The Amaro Lab is broadly concerned with the development and application of state-of-the-art computational and theoretical techniques to investigate the structure, function, and dynamics of complex biological systems. At the interface of chemistry, biology, physics, and pharmacology, our research integrates both applied and basic science components, with goals to bridge the interface between basic and clinical research. Fundamental enzymological and drug discovery studies are tightly coupled to a wide range of biochemical and biophysical experiments that allow us to engage in dynamic and exciting collaborations with various experimental labs.


Our work is sponsored by grants from the Regents of the University of California, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Pacific Southwest Regional Center of Excellence. We are also supported by the National Biomedical Computation Resource (NBCR).