Dr. Cieplak develops atomistic molecular simulations and bioinformatics methods for analysis of proteolysis phenomena.
Dr. Piotr Cieplak earned his Ph.D. in quantum and physical chemistry from the Department of Chemistry, University of Warsaw, Poland in 1988.
Piotr Cieplak's Research Focus
Dr. Cieplak main scientific interest is focused on: a) developing methods and protocols for atomistic molecular simulations for normal and modified proteins, nucleic acids and their complexes, including complexes with drugs, and b) developing bioinformatics methods for analysis of proteolysis phenomena. He is co-author of highly cited and successful versions of additive and non-additive, polarizable AMBER force fields used in molecular dynamics simulations of biologically relevant systems.
About Piotr Cieplak
Dr. Piotr Cieplak earned his Ph.D. in quantum and physical chemistry from the Department of Chemistry, University of Warsaw, Poland in 1988. In 1995, from the same Department he earned the D.Sc. (habilitation) degree in theoretical and physical chemistry. In the Chemistry Department, University of Warsaw he held various positions including associate professor position. He performed a postdoctoral work and was also a visiting professor, in various periods of time, in the Pharmaceutical Chemistry Department at University of California, San Francisco.
In 2005 Dr. Cieplak joined Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, where he is currently a Research Associate Professor.