Thursday, October 22, 2015

Wadsworth Mansion – Long Hill Estate
421 Wadsworth Street, Middletown, CT 06457


9:15 am          Breakfast and Poster setup 

10:00 am        Introductory remarks from Joyce Jacobsen, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Wesleyan University

10:15 am        Dr. Rich Olson
Assistant Professor, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, Wesleyan University
Understanding membrane specificity in a family of bacterial pore-forming toxins

11.00 am        Dr. Joseph Coolon
Assistant Professor, Biology, Wesleyan University
The role of gene regulatory network structure in genome evolution

11:45 am        Poster session 

12:15 pm        LUNCH

1:15 pm          Dr. Candice Etson
Assistant Professor, Physics, Wesleyan University
A Single-molecule Toolkit: Using TIRF Microscopy to Study Molecular Interactions and Dynamics

2:15 pm          Poster session

3:15 pm          Dr. Haribabu Arthanari
Lecturer, Biological Chemistry & Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical
Therapeutic Targeting of Protein-Protein Interactions Part -1: Deciphering the protein landscape by NMR Spectroscopy

4:15 pm          Keynote Speaker – Dr. John Kuriyan
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Professor, Departments of Molecular & Cell Biology and Chemistry
University of California, Berkeley

 Structural Mechanisms in Protein Kinase Regulation


5:30 pm          Reception

Sponsors: NIGMS Molecular Biophysics Training Grant GM08271, Chemistry and MB&B departments

Please contact adane@wesleyan.edu fwith any questions.