Congratulations to the winners of this year's ASBMB travel awards to present at the national conference in San Diego in April 2018!
Jonathan Messerschmidt School: Boston University Poster Title: Toll-like Receptor Signaling is Implicated in Development and Immune Responses of the Sea Anemone Nematostella vectensis
Nicole Gousy School: Bay Path University, Great, Green Poster Title: Glowing Worms: Changes in C. Elegans Feeding Behavior Due to Mutations Along the Insulin Signaling Pathway
Ezra Levy School: Northeastern University Poster Title: Mass-spectrometry of single mammalian cells quantifies proteome heterogeneity during cell differentiation
The Active Site is an event designed to expose undergraduates to current peer research and serves as a networking platform. Attendees will interact with undergrads from institutions across the Boston area, as well as with the keynote speaker, judges, and other professors in attendance. We will have a registration and poster competition where students can opt to be judged in order to win a travel award to the ASBMB national conference in April 2018. Lastly Dr. Jeff Gelles will be this year's Keynote speaker, discussing his research on the birth of an RNA molecule.
The 2017 Active Site will be held on Sunday, November 5th. The link to the Google registration form is provided below.
Dr. Jeff Gelles - Brandeis University Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Dr. Gelles' scientific investigation is concerned with two general topics: the function of molecular machines paramount to gene expression and regulation, and the function of molecular machinery responsible for the organization of the cytoskeleton in eukaryotic cells. This research employs tactics from various fields such as biochemistry and molecular biology to physical chemistry and condensed-matter physics.
During his keynote presentation at the 2017 Active Site, Dr. Gelles will speak for approximately 1 hour discussing both his latest research and the path he has taken to success. If you wish to read more about Dr. Gelles and his research, please visit the link below.