Poster Hall 9: Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biophysics, & Neuroscience

Progranulin Dosage and Modulation of Lysosomal pH: Rotating During a Pandemic by Katerina Rademacher

Progranulin Dosage and Modulation of Lysosomal pH: Rotating During a Pandemic by Katerina Rademacher

Failures in autophagy are common features across multiple neurodegenerative diseases including frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD), Alzheimer’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease.
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Toward computer guided design of cells for therapeutics and beyond by Hersh Bhargava

Toward computer guided design of cells for therapeutics and beyond by Hersh Bhargava

Reprogramming cells with therapeutic functions is a promising strategy for transcending conventional molecular therapeutics.
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Characterization of Phosphorylated Human Tau Filaments Related to Alzheimer’s Disease by Aye Chan Thwin

Characterization of Phosphorylated Human Tau Filaments Related to Alzheimer’s Disease by Aye Chan Thwin

My research focuses on understanding the molecular mechanism of tau aggregation and fibril formation in Alzheimer's Disease and other neurodegenerative diseases.
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Structural Characterization of Human Astrovirus Antibodies by Lena Meyer

Structural Characterization of Human Astrovirus Antibodies by Lena Meyer

Human astrovirus is a major cause of viral diarrhea, especially in children and immunocompromised people, but no vaccines exist to prevent human astrovirus infection.
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Phosphorylation Modulates Phase Separation of the SARS-CoV-2 N Protein by Christopher Carlson

Phosphorylation Modulates Phase Separation of the SARS-CoV-2 N Protein by Christopher Carlson

The nucleocapsid (N) protein of SARS-CoV-2, together with viral RNA, forms gel-like biomolecular condensates and particles that are consistent with its genome-packaging role.
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Recognition and excision of oxidatively damaged bases in G-quadruplexes by the DNA glycosylases NEIL1 and mNeil3 by Savannah Conlon

Recognition and excision of oxidatively damaged bases in G-quadruplexes by the DNA glycosylases NEIL1 and mNeil3 by Savannah Conlon

The NEIL family of DNA repair enzymes are critical in maintaining the integrity of our genome by recognizing and removing oxidative base damage from the genome.
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Inside-Out Pharmacology of the 5-HT2A Receptor by Max Vargas

Inside-Out Pharmacology of the 5-HT2A Receptor by Max Vargas

My research focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms that underly the anti-depressant properties of classical psychedelics and their related analogs.
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Novel Scaffolds for Photoswitchable Tools by Robert Tombari

Novel Scaffolds for Photoswitchable Tools by Robert Tombari

Small molecule photoswitches capable of accessing two geometric states are highly desirable, especially if their design is modular and incorporates a pharmacophore tethering site.
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Scholars from this hall are presenting their work in the CHEMISTRY, BIOCHEMISTRY, BIOPHYSICS, & NEUROSCIENCE roundtable discussion.