Itai is a computational chemist specializing in the development of computational tools for large-scale molecular simulations. He earned his PhD in computational chemistry at Tel-Aviv university where he developed intermolecular potentials for conducting large-scale molecular dynamics simulations of nanomaterials. Itai later pursued a post-doc position at the Weizmann institute where he developed a two-state facilitated diffusion model for transcription factor search on DNA. He then joined Teresa Head-Gordon’s lab in UC Berkeley where he developed novel computational tools for predicting the electrostatic properties of molecules with applications to protein-ligand docking and reactive molecular dynamics. In his free time Itai enjoys outdoor activities with his family.
Senior Scientist, Computational Chemistry