Annual Midwest Stress and Molecular Chaperone Meeting

This annual meeting is for researchers interested in cell stress responses, the regulation and function of heat-shock proteins and molecular chaperones, protein quality control, protein misfolding, aggregation, phase condensates, and diseases of protein conformation.     


The emphasis of this meeting is on selecting Graduate Students, Postdoctoral Fellows, and New Investigators as speakers.

This meeting is sponsored by funds generously provided by The Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Institute for Biomedical Research.  There is no registration fee for this meeting. 


Registration information for the January 2023 meeting will be posted in October 2022. 

Meeting Schedule

The 2022 schedule can be viewed here as an example. 

Please watch this space for announcements. 

The 2023 meeting will be held, in-person, at the James Allen Center on Northwestern's Evanston Campus. The date of the meeting is Saturday, January 21, 2023.

January 15, 2022 

8:45 am - 3:45 pm CST

Program Co-Chairs

Silvia Cavagnero

Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison









Jian Li

Aging & Metabolism Research Program, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation









Keynote Speaker:

Veena Prahlad

Department of Biology, University of Iowa


Meeting Organizers:

Rebecca Phend

Department of Molecular Biosciences, Northwestern University







Richard Morimoto

Department of Molecular Biosciences, Northwestern University




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If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Phend