Darrell Hurt Keynote 3D Printable Files

07/24/2015 - 10:00-07/24/2015 - 11:00
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Darrell Hurt is Acting Chief to the Biosciences and Biotechnologies Branch of the Office of Cyber Infrastructure and Computational Biology at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. He also provides special expertise in computational structural biology, including protein folding, docking, and molecular dynamics. Dr. Hurt founded the NIH 3D Print Exchange (3Dprint.nih.gov), an open source, community-driven database, based on the Drupal framework, which provides access to bioscientific 3D printable files and novel web tools for creating 3D models from scientific data. In June 2015, Dr. Hurt and his team were honored with the HHS Innovates award from HHS Secretary, Sylvia Burwell, and the Exchange was a featured exhibit at the White House’s first-ever National Maker Faire. Dr. Hurt has a B.S. in Chemistry with honors from Brigham Young University and a combined M.S./Ph.D. in Chemistry from Cornell University. His doctoral work was recognized with the Pauling Award from the American Crystallographic Association and he is the author of several scientific research articles.​