University of Massachusetts, Lowell      |    Institute for Physical Science and Technology     |     University of Maryland

Ruxandra Dima

Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry
University of Massachusetts, Lowell
One University Avenue
Lowell, MA 01854

Office: 432A Olney Hall

Phone: 978-934-3661

Research - Computational biology and Bioinformatics

My research is driven by an ongoing dialog between experiments/measurements and theoretical modeling. I use a combination of dynamics, structural analysis and bioinformatic methods to model the most salient features of a system, and use my results as a guidance for suggesting future experiments.


  1. Bio/Cheminformatics Course (84.467/84.567) -- FALL Semester 2005, University of Massachusetts, Lowell

    Brief description

    Syllabus and Grading
    Meetings: twice a week for 1:30 h. Dates and times of meetings: Tues/Thurs 10:30-12:00am. Tuesday: 518 Olney (Lecture) or 610 Olsen (Lab); Thursday: 518 Olney. Office hours: Tuesday: 12:30-2:30pm; Thursday: 12:30-1:30pm.

  2. Chemistry II (84.122) -- SPRING Semester 2006, University of Massachusetts, Lowell.

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Recent Work
  1. Ruxandra I. Dima, Changbong Hyeon and D. Thirumalai
    Extracting Stacking Interaction Parameters for RNA from the Data Set of Native Structures
    Journal of Molecular Biology, (2005).

  2. Ruxandra I. Dima and D. Thirumalai
    Determination of network of residues that regulate allostery in protein families using sequence analysis
    Protein Science, (2006).