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Electrostatics of the GABA(A) receptor pore

Project Information

bash, domain-specific, molecular-dynamics, namd, programming, programming-best-practices, programming-languages-and-software-support, Researcher-facing, scripting, slurm
Project Status: In Progress
Project Region: CAREERS
Submitted By: Galen Collier
Project Email: grace.brannigan@rutgers.edu
Project Institution: Rutgers University–Camden
Anchor Institution: CR-Rutgers
Project Address: 303 Cooper St
Camden, New Jersey. 08102

Mentors: Galen Collier
Students: Jesse Sandberg

Project Description

The coronavirus E protein is an ion channel in the membrane envelope that is important for maintaining viral shape as well as conducting ions. We aim to run coarse-grained and atomistic molecular dynamics simulation of E proteins, in order to test two distinct hypotheses for how the protein shapes the membrane. The student would both run simulations using open-source, highly developed existing packages, and write their own analysis and signal processing code.

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Project Information

bash, domain-specific, molecular-dynamics, namd, programming, programming-best-practices, programming-languages-and-software-support, Researcher-facing, scripting, slurm
Project Status: In Progress
Project Region: CAREERS
Submitted By: Galen Collier
Project Email: grace.brannigan@rutgers.edu
Project Institution: Rutgers University–Camden
Anchor Institution: CR-Rutgers
Project Address: 303 Cooper St
Camden, New Jersey. 08102

Mentors: Galen Collier
Students: Jesse Sandberg

Project Description

The coronavirus E protein is an ion channel in the membrane envelope that is important for maintaining viral shape as well as conducting ions. We aim to run coarse-grained and atomistic molecular dynamics simulation of E proteins, in order to test two distinct hypotheses for how the protein shapes the membrane. The student would both run simulations using open-source, highly developed existing packages, and write their own analysis and signal processing code.

Additional Resources

Launch Presentation: