Zack received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering at the University of Washington in 2014. While at the University of Washington, he investigated solvation effects of room temperature liquids on biomass in the Pfaendtner Group. Zack enrolled in the University of Chicago Ph.D. program in the Institute for Molecular Engineering and joined the Voth Group in fall of 2014.
Zack is interested in multiscale simulations of biological membranes and membrane proteins related to design of potential drugs and new bio-inspired materials.
Z. Jarin and J. Pfaendtner, 'Ionic Liquids Can Selectively Change the Conformational Free-Energy Landscape of Sugar Rings' Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, 10(2), 507-510 (2014).