Banu Ozkan

Associate Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1504

Biography

S. Banu Ozkan’s research is focused on theoretical models and computer simulations in biological physics. Her background is in a broad range of methods, including lattice models, elastic network methods, dynamics, and all-atom physics-based computer simulations. Professor Ozkan has several research interests: (i) To understand the principles of sequence-structure-function relationships in proteins, i.e., how the amino acid sequence encodes the protein’s specific structure and function, (ii) How dynamics governs protein mechanisms, (iii) How proteins assemble into macromolecular machines, (iv) The dynamics of protein machines, and (v) The prediction of protein-protein interactions and interfaces, taking into account chain flexibility.

Education

  • Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey 2001
  • M.S. Chemical Engineering, Bogazici University, Istanbul Turkey 1997
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering (Honors), Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey 1995

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Research Interests

S. Banu Ozkans research is focused on theoretical models and computer simulations in biological physics. Her background is in a broad range of methods, including lattice models, elastic network methods, dynamics, and all-atom physics-based computer simulations. S. Banu Ozkan has several research interests: (i) To understand the principles of sequence-structure-function relationships in proteins, i.e., how the amino acid sequence encodes the proteins specific structure and function, (ii) How dynamics governs protein mechanisms, (iii) How proteins assemble into macromolecular machines, (iv) The dynamics of protein machines, and (v) The prediction of protein-protein interactions and interfaces, taking into account chain flexibility.

Courses

Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
PHY 371 Driving Forces in Biology
PHY 493 Honors Thesis
PHY 792 Research
PHY 799 Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
PHY 241 University Physics III
PHY 492 Honors Directed Study
PHY 792 Research
PHY 799 Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
PHY 792 Research
PHY 799 Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
PHY 371 Driving Forces in Biology
PHY 792 Research
PHY 799 Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
PHY 792 Research
PHY 799 Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
PHY 792 Research
PHY 799 Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
PHY 371 Driving Forces in Biology
PHY 792 Research
PHY 799 Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
PHY 441 Statistical/Thermal Physics
PHY 792 Research
PHY 799 Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course Number Course Title
PHY 792 Research
PHY 799 Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
PHY 241 University Physics III
PHY 792 Research
PHY 799 Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
PHY 441 Statistical/Thermal Physics
PHY 792 Research
PHY 799 Dissertation
Summer 2014
Course Number Course Title
PHY 499 Individualized Instruction
PHY 792 Research
PHY 799 Dissertation
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
PHY 241 University Physics III
PHY 792 Research
PHY 799 Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course Number Course Title
PHY 441 Statistical/Thermal Physics
PHY 792 Research
PHY 799 Dissertation
Summer 2013
Course Number Course Title
PHY 499 Individualized Instruction
PHY 792 Research
PHY 799 Dissertation

Honors/Awards

  • Scialog Fellow, Research Foundation and Moore Foundation , 2014
  • Faculty Achievement Young Investigator Award, Arizona State University, 2013

Editorships

Associate Editor in Molecular Biology and Evolution

Service

  • Dr. Ozkan directs the Undergraduate Biophysics Program

Expertise Areas