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 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

Dolce, diversity oriented synthesis, rational drug design, and chemical biology research The pond at the Dolce conference center provided a beautiful backdrop for the retreat Judges, diversity oriented synthesis, rational drug design, and chemical biology research (from left): Faculty members Charles Inturrisi, Derek Tan, and Yueming Li, along with graduate students Nicholas Veomett and Kenneth Hess watch the student presentations Chris Stratton poster, diversity oriented synthesis, rational drug design, and chemical biology research Chris 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 lunch, diversity oriented synthesis, rational drug design, and chemical biology research Gustavo Moura-Letts enjoys lunch with graduate students and faculty at the retreat Derek ping pong, diversity oriented synthesis, rational drug design, and chemical biology research Gustavo knows that Derek stands little chance against the barrage of smashes by Debarshi Pratihar