Covid-19 Update: The 2020 MBSB Symposium has been postponed until further notice.
The information below will be updated when new information is available.
The eighth annual MBSB research symposium will be held on Friday, May 8th, in the Frick Fine Arts Building from 9:00am to 7:00pm. The 2020 symposium will feature Dr. Gregory Petsko as the keynote speaker. Other speakers will include MBSB faculty, current MBSB graduate students, and an MBSB alumnus. Scroll down to see the schedule of events!
Dr. Gregory Petsko
Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases, Harvard Medical School and Brigham & Women's Hospital
"How Parkinson's disease Starts - And How It Might Be Stopped"
MBSB Symposium 2019 registration form and abstract submissions should be completed no later than April 15th, 2020
Completed forms should be emailed to Janet Zambotti at email@example.com
Registration Form: Click HERE to register
Abstract Template: Click HERE to download
Program Details - MBSB Symposium 2020
9:00 am Registration and breakfast
9:45 am Welcome – Andrew Hinck
Chaired by: Ananya Mukundan
10:00 am "Peeking and Poking at Cells: Optical Control of Biological Processes"
Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh
10:35 am "Multi-modal imaging reveals force transmission in cell monolayers"
Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
10:55 am Break
11:30 am "Activation of Tev family kinase Btk by HIV Nef"
Structural Biology, University of Pittsburgh
11:50 am "Mechanism of the AMPA type Glutamate Receptor Allosteric Activation by an Agonist from Molecular Dynamics Simulations"
Department of Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University
12:25 pm – 1:25 pm
Chaired by: Wesley Brown
1:30 pm "Revealing XLF's Role in NHEJ"
Harvard Medical School
2:05 pm "Sub-Pocket Explorer (SubPEx): Leveraging weighted ensemble simulations to enhance the conformational search
of binding-pocket conformations"
Erich Hellmann Holguin*
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
2:25 pm "Title Pending"
Department of Cell Biology, University of Pittsburgh
3:00 pm – 4:10 pm
Chaired by: Stephen White
4:15 pm "How Parkinson's Disease Starts - And how It Might Be Stopped"
Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases, Harvard Medical School and Bringham & Women's Hospital
# MBSB Training Faculty
* MBSB Student
** MBSB Alumni