Carlos Xavier Hernández is a PhD student in the Biophysics Program at Stanford University. He works with Vijay Pande, studying the molecular evolution of proteins and how it affects their structure, dynamics, and function.
Carlos graduated from Columbia University, where he majored in Applied Mathematics. There, he worked with Raul Rabadan and Stephen Goff studying RNA viruses. He has also spent time investigating chemokine receptors with J. Andrew McCammon at UCSD.
When it comes to proteins, sequence gives rise to function. However, it has become increasingly clear that proteins with wildly different sequences can yield quite homologous three-dimensional structures....
Molecules are small. Too small to be observed directly, in fact. In order to overcome this, Molecular Dynamics (MD) can be used to computationally model whole systems of molecules, like proteins, in atomistic detail....
Markov State Models
Markov state models (MSMs) are a powerful means of modeling the structure and dynamics of molecular systems, like proteins. An MSM is essentially a map of the conformational space a molecule explores....
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Title Author(s) Journal Citations Year 1 MDTraj: a modern, open library for the analysis of molecular dynamics trajectories RT McGibbon, KA Beauchamp, MP Harrigan, C Klein, JM Swails, ... Biophysical Journal 109 52 2015 2 Markov state models provide insights into dynamic modulation of protein function D Shukla, CX Hernández, JK Weber, VS Pande Accounts of chemical research 48 (2) 42 2015 3 Structure‐based network analysis of an evolved g‐protein coupled receptor homodimer interface SE Nichols, CX Hernández, Y Wang, JA McCammon Protein Science 4 2013 4 MSMBuilder: Statistical Models for Biomolecular Dynamics MP Harrigan, MM Sultan, CX Hernandez, BE Husic, P Eastman, ... bioRxiv 2 2016 5 Osprey: Hyperparameter Optimization for Machine Learning RT McGibbon, CX Hernández, MP Harrigan, S Kearnes, MM Sultan, ... The Journal of Open Source Software 1 1 2016 6 Understanding the origins of a pandemic virus CX Hernández, J Chan, H Khiabanian, R Rabadan arXiv preprint arXiv:1104.4568 1 2011 7 MSMExplorer: Data Visualizations for Biomolecular Dynamics CX Hernández, MP Harrigan, MM Sultan, VS Pande The Journal of Open Source Software 2 (12) - 2017