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Glen Hocky

Assistant Professor of Chemistry


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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

    A Burst of Genetic Innovation in Drosophila Actin-Related Proteins for Testis-Specific Function

    Schroeder, C. M., Valenzuela, J. R., Mejia Natividad, I., Hocky, G. M. & Malik, H. S., Mar 1 2020, In : Molecular Biology and Evolution. 37, 3, p. 757-772 16 p.

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  • Ionic solids from common colloids

    Hueckel, T., Hocky, G. M., Palacci, J. & Sacanna, S., Apr 23 2020, In : Nature. 580, 7804, p. 487-490 4 p.

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  • Residue-Level Allostery Propagates through the Effective Coarse-Grained Hessian

    Lake, P. T., Davidson, R. B., Klem, H., Hocky, G. M. & McCullagh, M., May 12 2020, In : Journal of chemical theory and computation. 16, 5, p. 3385-3395 11 p.

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  • 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. M., Aug 13 2019, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 116, 33, p. 16192-16197 6 p.

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    Open Access
  • Plastic Deformation and Fragmentation of Strained Actin Filaments

    Schramm, A. C., Hocky, G. M., Voth, G. A., Martiel, J. L. & De La Cruz, E. M., Aug 6 2019, In : Biophysical journal. 117, 3, p. 453-463 11 p.

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