Shukla Group@illinois

  • About
    The Shukla Group is located in the department of chemical and biomolecular engineering at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
    The Shukla group is focused on developing and using novel atomistic simulation approaches for understanding complex biological processes. The key areas of current interest include understanding behavior of key cellular signaling proteins involved in cancer for drug design & development, stress and energy signaling enzymes in plants etc. If you are interested in learning more about our research and available positions, please contact us!

Recent News

June 2018: Prof. Shukla received the CoMSEF young investigator award from American Institute of Chemical Engineers! Read the news here.

April 2018: Jiangyan Feng was selected for the Chia Chen Chu fellowship from the School of Chemical Sciences. Congratulations Jiangyan!

April 2018: Faisal Aldukhi is among the 19 undergraduate students from across the U.S. selected for the Blue Waters Internship program. Read the news here.

March 2018: Check out our invited review paper in Molecular Simulation on “Recruiting machine learning methods for molecular simulations of proteins“. Congratulations Shriyaa!

January 2018: Check out our recent invited review paper on “Using molecular simulation to explore the nanoscale dynamics of the plant kinome” in Biochemical Journal. Congratulations Alexander !

May 2018: Jiming Chen was selected to receive the NIH Chemistry-Biology Interface Training fellowship. Congratulations Jiming!

April  2018: Qihua Chen won the best presentation award at the Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Research Symposium. Way to go!

March 2018: Shriyaa Mittal, CSE Fellow 2017-18 presented her research work in the CSE seminar series. Check out the video here !

February 2018: Check out our recent paper in Angewandte Chemie International Edition on “Universality of the Sodium Ion Binding Mechanism in Class A G‐Protein‐Coupled Receptors“. Congratulations Balaji and Zahra!

January 2018: Check out our paper in The Journal of Physical Chemistry by Jiangyan Feng on “Characterizing Conformational Dynamics of Proteins Using Evolutionary Couplings.”

May 2018: Prof. Shukla received the OpenEye Outstanding Junior Faculty Award in Computational Chemistry from the ACS Division of Computers in Chemistry. Read the full news here.

April 2018: Kevin Cheng received the NSF graduate fellowship to work on understanding mechanism of sugar transport in plants. Congratulations Kevin!

April 2018: Qihua Chen (MatSE’18) received many graduate school admission offers. She will join MatSE program at Northwestern University in Fall. Congratulations Qihua!

March 2018: Our recent paper on G-Protein Coupled Receptors now features on the cover of Angewandte Chemie International Edition. Check out the cover here.

February 2018: Zahra Shamsi and Alexander Moffett present their research work at Biophysical Society meeting in San Francisco.

December 2017: Our group’s new innovator award was covered in Illinois newsChBE, and FFAR press releases.

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