Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics and

The Graduate Group in Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics


Thursday, November 17, 2016

7:30 A.M.

Bus arrival, outside Stellar-Chance Labs on Curie Boulevard

8:00 A.M.                  

Bus departure from Penn

~10:30 A.M.              

Bus arrival at Skytop Lodge, Conference Center entrance
Registration/pickup of room keys
(Rooms available for occupancy after 4:00 p.m., but may be available earlier)

Poster setup in Evergreen Ballroom

SESSION 1 • Hemlock Ballroom 

Discussion leader:  Kristen W. Lynch, Ph.D.

11:00 - 11:15 A.M.

Benjamin A. Garcia, Ph.D., Presidential Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Spectrometry for the masses

11:20 – 11:35 A.M.

Glennis A. Logsdon, Graduate student in the laboratory of Ben E. Black, Ph.D.
The genetic and epigenetic contributions to mammalian centromere formation

11:40 – 11:55 A.M.

Deirdre C. Tatomer, Ph.D., Postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Jeremy E. Wilusz, Ph.D.
Translational control of non-polyadenylated mRNAs

12:00 NOON – 12:15 P.M.

Kathleen P. Howard, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics; Professor of Chemistry, Swarthmore College
Bud out! How an influenza protein promotes viral budding

12:20 – 12:35 P.M.

Cory T. Rice, Graduate student in the laboratory of Emmanuel Skordalakes, Ph.D.
Structure of the human POT1-TPP1 complex and the role of disease mutations in cancer

12:45 – 2:00 P.M.

Lunch, South Windsor Dining Room

2:00 – 4:40 P.M.

Organized Activities/Free Time

SESSION 2 • Hemlock Ballroom

Discussion leader:  Benjamin A. Garcia, Ph.D.

4:45 – 5:00 P.M.

P. Leslie Dutton Award Talk
M. Daniel Ricketts, Graduate student in the laboratory of Ronen Marmorstein, Ph.D.
Molecular basis for histone H3.3 deposition by the HIRA histone chaperone complex

5:05 – 5:20 P.M.

Donita C. Brady, Ph.D., Presidential Professor of Cancer Biology
Tracing transition metal-mediated kinase signal transduction in cancer

5:25 – 5:40 P.M.

Joshua A. Mancini, Graduate student in the laboratory of P. Leslie Dutton, Ph.D.
Man-made protein antennas produced and assembled in vivo: A starting point for novel cellular photochemical pathways

5:45 – 6:00 P.M.

David M. Chenoweth, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Modulating the collagen interactome with synthetic protein mimics

6:05 – 6:20 P.M.

Introduction of New Students – Benjamin A. Garcia, Ph.D.

6:30 - 7:30 P.M. 

Dinner, South Windsor Dining Room

7:30 – 10:00 P.M.

Poster Session & Reception, Evergreen Ballroom


Friday, November 18, 2016

7:30 - 9:00 A.M.         

Breakfast, South Windsor Dining Room

Checkout by 11:00 a.m.
(return room keys to reservation desk in the main lobby)

Poster breakdown by 1:00 p.m.

SESSION 3 • Hemlock Ballroom

Discussion leader: Rahul M. Kohli, M.D., Ph.D.

9:00 – 9:15 A.M.   

Sara Cherry, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Microbiology
Phenotype to mechanism: Applying functional genomics to complex systems

9:20 – 9:35 A.M.  

Xiang (Scott) Ye, Ph.D., Postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of S. Walter Englander, Ph.D
Probing substrate protein folding pathway affected by chaperonin function

9:40 – 9:55 A.M.

Deborah Y. Shroder, Graduate student in the laboratory of Yale E. Goldman, M.D., Ph.D.
Myosin is a head case: real-time structural dynamics during translocation

10:00 – 10:15 A.M.

Roberto Dominguez, Ph.D., Professor of Physiology
BAR domain proteins linking the cytoskeleton to cellular membranes and signaling pathways

10:20 – 10:35 A.M.

Christine Jorge, Graduate student in the laboratory of A. Joshua Wand, Ph.D.
Hydration dynamics of staphylococcal nuclease

10:45 – 11:10 A.M.

Group Photograph and Checkout

SESSION 4 • Hemlock Ballroom

Discussion leader:  Ben E. Black, Ph.D.

11:15 11:25 A.M.

Presentation of Poster Awards – Kim A. Sharp, Ph.D.

11:30 – 11:45 A.M.

Kim A. Sharp, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Crowding, binding, and twisting: Biophysical adventures in entropy

11:50 A.M. – 12:05 P.M.

Catherine M. DeBrosse, Graduate student in the laboratory of Ravinder Reddy, Ph.D.
Measuring OXPHOS in skeletal muscle by creatine chemical exchange saturation transfer

12:10 – 12:25 P.M.

Rahul M. Kohli, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine, and Biochemistry and Biophysics
Accessing the extended and dynamic epigenome

12:30 – 12:45 P.M.

James P. Townsend, Graduate student in the laboratory of Alison M. Sweeney, Ph.D.
Baby I'm stuck on goo: Biochemistry of ctenophore colloblast adhesive

12:45 – 2:00 P.M.

Lunch, West Winsor Dining Room

2:00 P.M.

Bus arrival at Skytop Lodge, Conference Center entrance

2:15 P.M.

Bus departure for Penn

~5:30 P.M.

Bus arrival at Penn, outside Stellar-Chance Labs on Curie Boulevard