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Laboratory of Molecular & Thermodynamic Modeling

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Room 2208 Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building

Professor Jeffery Klauda's research group focuses on the use of molecular simulations and thermodynamic modeling to describe the function, dynamics, and physical properties of cellular membranes (proteins, lipids, cholesterol, etc.) and gas hydrates (energy storage and carbon dioxide sequesterization). Current projects include studies on the structure, binding, and transport of substrates and enzymes; cholesterol transport mechanisms via the sterol sensing protein Osh4; gas hydrates as a natural energy source, storage medium for CO2 and hydrogen, and greenhouse gas sink and emitter; and secondary active transporters' roles as transmembrane gatekeepers for cells.