BA, Ohio Wesleyan University; MS, Ph.D., University of Florida
Dr. Babbitt initially trained as an evolutionary ecologist with a focus on functional morphology in avian and insect systems. During his postdoctoral studies, he transitioned to the field of molecular evolution and biophysics. He currently develops statistical methods for comparing molecular dynamics and conducts original investigations regarding the evolution of molecular dynamics in living systems. He also has more than ten years of experience as an aviculturist and zookeeper at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Columbus, Ohio (working with large cats, hoofstock, and birds) and conducting reproductive research on captive birds at Disney's Discovery Island birdpark in Orlando, Florida.
For more information please visit the G.A. Babbitt Lab website.
May 30, 2019
RIT student develops tool to visualize molecular dynamics of proteins in virtual reality
Kyle Diller, a fifth-year computer science student from East Windsor, N.J., developed a plug-in application for the molecular visualization program UCSF ChimeraX. The application is currently under development at the University of California at San Francisco. Diller’s plug-in allows users to display an atomic structure as if it were a movie so they can see how the structure changes.