Nurit Haspel

Contact information

University of Massachusetts, Boston
Computer Science Dept.
100 Morrissey blvd.
Boston, MA 02125

Office: S-3-071
Email: nurit.haspel at
Phone: 617-287-6414


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 Rice University. I graduated from the Department of Computer Science in Tel Aviv University, Israel, where I was a member of the structural bioinformatics group.

Research interests

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 description of my past and present research can be found here.