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I am fascinated by the complexity of cellular DNA repair, particularly the role of DNA polymerases, like polymerase β, which mastermind the insertion of the correct nucleotide into a gap in one strand of dual stranded DNA. I use modern computational chemistry methods, such as molecular dynamics simulations, free energy calculations, and quantum mechanical calculations on active site models to investigate the details of the polymerase β catalytic mechanism.
I am also interested in the use of computer simulations and graphical animations to help students visualize and comprehend the rather abstract models of reality at the atomic/molecular level that have been developed by physicists and chemists over the last century.
Worldwide, nearly a billion people are afflicted with hookworms, an intestinal parasite that causesSeminar With Dr. Patrick Hrdlicka
Have Lunch with Dr. Hrdlicka and Dr. Kroll starting at 11am, followed by the seminar in SDr. Kim Published In Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
Chemistry lecturer Young Kim has been involved in a project at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, F