Arieh Warshel

Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences
Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

Theoretical Chemistry and Biophysics

Ph.D., 1969, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
M.S., 1967, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
B.S., 1966, The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

Office: SGM 406
Phone: (213) 740-4114

Research Focus

We develop and use advance computer simulations to elucidate the functions of key biological molecules, with an overarching goal to help alleviate human suffering. Our methods help to elucidate how chemical reactions are catalyzed by enzyme and to progress in enzyme design. We also use our simulations to study the action of very large biological molecules, including molecular motors, ion channels and systems that control signal transduction in the cell. Additionally, we focus a significant effort on computer aided drug design and on fighting drug resistance.