Joshua Vermaas

  • Program Years: 2011-2016
  • Academic Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Field of Study: Biophysics
  • Academic Advisor: Emad Tajkhorshid
  • Practicum(s):
    National Renewable Energy Laboratory (2012)
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory (2014)
  • Degree(s):
    Ph.D. Biophysics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2016
    B.S. Computational Mathemathics, B.S. Biochemistry, and B.S. Physics, Arizona State University, 2010

Current Status

  • Research Area: Biophysics
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  • Publications

    TopoGromacs: Automated Topology Conversion from CHARMM to GROMACS within VMD J. V. Vermaas, D. J. Hardy, J. E. Stone, E. Tajkhorshid, and A. Kohlmeyer J. Chem. Info. and Model. 2016 doi:10.1021/acs.jcim.6b00103

    The cellular membrane as a mediator for small molecule interaction with membrane proteins C. G. Mayne, M. J. Arcario, P. Mahinthichaichan, J. L. Baylon, J. V. Vermaas, L. Navidpour, P-C. Wen, S. Thangapandian, and E. Tajkhorshid BBA Biomem. 2016 doi:10.1016/j.bbamem.2016.04.016

    Atomic-level description of protein–lipid interactions using an accelerated membrane model J. L. Baylon, J. V. Vermaas, M. P. Muller, M. J. Arcario, T. V. Pogorelov, and E. Tajkhorshid BBA Biomem. 2016 1858 (7) 1573-1583 doi:10.1016/j.bbamem.2016.02.027

    Mechanism of Lignin Inhibition of Enzymatic Biomass Deconstruction J. V. Vermaas, L. Petridis, X. Qi, R. Schulz, B. Lindner, and J. C. Smith Biotechnology for Biofuels 2015 8 217 doi:10.1186/s13068-015-0379-8

    CHARMM-GUI HMMM Builder for Membrane Simulations with the Highly Mobile Membrane-Mimetic Model Y. Qi, X. Cheng, J. Lee, J. V. Vermaas, T. V. Pogorelov, E. Tajkhorshid, S. Park, J. Klauda, W. Im Biophys. J. 2015 109 (10) 2012-2022 doi:10.1016/j.bpj.2015.10.008

    Efficient Exploration of Membrane-Associated Phenomena at Atomic Resolution J. V. Vermaas, J. L. Baylon, M. J. Arcario, M. P. Muller, Z. Wu, T. V. Pogorelov, and E. Tajkhorshid J. Mem. Biol. 2015 248 (3) 563-582 doi:10.1007/s00232-015-9806-9

    Effects of Lytic Polysaccharide Monooxygenase Oxidation on Cellulose Structure and Binding of Oxidized Cellulose Oligomers to Cellulases J. V. Vermaas, M. F. Crowley, G. T. Beckham, and C. M. Payne J. Phys. Chem. B 2015 19 (20) 6129–6143 doi:10.1021/acs.jpcb.5b00778

    Redox Potential Tuning through Differential Quinone Binding in the Photosynthetic Reaction Center of Rhodobacter sphaeroides J. V. Vermaas, A. T. Taguchi, S. A. Dikanov, C. A. Wraight, and E. Tajkhorshid Biochemistry 2015 54 (12) 2104–2116 doi:10.1021/acs.biochem.5b00033

    Conformational heterogeneity of α-synuclein in membrane J. V. Vermaas and E. Tajkhorshid BBA Biomem. 2014 1838 (12) 3107-3117 doi:10.1016/j.bbamem.2014.08.012

    A Microscopic View of Phospholipid Insertion into Biological Membranes J. V. Vermaas and E. Tajkhorshid J. Phys. Chem. B 2014 118 (7) 1754-1764 doi:10.1021/jp409854w

    Partitioning of Amino Acids Into a Model Membrane: Capturing the Interface T. V. Pogorelov, J. V. Vermaas, M. J. Arcario, and E. Tajkhorshid J. Phys. Chem. B 2014 118 (6) 1481-1492 2014 doi:10.1021/jp4089113

    Beyond the Boltzmann factor for corrections to scaling in ferromagnetic materials and critical fluids R.V. Chamberlin, J.V. Vermaas and G.H. Wolf Euro. Phys. J. B 2009 71 (1) 1-6 doi:10.1140/epjb/e2009-00278-0


    Dean’s List, Arizona State University (ASU), 2007-2010
    National Merit Scholar, ASU, 2006-2010
    Outstanding Honors Student Award, ASU Physics, 2010
    Therald Moeller Award, ASU Chemistry & Biochemistry, 2009
    Leroy Eyring Award, ASU Chemistry & Biochemistry, 2010
    NIH Training Grant Fellowship, NIH, 2010
    Declined NSF GRF 2011
    DOE CSGF Fellow 2011-2016
    Sandia National Laboratories Campus Executive Program Fellow, 2014-2016