C. Keith Cassidy


GNPI am currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Biochemistry Department at the University of Oxford. My work is jointly advised by Professor Mark Sansom and Dr. Phill Stansfeld and funded by the BBSRC. Before coming to Oxford, I held a postdoctoral position with Professor Zan Luthey-Schulten in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). In December 2016, I received my Ph. D. in Physics from UIUC under the guidance of the late Professor Klaus Schulten at the NIH Center for Biomolecular Modeling and Bioinformatics. My work focuses on the use of atomistic molecular dynamics simulations to investigate the structure and function of large, biomolecular complexes. I’m especially interested in the physical mechanisms of biological information processing within bacterial chemotaxis.

Below are listed selected publications and presentations associated with my research.

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Yang W., Cassidy C.K., Ames P., Diebolder C.A., Schulten K., Luthey-Schulten Z., Parkinson J.S., Briegel A. mBio, 2019, In press.

Cassidy C.K., Himes B.A., Luthey-Schulten Z., Zhang P., Current Opinion in Microbiology, 2018

Stone J.E., Perilla J.R., Cassidy C.K., Schulten K., In Parallel Programming with openACC, Elsevier, 2016

*Cassidy C.K., *Himes B.A., *Alvarez J.A., Ma J., Zhao G., Perilla J.R., Schulten K., Zhang P., eLife, 2015

In the news: Researchers resolve structure of a key component of bacterial decision-making
EMDB: 6319, 6320

Goh B.C., Hadden J.A., Bernardi R.C., Singharoy A., McGreevy R., Rudack T., Cassidy C.K., Schulten K., Annual Review of Biophysics, 45:253-278, 2016

Perilla J.R., Goh B.C., Cassidy C.K., Liu B., Bernardi R.C., Rudack T., Yu H., Wu Z., and Schulten K., Current Opinion in Structural Biology, 31:64-74, 2015

Fraiberg M., Afanzar O., Cassidy C.K., Gabashvili A., Schulten K., Levin Y., Eisenbach M., Molecular Microbiology, 95:231-244, 2015

Extra: Selected for Faculty of 1000 Prime


Modeling and Simulation of the Bacterial Chemosensory Array

  • Receptor Fest 21st Annual Meeting. 2018. Cornell University, Ithaca, New York (Talk)
  • Biochemistry Seminar. 2017. Oxford University, Oxford, England (Invited Talk)
  • Biology Seminar. 2017. Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands (Invited Talk)
  • Receptor Fest 20th Annual Meeting. 2017. University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah (Talk)
  • Blue Waters Annual Symposium. 2017. Sunriver, Oregon (Video of Talk)
  • Receptor Fest 19th Annual Meeting. 2016. University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California (Talk)
  • Gordon Research Conference: Sensory Transduction in Microorganisms. 2016. Ventura Beach, California (Invited Talk)
  • Gordon Research Seminar: Sensory Transduction in Microorganisms. 2016. Ventura Beach, California (Poster)
  • Medical Microbiology and Immunology Seminar. 2015. University of Wisconsin, Madison (Invited Talk)
  • Receptor Fest 18th Annual Meeting. 2015. University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado (Talk)
  • Biophysical Society 59th Annual Meeting. 2015. Baltimore, Maryland (Poster)
  • Bacterial Signaling and Locomotion XIII. 2015. Tucson, Arizona (Invited Talk)
  • Receptor Fest 17th Annual Meeting. 2014. University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah (Talk)
  • Blue Waters Annual Symposium. 2014. Urbana, Illinois (Talk)
  • Biophysical Society 58th Annual Meeting. 2014. San Francisco, California (Poster)
  • SOPS 4th Annual Postdoctoral Research Symposium. 2014. Urbana, Illinois (Poster)
  • Beckman Institute Graduate Student Seminar. 2013. Urbana, Illinois (Talk)