Welcome to the Cox Group Web page!

We carry out research on theoretical biological physics, currently focusing on understanding the mechanism for mechanical degradation of the cytoskeleton of neurons in late stages of Alzheimer’s disease, and in self-assembly of proteins for possible applications to novel materials for energy.  We have access to a GPU cluster for state of the art, fast molecular dynamics simulations, and receive support from the US NSF and UC Davis for our research.

Prof. Cox co-directs the Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter, a worldwide science network dedicated to elucidating the organizing principles for emergent phenomena in quantum matter, biological matter, soft matter, and in novel materials for sustainable energy.

News: 8/10/17 – Amanda Parker, Krishna Ravikumar, and Daniel L Cox have just gotten the paper “Molecular Dynamics-Based Strength Estimates of Beta-Solenoid Proteins” accepted in Soft Matter

8/9/17 Aaron Chan, who has volunteered in the group for 2+ years, is off to graduate study in biophysics at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign!

6/17-7/17 – Rachel Baarda and Amanda Parker have participated in the Cargese Summer School on Theoretical Biophysics!