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2016 Meredith Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences (October 22nd, 2016, 9am-5pm in LSB 105 Breed Lecture Hall)

Schedule of Presentations


09.00 am Introduction and Welcome

PROF. ROBERT DOYLE; Syracuse University

09.15 am Anna Kahkoska ‘13; UNC-Chapel Hill;
From Bench to Behavior: Chemistry, Nutrition, and Medicine as an MD/PhD Student

09.45 am Aliza Khan; Simulation studies of the outer membrane proteins ompF of E.coli

10.15 Joel Rempillo; Design of mononuclear nonheme enzyme for oxygen activation

10.45 am Break

11.00 am Anniya Gu; UBR-5, a conserved HECT-type E3 ubiquitin ligase, negatively regulated NOTCH-type signaling in C. elegans

11.30 am Alice Garrastegui; The effect of supernumerary centrosomes on invasion of prostate cancer epithelial cells

12.00 pm Tamra Takemoto; Complementing nutritional immunity using cobalt aginst M. tuberculosis

12.30 pm Lunch

1.30 pm Alexandra Logan; Effects of temperature on female preference of male calls in Metrioptera Roeselli Katydids

2.00 pm Jose Marrero Rosado; Determining the toxicity of PTE and PXE, two chemicals isolated from Onondaga lake

2.30 pm Snigdha Chatterjee; DDR1 and Arabidopsis histone demethylase negatively regulates cell death, drought and defense against P. syringae

3.00 pm Break – Panel will meet to discuss Prize winners

3.15 pm KEYNOTE: Prof. NERISSA VIOLA G ‘09; Karmanos Cancer Center, MI;
Imaging the Biomarkers of Cancer: Don’t Sweat the 'Hot Stuff’

4.00 pm Announcement of Meredith Scholars
(2 x Best Speakers- $2500 each).

Keynote Speakers

Nerissa 
                                            Viola

Nerissa Viola 
Assistant Professor, Karmanos Cancer Institute

Anna 
                                            Kahkoska

Anna Kahkoska 
PhD Student, UNC School of Medicine

2016 Meredith Scholars

Alexandra 
                                            Logan

Alexandra Logan 
Meredith Scholar

Jose 
                                            Marrero Rosado

Jose Marrero Rosado 
Meredith Scholar

2016 Symposium Speakers

Snigdha 
                                            Chatterjee

Snigdha Chatterjee 
Symposium Speaker

    Alice 
                                            Garrastegui

    Alice Garrastegui 
    Symposium Speaker

      Anniya 
                                            Gu

      Anniya Gu 
      Symposium Speaker

        Aliza 
                                            Khan

        Aliza Khan 
        Symposium Speaker

          Alexandra 
                                            Logan

          Alexandra Logan 
          Meredith Scholar

          Jose 
                                            Marrero Rosado

          Jose Marrero Rosado 
          Meredith Scholar

          Joel 
                                            Rempillo

          Joel Rempillo 
          Symposium Speaker

            Tamra 
                                            Takemoto

            Tamra Takemoto 
            Symposium Speaker

              Selection Panel

              Carlos 
                                            Castañeda

              Carlos Castañeda 
              Assistant Professor, Biology & Chemistry

              Robert 
                                            Doyle

              Robert Doyle 
              Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor

              James 
                                            Hougland

              James Hougland 
              Associate Professor, Chemistry

              Anna 
                                            Kahkoska

              Anna Kahkoska 
              PhD Student, UNC School of Medicine

              Cathy 
                                            Newton

              Cathy Newton 
              Professor, Earth Sciences

              Christabel 
                                            Sheldon

              Christabel Sheldon 
              Director, McNair Scholars Program

              Nerissa 
                                            Viola

              Nerissa Viola 
              Assistant Professor, Karmanos Cancer Institute