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Nikolay Dokholyan

Professor of Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Biomedical Engineering


  • College of Medicine
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Engineering Science and Mechanics

R120 Pharmacology


Research Website

Interest Areas:

Molecular modeling and simulations, molecular engineering, drug discovery, molecular etiologies of neurodegenerative diseases, network physics, statistical mechanics






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