UF College of Pharmacy Awards

UF College of Pharmacy Research Showcase

2020 – Winners from Medicinal Chemistry

Oral Competition – Millard Basic Science Division Finalist:
Peilan Zhang, Dihydroxyacid Dehydratases are a Promising Growth Inhibition Target

Poster Competition – Graduate Student Research: Infectious Diseases
Lobna Elsadek, Genomic and targeted approaches unveil targets of an antifungal natural product

Lobna Elsadek

2019 – Winners from Medicinal Chemistry
Oral Competition – Millard Junior Division:
Daniel Schultz, Structure-based drug design towards small molecule interleukin-6 inhibitors

Scultz

2018 – Winners from Medicinal Chemistry
Oral Competition – Millard Senior Division:
Yasmeen Abouelhassan, RNA-Seq Reveals a Unique Mechanism of MRSA Biofilm Eradication Using Halogenated Phenazine HP-14 as a Probe Molecule
Peilan Zhang, A cytotoxic protein from the mushroom Coprinus comatus possesses a unique mode for glycan binding and specificity

2017 – Winners from Medicinal Chemistry
Oral Competition – Millard Senior Division:
Weijing Cai, Development of Apratoxins, Marine-Derived Anticancer Agents with Novel Effects on Growth Factor Signaling

Poster Competition – Ph.D. Category:
Yi Zhang, Multi-site Lactonization introduced by a Distributive ATP Grasp Ligase in Microviridin Biosynthesis

2016 – Winners from Medicinal Chemistry
Oral Competition- Junior Division:
Weijing Cai, Discovery, Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Apratyramide, a Marine-derived Transcriptional Stimulator of VEGF-A

Poster Competition – Ph.D. Category:
Danmeng Luo, Discovery and Development of the Potent Marine-Derived Elastase Inhibitor Lyngbyastatin 7: Structure-Activity Relationship Studies, Total Synthesis and In Vitro Biological Evaluation in Model Systems