Emilia recently started a position as a postdoctoral scholar in the lab of Prof. Sereina Riniker at ETH Zurich. Previous to that, she earned her PhD in Computational Chemistry at the lab of Prof. Rommie Amaro at the University of California San Diego, where she focused on using molecular dynamics and other computational methods to understand and predict the effect of sequence mutations in protein dynamics and function. She also conducted research looking into the intrinsic dynamic of the ACE2 receptor and how that affects interactions with SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein. She received her M. Sc. in Physical Chemistry and B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Campinas, Brazil.
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