This year, about 140 faculty, trainees and lab personnel from the CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences attended the 2nd annual school-wide research retreat at Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge. The retreat, held Aug. 5-7, featured a variety of sessions and programs ranging from genetics and genome packaging to vaccines and bioinformatics. Presentations were given by faculty, post docs and graduate students from the school including speakers from outside the school.
“It’s great to see the interaction of basic and clinical researchers in the same sessions,” said the Associate Dean of Research, Dr. David Ross. “This is how we generate new translational research approaches.”
Of particular note was the career development session with School of Pharmacy alumni Dr. Christopher Weis, National Institutes of Health; Dr. David Pyatt, Summit Toxicology, LLP; Dr. Dorothy Cologiavanni, Nivalis Therapeutics, Inc.; and Dr. Christina Vessely, Biologics Consulting Group, Inc. The session offered attendees the opportunity to network and learn about a variety of pharmaceutical roles, ask questions, and get to know those who've walked in their shoes before.
The research retreat also featured a poster session with 37 posters on display. Winners of the poster exhibit included:
- Student poster: Indu Persaud, ER Stress Induced by Silver Nanoparticles and the Influence of the Protein Corona
- Post doc poster: Lindsey Gano, PhD, SIRT3 Dysfunction in Experimental Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
There were also awards for oral presentations by graduate students and post docs. The recipients of those awards were:
- Student presentation: Claire Heit, Genetic Modification of Alcohol Metabolizing Enzymes Influence Drinking Preference
- Post doc presentation: Svenja Heischmann, PhD, Metabolomic Biomarker Discovery in Experimental Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
Interested in the next research retreat? Look for details coming this fall!