Dmitrii E. Makarov


Dmitrii E. Makarov received his undergraduate degree in physics in 1990 from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and a PhD in theoretical physics in 1992 from the Institute of Chemical Physics in Moscow. After postdoctoral research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of California, Santa Barbara, he joined the faculty at the University of Texas, where he is currently an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

The Makarov group focuses on theoretical and computational studies of various aspects of the dynamics of biomolecules. Recent areas of research include protein translocation, mechanical properties of proteins, the dynamics of molecular knots, and formation of loops in DNA. Another area of current interest is concerned with interpretation of single-molecule measurements (such as single molecule fluorescence resonance energy transfer and single molecule mechanical pulling studies) and involves collaborations with several single-molecule experimental groups.


Reza Soheilifard, Dmitrii E. Makarov, and Gregory J. Rodin, Critical evaluation of simple network models of protein dynamics and their comparison with crystallographic B-factors, Physical Biology. 5 (2008) 026008

Takanori Uzawa, Ryan R. Cheng, Kevin J. Cash, Dmitrii E. Makarov and Kevin W. Plaxco, The Length and Viscosity Dependence of End-to-end Collision Rates in Single-stranded DNA, Biophysical Journal 97 (2009), 205-210

Dmitrii E. Makarov, Computer simulations and theory of protein translocation, Accounts of Chemical Research 42 (2009) 281-289

Dmitrii E. Makarov, A theoretical model for the mechanical unfolding of repeat proteins, Biophysical Journal 96 (2009) 2160