Collin M. Stultz holds a dual appointment as an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Division of Health Sciences and Technology. His research interests revolve around understanding conformational changes in macromolecules and the effect of structural transitions on common human diseases. His laboratory employs an interdisciplinary approach that utilizes techniques drawn from computational chemistry, signal processing, and basic biochemistry.
Collin received his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, in Mathematics and Philosophy from Harvard College. He then earned an MD, magna cum laude, from Harvard Medical School and a PhD in Biophysics from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University. His PhD work focused on computational approaches to design novel inhibitors to proteins with known three dimensional structure and was supervised by Martin Karplus in the Department of Chemistry. Prior to becoming a faculty member, Collin completed a post-doctoral fellowship with Martin Karplus where he used computer simulations to examine ligand-induced conformational changes in phospholipase-A2.
He also worked with Elazer Edelman, in the Division of Health Sciences and Technology, on novel methods to understand the role of collagen degradation in atherosclerosis. Collin is a board certified physician who completed a residency in Internal Medicine and a clinical fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine, both at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Outside work, Collin is an avid fan of baseball, Jazz, Black Sabbath (pre-and-post Ozzy) and Nu metal.