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 2009 retreat on May 1-2 was again held 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 a fierce Tan lab doubles ping pong match that went late into the night!
Photos courtesy Prof. Lorraine Gudas and Henry Balingcognan

Flowers, diversity oriented synthesis, rational drug design, and chemical biology research The flowers were blooming outside Skytop Lodge Luca, Yueming, and Minkui, diversity oriented synthesis, rational drug design, and chemical biology research Profs. Luca Cartegni, Yueming Li, and Minkui Luo enjoy the student talks every year! Steve and Derek, diversity oriented synthesis, rational drug design, and chemical biology research Prof. Steven Gross, Derek, and Prof. David Gin give the students some pointers on their presentations Debarshi, diversity oriented synthesis, rational drug design, and chemical biology research Debarshi Pratihar (left) did an excellent job as one of this year’s moderators Jackie Debarshi, diversity oriented synthesis, rational drug design, and chemical biology research Jackie Wurst and Debarshi discuss their posters on diversity-oriented synthesis and rational drug design with a colleague Derek, diversity oriented synthesis, rational drug design, and chemical biology research Derek is impressed by this year’s posters Yanlong Guodong, diversity oriented synthesis, rational drug design, and chemical biology research Yanlong Kang (Chiosis Lab) and Guodong Liu enjoy the poster session Faculty, diversity oriented synthesis, rational drug design, and chemical biology research The Pharmacology Faculty also got to enjoy some outdoor activities at Skytop Lodge, including archery and trap shooting! Basketball, diversity oriented synthesis, rational drug design, and chemical biology research After the symposium, first-year students Christina Maksymiuk, Jacob Bitterman, Jamie McBean, Courtney Alexander, and Joel Schrock warm up for the annual student/faculty basketball game Archery, diversity oriented synthesis, rational drug design, and chemical biology research Guodong and Yanlong hit the archery range Putting green, diversity oriented synthesis, rational drug design, and chemical biology research Yanlong, Tony Taldone (Chiosis Lab), and Guodong warm up on the putting green Putting green, diversity oriented synthesis, rational drug design, and chemical biology research Guodong sinks it! Tan Group, diversity oriented synthesis, rational drug design, and chemical biology research The Tan group braves the rain and heads out to the links! Renato, diversity oriented synthesis, rational drug design, and chemical biology research Renato Bauer tees off with a 300-yard monster! Chris Stratton, diversity oriented synthesis, rational drug design, and chemical biology research Chris Stratton drives it down the middle of the fairway Guodong Liu, diversity oriented synthesis, rational drug design, and chemical biology research Guodong knocks his putt in from the fringe Tony Davis, diversity oriented synthesis, rational drug design, and chemical biology research Tony Davis blasts one down the fairway as Guodong looks on Jackie Wurst, diversity oriented synthesis, rational drug design, and chemical biology research Jackie goes for the green Debarshi Pratihar, diversity oriented synthesis, rational drug design, and chemical biology research Debarshi takes his skills out to the course Ping Pong, diversity oriented synthesis, rational drug design, and chemical biology research Debarshi and Guodong take on Chris and Derek in the match of the century! Ping Pong 2, diversity oriented synthesis, rational drug design, and chemical biology research Debarshi uses his wicked spin in a hotly contested game