I am no longer at the TCBG. If you need to contact me, I keep a website with my updated information. It is a bit lame now, but hopefully I will improve it over time.


Ph.D. in Biophysics and Computational Biology (2010), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois-USA
B.Sc. in Chemistry (1999) and Applied Mathematics (2000), Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima-Perú.

Research Interest

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Silica nanopores Parametrization of amorphous silica Polymeric nanopores


Publications Database Computational microscopy of the role of protonable surface residues in nanoprecipitation oscillations. Eduardo R. Cruz-Chu and Klaus Schulten. ACS Nano, 4:4463-4474, 2010. Molecular control of ionic conduction in polymer nanopores. Eduardo R. Cruz-Chu, Thorsten Ritz, Zuzanna S. Siwy, and Klaus Schulten. Faraday Discussion, 143:47-62, 2009. Ionic current rectification through silica nanopores. Eduardo R. Cruz-Chu, Aleksei Aksimentiev, and Klaus Schulten. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 113:1850-1862, 2009. Modeling transport through synthetic nanopores. Aleksei Aksimentiev, Robert K. Brunner, Eduardo Cruz-Chu, Jeffrey Comer, and Klaus Schulten. IEEE Nanotechnology, 3:20-28, 2009. Computer modeling in biotechnology, a partner in development. Aleksei Aksimentiev, Robert Brunner, Jordi Cohen, Jeffrey Comer, Eduardo Cruz-Chu, David Hardy, Aruna Rajan, Amy Shih, Grigori Sigalov, Ying Yin, and Klaus Schulten. In Protocols in Nanostructure Design, Methods in Molecular Biology, pp. 181-234. Humana Press, 2008. The role of molecular modeling in bionanotechnology. Deyu Lu, Aleksei Aksimentiev, Amy Y. Shih, Eduardo Cruz-Chu, Peter L. Freddolino, Anton Arkhipov, and Klaus Schulten. Physical Biology, 3:S40-S53, 2006. Water-silica force field for simulating nanodevices. Eduardo R. Cruz-Chu, Aleksei Aksimentiev, and Klaus Schulten. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 110:21497-21508, 2006.

Before joining TCBG:

Dynamic influences on a high-affinity, high-specificity interaction involving the C-terminal SH3 domain of p67phox. Dutta K, Shi HH, Cruz-Chu ER, Kami K and Ghose R. Biochemistry, 43:8094-8106, 2004.

Reversal of negative charges on the surface of Escherichia coli thioredoxin: pockets versus protrusions. Mancusso R, Cruz E, Cataldi M, Mendoza C, Fuchs J, Wang H, Yang X, Tasayco ML. Biochemistry , 43:3835-3843, 2004.