Professor, Department of Bioengineering
Rice University, USA
Ariel Fernandez is the Karl F. Hasselmann Chaired Professor of Bioengineering at Rice University, USA. He earned his PhD from Yale University in 1984, fasted awarded PhD at Yale. He has published over 300 peer reviewed papers, several book chapters and is the author of a book on rational drug design “Transformative Concepts for Drug Design: Target Wrapping”, Springer, 2010. He has accrued a teaching experience spanning almost 30 years, served as reviewer to all major journals in molecular biophysics and to NIH special panel on centers of excellence in systems biology. Amongst his various accolades he received the Camille and Henry Dreyfus TeacherScholar Award, the Alexander von Humboldt Award and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship. He is an honorary member of Collegium Basilea Switzerland and editor of Frontiers in Bioscience, Encyclopedia of Bioscience, Journal of Biological Physics and Chemistry Basel, Switzerland etc..
Molecular basis of drug specificity, Transformative concepts in drug design, Nonadaptive origin of interactome complexity, Translational medicine, Molecular Theranostic Engineering, Protein folding as a many-body problem.