Ana Damjanovic

Ana Damjanovic

Assistant Research Professor

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Research Interests: Ion Channels, Protein And Membrane Electrostatics

Education: PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Ana Damjanovic received her Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In the lab of Prof. Klaus Schulten she focused on understanding the quantum physics of photosynthetic light harvesting. She continued to work on photosynthesis during her first postdoc in the lab of Prof. Graham Fleming at UC Berkeley. She did her second postdoc at Johns Hopkins University where she studied internal ionizable groups through molecular dynamics simulations. Currently Ana is studying ion channels, as well as protein and membrane electrostatics.


I am interested in understanding charge and information transfer in biological systems. In recent projects I have focused on protein and membrane electrostatics, as well as biophysics of ion channels. I use a variety of computational tools, e.g., those based on molecular dynamics as well as machine learning approaches. I also work on developments of new computational methods, e.g., tools for protein pKa value predictions.


Introduction to Computing

Molecular Dynamics Simulations