Looking for Undergraduates!

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The Durrant lab is looking to recruit undergraduate volunteers ASAP! We develop and apply cutting-edge computational methods to simulate how small molecules (i.e., “ligands”) bind to proteins. The goal is to find ways of identifying new leads and molecular probes for use in drug discovery and basic-science research. Skills with Python and web programming (e.g., Javascript, html, etc.) are certainly useful. Current projects focus on visualizing molecules (“video games with proteins”), using machine learning to predict how drugs/probes bind to their protein targets, and creating a web-app framework to make Durrant-lab software more accessible for end users. If you’re interested in the interface between biology and computer science, take a look at (https://durrantlab.com)[https://durrantlab.com] and contact Jacob Durrant at durrantj@nullpitt.edu to schedule a chat. Thanks!