Dina T. Mirijanian

Foundry Multifacility Postdoctoral Fellow
Theory of Nanostructured Materials Facility
Biological Nanostructures Facility
Imaging and Manipulation of Nanostructures Facility

(510) 486-6123

2008 PhD, Physical Chemistry, University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT. Supervised by Gregory A. Voth.

1997 BS, Physics. 1996 BS, Chemistry.
University of Michigan Dearbord, MI

I am currently working in the soft matter theory group under the supervision of Steve Whitelam.

Research Interests

Atomistic molecular dynamics simulations of complex systems. Multiscale coarse-graining methods. Coarse-grained simulations of vesicle assembly and fussion. Currently working on developing atomistic and coarse-grained models for peptoids.


  1. D.T. Mirijanian and G.A. Voth, "Unique elastic properties of the spectrin tetramer as revealed by multiscale coarse-grained modeling", Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., 105, 1204-1208 (2008)
  2. D.T. Mirijanian, J.W. Chu, G.S. Ayton, and G.A. Voth, "Atomistic and coarse-grained analysis of double spectrin repeat units: The molecular origins of flexibility", J. Mol. Biol., 365, 523-534 (2007)
  3. S. Paramore, G.S. Ayton, D.T. Mirijanian and G.A. Voth, "Extending a spectrin repeat unit I: Linear force-extension response", Biophys. J., 90, 92-100 (2006)
  4. G.S. Ayton, H.L. Tepper, D.T. Mirijanian and G.A. Voth, "A new perspective on the coarse-grained dynamics of fluids", J. Chem. Phys., 120, 4074-4088 (2004)
  5. D.T. Mirijanian, M.H. Alexander and G.A. Voth, "Path integral molecular dynamics simulation of solid para-hydrogen with an aluminum impurity", Chem. Phys. Lett., 365, 487-493 (2002)
  6. D.J. Bord, C.R. Cowley and D. Mirijanian, "A re-evaluation of the abundance of lutetium in the sun", Solar Physics, 178, 221-237 (1998)

Previous Positions

(2007) - (2009) Post Doctoral Researcher, CINT, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM USA