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Each year several Training Programs hosts an Open House for prospective graduate students interested in pursuing biomedical research. Over the years, the Open House has increased the visibility of graduate programs at Vanderbilt among prospective students, many of whom are from smaller institutions with limited exposure to biomedical research.

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E N V I R O N M E N T A L    T O X I C O L O G Y
M O L E C U L A R  B I O P H Y S I C S
C H E M I C A L    B I O L O G Y    I N T E R F A C E  
C H E M I C A L  B I O L O G Y  O F  I N F E C T I O U S  D I S E A S E



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Location: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine • Medical Research Building (MRBIII, Biological Sciences)   
Date: Friday and Saturday, November 13-14th, 2015


FRIDAY November 13th, 2015
5:00 PM Reception
 Medical Research Building (MRBIII, Biological Sciences) 5th Floor Atrium
6:00 PM Dinner
 Medical Research Building (MRBIII, Biological Sciences) 5th Floor Atrium
SATURDAY November 14th, 2015
8:00 AM Registration, Lobby-Medical Research Building (MRBIII - 1st floor)
Continental breakfast
8:30 AM Welcome, 1220 MRBIII
Aaron Bowman, Ph.D.
Director of Training Program in Environmental Toxicology
Associate Professor, Department of Neurology
8:45 AM "Structures and functions of Bacterial Protein Toxins"
Borden Lacy, Ph.D., Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
9:15 AM "Probing the Structure and Function of Potassium Channels with Drug-like Chemical Tools"
Charles (David) Weaver, Ph.D., Department of Pharmacology
9:45 AM Coffee Break
10:00 AM "Human milk: Defense Against Infection"
Steven D. Townsend, Ph.D., Department of Chemistry
10:30 AM "Alterations of Manganese Biology in Huntington's Disease"
Aaron Bowman, Ph.D., Departments of Neurology, Pediatrics and Biochemistry
11:00 AM Tour Research Facilities
12:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM The Graduate Student Experience
Panel of graduate students
2:30 PM Closing Remarks
Walter J. Chazin, Ph.D.
Director of the Center for Structural Biology and 
the Molecular Biophysics Training Program