Amaro, Rommie
Computational Chemistry and Biophysics

Contact Information
Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Director, National Biomedical Computation Resource
Chemical Biology & Drug Design, Senior Editor
XSEDE User Advisory Committee member
Co-Director, Drug Design Data Resource

Office: Urey Hall 3234
Phone: 858-534-9629
Email: ramaro@ucsd.edu
Web: amarolab.ucsd.edu nbcr.ucsd.edu drugdesigndata.org
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Education
2005 Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1999 B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Appointments
2011-2014 Assistant Professor, UC San Diego
2009-2011 Assistant Professor, Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Computer Science, and Chemistry, University of California, Irvine
2000-2001 Associate Research Engineer, Kraft Foods, Inc.
Awards and Academic Honors
2015
San Diego 78th District Woman of the Year
2013
ACS Division of Computers in Chemistry OpenEye Outstanding Junior Faculty Award
2012
Hellman Fellow
2012
Chu Lectureship, Idaho State University
2010
Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
2010
NIH New Innovator Awardee
2006
NIH Ruth Kirschstein Postdoctoral Fellow
2002
NCSA Performance Capability Champion Award
1999
UIUC All-Campus Teaching Award, Outstanding Teacher of Freshman (General Chemistry)
Research Interests
The Amaro lab is broadly concerned with the development and application of state-of-the-art computational and theoretical techniques to investigate the structure, function, and dynamics of complex biological systems. At the interface of chemistry, biology, physics, and pharmacology, our research integrates both applied and basic science components, with goals to bridge the interface between basic and clinical research. Fundamental enzymological and drug discovery studies are tightly coupled to a wide range of biochemical and biophysical experiments that allow us to engage in dynamic and exciting collaborations with various experimental labs.
Primary Research Area
Physical/Analytical Chemistry
Interdisciplinary interests
Computational and Theoretical
Biophysics

Outreach Activities
http://biochemcore.ucsd.edu
Selected Publications