I am an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in the department of Biological Sciences. Previously, I was a postdoctoral fellow in Edward Marcotte’s Lab and John Wallingford’s Lab at UT Austin. My main research interests involve protein interactions and protein complexes specifically understanding their structure, function and ways of modulating their activity.
I received my PhD from New York University where I worked in the lab of Richard Bonneau. My thesis involved two components: 1) the Human Proteome Folding Project and 2) Peptidomimetic design. The Human Proteome Folding Project (HPF and HPF2) was a genome wide function annotation of 100 genomes using Rosetta protein structure predictions produced on IBM’s World Community Grid. My work on peptidomimetic design was done in collaboration with the Arora Lab at NYU Chemistry and involved developing code with in the Rosetta software suite to design inhibitors of protein protein interactions.
High School Student: Vedanti Joshi