Bernardo Sosa Padilla Araujo, PhD

ArgentinaFulbright S&T awardee 2008California Institute of Technology | Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics

profilepicsosapadillaaraujobernardoBernardo Sosa Padilla Araujo is a Ph.D. candidate in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics at the California Institute of Technology. With the support of the International Fulbright Science & Technology Award, Bernardo is currently carrying out research in the area of protein and enzyme design.

His research is devoted to developing a Molecular Dynamics approach for prescreening computationally designed enzymes. Such a tool could be useful in identifying potentially active enzyme designs and in discarding inactive ones and reducing experimental work associated to the process of developing novel enzymes.

A native of Argentina, Bernardo received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from the National University of Tucuman-Argentina. As an undergraduate, he received several awards including an AUGM Fellowship to study in the Federal University of Minas Gerais-Brazil and a CIUNT Fellowship to do research in the field of inorganic chemistry.