The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry hosted the 46th annual Silver Symposium on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. in 219 Brown Laboratory. All of our graduate student participants gave excellent presentations, with three being singled out as award winners:
1st Place: Maxwell Martin, "Non-Traditional Tetrapyrrole Complexes as Efficient Phototherapeutic Agents for the Treatment of Cancer" (Mentor: Professor Joel Rosenthal)
2nd Place: Walter Drake, "Stabilizing Innate Immune Receptors via O-GlcNAcylation and Molecular Chaperones"
(Mentors: Professors Catherine Grimes and Brian Bahnson)
3rd Place: Alex Bryer, "Molecular Dynamics Investigation of Chlamydia Fusion Protein IncA"
(Mentor: Professor Juan Perilla)
A jury composed of representatives of each major research area in the department judged the participants on the basis of both the effectiveness of the presentation and the quality of the research. The Silver award consists of a certificate and an honorarium supported by the Joel Silver Award Fund (given in memory of Joel L. Silver, a graduate student from the laboratory of Professor John Burmeister, killed in a traffic accident in his last doctoral year ). We wish to thank all the participants and the jurors and heartiest congratulations to the award winners.