John Russo

  • PhD Student, Biomedical Engineering, Zuckerman Lab, School of Medicine


I completed an undergraduate concentration in astrophysics at Bucknell University, where I did research simulating plasmid transmission in bacterial populations. I then attended University of Delaware, where I performed research under Dr. Edward Lyman. There, I worked with molecular dynamics simulations and developed methods to simulate fluorescence correlation spectroscopy measurements from simulated particle trajectories, which we used to analyze protein diffusion in lipid bilayers. I'm now a PhD student and member of the Zuckerman Lab at OHSU, where I am developing methods for analyzing molecular dynamics trajectories.


  • B.S., 2017, Bucknell University
  • M.S., 2019, University of Delaware

Areas of interest

  • Simulation
  • HPC
  • Markov models
  • Weighted ensemble
  • Molecular dynamics
  • Computational Biology


Selected publications

  • J. D. Russo, "Diffusion in Complex Membranes: Bridging experiment and theory through simulation," 2019, Masters Thesis, University of Delaware, Newark
  • M. A. Day, M. R. Clement, J. D. Russo, D. Davis and T. H. Chung, "Multi-UAV software systems and simulation architecture," 2015 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS), Denver, CO, 2015, pp. 426-435, doi: 10.1109/ICUAS.2015.7152319.


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