Suddath Symposium Agenda

2022 Suddath Symposium

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

Georgia Tech 
315 Ferst Drive NW
Petit Biotech Building
Suddath Seminar Room 1128
Atlanta, GA 30332


DAY 1 - January 13, 2022 

11:00 - 11:45 a.m.  Suddath Award Winner Presentation   
Official start of the Suddath Symposium  
1:00 p.m.  Opening Remarks Amit Reddi, Ph.D., Nick Hud, Ph.D., Georgia Tech
Session I  
1:05 p.m.  “Pre-organization and Evolution of Enzyme Active Sites using the Vibrational Stark Effect” Steven Boxer, Ph.D., Stanford University
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
Session II: Celebration of  Bridgette Barry's Life and Impact
4:30 p.m.  Reflections from Bridgette's colleagues and friends, reception to follow in Petit Biotech atrium  
6:30 p.m. Adjourn  

DAY 2 - January 14, 2022

Session III    
9:00 a.m.  "Non-amyloid Mechanisms of Beta-sheet Assembly: Alzheimer's Amyloid-beta Oligomers and Designer Peptide Nanostructures" Anat Pravasut, Ph.D., Georgia Tech
9:35 a.m.  "Protein Folding and Function from β-hairpins to β-barrels"  James "JC" Gumbart, Ph.D., Georgia Tech 
10:10 a.m. Break


10:30 a.m. Pending Ann McDermott, Ph.D., Columbia University
11:05 a.m "Enzymatic Synthesis of the Organometallic H Cluster of [FeFe] Hydrogenase" David Britt, Ph.D., University of California, Davis
11:40 a.m. "Active and Inactive Quaternary Structures of Ribonucleotide Reductases: New Targets for Therapeutics" Joanne Stubbe, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
12:15 p.m. Lunch and Poster Session  
Session IV    
1:45 p.m. "Machine Learning Models of Protein-ligand Interactions" David Sherrill, Ph.D., Georgia Tech
2:20 p.m. Pending Jennifer Curtis, Ph.D., Georgia Tech
2:55 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
3:30 p.m. Pending Gary Hastings, Ph.D., Georgia State University
4:05 p.m. Adjourn  

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