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Clark T

- Research Program Mentor

PhD Doctor of Philosophy


Machine Learning, Physics - (Mechanics), Applied Mathematics

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

What influence does pH have on protein folding?

The shapes or conformations that proteins adopt depends strongly on their surrounding environment. As most proteins contain ~20 unique amino acids, the heterogeneity of their sequence is by no means indicative of their most stable structure. Students can expect to learn about molecular modeling and how even minor perturbations to the system can affect both the rate and stability of a particular fold. Possible projects include writing a journal/long-form blog post, creating a video conveying your idea, or presenting a poster at a regional science fair

Coding skills

python (scikit-learn, matplotlib, etc.), Matlab, C++

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