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Cameron Abrams

Cameron Abrams
Office: CAT 483
Phone: 215-895-2231
Fax: 215-895-5837
Website: Research Group Website
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Curriculum Vitae:
Faculty Video: "Introducing our CBE Faculty: Prof. Cameron Abrams"


PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of California--Berkeley, 2000;
BS, Chemical Engineering, North Carolina State University, 1995;
Postdoctoral Fellow, Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany, 2000-2002

Selected Awards

Impact Award in Computational Molecular Science and Engineering, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2015
Fellow, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, 2015
College of Engineering Excellence in Research Award, 2014

Research Interests

Molecular Simulations in Biophysics and Materials
HIV-1 Envelope Structure and Function
Protein-Ligand Binding Thermodynamics and Kinetics

Selected Publications

Gardner, J.; Deserno, M.; Abrams, C.F. Effect of Intrinsic Curvature and Edge Tension on the Stability of Binary Mixed-Membrane Three-Junctions. J. Chem. Phys. 2016, 145:074901, Featured Article, 10.1063/1.4960433.

Yu, T.;  Lapelosa, M.; Vanden-Eijnden, E.; Abrams, C.F. Full kinetics of CO entry, internal diffusion, and exit in myoglobin from transition-path theory simulations. J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137:3041-3050, 10.1021/ja512484q.

Abrams, C.F.; Vanden-Eijnden, E. Large-scale conformational sampling of proteins using temperature-accelerated molecular dynamics. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 2010, 107, 4961-4966.


Cameron F. Abrams earned a BS in Chemical Engineering from NC State University in 1995 and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from UC-Berkeley in 2000. After two years of postdoctoral work at the Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz, Germany, he joined the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Drexel as an Assistant Professor in 2002. Abrams was tenured in 2008 and promoted to Full Professor in 2012. He was appointed Department Head in January, 2017. Abrams’ research interests involve development of novel molecular simulation methods and their applications in design of high-performance materials, protein-related kinetics and thermodynamics, and HIV-1 entry inhibitor development. Abrams is the recipient of an NSF CAREER award and an ONR Young Investigator Award, is a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, and is the 2015 Impact Awardee in Computational Molecular Sciences and Engineering from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Abrams has authored or co-authored ~90 original articles and has graduated eight PhD students to date. Abrams previously served the University as the founding Chair of the Board of Governance of the University Research Computing Facility.