The Guenza Lab

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The Guenza Group 2015



Undergraduate Student:

Yelda Raheen

Visiting Students:

Alexander Ohnmacht – Physics Department, Constanz University, Germany.
Richard Gowers – Engineering Department, University of Manchester, UK (Paola Carbone’s group).

High School Students:

Jake Hyatt – South Eugene High School, Eugene, OR.


J. Copperman and M. G. Guenza “Predicting protein dynamics from structural ensembles” Journal of Chemical Physics, Invited Contribution for Special Topics Issue on Coarse Graining of Macromolecules, Biopolymers, and Membranes” 143, 243131-12 (2015) doi: 10.1063/1.4935575.

A. J. Clark, J. McCarty, and M. G. Guenza “Comment on Systematic and simulation-free coarse graining of homopolymer melts: A structure-based study” 143, 067101 (2015).

M. G. Guenza “Advancements in multi scale modeling: Adaptive resolution simulations and related issues” European Physics Journal Special Topics (EPJ-ST) 224, 2491 (2015).

M. G. Guenza “Thermodynamic consistency and other challenges in coarse-graining models” European Physics Journal Special Topics (EPJ-ST) in “Scale Bridging Techniques in Molecular Simulation: A critical Appraisal” L. Delle Site and C. Hartmann Ed. (2015). DOI: 10.1140/epjst/e2015-02407-x.

D. Ozog, J. McCarty, G. Grossett, A. D. Malony, M. G. Guenza “Fast equilibration of coarse-grained polymeric liquids” Journal of Computational Science 9, 33 (2015).

M. G. Guenza “Structural and thermodynamic consistency in coarse-grained models of macromolecules”  Journal of Physics: Conference Series 640,  0120091 (2015)

M. G. Guenza “Thermodynamically Consistent Coarse-Graining of Polymers” in “Coarse-Grained Modeling of Biomolecules” (Series in Computational Biophysics by Tylor & Francis Publisher, G. Papoian Ed. 2015) arXiv:1509.08546.

J. Copperman, M. G. Guenza “A Coarse-Grained Langevin Equation for Protein Dynamics: Global anisotropy and a mode approach to local complexity” J. Phys. Chem. B, Festschrift issue honoring Branka Ladanyi, 119,  9195 (2015). DOI:10.1021/jp509473z.

J. McCarty, A. Clark, J. Copperman, and M. G. Guenza “An analytical coarse-graining method which preserves the free energy, structural correlations, and thermodynamic state of polymer melts from the atomistic to the mesoscale” J. Chem. Phys. 140, 204913 (2014).

M. G. Guenza “Localization of Chain Dynamics in Entangled Polymer Melts” Phys. Rev. E 89, 052603 (2014).

E. de Lorimier, L. Coonrod, J. Copperman, A. Taber, E. Reister, K. Sharma, P. K. Todd, M. Guenza, J. A. Beglund “Modifications to toxic CUG RNAs induce structural stability and rescue missplicing in Myotonic Dystrophy” Nucleic Acid Res. 42, 12768 (2014).



Our research is supported in many ways by the National Science Foundation through the Chemistry Division (Theoretical Chemistry), the Division of Physics (Condensed Matter: Material Theory), and the computational effort is supported by the XSEDE program of NSF.

Our research has also been supported by the Petroleum Research Fund of the American Chemical Society and the University of Oregon.