Dr. Mikhail Kibalchenko is a postdoctoral fellow who is an expert in quantum mechanics and its implementation in understanding protein structure and dynamics. He has combined quantum mechanics with experimental techniques as a powerful interdisciplinary tool to progress scientific knowledge in the structural studies of infinitely disordered chalcogenide glasses, magnetic environments within carbon nanotubes, techniques for distinguishing hydrogen bonding networks, and most recently transport mechanisms in the ADP/ATP mitochondrial transport proteins. In the Teplow laboratory Dr. Kibalchenko is studying the mechanisms of pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s Disease.

  • Ph.D. Theory of Condensed Matter, University of Cambridge, UK, 2010
  • M.Sci. Physics, Imperial College London, UK, 2006
  1. M. Kibalchenko, J. R. Yates, C. Massobrio, A. Pasquarello, Structural composition of first-neighbor shells in GeSe2 and GeSe4 glasses from a first-principles analysis of NMR chemical shifts. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 115 (15), (2011), pp 7755–7759.
  2. M. Kibalchenko, M.C. Payne, J.R. Yates. Magnetic response of single-walled carbon nanotubes in- duced by an external magnetic field. ACS Nano Vol. 5, No. 1 (2011), 537–545.
  3. M. Kibalchenko, D. Lee, L. Shao, M. C. Payne, J. J. Titman, J. R. Yates. Distinguishing hydrogen bonding networks in alpha-D-galactose using NMR experiments and first principles calculations. Chemical Physics Letters 498 (2010) 270–276.
  4. M. Kibalchenko, J. R. Yates, C. Massobrio, A. Pasquarello. Structural assignments of NMR chemical shifts in GexSe{1-x} glasses through first principles calculations for GeSe2, Ge4Se9, and GeSe crystals. Physical Review B (Rapid Communications) 82 (2010) 020202.
  5. M. Kibalchenko, J.R. Yates, A. Pasquarello. First principles investigation of the relation between structural and NMR parameters in vitreous GeO2. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 22 (2010) 145501.
  6. Hayden EY, Yamin G, Beroukhim S, Chen B, Kibalchenko M, Jiang L, Ho L, Wang J, Pasinetti GM, Teplow DB. (2015) Inhibiting amyloid β-protein assembly: Size-activity relationships among grape seed-derived polyphenols. J Neurochem. doi: 10.1111/jnc.13270. PMID: 26228682
  7. E.R.S. Kunji, A. Aleksandrova, M.S. King, H. Majd, V.L. Ashton, E. Cerson, R. Springett, M. Kibalchenko, S. Tavoulari, P.G. Crichton, J.J. Ruprecht, (2016). The transport mechanism of the mitochondrial ADP/ATP carrier. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta Molecular Cell Research. doi:10.1016/j.bbamcr.2016.03.015 PMID: 27001633