Bevan & Brown Lab
Bevan & Brown Lab

Bevan + Brown Bio

Who We Are

Dr. David R. Bevan

Professor of Biochemistry

 

 
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Research interests focus on the application of computational molecular modeling to elucidate the relationship between structure, function, and dynamics of biomolecules. Techniques routinely applied include homology modeling, molecular docking, and molecular dynamics simulation. Several biomolecular systems under investigation include the amyloid beta-peptide, G-protein coupled receptors, HIV envelope glycoprotein, and sphingosine kinases. Specific research interests involve enzyme design, protein-ligand binding affinities, and the relationship between structural dynamics and function.



2017 - College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Outstanding Faculty Graduate Student
2017 - Virginia Tech Academy of Faculty Leadership
2016 - College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Diversity Enhancement Award Mentor
2013 - Outstanding Dissertation Advisor, STEM Area, Virginia Tech
2013-present - Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Virginia Tech
1986-2013 - Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Virginia Tech
1980-1986 - Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Virginia Tech
1978-1980 - Postdoctoral, Gray Freshwater Biological Institute
1978 - Ph.D., Chemistry, Northwestern University
1975 - M.S., Chemistry, Northwestern University
1970 - B.S., Chemistry, Marietta College

 
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Dr. Anne M. Brown

Assistant Professor
Research & Informatics
University Libraries

 
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My research interests surround how to utilize computational modeling to answer biological questions. That includes integration, training, and utilization of computational and bioinformatic tools into research efforts across campus. Role of data and technology in improving health outcomes, especially surrounding mental and cognitive health (Alzheimer's disease, dementia, PTSD, etc).  Exploring best practices of health data use and sharing in academic research and training. Study of pedagogy surrounding student experiential learning and critical thinking.  Also, my research interests focus on the application of computational molecular modeling to elucidate the relationship between structure, function, and dynamics of biomolecules.

2017 - present Assistant Professor, Science Informatics Consultant and Health Analytics Coordinator, Research and Informatics - University Libraries, Virginia Tech [Curriculum vitae]  [Google Scholar] 

2016-2017 - Data and Informatics Consultant for the Sciences, Virginia Tech
2016 - Ph.D., Biochemistry, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Graduate Teaching Scholar 

2010 - B.S. Biochemistry and Physics, Roanoke College