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!