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. 

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 .


Amit Srivastava, pHd

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; Dept. of Computational and System Biology, University of Pittsburgh; and School of Computational Science, Korea Institute for Advance Study, Seoul.  He joined Kirmizialtin lab in March 2018 as a research scientist.

Dr. Srisvastava's work focuses on modeling the mechanical response of proteins using computer simulations.  His current research involves nucleic acid ion interactions and DNA condensation.  



Adrienne Chang

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



Hadi Saleeh


Hadi is a biology senior. His work focuses on designing  self penetrating membranes to transport miRNA across tumor cell membranes. He utilizes computer simulations coupling with experiments in collaboration with Magzoub Lab