The New Orleans Protein Folding Intergroup (NOProFIG), founded in January 1999, is composed of New Orleans area academic research laboratories from Tulane University, Xavier University, Loyola University, LSU Health Sciences Center, and the University of New Orleans, whose members share a common interest in protein structure and folding. Our year-round, biweekly meetings are dedicated primarily to the discussion of current research in member laboratories, and to the dissemination of important research news from conferences and scientific literature.

Meetings held on every other Thursday from 5-7 pm

(show up no later than 5:15PM, presentation starts no later than 5:30PM)

Meeting location:

Rm. 157 Monroe Science Bldg.
Loyola University
New Orleans, LA
Map to location

There is an entrance between the Arts (CM) building and our building (MO). There is another entrance on the side by the business building (MI). Room 157 is on the north side of the building, down a short passage way. See a zoomable campus map.

What to Bring:

The presenter is responsible for bringing in snacks and drinks (traditonally pizza and soft drinks or beer). Bring your powerpoint file on a flash drive.

E-mail list serves:

E-Mail The Group

E-Mail The PIs In The Group

PI Member E-mails and Home Pages

Seminar Schedules


Upcoming Meetings

Presenter Schedule
January 12, 2012 Zhiwei Lin (Rubtsov Lab) Ballistic energy transport in molecules
January 26, 2012 Soheila Maleki The Effects of Food Processing on Peanut Allergens
February 9, 2012 Dibyadyuti Datta (Kumar Lab) Protein Glycosylation and Immunogenicity (Studies in Progress)
February 23, 2012 Dr. Anderson Agbor (Pursell Lab) Malignant Hyperthernia: A Defect in Excitation-Contraction Coupling Mechanism or an Autosomal Dominant Inherited Myopathy?
March 8, 2012 David Worthylake Our Foray into Proteomics
March 22, 2012 Kimberlee Mix Transcriptional Targets of the Orphan Nuclear Receptor NURR1 in Arthritis
April 5, 2012 Tysheena Charles (Landry Lab) Prediction of CD4+ Epitope Immunogenicity from Antigen-Processing Yield and Peptide-MHC Affinity: Case Studies of Y. Pestis V Antigen and Bacteriophage T4 GP31
April 19, 2012 Bill Wimley Exploring the Mechanism of Voltage Gating in Potassium Channels
May 3, 2012 Jazzfest Thursday Jazzfest (Cancelled)
May 17, 2012 C.J. Stephenson Cancelled
May 31, 2012 Bill Walkenhorst Cancelled
June 14, 2012 Bhupal Ban (Blake Lab) Magic Bullet Biologics: Antibody Engineering for Therapeutics and Diagnostics
June 28, 2012 Chris Summa Current Progress in Modeling of the HIV ENV Complex
July 12, 2012 Bob Blake In Situ Spectroscopy in Live Bacteria
July 26, 2012 Jai Shanata Allosteric Coupling and Activation of the Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor: Implications for Drug Design
August 9, 2012 Summer Break
No Meeting
August 23, 2012 Summer Break
No Meeting
September 6, 2012 Summer Break
No Meeting
September 20, 2012 Juan C. Pizzaro

October 4, 2012 Anne Robinson

October 18, 2012 Nirbhay Kumar

November 1, 2012 Sam Landry

November 15, 2012 Bill Wimley

November 29, 2012 Bob Blake

December 13, 2012 Holiday Party
Holiday Party
December 27, 2012 New Year Holiday No Meeting
January 10, 2013 Diane Blake

January 24, 2013 Soheila Maleki  
February 7, 2013 Mardi Gras
No Meeting


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