Capturing Snapshots of the Cell Invasion

Event Date & Time: 
November 2, 2011 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Kelly K. Lee, PhD
Assistant Professor, Medicinal Chemistry, University of Washington

Location: D209, Turner Auditorium, Health Science Building (HSB), University of Washington

Dr. Lee received his A.B. in Physics from Harvard University and his Ph.D. in Biophysics from the Johns Hopkins University. As a postdoctoral fellow in Jack Johnson’s group at the Scripps Research Institute, he studied mechanisms of conformational change in viruses. An NIH K99/R00 award enabled him to pursue investigation of infl uenza virus’s membrane fusion process using cryo-electron microscopy and other biophysical techniques. His research in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry focuses on the structure and dynamics of membrane fusion proteins in influenza and HIV, with the goals of understanding how the specialized glycoprotein machinery mediates membrane remodeling during cell invasion and determining how it interacts with cellular receptors and antibodies.

This lecture will also be televised at:
Harborview Medical Center: Ninth & Jefferson Building (NJB) - 707
Seattle Children's Research Institute: Pearl Jam Room 806 Building 1
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center: J2-108
Washington State University - Spokane Campus: SAC 343
Washington State University - Pullman Campus: Morrill Hall 124
University of Alaska - Anchorage: CPISB 101D
Montana State University: Byker Auditorium Room 3CBB