Liao Y. Chen Research Lab

(listed here)
in silico experiments of proteins in near-physiological environments and in vitro assays to verify theoretical predictions

TOYS (software)
Free to academic researchers: hSMD for computing the Gibbs free energy of binding reproducibly and at low computing costs.
Source code and scripts are available (clicking) here along with all the files for an example study of the Ras-RalGDS binding problem.
TOYS (hardware)
Supercomputers Stampede, Lonestar V, and Maverick accessed via the UTRC network
Seven Dell Precision Workstations with nVidia Quadro Kepler/Pascal GPUs (in AET 3.202C)
Three Dell Power Edge Rack Servers with Kepler/Pascal GPUs (in shared server room AET 3.205A)
(in FLN 3.2.28 and BSE 2.402)
Spectrophotomer for hemolysis assays
Microfluidic system for cellular assays
Stopped flow spectroscopy for cellular assays and protein interactions
Quench flow for membrane transport characteristics


Liao Y Chen, PhD (Professor)

Huiyun Liang, PhD, Research Scientist

Roberto A Rodriguez, BS, MS, (PhD Candidate)

Michael Falato (Undergraduate researcher)

Currently recruiting a postdoc in computational biophysics.
Interested to join?
If driven by the science we are doing, email Liao \dot Chen \at utsa \dot edu

former members

Thierry O Wambo, BS, MS, PhD (went to BAE Systems, Congrats, Dr. Wambo!)

Oscar Villarreal (Graduate Researcher), PhD (went to MD Anderson, Congrats, Dr. Villarreal!)

Nicolas P Villareal, Undergraduate researcher (summer intern), went to UT Austin

Joseph I Garcia, Undergraduate researcher (summer intern)

Lili Yu (Research Scientist) returned to Yancheng, China

Ahlam Bohassan (Graduate Researcher)

Brandon Calabro (Graduate Researcher)

Changhong Yi, PhD (Research Scientist, returned to Shangdong)

Shada Alsharif (Graduate Researcher, went to Tabuk)

Zenab Alabadi (Graduate Researcher, went to Saudi Arabia)

David Bastien (Graduate Researcher, went to Boston)

Yubo Zhang (Graduate Researcher, went to Vienna)

Adrian Alvarado (Undergraduate Researcher, went to Valero)

Hugo Espejel (Undergraduate Researcher, went to Vanderbuilt)

Yubao Cui, PhD (Postdoc Researcher, went to Clemson)

Derek Mendez (Undergraduate researcher, went to Stanford)

Guodong Hu (Graduate Researcher, went to Dezhou)

Last updated March 1, 2018