Friday, May 3, 2019

09:45 am - 10:25 am EST

Poster Session 1 set-up

10:25 am - 10:30 am EST
Welcome & Introductions

Jordan Meier, Ph.D., NCI 

Cynthia Dowd, Ph.D., George Washington University





Chair: John (Jay) Schneekloth, Jr., Ph.D., NCI

10:30 am - 10:50 am EST
Molecular Mechanism of Protein S-Acylation by Protein Palmitoyltransferases

Anirban Banerjee
National Institute of Child Health and Development, NIH

10:50 am - 11:10 am EST
Capturing Transient Interactions of Proteins Involved in Natural Product Biosynthesis

Lou Charkoudian
Haverford College

11:10 am - 11:30 am EST
Tuning physiochemical properties of nanoparticles for pulmonary immune engineering applications

Cathy Fromen
University of Delaware


Morning Keynote Speaker

Introduced by: Chair: Martin Schnermann, Ph.D., NCI

11:30 am - 12:00 pm EST
From Single-Molecule Imaging to the Brain: A Circuitous Route to New Neural Activity Indicators

Luke Lavis
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm EST
12:00 pm - 01:30 pm EST
Career Roundtables
  • Andrew Mercer, Ph.D., RegenX Biotechnology (Ph.D. w/Mike Burkart, UCSD)
  • Jack Borrak, Ph.D., AstraZeneca (Ph.D. w/Laura Kiessling, Ph.D., Wisconsin)
  • Alyson Weidmann, Ph.D., ACS Chem Biol (Ph.D. w/Jackie Barton, Caltech)
  • Pinky Patel, Ph.D, Food & Drug Administration  (Ph.D. w/Dale Boger, Ph.D., TSRI)
  • Amanda Lucille Aguirre, Ph.D., U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (Ph.D. w/Rick Danheiser, M.S., MIT)
  • Frantz Jean-Francois, Ph.D., RAS Initiative, FNLCR (Ph.D. w/Erick Dufourc, Univeriste de Bordeauz)
  • Leighanne Basta, Ph.D., Professor, US Naval Academy (Ph.D. w/Caren Freel Meyers, Johns Hopkins)
12:30 pm - 01:45 pm EST
Poster Session 1


Session II

​​​​​Chair: Netz Arroyo, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

01:45 pm - 02:05 pm EST
Reverse-Polarity Activity-Based Protein Profiling

Megan Matthews
University of Pennsylvania

02:05 pm - 03:25 pm EST
Understanding How Cancer Cells Hijack the Non-Catalytic Function of BRAF to Drive ERK Signaling

Zhihong Wang
University of the Sciences

02:25 pm - 02:45 pm EST
Chemical Tools for Unraveling Parasite Biology

Emily Derbyshire
Duke University

02:45 pm - 04:00 pm EST
Poster Session II


Session III

Chair: Aaron Smith, Ph.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore County

04:00 pm - 04:15 pm EST
Cytoplasmic delivery of inhibitory antibodies

Henry Wang, Sourkas Group, University of Pennsylvania 

04:15 pm - 04:30 pm EST
Quantitative sub-cellular acyl-CoA analysis using SILEC internal standards

Sophie Trefely, Ph.D., Snyder Group, Drexel University

04:30 pm - 04:45 pm EST
Stabilizing innate immune receptors via O-GlcNAc modification and molecular chaperones

Walter Drake, Grimes Group, University of Delaware

Afternoon Keynote Speaker

Introduced by: Chair: Jordan Meier, Ph.D., NCI

04:45 pm - 05:15 pm EST
Chemical-Proteomic Strategies to Investigate Reactive Cysteines

Eranthie Weerapana
Boston College

05:15 pm - 05:30 pm EST


Final Remarks and Poster Awards