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George B. Benedek Group
Alfred H. Caspary Professor of Physics and Biological Physics in the Department of Physics
Professor of Physics and Health Sciences and Technology in the
Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology

Abstracts for Recently Attended Conferences

Physical and Chemical Basis for Lens Opacity

The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, 2007: "Phase Separation in Multicomponent Aqueous Protein Solutions-A Study of Gamma and Beta Crystallin Mixtures" [link]

American Physical Society, March 2007: "Inverted Solublity of the Pro 23 to Val Mutant of gD crystallin- Altered Phase Diagram from a Single Amino Acid Substitution and the Effect of PEG" [pdf]

Kinetics of A-beta Fibrillogenesis

21st Annual Symposium of the Protein Society, 2007: "Mechanistic Insight into the Inhibition of Ab42 Neurotoxicity by Ab42 C-terminal Fragments," Abstract No. 438 [pdf]

Neuroscience 2007: "C-terminal fragments inhibit amyloid beta-protein oligomerization and neurotoxicity" [pdf]
American Peptide Symposium, 2009: "Investigation of Aß42 C-Terminal Fragments as Inhibitors of Aß42 Assembly and Neurotoxicity." In: M. Lebl, Ed. Breaking Away: Proceedings of the 21st American Peptide Symposium. pp. 187-188." [Proceedings]