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Dr. Joseph Baker

Assistant Professor


B.S. University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Ph.D. University of Arizona
Postdoctoral The Center for Multiscale Theory and Simulation (CMTS) at The University of Chicago

Research keywords:

molecular dynamics simulation; computational biochemistry; bacterial infection

Research interests:

Dr. Baker’s research interests center around building computer models of biomolecular complexes and studying their structure and dynamics using large-scale computer simulations run on high-performance CPU and GPU computing resources. In particular, his current research interests involve modeling and simulating bacterial proteins implicated in the development of antibiotic resistance and in the process of host-cell binding during infection in order to better understand how to design more effective treatments against disease.

Teaching interests:

Dr. Baker’s teaching interests are in the areas of computational chemistry and physical/quantum chemistry. He is also especially interested in teaching at the interface of the disciplines of physics, chemistry, and biology (for example, soft condensed matter and biophysical chemistry).

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Contact Information
Science Complex Room C101
Personal Website