he Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Biomolecular Galaxy 2016


This symposium would not be possible without guidance and encouragement from our Purdue University community and the generous support of our sponsors.

We would like to offer a special thanks to the following persons for their advice, guidance and support during the planning of this year’s symposium:

Dr. Richard Kuhn (Department Head, Biological Sciences)

Dr. Andrew Mesecar (Department Head, Ag-Biochemistry)

Dr. William Cramer (Professor, Biological Sciences)

Dr. Cynthia Stauffacher (Professor, Biological Sciences)

Dr. Carol Post (Professor, Biological Sciences and Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology)

Dr. Angeline Lyon (Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biological Sciences)

Dr. Barb Golden (Professor, Ag-Biochemistry)

Cathy Skidmore (Business Manager, Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology)

Jay Mermoud (Protein Production Core, Biological Sciences)

Duy Hua (Co-founder/organizer of the 2015 symposium)

Satchal Erramilli (Co-founder/organizer of the 2015 symposium)

We would like to acknowledge and thank those departments and organizations that offered financial support:

Department of Biological Sciences (Dr. Richard Kuhn)

Department of Biochemistry (Dr. Andrew Mesecar)

Department of Physics and Astronomy (Dr. John Finley)

Department of Chemistry (Dr. Timothy Zwier)

Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology (Dr. Zhong-Yin Zhang)

The Purdue Center for Cancer Research

The Graduate School – Office of Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs

PULSe - Interdisciplinary Life Science

PGSG (Purdue Graduate Student Government) 

Last but not least, we would also like to thank our corporate donors for their generous sponsorship:

Millipore(Jim Henderson)

Carl Zeiss Microscopy LLC (Sam Byerly)

Molecular Dimensions (Issa Isaac)

Qiagen (Andrew Fritts)

Rigaku (Angela Criswell)

TTP Labtech (Melanie Adams)

Anatrace (Ed Pryor)

Hinds Instruments (Connie Wimmer)

Beckman Coulter (Jona Kristo)

Mitegen (Ben Apker)

Fisher Scientific (Keven Peterson)

Sigma Aldrich (Rick Belcher)

Corporate Sponsors