We are delighted to announce that the following speakers will be joining us for our symposium:
Dr. William L. Jorgensen
Research interests: Computer-aided drug discovery; Modeling of organic and enzymatic reactions
Talk title: "Enhanced Monte Carlo Methods for Proteins and Computation of Absolute Free Energies of Binding"
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Dr. Teresa Head-Gordon
University of California at Berkeley
Research interests: De novo protein design; Development of force fields; Intrinsically disordered proteins
Talk title: "New Methods and Models for Condensed Phase Simulation"
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Dr. Gavin O. Jones
Research Interests: Catalysis; Molecular properties; Polymer degredation
Talk title: "Recent Progress on the Development of Advanced Functional Materials at IBM: Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Experiment"
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Dr. Peter B. Armentrout
University of Utah
Research Interests: Threshold behavior and non-adiabatic states: theory and experiment; Chemistry of unsatruated organometallic complexes; Environmental chemistry
Talk title: "Heavy Element Chemistry and Peptide Fragmentation: Where Experiment and Theory Meet"
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Dr. Sanford A. Asher
University of Pittsburgh
Research Interests: UV resonance Raman spectroscopy; Crystalline colloidal arrays
Talk title: "Monomeric Polyglutamine Structures that Evolve into Fibrils"
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Dr. J. Andrew McCammon
University of California San Diego
Research Interests: Computational research in molecular chemistry
Talk title: "Adventures with Brownian Dynamics"
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Dr. Kendall Houk
University of California Los Angeles
Research Interests: Design of new enzymes; Understanding and design of stereoselective reactions and catalysts; Pericyclic reaction mechanisms, rates, and dynamics
Talk title: "Molecular Dynamics and Organic Reaction Mechanisms"
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Dr. Susan Amara
National Institute of Mental Health
Research Interests: Impact of psychostimulant and antidepressant drugs on the signaling properties, physiology and acute regulation of biogenic amine transporters; Structure, function and physiology of glutamate transporters.
Talk title: "Dynamic Regulation of Signaling Pathways in Dopamine Neurons: the Intracellular Actions of Amphetamines"
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Dr. B. Montgomery Pettitt
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Research Interests: work in the areas of Biochemistry, Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry, and Computational Science
Talk title: "Surface Tension and Solubility vs. Hydrophobicity"
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Dr. William C. Swope
Research Interests: simulation and modeling of star polymer molecules for applications relevant to targeted drug delivery
Talk title: "Processing Simulation Data to Produce the Observables Seen by Experimentalists Facilitates Effective Collaboration"
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