News from the Lab

  • Dr. Klauda Awarded an NSF EAGER for COVID-19 Research

    Our lab in collaboration with Dr. Bryan Berger's lab at UVA was awarded research funds to investigate membrane protein oligomers associated with COVID-19 infection. See the UMD news story or the NSF abstract. A summary of additional COVID-19 research is also listed in the Clark School profile.
  • Drs. Klauda and Karlsson are Awarded an NSF Grant

    Our labs have been awarded a $983K grant from NSF to study the mechanism for intracellular lipid exchange with proteins that form membrane contact sites. Details of the grant can be found at NSF.
  • Nick Guros Publishes Research in PNAS

    Nick and Dr. Klauda published their work on the serotonin receptor embedded in a cell membrane model in the Proc. National Academy of Science. See the UMD news story on this.
  • Eric Wang Publishes Reserach in high-impact JACS

    Eric and Dr. Klauda published their simulation work on the long perodicity phase for the stratum corneum in the JACS. See the UMD news story on this.
  • Nick Guros wins 2nd Place in 2019 PhD Disseration Competition

    Nick competed against other top PhD dissertation in the Clark School and wone second place! See the UMD news story on this.
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Who are we and what do we do?

Dr. Klauda is the PI of the lab. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is his home department but he is afflicated with the Biophysics Graduate Program and Maryland Energy Innovation Instutute

Research in the lab utlizes molecular simulation from molecular dynamics to enhanced sampling to probe structure and function of biomolecules and their assemblies to simulations of self-assemblies of small molecules and hydrates.

Research in the lab is done by a wide array of students at different levels (high school, undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral). Many have graduated and have positions in industry, academia or government settings.