4th Annual Symposium on Drug
Discovery & Development

Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013
Biopharm 234
789 S. Limestone
Lexington, KY

UK’s annual Symposium on Drug Discovery and Development will be held on September 19, 2013 at the UK College of Pharmacy. This year’s event will honor the work of longtime faculty member Dr. Daniel Tai, who is retiring from the College.

Registration Open


8:45-9:00 Introduction and Welcome from Dean Timothy S. Tracy, RPh, PhD
9:00-10:00 Keynote Address
Dr. Sanford Markowitz. Ingalls Professor of Cancer Genetics, Division of Hematology-Oncology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
15-Hydroxyprostaglandin Dehydrogenase – A Key Mediator in Human Colon Cancer
10:00-10:30 Dr. Hoon Cho. Vice Dean, College of Engineering and Chair, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Chosun University, Korea
Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of 15-Hydroxyprostaglandin Dehydrogenase Inhibitors
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-11:15 Student Talks
Yi Shu, Ph.D., Post-doctoral Scholar (Mentor: Dr. Peixuan Guo)
Nilay Thakkar, Ph.D. Candidate (Mentor: Dr. Wooin Lee)
11:15-11:45 Dr. Wen-Chang Chang. National Chair and Professor, Ministry of Education and Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan Functional Role of Post-translational Modification of Transcription Factor Sp1 in Tumorigenesis
11:45-12:45 Lunch
12:45-1:15 Dr. Lee-Young Chau. Research Fellow/Professor, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Academia Sinica, Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology, National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan
Role of Heme Oxygenase-1 in Cancer
1:15-1:45 Shurong Hou, Ph.D. Candidate (Mentor: Dr. Chang Guo Zhan)
Sucharita Somkuwar, Ph.D. Candidate (Mentor: Dr. Linda Dwoskin)
1:45-2:15 Dr. Yuhei Hamasaki. Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Saga University, Japan Roles of Epithelial Cells in Airway Inflammation
2:15-2:30 Break
2:30-3:00 Dr. Nan Chiang. Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Mechanisms in Resolution of Inflammation: Novel Omega-3 Mediators and Receptors
3:00-3:30 Student Talks
Jieun Park, Graduate Student (Mentor: Dr. Kyung Bo Kim)
Sarah Pyszczynski, Ph.D., Post-doctoral Scholar (Mentor: Dr. Eric Munson)
3:30-4:00 Dr. Huiping Zhou. Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Virginia Commonwealth University
ER Stress in HIV Protease Inhibitor-Induced Dysregulation of Lipid Metabolism
4:00-4:15 Closing Remarks
4:15-5:00 Building Tours

If you require overnight accommodations, please contact Hilton Lexington Downtown at (877) 539-1648  or Springhill Suites at (859) 977-2558 for a special UK College of Pharmacy rate available until September 1, 2013.

Questions? Contact Amber Bowling at amber.bowling@uky.edu or 859-218-1305.

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