Registration Now Open for 25th TPFF!

April 7 – 9, 2017

The Retreat at Artesian Lakes in Cleveland, TX (

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The registration deadline is March 24th, 2017 and fees are $350.00 (single) or $300.00 (double).
Registration fees include lodging and meals and can be paid by credit card or personal check. To pay with a credit card, please call Jenny Ponzio at 979-845-1435.

The abstract deadline is March 24th, 2017. Please send your abstract, including your name and institution, as a word file to  If you are a student or post-doc and would like to be considered for a 15-minute talk, please indicate this on the top of your abstract submission.

Registration Awards for Trainees:
This year registration awards are available to cover the registration fee, lodging and meals (but not travel costs) for students and postdocs with financial difficulties who could not otherwise attend the conference. To apply for one, please send an email with (1) a scientific abstract, (2) a brief statement describing the financial need and (3) a brief statement of support from the mentor to with subject line “TPFF Award”. The application deadline for Registration Awards is March 24, 2017.

Daniela Nicastro, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Department of Cell Biology and Biophysics
UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Title: Probing the Molecular Organization of Cells and Organelles using Cryo-Electron Microscopy

Dave Thirumalai, Ph.D., Professor and Chair
Department of Chemistry
University of Texas at Austin
Title: How do divalent cations control the folding of group I introns?

Mark Pellegrino, Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington
Zak Campbell, Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas
Jennifer Maynard, Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin
Phanourios Tamamis, Ph.D., Texas A&M University
Margaret Cheung, Ph.D., University of Houston
Francis T.F. Tsai, Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine
Brian Noland, Ph.D., Singulex
Jane Tao, Ph.D., Rice University
Subhrangsu Mandal, Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington

Please spread the word to colleagues who may not know about the meeting. We hope to see you there!

Clay Clark (UT Arlington), chair
Joff Silberg (Rice University), co-chair