Heather Carlson, Ph.D.

CCMB Affiliate Faculty
Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, College of Pharmacy
Professor of Chemistry, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Areas of Interest

Dr. Carlson focuses on understanding protein-ligand complexes through molecular mechanics simulations, quantum mechanics calculations, and database mining. Her lab has two major goals: (1) developing new methods that incorporate protein flexibility into computer-aided drug design and (2) creating Binding MOAD (Mother of All Databases), the definitive database for protein-ligand recognition. Keywords for research in her laboratory include structure-function relationships, molecular recognition, drug design, database, and biophysics.

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