Chemistry Seminar: Adam Hoppe - South Dakota State University
Date & Time:
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
Dr. Adam Hoppe of South Dakota State University will present his work:
Dr. Hoppe’s research focuses on the biophysical mechanisms of cell-surface receptor signaling governing cell growth and function. These efforts require studying the nanometer-scale organization of biochemical machinery within single living cells. To this end, Dr. Hoppe is developing new imaging technologies to quantify molecular interactions on the surface and inside of living cells. This information is being used to create mechanistic and mathematical models of signaling pathways. Current efforts are focused on the macrophage colony stimulating factor receptor (MCSFR) and its role in leukemias and inflammatory conditions arising from aberrant MCSFR signaling.
In addition, Dr. Hoppe is the leader of the newly funded South Dakota Research Innovation Center: The Biochemical Signaling NeTwork Resource (BioSNTR). BioSNTR will create a strong multi-institutional research program in cell signaling and systems biology in both plants and animals. BioSNTR will bridge academic and business activities to strengthen biotechnology business in South Dakota.