Ron Elber

Email: ron@ices.utexas.edu

Ron Elber completed his Bachler and PhD degrees in the Hebrew University of Jeruslam in 6 years. He continued for a postdoctoral fellowship with Martin Karplus at Harvard and was a faculty at the Univeristy of Illinois at Chicago, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Cornell University. As of Sept 2007 he is in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, University of Texas at Austin as a Moncrief Chair for Computational Life Science and Biology. His research interest are in computational biophysics along two major lines: (i) Extending time scales of atomically detailed simulations to enable the study of long time dynamic processes such as conformational tansitions and folding, (ii) Modeling protein structures and evolutionary processes with statistical mechanics approach. For example the use of the network of sequence flow to investigate evolution of protein folds.

References:

Krzysztof Kuczera, Gouri S. Jas, and Ron Elber, “Kinetics of Helix Unfolding: Molecular Dynamics Simulations with Milestoning” J. Phys. Chem. A 2009, 113, 7461–7473

Ron Elber, “A milestoning study of the kinetics of an allosteric transition: Atomically detailed simulations of deoxy Scapharca hemoglobin”, Biophysical J., 2007 92: L85-L87

Leonid Meyerguz, Jon Kleinberg, and Ron Elber, “The network of sequence flow between protein structures”, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, (2007),104,11627-11632.

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Computational study (with Milestoning) of the folding of alanine rich peptide in aqueous solution (ref. 1)