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Şölen Ekesan


Position: Assistant Research Professor
BS and MS in Chemical Engineering - Boğaziçi University, Turkey
PhD in Chemistry - Brandeis University, MA
Email: solen.ekesan[at]rutgers.edu
Office: CIPR-308H

About Me:

I'm interested in developing models, including molecular mechanical and quantum mechanical force fields, to aid the interpretation of experimental data. I've worked on simulating molecular crystals of nucleic acids. Currently I'm studying mechanism of RNA-cleaving nucleic acids including hammerhead ribozyme and 8-17 DNAzyme.


Dynamical ensemble of the active state and transition state mimic for the RNA-cleaving 8–17 DNAzyme in solution

(2019) 47, 10282-10295
DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkz773
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An Ontology for Facilitating Discussion of Catalytic Strategies of RNA-Cleaving Enzymes

(2019) 14, 1068-1076
DOI: 10.1021/acschembio.9b00202
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Framework for Conducting and Analyzing Crystal Simulations of Nucleic Acids to Aid in Modern Force Field Evaluation

(2019) 123, 4611-4624
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.8b11923
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Exchange potentials for semi-classical electrons

(2016) 18, 30748-30753
DOI: 10.1039/C6CP06100A
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Magnetism and Bond Order in Diatomic Molecules Described by Semiclassical Electrons

(2016) 120, 6264-6269
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.6b02576
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Pointillist rendering of electron charge and spin density suffices to replicate trends in atomic properties

(2015) 471, 20150370
DOI: 10.1098/rspa.2015.0370
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Transferable pseudoclassical electrons for aufbau of atomic ions

(2014) 35, 1159-1164
DOI: 10.1002/jcc.23612
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