Friday September 21, 2018

8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

8:30-9:00 AM:  Breakfast + Registration

Bishop Buddy Sala in Mother Rosalie Hill Hall


9:00-10:15 AM:  Welcome + Keynote I

Mother Rosalie Hill Hall 102

"Building the Cell with Microtubule Self-Organization"

Prof. Jennifer Ross, University of MASSACHUSETTS-amherst


10:15-10:45 AM:  Refreshments + Discussions

Bishop Buddy Sala in Mother Rosalie Hill Hall


10:45 AM-12:00 PM:  contributed Talks

Mother Rosalie Hill Hall 102

"Novel Materials from Renewable Chemical Feedstocks" - Dr. Pete Iovine, University of San Diego

"Simulation of colloidal systems with active polymer crosslinkers" - Elisabeth Rennert, Rochester Institute of Technology

"Tailoring FGF2 interactions in heparinoid-protein conjugates to influence human mesenchymal stem cell proliferation" - Greg Trieger, University of California San Diego

"Hierarchical Protein Assemblies as Precursors in the Native Formation of Spider Dragline Silk" - David Onofrei, San Diego State University

"Electrostatic Control of protein partitioning into a DNA liquid droplet" - Gabrielle Abraham, University of California Santa Barbara


12:00-1:00 PM:  Lunch + Discussions

Bishop Buddy Sala in Mother Rosalie Hill Hall


1:00-2:00 PM:  Keynote II

Mother Rosalie Hill Hall 102

"Bioinspired Design of Dynamic Soft Materials"

Prof. Zhibin Guan, University of california-irvine


2:00-2:30 PM:  Refreshments + Discussions

Bishop Buddy Sala in Mother Rosalie Hill Hall


2:30-3:45 PM:  contributed Talks

Mother Rosalie Hill Hall 102

"High-molecular-weight polymers from dietary fiber drive aggregation of particulates in the murine small intestine" - Asher PreskaSteinberg, California Institute of Technology

"Single molecule and ensemble dynamics of DNA molecules crowded by cytoskeletal proteins" - Kathryn Regan, University of San Diego

"Stretchable Conductive Polymers for Wearable Electronics" - Dr. Laure Kayser, University of California San Diego

"Thermodynamics of Complexes of Oppositely Charged Conjugated Polyelectrolytes" -Will Hollingsworth, University of California Santa Cruz

"Measurement of hard-sphere like dynamics in concentrated alpha-crystallin suspensions using coherent X-rays" - Dr.Nuwan Karunaratne, Orange Coast College


3:45-5:30 PM:  Poster Session + Reception

Shiley Center Atrium