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CMIDD’s 20th Symposium a Success!

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Thank you to everyone who joined the Center for our 20th Annual Drug Discovery Symposium!

This year we had over 80 attendees, two fantastic talks, and a two-hour poster session. We’d like to give a special thank you to Dr. Barbara Slusher, Professor of Neurology, Medicine, Psychiatry and Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Director of Johns Hopkins Drug Discovery. Dr. Slusher delivered the keynote, Drug Discovery Goes Back to School, which offered a comprehensive overview of the drug discovery process, particularly in academia, and how the recent growth in academic-industrial partnerships offers a promising platform for therapeutic development. The Center would also like to thank Dr. Alfred George, Chair and Professor of Pharmacology and Director of Pharmacogenomics, for helping us kick-off the symposium with his talk, Drug Discovery Opportunities in the Epileptic Channelopathies.

Crucial to the continuation of this annual event is sponsorship and CMIDD is proud to thank our sponsors of this year’s symposium: Northwestern University Department of Pharmacology, the Driskill Graduate Training Program in Life Sciences at Northwestern University, MilliporeSigma, Fisher Scientific and ThermoFisher Scientific.

Check out our images from this year’s symposium below!

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Congratulations to Paul Lee, MD, PhD, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellow in Dr. John Crispino’s lab and this year’s winner of the Best Poster Given by a Postdoctoral Fellow Award.

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Congratulations to Resham Banga, graduate student in Dr. Chad Mirkin’s lab, and this year’s winner of the Best Poster Given by a Graduate Student Award.