• Blue Waters Associate Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Dr. Shukla’s research is focused on understanding the complex biological processes using novel physics-based models and techniques. The main goals of his lab are to develop a platform for integrating novel evolution-based methods for understanding protein function, elucidating mechanistic insights to regulate plant growth and development in context of global climate change, and understanding complex manipulation of signaling networks in both plants and humans by small molecules. Under this broad umbrella of computational molecular sciences, Shukla group integrates ideas from a wide range of disciplines to answer questions that are tied together by a vision of “Dynamic” biology and its role in engineering products for human health, energy and environment.