Paul Nerenberg
Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics
Office: Center Court E1
Phone: 909-607-8310
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Educational Background:
B.S., Physics, Johns Hopkins University (2000-2004)
Ph.D., Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2004-2010)
Postdoc, California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3), UC Berkeley (2010-2011)
Courses Taught:
Physics 30 (General Physics I)
Physics 31 (General Physics II)
Physics 114 (Quantum Mechanics)
Physics 178 (Biophysics)
Research Interests:
Computational biophysics
Thesis Topics:
Selected Publications List: Click to open new window.
1.   Chapman DE*, Steck JK*, and Nerenberg PS . (2014). Optimizing protein-protein van der Waals interactions for the AMBER ff9x/ff12 force field. Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation   10: 273-281. Article
2.   Liguori N, Nerenberg PS, and Head-Gordon T . (2013). Embedding Aβ42 in Heterogenous Membranes Depends on Cholesterol Asymmetries. Biophysical Journal   105: 899-910. Article
3.   Nerenberg PS, Jo B, So C, Tripathy A, and Head-Gordon T . (2012). Optimizing Solute-Water van der Waals Interactions to Reproduce Solvation Free Energies. Journal of Physical Chemistry B   116: 4524-4534. Article
4.   Ball KA, Phillips AH, Nerenberg PS, Fawzi NL, Wemmer DE, Head-Gordon T . (2011). Homogenous and Heterogeneous Tertiary Structure Ensembles of Amyloid-β Peptides. Biochemistry   50: 7612-7628. Article
5.   Nerenberg PS and Head-Gordon T . (2011). Optimizing Protein-Solvent Force Fields to Reproduce Intrinsic Conformational Preferences of Model Peptides. Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation   7: 1220-1230. Article
6.   Salsas-Escat R*, Nerenberg PS*, and Stultz CM . (2010). Cleavage Site Specificity and Conformational Selection in Type I Collagen Degradation. Biochemistry   49: 4147-4158. Article