overview

  • Dr. Chapagain is a Professor in the Department of Physics at Florida International University, specializing in biological physics. His research focuses on the computational investigations of biomolecules and he has extensively published on various topics of biophysics including protein aggregation, exploring novel antimicrobial compounds against antibiotic-resistant pathogens, membrane interactions and dynamics of viral proteins of emerging viruses such as Ebola and Marburg viruses and more recently SARS-CoV-2. He has developed an excellent research infrastructure in computational biophysics at FIU with external funding from the NSF, NIH, DoD, and industry partners. He has been recognized by teaching and research awards, including the 2019 Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award. Dr. Chapagain has a highly successful record of teaching and mentoring both graduate and undergraduate students.

research interests

  • Dr. Chapagain specializes in biological physics. His research focuses on the computational investigations of biomolecules and he has extensively published on various topics of biophysics including protein aggregation, exploration of novel antimicrobial compounds against antibiotic-resistant pathogens, membrane interactions, and dynamics and function of various proteins of emerging viruses such as Ebolavirus and Marburgvirus, and more recently SARS-CoV-2. He has developed an excellent research infrastructure in computational biophysics at FIU with external funding from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense and industry partners.

selected publications

full name

  • Prem Chapagain

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