John Straub

John Straub

Affiliate Faculty (Professor - Chemistry)
Office: SCI, Room 501A. 617-353-6816


Research Interests:

The Straub Group investigates fundamental aspects of protein dynamics and thermodynamics underlying the formation of protein structure, through folding and aggregation, and enabling protein function, through pathways of energy flow and signaling. Student and postdoctoral research scientists in the Straub Group work to develop and employ state-of-the-art computational methods while working in collaboration with leading experimental research groups.


NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University, 1987-1990 (with Martin Karplus)

PhD 1987 Columbia University (with Bruce Berne)

BS 1982 University of Maryland (with Millard Alexander)


Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow, 1995-1997

Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching, Boston University, 2005

United Methodist Church Scholar/Teacher of the Year, Boston University, 2016