I will be starting as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at NYU in September 2018. See my future group website (hockygroup.com) for updates.

I joined the JFI as a Kadanoff-Rice Postdoctoral Scholar after receiving a Ph.D. in Chemical Physics from Columbia University. My postdoctoral research interests broadly involve using (and developing new) techniques from statistical mechanics and molecular modeling to better understand the mechanisms behind biological processes, particularly those involving interactions between macromolecules. As a recipient of an NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Fellowship, my research applications have mainly focused on proteins that regulate the mechanics and dynamical features of the actin cytoskeleton. In my Ph.D., I used simulations of model glass-forming liquids to study the structural origin of dynamical arrest in supercooled liquids.

University of Chicago

2014 - Present

Columbia University

2009 - 2014

University of Chicago

2005 - 2009