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Joseph A. Morrone is engaged in the application and development of molecular simulation techniques in the fields of biophysics and chemistry. In particular, he is interested in the development of novel techniques that exploit the separation of time scales in complex processes, and applying them to study biomolecular motion and association. This work can lead to the design of novel therapeutics and improve our understanding of protein folding and aggregation.
Before joining IBM, Morrone was a Junior Research Fellow in the Laufer Center for Physical and Quantitative Biology at Stony Brook University. He obtained his Ph.D. from Princeton University, his B.S. from New York University, and completed his postdoctoral training at Columbia University. Highlights of his past work include uncovering how nuclear quantum effects impact hydrogen bonds and how molecular scale hydrodynamics and slow fluctuations associated with hydrophobic interactions influence the kinetics of self-assembly. He has co-authored numerous publications and his research has been featured in the New Scientist and the Water in Biology blog.