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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 title below to add the meeting to the calendar. 


December 17, 2020: TBDProtein structure
S. Saif Hasan, PhD, University of Maryland
Dr. Amsa Rehman, Postdoc, Hasan Lab

December 3, 2020: TBD
Matthew Schellenberg, PhD, Mayo Clinic

November 19, 2020: TBD
Amy Whitaker, PhD, Postdoc, Bret Freudenthal lab, University of Kansas Medical Center

November 5, 2020: TBD
Alexandra Machen, MPH, PhD, Bret Freudenthal lab, University of Kansas Medical Center

October 29, 2020: TBD

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"Protein structure
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