Sandra Byju

Graduate Student, Physics, Northeastern University

My work focuses on molecular dynamics of large-scale biomolecular assemblies. I adopt the simplified structure-based models, for which the Whitford group is well known, to study the changes in the energy landscape of the ribosome, which is the sole producer of proteins in the cell. More specifically, I study the conformational rearrangements and dynamics during the early translocation stages of protein elongation using SBM and molecular dynamics simulations.