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Professor, Ph.D., 2001
Yale University: Computational Biology; Drug Design

Rob Rizzo works in Computational Structural Biology. His research group seeks to understand the atomic basis for molecular recognition for specific biological systems involved in human disease such as HIV/AIDS, cancer, and influenza with the ultimate goal of developing new and improved drugs.  Computational methods are used to model how molecules interact at the atomic level with a given drug target.  The resultant 3D structural and energetic information is used to quantify and rationalize drug-binding for known systems and to make new predictions.

Office: Mathematics Tower 1-111
Phone: 631-632-9340