Prem Chapagain

Professor; Associate Director of the Biomolecular Sciences Institute


Office: CP 230, CP 253

Phone: 305-348-6266, 305-348-6661


Specialty: Theoretical Biophysics

Curriculum Vitae


Research Areas

Dr. Chapagain specializes in biological physics. His research focuses on the computational investigations of biomolecules and he has extensively published on various topics of biophysics including protein aggregation, exploration of novel antimicrobial compounds against antibiotic-resistant pathogens, membrane interactions, and dynamics and function of various proteins of emerging viruses such as Ebolavirus and Marburgvirus, and more recently SARS-CoV-2. He has developed an excellent research infrastructure in computational biophysics at FIU with external funding from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense and industry partners.


  • Ph.D. in Physics and Biophysics, Florida International University, Miami, Florida
  • M.S. in Physics, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • B.S. in Physics, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal