Physics and Chemistry of Biological Systems

Iacocca Hall
Lehigh University
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
September 14, 2012


Overview: This event, the second regional Biophysical Society meeting in Pennsylvania, will promote interactions between biophysical, biochemical, cell and molecular biology labs in Pennsylvania and the surrounding states.


Thomas Sakmar, Rockefeller University
Erika Holzbaur, University of Pennsylvania
Philip Nelson, University of Pennsylvania
Sharon Rozovsky, University of Delaware
Arpita Upadhyaya, University of Maryland
Christopher Yengo, Penn State Hershey
Two additional speakers will be chosen from submitted abstracts

Special Guest

Darry Bornhop, Vanderbilt University
Dr. Bornhop will give a talk at the Department of Physics Colloquium Series on Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 4:10 PM in Lewis Lab 316.


Dimitrios Vavylonis, Lehigh University
Damien Thévenin, Lehigh University
Katya Grishchuk, University of Pennsylvania
Will Hancock, Penn State University


9:00–9:45 AM Registration and poster setup
9:45–10:00 AM Opening Remarks
10:00–10:30 AM Chris Yengo, Penn State Hershey
10:30 AM–11:00 AM Erika Holzbaur, University of Pennsylvania
11:00–11:20 AM Break
11:20–11:40 PM Nicola Clauvelin, Rutgers University
11:40–noon Fabian Czerwinski, Princeton University
noon–2:00 PM Lunch and Poster Session
2:00–2:30 PM Arpita Upadhyaya, University of Maryland
2:30–3:00 PM Phil Nelson, University of Pennsylvania
3:00–3:30 PM Break
3:30–4:00 PM Sharon Rozovsky, University of Delaware
4:00–5:00 PM Keynote: Thomas Sakmar, Rockefeller University
5:00–5:15 PM Business Meeting

Abstract Submission

Anyone who registers can present a poster. Two junior speakers will be selected from submitted abstracts. Registration must be completed by August 20, 2012 to be considered for a talk.


To register, visit the event page on Lehigh University's website. Registration is free of charge.

Maps, Directions and Additional Information

Location, accomodation and transportation information can be found here. Lehigh University is located approximately 1:20 hours from Philadelphia, 1:45 hours from New York City and 3:30-4 hours from University Park, Pa., and Washington, DC.

Visit the Physics and Chemistry of Biological Systems website 

Event Flyer

Print and distribute the event flyer today. Click here to download.

The Biophysical Society and the event organizers would like to thank the following for their generous support
of the Central Pennsylvania Regional Networking Meeting:

The Lehigh University Provost's Office, the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Physics at Lehigh University, and Semrock.