Invited Speakers

Invited speakers include rising stars of the southeast and keynote lectures from world renowned scholars at the interface of chemistry and biology.

Invited Speakers:

Dr. Albert Bowers– UNC School of Pharmacy

“Chemoenzymatic Platforms for the Discovery of New Peptide Therapeutics.”

Dr. Eileen Kennedy– UGA School of Pharmacy

“Targeting Kinase Regulation with Constrained Peptide Scaffolds”

 Dr. Matt Torres– Georgia Tech

 “Hidden in Plain Site: Computationally-Assisted Experimental Discovery of Protein Modifications Involved in Cell Signaling and Disease”

Dr. Donald Hamelberg– Georgia State University

“Evolutionary Analysis of Protein Dynamical Residue-Residue Interactions”

Dr. Emily Weinert– Emory University

“Exploring the Metabolism and Cellular Roles of 2’,3’-cNMPs in Bacteria”

Dr. Meghan Blackledge– High Point University

“Old Drugs, New Tricks: Investigation of FDA-Approved Drugs to Combat MRSA”

Dr. Steve Townsend– Vanderbilt University

“Human Milk Oligosaccharides: Defense Against Pathogens”

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Jenn Prescher– University of California, Irvine

“Spying on Cellular Communication with Chemical Tools and Noninvasive Imaging”

Dr. Joel Schneider– NIH Chemical Biology Lab

“Delivering Drugs with Self-Assembled Materials”