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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, Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering, Wayne State University:

Cell encapsulation technologies


Matthias Kretzler, MD, Professor, Internal Medicine, Research Professor, Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, University of Michigan:

Precision medicine for chronic kidney disease
Simon Petersen-Jones, DVetMed, PhD, DVOphthal, DipECVO, Donald R Myers and William E Dunlap Endowed Chair in Canine Health; 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, Harrison Distinguished Professor, Departments of Pharmacology & Chemistry, 

Associate Director for Basic Science, UVA Cancer Center:

The Challenges and Opportunities for Academic Drug Discovery Consortia

12:30 p.m. Lunch Break | Posters
2:00 p.m. Julia Owens, PhD, President & CEO, Millendo Therapeutics
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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