Jelly-Rolls-Logo-10-20-23-cropped.jpg     The Jelly Rolls

Wesleyan's Student Chapter of the Biophysical Society meets every other Friday during the academic year and hosts social and educational events throughout the year. 

President, Julissa Cruz Bautista (
Vice President, Farah Hasanain (
Secretary/Treasurer, Carolyn Sam (
Chapter Sponsor, Candice Etson (

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Upcoming Events

Please join the Jelly Rolls this Friday for "Grad Tales: The Good, the Bad, and the Jelly!". Come ask questions of current Wesleyan Ph.D. students about their experience working towards their graduate degree. Pizza will be provided! 

Friday, March 29th at 11:40am in Albritton 304. We hope to see you there!




Did you know that proteins can have bizarre names? For example, the protein Pikachurin is a retinal protein named after a Pokemon! Biophysics is the field that applies the theories and methods of physics to understand how biological systems work. Join the Jelly Rolls, Wesleyan's Biophysical Society Chapter! Meetings TBA. Fill out this google form to be added to the mailing listImage Text: The Jelly Rolls Club, Wesleyan's Biophysical Society chapter. Join us! Meetings TBA! Did you know, proteins can have bizarre names! For example, the protein pikachurin is a retinal protein named after a Pokemon. What is biophysics? Biophysics is the field that applies the theories and methods of physics to understand how biological systems work.



Our Name

The name of the group is an homage to the jelly roll fold protein.

example of a jelly roll fold protein
A canonical example of a jelly roll viral capsid protein, from the satellite tobacco mosaic virus. The individual beta strands are labeled with their traditional designations (for historical reasons, sheet A is not used), highlighting the packing of the BIDG and CHEF four-stranded sheets.
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    Save the Date for the Jelly Rolls Club first general meeting on September 29th, from 3-4pm in Woodhead Lounge. Find out what biophysics is all about. Jelly donuts will be provided!

    Jelly Rolls First Meeting. September 29th, 3-4pm, Woodhead Lounge



    The Jelly Rolls will host a Picnic Social on Friday, Jul 14th from 3pm to 7pm on Citrin Field. Please join us!


    The Jelly Rolls present Science Trivia Night, April 14th, 5pm-6pm, SCIE058


    Join the Jelly Rolls Friday, March 24, 12:00-1:00pm EDT for a multilingual biophysics networking event! Contact Justin Nguyen with any questions. 







    Friday, September 30, 3:00-4:00pm, Hall-Atwater 56