Program for the 2019 TPFF Meeting

Download the 2019 Program Here

Keynote Speakers:

James Bardwell, University of Michigan

Cecelia Clementi, Rice University

  • Invited Speakers:
    • Jae-Hyun Cho, Texas A&M University
    • Sheena D’Arcy, University of Texas at Dallas
    • Kendra Frederick, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
    • Matthieu Gagnon, University of Texas Medical Branch
    • Lukasz A. Joachimiak, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
    • Dr. Sukyeong Lee, Baylor College of Medicine
    • Mahesh Narayan, University of Texas at El Paso
    • Mikaela Stewart, Texas Christian University

Date and Location:
April 12-14, 2019
The Retreat at Artesian Lakes, Cleveland TX

Early Registration ends April 5, 2019
PI: $350
Students postdocs, and research staff: $300

Registration fees increase by $50 after April 5, 2019.

Registration closes April 10, 2019.

Guests: If you will be bringing guests, contact the organizers at to make arrangements. Additional fees for lodging and meals will be based on the accommodations required for your party.

Abstract Submission Deadline: March 29, 2019
Submit abstracts to

Short talks by students, postdocs or research staff: Please indicate if you would like your abstract to be considered for one of the short talks.

Travel Awards: Several awards that cover meeting registration will be given based on poster/talk abstracts and need. To be considered, include a short letter from your PI describing financial need along with your abstract.

2018 Keynote and Speakers

Axel Brunger, Ph.D., Professor
Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology
Stanford University
George N. Phillips, Ph.D., Professor
Department of Biosciences
Rice University
Additionally, 2018 SPEAKERS include:
Lydia Contreras, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Texas, Austin
David Barondeau, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry
Texas A&M University
Jiqiang (Lanny) Ling, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
UTHSC at Houston
Sun Qing, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
Texas A&M University
Tim Palzkill, Ph.D., Professor
Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology
Baylor College of Medicine