Miller Symposium Schedule

2022 Miller Symposium Schedule

February 3rd - 4th, 2022


Thursday, February 3rd    
1:00 pm PST  

Welcoming and Opening Remarks 

Sheila David, Chair Miller Committee

Estella Atekwana, Dean, College of Letters and Science

1:30 pm PST
Florence Wagner

Florence Wagner, Broad Institute, Associate Director of the Center for Development of Therapeutics, and Director of Medicinal Chemistry

“From Broad Repurposing Hub hit to a drug development candidate for a rare chronic kidney disease"

2:20 pm PST
David Olson

David Olson, UC Davis, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine

“Non-Hallucinogenic Psychoplastogens for Treating Alzheimer’s Disease"

3:30 - 4:00 pm PST  

Student Poster Lightning Talks


4:30 - 6:00 pm PST  

Student Poster Session


Friday, February 4th    
8:00 am PST  

Welcoming and Opening Remarks 

Sheila David, Chair Miller Committee

8:10 am PST
Yael David

Yael David, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Lab, Head and Assistant Member, Chemical Biology Program, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology & Physiology, Biophysics and Systems Biology, Weil Cornell Medical College 

“Uncovering Cancer-Associated Epigenetic Events Using Novel Chemical Tools"

9:00 am PST
James Bradner

James Bradner, Novartis, President of Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research and Executive Committee member of Novartis

“Gene Control Therapeutics"

9:50 am PST   Break
10:20 am PST
Dafydd Owen

Dafydd Owen, Pfizer, Senior Scientific Director, Medicinal Chemistry

“Oral Inhibitors of the SARS-CoV-2 Main Protease for the Treatment of COVID-19"

11:10 am PST
David Baker

David Baker, University of Washington, Director of the Institute for Protein Design, Professor of Biochemistry and HHMI Investigator

“The Coming of Age of De Novo Protein Design"

12:00 - 1:30 pm PST   Lunch
1:30 pm PST
Alison Narayan

Alison Narayan, University of Michigan, Associate Professor Chemistry and Research Associate Professor, Life Science Institute

“Biocatalysis and complex molecule synthesis"

2:20 pm PST
Justin Siegel

Justin Siegel, UC Davis, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Biochemistry & Molecular Medicine 

“Enzyme design and discovery to improve the health and sustainability outcomes from our food system."

3:10 pm PST  


3:40 pm PST   Announcement of Awards
4:00 pm PST
Frances Arnold


Frances Arnold, California Institute of Technology Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering and Biochemistry

“Innovation by Evolution: Bringing New Chemistry to Life"

6:00 pm PST   Symposium Concludes