2015 Retreat

Location - DQ Club Room, TCF Bank Stadium

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9:30 am - 10:00 am: Registration Check-in

10:00 am - 11:00 am: F.E. Shideman Award Winner & Keynote Speaker

  • Richard A. Heyman, Ph.D., "Overcoming Resistance to Molecularly Targeted Cancer Therapy"
  • Introduction by Tim Walseth, Ph.D.
  • Award given by F.E. Shideman Family Members

11:00 am - 11:15 am: Coffee Break

11:15 am - 1:15 pm: Faculty Talks (30 minutes each)

  • Jon Hawkinson, Ph.D., "Drug Discovery Capabilities in the ITDD"
  • Philip Portoghese, Ph.D., "Mu opioid receptor heteromers are targets for treatment of inflammatory and neuropathic pain."
  • Fang Li, Ph.D., "Animal origins and cross-species transmissions of SARS and MERS coronaviruses"
  • Li-Na Wei, Ph.D., "Receptor Interacting Protein 140 (RIP140) in diseases - A wild card to exploit"

1:15 pm - 2:00 pm: Lunch

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm: State of the Department

  • Jill Siegfried, Ph.D.

2:15 pm - 3:30 pm: Student & Postdoc Talks (15 minutes each)

  • William Kaya Erbil, Ph.D., "Probing Dynamic Transitions in the Activation Pathway of cyclin-Dependent Kinase 2 (CDK2) by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)"
  • Emily Ruff, Ph.D., "Development of Kinase Allostery FRET Assays for Mechanistic Studies and Drug Design"
  • Chi Xu, Ph.D., "Morphine promotes astrocyte-preferential differentiation of mouse hippocampal progenitor cells via PKCε-dependent ERK activation and TRBP phosphorylation"
  • Christopher Richards, "Genetic and computational approaches elucidate the binding interface between human APOBEC3F and HIV-1 Vif"
  • Amanda Salzwedel, "Use of Oncolytic Adenovirus Expressing IFN-α To Treat Pancreatic Cancer"

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm: Poster Session and Reception

4:45 pm - 5:00 pm: Poster Session Award Ceremony

  • Hosted by Sundaraam Ramakrishnan, Ph.D.

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Department of Pharmacology - 2015 Retreat