Congratulations to Shilpa! Her research project “The Evolution of Beta-Lactamase Enzymes” has been approved and funded by SMU Engaged Learning program!
Congratulations to Joon for being selected to give a poster AND oral presentation about his work in nitric oxide (NO) autoxidation on the next SMU Research Day, Wednesday, February 25, 2015!
Our collaborative paper about chemiluminescent with Professors Lippert's and Bauer's groups was accepted and currently in press on Chemical Science (Impact factor 8.6). Among coauthors from our group, Catherine Jiang is a high school student. Joon Yong Moon is an undergraduate student.
Congratulations to Yao, who successfully defended her master thesis on December 4, 2014!
Our first protein allostery paper about a novel simulation approach (rigid residue scan) developed in our group was just accepted by J. Phys. Chem. A: link
Peng was awarded Sam Taylor Fellowship.
Rob gave an oral presentation at the ACS Southwest Regional Meeting (SWRM), Fort Worth, TX on November 22: “Using Rigid Body Molecular Dynamics to Explore Key Residues of Protein Allostery”.
Joon presented a poster about his research at the ACS Southwest Regional Meeting (SWRM), Fort Worth, TX on November 21: “Computational Investigation of Nitric Oxide Autoxidation Intermediates: N2O4 and N2O3”.
Peng gave an oral presentation at the ACS Southwest Regional Meeting (SWRM), Fort Worth, TX on November 19: “Application of rigid body dynamics in free energy simulation and protein allostery”.
Peng gave a seminar in the Department of Chemistry at the Texas Christian University on November 13: “Computational Enzymology: QM/MM, Free Energy and Allostery”.
Jenna Kleiman was selected as SMU Summer Research Assistant Fellowship for her joint research project with Professor David Son about unimolecular micelles simulation using CHARMM. Congratulations!
Hongyu Zhou joined the group as a graduat student. Welcome Hongyu!
Congratulations to Rob who became a dad on July 22.
The group had a great time at Burleson Park close to SMU on June 12. Check it out on facebook.
Congratulations to Mark Honrales, Jenna Kleiman, Shilpa Kudva, Joon Yong Moon, and Phuong Nguyen for being selected as SMU Summer Research Assistantships. Jenna will work on a joint project with Professor David Son. Shilpa will work on a joint project with Professor John Buynak. We also congratulate Camille Biard for being selected as a SMU Hamilton Summer Research Scholar.
Peng presented a poster at DFW Young Investigator's Symposium on January 25, at the University of Texas at Arlington. Camille, Joonyong, Rob, and Yazen also attended the symposium.
Yazen has been invited to present his Engaged Learning presentation to the Engaged Learning Advisory Council on January 29 during their meeting.
Camille will present her work on chemiluminescence at the annual SMU Research Fair, between 10:30am 12:30pm on Feb. 26th in the Hughes-Trigg Forum.
Yazen will present his work on nitric oxide in the Spring Engaged Learning Symposium (Thu, Feb 6, 2014 at 9:10am in Hughes-Trigg Forum).
Both Camille's and Mark's applications for a research project in our group were approved and funded by SMU Engaged Learning program! Congratulations, Camille and Mark!
Tao research group's computational allocation at Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) was increased to 300,000 hours of supercomputing times.
Rob Kalescky joined the group as a postdoctoral researcher. Welcome Rob!
Shilpa Kudva joined the group. Welcome Shilpa!
We held our first group lunch on 20th at Cisco Grill!
Shilpa Kudva will join the group next semester. Welcome Shilpa!
Jong Yong Moon joined the group. Welcome Jong!
Congratulations to Profs. Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel as the 2013 Nobel laureates in Chemistry. Their theoretical and methodology development work in computational chemistry and biology has made our research in computational enzymology possible!
Phuong Nguyen joined the group. Welcome Phuong!
Mark Honrales joined the group. Welcome Mark!
Camille Biard and Ashleigh Miller joined the group as joint undergraduate researchers with Prof. Alex Lippert. Welcome Camille and Ashleigh!
Yazen's application for a research project in our group was approved and funded by SMU Engaged Learning program! Congratulations, Yazen!
Yazen Abusad joined the group as an undergraduate researcher. Welcome Yazen!
Tao research group was rewarded 100,000 hours of supercomputing times from Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC).
Yao just arrived at the campus from China. We welcome her to the group.
Peng will help to organize the 25th Austin Symposium on Molecular Structure and Dynamics at Dallas, March 1-4, 2014.
The incoming graduate student, Yao Zhang, will join the group in the Fall semester, 2013. Welcome Yao!
Robert Kalescky will join the group as a postdoctoral researcher soon. Welcome Rob!
Peng started his position at SMU in August 2013.