Faculty Scholars

Faculty Scholar Scott Barkowski, Ph.D. at  Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina

SC-TRIMH Research Team Member logo, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

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 Edior-in-Chief of the Journal of Computational Biophysics and Chemistry, and editor for Genes, PLOS Computational Biology and many others. Currently his lab is maintaining and developing DelPhi package for modeling electrostatics in proteins, RNAs and DNAs. Furthermore, his lab developed numerous tools for predicting effect of mutations on protein stability and binding, including protein-DNA binding. These and other computational approaches are used to study the effects of mutations on human proteins and their association with human diseases. The newest investigations include a search for revealing genetic signature of human opioid addiction, and understanding molecular effects caused by pathogenic mutations.

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