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Structural Biology Interest Group

The Structural Biology Interest Group is formed of faculty, staff and trainees across the United States.  The group meets twice a month for a short presentation and discussion on publications, past research, current research and future ideas in the field.  New additions are welcome. Individuals interested in receiving meeting announcements should email Sonya Housholder.  Click on a date or title below to add the meeting to a calendar. 

Schedule

May 20, 2021

Protein structure


May 6, 2021
 

April 22, 2021: Spring meeting of the Structural Biology Advisory Committee
 

April 8, 2021: "Comparison of CryoEM and X-ray Structures of Dimethylformamidase"
Ramswamy Subramanian, PhD, Purdue University
 

March 25, 2021: "GRB2 monomer:dimer equilibrium and implications for T cell function"
Aline Sandouk, CCOM Microbiology & Immunology (Houtman lab)
 

March 11, 2021: "ALiCE® - Simple reactions - Radical results"
Joanne Walter, LenioBio
 

February 25, 2021: Canceled

February 11, 2021: Canceled

January 28, 2021: Canceled

December 17, 2020: "Structural and Biophysical Basis of Endo-Membrane Signaling by a Non-Canonical GPCR"
S. Saif Hasan, PhD, University of Maryland
Dr. Amsa Rehman, Postdoc, Hasan Lab
 

December 3, 2020: "New Lab, New Tools, and New Topoisomerases"
Matthew Schellenberg, PhD, Mayo Clinic
 

November 19, 2020: "APE1: A DNA Repair Swiss Army Knife"
Amy Whitaker, PhD, Postdoc, Dr. Bret Freudenthal lab, University of Kansas Medical Center
 

November 5, 2020: "Caught in the Act: CryoEM Structure of Translocating Anthrax Toxin"
Alexandra Machen, MPH, PhD, Dr. Bret Freudenthal lab, University of Kansas Medical Center
 

October 29, 2020: "Structural basis of nucleosome-dependent cGAS inhibition"Protein structureJoshua Boyer, Research Associate, Dr. Qi Zhang lab, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
 

October 15, 2020: "Lesion Removal by NEIL DNA Glycosylases from G-quadruplexes is Dictated by Sequence and Position Context"
Elizabeth Lotsof, Graduate Student, Dr. Sheila David lab, University of California Davis
 

October 1, 2020: Canceled
 

September 17, 2020: "Structure-based design of prefusion-stabilized CoV spike proteins"
Ching-Lin Hsieh, PhD, Postdoctoral Scholar, McLellan Lab, University of Texas at Austin
 

September 3, 2020: "Structural and functional studies of Ric8A: A chaperone and a GEF for hterotrimeric G protein alpha subunits"
Dhiraj Srivastava, PhD, Assistant Research Scientist, Department of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
 

August 20, 2020: "Progress, challenges, and opportunities in cryo-ET" 
Anthony Schuller, PhD, Helen Hay Whitney Fellow (Schwartz Lab), Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 

August 6, 2020: "In Pursuit of a Structure of Opa1: A Mitochondrial Dynamin-Like GTPase"
Andrew Kehr, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Loras College
 

July 23, 2020: "Mechanisms of Nucleotide Discrimination by Telomerase" 
Matt Schaich, PhD Candidate in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Dr. Bret Freudenthal Lab), University of Kansas Medical Center
 

July 9, 2020: "Use NMR Spectroscopy to Address Challenging Structural, Biological, and Metabolic Problems: An Update on CCOM NMR Core Facility Research" 
Liping Yu, PhD, Director, NMR Facility, UI Carver College of Medicine
 

June 25, 2020: "Nucleosome Assembly State Governs H3 Tail Conformation and Dynamics"
Emma Morrison, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Medical College of Wisconsin
 

June 11, 2020: "Structural Studies of Mutant PCNA Proteins Defective in Gene Silencing"
Lynne Dieckman, PhD, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Creighton University
 

May 28, 2020: "Single Particle CryoEM of Membrane Proteins - Tackling Conformational Heterogeneity"
Sandipan Chowdhury, PhD, Visiting Assistant Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, UI Carver College of Medicine
 

May 14, 2020: "Visualizing Rev1 Catalyze Protein-template DNA Synthesis"Protein structure
Tyler Weaver, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow (Dr. Bret Freudenthal Lab), University of Kansas Medical Center
 

April 30, 2020: "How to Get Started in Cryo-EM at the University of Iowa"
Nicholas Schnicker, PhD, Technical Director, Protein and Crystallography Facility, UI Carver College of Medicine
 

April 16, 2020: "UI Cryo-EM at MIT"
Lokesh Gakhar, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology