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Dr. Payel Das

Research Scientist
IBM Thomas J Watson Research Center
1101 Kitchawan Road, 13-132D

Brief Biography:

Dr. Das completed her M.S in Chemistry from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India in 2002. She received Ph.D. in Chemistry from Rice University (with Prof. Cecilia Clementi) in 2007. Her Ph.D thesis work focuses on multi-resolution investigation of protein folding problem, for which she received the Best Graduate Research Award from Rice University. Dr. Das joined IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center in 2007 as a postdoctoral fellow. She is a research staff member at Computational Biology Center, IBM Watson since May 2010.


Academic positions:

Dr. Das is a research staff member and a principal investigator at Computational Biology Center, IBM Watson since May 2010.


Research interests:

  • Development of multi-scale models to simulate protein stability.
  • Protein folding, misfolding, and aggregation.
  • Intrinsically disordered protein regions.
  • Protein denaturation mechanism
  • Protein-protein interaction and protein-ligand binding
  • Water in biology


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