Matthew P. Harrigan

I am a PhD student in the Department of Chemistry at Stanford University. I work with Vijay Pande to study protein dynamics through computation.

We use and develop tools like OpenMM for GPU-accelerated molecular dynamics and MSMBuilder with MDTraj for cutting-edge, statistically-motivated analysis.

My research interests include: accelerated sampling, solvent dynamics, and ion channels.

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Molecular dynamics offers atom-level resolution of biological systems at biological timescales. I’m investigating accelerated sampling schemes and using simulation to study novel systems of interest.

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With bigger systems and longer simulations, aggressive analysis is needed to make sense of this fire hose of timeseries data. We’re using ideas from statistics and machine-learning to construct meaningful models of protein dynamics.

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