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Dr. Mark Fisher Memorial Research Symposium

A memorial research symposium to honor Dr. Mark Fisher for his many contributions to the fields of protein folding and structure determination.

  • November 15, 2019
  • G109 Health Education Building
  • 9 am to 4 pm
  • Box lunches will be available to registered attendees
  • Reception to Follow

Donations will be accepted in Dr. Fisher's name to go toward a memorial bench in the courtyard between Hemenway and the Health Education Building. 

Please see below for details on donating.

Guest Speakers

Michael Baldwin, Ph.D. Associate Professor
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
University of Missouri School of Medicine
Title: "Insights into the Translocation Process of Clostridial Neurotoxins"
Quyen Hoang, Ph.D. Associate Professor
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Indiana University School of Medicine
Title: "Modulating the Conformation of LRRK2 as a Therapeutic Strategy for Parkinson's Disease"
Arthur Horwich, M.D.

Sterling Professor of Genetics
Professor of Pediatrics
Yale University
Title:  "Magic of the Rings"

Ozan Kumru, Ph.D. Scientific Assistant Director
Vaccine Analytics and Formulation Center
School of Pharmacy - Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of Kansas - Lawrence
Title: "Detecting Precursors of Protein aggregation using GroEl ccupled to
Bio-layer Interferometry"
Susan Martinis, Ph.D. Stephen G. Sligar Endowed Professor
Professor, Depts of Biochemistry and Medical Biochemistry
Professor, Center for Biophysics and Quantitative Biology
Interim Vice Chancellor for Research
School of Molecular & Cellular BIology
University of Illinois
Title: "30-Year impact of Mark Fisher's Mentorship: RNA-dependent Cell Socialization"
Stephen Sligar, Ph.D. Professor of Biochemistry
Swanlund Endowed Chair
Professor of Chemistry
Professor of Biophysics and Quantative Biology
School of Molecular & Cellular Biology
University of Illinois
Title: "Manifestations of Creativity: Breaking New Scientific Ground.  A tribute to Mark Fisher"

Donations may be sent to the attention of:
    Ms. Wendy Baker
    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    University of Kansas Medical Center
    3901 Rainbow Blvd, MS 3030
    Kansas City, KS 66160
Checks should be made out to the Department of Biochemistry with the notation "Fisher Memorial" in the memo line.  Remaining funds will be used for graduate sudent travel awards.

Sponsored by: 
Bohan Visiting Lectureship and the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Last modified: Mar 05, 2020