|Dr.Jerry Darsey graduated with a B.S. Degree in Physics from Louisiana State University. He subsequently completed the Ph.D. Degree in Physical Chemistry at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA. Dr. Darsey worked for six years at Tarleton State University (Texas A&M University System), Stephenville, TX as an Assistant & Associate Professor of Chemistry holding a visiting professor position in many other colleges. He is now a Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Dr.Darsey has received numerous honors, he was selected by the International Biographical Center in Cambridge England, biography to be included in The 2,000 Eminent Scientists of the 21st Century, 1st Edition. He was the Organizing Chairman for Regional American Chemical Society Meeting, Little Rock, AR (Atomic and Molecular Modeling and Simulation) and the Chairman, Chemistry Section, Arkansas Academy of Science 78th Annual Meeting.
Dr.Darsey is the inventor or co-inventor on seven patents issued by the Unites States Patent and Trademark office and have authored or co-authored approximately 130 manuscripts in the fields of molecular modeling, neural network simulations, conformational modeling of polymers and proteins, and Monte-Carlo modeling, as well as a book, which is in final revision, on applications of neural networks to molecular and biomolecular systems. He have given more than 300 presentations at regional, national, and international meetings.
His research interests are primarily in computer modeling techniques of atomic and molecular systems for the elucidation of their chemical and physical properties, but also interested in bioinformatics and is involved in several such projects with medical applications. His research in drug design uses techniques pioneered in his laboratory that involve artificial intelligence procedures and quantum mechanical simulations. He also works in the area of nanotechnology to model atomic and molecular nanoclusters for developing new materials to enhance hydrogen storage. As either a Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator, he had received more than $2.5 million in external funding from NASA, Department of Energy, Arkansas Science and Technology Authority, American Chemical Society-Petroleum Research Fund, Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Disease, and others.
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