Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology



2018 VICB
Student Research






2018 VICB Student Research Symposium


About & Registration


When:  Thursday, August 9, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm


Where: Vanderbilt Student Life Center

Registration: Registration is closed.


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Oral and poster presenters must submit abstracts via the online registration form.  Thank you!

Due Dates: 
+  June 1, online registration begins
+  July 19, oral presentation abstracts are due (no abstracts submitted after this date will be considered)

+  June 19, VICB Award in Chemical Biology nominationsare due
+  July 19, poster abstracts are due (eligibility for poster award is contingent upon registration by July 26)


Poster Size:  50 poster boards will be able to
accommodate 4' x 6' posters.  The rest will
accommodate 4' x 5' posters.

Who Can Attend? VICB lab member faculty, students, and staff. Non-member faculty, students and staff also welcome. All presentations will be made by students and postdoctorals.


Guest Speaker:


Martin J. Schnermann
National Cancer Institute (NIH)


Schnermann Website





Richard N. Armstrong Prize in Chemical Biology


Oral Presentation Awards:
$100 honorarium for all 7 presenters. $250 for top 3 presentations.


Poster Awards: $200 to top 2 posters in four categories (Synthetic Chemistry, Therapeutics and Translation, Systems Analysis, Molecular Discovery); 8 prizes total


Agenda (PDF With Titles)



7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.            Coffee & Poster Hanging
8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.            Welcome, Gary Sulikowski, VICB Director
                                                  (Francis Prael, Chair)

Oral Session I                     Therapeutics, Translation and Chemical Synthesis

                                                       (Francis Prael, Chair)

8:45 a.m. – 9:05 a.m.           Azadeh Hadadianpour (Smith Lab)

9:05 a.m. – 9:25 a.m.           Christopher Fullenkamp (Sulikowski Lab)
9:25 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.         James Crowe, Director, Vanderbilt Vaccine Center


10:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.        Break

Oral Session II                    Molecular Discovery and Systems Analysis (Monique

                                                        Bennett, Chair)

10:20 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.       VICB Citation Winner Flash Talk

10:40 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.       Aimee Wilde (Cassat Lab)
11:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.       Jessica Sheldon (Skaar Lab)

11:20 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.       Jonathan Irish, Assistant Faculty in CDB & PMI


12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.         Lunch & Poster Viewing




Oral Session III                   VICB Prize Winner and Runner Up (Jaqueline-Mae                                                     Picache, Chair)               
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.           Kelly Craft (Townsend Lab)

1:30 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.           Awardee for Prize in Chemical Biology,

                                                   Jacob Choby (Skaar Lab)

2:10 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.           Break


Keynote Session
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.          Keynote Speaker: Martin Schnermann, National                                                                    Cancer Institute: "Harnessing Cyanine                                               Reactivity for Imaging and Drug Delivery"

                                              (Audrey Ynigez-Gutierrez, Chair)

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.          Reception, Poster Viewing & Awards





For additional information, contact the VICB office at 936-3887.


Oral & Poster Presentations Abstracts


Oral Presentation Abstracts ((VUNet ID/password required)


Poster Presentation Abstracts (VUNet ID/password required)
























































































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