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Professor Collin M. Stultz

Professor Collin M. Stultz
cmstultz@mit.edu | 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, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology and he is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology. Among his honors are being a recipient of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award in Biomedical Sciences, the NSF Career Award, and the James Tolbert Shipley Prize.

   
POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS AND SCIENTISTS
     
 

Sarah Boman, Chemistry

sejb@mit.edu

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.

     
     
  Virginia Burger
     
 

Daniel Arenas

djarenas@unf.edu

Daniel is a visitor in the Stultz group. He is developing models to extract the conformational entropy from small angle x-ray scattering data of proteins in solution. An interesting scientific question is how does the sampling of different conformations affect the biological role, or pathogenicity, of a protein. The first step to answer this question is to find a quantifiable measure of entropy, and how many conformations the protein samples in solution, so that we can compare these values to the biological roles.

     
 

Diego Nolasco

nolasco@mit.edu

Diego is a visiting scientist in the Research Laboratory of Electronics at MIT. He is interested in developing research about multi-target intrinsically disordered peptides/proteins. He uses replica exchange molecular dynamics to construct free energy landscapes in order to investigate conformational changes that allow functional flexibility and selectivity. Diego hopes to construct knowledge that will provide the necessary basis that will ultimately support the rational design of multi-target and selective drugs.

     
Graduate Students
     
 

Yun Liu, HST MEMP

liuyun@mit.edu

Yun is a PhD candidate in the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology department. He is co-supervised by Professor John Guttag, and works on improving predictive models in medicine using machine learning. Examples of problems that he has worked on include predicting death after an acute coronary syndrome using long-term physiological recordings such as the electrocardiogram and predicting the first incidence of various diseases using medical billing records.

     
     

Undergraduate Students

     
Molly Schmidt    
     
Kaustav Gopinathian    
     
Other Personnel
   
 

Arlene Wint

Administrative Assistant

 

   
     
Alumni
Linder Candida DaSilva   Professor, Portal da Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso
     
Thomas Gurry   Post-doctoral fellow, Eric Alm group
     
Orly Ullman    
     
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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