Rama Ranganathan
Dr. Ranganathan has developed a mathematical way to analyze existing proteins and create synthetic proteins from scratch with desirable properties.

In one sense, proteins are made up of a simple chain of linked amino acids. But interactions between these component parts gives proteins elaborate folded structures that control their functions. Dr. Ranganathan has developed a mathematical way to analyze existing proteins and create synthetic proteins from scratch with desirable properties. Such designer proteins could revolutionize the understanding of natural proteins and enable the creation of new drugs.