Giulia Palermo

Giulia Palermo is a computational biophysicist with expertise in molecular simulations. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California Riverside, and a cooperating Faculty in the Department of Chemistry. Her research uses computational biophysics to clarify the mechanism of action of biological systems of key importance for genome editing and regulation.

She is a native of Italy where she earned her PhD in 2013 from the Italian Institute of Technology, working in the group of Dr. Marco De Vivo. She has been a post-doc in the group of Prof. Ursula Rothlisberger at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), where she worked on ab-initio methods. In 2016, she has been awarded a Swiss National Science Foundation (NSF) post-doctoral fellowship to join the group of Prof. J. Andrew McCammon at the University of California San Diego, where she earned experience in novel multiscale methods enabling the study of increasingly realistic biological systems.




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PhD: Graduate school of Life Sciences, University of Würzburgh, Germany 2017.

Honors & Awards: 2008 Honors/Awards Best performer, DMV Market and Business Research Private Limited, India, 2010. NIPER SAS Nagar, Postgraduate Scholarship, India, 2008.


Graduate students


Nehemiah Zwede 

BS Bioengineering, University of California, Riverside, CA

Honors & Awards: HSI-STEM Undergraduate Research Program Award, fall 2013/2014. UCR Graduate Research Mentorship Program (GRMP). Dissertation Year Program (DYP) Fellowship, winter 2019.

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BS Engineering, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA, 2014

MS, Chemical Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 2016

MS, Bioengineering, UC Riverside, 2018


Brandon Mitchell – graduate student

BS. B.S. Biology, Biomedical Sciences. Southeast Missouri St. Univ., MO  

Rotation students 

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B.S. Electrical and Engineering. Blangladesh University of Engr. and Tech.

Undergraduate students

UCR Undergraduate Research Portraits 2018

Nolan Winicki

4th year Bioengineering student

Honors & Awards: Student Editorial Board Member, UCR Undergraduate Research Journal. 2018-2019 Chancellor’s Research Fellow.


Marco Medrano

3rd year Bioengineering student


Ponmathi Jayaseelan

3rd year Bioengineering student

High school students


Yisi He

The Scripps Women College in Claremont

Honors & Awards: Summer Bridge Research Program. Navy Engagement (TUNE) Grant from the Office of Naval Research.