2022 Chemical Biology Symposium Schedule

Symposium Agenda

Friday, October 21, 2022 – Oread Hotel, Griffith Ballroom
4:00 pm4:30 pmWelcome session - Drinks, snack, and get name tags 
4:30 pm4:35 pmGeneral Greeting and Presentation of 2022 Chemical Biology CertificatesTimothy Jackson
Graduate Training in Chemical Biology Trainees
Lightning Talks and Presentations
Session Chair: Esther Holt
4:35 pm4:55pm

Matt Zupan - Former Trainee, Chemistry

Dr. Meredith Hartley, Mentor

Matt Zupan
4:55 pm5:10 pm

Jacob Kroh - Trainee, Molecular Biosciences

Dr. Roberto De Guzman, Mentor

Jacob Kroh
5:10 pm5:25 pm

Eric Ebert - Trainee, Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Dr. Teruna Siahaan, Mentor

Eric Ebert
5:25 pm5:40 pm

Lexie Cutter - Trainee, Molecular Biosciences

Dr. Scott Hefty, Mentor

Lexie Cutter
5:40 pm6:00 pm

 Samuel Gary - Former Trainee, Medicinal Chemistry

Dr. Steven Bloom, Mentor

Samuel Gary
6:00 pm7:00 pmDinner Buffet  
Keynote Address
7:00 pm 

Nozomi Ando (Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Cornell University)

Evolution of an Ancient Allosteric Enzyme

Nozomi Ando
Saturday, October 22nd – School of Pharmacy
8:00 am8:45 amMorning Social session – SOP Atrium
Coffee, Juice, & Muffins
Session I - 2020 SOP
Session Chair: Esther Holt
8:50 am9:00 amWelcome and opening comments 
9:00 am9:20 am

Rebecca Whelan (Associate Professor, KU – Chemistry)

"New Insights on an Ovarian Cancer Biomarker Enabled by Bioanalytical Chemistry...and the Questions that Remain"

Rebecca Whelan
9:20 am9:40 am

Shyam Sathyamoorthi (Assistant Professor, KU – Medicinal Chemistry)

"Tethered Alkene Functionalization Technology for Complex Molecule Assembly"

Shyam Sathyamoorthi
9:40 am10:00 am

Anthony Fehr (Assistant Professor, KU – Molecular Biosciences)

"The Discovery of Novel SARS-CoV-2 Macrodomain Inhibitors"

Tony Fehr
10:00 am10:20 am

Steven Bloom (Assistant Professor, KU – Medicinal Chemistry

"Anti-Packaging Peptides (APPs) as New Antiretroviral Drugs for HIV-1"

Steve Bloom
10:20 am10:30 amBreak 
Special Session
Introduction by Jacob Kroh
10:30 am11:30 am

Jimmy Ballard (Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology & Director, Oklahoma Center for Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunity, CoBRE, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center).

Suppressing Toxin Receptor Expression During C. difficile Infection

Jimmy Ballard
12:00 pm1:00 pmLunch - First Floor Dining Area
(Mortar & Pestle Cafe)
Session II - 2020 SOP
Session Chair: Jacob Kroh
1:00 pm1:20 pm

Justin Hutchison (Assistant Professor, KU – Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering)

"Induced Thermal Stability of Phage Protein GP6 via Interactions with Mycobacterium smegmatis"

Justin Hutchison
1:20 pm1:40 pm

Teruna Siahaan (Aya and Takeru Higuchi Distinguished Professor, KU – Pharmaceutical Chemistry)

"Searching for Mpro Enzyme Inhibitors using Immobilized Peptide and Peptidomimetic Libraries"

Teruna Siahaan
1:40 pm2:00 pm

Saswati Biswas (Research Assistant Professor, KUMC – Microbiology, Molecular Genetics and Immunology)

"A Strategy for Rapid Screening of Lantibiotics"

Saswati Biswas
2:00 pm2:15 pmBreak 
Session III - 2020 SOP
Session Chair: Matthew Russolillo
2:15 pm2:35 pm

Scott Lovell (Director, KU Protein Structure & X-Ray Crystallography Laboratory)

"Gene to Structure: Utilizing X-Ray Crystallography to Support Chemical Biology"

Scott Lovell
2:35 pm2:55 pm

David Johnson (Director, , KU CBID Computational Chemical Biology & Molecular Graphics and Modeling Core Facilities)

"Structure Prediction of Protein Monomers and Complexes Using Alphafold"

David Johnson
2:55 pm3:15 pm

Sahida Afroz (Ph.D. Candidate, KU – Department of Molecular Biosciences)

"Overexpression of the Small GTPase Rab27B Promotes Tumor Growth by Regulating Autophagy Flux in Colorectal Cancer"

Sahida Afroz
3:30 pm5:00 pm

Poster Session

Snacks and Drinks – SOP Atrium

5:00 pm Poster and Flash Talk Award Ceremony, 2020 SOP 
6:00 pm Invited Dinner, Merchant’s Pub & Plate