Michael Baxa Staff Scientist

Michael Baxa

Michael Baxa
Staff Scientist at The University of Chicago

Ph.D., Physics, The University of Chicago, 2009
B.A. Western Illinois University, 2002

929 East 57th Street
Chicago, IL 60637 USA


Z.P. Gates*, M.C. Baxa*, W. Yu, J.A. Riback, H. Li, B. Roux, S.B.H. Kent, T.R. Sosnick, "Perplexing cooperative folding and stability of a low-sequence complexity, polyproline 2 protein lacking a hydrophobic core" Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 114 (2017) 2241-6.

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W. Yu, M.C. Baxa, I. Gagnon, K.F. Freed, T.R. Sosnick, "Cooperative folding near the downhill limit determined with amino acid resolution by hydrogen exchange" Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 113 (2016) 4747-52.

M.C. Baxa, W. Yu, A.N. Adhikari, L. Ge, Z. Xia, R. Zhou, K.F. Freed, T.R. Sosnick, "Even with nonnative interactions, the updated folding transition states of the homologs Proteins G & L are extensive and similar" Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 112 (2015) 8302-7.

M.C. Baxa, E.J. Haddadian, J.M. Jumper, K.F. Freed, T.R. Sosnick, "Loss of conformational entropy in protein folding calculated using realistic ensembles and its implications for NMR-based calculations" Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 111 (2014) 15396-401.

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J.J. Skinner, W. Yu, E.K. Gichana, M.C. Baxa, J.R. Hinshaw, K.F. Freed, T.R. Sosnick, "Benchmarking all-atom simulations using hydrogen exchange" Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 111 (2014) 15975-80.

M.C. Baxa, E.J. Haddadian, A.K. Jha, K.F. Freed, T.R. Sosnick, "Context and force field dependence of the loss of protein backbone entropy upon folding using realistic denatured and native state ensembles" J Am Chem Soc 134 (2012) 15929-36.

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M.C. Baxa, K.F. Freed, T.R. Sosnick, "Psi-constrained simulations of protein folding transition states: implications for calculating φ" J Mol Biol 386 (2009) 920-8.

M.C. Baxa, K.F. Freed, T.R. Sosnick, "Quantifying the structural requirements of the folding transition state of protein A and other systems" J Mol Biol 381 (2008) 1362-81.