Dr. Kuhlman received his PhD in Chemistry from Stony Brook. He then joined David Baker's laboratory as a Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation postdoctoral fellow at the University of Washington. In 2002, he was recruited to UNC as an assistant professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics and then became a tenured associate professor in 2008. His promotion to full professor with tenure is effective March 1, 2013 and is based upon excellence in research.
Since coming to UNC, Dr. Kuhlman has earned distinction as a Keck Foundation Distinguished Young Scholar in Medical Research (2005-2010), Searle Scholar (2004-2007), Beckman Young Investigator (2004-2007), and Alfred P. Sloan Fellow (2004) just to name a few.
The research in the Kuhlman lab involves the development and application of computational methods for protein design. Currently they are focusing on a variety of design goals including the creation of novel protein-protein interactions, protein structures and light activatable protein switches. Central to all of their projects is the Rosetta program for protein modeling. In collaboration with developers from a variety of universities, they are continually adding new features to Rosetta as well as testing it on new problems. Please visit their group site to learn more.