Christopher Lockhart, Ph.D.
Founder and Chief Scientist
Chris received a Ph.D. in bioinformatics and computational biology from George Mason University in 2015. Since then, he has worked as a postdoctoral researcher and adjunct faculty member at that same university. His work has focused on use of replica-exchange molecular dynamics simulations to explore the thermodynamic properties of Aβ peptides, the putative cytotoxic compounds of Alzheimer’s disease.
Elucidating molecular mechanisms of biological molecule is an inherently challenging task due to many highly correlated degrees of freedom and the lack of a significant number of strong interactions. Chris’ goal is to devise algorithms to utilize enhanced sampling techniques and sophisticated algorithms to attack problems in an intelligent and directed way.