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Debra J. Audus

Research Interests:

Protein aggregation, hydrodynamic properties

The Effect of Protein Aggregation on Hydrodynamic Properties

As a first step toward understanding the complicated system of proteins aggregating in solution, we are investigating reversible protein dimerization, which is not only the most fundamental form of protein aggregation, but is also incredibly common. Using relevant structures from the Protein Data Bank and a powerful technique for computing hydrodynamic properties called ZENO, we are able to capture changes in viscosity as proteins undergo dimerization.


Bovine Serum Albumin Dimerization


Materials Research Engineer
Materials Science and Engineering Division
Polymers and Complex Fluids Group


  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2013
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Cornell University, 2007

Phone: 301-975-4364
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