10-14 June 2019
Spallation Neutron Source
US/Eastern timezone

Symposium Program

Opening Symposium: Neutron Scattering Applications in Structural Biology

June 10, 2019

Shull Wollan Center – A Joint Institute for Neutron Sciences, A202




8:00 – 8:45 a.m.

Badging - Guest House Lobby

Welcome -  Flora Meilleur (NCSU/ORNL)

8:45 – 9:30 a.m. Introduction to Neutron Scattering in Structural Biology Dean Myles, ORNL

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

Neutron Scattering as a Tool to Improve Our Understanding of Nanoscale Wood-Water Interactions

Nayomi Plaza Rodriguez, US Forest Service

10:15 – 10:30 a.m.  Break

10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

Reflectivity in Tissue Engineering and Diseased Membrane Biophysics

Minh Phan, ORNL

11:15 – 12:15 p.m.

Titration of ionizable groups in proteins using multiple neutron data sets from a single crystal

Carla Mattos, Northeastern U. 

12:15 – 1:30 p.m.

Group picture


Cross-kingdom mapping and functional validation of life's essential protein motifs



Wellington Muchero, ORNL

1:30 – 2:30pm

Intrinsically Disordered Protein Exhibits Both Compaction and Expansion under Macromolecular Crowding

Anthony Banks, Harvard medical School 

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

α-Catenin Structure and Nanoscale Dynamics in Solution and in Complex with F-Actin

Zimei Bu, City College New York

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.


4:00 – 6:15 p.m.

Participant Presentations

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.




Alan Tennant, Shull Wollan Center