Seminars and Awards

SUMMER 2021

All Seminars will be held at 3:35pm CST in 1-450 Moos Tower.

To Join via Zoom: z.umn.edu/MedChem21-22

 

SEPTEMBER 7

 
Jacob Smith
 
Jacob Smith, Graduate Student (Advisor: Dr. Rick Wagner)
Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Minnesota
 
Inhibition of Cap-Dependent Translation via Eukaryotic Translation Initiation Factor 4E (eIF4E): A Promising Host-Directed Strategy Against SARS-CoV-2
 
 

 

SEPTEMBER 14

 
**Virtual** 
 
Alessio Ciulli
 
 
Dr. Alessio Ciulli, Professor
School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee
 
How PROTAC Degraders Work: Molecular Recognition and Design Principles
 
 
 
 
 
 

SEPTEMBER 28

 
 
Laura Hirsch
 
 
Laura Hirsch, Graduate Student (Advisor: Dr. Daniel Harki)
Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Minnesota
 
Inhibiting Oxidative Phosphorylation in Cancer Cells through Activation of Caseinolytic Protease P (ClpP)
 
 
 
 
 
 

OCTOBER 5

Distinguished Lecture
 
**Virtual**
 
Pamela Bjorkman
 
 
Dr. Pamela Bjorkman, David Baltimore Professor
Division of Biology and Biological Engineering, California Institute of Technology
 
Neutralizing Antibodies Against Pandemic Viruses
 
 
 
 
 
 

OCTOBER 12

 
 
Mackenzie Wyllie
 
 
Mackenzie Wyllie, Graduate Student (Advisor: Dr. Daniel Harki)
Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Minnesota
 
Discovery of Novel RNA Binding Small Molecules for the Treatment of Spinal Muscular Atrophy
 
 
 
 
 
 

OCTOBER 19

Student-Invited Lecture
 
 
Dan Nomura
 
 
Dr. Daniel Nomura, Professor
College of Chemistry, University of California-Berkeley
 
Reimagining Druggability using Chemoproteomic Platforms
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

OCTOBER 26

 

Daniel Flaherty
 
 
Dr. Daniel Flaherty, Assistant Professor
Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Purdue University
 
Validation of Therapeutic Targets and Drug Development for Antibiotics and Chronic Pain
 
 
 
 
 
 

NOVEMBER 2

 
**Virtual** 
 
Jennifer Golden
 
 
Dr. Jennifer Golden, Assistant Professor
Medicinal Chemistry Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison
 
TBA
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

NOVEMBER 9

 
 
Mikki Twiggs
 
Mikki Twiggs, Graduate Student (Advisor: Dr. Adam Duerfeldt)
Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Minnesota
 
Hydrazide-containing Oseltamivir Analogues as Influenza Neuraminidase Inhibitors
 
 
 
 
 
 

NOVEMBER 16

 
 
 
Melanie Nevins, Graduate Student (Advisor: Dr. Valerie Pierre)
Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Minnesota
 
Novel Thiol-Based Cephalosporin Conjugates as Metallo-Beta-Lactamase Inhibitors
 
 

NOVEMBER 23

 
 
 
Katelyn Stevens
 
Katelyn Stevens, Graduate Student (Advisor: Dr. Adam Duerfeldt)
Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Minnesota
 
Inhibition of Phosphoinositide-3-Kinase Delta Using Some Novel Quinazolinone Derivatives
 
 
 
 

DECEMBER 7

 
 
 
Julia Lee, Graduate Student (Advisor: Dr. Adam Duerfeldt)
Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Minnesota
 
Utilizing Novel Aniline Pyrimidine Scaffold in the Search for the Treatment of MLL Fusion Leukemia
 
 
 

DECEMBER 14

 
 
 
An Yang, Graduate Student (Advisor: Dr. Gunda Georg)
Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Minnesota
 
The Discovery of Selective CDK6 PROTAC Degraders
 

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Contacts

Elizabeth A. Ambrose, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry
Masonic Cancer Center
Fellow of the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute

Department of Medicinal Chemistry
College of Pharmacy
University of Minnesota
717 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414-2959

Email: ambrose@umn.edu
Web: http://www.umn.edu/~ambrose

 

Annie M. Howarth

Executive Office and Administrative Specialist 
Medicinal Chemistry, College of Pharmacy
University of Minnesota
2231 6th Street SE; 2-163 CCRB
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Office: 612-626-4455; Fax: 612-624-4996