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    Peter J. Ortoleva is a distinguished professor of chemistry at Indiana University. His BS was in physics at RPI and his PhD in applied physics at Cornell. Before joining IU, he was a postdoctoral associate in physical chemistry at MIT. At Indiana University, Professor Ortoleva directs the Center for Cell and Virus Theory (, whose main objective is to develop mathematical and computational models of the physical and chemical processes underlying cell and virus behavior. CCVT researchers are addressing the challenge of understanding the workings of life on multi-, single- and sub-cellular scales. The interdisciplinary approach combines statistical mechanics, quantum chemistry, chemical kinetics, cell physiology, virology, biochemistry, computational sciences, and informatics.

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