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I am currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at New York University. My research interests broadly involve using (and developing new) techniques from statistical mechanics and computational modeling to better understand how molecular interactions give rise to large scale collective phenomena. My research interests lie at the intersection between chemistry, physics, biology, and materials science. Prior to NYU, I was a postdoctoral fellow in the James Franck Institute at the University of Chicago and a Graduate Student in Chemical Physics at Columbia University. As a postdoc, I mainly used theory and simulation to study proteins that regulate the mechanics and dynamical features of the actin cytoskeleton. During my Ph.D., I used model glass-forming liquids to study the structural origin of dynamical arrest in supercooled liquids.

Education/Academic qualification

Chemical Physics, Ph.D., Columbia University


Chemistry & Math, B.S.


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Research Output 2008 2019

Mechanical and kinetic factors drive sorting of F-actin cross-linkers on bundles

Freedman, S. L., Suarez, C., Winkelman, J. D., Kovar, D. R., Voth, G. A., Dinner, A. R. & Hocky, G., Aug 13 2019, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 116, 33, p. 16192-16197 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Microfilament Proteins
Physical Phenomena
Biological Phenomena

Plastic Deformation and Fragmentation of Strained Actin Filaments

Schramm, A. C., Hocky, G., Voth, G. A., Martiel, J. L. & De La Cruz, E. M., Jan 1 2019, In : Biophysical Journal.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Actin Cytoskeleton
Actin Depolymerizing Factors

Promoting transparency and reproducibility in enhanced molecular simulations

The PLUMED consortium, Aug 1 2019, In : Nature methods. 16, 8, p. 670-673 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Molecular Dynamics Simulation
Free energy

Insights into the Cooperative Nature of ATP Hydrolysis in Actin Filaments

Katkar, H. H., Davtyan, A., Durumeric, A. E. P., Hocky, G., Schramm, A. C., De La Cruz, E. M. & Voth, G. A., Oct 16 2018, In : Biophysical Journal. 115, 8, p. 1589-1602 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Actin Cytoskeleton
Adenosine Triphosphate

Nonequilibrium phase diagrams for actomyosin networks

Freedman, S. L., Hocky, G., Banerjee, S. & Dinner, A. R., Jan 1 2018, In : Soft Matter. 14, 37, p. 7740-7747 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Phase diagrams
phase diagrams
Self assembly