About Us

Arjan  van der Vaart

Arjan van der Vaart

Arjan van der Vaart
Associate Professor and Associate Chair


Office: IDRB 206A
Phone: (813) 974-8762
Lab: IDRB 206



Biophysical / Computational Chemistry

Our reserach focuses on computer simulations of biomolecular systems. We are particularly interested in coupled binding - folding processes of DNA-binding proteins and in the conformational dynamics of kinases and bacteriological toxins. We also develop new computational methods to push simulations to longer time scales and larger system sizes.

Current Funding

View our currently funded projects here.

Graduate Students

Iman (Seyedmahmoudreza) Keshavarz, Paul Orndorff