JC Gumbart (PI)


Assistant Professor of Physics

  • Director’s Postdoctoral Fellow, Argonne National Laboratory, (2011-2012)
  • Ph.D. in Physics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (2009)
  • B.S. in Physics and Mathematics, Western Illinois University (2003)

(My CV – PDF, last updated May 2016)



  • Spring 2016: Intro Physics of Living Systems II (PHYS 2212 IPLS)
  • Spring 2016: Senior Seminar I (PHYS 4601)
  • Fall 2016: Senior Seminar I (PHYS 4601)
  • Spring 2015: Biophysics (PHYS 4251)
  • Fall 2015: Intro Physics I (PHYS 2211)
  • Fall 2015: Senior Seminar I (PHYS 4601)
  • Fall 2014: Biophysics (PHYS 4251)
  • Fall 2013: Biophysics (PHYS 4251)

Representative Publications

  1. Role of the Native Outer-Membrane Environment on the Transporter BtuB.
    C. Balusek and J. C. Gumbart. Biophysical Journal. 111:1409-1417, 2016.
  2. Simulation-based approaches for determining membrane permeability of small compounds.
    C. Lee, J. Comer, C. Herndon, N. Leung, A. Pavlova, R. Swift, C. Tung, C. Rowley, R. Amaro, C. Chipot, Y. Wang, and J. C. Gumbart. J. Chemical Information and Modeling. 56:721-733, 2016.
  3. Parametrization of macrolide antibiotics using the force field toolkit.
    A. Pavlova and J. C. Gumbart. J. Computational Chemistry. 36:2052-2063, 2015.
  4. Thermodynamics of deca-alanine folding in water.
    A. Hazel, C. Chipot, and J. C. Gumbart. Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation. 10:2836-2844, 2014.
  5. Structural insight into the biogenesis of β-barrel membrane proteins.
    N. Noinaj, A. J. Kuszak, J. C. Gumbart, P. Lukacik, H. Chang, N. C. Easley, T. Lithgow, and S. K. Buchanan. Nature, 501:385-390, 2013.
Contact Info
e-mail: gumbart // at // physics.gatech.edu
phone: 404-385-0797
fax: 404-894-9958
office: W207 Howey Physics Building
mail: School of Physics, 837 State Street, Atlanta, GA 30332-0430