UTSA Alamo CIMA Mentor
Dr. Liao Chen
In Silico and In Vitro Experiments on Water Channel Proteins
In silico experiments range from visualizing molecular structures of cell membranes and channel proteins to building atomistic models to running simulations on supercomputers. The objectives are to elucidate physics of biological systems and to build bridges from the stochastic dynamics of atoms to the functional behavior of cells. In vitro experiments involve observing and measuring how cells swell and lyse under control to validate the theoretical predictions from in silico experiments.