Sharon M. Loverde, Ph.D.


College of Staten Island (Profile)

Research Interests

The Loverde laboratory utilizes all-atomistic and coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulations to investigate properties of soft and biological materials. We are also interested in characterizing the stability of macromolecular assemblies composed by proteins and/or nucleic acids.

Job History

  • 2018 – Current: Associate Professor of Chemistry, College of Staten Island
  • 2012 – 2018: Assistant Professor of Chemistry, College of Staten Island
  • 2007 – 2012: NIH NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2001 – 2007: Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University


  • Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Phospholipid Bilayers With Polycaprolactone
    Michaela Drenscko and Sharon M. Loverde
    Molecular Simulation, accepted, in press, 2019

  • Isomeric Control of the Mechanical Properties of Supramolecular Filament Hydrogels
    Yi-An Lin,Myungshim Kang, Wei-Chiang Chen,Yu-Chuan Ou, Andrew G. Cheetham, Pei-Hsun Wu, Denis Wirtz, Sharon M. Loverde and Honggang Cui
    Biomaterials Science, 2018, 6, 2216-2214

  • Glassy Worm-Like Micelles in Solvent and Shear-Mediated Shape Transitions
    Kaushik Chakraborty, Kandaswamy Vijayan, Andre Brown, Dennis E. Discher, Sharon M. Loverde
    Soft Matter, 2018

  • Nucleotide State Effect on the Protofilament Conformation of Tubulin Octamers
    Anjela Manandhar, Myungshim Kang, Kaushik Chakraborty, and Sharon M. Loverde
    Journal of Physical Chemistry, 2018, 122, 6164-6178

  • Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Supramolecular Anticancer Nanotubes
    Myungshim Kang, Kaushik Chakraborty, and Sharon M. Loverde
    Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling, 2018, 56, 1164-1168

  • Molecular Mechanism for the Role of the H2A and H2B Histone Tails in Nucleosome Repositioning
    Kaushik Chakraborty, Myungshim Kang, and Sharon M. Loverde
    Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2018, 122, 11827-11840

  • Mihaela Drenscko and Sharon M. Loverde. Characterization of Hydrophobic Collapse of Polystyrene in Water Using Free Energy Techniques. Molecular Simulation, 2017, 43, 234-241

  • Kaushik Chakraborty and Sharon M. Loverde. Asymmetric Breathing Motions of Nucleosomal DNA and the Role of Histone Tails. Journal of Chemical Physics, 2017

  • Anjela Manandhar, Myungshim Kang, Kaushik Chakraborty, Phu Tang, and Sharon M. Loverde. Molecular Simulations of Peptide Amphiphiles. Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 2017, 15, 7993-8005

  • Myungshim Kang, Honggang Cui, and Sharon M. Loverde. Coarse-grained molecular dynamics studies of the structure and stability of peptide-based drug amphiphile filaments. Soft Matter, 2017, 13, 7721-7730