Ohio University

Molecular & Cellular Biology Retreat

MCB Student & Faculty Retreat and Banquet 2018

Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018
Ohio University Nelson Commons - Athens OH
A day of scientific talks for MCB Students, Faculty, Alumni and Friends

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Kevin Weeks, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
 

Title: "Structure-Based Discovery of New Functions in Large RNAs"

The vision of Dr. Weeks laboratory is to use chemical principles to explore the central role of RNA in biology with a focus on real-world problems and understanding human disease.  RNA SHAPE technologies, invented in his laboratory, are used worldwide.  The Weeks laboratory is applying SHAPE and other chemical technologies to challenging problems in biology, including the RNA-mediated reactions central to functions of mRNAs, IncRNAs, and viral RNAs.  Dr. Weeks is a Fulbright and a Searle Scholar, and NIH EUREKA awardee, a Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science, and has taught many hundreds of undergraduates first year chemistry

Schedule of Events

Noon Welcome

  • 12:15 p.m.: Lunch (provided) - Poster Preview and Networking
  • 1:30 - 1:50 p.m. 
  • 1:50 - 2:10 p.m.: Dr. Michael Held, Assistant Professor Chemistry & BioChemistry
  • 2:10 - 2:30 p.m.: Dr. Amir Farnoud, Assistant Professor Chem & Biomolecular Engineering
  • 2:30 - 2:50 p.m.: Dr. Thomas Rosol, Professor, Chair Biomedical Sciences
  • 2:50 - 3:10 p.m.: Dr. Kevin Lee, Assistant Professor, Director TBS

Break - View Posters

2017 Kopchick Student Fellowship Awardees and Internship Experience

  • 4 - 4:15 p.m.: Elizabeth Jensen, Biomedical Sciences, DO/PhD TBS program
  • 4:15 - 4:30 p.m.: Quyen Luong, Biomedical Sciences, DO/PhD MCB program
  • 4:30 - 4:45 p.m.: Donnie Pickel, Biological Sciences, MCB program
  • 4:45 - 5 p.m.: Christian Showalter, Biological Sciences, MCB program
  • 5 - 5:15 p.m.: Pratik Shriwas, Biological Sciences, MCB program

2017 Kopchick Faculty Support Awardee

  • 5:15 - 5:45 pm -- Dr. Allan Showalter, Professor, Chair Environmental & Plant Biology

Banquet and Kopchick Award Ceremony

  • 6 - 6:30 p.m. -- Wine and Beer Social / View Posters
  • 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. -- Banquet (provided)
  • 7:15 - 7:30 p.m. -- Kopchick Fellowship Awards Ceremony
  • 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. -- Keynote Speaker