The Chong Lab

Department of Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh

Chong Research Group

Our focus is on the use of physics-based computer simulations to generate atomically detailed views of rare events in biology (e.g., protein folding and binding) with rigorous kinetics. These efforts involve the development of weighted ensemble rare-events sampling methods and software (WESTPA). We also develop AMBER force fields for proteins (ff15ipq) and their mimetics (ff15ipq-m).