The annual Pharmacology Graduate Program Retreat is held each spring at a site outside of New York City and features talks by 3rd and 5th year graduate students and a poster session for other students and postdocs. The 2004 retreat was held on March 4-5 at Arden House in Harriman, NY. Justin Potuzak presented a talk on the diversity-oriented synthesis of spiroketal libraries for use in chemical biology and drug discovery research.
Photos courtesy Prof. Lorraine Gudas

Group Conference Hall, diversity oriented synthesis, rational drug design, and chemical biology research The group gathers in the conference hall for student presentations Co-chairmen, diversity oriented synthesis, rational drug design, and chemical biology research Program Co-Chairmen David Scheinberg and Lorraine Gudas fill the group in on the weekend’s events Arden House Stairs, diversity oriented synthesis, rational drug design, and chemical biology research The grand staircase at Arden House Karaoke, diversity oriented synthesis, rational drug design, and chemical biology research Dan Macks chimes in with the Pharmacology graduate students Poker, diversity oriented synthesis, rational drug design, and chemical biology research Justin Potuzak prepares to clean out the competition, including Pharmacology faculty members Profs. Chuck Inturrisi and Lonny Levin Kolesnick Gudas dance, diversity oriented synthesis, rational drug design, and chemical biology research Profs. Rich Kolesnick and Lorraine Gudas tear up the dance floor Derek Cristina dance, diversity oriented synthesis, rational drug design, and chemical biology research Derek tries to avoid stepping on Cristina Fernandez’s (Gudas Lab) feet!