2018 CUNY BioPhysics Symposium

“Spanning Experiment to Theory, from in vitro to Organismal”

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Advanced Science Research Center
12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Reception Immediately Following

This symposium brings together CUNY theorists and experimentalists in the expansive field of biophysics, giving us a chance to share recent research findings and discuss plans for future joint endeavors. We are pleased to welcome the two following keynote speakers:

Keynote Speaker #1
Stephen Sprang, Ph.D.
Professor, Division of Biological Sciences
Director, Center for Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics
University of Montana

Talk title – “Structure and dynamics of a G protein:exchange factor interaction”

Keynote Speaker #2
Brian Kuhlman, Ph.D.
Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Co-director, UNC Molecular and Cellular Biophysics Program
UNC School of Medicine

Talk Title – “Computational Methods for Requirement Driven Protein Design”

In addition, there will be plenty of opportunities for CUNY students, postdocs, and staff to present their work. Register today and let us know if you would like to present a poster.

For more information contact: Diane.Beckford@asrc.cuny.edu


12:00 – 12:45 Lunch and Check-In

12:45 – 12:55 Opening Remarks

12:55 – 1:35 First Keynote: Stephen Sprang, Professor, Division of Biological Sciences;
Director, Center for Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics, University of Montana

1:35 – 1:50 Shana Elbaum-Garfinkle, ASRC & Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, GC

1:50 – 2:05 Nicolas Biais, Assistant Professor of Biology, Brooklyn College

2:05 – 2:20 Andrea Piserchio, Senior Research Scientist, Ghose Lab, Chemistry and Biochemistry, CCNY

2:20 – 2:45 Poster Slam

2:45 – 3:25 Coffee Break/Poster Session

3:25 – 3:40 Marilyn Gunner, Professor of Physics

3:40 – 3:55 Ron Koder, Associate Professor of Physics, CCNY

3:55 – 4:10 Fred Naider, Distinguished Professor Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Staten Island

4:10 – 4:25 Tom Kurtzman, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Lehman College

4:25 – 4:40 Keyvan Dastmalchi, Senior Research Associate, Stark Lab, Chemistry and Biochemistry, CCNY

4:40 – 5:00 Coffee Break

5:00 – 5:40 Second Keynote: Brian Kuhlman, Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics;
Co-director, UNC Molecular and Cellular Biophysics Program, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

5:40 – 6:00 Closing Remarks

6:00 – 7:00 Reception