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Alan M. Grossfield, Ph.D.

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Office: (585) 276-4193

Fax: (585) 275-6007

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My lab's research is focused on understanding the stomic-level interactions that drive the function of membranes and membrane proteins, using computer simulation as our primary tool.

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Biography

Research

My research interests revolve around the use of computer modeling to understand the structure and thermodynamics of biological molecules. In particular, I am most interested in understanding the biology and physics of lipid-protein interactions. These interactions underlie a fantastic array of biological processes, including cell-signaling by GPCRs and some immune reactions, specifically the action of antimicrobial peptides.

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Publications

Journal Articles

2/14/2017
Aytenfisu AH, Spasic A, Grossfield A, Stern HA, Mathews DH. "Revised RNA Dihedral Parameters for the Amber Force Field Improve RNA Molecular Dynamics." Journal of chemical theory and computation.. 2017 Feb 14; 13(2):900-915. Epub 2017 Jan 24.

8/18/2015
Lin D, Grossfield A. "Thermodynamics of Micelle Formation and Membrane Fusion Modulate Antimicrobial Lipopeptide Activity." Biophysical journal.. 2015 Aug 18; 109(4):750-9.

8/4/2015
Leioatts N, Romo TD, Danial SA, Grossfield A. "Retinal Conformation Changes Rhodopsin's Dynamic Ensemble." Biophysical journal.. 2015 Aug 4; 109(3):608-17.

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