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Trent Parker
Graduate Student
Educational Background

     B. S. Chemistry, Saint Louis University, 2011

  • GT Presidential Fellow
  • GT Molecular Biophysics Trainee Fellow
  • GT GAANN Fellow
Research Interests
  • Non-covalent interactions in biological molecules and organic materials.
  • Fragmentation methods in computational chemistry.
  • Ab initio force fields and molecular dynamics.
Representative Publications

``Competition Between π-π and C-H/π Interactions: A Comparison of the Structural and Electronic Properties of Alkoxy-Substituted 1,8-Bis((propyloxyphenyl)ethynyl)naphthalenes,'' B. E. Carson, T. M. Parker, E. G. Hohenstein, G. L. Brizius, W. Komorner, R. A. King, D. M. Collard, and C. D. Sherrill, Chem. Eur. J. 21, 19168-19175 (2015) (doi: 10.0112/chem.201502363)

``Assessment of Empirical Models Versus High-Acuracy Ab Initio Methods for Nucleobase Stacking: Evaluating the Importance of Charge Penetration,'' T. M. Parker and C. D. Sherrill, J. Chem. Theory Comput. 11, 4197-4202 (2015) (doi: 10.1021/acs.jctc.5b00588)

``Chemical Assignment of Symmetry-Adapted Perturbation Theory Interaction Energy Components: The Functional-Group SAPT Partition,'' R. M. Parrish, T. M. Parker, and C. D. Sherrill, J. Chem. Theory Comput. 10, 4417-4431 (2014) (doi: 10.1021/ct500724p)

``The CH-π Interactions of Methyl Ethers As a Model for Carbohydrate-N-Heteroarene Interactions,'' P. Li, T. M. Parker, J. Hwang, F. Deng, M. D. Smith, P. J. Pellechia, C. D. Sherrill, and K. D. Shimizu, Org. Lett. 16, 5064-5067 (2014) (doi: 10.1021/ol502418k)

``Levels of Symmetry Adapted Perturbation Theory (SAPT). I. Efficiency and Performance for Interaction Energies,'' T. M. Parker, L. A. Burns, R. M. Parrish, A. G. Ryno, and C. D. Sherrill, J. Chem. Phys. 140, 094106 (2014) (doi: 10.1063/1.4867135)

``Quantum-Mechanical Analysis of the Energetic Contributions to π Stacking in Nucleic Acids Versus Rise, Twist, and Slide,'' T. M. Parker, E. G. Hohenstein, R. M. Parrish, N. V. Hud, and C. D. Sherrill, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 135, 1306-1316 (2013) (doi: 10.1021/ja3063309)

``Energetics of Zinc-Mediated Interactions in the Allosteric Pathways of Metal Sensor Proteins,'' D. K. Chakravorty, T. M. Parker, A. J. Guerra, C. D. Sherrill, D. P. Giedroc, and K. M. Merz Jr., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 135, 30-33 (2013) (doi: 10.1021/ja309170g)

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