2015 UNC-Duke Developmental/ Molecular Therapeutics Retreat

The 2015 UNC-Duke Developmental/Molecular Therapeutics Retreat is being held September 25 from 9am-4pm at the Rizzo Center in Chapel Hill.  This retreat aims to provide both institutes with an overview of the science generated out of their respective programs and explore how collaborations could be established for future grant submissions or inter-institutional consortium projects.

Registration is now open and can be accessed at https://unclineberger.org/research-events/unc-duke-molecular-retreat/ 

Schedule of Events:

9:00 – 9:20 a.m Gary Johnson Opening
Gary Johnson, PhD

Member, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
Kenan Distinguished Professor and Chair
Department of Pharmacology
UNC School of Medicine
9:20 – 9:50 a.m. Jeff Aube “The Role of Chemical Synthesis in Drug and Probe Discovery: Case Studies”
 
Jeff Aube, PhD

Fred Eshelman Distinguished Professor
UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
9:50 – 10:20 a.m.  Bryan Roth “Illuminating a subterranean chemical biology”

Bryan Roth, MD, PhD
Director, NIMH Psychoactive Drug Screening Program
Distinguished Professor
UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

10:20 – 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 – 10:50 a.m.  Tim Haystead “Targeting ectopic Hsp90 for cancer and HIV”
Tim Haystead, PhD
Professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
Duke University School of Medicine
10:50 – 11:20 a.m.  Ines Batinic-Haberle “Mn porphyrins-based anticancer drugs and radioprotectors – A  road towards Clinic”

Ines Batinic-Haberle, PhD
Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology
Duke University School of Medicine

11:20 – 11:50 a.m.  Gary Johnson Discussion

Gary Johnson, PhD

11:50 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 – 2:00 p.m.  Dewey McCafferty “Epigenetic Chemical Biology”

Dewey McCafferty, PhD
Professor of Chemistry
Duke University

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.  Tim Willson “Building an Open Research Community through Shared Chemical Probes” 
Tim Willson, PhD
Research Professor
UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy 
2:30 – 2:40 p.m. Break
2:40 – 3:20 a.m.  Ashutosh Chilkoti “Genetically engineered nanoparticles for delivery of small molecule cancer drugs”

Ashutosh Chilkoti, PhD
Theo Pilkington Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School of Engineering
Duke University

3:20 – 3:50 p.m.  Brian Kuhlman “Engineering bispecific antibodies for applications in research and medicine”
Brian Kuhlman, PhD
Pofessor of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Co-Director, UNC Molecular and Cellular Biophysics Program
UNC School of Medicine
3:50 – 4:20 p.m.  Neil Spector Discussion

Neil Spector, MD
Member, Duke Cancer Institute
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Professor of Pharmacology & Cancer Biology
Sandra Coates Associate Professor
Duke University School of Medicine

4:20 – 4:30 p.m.  Neil Spector Closing
Neil Spector, MD
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