Peter C. Anderson, Associate Professor

Peter C. Anderson

Peter C. Anderson,
Associate Professor

Peter Anderson joined the Physical Sciences Division of the UW Bothell School of STEM in 2013. He received a B.S. in chemistry and B.A. in French from Pacific Lutheran University in 2001 and received a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2007. Prior to coming to UW Bothell, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Washington Seattle (2007-2009) and at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, CA (2010-2013).

Teaching interests

  • Biochemistry
  • Computational methods in chemistry

Research interests

Peter’s research interests focus on computational modeling and design of proteins, peptides, and protein-ligand interactions. His current research projects include: (1) high-throughput virtual screening of compound libraries to identify novel inhibitors of pathogens that cause tropical diseases; (2) molecular dynamics simulations of proteins harboring disease-causing mutations to identify the mutations’ effects on protein structure; (3) molecular dynamics simulations of non-covalent interactions between general anesthetics and ligand-gated ion channels to probe the mechanism of action of general anesthetics; (4) predicting the stability of cellulase enzymes in ionic liquids for applications in overcoming biomass recalcitrance and bioethanol production; and (5) computational de novo design of protein biosensors that recognize and bind to specific small molecules.

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