Drug Delivery and the Microbiome

The recent academic and industrial interest in the microbiome field stems from its role in regulating both health and disease. As such, there is significant potential in therapies that either directly perturb the microbiome, or harness the microbiome to improve the delivery of therapeutics. We believe this is a timely topic: nationally, many large pharma and start-ups are developing a new generation of microbe-based therapeutics, with a number already in clinical trials. We believe research initiatives that integrate cutting-edge drug delivery technologies from pharmaceutical sciences with microbiology is necessary to ensure the success of these next-generation microbe therapeutics. To address the current trend and training needs, the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy will host this year’s Chapel Hill PharmSci conference focused on the interface between drug delivery and the microbiome.

 


Date and Location

June 4th, 2018, 8a.m. – 6p.m.

William and Ida Friday Center

100 Friday Center Drive

Campus Box 1020

Chapel Hill, NC 27599-1020

 


 

Poster Session:

Students and postdocs are strongly encouraged to submit an abstract and present a poster.  Monetary prizes will be awarded to the top posters. If interested, please email your abstract to: aanselmo@email.unc.edu

 

 


Confirmed Speakers

christopher_fordChristopher Ford

Group Leader, Infectious Disease Microbiome Sciences at Seres Therapeutics

sam_laiSamuel Lai

Associate Professor, Pharmacoengineering and Molecular Pharmaceutics, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, UNC Chapel Hill

aaron_anselmoAaron Anselmo

Assistant Professor, Pharmacoengineering and Molecular Pharmaceutics, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, UNC Chapel Hill

Leaf Huang

Fred Eshelman Distinguished Professor, Pharmacoengineering and Molecular Pharmaceutics, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, UNC Chapel Hill

matthew_redinboMatthew Redinbo

Kenan Distinguished Professor, Chemistry, Biochemistry and Microbiology, UNC Chapel Hill

lawrence_davidLawrence David

Assistant Professor, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University

nathan_crookNathan Crook

Assistant Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, NC State

andrea_azcarate_perilAndrea Azcarate-Peril

Associate Professor, Departments of Medicine and Nutrition, Director, Microbiome Core Facility, UNC Chapel Hill

hyun_jung_kimHyun Jung Kim

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin

Seyoum Ayehunie

Vice President of Immunological Systems, ‎MatTek Corporation

Anushree Chatterjee

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder

Bo LiBo Li

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, UNC Chapel Hill

zhen_guZhen Gu

Jackson Family Endowed Chair Associate Professor, Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering,  UNC Chapel Hill & NC State

David ZaharoffDavid Zaharoff

Associate Professor, Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering,  UNC Chapel Hill & NC State

Dave OusteroutDave Ousterout

Chief Technology Officer, Locus Biosciences

Frances_LiglerFrances Ligler

Lampe Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering, UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State University

 


Accomodations

Reserve a room at the Marriot


Co-Organizers

Samuel Lai

Associate Professor, Pharmacoengineering and Molecular Pharmaceutics, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, UNC Chapel Hill

Aaron Anselmo

Assistant Professor, Pharmacoengineering and Molecular Pharmaceutics, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, UNC Chapel Hill

David Zaharoff

Associate Professor, Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering,  UNC Chapel Hill & NC State


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