UF Drug Discovery Symposium

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The College of Pharmacy’s Center for Natural Products, Drug Discovery and Development, or CNPD3, will host the 2019 UF Drug Discovery Symposium, April 25-26, 2019, at the Hotel Indigo in Gainesville. This year’s symposium will feature an exciting lineup of invited speakers covering most major research institutes across Florida and also includes invited Keynote speaker, Dr. Ben Shen from Scripps Research, and three plenary lectures from leading scientists at the University of California, University of Notre Dame and the Icahn School of Medicine. This year we have also invited a special topics speaker from the UF Health Cancer Center.

Additional highlights of the event will include, poster and oral competitions for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and a closing reception with an awards ceremony on April 26th.

Date: April 25 – 26, 2019

Abstract Deadline (Oral Presentation): Friday, March 29, 2019
Poster Title Deadline: Friday, April 5, 2019
Registration Deadline: Friday, April 12, 2019

Hotel Indigo
5020 SW 30th Lane
Gainesville, Florida 32608
352-294-8265


Keynote Speaker

Ben Shen, Professor, Director, Natural Products Initiative, Scripps Research, Jupiter, Florida “Challenges and Opportunities for Natural Products and Drug Discovery in the Genomic Era”

Plenary Speakers

John McMillan

John McMillan, Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA “Discovery of Selective Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Toxins”

Marvin Miller, Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN "Synthetic Sideromycins: Hijacking Microbial Iron Transport for Development of Targeted Antibiotics"

Marvin Miller, Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN “Synthetic Sideromycins: Hijacking Microbial Iron Transport for Development of Targeted Antibiotics”

Paul Kenny
Paul Kenny, Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Icahn School of Medicine, Mt. Sinai, NY “Development of Novel Therapeutics for Substance Use Disorders”


Special Topics Speaker

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Christian Jobin, Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL “Intestinal Microbiota: The Barometer of Health and Disease “

Invited Speakers

  • Yousong Ding, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Steve Bruner, Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Jeffrey Rudolf, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Valerie de Crecy-Laggard, Professor, Department of Microbiology and Cell Science, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Amy Lane, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL
  • Lina Cui, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Sihem Bihorel, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics, University of Florida, Orlando, FL
  • Otto Phanstiel, Professor, Department of Medical Education, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
  • Guangrong Zheng, Associate Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Daohong Zhou, Professor, Department of Pharmacodynamics, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Juan Del Valle, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
  • Brian Law, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Jatinder Lamba, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research, University of Florida,
  • Christopher Cogle, Professor, Department of Hematological Malignancies & Bone Marrow Transplantation, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Robert Huigens, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Kyle Rohde, Associate Professor, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
  • Jianfeng Cai, Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
  • Charles Peloquin, Professor, Department of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Abhisheak Sharma, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Lance McMahon, Professor, Department of Pharmacodynamics, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Holdon Ko, Professor, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Jane Aldrich, Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Jay McLaughlin, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacodynamics, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

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