University of Rochester

Activities & Workshops

Chemistry-Biology Interface Retreat


CBI Retreat flyer.Download the Agenda [pdf]

Thursday July 25 140 Hutchison Hall, River Campus

3:30 p.m.
John Schneekloth (National Cancer Institute, NIH) “Targeting Structurally and Functionally Diverse Nucleic Acids with Druglike Small Molecules”

Friday July 26 Staybridge Suites, 1000 Genesee Street

9:30 a.m.
Poster set-up, coffee and refreshments

9:55 a.m.
Kara Bren (UR Chemistry)
Welcome and Introduction

10:00 a.m.
Mitchell O’Connell (Assistant Professor, UR Biochemistry and Biophysics; Center for RNA Biology) “Don’t Shoot the Messenger: CRISPR Strategies to Target and Detect RNA”

10:30 a.m.

10:45 a.m.
Career panel discussion

John DiMaio (Patent Attorney, Hodgson Russ LLP), Lea Vacca Michel (Associate Professor of Chemistry, Rochester Institute of Technology), John Schneekloth (Investigator, Chemical Biology Laboratory, NIH NCI), Eric Stoutenburg (Chemistry Group Leader, Novomer, Inc.)

11:45 a.m.

12:30 p.m.
Poster session

1:30 p.m.
Whasil Lee (Assistant Professor, UR Biomedical Engineering; UR Pharmacology and Physiology) “The Role of Mechanosensitive Ion Channels in Inflammation”

1:50 p.m.
Shauna Paradine (Assistant Professor, UR Chemistry) “Building Complex Organic Scaffolds through Selective C-C Bond Forming Reactions”

2:10 p.m.

2:20 p.m.
Shukree Abdul-Rashed (T32 Trainee, Frontier Group, UR Chemistry) “Halo-Prins-derived Cationic Cascades and Its Application Towards the Total Synthesis of Citridone A”

2:40 p.m.
Clyde Overby (T32 Trainee, Benoit Group, UR Biomedical Engineering) “The Development of Zwitterionic Anti-fouling Peptide for Nanoparticle Surfaces” 3:00 p.m. Retreat ends