Jonathan Khao is a Scientific Animator and Programmer at Digizyme, Inc. After completing a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Computer Science and an M.Sc. in Bioinformatics, Structural Biology and Genomics at the University of the Mediterranean (France), Jonathan continued to work at the interface of computer science and biology and obtained his Ph.D. by using molecular dynamics simulations to study the mutual influence of membrane proteins and their environment. Publications of this work can be found in the European Biophysical Journal and Nature Nanotechnology.
With a passion for life sciences and computer graphics, Jonathan joined Digizyme in 2013 to develop modeling and simulation tools for Molecular Maya, web applications, as well as interactive and digital content featured in E.O. Wilson’s Life on Earth among other projects. Jonathan is the main author of the Modeling and Rigging kits, participated in the development of the Cytoskeleton kit, and has been the lead Molecular Maya developer since mid-2017.