14TH ANNUAL RETREAT
WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY MOLECULAR BIOPHYSICS PROGRAM Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Wadsworth Mansion – Long Hill Estate
421 Wadsworth Street, Middletown, CT 06457
9:15 am Breakfast and Poster setup
10:00 am Introductory Remarks by Provost and VPAA Ruth Striegel Weissman
10:15 am Dr. Francis Starr (Physics) "Universal Origin for Raft-like Structures in Membranes"
11.00 am Dr. Irina Russu (Chemistry) "Structural Energetics of a Transcription Terminator"
11:45 am Poster session
12:30 pm LUNCH
1:30 pm Dr. Mihaela-Rita Mihailescu (Associate Professor, Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, Duquesne University) "Long-range RNA-RNA Interactions: Potential HCV Antiviral Targets?"
2:15 pm Poster session
3:15 pm Dr. Rex Pratt (Chemistry) "Enzyme Active Site Homologies: Mechanisms of Inhibition"
4:15 pm Keynote Speaker –Dr. Jamie Williamson, Professor, Department of Integrative Structural and Computational Biology, The Scripps Research Institute
"Dynamics of Ribosome Assembly in Cells"
5:30 pm Reception
Sponsors: NIGMS Molecular Biophysics Training Grant GM08271, Chemistry and MB&B departments