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Jerry M. Parks

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Dr. Jerry Parks is a computational chemist and Research Staff Scientist in the Biosciences Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He received an M.S. in Chemistry from Southern Methodist University, and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Duke University. His research interests range from the thermodynamics of metal-ligand species in aqueous solution to the structure and function of bacterial proteins and enzymes. Applying such methods as quantum chemistry, molecular dynamics simulation and structural bioinformatics, Jerry engages in active collaborations with multidisciplinary teams of scientists from universities and research institutes across the nation and globally. Dr. Parks is a recipient of the ORNL Director’s Award for Outstanding Team Accomplishment, the UT-Battelle Award for Scientific Research, and an ORNL Significant Event Award for the discovery of genes and proteins required for bacterial mercury methylation.


Ph.D. Duke University Graduate School, Chemistry


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