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Emil Alexov, Ph.D.

Professor of Biophysics and Bioinformatics
College of Science

Contact: 864-908-4796 or ealexov@clemson.edu


Who is Dr. Alexov?

Emil Alexov is a professor of biophysics and bioinformatics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. He is also an editor of various journals including the International Journal of Molecular Sciences and of Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine. Prior to joining Clemson’s faculty, Dr. Alexov was involved in many innovative projects. For example, he co-developed the Multi Conformation Continuum Electrostatics (MCCE) method, one of the most popular methods for calculating pKa’s accounting for alternative positions of the side chains, structured waters and ligands. Currently his lab is maintaining and developing DelPhi package for modeling electrostatics in proteins, RNAs and DNAs. These and other computational approaches are used to study the effects of mutations on human proteins and their association with human diseases.

For more information about Emil visit his Lab Website and SC-TRIMH Partnership.

How Dr. Alexov’s research is transforming health care

Emil is working to advance personalized medicine and the molecular mechanisms of human disease in order to more effectively prevent diseases before they even happen. He and his research team look for how DNA variants and other factors affect diseases.

News and media related to Dr. Alexov’s research

Listen to Your Genes TED talk, 2015

Clemson professor: Newborn DNA testing could save lives, WYFF 4 News, 2014

Professor’s DNA research aims to personalize medicine, CoES Featured Research, 2014

Human Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms & Disease, Gordon Research Conference, 2014 Chair


Health Research Expertise Keywords

DelPhi, Genetics, DNA Sequencing, Electrostatics, Biophysics, Bioinformatics