Sunday, Apr. 7

Advances in Cryo EM    
Cryo-EM Analysis of Full-length Receptor Tyrosine Kinase
Xiaochen Bai, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Getting Better Images Easier for Single Particle Cryo-EM
Anchi Cheng, New York Structural Biology Center

Single Particle Cryo-EM Studies of Membrane Proteins 
Yifan Cheng, Session Organizer and Chair, 
University of California, San Francisco  
Autophagy and Proteostasis    
Endoplasmic reticulum turnover via selective autophagy     
Ivan Dikic, University of Goethe
The Biochemical Program of Extreme Terminal Differentiation
Daniel Finley, Harvard Medical School
New Links Between the Autophagy Machinery and Cellular Homeostasis
Beth Levine, Session Organizer and Chair
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Regulation of Mitophagy by Lipid Binding Proteins
Anne Simonsen, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Oslo
Catalysis and Enzyme Action    
Homologous Trans-editing Factors with Broad Substrate Specificity Prevent Global Mistranslation 
Karin Musier-Forsyth, Ohio State University
Discovering Novel Enzymes and Novel Metabolic Pathways 
John A. Gerlt, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Covalent Intermediates in Flavoenzyme Catalysis
Pablo Sobrado, Session Organizer and Chair
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Structural Insight into Pre-mRNA Splicing Catalyzed by the Spliceosome
Rui Zhao, University of Colorado, Denver Anschutz Medical Campus
Epigenomics and Chromatin Dynamics    
Structure and Function of Mammalian SWI/SNF Chromatin Remodeling Complexes in Human Cancer
Cigall Kadoch, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Regulation of Chromatin Organization at Enhancers
Bing Ren, University of California-San Diego/ Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
Chromatin Regulation of Tumor Responses to Immune Checkpoint Blockade
Yang Shi, Session Organizer and Chair
Boston Children's Hospital
Microbiome and Disease    
Personalizing Food to the Gut Microbiome
Lawrence David, Duke University
Bacterial modification of bile acids alters host physiology
Sloan Devlin, Harvard Medical School
Connecting Variation in the Gut Microbiome with Development of Vascular Disease
Federico E. Rey, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Human Skin Microbiome: Integrating Bacterial, Fungal and Viral Communities
Julie Segre, Session Organizer and Chair
National Human Genome Research Institute
Mitochondria Dysfunction & Disease, organized by SEBM    
Session detail tba. 
Synthetic Biology    
Title tba
Michelle Chang, Session Organizer and Chair
University of California, Berkeley
Development of a Targeted Diversifier Allowing Mutation of All Nucleotide Types In Vivo
John Dueber, University of California, Berkeley
Base Editing: Chemistry on a Target Nucleotide in the Genome of Living Cells
David R. Liu, Broad Institute, Harvard University, HHMI
Title tba
Christina Smolke, Stanford University, Schools of Engineering and Medicine
Novel Cancer Therapies: Free Radical Biology, organized by SEBM    
Doug Spitts and Rick Domann, Session Organizers andCo-chairs
Session detail tba 
Using Large Sets of Data with Students, organized by the ASBMB Education and Professional Development Committee    
Big Data Analysis and Visualization with Undergraduates: Training, Competency-Based Assessment and Meaningful Research Outcomes
Patrick Killion, University of Maryland, College Park
Computational Biology 101
Mark Pauley, University of Nebraska, Omaha
Big Data in Biochem and Molecular Biology Education
Justin Siegel, University of California Davis
CRISPR as a CURE in an Undergraduate Course
Heather Evans Anderson, Stetson University
Session Organizers and Co-chairs
Victoria Moore, Elon University and Martina Rosenberg, University of New Mexico

Monday, Apr. 8

Lectins from Bacteria and Fungi:Therapeutical Targets and Research Tools
Anne Imberty, Session Organizer and Chair
French National Center for Scientific Research

Glycobiology of Host-microbe Interactions in the Gut
Nathalie Juge, Quadram Institute Bioscience

A New Model for the Biochemistry of Pectin Synthesis: GAUTs Synthesize Diverse HG Glycans in Structurally and Functionally Distinct plant Cell Wall Polymers
Debra Mohnen, Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, University of Georgia

Roles of Galectins in Innate Immunity: Firat Barrier or Trojan Horse?
Gerardo R. Vasta, Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology, UMB

Inequities in Precision Medicine, organized by the ASBMB Minority Affairs Committee  
Title tba
Kathleen Barnes, Session Co-organizer
University of Colorado School of Medicine

Pharmacogenomics in Indigenous Populations
Katrina G. Claw, University of Washington

Leveraging Diversity for Population Genomic Health
Eimear Kenny, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Admixture and Asthma Pharmacogenetics
Victor Ortega, Wake Forest School of Medicine

Sonia Flores, Session Co-organizer and Chair
University of Colorado School of Medicine

Inflammation and Disease    
Title tba
Richard Flavell, Yale University
Regulators of Inflammatory Responses
Thirumala- Devi Kanneganti, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Role of Inflammation in Control of Hepatic Lipid Metabolism-New Insights to the Pathogenesis of NASH
Michael Karin, University of California San Diego
Stopping the Leak: The Search for Gasdermin Inhibitors
Judy Lieberman, Session Organizer and Chair
Harvard Medical School/ Boston Children's Hospital
Mitochondrial Biology    
The Biochemical Program of Extreme Terminal Differentiation
Lydia Finley, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
The Interplay among Energetic Driving Forces
Deborah Muoio, Duke Molecular Physiology Institute, Duke University
Altering Mitochondrial Bioenergetic Efficiency
Darrell Neufer, Session Organizer and Chair
East Carolina Diabetes &Obesity Institute, East Carolina University
Phosphatase Regulation of Mitochondrial Metabolism
David Pagliarini, Morgridge Institute for Research at UW-Madison
Molecular Medicineorganized by SEBM    
David Boothman and Warren Zimmer, Session Organizers and Co-chairs 
Session detail tba 
RNA Structural Dynamics    
Title tba
Hashim Al-Hashimi, Session Organizer and Chair
Duke University School of Medicine

Modification of mRNA by 2’-O-methylation
Christopher Lee Holley, Duke University School of Medicine 

Quality Control in 40S Ribosome Assembly
Katrin Karbstein, The Scripps Research Institute

Regulation of Key Stages in the mRNA Lifecycle
Susan Wente, Vanderbilt University

Structural Biology, organized by SEBM    
Tom Thompson, Session Organizer and Chair
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Session detail tba
Stem Cells and Therapy, organized by SEBM    
James King and Peter Stambrook, Session Organizers and Co-chairs
Session detail tba
Transitions at the Mid-Career Point, organized by the ASBMB Education and Professional Development Committee  
Using Scientific Teaching to Grow Your Academic Profile as an Educator and Scientist 
Richard A. Cardullo, UC, Riverside
Transitioning from Academia to Industry and Back Again 
Ivor T. Knight, Penn State, Behrend
The Post-tenure Sabbatical  
Victoria Moore, Elon University, Session Organizer and Co-chair
From Research to Faculty Developer
Martina Rosenberg, University of New Mexico, Session Organizer and Co-chair
Transitioning to Leadership in Higher Education 
Reema Zeneildin, Mercy College

Tuesday, Apr. 9

Aging and Longevity    
Mitochondria, Metabolism and Aging
Toren Finkel, University of Pittsburgh, Aging Institute
Oxidative Stress and Immune Cells as Drivers of Aging
Laura Niedernhofer, Session Organizer and Chair
University of Minnesota

Title tba
Holly Van Remmen, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

Lysosomal Metabolic Cues in Orchestrating Cellular and Organism Homeostasis
Meng Wang, Baylor College of Medicine

Biotherapies & Immunotherapies, organized by SEBM    
Faezin Farseneh, Session Organizer and Chair
Session detail tba
Breakthroughs In Plant Biochemistry    

The 4th Dimension of Transcriptional Networks: TIME
Gloria M. Coruzzi, Center for Genomics and Systems Biology, NYU

The Plant Social Network: Volatiles and Their Release
Natalia Dudareva, Session Organizer and Chair
Purdue University

Title tba
Robert Last, Michigan State University

Title tba
Andreas Weber, Heinrich Heine University

Circadian Rhythm    
Molecular Genetics of Human Sleep Behaviors
Ying-Hui Fu, University of California San Francisco
Circadian Biology in Translation
John Hogenesch, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Advantages and Disadvantages of Circadian Rhythms: A Tale of Two Microbes
Michael Rust, University of Chicago, Institute for Genomics and Systems Biology
Circadian Control of Animal Physiology
Amita Sehgal, 
Session Organizer and Chair
University of Pennsylvania
DNA Repair, Recombination and Replication    
Responses to Replication Stress in Human Cells
Anja-Katrin Bielinsky, Session Organizer and Chair
University of Minnesota
Genomic and Proteomic Signatures of Replication Fork Collapse
Eric Brown, Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute
Replication origin licensing deficiency and genome instability during cell cycle re-entry from quiescence
Jean Cook, University of North Carolina , Chapel Hill

How Replication Stressdrives Genome Instability 
Susan Forsburg, University of Southern California, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Lipid Metabolism    
Glycerolipid Intermediates as Signaling Mediators in Physiology and Disease
Brian Finck, Session Organizer and Chair
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
The Regulation and Consequences of Lipid Droplet Catabolism
Doug Mashek, University of Minnesota
Regulation of Adipose Lipid Metabolism
Hei Sook Sul, Berkeley University of California
 Acetyl-CoA metabolism and the response to dietary sugar
Kathryn Wellen, Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute
Sirtuins in Cancer Biologyorganized by SEBM    
David Gius, Session Organizer and Chair
Session detail tba