Albin Salazar

Background

I graduated from Southern Connecticut State University in 2016 with a B.Sc. in chemistry. Under the guidance of Drs. Linda Shapiro and Reinhard Laubenbacher, my position is a post-baccalaureate research assistant at UConn Health. Our research project seeks to develop a mathematical model for the toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) mediated immune response under conditions of ischemia.

Research Interests/Goals

My research interests comprises the study of molecular dynamics. I am especially interested in protein-protein and protein-ligand interactions and the development of computational models for molecular docking. My long-term goal will be to pursue graduate studies and one day obtain the title MD/Ph.D.

Personal Interests

Outside of the classroom, I enjoy traveling, languages, and dance. I am fluent in two languages, English and Spanish, and speak elementary Thai (completed an exchange program in Thailand). My dancing interests span several cultures from Spanish (e.g., Bachata, salsa, and merengue) to West African (e.g., kizomba, pasada, and dance hall).