Project abstract for group dorfmank

Modeling Polymer Structure and Dynamics

The Dorfman group focuses on understanding the structure and dynamics of polymers, in particular DNA, across a range of length and time scales through a combination of modeling and experiments. On the engineering side, understanding the dynamics of DNA has many important applications in genomics. On the scientific side, DNA serves as a model system for investigating the basic physical properties of semiflexible polymers. The group uses a range of simulation techniques, including Monte Carlo methods, Pruned-Enriched Rosenbluth Methods, and Brownian dynamics, to accurately predict the ensemble-averaged behavior required for specific applications.

A bibliography for papers acknowledging MSI resources is attached.