Kate and Anton: A Supercomputer Facilitates Medical Research

A look at work from the labs of CUMC’s graduate programs

September 10, 2013

National Science Foundation fellow Kate Stafford is working to enrich our understanding of how proteins balance stability and flexibility, with the help of Anton—a supercomputer that performs molecular dynamics simulations.

Left: Kate Stafford - Image by Jörg Meyer . Right: Anton is a special-purpose supercomputer capable of performing atomically detailed simulations of protein motions over periods 100 times longer than the longest such simulations previously reported. Image courtesy of Matthew Monteith

In the Graduate School Life feature in the Spring 2013 issue of Columbia Medicine, Arthur G. Palmer III, PhD, the Robert Wood Johnson Jr. Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics and associate dean for graduate affairs, writes about the partnership between student and computer.

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