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2019 UMass Joint Biochemistry Retreat

Date Posted: Wednesday, June 05, 2019

The Joint Biochemistry retreat will be held at the UMass Medical School campus in Worcester on Friday, June 7th, 2019. We will have eight short talks by students / post-docs, two poster sessions, and a keynote address.

Everyone is welcome to attend the scientific sessions and the keynote address. Please see the schedule below:

Session 1 - 9:00-10:30 am, ASC Auditorium
Julia Flynn, Bolon Lab, UMass Medical School, “Environmental dependencies on experimental fitness landscapes of Hsp90”
Cameron Butova, Garman Lab, UMass Amherst, “A monomeric variant of human alpha-galactosidase with wild-type activity”
Heather Loring, Thompson Lab, UMass Medical School, “Insights into SARM1’s Kinetic and Catalytic Mechanisms”
Jiale Du, Streiter Lab, UMass Amherst, "Interrogating the Selectivity of Proteasome Associated Deubiquitinase UCH37” 

Poster Session 1 – 10:30-12 pm, Medical School Lobby

Keynote Address 1:15 – 2:00 pm, ASC Auditorium
Peter Chien, Ph.D., UMass Amherst, “Energy dependent bacterial proteases in stress responses and growth” 

Session 2 - 2:00-3:30 pm Medical School Lobby
Minsoo Kim, Vierling Lab, UMass Amherst, “Connection between mitochondrial nucleoids and the ER”
Sabriya Syed, Imbalzano Lab, UMass Medical School, “Arginine methyl transferase Prmt5 is a co-activator and novel mediator of higher order chromatin structure”
Roman Sloutsky, Stratton Lab, UMass Amherst, “The variable linker region in hippocampal CaMKII isoforms plays a conditional role in activation”
Christine Carbone, Korostelev Lab, UMass Medical School, “Translation Quality Control: How ArfB rescues ribosomes with unstable mRNA” 

Poster Session 2 – 3:30-5 pm, Medical School Lobby

This is a fun event and a great opportunity to network and build collaborations with our colleagues at UMass Amherst, as well as hear about some wonderful science happening on both the Worcester and Amherst campuses.