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Young Adult Science Cafe: Dr. Pidugu on the Role of Structural Biology in Drug Design

May 25, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Dr. Pidugu is a post-doctoral fellow at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Maryland Baltimore School of Medicine. Her research interests focus on structural studies for understanding enzymatic mechanisms involved in Base excision and the DNA repair pathway, which play a key role in DNA methylation, and altering the activity of these proteins in an effort to aid in cancer treatment.

Dr. Pidugu will discuss her background and provide an introduction to drug discovery. She will share her expert insight regarding the role of structural biology in lead identification, target validation, and structure-based drug design along with potential drug target identification, naturally occurring compounds in probable drug candidates, pre-clinical drug trials, and clinical drug trials.

Food and Refreshments will be provided.

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About the Event:
Date: Thursday, May 25, 2017
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Room 2230, Building III, The Universities at Shady Grove, 9630 Gudelsky Dr, Rockville, MD 20850.
Target Audience: Middle School and High School Students (Parents are encouraged to attend)

Hosted By: The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Student Chapter of USG in affiliation with the Rockville Science Center.

The event will be Live Streamed on the USG ASBMB-UAN Youtube Channel from 5:00 – 7:00. Follow that link at 5:00 pm on Monday, May 25, 2017. To ask the presenter questions during the event while watching live, you must log-in to YouTube. You do not have to log in to just watch the event live. Please Like, Share, and Subscribe to the USG ASBMB-UAN YouTube Channel if you enjoy the event.

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May 25, 2017
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Universities at Shady Grove, Bldg III (Camille Kendall Academic Center)
9636 Gudelsky Drive
Rockville, 20850 United States
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