Zan Luthey-Schulten has been selected as a Fellow of the Biophysical Society for 2019

Mary Jo Hettinger
9/17/2018 10:16:28 AM

Zaida “Zan” Luthey-Schulten is an international leader in computational biophysics and bioinformatics.  She has been selected as a Fellow of the Biophysical Society in 2019.

Zan’s early work, motivated by the discovery of magnetic field effects on chemical reactions on the first passage time description of diffusion-limited processes and polymer chain motion is now textbook material in biophysical chemistry (co-authored with Attila Szabo and Klaus Schulten).  She made important contributions to the energy landscape theory of protein folding, for example by quantitatively pinpointing the entropy-reducing role of helical structure formation.

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