Chemical Biology: Rise of the Cellular Machines

May 10, 2016
Forum Hall, Palmer Commons

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We're pleased to announce the annual LSI symposium has been named the Saltiel Life Sciences Symposium thanks to an endowment made possible by the generous support of the LSI's faculty, Leadership Council, Scientific Advisory Board and friends. The name recognizes the leadership and scientific contributions made by former LSI Director Alan R. Saltiel during his thirteen-year tenure.



8:15 a.m. | Welcome
Interim Director, Life Sciences Institute; Upjohn Professor of Internal Medicine and Oncology, University of Michigan Medical School
8:30 a.m. | Introduction of the Mary Sue and Kenneth Coleman Life Sciences Lecturer
Director, Comprehensive Diabetes Center, Professor, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine; Director, Life Sciences Institute 2002-2015
8:40 a.m. | Mary Sue and Kenneth Coleman Life Sciences Lecture: 
The Split Personality of Human O-GlcNAc Transferase
Professor of Microbiology and Immunobiology, Harvard Medical School
Morning Break
10:00 a.m. | The Structure of the Nuclear Pore
André Hoelz, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology
10:55 a.m. | The structural Basis for Signal Transmission at Chemical Synapses of the Brain
Senior Scientist, Vollum Institute, Jennifer and Bernard Lacroute Term Chair in Neuroscience Research, Oregon Health and Science University; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Lunch Break
1:00 p.m. | Targeting Cullin Ring Ligases by Inhibiting the DCN1-UBC12 Interaction
R. Kiplin Guy, Ph.D.
Robert J. Ulrich Chair of Chemical Biology and Therapeutics, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
1:55 p.m. | Engineering New Chemistry in Living Cells
Michelle Chang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry and Molecular & Cell Biology , University of California, Berkeley
Afternoon Break
3:15 p.m. | Elucidating and Understanding Plant Metabolic Pathways
Sarah O’Connor, Ph.D.
Project Leader and Professor, Department of Biological Chemistry, John Innes Centre, U.K.
4:10 p.m. | CoREST in Peace: A Dual Action Inhibitor of Histone Demethylase and Deacetylase
Philip Cole, M.D., Ph.D.
Marshall-Maren Professor of Pharmacology, Director, Department of Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences, Johns Hopkins University
5 p.m. | Closing Remarks