Faculty and staff in the Metallotherapeutics Research Center are actively involved in the field. Check this page often for the latest updates in news and events from the center.

Center News

  • Sarah Michel was selected to Chair the 2022 Gordon Research Conferencs on Metals in Biology.

  • Angela Wilks was selected to Chair the 2023 Gordon Research Conference Cell Biology of Metals.

  • The Metallotherapeutics Research Center will host the Mid-Atlantic Frontiers in Chemical Biology Interface Symposium at the University of Maryland, School of Pharmacy in the Spring of 2022

Funding Updates

  • Angela Wilks and Mandy Oglesby: NIH R01 Integration of heme acquisition and signaling in Gram negative pathogens

  • Angela Wilks and Fengtian Xue: NIH R21 Pseudomonas aeruginosa heme sensing inhibitors targeting HasAp.

  • Sarah Michel: NIH R01 The Role of Zinc Fingers in H2S Signaling.

  • Sara Michel, Jim Polli, Maureen Kane and Abrahm Schneider: FDA CERSI U01 Measurement of Metal Ions and HPHCs in Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) and their physiopathological impact on cells of the oral cavity and upper respiratory tract.

  • Jim Polli and Sarah Michel: FDA CERSI U01 Trace metals and their impact on protein quality, safety, and efficacy.

Upcoming Meetings

2019 Conferences & Meetings

October 17-22, 2021

Gordon Research Conference on Cell Biology of Metals
Mount Snow
89 Grand Summit Way
West Dover, VT, US
Visit the website for more information on the conference in October.


January 23-28, 2022

Gordon Research Conference on Metals in Biology
Four Points Sheraton / Holiday Inn Express
1050 Schooner Drive
Ventura, CA, US