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Copyright Rensselaer: Angel E. Garcia
Research Focus:

Biological Physics

Current research in biological physics emphasizes both molecular and cellular biological physics.

Theoretical and Computational Biological Physics

We perform theoretical and computer simulation studies of the dynamics and statistical mechanics of biological molecules. The aim of this research is to understand the folding, dynamics and stability of biological molecules. Research interests include pressure effects on protein stability, the hydrophobic effect, protein aggregation, enzyme catalysis, DNA and RNA structure and dynamics, and protein/membrane interactions. 

Cellular Biological Physics

Cellular biological Physics is represented by a project that measures the motion of single cells in culture by a novel electrical method. The aim of this research is to characterize cells, their interactions with surfaces, and to measure the effects of various chemical agents on cell motility.


Angel E. García and Ingrid Wilke
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