Peter Kasson

Peter Kasson

Professor of Chemistry and Biomedical Engineering

Dr. Kasson is an international leader in the study of biolgoical membrane structure, dynamics, and fusion, with particular application to how viruses gain entry to cells. His group performs both high-level experimental and computational work – a powerful combination that is critical to advancing our understanding of this important problem. His publications describe inventive approaches to the measurement of viral fusion rates and characterization of fusion mechanisms, and to the modeling of large-scale biomolecular and lipid assemblies. He has applied these insights to the prediction of pandemic outbreaks and drug resistance, with particular attention to Zika, SARS-CoV-2, and influenza pathogens in recent years. See for more information.

Research Focus Areas:
  • Biochemicals
  • Bioengineering
  • Bioinformatics
  • Health & Life Sciences
  • High Performance Computing
  • Machine Learning
  • Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Biomechanics
  • Nanomaterials
  • Public Health
  • Systems Biology

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