Retreats

2013 Retreat

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013
Class of 1962 Auditorium, University of Rochester Medical Center

Keynote Speaker

Harry Noller, Ph.D., Professor of Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology, Robert L. Sinsheimer Prof. of Molecular Biology, Director, Center for Molecular Biology of RNA at the University of California-Santa Cruz

2012 Retreat

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
Class of 1962 Auditorium, University of Rochester Medical Center

Keynote Speaker

Must We Always Tell The Truth?: The Ethics of Basic Science
Laurie Zoloth, Ph.D., McCormick Professor 2009, Professor of Medical Humanities and Bioethics, Professor of Religious Studies, Director, The Brady Program in Ethics and Public Life, Northwestern University

Invited Speakers

Characterization of Non-Histone Protein HMGN1 and Histone Tail Domain Interactions in Chromatin
Kevin Murphy (J. Hayes, Advisor)
Characterizing Antimicrobial Lipopeptides with Coarse-Grained Molecular Dynamics Simulation
Joshua Horn (A. Grossfield, Advisor)

2011 Retreat

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011
University of Rochester Medical Center

Keynote Speaker

Two Heads Really Are Better Than One: How Master Regulators Control Gene Expression
Gregory A. Petsko, Ph.D., Professor of Biochemistry and Chemistry, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts

Invited Speakers

Modifying the Genetic Code: Converitng Nonsense Codons into Sense Codons by Targeted Pseudouridylation
John Karijolich (past T32 trainee, introduced by current T32 trainee, Laura DiChiacchio)
Inter-Nucleosomal Interactions of the Histone H4 Tail Domain During Chromatin Folding
Sharon Pepenella (past T32 trainee, introduced by current T32 trainee, Erik Allman)

2009 Retreat

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009
University of Rochester Medical Center

Keynote Speaker

NIH Opportunities for Biomedical Research: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and Beyond
Lawrence Tabak, D.D.S., Ph.D., Director, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)

Invited Speakers

Investigation of the Roles of the Highly Conserved G-1 Residue of tRNAHis
Melanie Preston (past T32 trainee, introduced by T32 trainee Salvatore Priore)
Insights into in vivo Biogenesis of the Bacterial Small Ribosomal Subunit
Keith Connolly (past T32 trainee, introduced by T32 trainee Athena Kantartzis)
Reconstitution in vitro Reveals the Mechanisms of Okazaki Fragment Processing
Jason Pike (past T32 trainee, introduced by T32 trainee Jessica McArdle)

2008 Retreat

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008
George Eastman House

Invited Speakers

The State of Science: Funding Programs and Innovations at the NIH
Ravi Basavappa, Ph.D., Program Director in the Division of Cell Biology and Biophysics at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences and AIDS Coordinator for NIGMS
The Constant Fire: Beyond the Science Versus Religion Debate
Adam Frank, Ph.D., Professor of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester