About Me

My name is Anna Lowegard and I am a Research Associate in Bruce Donald's Lab at Duke University. I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in May 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a Bachelor of Science in Computational Biology. I defended my PhD on April 1, 2019 and have continued working on my research which focuses on the application of structure-based computational protein (re)design for use in drug discovery.

I want to continue bridging the gap between computational techniques and traditional experimental approaches by working in a collaborative environment that encourages creative solutions to challenging problems. Ultimately, I want to use the scientific, social, and organizational skills I have nurtured and grown to embrace innovative ideas in an environment that is focused on bettering the lives of people. In my spare time, I am an avid rock climber and boulderer. I love the outdoors and jump at any opportunity to be outside with good friends enjoying nature!

Completed Defense: April 1, 2019

Dissertation: Novel Algorithms and Tools for Computational Protein Design with Applications to Drug Resistance Prediction, Antibody Design, Peptide Inhibitor Design, and Protein Stability Prediction

Thesis Committee Members: Bruce R. Donald, Terrence G. Oas, David C. Richardson, and Raluca Gordân