Miller Symposium Schedule

2024 Miller Symposium Schedule

March 14-15, 2024


Thursday, March 14    
12:45 pm PST  

Opening Remarks 

Shota Atsumi, Chair, Miller Committee

Estella Atekwana, Dean, College of Letters and Science

1:00 pm PST
Michael Jung

Opening Plenary

Michael Jung, UC Los Angeles

"Drug Discovery in Academia: a Progress Report"

2:00 pm PST
Paul Wender

Paul Wender, Stanford University

"Translational Science: The Chemistry-Biology-Medicine Continuum"

2:45 - 3:00 pm PST  



3:00 - 3:20 pm PST
Annaliese Franz

Najafi Award Presentation

Annaliese Franz, UC Davis

3:20 pm PST
Mike DiMaso

Alumni Speaker

Mike Di Maso, Merck

"Using Flow Chemistry to Design Green and Sustainable Processes at Merck"

4:00 - 4:15 pm PST  


4:15 pm - 5:00 pm PST   Poster Lightning Talks
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm PST   Poster Session 
Friday, March 15    
8:50 am PST  

Opening Remarks 

Dave Goodin, Chair, Department of Chemistry

9:00 am PST
Dylan Murray

Dylan Murray, UC Davis

"Low Complexity Protein Assembly Mechanisms in Neurodegenerative Disease"

9:50 am PST
Lindsey Ingerman

Lindsey Ingerman James, University of North Carolina

"Altering the H3 Methylation Landscape through Degradation of Methyl-Lysine Reader Proteins"

10:40 - 11:00 am PST   Break
11:00 am PST
Nicholas Meanwell

Nicholas Meanwell, formerly of Bristol Myers Squibb

"Inhibitors of HIV-1 Maturation”

11:50 am PST
Arthur Wellman

Special Address

Arthur Wellman, Jr., Pranger Law PC

12:10 - 1:20 pm PST   Lunch
1:20 pm PST
Rachel Haurwitz

Rachel Haurwitz, Caribou Biosciences

"Advancing the clinical development of a CRISPR genome-edited allogeneic CAR-T cell therapy"

2:10 pm PST
Daniel Starczynowski

Daniel Starczynowski, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center 

"Inflammation as a driver and therapeutic target in leukemia"

3:00 pm PST  


3:20 pm PST   Discussion panel with invited speakers
4:00 pm - 4:15 pm PST   Announcement of Awards
4:15 pm PST
Margaret Brimble


Dame Margaret Brimble, University of Auckland

"Natural Product Synthesis: A Crucible for New Method Development and Drug Discovery."

6:00 pm PST   Symposium Concludes