Physical Biochemistry

Our faculty employ theoretical and experimental tools of thermodynamics, molecular dynamics, kinetics, and statistical mechanics to:

  • Understand a variety of biological phenomena at the molecular level
  • Develop predictive models that explain:
    1. biomolecular processes
    2. an expedient way to design better experiments.


  • Biomolecular interactions
  • Coupled biochemical and conformational change reactions
  • Membrane transport
  • Signal transduction
  • Dynamic motions of biological macromolecules
  • Protein and RNA folding


Assistant Research Professor of Biochemistry
James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of Medicine
George Barth Geller Distinguished Professor of Molecular Biology
Professor of Biochemistry
Faculty Emeritus of Biochemistry
Professor in Biochemistry