Soft matter and biological physics are closely related branches of physics because many parts of biological cells and tissues consist of soft matter systems. Using theoretical modelings and computer simulations, our group focuses primarily on understanding the underlying physical mechanisms of biological systems from molecular to cellular scales and investigating free energy landscapes and conformational changes of polymer complexes. We are also interested in modeling and simulations of aqueous electrolytes and identifying the mechanism of ion transport. Current research topics include membrane proteins structure & function, functional & mechanical properties of biological soft matter, cell-penetrating peptides(CPPs) & drug delivery, ion transport in water-in-salt electrolytes(WISEs), etc.
Afira Mariam and Muhammad Raza have joined our group as a PhD student and an MS student, respectively. Welcome!
A new paper titled by “Free energy analyses of cell-penetrating peptides using the weighted ensemble method” has been published in Membranes, 11, 974 (2021).
Our group is seeking talented and motivated students (intern, Master, PhD). Please contact us if you are interested.