Currently William and Janet Lycan Professor of Chemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), Zaida (Zan) Luthey-Schulten received a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Southern California in 1969, a M.S. in Chemistry from Harvard University in 1972, and a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University in 1975. From 1975 to 1980 she was a Research Fellow at the Max-Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Goettingen, and from 1980 to 1985 a Research Fellow in the Department of Theoretical Physics at the Technical University of Munich. Her research interests, pursued via the Luthey-Schulten Group at the UIUC School of Chemical Sciences, include the evolution of translation, origins of life, physical bioinformatics, predication of protein structure and function with QR profiles, docking with steered molecular dynamics, VMD/Multiple alignment evolutionary analysis tools, and protein folding with a particular interest in hybrid molecular dynamics.
Zaida Luthey-Schulten


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