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Glen Hocky

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

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    I am currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at New York University. My research interests broadly involve using (and developing new) techniques from statistical mechanics and computational modeling to better understand how molecular interactions give rise to large scale collective phenomena. My research interests lie at the intersection between chemistry, physics, biology, and materials science. Prior to NYU, I was a postdoctoral fellow in the James Franck Institute at the University of Chicago and a Graduate Student in Chemical Physics at Columbia University. As a postdoc, I mainly used theory and simulation to study proteins that regulate the mechanics and dynamical features of the actin cytoskeleton. During my Ph.D., I used model glass-forming liquids to study the structural origin of dynamical arrest in supercooled liquids.

    Education/Academic qualification

    Chemical Physics, Ph.D., Columbia University


    Chemistry & Math, B.S.


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    Research Output 2008 2019

    Mechanical and kinetic factors drive sorting of F-actin cross-linkers on bundles

    Freedman, S. L., Suarez, C., Winkelman, J. D., Kovar, D. R., Voth, G. A., Dinner, A. R. & Hocky, G., Aug 13 2019, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 116, 33, p. 16192-16197 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    Microfilament Proteins
    Physical Phenomena
    Biological Phenomena

    Plastic Deformation and Fragmentation of Strained Actin Filaments

    Schramm, A. C., Hocky, G., Voth, G. A., Martiel, J. L. & De La Cruz, E. M., Jan 1 2019, In : Biophysical Journal.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Actin Cytoskeleton
    Actin Depolymerizing Factors

    Promoting transparency and reproducibility in enhanced molecular simulations

    The PLUMED consortium, Aug 1 2019, In : Nature methods. 16, 8, p. 670-673 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

    Molecular Dynamics Simulation
    Free energy

    Insights into the Cooperative Nature of ATP Hydrolysis in Actin Filaments

    Katkar, H. H., Davtyan, A., Durumeric, A. E. P., Hocky, G., Schramm, A. C., De La Cruz, E. M. & Voth, G. A., Oct 16 2018, In : Biophysical Journal. 115, 8, p. 1589-1602 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Actin Cytoskeleton
    Adenosine Triphosphate

    Nonequilibrium phase diagrams for actomyosin networks

    Freedman, S. L., Hocky, G., Banerjee, S. & Dinner, A. R., Jan 1 2018, In : Soft Matter. 14, 37, p. 7740-7747 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Phase diagrams
    phase diagrams
    Self assembly