Jeffrey M Dick
I studied at Indiana University and UC Berkeley, and did postdoctoral work at Arizona State and Curtin University. My interests are in geochemistry and biochemistry with a theoretical tilt. Now I am using genomic and proteomic data to build thermodynamic models that provide a system-wide perspective and environmental context for numerous evolutionary - biochemical processes, such as microbial adaptation in hydrothermal ecosystems, cell signaling, and biochemical changes in cancer.
The thermodynamic concepts I work with include redox potential, Gibbs energy, chemical affinity, and metastable equilibrium. I develop an R software package called CHNOSZ that provides a thermodynamic database, documented functions, and many example calculations.