Physiology & Biophysics

Wonpil Im, PhD
Professor and Holder of the Presidential Endowed Chair in Health, Science and Engineering
Lehigh University
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Bethlehem , PA Phone: 610-758-4524

Research Interests

  • Biomaterials
  • Biophysics
  • Computational Bioengineering
  • Modeling of Biological Systems
  • Molecular Bioengineering

Research in Dr. Im's group is focused on the applications of theoretical/computational methods to chemical and physical problems in biology and material science.

Specific research interests are:

·    Protein/peptide interactions with/in biological membranes
·    Transmembrane-induced signaling and regulation
·    NMR structure calculation & refinement
·    Modeling and simulation of glycoconjugates (
·    Bacterial outer membranes and interactions with proteins
·    Protein-ligand and protein-protein interactions (G-LoSA)

In addition, Dr. Im and his group are involved in developing the biomolecular simulation program CHARMM and its user interface CHARMM-GUI as well as ST-analyzer, a general graphical user interface toolset for simulation trajectory analysis.

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