SEMRC 2009

38th Annual
Southeastern Magnetic Resonance Conference
November 6 - 8, 2009

PLENARY SPEAKERS

Glenn Millhauser   Glenn Millhauser
Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Department of Chemistry
UCSC, Santa Cruz, CA

RESEARCH: Prions, metallobiochemistry, agouti and melanocortin signaling, total protein synthesis, electron spin resonance, nuclear magnetic resonance

John Gore   John C. Gore
University Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences
Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Professor of Physics
Director Institute of Imaging Sciences Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN

RESEARCH: Imaging Science, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, MRI, NMR, Neuroscience, Cancer

Jeffrey W. Peng   Jeffrey W. Peng
Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

RESEARCH: Biophysics, NMR Spectroscopy, study of protein-protein and protein-ligand dynamics, their interactions relevant to drug design and medicinal chemistry, and the understanding of protein biochemistry

Steve W. Fesik   Steve W. Fesik
Professor of Biochemistry
Department of Biochemistry
Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN

RESEARCH: The focus is on cancer drug discovery using fragment- and structure based approaches for drug design. A multidisciplinary approach is used to clone, express and purify proteins for biological assays, structural biology i(NMR, X-ray and molecular modeling) for fragment based screening, medicinal chemistry to design and synthsize target molecules and pharmacology to test them in tumor models.

INVITED SPEAKERS

(alphabetical)

Anderson, Adam W.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
Topic: Dynamics/Diffusion studies using MRI in brain imaging

Cafiso, David
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Topic: Membrane Protein studies by EPR and high-resolution NMR spectroscopy

Chekmenev, Eduard
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
Topic: Parahydrogen Induced Polarization

Columbus, Linda
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Topic: Membrane protein structure, function, and dynamics studies using site-directed spin labeling (SDSL), nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, and X-ray crystallography

Fajer, Piotr
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Topic: Molecular dynamics, Structure-function relationship as applied to motility, Methods development

Hilty, Christian
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Topic: Dynamic Nuclear Polarization (DNP) method development to study of membrane proteins

Kriwacki, Richard W.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN
Topic: Role of intrinsic protein flexibility in regulatory mechanisms

Lorigan, Gary A.
Miami University, Oxford, OH
Topic: Investigation of structural and dynamic properties of membrane-bound proteins and peptides and their interactions within the lipid bilayer by EPR and NMR

Mchaourab, Hassane S.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
Topic: Understanding the dynamic dimension of protein structures using EPR

Sanders, Charles
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
Topic: Structural and Chemical Biology of Membrane Proteins and Related Diseases by high field NMR

Shin, Yeon-Kyun
Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Topic: Structure and function of selected membrane proteins, mechanisms of secretory vesicle fusion with membranes

Tesiram, Yasvir A.
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Oklahoma City
Topic: Multi-receivers NMR and MRI spectrometer and new application