U-M Drug Discovery Symposium, October 25
12:30 PM to 5:00 PM | October 25, 2021
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U-M Drug Discovery Symposium

Rackham Graduate School, 915 E. Washington Street, Ann Arbor
This is a public event.

The first Annual U-M Drug Discovery Symposium aims to highlight success stories from the drug discovery community at the University of Michigan. The symposium will give faculty and trainees a chance to share best practices and network with others involved with drug discovery research on campus.

 Schedule 

Research talks are 45 minutes, plus a five-minute Q&A session

  • 12:30 p.m. Coffee Gathering
    East Conference Room, 4th floor, Rackham Graduate School
  • 12:50 p.m. Symposium Welcome
    Peter Toogood, Ph.D.

    Director, Michigan Drug Discovery
    Amphitheater, 4th floor, Rackham Graduate School
  • 1:00 p.m. Research Talk: Synthetic high density lipoproteins—Nanomedicine and drug delivery carrier
    Anna Schwendeman, Ph.D.
    William I Higuchi Collegiate Professor of Pharmacy; Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences; and Faculty Associate in the Interdepartmental Program in Medicinal Chemistry, U-M College of Pharmacy
    Amphitheater, 4th floor, Rackham Graduate School
  • 1:50 p.m. Research Talk: Development of melanocortin peptide therapeutics for obesity and eating disorders
    Roger Cone, Ph.D.
    Mary Sue Coleman Director & Research Professor, U-M Life Sciences Institute; Vice Provost and Director, U-M Biosciences Initiative; Professor, Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology, U-M Medical School; Professor, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, LSA
    Amphitheater, 4th floor, Rackham Graduate School
  • 2:40 p.m. Networking Coffee break
    East Conference Room, 4th floor, Rackham Graduate School
  • 3:00 p.m. Research Talk: Induced protein degradation—A new paradigm in drug discovery
    Shaomeng Wang, Ph.D.
    Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis Professor in Medicine; Professor of Medicine, Pharmacology and Medicinal Chemistry, U-M Medical School 
    Amphitheater, 4th floor, Rackham Graduate School
  • 3:50 p.m. Research Talk: Design & clinical translational of targeted drug carriers—Learning to follow the data
    Lola Eniola-Adefeso, Ph.D.
    Associate Dean for Graduate & Professional Education; University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor of Chemical Engineering; Miller Faculty Scholar, U-M College of Engineering
    Amphitheater, 4th floor, Rackham Graduate School
  • 4:40 p.m. Closing Remarks
    Peter Toogood

    Amphitheater, 4th floor, Rackham Graduate School
  • 5:00 p.m. Conclusion