This symposium would not be possible without guidance and encouragement from our Purdue University community and the generous support of our sponsors.


We would like to offer a special thanks to the following persons for their advice, guidance and support during the planning of this year’s symposium:


Dr. Angeline Lyon (Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biological Sciences)

Dr. Nicholas Noinaj (Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences)

Dr. Carol Post (Professor, Biological Sciences and Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology)

Dr. Barb Golden (Professor, Ag-Biochemistry)

Dr. Cynthia Stauffacher (Professor, Biological Sciences)

Cathy Skidmore (Business Manager, Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology)

Brittany Vestal (Business Manager, Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology)

Satarupa Bhaduri (Graduate student, Biological Sciences)  

Valentyn Stadnytskyi (Graduate student, Physics and Astronomy)  

Joann Max (PULSe GSO president)

Heng Wu (PGSG Grant review & allocation officer)


We would like to acknowledge and thank those colleges, departments, and organizations that offered financial support:

College of Science (Dr. Elizabeth Taperowski)

College of Pharmacy (Dr. Eric Barker)

College of Agriculture (Dr. Jay Akridge)

College of Veterinary Medicine (Dr. Willie Reed & Dr. Harm HogenEsch)

Purdue Drug Discovery Institute (Dr. Philip Low)

Department of Biological Sciences (Dr. Steve Konieczny)

Department of Biochemistry (Dr. Andrew Mesecar)

Department of Physics and Astronomy (Dr. John Finley)

Department of Chemistry (Dr. Timothy Zwier)

Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology (Dr. Zhong-Yin Zhang & Dr. Craig Svensson)

The Purdue Center for Cancer Research (Dr. Cynthia Stauffacher & Douglas Cuttell)

Office of Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs & PULSe - Interdisciplinary Life Science (Dr. Colleen Gabauer)

PGSG - Purdue Graduate Student Government – Co-sponsorship Grant

PI4D – Purdue Institute of Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Disease (Dr. Thomas Sors)


Last but not least, we would also like to thank our corporate donors for their generous sponsorship:

Anatrace (Ed Pryor)

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences (Jona Brown)

Fisher Scientific (Kevin Peterson)

Gold Biotechnology (Adam McChesney)

Hampton Research (Bob Cudney)

KinaSense, LLC (Dr. Steven Ouellette)

KPrimes Technologies (Nick Yonts)

MilliporeSigma (Jim Henderson)

MiTeGen (Benjamin Apker)

Rayonix (Christine Muchmore)

Rigaku (Angela Criswell)

TTP Labtech (Dr. Issa Isaac)