The Derek Tan Lab

Justin Cisar Thesis Defense Party 2009

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Justin Cisar successfully defended his thesis on rational drug design entitled “Design and Synthesis of Inhibitors of Nonribosomal Peptide Synthetase Adenylation Domains” on May 13, 2009. Our thanks to his committee members Profs. Luis Quadri (chair), Sam Danishefsky, Tom Muir, and Jón Njarðarson.

Congratulations Dr. Cisar!
Justin Cisar calling family, diversity oriented synthesis, rational drug design, and chemical biology research

Dr. Justin Cisar phones his family with the good news!

Justin Cisar champagne, diversity oriented synthesis, rational drug design, and chemical biology research

Justin pours some bubbly

Justin's toast, diversity oriented synthesis, rational drug design, and chemical biology research

Justin worked hard to think up something nice to say about his adviser!

Judy, Justin, and Beth, diversity oriented synthesis, rational drug design, and chemical biology research

Justin with his mother Judy, who flew all the way from California for his defense, and his wife, Dr. Beth George Cisar…Now we get to call them The Drs. Cisar!

Justin and Derek, diversity oriented synthesis, rational drug design, and chemical biology research

Justin and Derek with the New York City skyline behind them

Shelly and Debarshi, diversity oriented synthesis, rational drug design, and chemical biology research

Shelly Adams (Gin Lab) and Debarshi Pratihar sample the hors d’oeuvres

Group Celebration, diversity oriented synthesis, rational drug design, and chemical biology research

The Tan and Gin groups enjoy the celebration!