23rd ANNUAL RETREAT

WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY MOLECULAR BIOPHYSICS PROGRAM

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

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

9:00 am Breakfast and Poster setup

10:00 am Introductory remarks

10:10 am Dr. Jennifer Mitchel
               Assistant Professor, Biology, Wesleyan University

11:00 am Dr. Colin Smith
               Assistant Professor, Chemistry, Wesleyan University
              Characterizing aberrant energy landscapes in computationally designed and naturally occurring proteins

11:50 am Poster session

12:30 pm Lunch

1:20 pm Dr. Rachel Leicher '15
             Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research - NIBR
             Single-stranded nucleic acid binding and coacervation by linker histone H1

2:10 pm Poster session

3:15 pm Dr. Rich Olson
             Associate Professor, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Wesleyan University

4:15 pm Keynote Speaker – Dr. Bil Clemons
             Professor of Biochemistry, California Institute of Technology

             A mechanistic look at tail-anchored membrane protein targeting - the catalytic cycle of the targeting factor Get3

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.

Students are encourage to attend! We are also hosting a more informal gathering with Dr. Clemoms at The Resource Center Thursday morning, September 15, 2022, 10:00-11:00am.