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: 1/16 – Krishna Ravikumar, Daniel Cox, and mentor Melbs Lemieux have been selected to participate in the NSF ICORPS Program
NEWS (4/27/15): Leonard Heinz, Krishna Ravikumar, and Daniel Cox have just gotten their paper “In silico measurements of twist and bend moduli
for beta solenoid protein self-assembly units” accepted for Nano Letters! (Update: 7/16/15- nice piece on the UC Davis office of Research web page discussing the work – http://research.ucdavis.edu/about-us/news-center/news-stories/answer)