Group Members


Davis Zakary

Current Undergraduate Student

current undergraduate
Jonathan.d.zakary [ at ]

Research Interests:

  • Non-Canonical Amino Acids
  • Computational Protein Design & Analysis
  • Machine Learning

Research Description:

I study computational peptide design in areas that concern drug development and discovery. Specifically, I focus on non-canonical amino acids and their potential to drastically increase the available sidechain conformational space. A larger conformational space enables creation of novel therapeutics with greater binding affinity than the body’s naturally occurring proteins. Such therapeutics can be used to modulate abnormal protein-protein interactions and consequently eliminate the symptoms of many diseases.


Mentored by Oanh Vu

  • Research Projects
  • Publications