Suddath Symposium Virtual Agenda

2022 Suddath Symposium

"Applications of Physical Chemistry to Probing and Understanding Biology"
In Memory of our Colleague Bridgette Barry
January 13-14, 2022


DAY 1 - January 13, 2022 

11:00 - 11:45 a.m.  Suddath Award Winner Presentation - "Protocell Arrays for Simultaneous Detection of Diverse Analytes" Yan Zhang, Ph.D. Candidate; Mark Styczynski, Ph.D., Advisor
Official start of the Suddath Symposium  
1:00 p.m.  Opening Remarks from Symposium Chair Amit Reddi, Ph.D., Georgia Tech
Session I
Amit Reddi, Ph.D. - Session Chair
1:05 p.m.  “Pre-organization and Evolution of Enzyme Active Sites Using the Vibrational Stark Effect” Steven Boxer, Ph.D., Stanford University
1:40 p.m.  "Proton Coupled Electron Transfer in Hydrogenases" Brian Dyer, Ph.D., Emory University
2:15 p.m.  "Benign or Pathogenic? Perplexing Variants of the Galucoma-associated Myocilin Olfactomedin Domain" Raquel Lieberman, Ph.D., Georgia Tech 
2:50 p.m. Break  
3:10 p.m. "Emerging Experimental Probes for the Dynamical Activation of Enzymes" Judith Klinman, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
3:45 p.m. "Risky New Science: Developing Instruments to Probe for Biosignatures of Extraterrestrial Life" Rich Mathies, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
4:20 p.m. Break  
Session II: Celebration of  Bridgette Barry's Life and Impact
Raquel Lieberman, Ph.D. - Session Chair
4:30 p.m.  Reflections from Bridgette's colleagues and friends:
  • Rich Mathies
  • Joanne Stubbe
  • Thom Orlando
  • Marion Thurnauer
  • David Britt
  • Ann McDermott
  • Brian Dyer
  • Gary Schuster
  • Raquel Lieberman
  • Ingeborg Schmidt-Krey
  • Sunyoung (Sunny) Kim
  • Adam Offenbacher
  • MG Finn
6:30 p.m. Adjourn  

DAY 2 - January 14, 2022

Session III
Raquel Lieberman, Ph.D. - Session Chair
10:55 a.m. Day 2 Welcome Suzanne Suddath Reitz,  Amit Reddi, Ph.D., Georgia Tech
11:00 a.m.  "Non-amyloid Mechanisms of Beta-sheet Assembly: Alzheimer's Amyloid-beta Oligomers and Designer Peptide Nanostructures" Anant Paravastu, Ph.D., Georgia Tech
11:35 a.m.  "Magnetic Resonance as a Tool for Clarifying  Catalysis at Membranes: Ion Channels and Other Systems" Ann McDermott, Ph.D., Columbia University
12:10 p.m. Break


12:30 p.m. "Protein Folding and Function from β-hairpins to β-barrels"   James "JC" Gumbart, Ph.D., Georgia Tech 
1:05 p.m "Enzymatic Synthesis of the Organometallic H Cluster of [FeFe] Hydrogenase" David Britt, Ph.D., University of California, Davis
1:40 p.m. "Active and Inactive Quaternary Structures of Ribonucleotide Reductases: New Targets for Therapeutics" Joanne Stubbe, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2:15 p.m. Break  
Session IV
Amit Reddi, Ph.D. - Session Chair
3:10 p.m. "Machine Learning Models of Protein-ligand Interactions" David Sherrill, Ph.D., Georgia Tech
3:45 p.m. "Resolving and Linking the Role of Conformational Flexibility to the Allosteric Regulation of Human Lipoxygenases Implicated in Inflammation" Adam Offenbacher, Ph.D., East Carolina University
4:20 p.m. "Solar Energy Conversion in Plants and Bacteria Studied Using Infrared Difference Spectroscopy" Gary Hastings, Ph.D., Georgia State University
5:00 p.m. Adjourn  

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