April 29, 2024 - Marcella Joined the Group from the Chem Bio Program!

A warm welcome to Marcella who has joined the group!

Feb 28, 2024 - Congratulations To Xiaorong - Assistant Professor Of Chemistry, University of New Mexico

We are excited to hear that Xiaorong has accepted the position as Assitant Professor at the University of New Mexico. Congratulations to Xiaorong, and we will miss her!!

July 14, 2021 - Congratulations Yujin On Protein Society Poster Award At PS35

Yujin Wu received a Graduate Student Poster Award for his presentation entitled "Development of Flexible CDOCKER and its Application in Identifying Putative Inhibitors Against TMPRSS2, as a Potential Anti-CoV-2 Therapeutic. Congrats! Well done!

June 24, 2021 - Congratulations To Tricia (aka Dr Jones)

Tricia gave a great thesis defense seminar. Wonderful attendance and support from her friends and colleagues. Another Brooksian Ph.D. Asst Prof of Data Science at Carolina University

May 20, 2021 - Congratulations Dr Peiffer! Amanda Defended Her Thesis.

Amanda did an outstanding job and presenting and defending her thesis today. A new Brooksian takes her place in making science happen as a Ph.D.

May 20, 2021 - Xinqiang Ding Named ACS Division Of Physical Chemistry Young Investigator

Congratulations to former Brooks Group Member Xinqiang Ding in receiving ACS PHYS Young Investigator Awatd. Look for him at Fall ACS.

April 20, 2021 - Congratulations To Azam In Advancing To Candidacy

Azam passed his Candidacy exam - congratulations candidate Azam!

April 8, 2021 - Congratulations To Chad In Advancing To Candidacy

Huge congrats to Chad for an outstanding candidacy exam

April 5, 2021 - Congratulations To Tricia - Assistant Professor Of Chemistry, Carolina University

Great news, Tricia has accepted position as Assistant Professor at Carolina College. Congratulations Tricia!

November 20, 2020 - Welcome Azam To The Group From The Macro Program

Azam Hussain joins the group! Welcome Azam.

September 30, 2020 - Tricia Presents At ACS Panel Biochemistry And AI

We are all excited to hear Brooks group member Tricia participate in an ACS panel on Biochemistry and Artificial Intelligence.

September 25, 2020 - Congratulations To Assistant Research Scientist Ryan Hayes

We are excited to announce that Ryan has moved to an Assistant Research Scientist position within the Department of Chemistry. Congratulations Ryan.

September 15, 2020 - Welcome To Dalia Hassan - Chemistry Rotation Student

The Brooks Group sends out a big welcome to incoming graduate student Dalia Hassan who is doing her fall rotation in the group. Welcome Dalia!

August 21, 2020 - Welcome To Our New Postdoc Xiaorong Liu

Dr Liu joins us from Jianhan Chen's group at U Mass, Amherst. Big welcome to Xiaorong.

August 17, 2020 - Welcome To Lily Paul - Born To Rachel And TJ

The Brooks Group welcomes Ms Lily Paul, recently joining us from birth! TJ and family are happy and well!

August 17, 2020 - Congratulations To TJ And Rachel On The Birth Of Lily

TJ and Rachel expanded their family by one last night. Daughter Lily and Rachel are doing well. Congratulations to you all!

August 10, 2020 - Au Revoir To Furyal From The Brooks Lab

We say (officially) goodbye to REU coworker Furyal Ahmed this week. Furyal gave an excellent presentation at today's group meeting. She has worked closely with our COVID-19 team and made excellent progress! Thanks Furyal.

June 9, 2020 - Congratulations To Efrosini Aka Dr Artikis

Efrosini gave a beautiful thesis presentation in the successful defense of her thesis. Congratulations! Efrosini is heading of to a postdoc with Byron Caughey's lab at the NIH in Montana.

December 10, 2019 - Congratulations To Former Lab Member Xinqiang Ding For Paper In Nature Communications

Machine learning and protein sequences! Deciphering protein evolution and fitness landscapes with latent space models (Link)

December 6, 2019 - Congratulations To Tricia - DEI Scientific Spotlight

Check out the great story about Tricia! (Link)

December 6, 2019 - Congratulations To Tricia - DEI Scientific Spotlight

Check out the great story about Tricia! (Link)

November 25, 2019 - Welcome Back Nick!

The Brooks Group welcomes back Nick following his leave, and the birth of his new son. Glad you're back Nick and congratulations.

November 22, 2019 - Fond Farewell To Marc

We are sad to see Marc finish his temporary assignment in the group, taking over for Nick during his leave. Thanks Marc!

November 22, 2019 - Big Congratulations To "candidate" Yujin

Yujin successfully passed his candidacy exam with flying colors. Great job!

September 19, 2019 - Congrats To Sara And Troy For JPC Paper On Radical-coupled Electron Transfer Mechanism!

Exciting new paper from Sara and Troy as part of Narayan/ZImmerman collaboration, see

September 19, 2019 - Congratulations To Yanming On Publication Of JPC Lett Paper On Allostery And Electrostatics

Yanming's paper exploring the role of electrostatics in allostery and a novel HREX method are described in his latest accepted paper in JPC Lett (just accepted)!

September 3, 2019 - Arghya Chakravorty joins the group for a postdoc.

Arghya Chakravorty comes to us from Clemson to workon amyloid beta simulations.

August 29, 2019 - Goodbye To Colleagues And Co-workers Juanrong Zhang And Parveen Sood

Today we say farewell to Juanrong, who came as a visitor from China for 6 months, and Parveen, who worked with us for a bit over a year. Juanrong will continue her Ph.D. studies at Tsinghua University. Parveen is moving on to a new stage of his career, hoping to embrace data science.

August 29, 2019 - Yanming, Tricia And Jonah Present At ACS Fall Symposium In San Diego

Yanming and Jonah presented excellent posters on their work on GPU accelerated Generalized Born models (Yanming) and MSLD bench marking on BACE I. Tricia and Jonah presented exceptional talks on ML -MATCH and Gibbs Sampler MSLD. Great job from all!

August 24, 2019 - Congrats To Our Leader!

Charlie wins National ACS Award for Computers in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences (Link)

July 3, 2019 - Amanda, Efrosini, Ryan And TJ Present Work At 33rd Annual Symposium Of The Protein Society In Seattle, WA

Excellent poster presentations from Amanda, TJ, Ryan and Efrosini in Seattle. We all had a great time exploring Protein Science and Seattle.

June 28, 2019 - Congratulations To Ryan For Winning Protein Society's Hans Neurath Travel Award To Attend And Present At The 33rd Annual Protein Society Symposium

Great job Ryan!

June 21, 2019 - Hedi Presents Her Research Findings On PH/ligand-dependent Stability Of G-alpha Proteins At Proteins GRC In New Hampshire

Great interactions and great poster presentation by Hedi at the Proteins GRC in Holderness, NH. Way to go Hedi!

June 6, 2019 - Brooks Group Former, Anthony (Tony) Mustoe Accepts Faculty Position At Baylor School Of Medicine

Congratulations to Tony on his recruitment to Baylor School of Medicine where he will start as an Assistant Professor in 2019/20.

June 6, 2019 - Xinqiang Ding Starts Postdoctoral Studies In Zhang Lab At MIT

Congratulations to Xinqiang and his move postdoctoral studies in the Bin Zhang lab in the Department of Chemistry at MIT. (Link)

June 6, 2019 - Jonah Vilseck To Accepts Assistant Professorship At Indiana University School Of Medicine

Congratulations to Jonah, current Brooks Group Postdoc, for landing a faculty position at IU School of Medicine. Jonah will move to his new position in August. We will miss him!

June 6, 2019 - Ryan, Yanming And Efrosini Present Their Work At PFC In St Louis

Brooks Group members participate in the Annual Protein Folding Consortium Meeting this weekend at Wash U, St Louis. Three days of scientific exchange and networking!

June 6, 2019 - Joe Yesselman Accepts Assistant Professor Position At University Nebraska, Lincoln!

Congratulations to former Brooks Group member Joe Yesselman. He will start as an Assistant Professor and the University of Nebraska, Lincoln this fall.

June 6, 2019 - Sara Tweedy To Present Her Work At The Annual MD/PhD National Student Conference In Colorado

Sara will present her work on "Exploring Flavin Dynamics in Biocatalyst TropB with Theory and Molecular Modeling" at Colorado conference of MD/PhD students in mid-July.

June 5, 2019 - Efrosini Receives Rackham Travel Award To Attend 33rd Annual Symposium Of The Protein Society In Seattle

Congratulations to Efrosini in winning a Rackham Travel Award. Efrosini will present her research on pH-mediated chemical shifts in proteins and peptides at the meeting.

June 4, 2019 - Tricia Wins Travel Award And Speaking Spot At San Diego ACS

Congratulations to Tricia for winning a position to speak at the Women make COMP program as part of the San Diego ACS meeting in August. (Link)

June 3, 2019 - Efrosini Artikis' Paper To Appear In The Biophysical Journal

Congratulations to Efrosini on having her paper "Modeling pH Dependent NMR Chemical Shift Perturbations in Peptides" accepted in the Biophysical Journal. Onto proteins and pH!

May 8, 2019 - Congrats To Ryan For Hans Neurath Award From Protein Society

Hearty congratulations to Ryan Hayes for winning recognition of the Protein SOciety's Hans Neurath Outstanding Promise Award! Great job Ryan.

May 4, 2019 - Ryan Hayes Wins Hans Neurath Outstanding Promise Travel Award From The Protein Society

Congratulations to Ryan for winning the Hans Neurath Outstanding Promise Travel Award from the Protein SOciety. Ryan will present his work as part of the 33rd Symposium of the Protein Society in Seattle this June/July! (Link)

April 3, 2019 - Welcome To Nick O'Hair

Please welcome Nick O'Hair who will join the BrooksLab as JCC Editorial Assistant and Administrative Assistant. Nick joins us from the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital.

March 13, 2019 - Congrats To Sara, First Paper!

Sara's first paper as part of our collaboration with the Narayan group on enzyme re-engineering. Keep up the publishing!

September 6, 2018 - Brooks Group Member Xinqiang Successfully Defends An Amazing Thesis

Congratulations to Xinqiang for an excellent thesis defense and completion of a great thesis. Xinqiang is off to postdoc at the University of Chicago, bringing his expertise and experience to a new field (for him), computational neurobiology.

July 2, 2018 - Welcome To New Postdoc TJ Paul

The Brooks Lab welcomes new group member TJ, who joins us from the University of Miami. Welcome TJ.

May 30, 2018 - Welcome To Candidate Sara Tweedy

Great news, though expected, our fellow Brooks group member and MSTP graduate student Sara Tweedy successfully passed her candidacy exam in the Program in Chemical Biology today. Congratulations Sara!

April 10, 2018 - Outstanding Talks By Brooks Lab Undergrads

Congratulations to Daniel Evans, Noor SoHail and Milo Hartsoe who gave outstanding talks at our group meeting today. Noor explored benchmark comparisons between TI and MSLD and Milo and Daniel discussed the nature and quality of ancestral sequence reconstructions on model parameters. Great material!

February 26, 2018 - Congratulations Xinqiang Ding On Rackham Fellowship

Graduate student Xinqiang Ding won a prestigious Rackham Pre-doctoral Fellowship. Great going Xinqiang!

September 27, 2017 - Applications Programmer Needed In Brooks Group

The Brooks Group is interested in hiring an applications programmer to work with the CHARMM development team to implement CHARMM functionality on high performance computing platforms, GPUs and parallel architectures. (Link)

August 18, 2017 - Xinqiang, Ryan And Jonah All Present At DC ACS Meeting

Xinqiang, Ryan and Jonah will each present talks on their current research at the ACS National meeting in DC next week on M, T and W. See you in the audience!

August 18, 2017 - Elena Laricheva Accepts Faculty Position, Congratulations!

Former Brooks group postdoc Elena Laricheva accepted a faculty position as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Utah Valley University. Big congrats from Brooks group! (Link)

August 10, 2017 - Congratulations To Xinqiang, He's Married!

Xinqiang returned from vacation as married person, knock me over with a feather. Congratulations!!!

August 3, 2017 - Tricia Wins Support On Bioinformatics Training Grant

Congrats to Tricia for being selected to be supported on the Bioinformatics Training Grant for a second year!

July 23, 2017 - Congratulations To Tricia On Her Recent Nuptials

The Brooks group congratulates Tricia on her wedding. Enjoy your post wedding holidays.

July 10, 2017 - Welcome Sara Tweedy To The Brooks Lab

MD/PhD Student Sara Tweedy begins her PhD work in the lab today. Welcome aboard Sara!

June 26, 2017 - Brooks Lab Welcome New Postdoc Hedieh Torabifard

New postdoc Hedieh joins the lab today. Welcome Hedi!

May 19 2017 - Congratulations To Charlie for being named a Distinguished University Professor !

Congratulations to Charlie for being one of seven faculty members named Distinguished University Professors! Seven faculty members have received one of the University of Michigan's top honors as Distinguished University Professors. The Board of Regents approved the appointments on Thursday. They are effective Sept. 1. Recently appointed DUPs are invited to give an inaugural lecture that highlights their work at the university. The lecture is typically delivered during the first or second full year of their appointments.

December 2016 - Congratulations To Jonah And Michele On The Birth Of Gabriel

A new Brooks group member as Jonah and Michele gave birth to a new son, Gabriel, born 5#15oz. Mom and son are doing well. Best wishes to you all as you settle in with your expanded family.

October 17, 2016 - Alex Morriss-Andrews Transitions To Ann Arbor Medical Technology Company!

Congratulations to Alex, he has moved to a new position as a system engineer at NouMoDx Molecular. Good luck in the next stage of your career Alex.

October 5, 2016 - Nobel Prize In Chemistry - Molecular Machines

The Chemistry Nobel Prize goes to three European Scientists (though one now is at Northwestern) for their work on molecular machines. Cool stuff! (Link)

September 18, 2016 - UM Chemistry And Biophysics Departments Host Brooks 60th Symposium

Chemistry and Biophysics have organized a symposium recognizing Charlie's accomplishments during his first 60 years. Symposium speakers include: Cathy Royer (RPI), Ron Levy (Temple) and Ken Houk (UCLA).

September 5, 2016 - Welcome To Amanda Peiffer - Rotating From Chemical Biology Program

Amanda Peiffer will be rotating in the Brooks Group this semester. Amanda is from the Chemical Biology graduate program and is working on predicting the structures of VP16(aH1):Med25(AciD) and VP16:Med25(AciD) transcriptional activator complexes. Welcome Amanda!

September 1, 2016 - Welcome Garrett Meek As New Postdoc In The Brooks Group

Garrett Meek will join us from MSU as a postdoc. He will work on developing transferable coarse-grained models for protein-protein interactions.

July 29, 2016 - Charlie Elected President Of The Protein Society

Protein Society elections for new officers find Charlie as winning candidate for President. He will serve as President-elect (with Carol Post) for one year, followed by two years as President and one as Past President. Congratulations Charlie.

June 15, 2016 - Jonah Vilseck Joins Brooks Group As A Postdoc From Jorgensen Lab At Yale

Jonah is starting as a postdoc in the group with a focus on multi-site lambda dynamics and free energy methods. Welcome aboard Jonah.

June 5, 2016 - Welcome To Jessica Leuchter, Summer Rotation Student From Chemistry Graduate Program

Jessica will join us for the summer and will begin graduate studies in Chemistry in the fall. Jessica is working on constant pH molecular dynamics. Welcome to the group Jessica.

April 26, 2016 - Welcome New Grad Student Group Members Yanming Wang And Murchtricia Charles

The Brooks Group Welcomes our newest graduate student colleagues, Murchtricia Charles will be joining us from the Bioinformatics graduate program and Yanming Wang is coming to the group from the Chemistry program. Welcome!

April 12, 2016 - Kira Accepts Position With Merck

Congratulations to Kira and her new position with Merck. Kira will start her new position early this summer.

April 10, 2016 - Presenting Professor Aaron Frank

Great News, Aaaron Frank accepted a position as Assistant Professor in Biophysics and Chemistry at the University of Michigan. Congratulations Aaron. Aaron will start his new faculty position on July 1.

March 14, 2016 - Symposium Held In Charlie's Honor

A 3 day symposium was held in Charlie's honor at ACS San Diego, with many former and current group members and colleagues in attendance!

January 17, 2016 - Congratulations to Shuai on further expanding the group, and his family!

Shuai and his wife gave birth to a baby girl last night. Congratulations on your family addition!

January 6, 2016 - Welcome Nicholas Foster, Rotation Student From Chemical Biology

Welcome Nicholas, winter rotation student in the chemical biology program.

December 21, 2015 - Dynamic duo defend dynamics

The dynamic duo, Super G-man and Boy-Arthur pose with "boss man" and his colleague Arnold the tin snowman after graduation yesterday. Good luck guys!

December 8, 2015 - Welcome to the Brooks Group Baby Florian

Congratulations to Josh and Jody on the birth of baby Florian, born 8 pm December 7th. Baby Florian is 7 lbs and mom and baby are doing well

November 5, 2015 - Congrats To Efrosini For Passing Her Candidacy Exam In Flying Colors!

A big hurrah to Efrosini for an excellent candidacy presentation and defense. Now the fun starts!

September 3, 2015 - Congratulations To Liz

Congrats to Liz in passing her candidacy exam today! One more hurdle down.

September 2, 2015 - Welcome Yanming Wang Rotation Student In Chemistry

Welcome Yanming! He joins us for a rotation this semester. Yanming is a chemistry student.

September 2, 2015 - Refreshed Faces Return! Welcome Back Blair

Blair Whittington, now a sophomore, returns for the fall semester. Great to see her in group meeting - we need representation from Walled Lake :-)

September 2, 2015 - Welcome Maral Budak Rotation Student In Biophysics

We all wish Maral a hearty welcome as she joins us for a rotation this semester. Maral is a PIBS Biophysics student.

September 1, 2015 - Welcome To New Postdoc Ryan Hayes

The Brooks Group welcomes Ryan Hayes to the group. Ryan recently finished his Ph.D. with Jose' Onuchic at Rice University.

August 26, 2015 - Charlie Named 2016 Fellow Of The Biophysical Society

Congratulations to the "fearless leader" Charlie, who was elected to the 2016 class of Fellows of the Biophysical Society. Charlie will receive his award/recognition at the LA BPS Meeting in February, 2016. (Link)

August 17, 2015 - Tony Mustoe, Former Brooksian Wins Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship

Tony was recently awarded the Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship for the Postdoctoral work he is carrying-out with Kevin Weeks at UNC, Chapel Hill. Congratulations Tony! (Link)

August 7, 2015 - Introducing Dr. Jessica Gagnon, Ph.D.

Congratulations on an excellent Ph.D. thesis defense by Jessica Gagnon!

August 6, 2015 - Alexis, Biophysics REU, Presents Work At REU Symposium

Congratulations to Alexis Okainski on a successful summer REU. Alexis presented her work at the REU symposium to an audience of Physicists and Biophysicists. Alexis worked with Logan and Alex over the summer on coarse graining of protein-protein interactions.

July 17, 2015 - Charlie Attends Annual CHARMM Developer Meeting In Vienna, Austria

Charlie helped run sessions at the annual CHARMM Developers meeting. This year hosted by Stefan Boresh in Vienna, Austria.

July 1, 2015 - Murchtricia Charles Joins Us This Summer As A Rotation Student!

Welcome to the group for your first rotation Tricia! Good luck!

June 19, 2015 - Brooks Group Members Present At Proteins GRC

Liz, Efrosini, Alex, and Blair and Logan all presented posters at the Proteins Gordon Research Conference at Holderness School, Plymouth, NH this week. Great science, hiking, and networking. Congratulations on excellent poster presentations to all.

June 11, 2015 -
Presenting Dr Garrett Goh! Congratulations On Successful Thesis Defense.

Congratulations on an excellent Ph.D. thesis defense by Garrett. Garrett joined the Brooksian family of Ph.D.s with an outstanding presentation and an excellent thesis.

June 1, 2015 - Efrosini Artikis Joins The Group As A New Graduate Student

Welcome to the group Efrosini!

June 1, 2015 - Welcome Alexis Okasinski, Biophysics REU Student To The Lab!

Brooks group welcome to Alexis. She will be working with Logan and Alex this summer. Have a great experience, and get lot's of good research done!

April 22, 2015 - UROP Students In The Brooks Group, Blair, Jessica And Jade Present Their Research Work At The UROP Poster Symposium

Congratulations to Blair Whittington, Jessica Sullivan and Jade Varineau for a successful year of research. Hard to believe you were only Frosh! Thanks to to your mentors, Logan Alhstrom and Karunesh Arora for providing guidance and direction.

April 8, 2015 - Alex Dickson Accepts Faculty Position At Michigan State University

Congratulations to Alex on his decision to join the faculty of Michigan State University as an Assistant Professor in January, 2016. Alex will be a joint faculty in the departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering (CMSE).

March 30, 2015 - Garrett Wins Prestigious Linus Pauling Postdoctoral Fellowship

Congratulations to Garrett for winning/accepting the prestigious Linus Pauling Postdoctoral Fellowship at PNNL. Garrett will work in a semi-independent manner beginning in the fall. Great job!

March 23, 2015 - Garrett, Jessica And Elena Present Their Work At The ACS Meeting In Denver

Group members presented work in Multi-site lambda dynamics, flexible CDOCKER and Cyan Fluorescent Protein at the National ACS Meeting in Denver. Great job! (Link)

March 3, 2015 - Afra's Paper "Membrane Environment Modulates The PKa Values Of Transmembrane Helices" Accepted In J Phys Chem B

Congratulations Afra on paper number 9 of the year!

February 23, 2015 - Congratulations To Tony For Paper Number Eight Of The Year Accepted In JACS

Tony's paper on mitochondrial RNA folding and stability examined with TOPRNA will appear shortly in JACS. Thanks to Tony for a great job, and our collaborators, Carol Fierke, Hashim Al-Hashimi, Paul Lin and Xin Liu.

February 15, 2015 - Bon Voyage To Charlie As He Leaves For A Short Sabbatical At The Weizmann Institute In Israel

Charlie will spend 1-2 months visiting the Weizmann Institute in Rehovot, Israel. He has received a prestigious Visiting Professorship during his visit.

February 10, 2015 - Another Brooks Group Paper With Mauricio Carrillo-Tripp Accepted In J. Struct. Biol.

Congratulations to Mauricio on publication of his paper on "Protein-protein interaction pattern discovery platform for the structural analysis of virus capsids using Google Maps". Exploring viral capsid protein-protien interfaces.

February 6, 2015 - Congratulations To Kira And Garrett For Paper Number Five For 2015!

Kira's and Garrett's paper "Biasing Potential Replica Exchange Multi-Site Lambda-Dynamics for Efficient Free Energy Calculations" is accepted for publication in JCTC. Nice job!

February 3, 2015 - Elena, Garrett And Alex Get JACS Paper Accepted!

Paper number four for the year "pH-dependent Transient Conformational States Control Optical Properties of Cyan Fluorescent Protein" ia accepted in JACS. Congratulations Elena, Garrett and Alex.

January 28, 2015 - Congratulations To Xinqiang For Passing His Candidacy Exam!

Xinqiang passed his candidacy exam in Bioinformatics. He's now a PhD candidate! Great job.

January 19, 2015 - Alex and Isabella welcome a new Brooksian to the group!

Congratulations to Alex and Isabella on the birth of Florence Elizabeth de Barbaro at 8:12 PM, January 19. Sheâ8 lbs 12 oz and she, mom and Alex are doing great. Itâwonderful to welcome a new Brooks group member into the world:-)

January 15, 2015 - Shanshan Has Third Paper Of 2015 - PCAlign In Press In BMC Bioinformatics

Congratulations Shanshan.

January 7, 2015 - Congratulations To Fox And Tuli Mukhopadhyay On Getting The Second Paper Of The Year Accepted - In PNAS

Our paper "Residue level resolution of alphavirus envelope protein interactions in pH dependent fusion" was accepted for publication in PNAS. Great job Fox and Tuli!

January 6, 2015 - First Paper Of The Year Accepted In JMB!

The paper by Logan, Alex and Sean - Multiscale Modeling of a Conditionally Disordered pH-Sensing Chaperone - will appear in JMB shortly. This paper outlines a complete multi-scale approach for examining structure-function relationships in the conditionally disordered HdeA protein chaperone. Congratulations guys!

January 1, 2015 - Happy And Prosperous New Year!

The Brooks Group Wishes Everyone a Happy and Prosperous New Year

November 26, 2014 - We Wish A Fond Farewell To Visiting Scientist Huiyu

Huiyu Li is heading back to her faculty position in China this weekend. She will continue her collaborative research with the group. We wish her well on her return home, and will miss her.

November 14, 2014 - Congratulations To Summer Biophysics UROP Student Aiman Sherani For Winning A Travel Award To Participate In The 2015 Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference In STEM In Washington, DC

Great job Aiman! Good luck with your school year at Wellesley.

October 24, 2014 - We Bid Farewell To Afra

Afra moves to BU in a teaching-postdoc position with John Straub. Good luck Afra!

September 21, 2014 - Welcome Annie Wang - Shanshan's beautiful daughter!

The Brooks group congratulates Shanshan ( Sunshine ) on the birth of her daughter Annie ( Zixuan Ann Wang ) at 3:35 AM Monday morning ( September 21). Shanshan, daughter and family are doing well, though somewhat sleep deprived. Mazel tov!

September 15, 2014 - Mina Jafari Joins The Group As A Chemistry Rotation Student

Welcome Mina, we look forward to a productive semester!

September 15, 2014 - Biophysics Graduate Student Efrosini Artikis Joins For Rotation Semester

Efrosini joins the lab for a rotation. Welcome Efrosini!

September 11, 2014 - Congratulations to Shanshan (Sunshine) on delivering a fantastic thesis!

Sunshine (and daughter) gave an outstanding thesis defense talk. We wish her the best as she launches the next stages of her career and life as a parent and researcher in Singapore. We will miss you Sunshine.

September 2, 2014 - Welcome To New Brooks Group Postdoc Alex Morriss-Andrews

Alex joins us from UCSB where he completed his Ph.D. with Joan Shea. We look forward to Alex's productivity and interactivity. Welcome Alex!

August 28, 2014 - Congratulations to Tony on an exceptional thesis defense

We will all miss Tony as he moves on to postdoctoral studies at Duke. We congratulate him on his outstanding thesis and defense. His champagne bottle joins the others in anticipation of more great things to come. Keep in touch Tony, we’ll miss you!

August 13, 2014 - Charlie welcomes newest group member

Grandpa Charlie with his new (and first) granddaughter Madison Grace. He's telling her about protein folding!

August 5, 2014 - Congratulations To Sean And Xiancheng - Moving On To New Positions

We will bid a fond adieu to Sean and Xiancheng as they transition to new positions at TD Ameritrade Advanced Technology and Innovation Center (Ann Arbor, MI) and IBM Watson Research Center (Cambridge, MA), respectively. Good luck in your new careers! We'll miss you:-)!

July 7, 2014 - Karunesh Publishes Work In Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A.!

This collaborative work examined frustration in the folding of the CheY protein through the innovative use of coarse-grained simulations to study circular permutants of CheY. Congratulations, Karunesh!


July 7, 2014 - Sean And Jessica Publish In Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A.!

Their work, conducted in collaboration with Dr. Anna Mapp, presented novel methods for studying allostery using a coarse-grained model and provided new insights into the allosteric regulation of IDPs. Congratulations, Sean and Jessica!


July 4, 2014 - Congratulations To Xiancheng And Dai On The Birth Of Their Daughter!

Liyi (栎伊), was born on Independence Day , weighing in at 7lb 2oz!

July 1, 2014 - Xinqiang Ding Joins The Group As A New Graduate Student

Welcome to the group, Xinqiang!

June 16, 2014 - Charlie Awarded Gilda Loew Memorial Award From The International Society Of Quantum Biology And Pharmacology

Congratulations Charlie!

June 6, 2014 - Logan Wins NIH NRSA Postdoctoral Grant

Congratulations to Logan for receiving an NIH NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowship. Great job Logan!

June 3, 2014 - Elizabeth (Liz) Gichana Joins The Group As A New PIBS Graduate Student

Welcome aboard Liz! Fold your ancestors!

June 2, 2014 - Summer REUs Arrive

Welcome Aiman Sherani, biophysics REU, physics major from Wellesley College, and Nathan Jenkins, med chem REU, chemistry/comp sci major, New Mexico State University. Looking forward to a successful summer!

May 30, 2014 - Protein Folding Consortium Meeting Held In Ann Arbor

The Brooks Group helped organize and participated in the Protein Folding Consortium Meeting, May 30 - June 1 here in Ann Arbor. Poster presentations by Karunesh, Alex, Sean, Logan, Jessica and Liz. Alex gave an "Ignite talk" - 20 slides, self-advancing every 15 seconds, 5 minutes total - awesome job.

April 23, 2014 - Undergraduate Students Present Work In UROP Spring Research Symposium

Five students presented their research in collaboration with UROP sponsors Aaron, Garrett, Karunesh, and Logan.

March 11, 2014 - Congratulations To Aaron And Noorie On The Birth Of Their Son

Aaron and his wife welcomed Azmeer Terrence Abbasi-Frank to their family. Mother and baby are doing well.

March 1, 2014 - Brooks And Feig Lab Ski Trip

The Brooks and Feig labs meet in between Ann Arbor and East Lansing for a Saturday ski trip at Mt. Brighton.

February 26, 2014 - Karunesh Receives First Independent Funding From NIH

In a collaborative project with Bob Matthews on the folding of TIM barrel proteins, Karunesh receives funding for his contributions in NIH grant. Congratulations "special K".

February 24, 2014 - Karunesh Submits First Independent NIH Grant

Congratulations to Karunesh for submitting his first NIH grant as PI. Good luck!

January 13, 2014 - Sean, Garrett, Logan, And Charlie Presented Their Work At The 2014 Protein Folding Gordon Research Conference.

We presented our work focusing on complex and pH-dependent folding processes.

December 20, 2013 - First XSEDE Grant Goes To Fox And Garrett

Congratulations to Fox and Garrett in winning their grant for supercomputing time of ~5M processor hours.

September 22, 2013 - Group Outing

Members of the Brooks lab (and Professor Zimmerman) take a Sunday trip to Detroit to watch a baseball game between the Tigers and the Chicago White Sox.

September 9, 2013 - Elena Laricheva Presents Work At ACS National Meeting

Elena gave an invited talk in the Phys Division of ACS at the National meeting in Indianapolis on her recently published work describing the mechanism of pH-mediated switching from inactive to active forms of rhodopsin.

August 19, 2013 - Congratulations Dr (Joseph) Yesselman For An Excellent Thesis Defense

Joe did an excellent job defending his dissertation yesterday and now joins the rank of Ph.D.'s who have been associated with the Brooks Group. Congratulations to Joe and good luck in your new position in California!

August 16, 2013 - Jessica And Garrett Present At The Vaughn Symposium

Graduate students, Garrett Goh and Jessica Gagnon both presented posters at the 2013 Vaughn Symposium.

August 13, 2013 - Adieu To Harish

Harish is off to start his new faculty adventure as an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of New Hampshire. Good luck Harish, we'll look for your papers! (Link)

July 30, 2013 - Professor Brooks Elected To Protein Society Executive Council

In the recent elections for the Protein Society, Professor Brooks was elected for a three year term on the Executive Council. (Link)

July 23, 2013 - Karandeep Presents Work At Local Symposium

Summer REU student, Karandeep (KD) Singh, presents a poster from his project with Karunesh at the Khorana Scholar Mini-Symposium.

July 7, 2013 - Welcome Zunliang Wang From Southeast University, Nanjing, China

Zunliang Wang will join us for six months or so to work with Shuai and Taehoon on the abiotic/biotic interfaces project. Welcome Zunliang!

July 1, 2013 - Bon Voyage Bin

Bin Zhang moves on to a new position with Ron Levy at Temple University. Good luck Bin!

July 1, 2013 - Welcome Aaron

We welcome Aaron Frank as a new postdoctoral researcher in the lab. Aaron won the prestigious University of Michigan Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship and he joins us today. Aaron was an graduate student with Ioan Andricioaei at UC, Irvine and just finished an industrial postdoctoral experience with Nymirum. Glad to have you aboard Aaron.

June 27, 2013 - Garrett Wins Prestigious HHMI Graduate Fellowship

Garret was chosen by the Chemistry Department as one of their nominees for the prestigious HHMI graduate student fellowship and just learned he was awarded this honor. Outstanding Garret, congratulations.

June 10, 2013 - Welcome To New Postdoctoral Associate Kira Armacost

Let's all welcome Kira to the lab. Kira comes to us after finishing her Ph.D. with Orlando Acevedo.

June 3, 2013 - Garrett Attends Nucleic Acids GRC

Garrett attended the Nucleic Acids Gordon Research Conference at the University of New England. He presented work on DNA/RNA Constant pH molecular dynamics.

June 3, 2013 - Welcome Alexander Jalota As Biophysics Summer REU

Biophysics REU student Alexander Jalota from UMBC will join the lab for the summer. Welcome Alexander!

June 2, 2013 - Welcome To Karandeep (KD) Singh - Summer Reu Student

We welcome summer REU student from India, KD. KD is working with Karunesh this summer. We look forward to exciting results!

May 29, 2013 - Karunesh, Alex And Charlie Attend Protein Folding Consortium Meeting At Berkeley This Weekend.

Our work on folding of CheY circular permutants, folding of RNAse H and folding networks will be discussed as part of the annual PFC meeting in Berkeley this weekend.

May 29, 2013 - Garrett Wins The Alumni Fund Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award

Congratulations to Garrett on winning the Alumni Fund Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award in the Chemistry Department! Well done Garrett.

May 22, 2013 - Harish Accepts Faculty Position In Chemical Engineering At U. New Hampshire

Congratulations Harish at successfully navigating the academic faculty maze! We will miss you when you leave at summer's end, but look forward to seeing lot's of productivity coming from New England! (Link)

May 4, 2013 - Alex, Karunesh And Logan Present Work At Protein Folding Conference

Alex, Karunesh and Logan all attended and presented current work on aspects of protein folding at the Midwest Protein Folding Conference at Notre Dame.

April 7, 2013 - Three Graduate Students Give Talks At The Spring ACS Meeting

Evan Arthur, Jessica Gagnon, and Garrett Goh presented their research at this year's ACS meeting in New Orleans. Their talks were well received and well attended.

January 8, 2013 - Congratulations Shuai On The Birth Of Your Son!

Shuai and his wife have a new family member as of this morning, a son. Baby William was born 6 lbs 4oz. Congratulations!

January 8, 2013 - Matrimonial Bliss To Be Achieved By The Fox!

On January 18th Xiancheng (Fox) will be married! Congratulations Fox. Can we throw rice?

January 7, 2013 - Welcome, Logan S. Ahlstrom

Logan Ahlstrom begins his postdoctoral studies in the Brooks lab. He joins us from the University of Arizona.

December 6, 2012 - Congratulations To Former Postdoc Michela Taufer

Michela was named the David L. and Beverly J.C. Mills Career Development Chair in Computer and Information Sciences. Michela is an Associate Professor at the University of Deleware. Congratulations Michela! (Link)

December 3, 2012 - Afra Panahi Arrives!

Afra Panahi arrives at the Brooks lab to start her postdoctoral studies. Afra joins us from Michigan State. All welcome Afra.

November 19, 2012 - Shuai Wei Begins Postdoctoral Work In Group - Welcome!

In time for turkey, Shuai arrives to start postdoctoral studies in the group. Welcome Shuai!

November 15, 2012 - Congratulations To David Bostick On The Birth Of His Son Julian Gabriel Bostick

Former postdoc David and his partner Ursala welcomed their son Julian into the world at 6:07 PM. Congratulations!

November 8, 2012 - Shanshan And Sean Present Their Work At The Protein-Protein Interactions Meeting In Lawrence, KS

Shanshan and Sean attend the biannual MPI (Modeling Protein Interactions) workshop. Both posters generated interest. Everyone had fun - and new dad Sean got some rest!

October 27, 2012 - Congratulations Sean And Sacha On The Birth Of Lucas

Sacha gave birth to Lucas at 11:52 PM on October 26. Sean, Sacha and Lucas are getting to know one another. Lucas was 8#8oz, big baby boy! Congratulations to the new parents.

October 24, 2012 - Shuai Wei To Join Lab In November As New Postdoc

Shuai Wei from BYU in Utah will join the lab as a postdoc in early November. Welcome Shuai!

October 2, 2012 - Congratulations Garrett

Garrett's application for HHMI Fellowship has moved forward to Rackham for further consideration. Congrats Garrett.

September 24, 2012 - Former Postdoc Florence Tama Moves To Kobe

Florence Tama and Osamu Miyashita are moving to the RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science (AICS) in Kobe, Japan. Florence will take a position as the Unit Leader there. Congratulations to Florence and Osamu. (Link)

August 23, 2012 - Jun Feng Starts New Phase In Her Career

Jun Feng and her spouse have started the next phase of their academic careers at West Virginia University. Jun will be working with Blake Mertz in the Chemistry Department at WVU.

August 18, 2012 - Tony Ties The Knot!

Congratulations to Tony and Alison on their wedding. Hope you enjoy Napa honeymooning!

August 10, 2012 - Biophysics REU Ben Hulbert Last Day

Today is the last day of the summer Biophysics REU program. Ben will be leaving us and preparing for his senior year at Kzoo. Ben has done a great job this summer, congratulations Ben.

August 10, 2012 - New Group Members To Join In Winter

Postdocs Afra Panahi from Michigan State and Logan Ahlstrom from Arizona will join us this winter. Welcome Afra and Logan!

August 10, 2012 - Congratulations To Alex And Iza On Their First Baby Boy!

Oliver Ross was delivered at a whopping 10#16oz. Mom and baby are both healthy and doing well.

August 9, 2012 - Congratulations To Garrett For Vaughan Symposium Poster Award

Garrett's poster won a travel award at the Vaughan Symposium Poster session. Congratulations Garrett - see you in Tahiti!

August 7, 2012 - Professor Brooks Delivers Hans Neurath Award Plenary Lecture At The 2012 Protein Society In San Diego, CA

Professor Brooks presented a Plenary Award Lecture to the Protein Society as part of his Hans Neurath Award. His lecture was entitled "Exploring pH dependent processes in proteins and their assemblies".

July 27, 2012 - Congratulations David And Margaret On The Birth Of Your Daughter

To quote David "the longest game of hide and seek ever" brought David and Margaret their new daughter on July 26 (7#14oz). Congratulations to the new parents!

July 18, 2012 - Fond Farewell To Eric

Eric May departs to begin his independent career at UConn. He will be an assistant professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology. He goes with his own NIH grant to study aspects of Computational Studies of Early Stage Cell Entry Events by Non-enveloped Viruses. We will miss Eric, Jill and the boys, but wish them a fond farewell and expect great things from him!

July 13, 2012 - Congratulations Fly-guy Dave!

On Friday the 13th, David Braun passed his pilot exam. Who wants to fly with him?

July 2, 2012 - New Postdoc Elena Laricheva To Join Lab Later This Summer.

Elena Laricheva will join the lab as a postdoc in August. Elena did her graduate studies at Bowling Green State University. Welcome Elena!

June 19, 2012 - Welcome Michela Taufer

Former postdoc Michela Taufer, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Computer Science, University of Delaware, visited and shared her experience in developing md codes on GPUs with the group.

June 7, 2012 - Welcome K-zooer Ben Hulbert

Everyone Welcome Ben Hulbert, summer Biophysics REU from Kalamazoo College. Ben is a physics major and will be working with Garrett on CpHmd.

May 1, 2012 - Welcome Junjie Zou - Summer Inter MCDB Master's Student

Welcome aboard Junjie. Junjie will work with Bin on HdeA unfolded states this summer.

April 18, 2012 - Undergraduate Student, Omar Khan, Presents Work At UROP Spring Symposium 2012

Mentored by gradaute student Jessica Gagnon of the Brooks lab, Omar and fellow undergraduate student, Kaustubh Srivastava, investigated the effects of mutations on MLL binding to CPB.

April 10, 2012 - Congratulations Dr (Doug) Jacobsen For An Excellent Thesis Defense

Doug did an excellent job defending his thesis yesterday and now joins the rank of Ph.D.'s who have been associated with the Brooks Group. Congratulations to Doug and good luck in your new position at LBL!

April 2, 2012 - Congratulations, Michael!

Undergraduate biophysics group member, Michael Robertson, wins NSF pre-doctoral fellowship. Best of luck in graduate school.

March 5, 2012 - The Brooks Group Welcomes A New Mascot!

Congratulations to Kate, she's adopted a new group mascot - Lillie.

February 26, 2012 - Congratulations To Taehoon And His Family On The Arrival Of Their Baby Boy!

Jowoong Kim, weighing in at 8.9 lbs, was delivered this morning. Both mother and baby are healthy and getting lots of rest!

February 21, 2012 - Shanshan Receives Prestigious Barbour Fellowship

Congratulations to Shanshan for her selection as a 2012-2013 Barbour Fellow.

February 11, 2012 - Brooks-Feig Ski Day

First Annual Brooks Group - Feig Group Ski Outing at Mt Brighton. More

February 3, 2012 - Prof. Charles Brooks III Is Awarded The 2012 Hans Neurath Award

"This award recognizes an individual who has made a recent contribution of unusual merit to basic research in the field of protein science" - Protein Society

December 22, 2011 - Congratulations Jill And Eric On The Birth Of Your Son!

On December 20, Eric's and Jill's son, Preston Robert May, was born. Mother and son are doing great. Big brother David is a proud big brother.

December 14, 2011 - Congratulations To Undergrad Thesis Student, Michael Robertson For UPenn Grad School Interview.

November 28, 2011 - New Post-Doc Joins The Lab

Welcome Dr. Taehoon Kim!

November 24, 2011 - New Web Site Premiers

Thanks to Sean Law for updating the group web site. Nice job!

Nov 14, 2011 - Garrett Goh Receives ACS Chemical Computing Group Excellence Award

Congratulations, Garrett!

October 30, 2011 - Kabeer Arora Joins The Arora Family!

Tanu and Karunesh are now proud parents of a beautiful baby boy - Kabeer Arora. Mom and son are doing well, dad is wishing for more sleep - suck it up Special K. Congrats!!!!!

October 10, 2011 - Jennifer Knight Secures Position At Schrodinger, Inc.

Congratulations to Jennifer Knight. She accepted a position at Schrodinger, Inc. Shrodinger is associated with the software Glide (docking), Jaguar (quantum chemistry), DESMOND (MD, from D.E. Shaw) and a host of other software products. (Link)

September 9, 2011 - Brooks Group Efforts Published In Science

Harish and Shanshan contribute to novel structure determination of early ribosome assembly - Ribosome Assembly Factors Prevents Premature Translation Initiation by 40S Assembly Intermediates (Link)

Sept 6, 2011 - New Post-Docs Join the Lab

Welcome Dr. Alex Dickson and Dr. Sean Law

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