David is a postdoctoral researcher in the Healthcare and Life Sciences division under Ruhong Zhou. He started as an intern before being converted to a postdoc in 2017. His research focuses on using molecular modeling techniques to characterize biomolecules and design advanced therapeutics.
David received his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. His dissertation work focused on developing a coarse-grained model for RNA structure prediction. His other projects have included developing a membrane diffusion model, computing binding affinities for host-guest systems, and investigating toxicity mechanisms of nanoparticles.
His current research interests include multiscale modeling, characterizing intrinsically disordered proteins, small peptide immunotherapies, nanotoxicity, and therapeutic biologics.