The annual Pharmacology Graduate ProgramRetreat 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 2010 retreat on May 21-22 was held at the Dolce Hotels and Resort in Norwalk, Connecticut. Anthony Davis presented a talk on his research in rational drug design of adenylation enzyme inhibitors as novel antibiotics targeting bacterial siderophore biosynthesis. The scientific meeting was complemented by a wide range of activities, including the annual faculty vs. student basketball game and a hotly-contested Tan lab doubles ping pong match!
Photos courtesy Prof. Lorraine Gudas and Olga Willis
The pond at the Dolce conference center provided a beautiful backdrop for the retreat(from left): Faculty members Charles Inturrisi, Derek Tan, and Yueming Li, along with graduate students Nicholas Veomett and Kenneth Hess watch the student presentationsChris Stratton presents his poster on the diversity-oriented synthesis of macrocycle libraries for chemical biology and drug discovery research to Dr. Tony Taldone (Chiosis Lab)Gustavo Moura-Letts enjoys lunch with graduate students and faculty at the retreatGustavo knows that Derek stands little chance against the barrage of smashes by Debarshi Pratihar