Miller Symposium Schedule

2021 Miller Symposium Schedule

Friday, February 26th


8:15 am PST  

Welcoming Remarks & Logistics

Sheila David, Chair Miller Committee

8:30 am PST (Talk)
Melissa Moore (Moderna)

Melissa Moore, Moderna Chief Scientific Officer

Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology, RNA Therapeutics Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School

“mRNA as Medicine”

9:30 am PST (Talk)
Steve Townsend

Steven Townsend, Vanderbilt Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry

“Chemistry Driven Glycoscience”

10:10 am PST
Richard Mackman


Richard Mackman, Gilead Vice President of Medicinal Chemistry

The Journey of Remdesivir from Respiratory Syncytial Virus to COVID-19

11:10 am PST - 1:00 pm PST  

Lunch and Student Poster Session


1:00 pm PST (Talk)
Kit Lam

Kit Lam, UC Davis Distinguished Professor and Chair, Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine

Sue Jane Leung Presidential Chair in Cancer Research

Harold Albin Johnson Endowed Chair in Biomedical Research

 Novel combinatorial approach for the discovery of anti-fungal peptides” 

1:45 pm PST (Talk)
Darlene Solomon

Darlene Solomon, Agilent Senior Vice President and CTO

“Agilent’s role with COVID-19; meeting the challenge and looking ahead”

2:30 pm PST - 3:00 pm PST         


3:00 pm PST (Talk)
Rena Mizrahi


Rena Mizrahi, GigaGen Vice President, Process Development

Recombinant polyclonal antibodies: a new class of drugs for treatment of COVID-19

3:55 pm PST


Announcement of Awards & Introduction of Plenary Speaker

Professor Sheila David, Chair Miller Committee

4:10 pm PST (Talk)
Peter Schultz


Peter Schultz, Scripps Research Institute

President and Scripps Family Professor of Chemistry

“Playing with Molecules of Life”

6:00 pm PST   Miller Symposium 2021 Concludes