Basic & Clinical Sciences

Associate Professor
Focus: Physics/Physical Chemistry

Contact Information
(518) 694-7229

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Yuri Kholodenko, PH.D.


  • Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania


  • General Physics I and II
  • Physics for Life Sciences
  • College Physics I and II


  • Molecular dynamics in biological processes is a challenging and exciting field of modern biophysics. I am interested in protein dynamics and the connection between protein dynamics and function. A deeper understanding of functionally significant protein motions is an important step toward the rational design of new proteins with interesting practical applications.


Y. Kholodenko, M. Volk, E. Gooding, R. M. Hochstrasser. "Energy dissipation and relaxation processes in deoxy myoglobin after photoexcitation in the Soret region." Chemical Physics, 259 , 71-87, 2000.
Y. Kholodenko, E. A. Gooding, Y. Dou, M. Ikeda-Saito, R. M. Hochstrasser. "Heme protein dynamics revealed by geminate nitric oxide recombination in mutants of iron and cobalt myoglobin." Biochemistry, 38 , 5918-5924, 1999.

S. Gnanakaran, M. Lim, M. Volk, E. Gooding, Y. Kholodenko, R. M. Hochstrasser. "Chemical reaction dynamics of some simple molecules in solutions." Philos. Trans. R. Soc. London, A, 356 , 377-388, 1998.

H. S. M. Lu, M. Volk, Y. Kholodenko, E. Gooding, R. M. Hochstrasser, W. F. DeGrado. "Aminothiotyrosine disulfide, an optical trigger for initiation of protein folding." J. Am. Chem. Soc., 119 , 7173 -7180, 1997.

M. Volk, Y. Kholodenko, H. S.M. Lu, E. A. Gooding, W. F. DeGrado, R. M. Hochstrasser. "Peptide conformational dynamics and vibrational stark effects following photoinitiated disulfide cleavage." J. Phys. Chem. B, 101 , 8607-8616, 1997.