October 28, 2017
NESS 2017
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Biology/Physics Building, University of Connecticut, 91 N Eagleville Road, Storrs, CT

Through the Looking Glass: Inspecting Biological Processes by CryoEM

Summer 2017
UConn Magazine
Dr. Peter Setlow in the news.

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October 14, 2016
NESS 2016
New Paradigms in Drug Discovery
9 a.m.
Grossman Auditorium, UConn Health
The subject of the 2016 North Eastern Structure Symposium (NESS) is “New Paradigms in Drug Discovery”, featuring a Plenary Lecture by Dr. Brian Shoichet, UCSF, entitled “Cure for Pain”. The meeting features additional investigators in drug discovery and structural biology from across the Northeast. The meeting is Friday, October 14, in the Grossman Auditorium at 400 Farmington Avenue, Farmington.

August 11, 2016
UConn Today
Molecular Biologist Sandra Weller Talks about “What’s Possible”

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July 17, 2016
Microbe TV for This Week in Virology (TWiV)
Dr. Sandra Weller was interviewed by Professor Vince Racaniello from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Columbia University. TWiV is a podcast about viruses and in this episode he interviewed Dr. Weller about her interest in science, her training and her current work in Herpses Simplex Viruses.

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Dr. Weller’s research was a Spotlight feature on the University of Connecticut School of Medicine website.

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May 2, 2016
Group on Women in Medicine and Science’s Annual Symposium and Recognition of Outstanding Women Faculty and Students
MBB faculty members Elizabeth Eipper and Sandra Weller were honored.

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May 20, 2015
2015 Peng Memorial Lecture
Dr. Julie Forman-Kay
Hospital for Sick Children and the University of Toronto
4 p.m., Massey Auditorium, UConn Health

A reception follows. Also, a Gala Dinner to support the Peng Fund, which supports the Peng Lecture as well as field trips for students in biophysics at UConn Health, will take place that evening, 6:30 p.m. at Firebox Restaurant, 539 Broad Street, Hartford, CT 06106. A special rate to attend the dinner is available for students and postdoctoral fellows.

For more information, contact Jeffrey Hoch.


October 16, 2014
Drug Discovery and Inflammation
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Grossman Auditorium, 400 Farmington Avenue
Co-organizers: Sandra Weller, Dennis Wright, Lauren Sansing, Louise McCulllough
A series of talks from experts in academia, industry and government on inflammation research and drug discovery. To register, email

October 17, 2014
The 10th Annual North Eastern Structure Symposium
Structural Biology of Inflammation
8:45 a.m., Keller Auditorium, UConn Health
This year, the meeting will be focused on “Structural Biology of Inflammation”. The past decade has brought about cutting-edge experimental techniques that provide atomic resolution view of biomolecular processes such as protein folding, enzymatic catalysis, allosteric transition and binding. The latest developments on the frontiers of the field will be covered in lectures by distinguished invited speakers. The symposium will also feature a poster-session for students and post-doctoral fellows with prizes awarded for the best posters.

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June 2, 2014
Dr. Peter Setlow Symposium – 70th Birthday Celebration
10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Low Learning Center
Come celebrate Dr. Setlow’s 70th birthday with a series of talks from colleagues and former trainees.

Schedule of events.

February 20, 2014
Gender Balance and the Culture of Women in Science
WNPR “Where We Live”
Sandra Weller, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Molecular Biology and Biophysics at UConn Health, was part of a panel of guests talking about the challenges women face in pursuing STEM careers.

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