The Team



Dr. Kirmizialtin received his PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Texas, Austin in 2007. Upon completion of his doctoral work Dr. Kirmizialtin joined Prof. Ron Elber’s group at the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, UT-Austin where he continued his research, first, as a postdoctoral fellow and, later, as a research associate. At the Elber lab, Dr. Kirmizialtin’s work focused on Molecular Dynamics simulations of long time scale dynamics of conformational transitions.

From 2013 to 2015 Dr. Kirmizialtin worked at the Los Alamos National Laboratories as an Associate Research Scientist in Theoretical Biology and Biophysics. In 2015 Dr. Kirmizialtin joined the NYU, Abu Dhabi faculty as assistant professor in Chemistry .


HADI Saleh

Hadi is a biology senior at NYUAD. His work focuses on miRNA transport accross tumor cell membranes using computer simulations in our lab in collaboration with Mazin Lab where he works the experimental part of the project. 



Adrienne Chang

Adrienne is a chemistry senior major research interest in extending time scale of molecular dynamic simulations. She applies her algorithms to study RNA conformational dynamics and enzyme kinetics.  



Amit Srivastava, PhD


Dr. Srisvastava is a Research Scientist with research interest in modelling the mechanical response of proteins using computer simulations.  His current research involves in nucleic acid ion interactions and DNA condensation.  

Dr. Srivastava has received his Phd from the Department of Physics, Banaras Hindu University, India. He has worked as a postdoctoral associate at the Dept. of Biotechnology Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel; Dept. of Bioinformatics and Genomics Studies, University of North Carolina, USA; Dept. of Computational and System Biology, University of Pittsburgh, USA; School of Computational Science, Korea Institute for Advance Study, Seoul.  He joined Kirmizialtin lab in March 2018.