Dr. Vijay Pande 

Stanford University

Dr. Pande is currently the Director of the Program in Biophysics and a Professor of Chemistry and (by courtesy) of Structural Biology and of Computer Science at Stanford University.

Prof. Pande received a BA in Physics from Princeton University in 1992 and PhD in physics from MIT in 1995. Prof. Pande’s current research centers on the development and application of novel cloud computing simulation techniques to address problems in chemical biology. In particular, he has pioneered novel distributed computing methodology to break fundamental barriers in the simulation of kinetics and thermodynamics of proteins and nucleic acids.