- Biomedical Engineering
Design and construction of synthetic biomolecular networks, protein and RNA engineering, directed evolution, biosensors
Dr. Duan is interested in the development and application of computational methods to study the structure and dynamics of bio-molecular systems. The Duan Group focuses on understanding protein folding and aggregation, protein structure prediction, simulation method development, structure and dynamics of G-protein coupled receptors, DNA-protein interactions and computer-aided drug design. This work enhances understanding of various human diseases, including cystic fibrosis and Alzheimer’s and is considered a key step toward functional interpretation of genetic sequences in the post-genomic era.