June 2014 - iCeMS International Symposium - Kyoto: Kevin discussed the lab's efforts to engineer bacterial photoreceptors into tools for eukaryotic transcriptional control at the Light Control in Cell Biology symposium (meeting website).

Aug 2014 - ICMRBS: The 2014 International Conference for Magnetic Resonance in Biological Systems (ICMRBS) was held in Dallas, Aug 24-29, 2014. More information is available at the ICMRBS 2014 website and the general ICMRBS website.

Sept 2014 - ICP: Lab member Giomar Rivera-Cancel presented her structural and functional studies of a full-length light-activated histidine kinase at the 16th International Congress on Photobiology (meeting website).

Dec 2014 - ASCB: In an ASCB subgroup meeting comparing optogenetic and chemically-driven protein reagents, Kevin will discuss the lab's efforts to engineer photoreceptors for use in a range of heterologous settings and applications (meeting website).

for July 28, 2015, as found in L Ader et al., Biochemistry (2010): 6136:

"For continuum solvation calculations, the charge density-based solvation (SMD) (37) model was selected, where ... the solvent for the protein was chosen to be oilve oil with a dielectric constant of 3.1 (38). The olive oil has been chosen to be a faithful mimic of a lipophilic enviornment of protein (38)."