Bruce Randall Donald

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James B. Duke Professor of Computer Science

Appointments and Affiliations
  • James B. Duke Professor of Computer Science
  • Professor of Computer Science
  • Professor of Biochemistry
  • Faculty Network Member of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences
  • Professor in the Department of Chemistry
  • Bass Fellow
Contact Information:

  • Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987
  • B.A. Yale University, 1980

Research Interests:

Computational Biology, Computational Chemistry, Structural Biology, Biochemistry, Protein Design, Drug Design, NMR of Biological Macromolecules, Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS), Micro-robotics, Geometric Algorithms


Computational Biology
Artificial Intelligence

Courses Taught:
  • BIOCHEM 393: Research Independent Study
  • BIOCHEM 593: Research Independent Study
  • CBB 590: Special Topics in Computational Biology
  • COMPSCI 230: Discrete Math for Computer Science
  • COMPSCI 393: Research Independent Study
  • COMPSCI 394: Research Independent Study
  • COMPSCI 590: Advanced Topics in Computer Science

Representative Publications: (More Publications)
    • I. Georgiev and R. Lilien and B. R. Donald, Improved Pruning Algorithms and Divide-and-Conquer Strategies for Dead-End Elimination, with Application to Protein Design, Bioinformatics, vol 22 no. 14 (2006), pp. e174--183.
    • B. Stevens and R. Lilien and I. Georgiev and B. R. Donald and A. Anderson, Redesigning the PheA Domain of {Gramicidin Synthetase} Leads to a New Understanding of the Enzyme's Mechanism and Selectivity, Biochemistry (2006).
    • L. Wang and R. Mettu and B. R. Donald, A Polynomial-Time Algorithm for {\em de novo} Protein Backbone Structure Determination from NMR Data, Journal of Computational Biology, vol 13 no. 7 (2006), pp. 1276--1288.
    • S. Potluri and A. Yan and B. R. Donald and C. Bailey-Kellogg, A Complete Algorithm to Resolve Ambiguity for Inter-subunit NOE Assignment in Structure Determination of Symmetric Homo-oligomers, Protein Science (2006).
    • S. Potluri and A. Yan and and J. J. Chou and B. R. Donald and C. Bailey-Kellogg, Structure Determination of Symmetric Homo-oligomers by a Complete Search of Symmetry Configuration Space Using NMR Restraints and van der Waals Packing, Proteins: Structure, Function and Bioinformatics, vol 65 no. 1 (2006), pp. 203--219.