New Faculty (Fall 2023)


Dr. Luque is a biophysicist who studies the molecular structure and dynamics of viruses using biophysical modeling, artificial intelligence, and bioinformatics. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Barcelona and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at New York University. Dr. Luque joined the U in 2023 as an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology after eight years as a principal investigator at the Viral Information Institute at San Diego State University. Dr. Luque has established the generalized theory of viral capsids, guiding the discovery of unknown viruses and the development of new vectors for gene therapy. 

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