George Van Den Driessche

I completed my Bachelor's of Science at Aquinas College where I dual majored in chemistry and mathematics. After graduation I attended Illinois State University where I combined my passion for chemistry and mathematics by joining a computational research group under the mentorship of Dr. Jean Standard. My research at ISU employed density functional theory (DFT) to model the formation of donor-acceptor complexes. Then in 2015, after receiving my Master's in Science I moved to Raleigh, NC to attend North Carolina State University where I joined the lab of Dr. Denis Fourches. As a member of the Fourches Lab I am using a combination of Cheminformatics and Quantum based techniques to model and predict adverse drug reactions (ADRs) induced by the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) protein. 

Education

2015 - Present

Ph. D. Candidate

North Carolina State University

2013 - 2015

Master's of Science

Illinois State University

2009 - 2013

Bachelor's of Science

Aquinas College

Recognitions

MidWestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS)/ProQuest Outstanding Thesis Award

Mathematical, Physical Sciences, and Engineering Recipient (2017)

Recognition for Excellence in Laboratory Teaching

Graduate Student Association,

North Carolina State University (2017)

CINF Scholarship for Scientific Excellence

ACS Division of Chemical Information,

ACS National Meeting ( Fall 2016)

Outstanding Poster Presentation 

Journal of Physical Chemistry

Midwestern Theoretical Chemistry Conference (2014)

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