Giulia Palermo is a computational biophysicist with expertise in molecular simulations. She is an Assistant Professor at the University of California Riverside, where she interfaces computational biophysics with structural biology, chemistry and biochemistry to clarify the mechanistic action of biological systems of key importance, emerging genome editing technologies and directed evolution strategies.
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 an early post-doctoral scientist in the group of Prof. Ursula Rothlisberger at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), where she earned expertise in ab-initio Molecular Dynamics and its application to biological systems. 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 specialised in novel multiscale methods enabling the study of increasingly realistic biological systems.