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Dr. Sebastian Sensale Rodriguez, Physics

Sebastian Sensale RodriguezDr. Sebastian Sensale Rodriguez is an assistant professor in the Department of Physics. Before joining CSU, he was a postdoctoral scholar at Duke University, where he developed computational models to better understand the behavior of dynamic DNA origami structures at the nanoscale. He received his Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of Notre Dame, where his work focused on the development of analytical and computational methods for modeling biomolecules and electrokinetic processes for biosensing applications.

Dr. Sensale's research expertise is in the computational and mathematical modeling of biological systems at the micro- and nano-scales. His overarching research goal is to advance our understanding of these systems in order to create novel tools for early disease detection. His research projects have included the development of theoretical models for the prediction of resistive signals in nanopore sensors, the development of coarse-grained models for the prediction of enzyme-driven microtubule detyrosination, and the development of atomistic computational techniques to study THz vibrations of biomolecules. Dr. Sensale is an active member of the American Physical Society (APS) and is currently co-organizing the 2023 Fall Meeting of the APS's Eastern Great Lakes Section (EGLS), which will be held on October 20th and 21st at Cleveland State University. This meeting will bring together physicists, engineers, and other scientists from industry, government, and academia to discuss the most recent advances in fundamental and applied research.