SBU PhD Student Selected to Attend 63rd Lindau Nobel Laureate-Young Researcher Meeting
Student to post regular blog updates from Lindau, Germany June 30 – July 5
Jun 27, 2013 - 3:45:00 PM
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At Stony Brook, Hauser is conducting his research at the Laufer Center under the direction of Carlos Simmerling, a Professor of Chemistry and Associate Director of the Laufer Center. Hauser grew up in Riviera Beach, Florida where, at an early age, he sought to understand DNA and chemistry as he was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy limb girdle, a mild genetic disease. He pursued his B.Sc. in Chemistry at the University of Florida where he worked in Dr. Adrian Roitberg's lab as an undergraduate student and later worked in Dr. Rodney J. Bartlett's lab as a post-baccalaureate student. Hauser joined the Simmerling Lab at Stony Brook in 2009, and since then has secured three fellowships. His most recent fellowship, a NIH National Research Service Award, funds his current project which seeks to understand how the information in DNA is controlled by researching the mechanism of protein-DNA binding and recognition using atomistic molecular dynamics simulations.
On track to receive his PhD in 2014, Hauser’s ultimate goal is to develop and apply enhanced sampling techniques, more accurate force fields, and computer science machinery while collaborating across fields to solve important biological, biomedical and chemical problems.
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