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Vincent Voelz, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry
Temple University, Philadelphia PA

Contact

240 Beury Hall
1901 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: (215) 204-1973  Fax: (215) 204-1532
email: voelz@temple.edu

Education

Ph.D. University of California-San Francisco. Biophysics, 2007. 
B.S. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. Physics, 1999.

Experience

Vijay Pande Laboratory, Stanford University 2007-2011
Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Chemistry.  Molecular simulation of protein folding using the Folding@Home distributed computing platform
Graduate Group in Biophysics, University of California-San Francisco 2001-2007
Ken A. Dill, Ph.D. Thesis Adviser.  Thesis: Zipping and Assembly as a Protein Folding Principle
2002 Graduate Rotation with Irwin “Tack” Kuntz:  Molecular information theory
2001 Graduate Rotation with Ron Vale:  Single-molecule TIRF spectroscopy
David D. Thomas Laboratory, University of Minnesota 1999-2001
        Junior Scientist, Molecular dynamics simulation and EPR spectroscopy of spin-labeled myosin

Industry

Head Computational Scientist, Simprota Corporation, San Francisco, CA 2008-2010
Computational design of biodetection peptides; simulation and design of peptoid heteropolymers

Service

Member, Developmental Therapeutics Program, Fox Chase Cancer Center, 2012-present
Member and Symposium organizer, Computational Research On Owlsnest (CROO), Temple University, 2012-present
Member, Institute of Computational Molecular Science, 2011-present
Member, American Chemical Society, 2010-present
Member, Biophysical Society, 2002-present
Journal reviewer, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, Journal of Computational Chemistry, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Journal of Chemical Physics, PLOS Computational Biology, Biophysical Jounral
Participant, Undergraduate Research Program, Temple University, 2012-present
Judge, George Washington Carver Science Fair, 2012
Awards and Fellowships
Burroughs Wellcome Interfaces in Science Graduate Fellowship, 2003-2005
Honorable Mention, NSF Graduate Fellowships, 2003
UCSF Graduate Group in Biophysics Admissions Committee, 2003
Honorable Mention, NSF Graduate Fellowships, 2002
IT Honors Program, University of Minnesota, Magna cum laude, 1999
Minnesota Supercomputing Institute Undergraduate Researcher, 1994-1995
University of Minnesota Institute of Technology Honors Program Research Scholarship, 1993-1994

Teaching

2014 Physical Chemistry I (Chem 3301), Temple University
2013 Biophysical Chemistry (Chem 3405), Temple University
2011-2013 Quantum Chemistry (Chem 5301), Temple University
2006 Teaching Assistant/Lecturer, Mathematical Biology "Bootcamp", UCSF
2002 Teaching Assistant, Foundations of Mathematical Biology, UCSF
1993-1994 Teaching Assistant, University of Minnesota Talented Youth Math Project (UMTYMP)

Invited Talks

2014

American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, August 2014.  “Molecular simulation and kinetic network models: new tools for designing peptidomimetics”

2013

American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 2013.  “Using Markov state models to study the effects of sequence perturbations on protein folding”
Fox Chase Cancer Center, February 2013. “New molecular simulation approaches for protein folding and peptidomimetic design.”

2012

University of the Sciences, Philadelphia PA, December 3, 2012.  “New molecular simulation approaches to study protein folding”
American Chemical Society Annual Fall Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August 2012.  “Computational modeling of peptoid folding”
8th Annual Peptoid Summit,  Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley Lab, Berkeley, CA, August 2012.  “Prediction and design of peptoid folders: Progress and Challenges”
First Annual Folding@home Symposium, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, May 2012.  “Computational prediction and design of peptoid foldamers”
Fox Chase Cancer Center/Temple University Retreat, May 2012.  “New directions in molecular simulation for folding, binding and design”
Owlsnest Townhall Meeting, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, March 2012.  “Protein Folding Simulations on Owlnest”

2011  

American Chemical Society 241st Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA, March 2011. "Peptide and peptidomimetic design using molecular dynamics simulation"
Biophysical Society Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, March 2011. Platform session: "Markov State Models of Millisecond Folders Reveal A New View of the Folding Reaction"
Michigan State University, Dept. of Physics, Lansing, MI, February 2011. "Using theory and experiment to tame the complexity of protein folding"
University, of Southern California, Dept. of Physics, Los Angeles, CA, January 2011. "Using theory and experiment to tame the complexity of protein folding"

2010  

Temple University, Dept. of Chemistry, Philadelphia, PA. November, 2010. "Markov State Models of Millisecond Folders Reveal A New View of the Folding Reaction"
Zymeworks, Inc., Vancouver, BC. October, 2010. Recent progress in predicting allostery and thermostability
CECAM Workshop on Protein Folding Dynamics: Bridging the Gap between Theory and Experiment. Lausanne, Switzerland. October, 2010. "Markov State Models of Millisecond Folders Reveal A New View of the Folding Reaction"
7th Annual Peptoid Summit, Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley Labs. August, 2010. "Molecular Simulations of Peptoids: Can Existing Forcefields Do The Job"
American Chemical Society National Meeting. Computers in Chemistry Division, Advances in Conformational Sampling Session. San Francisco, CA, March 2010. "Molecular simulation of ab initio protein folding for a millisecond folder NTL9(1-39)"

2009

Simbios Seminar, NIH center for Biomedical Computation at Stanford University. Stanford, CA, November 2009. "Using distributing computing and GPU simulation to study protein unfolded states and folding dynamics."
Pacific Symposium in Biocomputing 2009, Hawaii. "A Multiscale method for sampling nascent peptide chains in the ribosomal exit tunnel."
Poster Presentations
Biophysical Society 57th Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, February 2013. "Examining protein sequence perturbations with Markov State Models”
American Chemical Society 241st Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA, March 2011. "Peptide and peptidomimetic design using molecular dynamics simulation"
Protein Dynamics Gordon Research Conference, Ventura, CA, January 2010. "Molecular simulation of ab initio protein folding for a millisecond folder NTL9(1-39)"
BCATS, 2008, Stanford, CA, November 2009. "Molecular simulation of ab initio protein folding for a millisecond folder NTL9(1-39)"
Proteins Gordon Research Conference, Holderness, NH, July 2009. "Dynamic heterogeneity and residual structure in unfolded states of protein L"
Keynote Symposium on Protein Dynamics, Allostery and Function. Keystone, CO, June, 2009. "Dynamic heterogeneity and residual structure in unfolded states of protein L"


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