Rohit Pappu is the Edwin H. Murty Professor of Engineering in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Pappu received his PhD in Biological & Soft Matter Physics from Tufts University. He joined the faculty at Washington University in St. Louis following two postdoctoral fellowships, one at Washington University in St. Louis in Computational Chemistry and a second in Molecular Biophysics at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Pappu's research interests are focused on understanding the form, function, and phase behavior of intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs). His research deploys a novel combination of polymer physics theories, multiscale simulations, and experiments that are designed to uncover the connections between sequence-encoded information and the biophysical properties of IDPs.