2010 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Chemistry
Supported by: Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Mentor: Vijay Pande, Professor of Chemistry

Jeremy Lai is about to begin his sophomore year studying chemistry and computer science. This summer, Jeremy worked on building Markov State Models for protein folding systems to explore the general nature of protein folding. There has been much interest in determining if protein folding is directed by a set of independent folding units or by the entire system. Jeremy's research hopes to settle this issue.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 25, 2010:

Using Markov State Models to Study the Folding of Protein Fragments

Jeremy D. Lai, Vincent A. Voelz, Vijay S. Pande
[Chemistry, Stanford University]