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January - December 2011

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University of Minnesota Twin Cities
College of Science and Engineering
Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

PI: Kevin D. Dorfman, Associate Fellow

Modeling DNA Dynamics

The Dorfman group focuses on understanding the structure and dynamics of DNA across a range of length and time scales through a combination of modeling and experiments. Current work ranges from capturing the complicated structure of short single-stranded DNA sequences to quantifying the dynamics of long double-stranded DNA in confined systems. The primary computational tools are Brownian dynamics, Monte Carlo, and molecular dynamics.

Group Members

Sarit Dutta, Graduate Student
Margaret Linak, Graduate Student
Abhiram Muralidhar, Graduate Student
Wes Reinhart, Undergraduate Student
Douglas R. Tree, Graduate Student
Yanwei Wang, Research Associate