Thursday, September 29, 2016

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


9:15 am         Breakfast and Poster setup 

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

10:15 am       Dr. Alison Ringel ‘09
                     Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School 
                     Nucleosome competition reveals processive acetylation by the SAGA HAT module

11.00 am       Dr. Michael Weir
                     Professor, Biology, Wesleyan University
                     mRNA-rRNA base pairing promotes efficient protein translation

11:45 am        Poster session | ABSTRACT BOOK

12:15 pm        LUNCH

1:15 pm          Dr. Michelle Personick
                      Assistant Professor, Chemistry, Wesleyan University
                      Synthesis of functional nanomaterials with complex shapes using basic chemistry

2:15 pm          Poster session | ABSTRACT BOOK

3:15 pm         Dr. David Langley
                     Research Fellow, Computational Chemistry, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
                     Tishler Professor of Chemistry, Wesleyan University
                     Homology models of the attachment inhibitor BMS-626529 bound to gp120 suggest a unique mechanism of action

4:15 pm          Keynote Speaker – Dr. Anna Marie Pyle
                      Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
                      William Edward Gilbert Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology and Department of Chemistry, Yale University

Structural and Mechanistic Insights into RNA Splicing


5:30 pm          Reception

Sponsors: Molecular Biophysics Training Program, Chemistry Department and MB&B Department

Please contact adane@wesleyan.edu with any questions.