Thursday, September 28, 2017

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     Colin Smith, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Wesleyan University
                   An Atomistic View of Protein Dynamics and Allostery

11:00 am     Meng-Ju Renee Sher, Assistant Professor of Physics, Wesleyan University
                   Tracking Electron Motions Using Terahertz Spectroscopy

11:45 am     Poster session

12:15 pm     LUNCH

1:15 pm       Kelly Knee, PhD ‘07, Principle Scientist, Pfizer Rare Disease Research Unit
                   Protein Folding Chaperones: Molecular Machines for Tricky Problems

2:15 pm       Poster session

3:15 pm       Francis Starr, Professor of Physics and Director of the College of Integrative Sciences, Wesleyan University
                   DNA Four-Way Junction Dynamics and Thermodynamics: Lessons from Combining Simulations and Experiments

4:15 pm          Keynote Speaker – Dr. Arthur G. Palmer

                      Robert Wood Johnson, Jr. Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics,
                      Columbia University Medical Center 

Conformational dynamics in molecular recognition and catalysis:

Lessons from ribonuclease H, AlkB, and GCN4 

5:30 pm          Reception

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

Please contact adane@wesleyan.edu with any questions.