The 26th Structural Biology Annual Symposium - 2022


On April 30th, 2022, the 26th Structural Biology Annual Symposium was successfully held. Five talks were given by renowned scientists. 26 posters were presented and 5 posters were selected for awards of $100. The winners were Alex Ditzel, Gabriel Haila, Patrick Khara, Sean McNeme and Savannah Sealy.


  • Xiaodong Cheng, Ph.D., Professor of Molecular and Cellular Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
    Title: “Revisit of Inhibition of DNA Methylation by Non-nucleoside Analogs”
  • Yang Gao, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of BioSciences, Rice University, Houston, TX
    Title: “Structural Basis of Hexameric Helicase Translocation”
  • Olivier Lichtarge, Ph.D., Cullen Chair and Professor, Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston ,TX
    Title: “What Evolution Tells Us About Fitness Landscapes: From Structure and Function to Disease”
  • Guy Nir, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
    Title: “Super-resolution Studies of Genome Organization and its Possible Impact Over Gene Expression”
  • Phoebe Rice, Ph.D., Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
    Title: “Replication Machinery from the Microbial Mobilome: an MCM Family Helicase and a New Type of Primase”