Ozlem Demir is an Associate Project Scientist II in the Amaro Lab. She earned a PhD from the University of Florida's Department of Chemistry, and worked as a postdoctoral scholar in the Amaro Lab, initially at UC Irvine and now at 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 incorporates 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.