Dr. Garegin Papoian, University of Maryland
Host: Dr. Potoyan
Dr. Papoian received his Ph.D. at Cornell University under guidance of Dr. Roald Hoffmann, a Nobel Laureate. He continued with postdoctoral work with Dr. Michael Klein (National Academy of Sciences member) and Dr. Peter Wolynes (National Academy of Sciences member), studying quantum and protein physics. He has held faculty positions at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and subsequently at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is currently the first Monroe Martin Professor at the University of Maryland, in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Institute for Physical Science and Technology. He received numerous awards, including Beckman Young Investigator, Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar and National Science Foundation CAREER Award. He uses computational chemistry, physics and machine learning to study biological processes at multiple scales, from protein dynamics and epigenetics to cellular level processes, such as immune cell activation and neuronal dynamics.