Debra Ragland

Genetics and Biochemistry Department

Office: 93 Poole Agricultiral Center
Phone: 864-656-3831


 Educational Background

PhD Structural Bioinformatics
University of Massachusetts Medical School 2016


I received my B.S. in chemistry from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, NC in 2011 and my PhD in structural bioinformatics from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, MA in 2016. My research focus was drug resistance in patient-derived HIV-1 protease variants bearing a high number of mutations in an effort to find more effective ways to improve structure based drug design.

 Research Interests

Structural Biology, Computational Biology, Bioinformatics