Alumni (Fellow)

Charles McAnany

Jefferson Arts and Sciences Dissertation Year Fellow
Shawnee, Kansas
B.S. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (2012)
Ph.D. University of Virginia (2017)
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences


Charles McAnany received his Ph.D. research on protein oligomerization and dynamics from the Department of Chemistry in December 2017. His research touches on many fields, including high-performance computing, the origin of life, heart disease, and biomaterials. McAnany has published papers in Molecular Simulation, PLOS Computational Biology, The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, and Biomacromolecules. Charles has also presented three posters on his research at the Biophysical Society Meeting. In 2018, he taught a new course on computational biology, and he is now pursuing a faculty position at a primarily undergraduate institution. Charles plans to continue his research on protein oligomerization well into the future.

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