An agenda for the UMB-JHU Joint Symposium on Drug Discovery is provided below for the convenience of event attendees.

Scheduled for Tuesday, December 3, 2019, this half-day conference will feature oral presentations chosen from submitted abstracts as well as poster presentations that showcase the robust community of drug discovery researchers in the Baltimore area.

Ample networking opportunities will also be provided during the symposium through lunch and evening cocktails to help foster informal interactions among participants and reinforce foundations for future collaborative efforts between the two institutions.

11:30 a.m. Registration Opens
11:30-1 p.m. Networking Lunch and Poster Session
Oral Session I
Session Chair: Barbara Slusher
1:05-1:15 p.m. Overview of ICTR UMD/JHU Drug Discovery and Development Program
Craig Hendrix, MD
Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
1:15-2:15 p.m. UMD/JHU Drug Discovery and Development Cores

  • Alexander MacKerell, PhD (Computer-Aided Drug Design)
  • Jun Liu, PhD (High Throughput Screening)
  • Bob Cole, PhD (Proteomics)
  • Steve Hoag, PhD (GMP Facilities)
2:15-2:30 p.m. Drug Discovery Capabilities and Services by MilliporeSigma Team of Specialists
2:30-3 p.m. Networking Break and Poster Session
Oral Session 2
Session Chair: Paul Shapiro
3:05-4:05 p.m. Active JHU-UMD Collaborations

  • Maureen Kane, PhD, and Luis Garza, MD, PhD (Retinoic Acid Synthesis Induced by Noncoding dsRNA Controls Regeneration)
  • Vijay Ivaturi, PhD, and Alvaro Ordonez, MD (Noninvasive 11C-rifampin Positron Emission Tomography Reveals Drug Biodistribution in Tuberculosis Meningitis
4:05-4:45 p.m. Keynote Commercialization Project: The Discovery and Development of nSMase2 Inhibitors for HIV
Norman Haughey, PhD
Professor and Vice Chair for Research
Department of Neurology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Camilo Rojas, PhD
Assistant Professor of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
4:45-6 p.m. Poster Session and Evening Cocktails