David B. Wells
Loomis Laboratory of Physics
1110 West Green Street
Urbana, IL 61801-3080
I received my B.S. in physics from the University of Washington in 2005 and my Ph.D. in physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in 2012. My main interests are in nanopores and simulation techniques. I helped develop the grid-steered molecular dynamics (G-SMD) technique, and added it to the NAMD simulation package. I have studied DNA through the protein alpha-hemolysin, and am currently working on simulating DNA in inorganic nanopores and nanochannels.
- Stretching and controlled motion of single-stranded DNA in locally heated solid-state nanopores." ACS Nano 7:6816-24 (2013). "
- Slowing down DNA translocation through a nanopore in lithium chloride." Nano Lett 12:1038-44 (2012). "
- Modeling and simulation of ion channels." Chem Rev 112:6250-6284 (2012). "
- Assessing graphene nanopores for sequencing DNA." Nano Letters 12:4117-4123 (2012). "
- Optimization of the molecular dynamics method for simulations of DNA and ion transport through biological nanopores." Methods Mol Biol 870:165-86 (2012). "
- Modeling nanopores for sequencing DNA." In DNA Nanotechnology: Methods and Protocols, edited by Giampaolo Zuccheri and Bruno Samori, 317-358. Vol. 749. Methods Mol. Biol. 749., 2011. "
- Mechanical properties of a complete microtubule revealed through molecular dynamics simulation." Biophys J 99:629-37 (2010). "
- Exploring transmembrane transport through alpha-hemolysin with grid-steered molecular dynamics." J Chem Phys 127:125101 (2007). "