Thursday, September 27, 2018

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


9:15 am Breakfast and Poster setup

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

10:15 am Carlos Jiménez-Hoyos, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Wesleyan University
 Insights into the chemistry of Iron-Sulfur Proteins from Electronic Structure Calculations            

11:00 am Jane Withka, PhD ‘91, Pfizer
 Pushing the Boundaries of Structural Biology and Biophysics in Pharmaceutical Industry         

11:45 am Poster session

12:15 pm  LUNCH

1:15 pm Alison L. O’Neil, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Wesleyan University
 Investigating the toxicity of SOD1 aggregates in a stem cell-derived model of ALS           

2:15 pm Poster session

3:15 pm Kelly Thayer, PhD ‘04, Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Wesleyan University
 Ensemble Networks for Allosteric Design               

4:15 pm Keynote Speaker – Dr. Angel E. Garcia, Director of the Center for NonLinear Studies, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Uncovering the dynamics of a Molecular Switch:

Atomistic Simulations of the interaction of KRas with membranes

5:30 pm Reception


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

Please contact adane@wesleyan.edu with any questions.