Distinguished Lectures

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Dr. Roman Zubarev
Karolinska Institutet
"Chemical proteomics for identification of drug targets, action mechanisms and residence times"

Dr. Jeff Karp
Harvard Medical School
"Towards Accelerated Medical Innovation"

Dr. Christa Müller
Universität Bonn
"Modulators of purinergic signaling targeting inflammation and cancer"

Dr. Paul Hergenrother
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
"New Strategies for Anticancer and Antibacterial Drug Discovery"

Dr. Ke Ding
Jinan University
"Medicinal Chemistry Campaign Combating Clinical Resistance of Kinase Inhibitor Drugs"

Dr. Wei Li
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
"The discoveries of new anti-tubulin agents for cancer and selective TRPC3 modulators for CNS diseases"

Dr. John McCauley
"Invention of MK-7602: An antimalarial drug discovery collaboration"


Dr. Craig Cameron
University of North Carolina
“Antiviral therapy: Towards the Personal and the Precise”


Dr. Pamela Bjorkman
“Neutralizing Antibodies Against Pandemic Viruses”


Dr. Arun Gosh
Purdue University

Dr. Craig Cameron
University of North Carolina
“Targeting a Viral Polymerase for Antiviral Therapy: Insight from Studies of Single Molecules and Single Infected Cells”


Dr. David Sulzer
Columbia University 
“The Dopamine Synapse”

Dr. Alita Miller
Entasis Therapeutics
“A Novel Class of Gram-negative PBP Inhibitors Discovered Using Rational Design of Both Biochemical Potency and Bacterial Permeation”


Dr. F. Peter Guengerich
Vanderbilt University
"How Cytochrome P450 and Other Redox Enzymes Make and Break C-C Bonds: Relevance to Drugs and Natural Products"


Dr. Rommie Amaro
University of California, San Diego
"Computing Cures: Discovery through the Lens of a Computational Microscope"

Dr. Ulrike Holzgrabe
University of Würzburg
"Small Molecules For The Treatment of Critical Infectious Diseases"


Dr. Richard Silverman
Northwestern University
"CPP-115: A Novel GABA Aminotransferase Inactivator and Potential New Treatment for Epilepsy, Addiction, and Hepatocellular Carcinoma"


Dr. Joel Barrish
Bristol-Myers Squibb
"Innovation in Kinsase Inhibitor Drug Discovery: Evolution of a Drug Target Class"

Dr. Kim Janda
The Scripps Research Institute 
"Merging of Chemistry and Biology: In Search of Molecules with Translational Function"

Dr. Barbara Timmermann
University of Kansas
"Discovery and Investigation of Therapeutically Important Plant Natural Products"


Dr. Philip Low
Purdue University
"Ligand Targeted Imaging and Therapeutic Agents for Cancer"


Dr. Iwao Ojima
Stony Brook University
"New Generation Taxoids and Their Tumor-Targeting Drug Conjugates - Medicinal Chemistry, Chemical Biology, Cancer Cell Biology and Preclinical Development"