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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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Actin Cytoskeleton Medicine & Life Sciences
Actins Chemical Compounds
Actin Depolymerizing Factors Medicine & Life Sciences
Actinin Medicine & Life Sciences
Actomyosin Chemical Compounds
liquids Physics & Astronomy
filaments Physics & Astronomy
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Research Output 2008 2019

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

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

Actin Filament Strain Promotes Severing and Cofilin Dissociation

Schramm, A. C., Hocky, G., Voth, G. A., Blanchoin, L., Martiel, J. L. & De La Cruz, E. M., Jun 20 2017, In : Biophysical Journal. 112, 12, p. 2624-2633 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Actin Depolymerizing Factors
Actin Cytoskeleton
Cryoelectron Microscopy
Molecular Dynamics Simulation

A Versatile Framework for Simulating the Dynamic Mechanical Structure of Cytoskeletal Networks

Freedman, S. L., Banerjee, S., Hocky, G. & Dinner, A. R., Jul 25 2017, In : Biophysical Journal. 113, 2, p. 448-460 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Actin Cytoskeleton
Computer Simulation