Computational Chemistry: 


Research Description
Research in the Hocky Group focuses on trying to determine the simple physical principles underlying complex biological phenomena. Past and ongoing work has focused on understanding how interactions between many proteins at the molecular level give rise to cellular scale mechanical properties. We study how these structural elements combine with motor proteins and other active processes to drive cellular shape change, motion, and division. This work is done with computer modeling, while collaborating closely with experimental groups from Chemistry, Biology, and Physics.

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