Postdoctoral Scholar

Luca obtained his PhD in Physics and Chemistry of Biological Systems at SISSA, Trieste (Italy). As a postdoc in the Bahar lab at the University of Pittsburgh, he applied machine learning to integrate the analysis of structural dynamics of proteins in the prediction of the effects of missense variants. He joined the Keiser lab in 2019, where he will be working on applying deep learning techniques to analyze molecular dynamics trajectories. He enjoys mounting biking and hiking in his free time.

Lab papers

  1. Prioritizing virtual screening with interpretable interaction fingerprints.

    Fassio AV, Shub L, Ponzoni L, McKinley J, O’Meara MJ, Ferreira RS, Keiser MJ, de Melo Minardi RC. bioRxiv. 2022 May 29.