Suddath Symposium

Now Virtual! 

30th Annual Suddath Symposium

"Applications of Physical Chemistry to Probing and Understanding Biology"
In Memory of our Colleague Bridgette Barry

Bridgette Barry

January 13-14, 2022

The development and application of physical and computational approaches has led to great strides in our understanding of the chemistry that sustains biology. The 2022 Suddath Symposium honors the life and work of our late friend and colleague, Professor Bridgette Barry, who was a true pioneer and practitioner of developing and applying the tools of physical chemistry to probe the most fundamental and challenging problems in biochemistry. In honoring Bridgette's legacy, we will bring together physical chemists, chemical biologists, and cell biologists to discuss the latest tools and approaches toward probing complex biochemical phenomena. Themes will include some of Bridgette's favorite areas of biochemistry, such as photosynthesis, ribonucleotide reduction, protein design, and the latest biological applications of spectroscopy.

This will be the 30th presentation of IBB's highly-interactive Suddath Symposium which is held annually to celebrate the life and contribution of F.L. "Bud" Suddath, Ph.D., by discussing the latest developments in the fields of bioengineering and bioscience. The speakers include leading researchers from across the world.

2022 Symposium Chair

Amit Reddi, Ph.D. - Professor, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Tech

Confirmed Suddath Speakers

Steven G. Boxer, Ph.D.

Steven G. Boxer, Ph.D.

Camille Dreyfus Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry

Stanford University

“Pre-organization and Evolution of Enzyme Active Sites using the Vibrational Stark Effect”
R. David Britt, Ph.D.

R. David Britt, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
Winston Ko Chair in Science Leadership

University of California, Davis

"Enzymatic Synthesis of the Organometallic H Cluster of [FeFe] Hydrogenase"
jennifer curtis

Jennifer Curtis, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
School of Physics 

Georgia Tech

"May the Force Be With You: Using Hyaluronan Synthase to Modulate Cell Adhesion"
Brian Dyer

Brian Dyer, Ph.D.

Samuel Chandler Dobbs Professor
Department of Chemistry

Emory University 

"Proton Coupled Electron Transfer in Hydrogenases"
JC Gumbart

James (JC) Gumbart, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
School of Physics

Georgia Tech

"Protein Folding and Function from β-hairpins to β-barrels" 
Gary Hastings

Gary Hastings, Ph.D.

Professor 
Physics and Astronomy

Georgia State University

"Solar Energy Conversion in Plants and Bacteria Studied Using Infrared Difference Spectroscopy"
Judith P. Klinman, Ph.D.

Judith P. Klinman, Ph.D.

Professor of the Graduate School
Chancellor's Professor
College of Chemistry

University of California, Berkeley 

"Emerging Experimental Probes for the Dynamical Activation of Enzymes"
Raquel

Raquel Lieberman, Ph.D.

Professor
School of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Georgia Tech 

"Benign or Pathogenic? Perplexing Variants of the Glaucoma-associated Myocilin Olfactomedin Domain"
Richard A. Mathies, Ph.D.

Richard A. Mathies, Ph.D.

Emeritus Professor of Chemistry
Chemistry Department and 
Space Sciences Laboratory
Research

University of California, Berkeley

"Risky New Science: Developing Instruments to Probe for Biosignatures of Extraterrestrial Life" 
Ann E. McDermott, Ph.D.

Ann E. McDermott, Ph.D.

Esther Breslow Professor of Biological Chemistry

Columbia University

"Magnetic Resonance as a Tool for Clarifying Catalysis at Membranes: Ion Channels and Other Systems"

 

adam offenbacher

Adam Offenbacher, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry

East Carolina University

"Resolving and Linking the Role of Conformational Flexibility to the Allosteric Regulation of Human Lipoxygenases Implicated in Inflammation"
Anant

Anant Paravastu, Ph.D. 

Associate Professor
School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Georgia Tech

"Non-amyloid Mechanisms of Beta-sheet Assembly: Alzheimer's Amyloid-beta Oligomers and Designer Peptide Nanostructures"
david sherrill

David Sherrill, Ph.D.

Regents' Professor
School of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Georgia Tech

"Machine Learning Models of Protein-ligand Interactions"
JoAnne Stubbe, Ph.D.

JoAnne Stubbe, Ph.D.

Novartis Professor of Chemistry
Professor of Biology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

"Active and Inactive Quaternary Structures of Ribonucleotide Reductases: New Targets for Therapeutics"