Professor of Biophysics and Bioinformatics
College of Science
Contact: 864-908-4796 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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
DelPhi, Genetics, DNA Sequencing, Electrostatics, Biophysics, Bioinformatics