MIKI 2015 Schedule

Time Description Location

3:00 - 6:00 pm

Friday, April 10, 2015

Registration Open, Hotel Check-in

Best Western Hotel

6:30 - 9:30 pm

Welcome Reception

Oread Hotel2

Griffith Ballroom

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Saturday, April 11, 2015


School of Pharmacy3

 (SOP) Lower level

SOP Atrium

9:00 – 9:20 a.m.

Opening Remarks and Welcome

Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little

Professor Gary Grunewald

SOP 2020


Session 1

SOP 2020

9:20 – 9:40 a.m. Elbek K. Kurbanov
The University of Minnesota
“Structure-Based Inhibitor Design
for Anthrax Toxin Lethal Factor”
9:40 – 10:00 a.m. Chaitanya Kulkarni
The University of Iowa
“Synthetic Approaches to Novel Quinazoline-2,4-diones”
10:00 – 10:20 a.m. Huiyong Ma
The University of Kansas
“Development of Kappa Opioid Receptor Agonists and
Antagonists based on Novel Scaffolds”
10:20 – 10:40 a.m. Hitisha Patel
The University of Illinois at Chicago
“Exploiting the Therapeutic Potential of Estrogen for the
Treatment of Tamoxifen Resistant Breast Cancer”

10:40 –11:00 a.m.


SOP Atrium

11:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m.

Keynote Address

Dr. Bruce Roth

Genentech Research and Early Development
“The Discovery and Development of LIPITOR®.
Would anyone make this molecule today?”

SOP 2020

Overflow: SOP 3020

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.


SOP, Lower level

1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Poster Session

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Odd Posters Present

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Even Posters Present

SOP, Atrium
  Session 2 SOP 2020
3:30 – 3:50 p.m. Josephine H. Schamp
The University of Iowa
“Neurodegeneration: The Role of Dopamine
Metabolites, Oxidative Stress, and Antioxidants”
3:50 – 4:10 p.m. Brett R. Ambler
The University of Kansas
“Copper-Catalyzed Methods for Accessing
Trifluoromethane-containing Products”
4:10 – 4:30 p.m. Rui Xiong
The University of Illinois at Chicago
“Lead Based Development and Evaluation of Partial
Agonist Selective Estrogen Mimics (PASEMs)
in Tamoxifen Resistant Breast Cancer”
4:30 – 4:50 p.m. Jingjing Shen
The University of Minnesota
“Design and Characterization of Bispecific T-cells
Engaging Chemically Self-assembled Antibody
Nanorings(CSANs) with Potential for
Treatment of B Cell Malignancies”
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Faculty Reception Abe & Jake’s Landing
7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Formal Banquet Dinner Abe & Jake’s Landing
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Sunday, April 12, 2015


Hotel Check-out Prior to Breakfast

SOP, Lower level
  Session 3 SOP 2020
9:00 – 10:20 a.m. Solomon A. Gisemba
The University of Kansas
“Peptide Ring Closing Metathesis Reactions:
Minimizing Side Reactions in Arodyn Analogs”
9:00 – 10:20 a.m. Jing Li
The University of Illinois at Chicago
“TDP1 Promotes Assembly of Non-homologous
End Joining Protein Complexes on DNA”
9:00 – 10:20 a.m. Adam T. Zarth
The University of Minnesota
“N′-Nitrosonornicotine 5′-Hydroxylation
Causes DNA Damage in Rats”
9:00 – 10:20 a.m. Michael P. Hayes
The University of Iowa
"Fragment-based Screening Against
Regulator of G Protein Signaling 17"
10:20 – 10:40 a.m. Break SOP Atrium
  Session 4 SOP 2020
10:40 – 11:00 a.m Chengsong Jiao
The University of Illinois at Chicago
“The Synthesis of Hydroxymethylene Phosphonate
Analogs of Polyphosphates”
11:00 – 11:20 a.m Bo Zhou
The University of Minnesota
“Target Identification and Mechanism Elucidation of
Chalcones’ Cytotoxicity via Photoaffinity Probes”
11:20 – 11:040 a.m Ben Williamson
The University of Iowa
"Investigations Toward Overcoming Drug Resistance
in Bacteria through the Use of Novel Fluoroquinolones"
11:40 a.m. – 12:00p.m. Gaurav Garg
The University of Kansas
“Development of Biphenylamides
as Hsp90 C-Terminal Inhibitors”
12:00 p.m.

Concluding Remarks

Faculty Meeting

Box Lunch Served

Buses Depart

SOP 2020


SOP Atrium

Contact Molly Lee, at mmlee@ku.edu or Manwika Charaschanya, at m089c166@ku.edu regarding MIKI conference 

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