Ryan Wilkins has recently joined the CUBE3 project as a doctoral fellow.
Ryan comes from Canada, where he recently finished his M.Sc. in Biophysics at the University of Guelph. His Master’s thesis focused on the development of a molecular simulation algorithm to accurately calculate macroscopic standard state chemical potentials and activity coefficients in electrolyte solutions using molecular dynamics simulations. His B.Sc. thesis in Physics from Memorial University of Newfoundland focused on the statistical mechanics of protein resilience to insertion and deletion mutations using Monte Carlo simulations.
In the CUBE3 project, Ryan will be using his extensive educational background in computational physics, biochemistry, and statistical thermodynamics to predict mutations which allow enzymes to adapt to colder environments using molecular simulation.