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Lab Members

Dr. Anupam Banerjee

PhD in Bioinformatics, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Research Interests: Computational protein engineering, Structural bioinformatics.

Dr. Mary Cheng

PhD in Chem Eng, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Research Interests: Modeling, medicinal chem, ion transport, protein-lipid interactions.

Zakaria L.Dahmani

Pre-doctoral Researcher
Masters' in Bioinformatics for Drug Design, Universities of Paris, Strasbourg and Milan
Research Interests: Prot struct dynamics, Conformation sampling algorithms, Data science applied to drug dev, Cryo-EM model.

Dr. Pemra Doruker

Senior Scientist
PhD in Chemical Engineering, Bogazici University, Turkey
Research Interests: Comp struct biol, Protein dynamics and interactions, Multi-scale modeling and simulation

Dr. Burak Kaynak

Research Scientist
PhD in Physics, Bogazici University, Turkey
Research Interests: Mathematical and Computational Physics; Multi-scale modeling and stochastic simulation

Dr. JiYoung Lee

Research Scientist
PhD in Phys, Pohang U of Sci and Technol
Research Interests: Mol Pharmacol, Drug Discovery, and Comp Biophys.

Sophie Liu

Undergraduate Researcher
Pursuing Bachelor's in Comp Bio at CMU
Research Interests: Structural biology, protein dynamics, comp bio.

Awishi Mondal

Masters Summer Intern
M.Sc. in Biophys and Molec Bio, Rajabazar Science College, University of Calcutta
Research Interests: Finding structure-function relationship of proteins using computational tools, Protein-Protein Interactions, and Drug designing

Anna Reinhard

Bahar Lab Administrator, Assistant to the Chair
BA Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Duties: Provides project management and research administration support to the Bahar Lab.

Satyaki Saha

Masters Summer Intern
M.Sc in Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Research Interests: Protein Dynamics, Drug Discovery, Protein-drug interactions

Behrgen Smith

TECBio Student
Undergraduate, Biomolecular Engineering, Milwaukee School of Engineering
Research Interests: Structural biology, drug discovery, comp bio

Bently Wingert

PhD Student in CMU/Pitt Comp Biol
MS Biochemistry, Iowa State University
Research Interests: Drug discovery and dynamics of intrinsically disordered protein domains

Haotian "Frank" Zhang

PhD Student in CMU/Pitt Comp Biol
Bachelors- Pharmaceutical Science. From: China Pharmaceutical University in Nanjing, PRC.
Research interests: new drug development

Yan Zhang

PhD Student in CMU/Pitt Comp Biol
MS in Pharmaceutical Sci, U of Pittsburgh, USA
Research Interests: Mesoscale modeling.