The 26th SCSB Annual Symposium

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Each Year, the SCSB hosts a symposium to highlight current research. The invited speakers are world renowned leaders in their fields of research.

The 26th Structural Biology Annual Symposium

Date: Saturday, April 30, 2022
Location: Levin Hall on UTMB campus
Registration: Closed until 2023


At this year's symposium 26 posters were presented and 5 posters were selected for awards of $100. The winners were Alex Ditzel, Gabriel Haila, Patrick Khara, Sean McNeme and Savannah Sealy.

26th Annual Symposium

Invited Speakers

Xiaodong Cheng, Ph.D.
Professor of Molecular and Cellular Oncology
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX
Title: "Revisit of Inhibition of DNA Methylation by Non-nucleoside Analogs"


Yang Gao, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of BioSciences
Rice University
Houston, TX
Title: "Structural Basis of Hexameric Helicase Translocation"

Olivier Lichtarge, MD, Ph.D.
Cullen Chair and Professor
Molecular and Human Genetics
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston ,TX
Title: "What Evolution Tells Us About Fitness Landscapes: From Structure and Function to Disease"

Guy Nir, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, TX
Title: "Super-resolution Studies of Genome Organization and its Possible Impact Over Gene Expression"

Phoebe Rice, Ph.D.
Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
Title: "Replication Machinery from the Microbial Mobilome: an MCM Family Helicase and a New Type of Primase"