Center for Biophysics and Quantitative Biology

Emad Tajkhorshid

J. Woodland Hastings Endowed Chair in Biochemistry
Professor of Chemistry
Professor of Bioengineering
Professor of Biophysics and Quantitative Biology
Director of NIH Biotechnology Center for Macromolecular Modeling and Bioinformatics
Full-time Faculty at Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology

Computational studies of transport of molecules across biological membrane; structure-function relationship of membrane channels and transporters; Lipid-mediated regulation of binding and function of peripheral proteins

Research Interests

Research Description

Research Labs
Computational Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
Theoretical and Computational Biophysics


B.S., 1989, Tehran University
Ph.D., 2001, University of Heidelberg
Postdoc., 200-2003, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment Award, 2015