Nov 27, 2017
Whitaker Hall, Room 218
Richard Gross’s research is focused on the
chemical biology of member in health and disease. Biologic membranes are
comprised of a structurally diverse array of thousands of distinct chemical
entities in a bilayer configuration that are in constant motion providing a
rich repertoire of chemical forces that can be used to modulate the
conformation and function of transmembrane proteins such as ion channels and
ion pumps. Through adaptation of a bilayer structure membranes serve as a
hydrophobic scaffold for the organization of complex supramolecular chemical
assemblies that are used in biologic systems as signaling platforms.
Refreshments will be served.
NOTE: Parking is not available outside of Whitaker Hall due to the
Danforth East Campus construction. From the Medical School campus, take the
blue line Shrewsbury Landsdowne I-44 train to Skinker (two stops). Nearest metrolink
stop is Skinker. Enter through the doors at Green Hall. Go to the second floor
of Green Hall and walk through Brauer Hall and Whitaker Hall, Room 218 is at
the end of Whitaker Hall on the left of the library conference room.