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Schedule of Events

Tentative Schedule of Events

Saturday, March 25, 2017



8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Welcome Session
Registration and Breakfast
Chemistry Courtyard
9:00 AM - 10:45 AM Morning Talk Sessions
Graduate Student Presentations
CHE 100
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM Castle Conference Welcome
Dr. James Leahy
CHE 100
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Plenary Speaker
Dr. Rigoberto Hernandez
CHE 100
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch
Chicken Salad Chick
Chemistry Courtyard
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM ACS Local Section Meeting CHE 100
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Poster Session
Graduate and Undergraduate Presentations
CHE 1st floor classrooms
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM Break
3:15 PM - 5:00 PM Afternoon Talk Sessions
Graduate Student Presentations
CHE 100
5:00 PM - 5:15 PM Break
5:15 PM - 5:30 PM Awards Ceremony CHE 100
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Chem Bowl
Undergraduate Chemistry Society
CHE 101A




Graduate Talks Morning Session (CHE 100)

Session Chair: Douglas Franz



9:00 AM - 9:15 AM Fiona Kearns
Efficient and Accurate QM/MM Free Energy Simulations using the QM-NEW Method.
9:15 AM - 9:30 AM Ashleigh Bachman
Phosphorylation induced global structural destabilization of a small protein domain.
9:30 AM - 9:45 AM Olapeju Bolarinwa
Constrained Peptides that inhibit HIV-1 fusion.
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM Break
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM Geoffrey Gray
Enhanced Sampling Simulations of Repetitive Motifs Found in Spider Dragline Silk.
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM Benjamin Pollard
Optimizing Protocols for Computing Carbohydrate NMR Chemical Shifts.
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Danielle Demers
The Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition: Tales from the High Seas.




Graduate Talks Afternoon Session (CHE 100)

Session Chair: Alekhya Nimmagadda



3:15 PM - 3:30 PM Douglas Franz
Simulations of gas sorption in rht-MOF-9.
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM Alison Hughes
High-throughput screening of mangrove-associated fungal extracts against pathogenic C. albicans.
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM Darrell Cole Cerrato
"Beeting" Alzheimer's: Inhibition of Cu(II)-β-amyloid mediated oxidation and peroxidation by betanin from sugar beets.
4:00 PM - 4:15 PM Break
4:15 PM - 4:30 PM Zachary Shultz
Versatile enantioselective synthesis of the cannabinoids - THC, CBD and unnatural analogs.
4:30 PM - 4:45 PM Philip Hudson
Accelerating QM/MM Free Energy Computations via Intramolecular Force Matching.
4:45 PM - 5:00 PM Rainer Metcalf
Computational Modeling and Drug Discovery for STING-mediated Production of IFN-beta.