Ph.D. student, Department of Chemistry
Juliana works with Elfi Kraka in the Computational and Theoretical Chemistry Group (CATCO), where she studies the molecular and vibrational properties of metalloproteins, specifically bond strengths between metal-ligands. Utilizing a unique and comprehensive computational design, this work will advance the current understanding of metalloprotein enzymes at the quantum chemical level, which is a perfect complement for enhancing catalysis and modifying proteins within character.
Road to the Moody School:
Juliana began her research in computational organometallic chemistry during her undergraduate studies when she earned her B.S. in chemistry with a minor in psychology from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in 2021. Outside of research, Juliana spends time with her family and friends, plays the piano and volunteers in her community.