Ben Harless is a graduate student in the Biophysics program at the University of Notre Dame, advised by Dan Gezelter. He did his undergraduate degree at Cal. State University, San Marcos, where he majored in Biochemistry.
Ben's research at Notre Dame involves the structure and dynamics of the aqueous environment around DAFP1, the anti-freeze protein isolated from Dendroides Canadensis beetles. He is also studying the binding motif for this same protein on various facets of ice using a restraint potential and the weighted histogram analysis method (WHAM).