Biography of Daniel Zuckerman
Daniel M. Zuckerman is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the Oregon Health and Science (OHSU) School of Medicine, where he is also a faculty member at the OHSU Center for Spatial Systems Biomedicine. Prof. Zuckerman obtained an A.B. in the Comparative Study of Religion at Harvard University, an M.S. in Physics from UCLA working with Robijn Bruinsma, and a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Maryland working with Wolf Prize winner Michael Fisher. In 2002, Dr. Zuckerman joined the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (UPSOM) where he became a founding member of the Department of Computational &Systems Biology. He later served as department Vice Chair and as Co-Director of the joint Carnegie Mellon/University of Pittsburgh graduate program in Computational Biology, receiving the UPSOM's 2015-16 award for Distinguished Mentorship. Prof. Zuckerman became an OHSU faculty member in 2016.
Prof. Zuckerman's research addresses the nanoscale behavior of biomolecules using a range of physics-based computer simulation technologies. The research group has been active in developing novel simulation methods, in addressing conformational behavior critical to the functioning of proteins, and in studying molecular machines.
Prof. Zuckerman is the author of more than 60 peer-reviewed publications, a textbook on molecular statistical mechanics and an online book covering cellular biophysics. He has been invited to speak about his work around the country and on four continents.