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Program of Events

7:30 AM Log On
8:00 AM Session 1
  Session Chair: Rachel Powers, Grand Valley State University
8:00 AM Anne-Frances Miller, University of Kentucky
  Spectroscopic evidence for direct flavin-flavin contact in a bifurcating electron transfer flavoprotein
8:30 AM David C. Nguyen, Case Western Reserve University
  Durlobactam (DUR) is a Potent Inhibitor of the β-lactamase BlaC from Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb): a biochemical and structure activity relationship (SAR) analysis
9:00 AM Timothy J. Grunkemeyer, University of Michigan
  Exploring the enzymology of viperin’s novel interaction with cholesterol biosynthetic enzymes squalene monooxygenase and lanosterol synthase
9:30 AM Kelath Murali Manoj, Satyamjayatu: The Science & Ethics Foundation
  Respiratory/Photosynthetic membrane protein complexes are murzymes that catalyze reactions by enhancing diffusible species’ interactions with 'substrates'
10:00 AM Break
10:30 AM Session 2
  Session Chair: Paul D. Cook, Grand Valley State University
10:30 AM Melissa Hege, Indiana University-Purdue University
  To shed light on the spore photoproduct recognition during enzyme repair via computational approach
11:00 AM Elizabeth Greenhalgh, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  Computational Investigation of the Catalytic Cycle of Perchloroethylene Reductase (PceA), a Reductive Dehalogenase
11:30 AM Priyanka Goyal, University of Kansas
  Involvement of active site residues in substrate inhibition of bacterial histamine dehydrogenase
12:00 PM Break
12:30 PM Poster Session 1
  Posters #1-40
2:00 PM Session 3
  Session Chair: Francis Yoshimoto, The University of Texas at San Antonio
2:00 PM Frederick Stull, Western Michigan University
  Seeing red – a novel cytochrome c is the natural electron acceptor for nicotine oxidoreductase
2:30 PM Sebastian Flieger, Loyola University Chicago
  Carborane-Containing Matrix Metalloproteinase (MMP) Ligands as candidates for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT)
3:00 PM Sudharsan Dwaraknath, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  A single mutation converts an O2 transport protein into an O2 reduction enzyme
3:30 PM Poster Session 2
  Posters #41-82
5:00 PM Keynote Session
  Session Chair: Shahriar Mobashery, University of Notre Dame
5:00 PM J. Martin Bollinger, Jr., Pennsylvania State University
  How Nonheme-Iron Enzymes Achieve Such Remarkable Versatility in Biological C–H Bond Activation
5:55 PM Announcement of Poster Awards and closing remarks