ACDD Symposium

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 9:30am to 3:30pm

Program Recording  <- A recording of the June 30th Symposium can be viewed here!


*The symposium will take place virtually via Zoom*

Plenary Speakers | Antibody Drug Discovery

John Delaney, PhD 
Joe G. N. "Skip" Garcia, MD
Endowed Professor,
Department of Medicine,
College of Medicine – Tucson UArizona
Guy Reed, MD, MS
Dean College of Medicine – Phoenix UArizona


Small Molecule & Peptide Drug Discovery Speakers

Minying Cai, PhD, Research Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry – Sci, UArizona [Abstract]
Eli Chapman, PhD, Associate Professor, Pharmacology & Toxicology, College of Pharmacy, UArizona [Abstract]
Tally Largent-Milnes, PhD, Assistant Professor, Pharmacology, College of Medicine – Tucson, UArizona [Abstract]
Timothy Marlowe, PhD, Director of Molecular Discovery Core; Research Assistant Professor, College of Medicine – Phoenix, UArizona [Abstract]
Robin Polt, PhD, Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry-Sci, UArizona [Abstract]
Elisa Tomat, PhD, Associate Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry-Sci, UArizona [Abstract]
Lori Jean Van Orden, PhD, Senior Director of Preclinical Sciences, BlackThorn [Abstract

Poster Presentations

Christopher R. Apostol, Graduate Student, Chemistry and Biochemistry, UArizona [Abstract]
James E. Keener, Graduate Student, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UArizona [Abstract]
Alexander Marciniak, M.Sc., Graduate Student, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, UArizona [Abstract]

Program Timeline:

Welcome & Introduction: 
9:30 - 9:35 a.m.

Plenary Session | Antibody Drug Discovery
Moderator: Rick Schnellman, PhD, Dean & Professor, COP, UArizona 

9:35 - 11:05 a.m.

Small Molecule & Peptide Drug Discovery
Moderator: Wei Wang, PhD, Co-Director, ACDD; Professor, Pharmacology & Toxicology, COP, UArizona
11:30 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.

Small Molecule & Peptide Drug Discovery continued
Moderator: Wei Wang

1:20 - 2:30 p.m.

Poster Session
Moderator: Jutta Wanner, PhD, Co-Director, ACDD, Associate Professor, Pharmacology & Toxicology, COP, UArizona

2:30 - 3:09 p.m. 

Closing Remarks
Rick Schnellmann, PhD, Dean & Professor, College of Pharmacy

3:09 - 3:30 p.m.

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Event Coordinator: 
Liz Mellor
Event Contact Department: 
College of Pharmacy