Professor, Biochemistry

David Baker

Currently accepting graduate students

Protein folding
Protein structure prediction
Protein design
Our research is focused on the prediction and design of protein structures, protein folding mechanisms, protein-protein interactions, protein-nucleotide interactions, and protein-ligand interactions. Our approach is to use experiments to understand the fundamental principles underlying these problems, to develop simple computational models based on these insights, and to test the models through structure prediction and design. We strive to continually improve our methodology by iterating between computational and experimental studies.
PhD, Biochemistry, University of California – Berkeley, 1989