Amarda Shehu serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at George Mason University, Va, USA. She holds affiliated appointments in the Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology and the Department of Bioengineering at George Mason University. She received her B.S. degree in computer science and mathematics from Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY, USA and her Ph.D. degree in computer science from Rice University in Houston, Tex, USA where she worked as an NIH Fellow of the Nanobiology Training Program of the Gulf Coast Consortia. Dr. Shehu's research contributions are in computational structural biology, biophysics, and bioinformatics with a focus on issues concerning the relationship between sequence, structure, dynamics, and function in biological molecules. Her research on probabilistic search algorithms for protein conformational spaces is supported by the NSF. Dr. Shehu was also the recipient of an NSF CAREER Award in 2012 for her research on a unifying framework for modeling protein molecules in the presence of constraints.
Biography Updated on 6 December 2012