The annual Pharmacology Graduate Program Retreat is held each spring outside of New York City and features talks by 3rd and 5th year students and a poster session for other students and postdocs. The 2008 retreat was held on May 2-3 at the Skytop Lodge & Resort in the Poconos in Pennsylvania. Members of the Tan Lab presented their chemical biology research on diversity-oriented synthesis and rational drug design. The scientific meeting was complemented by a wide range of activities, including the annual student/faculty basketball game, golf, fishing, croquet, archery, and trap shooting!
Photos courtesy Prof. Lorraine Gudas, Marie Aiello, and Henry Balingcognan

Skytop, diversity oriented synthesis, rational drug design, and chemical biology research The Skytop Lodge is huge – this photo shows about a quarter of it! Guodong Liu, diversity oriented synthesis, rational drug design, and chemical biology research Guodong Liu mans his poster on the diversity-oriented synthesis of benzannulated spiroketals for chemical biology and drug discovery research… Guodong bar, diversity oriented synthesis, rational drug design, and chemical biology research …after which Guodong heads for the bar! Renato, Felix, Eric, diversity oriented synthesis, rational drug design, and chemical biology research Renato Bauer and Felix Kopp discuss their posters on diversity-oriented synthesis with Eric Chea (Gin Lab) Chris Yanran, diversity oriented synthesis, rational drug design, and chemical biology research Chris Stratton listens as first-year pharmacology student Yanran Wang presents her work Croquet1, diversity oriented synthesis, rational drug design, and chemical biology research First-years Brittany Carson, Will Harkcom, Christina Crump, Julie Pickett, and Tony Davis enjoy some croquet after the morning session. Croquet2, diversity oriented synthesis, rational drug design, and chemical biology research Tan Lab rotation students Julie and Tony discuss the finer points of the game. Shuffleboard, diversity oriented synthesis, rational drug design, and chemical biology research Prof. Yueming Li and Derek are getting old quickly! Skeet, diversity oriented synthesis, rational drug design, and chemical biology research Yueming, new faculty member Prof. Minkui Luo, and Derek can still shoot straight, though! Party, diversity oriented synthesis, rational drug design, and chemical biology research Derek reviews the day with Freddy Escorcia (Scheinberg Lab), Judy Mesicek (Kolesnick Lab), and Carrie Garceau (Gross Lab). Faculty, diversity oriented synthesis, rational drug design, and chemical biology research The Pharmacology Faculty always enjoy this annual event!