Interns in this geographically-distributed REU program have the opportunity to participate in research using the Rosetta Commons software. The Rosetta Commons software suite includes algorithms for computational modeling and analysis of protein structures. It has enabled notable scientific advances in computational biology, including de novo protein design, enzyme design, ligand docking, and structure prediction of biological macromolecules and macromolecular complexes.
Students learn the inner details of the PyRosetta and community coding environment. Students research in a molecular modeling and design laboratory, developing new algorithms and discovering new science. Interns are mentored by faculty and graduate interns.
"Engineering antibodies with enhanced properties"
“Glycoengineering for immunotherapy and biofuels”
“Modeling and designing RNA at high resolution”
“Breaking symmetry in the computational design of self-assembling protein nanomaterials”
“Enzyme design for environmental remediation”
…and many more