The Chodera lab combines expertise in theory, computation, and automated biophysical experiments to transform physics-based simulations into predictive models of drug binding, dynamics, and selectivity.


Photo Credit: Peter Hellberg

John D. Chodera, PhD

email: john.chodera@choderalab.org / tel: 646.737.3319 / twitter: @jchodera / ORCID 0000-0003-0542-119X
Assistant Member, Computational Biology Program, Sloan Kettering Institute

Assistant Member, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Assistant Professor, Physiology, Biophysics, and Systems Biology Program,
Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences
Scientific Advisory Board, Schrödinger

CV | NIH Biosketchgoogle scholar citations ]
 


Current group members


POSTDOCS


 

Sonya Hanson, DPhil

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW

kinase inhibitor selectivity; simulation and experiments of kinase inhibitors; laboratory automation; biophysical experiments; paper-based microfluidics
email: sonya.hanson@choderalab.org / tel: 646.888.3594
CV | website | science blog | twitter | google scholar citations ]


 

Levi Naden, Ph.D.

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW // MERCK kgga postdoctoral research fellow

alchemical binding free energies; automated free energy workflow; large-scale chemical space exploration; efficient reweighting techniques; GPU computing
email: levi.naden@choderalab.org / tel: 646.888.3594


GRADUATE STUDENTS


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Patrick Grinaway

Weill Cornell PHYSIOLOGY, BIOPHYSICS, AND Systems BIOLOGY GRADUATE STUDENT
Entry year: 2012

Design of allosteric modulators of Ras; distributed computing research; laboratory automation systems and biophysical experiments
email: patrick.grinaway@choderalab.org / tel: 646.888.3729


Chaya Stern

Tri-I Chemical Biology graduate student
Entry year: 2013 // NSF GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOW

Probing dynamics of GPCRs through massively parallel simulation and single-molecule experiments
email: chaya.stern@choderalab.org / tel: 646.888.3052


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Ariën Sebastiaan (Bas) Rustenburg

Weill CornelL Physiology, Biophysics, and Systems Biology graduate student
Entry year: 2013

Protonation state effects in kinase-small molecule interactions; advanced techniques for isothermal titration calorimetry;
email: bas.rustenburg@choderalab.org / tel: 646.888.3473

[ CV |  Google Scholar Citations ]



 

Mehtap Isik

Tri-I CHEMICAL BIOLOGY GRADUATE STUDENT // Doris J. Hutchison Fellow (2017-2018)
Entry year: 2014


email: mehtap.isik@choderalab.org / tel: 646.888.3729 / ORCID: 0000-0002-6789-952X


Rafal Wiewiora

Tri-I CHEMICAL BIOLOGY GRADUATE STUDENT // DoD Horizon cancer award recipient
Entry year: 2014

Conformational dynamics of histone lysine methyltransferases (HKMTs) and chemical probe design, molecular dynamics on Folding@home, Markov State Modeling
email: rafal.wiewiora@choderalab.org / tel: 646.888.3729 / ORCID: 0000-0002-8961-7183

[google scholar citations | linkedin]


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Steven Albanese

Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Entry year: 2014

Kinase inhibitor selectivity and resistance; modeling mTOR hyperactivating mutants; biophysical experiments
email: steven.albanese@choderalab.org / tel: 646.888.3527 / ORCID: 0000-0003-0973-5030

[google scholar citations | CV]


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Andrea Rizzi

Tri-I COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE GRADUATE STUDENT
Entry year: 2014

Physics of covalent inhibitors-kinase interactions and kinetics; QM/MM simulations; alchemical free energy calculations
email: andrea.rizzi@choderalab.org / tel: 646.888.3475 / ORCID: 0000-0001-7693-2013


 

Josh Fass

Tri-I COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE GRADUATE STUDENT
Entry year: 2014

MSM construction; Optimization of cell-free expression using machine learning
email: josh.fass@choderalab.org / tel: 646.888.3729 / ORCID 0000-0003-3719-266X


FORMER MEMBERS


Gregory Ross, DPhil

FORMER POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW

Current position: Free Energy Senior Scientist, Schrödinger

websitegoogle scholar citations ]


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Julie M. Behr

Tri-I Computational Biology and Medicine graduate student


 

Lucelenie Rodríguez-Laureano

FORMER LABORATORY TECHNICIAN / LAB MANAGER

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photo Credit: Mitya Ku

Daniel L. Parton, DPhil

FORMER Postdoctoral research fellow

Current position: Lead Data Scientist, Bardess Group

[ google scholar citations | LinkedIn ]


Kyle A. Beauchamp, PhD

FORMER Postdoctoral research fellow

Current position: Computational Research Scientist, Counsyl

google scholar citations | LinkedIn ]


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Jan-Hendrik Prinz, PhD

FORMER Postdoctoral research fellow

Current position: Digital Solution Architect, Keylight GmbH

google scholar citations | LinkedIn ]


Sarah E. Boyce, PhD

FORMER Postdoctoral research fellow

Current position: Senior Scientist, Drug Discovery Applications GroupSchrödinger.

[ LinkedIn ]


Antonia S. J. S. Mey, PhD

Former summer visiting graduate student

Current position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Julien Michel Group, University of Edinburgh

website | google scholarLinkedIn ]


Rosa Luirink, MSc

FORMER SUMMER VISITING GRADUATE STUDENT


Currently PhD candidate at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


Guillermo Pérez Hernández, PhD

FORMER SUMMER VISITING postdoctoral research fellow

Current position: Staff Scientist, Frank Noé group, Freie Universität Berlin

[ ResearchGate ]


ADMINISTRATIVE RESEARCH ASSISTANT


Ashleigh Fowlkes

email: fowlkesa@mskcc.org  / tel: 646.888.3459