ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY, UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI
BS 1994 University of Bucharest, Romania
PhD 1999 Pennsylvania State University
Postdoctoral Associate 2000-2005 The Institute for Physical Science and Technology, University of Maryland
Ruxandra Dima has an interdisciplinary training in theoretical and computational physics and physical chemistry. She is working in the areas of computational biophysical chemistry and biocheminformatics. After receiving her undergraduate degree from the University of Bucharest, Romania in 1994, she studied at the Pennsylvania State University where she obtained her PhD in 1999. Her thesis was concerned with the determination of mean field free-energy potentials between amino acids in proteins. She then took a postdoctoral appointment (2000-2005) at the Institute for Physical Science and Technology, University of Maryland where she worked on problems related to protein aggregation,allostery, RNA folding and single-molecule biophysics. In 2005 she took a faculty position at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. She joined the faculty at the University of Cincinnati in 2006.