Molecular Biophysics Retreat Highlights Wesleyan Sciences

Michael Weir, director of the Hughes Program in the Life Sciences, professor of biology, discusses “A Puzzle in Translation Initiation" during the ninth annual Molecular Biophysics Retreat, held at Wadsworth Mansion in Middletown on Sept. 18.

Michael Weir, director of the Hughes Program in the Life Sciences, professor of biology, discusses “A Puzzle in Translation Initiation" during the ninth annual Molecular Biophysics Retreat, held at Wadsworth Mansion in Middletown on Sept. 18.

Taekjip Ha of University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign gave a keynote speech titled "Shedding Light on Helicase Mechanisms One Molecule at a Time."

Taekjip Ha of University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign gave a keynote speech titled "Shedding Light on Helicase Mechanisms One Molecule at a Time."

Molecular biology and biochemistry graduate students Yayan Zhou and Jie Zhai present their research at a poster session during the day-long retreat. More than 30 undergraduates, graduate students and post-doc researchers participated in a poster session. Zhou and Zhai work with Manju Hingorani, associate professor of molecular biology and biochemistry.

Molecular biology and biochemistry graduate students Yayan Zhou and Jie Zhai present their research at a poster session during the day-long retreat. More than 30 undergraduates, graduate students and post-doc researchers participated in a poster session. Zhou and Zhai work with Manju Hingorani, associate professor of molecular biology and biochemistry.

Brian Stewart, associate professor of physics; Greg Voth, assistant professor of physics, and Laurel Appel, director of the McNair program, adjunct associate professor of biology and senior research associate, mingle at the event.

Brian Stewart, associate professor of physics; Greg Voth, assistant professor of physics, and Laurel Appel, director of the McNair program, adjunct associate professor of biology and senior research associate, discuss one of the posters at the event.

Molecular biology and biochemistry Ph.D candidates Rebecca Ryznar, Asmitha Lazarus, Lorry Grady, Tina Motwani, Sanchaita Das, Sarah Auclair and biology Ph.D candidate Will Gladstone pose for a photo at the event. The retreat was attended by faculty and students in the Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Department, the Chemistry Department, the Physics Department, the Biology Department and the Integrative Genomic Sciences Program.

Molecular biology and biochemistry Ph.D candidates Rebecca Ryznar, Asmitha Lazarus, Lorry Grady, Tina Motwani, Sanchaita Das, Sarah Auclair and biology Ph.D candidate Will Gladstone pose for a photo at the event. The retreat was attended by faculty and students in the Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Department, the Chemistry Department, the Physics Department, the Biology Department and the Integrative Genomic Sciences Program.

More information on the retreat is online here.