The Laboratory of Computational Biology

Bernard Brooks, Ph.D., Chief

Sections

The Laboratory is organized into three sections and one facility, each led by a principal investigator. A brief overview of their work is given here, and you can find out more in the web pages for each section.


Computational Biophysics Section

Dr. Bernard Brooks

The Computational Biophysics Section (CBS) consists of researchers who both develop simulation and modeling techniques and apply them towards the study of problems of biological significance. Techniques employed include; molecular dynamics, quantum and molecular mechanics, ab initio analysis of small molecule structures, molecular modeling, and electron microscopy image analysis.


Membrane Biophysics Section

Dr. Richard Pastor

The Membrane Biophysics Section (MBS) is a group of researchers who use diverse theoretical methods combined with high performance computing to investigate the properties of lipid membranes and related molecular assemblies. The section operates under the direction of Dr. Richard Pastor; the group joined the NIH/NHLBI Laboratory of Computational Biology (LCB) in 2006, after 20 years in FDA/CBER's Laboratory of Biophysics.


High Performance Computing Section

Dr. Bernard Brooks

The High Performance Computing Section (HPCS) maintains and supports all the infrastructure of hardware and software of the LoBoS cluster that allow researchers of the laboratory to use high performance computing to investigate biological processes. The section operates under the direction of Dr. Bernard Brooks.