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Professor Collin M. Stultz

Professor Collin M. Stultz | RLE Bio | RLE Video

Professor Collin M. Stultz is a principal investigator in the Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is a Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) Department and in the Institute for Medical Engineering and Sciences (IMES).  Professor Stultz conducts research to understand conformational changes in macromolecules and the effect of structural transitions on common human diseases. His research group employs an interdisciplinary approach that utilizes techniques drawn from computational chemistry, signal processing, and basic biochemistry.

Professor Stultz received the AB from Harvard College in 1988, and the MD from Harvard Medical School as well as a PhD in Biophysics from Harvard in 1997. He is a board certified internist and cardiologist.  An alumnus of the Harvard-MIT program in Health Sciences and Technology (HST), Professor Stultz is on the faculty of both HST and MIT's Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He is a member of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. Among his honors are being a recipient of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award in Biomedical Sciences and the James Tolbert Shipley Prize.


Sarah Boman, Chemistry

Sarah is a postdoctoral associate in the Stultz and Drennan groups.  Her research involves the elucidation of structural and mechanistic details of the nickel-dependent transcription factor NikR.  NikR belongs to a family of transcriptional regulators that function in gram-negative bacteria to regulate cellular nickel homeostasis.  Sarah is investigating the role of NikR in Helicobactor pylori by using complementary experimental and computational techniques.

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Graduate Students

Orly Ullman, MIT Chemistry


Orly is a graduate student in the Chemistry department at MIT. Orly's research
focuses on the Alpha Synucelin protein and its involvemen tin Parkinson's disease. She uses computational modeling in order to model the conformational
states of wild-type alpha synuclein and mutants associated with the early onset of Parkinson's disease. Orly hopes to find conformation states that are more prone to
aggregation as initial step towards designing therapies that specifically target these conformations.




Thomas Gurry

Thomas is a graduate student in the Computational and Systems Biology program at MIT. He is interested in studying intrinsically disordered proteins, which present unique physical challenges due to their relatively 'flat' energy landscape and are key protagonists in a number of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. He hopes that, by probing the conformational space of such proteins using a variety of computational and theoretical tools in combination with experimental data, he can construct structural ensembles of the proteins in question which could aid the rational design of drug molecules specifically targeting particular regions of conformational space.






Undergraduate Students

Jonathan Birjiniuk picuture    
Molly Schmidt    
Kaustav Gopinathian    
Other Personnel

Arlene Wint

Administrative Assistant


Munishika Kalia    
Mathura Sridharan   Consultant
Gordon Lu   Medical Student
Elaine Gee   Post-doctoral fellow at Wyss Institute, Harvard University
Charles Fisher   Post-doctoral fellow at BU
Sophie Walker    
Priya Parayanthal   Business Analyst at McKinsey & Company
Joyatee Sarker   MDPhD student at Indianapolis
Ramon Salsas-Escat   Industry
Christine Phillips-Piro   Post-doctoral fellow, Berkeley / Faculty in Chemistry at Franklin & Marshall College
Paul Nerenberg Post-doctoral fellow, Berkeley / Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics, Clairmont McKenna College
Austin Huang   Post-doctoral fellow, Brown Univ. / Assistant Professor of Resarch at Brown
Christian Schubert   Post-doctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School
Amelia Thomas  

Graduate student, Tufts Univ.

Jennifer Lin   Working at Google
Jane Lu   Working at Google
Veena Venkatachalam   MD/PhD Student at Harvard Medical School
William Wyatt   MIT Undergraduate
Anjali Muralidhar   MIT Undergraduate
Steven Pennybaker   MIT Undergraduate
Nebiyat Tsegaye   MIT Undergraduate
Joy Okpala   MIT Undergraduate
Frank Yang    
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