In the Carlson group, our studies broadly address on the molecular recognition between ligands and proteins, from the fundamental biophysics of ligand binding to applied inhibitor design. Through studying protein-ligand interactions, our research can help the scientific community to better understand biomolecular processes and develop effective therapeutics. Because we use computational methods to probe biological processes, our research is inherently multidisciplinary. We frequently collaborate with researchers both on and off campus. This provides students and postdocs with a broad exposure to Medicinal Chemistry and Biophysics beyond our own computational techniques.