Taras Pogorelov

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Research Assistant Professor

150 Noyes Lab
Office: (217) 244-3210

Department of Chemistry
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Noyes Lab 150, Box 2-1, MC-712
600 South Mathews Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801

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Application and development of computational and theoretical methods to study biological macromolecules using frameworks of molecular dynamics, quantum chemistry, and molecular evolution. Current emphasis is on the membrane-associated phenomena, membrane-protein interactions, and protein folding.

Research Interests

We are engaged in studies of a diverse range of complex biological systems which necessitate application and development of the state-of-the art computational and theoretical methods. The common goal is to reveal mechanistic details of how the cellular environment, including cellular membranes, influence fundamental processes of signal initiation and transduction, protein folding and assembly. In a majority of themes we closely collaborate with experimental colleagues, who employ a diverse range of cutting edge methodologies.


Diploma, 1995, Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Russia (Biomedical Electrical Engineering)
M.S., 1996, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Mathematics)
Ph.D., 2006, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Chemical Physics)
Postdoc, 2009, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Quantum Chemistry)
Postdoc, 2012, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Biophysics)


Faculty Fellow, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, 2014-2015
Illinois Research Board Award, University of Illinois, 2012-2013