Protein-like nanopore dewetting

In nano-scale confined environments, water exists in a delicate equilibrium between condensed and vapor phase. We are using simple model nanopores to study the effects of pore morphology and co-solvent concentration on the free energy cost of dewetting, in order to apply what I learn to real proteins like the BK channel. This work was done with Sam Schultz in Jianhan's lab. We made this pop-art of some snapshots of a nanopore dewetting for an image competition: