University of Rochester

Activities & Workshops

Chemistry-Biology Interface Retreat


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Friday June 24 Staybridge Suites, 1000 Genesee Street

9:00 a.m.
Poster set-up, coffee and refreshments

9:25 a.m.
Kara Bren and Rudi Fasan (University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry)
Welcome and Introduction

9:30 a.m.
Rose Kennedy (Assistant Professor, University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry)
“Controlling Reactivity through Mechanism-Informed Catalyst Design”

10:05 a.m.
Poster Session A. Last names A – M presenting

11:00 a.m.
Career Panel Discussion
Banu Kandemir (Ortho Clinical Diagnostics), C. Rose Kennedy (University of Rochester), Sanela
Lampa-Pastirk (Nazareth College), Meghan Rodriguez (Bausch and Lomb)

Posters switch from A to B session

1:00 p.m.
Poster Session B. Last names N – Z presenting

2:00 p.m.
Alyson March (PhD student, biomedical engineering, Benoit Group) “Tuning Hydrogel Biochemical Cues to Promote Tissue Engineered Periosteum-Mediated Allograft Healing”

2:25 p.m.
Ryan Kosko (PhD student, chemistry, Bren Group) “Sustained Photochemical Hydrogen Evolution by a Minienzyme in a Heavy-Metal Free System”

2:50 p.m.
Andrew Bortz (PhD student, chemistry, Fasan Group) “Chemoenzymatic Diversity Oriented Synthesis of Natural Product-like Compounds with Anti-Cancer Activity”

3:15 p.m.
Wesley Chiang (PhD student, biophysics, Krauss Group) “Constructing a Quantum Dot Biomimetic of SARS-CoV-2 to Probe Possible Origins for COVID-19 Associated Neurologic Disease”

3:40 p.m.
Retreat ends