Science Leader Samuel Alvarez '12
High School: DeWitt Clinton High School, Bronx, NY
Summer 2011 - University of Oregon as part of a REU program, funded by the National Science Foundation
Summers 2009, 2010 - Professor Zimmer's computational chemistry lab, studying the structures of gfp and gfp-like proteins using various computer software
Academic Year Research
3 semesters in Professor Zimmer's computational chemistry lab
1) "On the origin of fluorescence in bacteriophytochrome infrared fluorescent proteins." A. A. Samma, C. K. Johnson, S. Song, S. Alvarez, M. Zimmer J. Phys. Chem. B 2010, 114, 15362-15369.
2) "Function and Structure of GFP-like proteins in the Protein Data Bank." W. J.-H. Ong, S. Alvarez, I. E. Leroux, R. S. Shahid, A. A. Samma, P. Peshkepija, A. L. Morgan, S. Mulcahy, M. Zimmer. Molecular Biosystems, 2011, 7, 984-992
"Proton Wires in GFP-Like Proteins." Alex A. Samma, Wayne Ong, Samuel Alvarez, Shawn Mulcahy Marc Zimmer. American Chemical Society Northeast Regional Meeting, Hartford, October 10, 2009.
"GFP-like structures in the PDB - Photochemistry Chemistry and Proton Pumps." Samuel Alvarez, Ivan Leroux and Marc Zimmer, Mercury Conference On Computational Chemistry, Hamilton College, August 1-3, 2010
World Future 2009, Innovation and Creativity in a Complex World, Chicago, July 17-19, 2009
American Chemical Society Northeast Regional Meeting (NERM), Hartford, Conn., October 10, 2009
Mercury Conference on Computational Chemistry, Hamilton College, August 1-3, 2010
Cork University, Ireland, Spring 2011
Camelympics champion, golf and tennis