Stuctural Biology at Stanford University.

My main interests focus on molecular simulation, the hydrophobic effect and protein structure prediction. Much of my work focuses on molecular dynamics simulations, using both the ENCAD and GROMACS program packages.

The Levitt Group is part of the Stanford Bio-X program, and I am an active administrator for the Bio-X Dell Supercomputing Cluster.

Research Interests

My most recent work has centered on investigating the hydrophobic effect using molecular dynamics simulations. I have focused extensively on details of the solvation structure of simple solutes: benzene and cyclohexane.

Another area of interest is the modeling and prediction of protein structures. I participated in CASP5 with other members of the Levitt group in the New Fold prediction category. I am also working on homology modeling on a genomic scale, generating a database of predicted structures for Shewanella oneidensis MR1, a bacterium with high potential for bioremediation.

My future plans are to focus more on larger, biological systems, namely membrane systems and membrane protein structure and dynamics. I hope to pair my theoretical studies with experimental biophysics results.

CV and Publications

My CV and list of publications can be found here.

Personal Pages

Here you can find out a little bit about me outside of science, and see some pictures of me and my family.

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