Ozlem Demir is an Assistant Project Scientist in the Amaro lab. She obtained her PhD from the University of Florida Department of Chemistry, and worked as a postdoctoral scholar in the Amaro lab first in UC Irvine and then in UC San Diego. Ozlem has been working on various projects at molecular dynamics and quantum mechanics levels to aid drug discovery efforts for various diseases including cancer, African sleeping sickness, Chagas disease, and HIV. In these projects, she incorporated flexibility of active sites simulated by molecular dynamics into drug discovery efforts for biological targets working closely with various experimental collaborators. Outside work, Ozlem likes reading, listening to music, and hiking.