Gabriel Costa Da Hora
Ph.D. Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, University of Utah
gabriel.hora [at] utah.edu
Gabriel joined the Swanson Group in the Fall of 2019 with a B.Sc., M.Sc. and PhD in Chemistry (2016) from the Department of Fundamental Chemistry of the Federal University of Pernambuco (Brazil). Gabriel has experience in the fields of quantum chemistry, molecular-based biochemistry and computational biochemistry, development of coarse-grained force fields and modeling of biomaterials such as cell membranes, peptides, polymers. His current research interests are focused on multi-scale approaches to characterize biophysical processes, like membrane permeation and the mechanism of action proteins. The goal is to apply enhanced sampling methods (metadynamics, umbrella sampling, simulated annealing) to explore the rough energy landscapes to understand the behavior of biological processes.