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Biomolecular Modeling and Design Lab 

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Our Research

We use physics and engineering approaches to understand molecular mechanisms of immunology, develop disease models, and design new drugs and molecular sensors for autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. We call this area of research immunophysics and immunoengineering. Our research is highly cross-disciplinary, utilizing a blend of molecular-level and systems-level science, and collaborations with researchers working on cell and tissue levels and in vivo studies. A prime focus of our work is on the development of affordable potential pharmaceuticals for rare diseases.

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Our Latest Paper is Published in Biophysical Journal
Our latest paper with title "Molecular Mechanisms of Macular Degeneration Associated with the Complement Factor H Y402H Mutation", by Reed Harrison and Dimitrios Morikis, is now published online in Biophysical Journal. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bpj.2018.12.007. The paper proposes a novel mechanism for the involvement of a…
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New BioMoDeL Publication in Frontiers in Physics
A new BioMoDeL paper is published in Frontiers in Physics - Biophysics. The citation is: Zewde N, Mohan RR, Morikis D (2018) Immunophysical evaluation of the initiating step in the formation of the membrane attack complex, Frontiers in Physics 6:130 (17 pages). DOI: 10.3389/fphy.2018.00130.
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BioMoDeL undergraduate student researcher, Jaya Vengadesan, presented her work at SCCUR
Bioengineering senior and BioMoDeL undergraduate researcher, Jaya Vengadesan, presented a poster of her work at the 2018 Southern California Conferences for Undergraduate Research (SCCUR, https://www.sccur.org/). The title of her poster was "Evasion of Complement System Immune Response by Neisseria Meningitidis, through the…
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BMC Blog Series

Introducing the
Editor-in-Chief for BMC Biophysics,
Q&A with Professor Dimitrios Morikis, by Alison Cuff

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Biophysical Society Newsletter

Professor Morikis, Biophysicist in Profile, Biophysical Society Newsletter, April 2016

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BeneFunder Profile

How can physics and engineering improve immunology? 

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