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2013 Distinguished Young Scholars Seminar

Dr. Sarah Perry



This year's winner for best DYSS seminar (selected by our students) is Dr. Sarah Perry from Mathew Tirrell's group at the Molecular Engineering Institute at the University of Chicago.  Her presentation was entitled Stereoregularity Inhibits Complex Coacervation of Polypeptides.

Congratulations Dr. Perry!

The Department of Chemical Engineering has held the "Distinguished Young Scholars Summer Seminar Series" annually since 2011. Each year, a panel of ChemE grad students invites a distinguished group of postdoctoral researchers and graduate students selected from the large pool of national applicants to visit Seattle to present their research at the department's summer seminar. The top speaker chosen by the panel will also receive an iPad.
Seminars are held on Mondays at 4:00 p.m. in PAA A110, with a social time to follow the seminar in the Benson Hall lobby.
Date   Speaker and Lecture Title
July 8 John Blazeck

Graduate Student
University of Texas - Austin

Converting Y. lipolytica into a platform for biofuel and biochemical production

July 15 Nan Yi

Postdoctoral Scholar
Yale University

Heterogeneous Catalysis for Sustainable Energy: Atomically Dispersed Metal Clusters for Hydrogen Production from Methanol and Formic Acid Reactions

July 22 Steven Caliari

Graduate Student
University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign

Spatially-graded collagen scaffolds for engineering orthopedic interfaces and regulating MSC fate

July 29 Andrew White

Postdoctoral Scholar
University of Chicago

Development and application techniques to more closely unify molecular modeling and experiments for applications in biomaterials, protein modeling, and peptide structure-activity relationships

August 5 Wei Gao

Graduate Student
University of California - San Diego

Synthetic Micro/Nanomachines and Their Applications: Towards 'Fantastic Voyage'

August 12 Sarah Perry

Postdoctoral Scholar
University of Chicago

Stereoregularity Inhibits Complex Coacervation of Polypeptides

August 19 Shukla Diwakar

Postdoctoral Scholar
Stanford University

Cloud-based simulations on Google Exacycle provide novel mechanistic insights into conformational transitions in GPCRs and Kinases

August 26 Kimberly Stroka

Postdoctoral Scholar
Johns Hopkins University

Integration of microfabrication, biomaterials, molecular biology, biophysics, and microscopy techniques in order to understand mechanisms of cell migration, adhesion, and mechanotransduction in the context of metastatic cancer and cardiovascular disease.

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