Shuhua Ma

Associate Professor


Contact Information

Smith Hall, Room 539B


B.S., Chemistry
Beijing Normal University
M.S., Physical Chemistry
Beijing Normal University
Ph.D., Physical Chemistry
Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Postdoctoral Associate
University of Minnesota

Areas of Expertise

Physical chemistry
Computational chemistry and biochemistry
Computer-aided inhibitor design

Research Interests

My research interests are in the areas of molecular simulation of enzyme catalytic reactions and the development of viral enzyme inhibitors using computer-aided drug design methods. Primary techniques employed in these simulations include combined quantum mechanical and molecular mechanical (QM/MM) simulation, ligand binding, homology modeling and quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR) analysis.