K. Aurelia Ball

Education and Positions: B.A. Middlebury College, 2007; Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 2013; Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California, San Francisco 2013-2016; Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Skidmore College, 2016 – current. 

Research Interests: Intrinsically disordered proteins and their interactions with folded proteins; Using molecular dynamics simulations and NMR spectroscopy to determine protein conformational ensembles, dynamics, and binding pathways; binding of proline-rich disordered peptides to SH3 domains; the HIV protein Vif and its interaction with host proteins. 

Honors and Awards: NIH Molecular Biophysics Predoctoral Traineeship, 2007 – 2012; NIH National Service Award F32 Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2015 – 2016; Invited member of MERCURY Consortium for undergraduate computational chemistry, 2018 – present; NSF RUI, 2019 – 2022; NSF MRI (co-PI), 2020 – 2023.  

The Protein Society: Active member since 2017 

Service: Chair of Gordon Research Seminar on Intrinsically Disordered Proteins, 2014; Reviewer for NSF RUI grant, 2018; Molecular Sciences Software Institute Associate, 2019-present; Reviewer for NSF Career grant, 2019; Reviewer for ANR France grant, 2020; Co-organizer of Telluride Science Research Center Workshop on Intrinsically Disordered Proteins, 2021.