2022 Physical Sciences Retreat

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Agenda, Wednesday, August 10th, 2022

TIME TOPIC
8:15am – 9:00am Continental Breakfast and Coffee Available
9:00am – 9:10am Opening RemarksJonathan Licht, M.D., UFHCC Director
Session 1 Moderated by Zhongwu Guo, Ph.D.
9:10am – 9:25am Matthew Eddy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry: Biophysical Investigations of Signaling Proteins
9:25am – 9:40am Lina Cui, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry: Synthetic Glycans in Molecular Imaging and Drug Discovery
9:40am – 9:55am Xin Tang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering: All-optical Interrogation of Cancer Mechanics and Drug Screening
9:55am – 10:10am Michael Harris, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Chemistry: Structure, Function, and Inhibition of RNase P: An Essential Ribonucleoprotein Enzyme
10:10am – 10:30am Coffee Break
10:30am – 10:45am W. Gregory Sawyer, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering: Are Patient Explants a Promising Model for Personalized Cancer Treatment?
10:45am – 11:00am Gregory Hudalla, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering: Supramolecular Approaches for Localized Biotherapeutic Delivery
11:00am – 11:15am Guangrong Zheng, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry: PROTAC Technology Offers Great Opportunities for Academic Drug Discovery
Session 2 Moderated by Rolf Renne, Ph.D.
11:15am – 11:30am Piyush Jain, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering: Engineered CRISPR/Cas Systems as Next-Generation Diagnostics
11:30am – 11:45am Meghan Ferrall-Fairbanks, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering: Leveraging Tumor Ecology to Optimize Cancer Treatment
11:45am – 12:00pm Carlos Rinaldi-Ramos, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Chemical Engineering: Tracking Nanoparticles and Cell Using Magnetic Particle Imaging
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch in atrium
1:00pm – 1:15pm Jing Pan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering: Continuous Blood Biochemical Monitoring for Personalized Disease Management
1:15pm – 1:30pm Zhongwu Guo, Ph.D., Professor and Scott Chair, Department of Chemistry: Carbohydrate-Based Therapeutic Cancer Vaccines
1:30pm – 1:45pm Carl Denard, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering: Redefining, Repurposing, and Reprogramming Post-Translational Modification Enzymes
1:45pm – 2:00pm Mei He, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics: Extracellular Vesicle Enabled Precision Drug Delivery
2:00pm Closing Thoughts

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The intent of this event is to bring together researchers from across UF to stimulate cancer-relevant collaborations. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Please register below.

2022 Physical Sciences Retreat

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