What we do

The Kasson laboratory studies physical mechanism in infectious disease.  Our interests include infection by influenza and other enveloped viruses as well as drug-resistant bacteria.

We combine biophysical experiments with advanced simulation methods and machine learning.  Part of our research therefore involves methods development for large-scale biomolecular simulation and statistical learning methods.

Global diseases, global solutions.  Emerging infections pose a threat across the world.  To combat this, we have a strong international network of scientific colleagues all working to fight infectious disease.  We have also helped to build participatory networks such as Folding@Home, where individuals and organizations worldwide donate compute time to help fight diseases and solve the underlying scientific challenges.