Teresa Head-Gordon

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Chancellor’s Professor, Department of Bioengineering,
Department of Chemistry,
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

274C Stanley Hall
Mailcode 1762
510-666-2744
thg@berkeley.edu

For more information, see: http://thglab.berkeley.edu/

Research Interests

My research program encompasses the development of general computational and experimental methodologies applied to biochemistry and biology in the areas of water and aqueous hydration, protein folding, structure prediction, protein complexes, membrane proteins, and non-disease and disease protein aggregation. I have also been involved in local and national service, education, and training, which extends to promoting and developing the blueprint for computational biology and biophysical research for the future.

Education

  • 1984-1989 Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, Theoretical Chemistry
  • 1979-1983 B.S., Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, Chemistry

Major Awards

  • 2011-present Editorial Advisory Board Member, Theoretical Chemistry Accounts
  • 2009-2010 Li Ka Shing Foundation Women in Science Research Award
  • 2009 Keynote Speaker. MM2009, Surfers Paradise, Queensland Australia
  • 2009 MasterWorks Talk, Supercomputing 2009, Portland, Oregon
  • 2009-2011 Editorial Advisory Board Member, Journal of Physical Chemistry
  • 2007 Keynote Speaker. Maria Goeppert-Mayer Symposium, San Diego, California
  • 2007 Plenary Lecture. International Workshop on Molecular Structure and Dynamics of Interfacial Water, Shanghai, China
  • 2006 Clare Hall Faculty, UK
  • 2005-2006 Schlumberger Medal and Sabbatical Fellow at Cambridge University
  • 2004-2008 Editorial Board Member for the SIAM book series on Computational Science and Engineering
  • 2003-2006 Editor, Biophysical Journal
  • 2003-present Editorial Advisory Board Member, Journal of Computational Chemistry
  • 2001 IBM-SUR Award for Research in Computational Biology

Professional Experience

  • 2012-present   Member of the Pitzer Center for Theoretical Chemistry
  • 2012-present   Professor, Department of Chemistry, UC Berkeley
  • 2011-present   Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, UC Berkeley
  • 2007-present   Professor, Department of Bioengineering, UC Berkeley
  • 2004-2007 Associate Professor, Department of Bioengineering, University of California, Berkeley
  • 2003-present Research Council Member, University-Industry Cooperative Research Program
  • 2001-present Faculty affiliate of QB3 Institute
  • 2001-present Department Head of Computational Structure Group, Physical Biosciences, LBNL
  • 2001-present Member of Applied Sciences and Technology Group, University of California, Berkeley
  • 2001-present Member of Bioengineering Graduate Group, University of California, Berkeley
  • 2001-present Member of Biophysics Graduate Group, University of California, Berkeley
  • 2001-2004 Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering, University of California, Berkeley
  • 1992-2000 Staff Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • 1990-1992 AT& T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey, Postdoc