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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

8:00 a.m. On-site Registration | Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m.

Welcome | Opening Remarks

8:45 a.m.

Drug Discovery Session 1


Jetze Tepe, PhD, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Michigan State University: Modulating proteasome function for cancer and neuroscience therapeutics

Kang Chen, PhD, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Immunology and Microbiology, Oncology, Wayne State University: Progesterone-induced blocking factor 1 (PIBF1) for the prevention and treatment of preterm birth

David Sherman, PhD, Hans W. Vahlteich Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Michigan: Strategy for using natural products in drug discovery



10:15 a.m.

Drug Discovery Session 2


Zhiqiang Cao, Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering, Wayne State University: Cell encapsulation technologies.

Matthias Kretzler, MD, Professor, Internal Medicine, Research Professor, Computational Medicine and Biology, University of Michigan: Precision medicine for chronic kidney disease
Simon Petersen-Jones, DVetMed, PhD, DECVO, Professor, Comparative Ophthalmology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University: Veterinary clinical trials of gene therapy of eye diseases as a path to human therapeutics

11:30 a.m.

Keynote Speaker


John S. Lazo, PhD, Professor, Pharmacology, University of Virginia

12:30 p.m. Lunch Break | Posters
2:00 p.m. Speaker - TBA
2:45 p.m. Overview of Drug Discovery Programs/Resources/Gaps
4:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion: Pros & Cons of Creating Tri-MI University Drug Discovery Alliance

4:45 p.m. Closing Remarks

5:00 p.m.

- 6:30 p.m.

Networking Reception









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