The David and Lorraine Freed Undergraduate Research Symposium: Steven Stinson

Steven Stinson
"A Time-Series Analysis of the effect of Protein Flexibility on Binding Cavity Shape"
Department: Computer Science and Engineering
Advisor: Professor Brian Chen


Abstract:
Proteins are complex molecules of which much work has been done in order to find ways to analyze their structure. However, structural analysis of proteins is limited by representations of proteins as rigid structures. In order to provide a more accurate view of proteins as fluid, flexible structures, we run distributed simulations to generate many snapshots of each protein. With this, we will attempt to analyze the differences in structure to see if we can determine any influence on the binding preferences on these proteins.

About Steven:
Steven Stinson is a junior Computer Science major in the P.C. Rossin School of Engineering and Applied Science at Lehigh University. He has been performing research as an independent effort with Professor Brian Chen in Structural Bioinformatics for over a year. This summer he will be interning at Amazon.com, Inc. Steven is seeking careers in software development in the future.

Research Poster

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Undergraduate Research Symposium Results

Congratulations to this year's
winner of the Symposium:

Nadia Krook, "In Vitro Examination
of Poly(glycerol sebacate)
Degradation Kinetics: Effects of
Porosity and Cure Temperature"

2nd Place: Isaac Lavine

3rd Place: Michael Beddow
and Matthew Tessitore

People's Choice: Corrin Pimentel


"Turning The Tables On Learning"

Dean David Wu's latest contribution in the February 25, 2013 issue of the Brown & White covered a variety of topics, including the Undergraduate Research Symposium's impact on past graduates.