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
                      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.