When we have designed a new protein or nucleic acid system, we will ideally have the chance to validate the design using simulation prior to experimental testing. We tend to use all-atom GROMACS simulations for validation of proteins and coarse-grained oxDNA simulations for nucleic acid systems.
Notably, Dr. Snow was a member of the Pande group at Stanford during the early years of the Folding@Home distributed computing project. At Caltech, Dr. Snow led a team to develop new flexible software for computational protein engineering (e.g. protein structure prediction and design).