Emilio Gallicchio, Ph.D.

Professor; Brooklyn College of the City University of New York

Portrait of Emilio Gallicchio

Emilio Gallicchio, Ph.D., is Levy-Kosminsky Professor of Physical Chemistry at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York where he leads a successful computational molecular biophysics research program. Dr. Gallicchio’s career research spans a wide array of topics ranging from theories of quantum dynamics and high-performance computing to protein solvation and in-silico vaccine development. His current research focuses on the development of models of protein-drug binding and macromolecular molecular recognition phenomena. Dr. Gallicchio is the author of the Alchemical Transfer Method (ATM) for the streamlined calculation of the absolute and relative binding energy of protein-ligand complexes. The open-source implementation of ATM in the AToM-OpenMM software provides free access to advanced GPU-accelerated free energy estimation tools for structure-based drug discovery and optimization.

Dr. Gallicchio is the author of 95 peer-reviewed publications. His honors and awards include the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, the OpenEye American Chemical Society COMP Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, the NVIDIA COMP GPU Award, The Brooklyn College Levy-Kosminsky Professorship in Physical Chemistry and the CUNY Henry Wasser Award.

Dr. Gallicchio earned a Ph.D. in chemical physics from Columbia University in New York and conducted postdoctoral work in computational biophysics at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Open Science Contributions

Learn more about some of Emilio’s open science contributions:

  • The AToM-OpenMM software for absolute and relative binding free energy estimation
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