Atlanta, GA – April 13, 2019


Location: College of Law Building, Auditorium:

All Talks 15 min plus Q&A up to 20 min total


8:00-8:30 Coffee

8:30-8:40 Opening Remarks: Patrick A. Frantom, University of Alabama

Session 1 – Discussion Leader: Katie Tombrello, Auburn University

8:40-9:00    Robert D. Franklin, Georgia Institute of Technology

“Engineered amine dehydrogenase exhibits an altered kinetic mechanism compared to parent”

9:00-9:20    Rachel Kozlowski, Emory University

“Characterizing the surface coverage of enzyme-gold nanoparticle conjugates”

9:20-9:40    Dr. Michael J. Reddish, Vanderbilt University

“Some reactions require commitment: processivity of human aldosterone synthase”

9:50-11:20 Poster Session 1 (Numbers 1-40 presenting.)

Session 2 – Discussion Leader: Dr. Soumen Das, Georgia Institute of Technology

11:30-11:50    Liju G. Matthew, University of Georgia

“Anaerobic heme degradation by E. coli O157:H7: evidence for a radical intermediate”

11:50-12:10   Mohamed Nasef, University of Alabama( Tuscaloosa)

“Regulation of cyclic oligoadenylate synthesis by the S. epidermidis Cas10-Csm complex”

12:10-12:30    Lee M. Stunkard, Purdue University

“Beta-keto decarboxylation unveiled: sulfonate/nitro bearing methylmalonyl-thioester isosteres applied to enzyme structure-function studies”

12:30-1:30 Lunch Break followed by Group Photo  

Session 3 – Discussion Leader:  Deepika Nambiar, University of Tennessee

1:30-1:50     Shawn M. Sternisha, Florida State University

 “The dynamic functional landscape of an allosteric monomeric enzyme”

1:50-2:10   Seda Kocaman, University of Tennessee(Knoxville)

 “Thermodynamics of aminoglycoside-enzyme yields clues on distinguishing thermophilic versus thermostable variants of the aminoglycoside nucleotidyltransferase 4’ (ANT4)”

2:20-3:50 Poster Session 2 (Numbers 41-80 presenting.)

Keynote Presentation – Discussion Leader: Dr. Patrick Frantom


Dr. Zac Wood, Georgia State University

“How nature harnesses entropy to tune protein function”

5:00-5:10 Concluding Remarks:

5:15-7:15 Post Conference Networking Social  at the Ellis Hotel



PDF versions of previous Southeast Enzyme Conference Abstract Books can be viewed by clicking here.