The fifth annual MBSB research symposium was held on Friday, May 19th2017, in the Frick Fine Arts Building from 9:00am to 7:00pm. The 2017 symposium featured Dr. John Kuriyan as the keynote speaker.  Other speakers included MBSB faculty, current MBSB graduate students, and an MBSB alumnus.  Scroll down to see the schedule of events!


Keynote Speaker: Dr. John Kuriyan, UC Berkeley HHMI 

"Deconstructing the Ras Signaling Switch by Saturation Mutagenesis"




Program Details - MBSB Symposium 2017


9:00 Registration and Breakfast

9:45 Welcome
James Conway#

Morning Session,
chaired by Jennifer Boatz*, Structural Biology, U. of Pittsburgh

10:00 Andrew VanDemark
#, Biological Sciences, U. of Pittsburgh

10:35 Kindra Whitlatch*, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, U. of Pittsburgh 10:55 Break

11:30 Emily Beckwitt*, Pharmacology and Chemical Biology, U. of Pittsburgh

11:50 Gordon Rule, Biological Sciences, Carnegie Mellon U.

12:25 Lunch

Afternoon Session,
chaired by Chino Cabalteja*, Chemistry, U. of Pittsburgh

“Atomic-level characterization of weak B2-microglobulin-collagen interactions 
implicated in Dialysis Related Amyloidosis”, Cody Hoop**, Rutgers University

2:05 Kate Kim*, Structural Biology, U. of Pittsburgh

2:25 Guillermo Calero
#, Structural Biology, U. of Pittsburgh

3:00 Break with Poster Session

Keynote Address,
chaired by Lisa Clark*, Structural Biology, U. of Pittsburgh

“Deconstructing the Ras Signaling Switch by Saturation Mutagenesis”, John Kuriyan, University of California and the HHMI

5:30 Reception

#MBSB Training Faculty *MBSB Student **MBSB Alumni