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 Annual Midwest Stress Response 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 for this conference has closed. 


For those presenting a poster, we request posters no larger than 42"W x 46"H.

Meeting Schedule


The full abstract book and agenda for the meeting- Meeting Program PDF 

January 20, 2024 

9:00 am - 5:00 pm CST

Program Co-Chairs

Jill Johnson


Department of Biological Sciences, University of Idaho





Liming Li

Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

Feinberg School of MedicineNorthwestern University



Keynote Speaker:

James Bardwell
Rowena G. Matthews Collegiate Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
University of Michigan


Meeting Organizers:

Rebecca Phend

Business Administrator

Department of Molecular Biosciences, Northwestern University







Richard Morimoto

Bill and Gayle Cook Professor of Biology

Director of the Rice Institute for Biomedical Research

Department of Molecular Biosciences, Northwestern University




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If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Phend

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