The CoS for Biomembranes brings together scientists from across multiple disciplines to address the challenges that exist in understanding:
- How biological membranes are formed and maintained
- How membranes impact essential cellular processes such as signaling, secretion, energy production, and drug delivery
- How membrane dynamics can impact cellular behaviors relating to infection, cancer, and growth.
The disciplines represented in our group include microbiology, molecular biology, genetics, cell biology, biochemistry, biophysics, synthetic chemistry, analytical chemistry, computational modeling, and engineering, with interests focused on proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates associated with membranes. Our goal is to bring together these disciplines to help tackle 21st century challenges in understanding biomembranes as well as provide better opportunities for training the next generation of scientists in multidisciplinary approaches to science.
On April 16 at 2 p.m., the Biomembranes Community of Scholars will host the following speakers:
Madison Oehler from Doug Hayes’ lab in Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science (BESS) at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture will present, “Encapsulation of antimicrobial peptides in bicontinuous microemulsion-based delivery systems.”
Shushu Wei from Rajan Lamichhane’s lab in Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology (BCMB) in the College of Arts and Sciences will present, “A2AAdenosine Receptor Conformational Dynamics Revealed by Single-Molecule Fluorescence.”
Contact Diana Moyer (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a zoom link.
Friday, October 16, 2020:
- Bill McClintick from Pat Collier’s lab (ORNL/CBE)
- Nick Panchy from Tian Hong’s lab (BCMB)
- Brandon Reagan from Tessa Burch-Smith’s lab (BCMB)
Friday, September 18, 2020:
- Alex Overholt from Elena Sphak’s lab (BCMB)
- Bill McClintick from Pat Collier’s lab (ORNL)