Contact informationAddress: Computer Science Department,
University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd. Boston, MA 02125 USA Office: S-3-071 (Science building, 3rd floor, room 71)
Email: nurit dot haspel at umb dot edu
I am an assistant professor in the department of Computer Science at
the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
Before that I was a postdoctoral research associate with the
Physical and Biological Computing group at
I graduated from the Department of Computer Science in
Tel Aviv University, Israel,
where I was a member of the structural bioinformatics group.
My research lies in the areas of computational structural biology and structural bioinformatics.
My goal is to better understand the structure and flexibility of proteins, to model conformational changes in proteins, and to design novel nano-structures which may contribute to the understanding of the self-assembly properties of proteins and facilitate experimental nano-design. In my research, I focus on both the development of novel algorithms and the application of state-of-the-art existing methodologies to various problems in molecular biology, nanobiology and biochemistry.
A detailed (albeit not always updated...) description of my past and present research can be found here.