Congrats to Manuela Ayee on her first author publication in Biophysical Journal! This collaborative effort with the Levitan group employs experimental biophysical and biochemical tools, along with molecular modeling, to explore the influence of oxidized lipid species on membrane structure and the apparent inverse relationship between the mechanics of the lipid bilayer and those of the endothelial cell.
With an abstract chosen from more than 4,000 submissions, Nick will be hitting the road to present his ongoing research at the 31st Annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research in Memphis (April 6-8, 2017). Congrats to Nick on his abstract acceptance and the award of a travel grant from NC State’s Office of Undergraduate Research!
Saturday, Nov 5 will find Animal Science junior Nick Biondo presenting a poster on his molecular simulations at SNCURCS 2016. Nick’s poster, entitled ‘Is lipophilicity a valid predictor of drug sequestration? An investigation in support of lipid resuscitation‘ will be on display from 9:45 to 10:45AM. Congrats from EMRLab to our first pre-VetMed lab member!
Dr Ayee will be speaking in a session on Biomolecules at Interfaces. Stop by and hear her presentation on Thursday, Nov 17 at 3:15PM or visit her poster at the Meet the Faculty Candidate Session on Sunday, Nov 13.
If you happen to be at the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists meeting next month, stop by and see Matt McDaniel presenting his poster on Monday, Nov 14 at 3PM. His work details our collaborative use of mathematical models to explore responses to lipid emulsion therapy following local anesthetic toxicity in a virtual population.
Starting on Friday, Sept 2 and monthly on the first Friday of each month, the Synthetic and Systems Biology (SyntheSys) cluster at NC State will be hosting a discussion series to foster cross-campus interactions and collaborations.
Meetings: first Friday of every month in David Clark Labs 101. Howling Cow ice cream, coffee, and socializing will begin at 3:30pm, and discussion session will run from 4-5pm.
The group’s goals are to:
- Help students, postdocs, and faculty efficiently learn about relevant methodologies (“Hammers”) and biological questions (“Nails”).
- Promote collaborations and identify unexpected synergies.
Each session will focus on a specific theme with a highly interactive format of:
- A “Hammer talk”: 15 minute talk about a method (detailed background and identification of strengths and limitations)
- A “Nail talk”: 15 minute talk on a related “Nail” (i.e., biological question)
Speakers will focus on informative background material, current hurdles, and ambitious ideas. Each speaker will be followed by a 10-minute discussion period to permit Q&A and idea-generation. We will close with a final 10-minutes for open exchange.