Thursday, September 26, 2019

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


9:15 am Breakfast and Poster setup

10:00 am  Introductory remarks, Joseph Knee, Dean of Natural Science and Mathematics

10:10 am David Beveridge, Professor Emeritus, Chemistry, Wesleyan University
               Molecules to Medicine

11:00 am Michael LeVine '11, D.E. Shaw Research  
               A Decade Under Allosteric Regulation or: How I Learned to Stop Begging the Question

11:50 am Poster session

12:20 pm LUNCH

1:20 pm  Erika Taylor, Associate Professor, Chemistry, Wesleyan University   
              Understanding Metabolic Flux: Exploring the Activation and Inhibition of Lignin Derived Aromatic Compounds on their Pathway Enzymes       

2:10 pm Poster session

3:15 pm Laverne Melón, Assistant Professor, Biology, Wesleyan University
             Tonic for all ales: Tonic GABAergic inhibition, alcohol and anxiety

4:15 pm Keynote Speaker – Dr. Lila Gierasch, Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Chemistry, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Hsp70s: Allosteric machines that perform a multitude of cellular functions

5:30 pm Reception

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

Please contact adane@wesleyan.edu with any questions.