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