Organic Topical Group Fall Symposium

NJACS-OTG Award for Creativity in Molecular Design & Synthesis

Date:  Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Times: 8:00 AM – Check-in & breakfast
Times: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Cost:  Professionals: $140   /   Undergraduates, Graduates and Post-Docs: $15
Times: 12:30 PM – Lunch
Venue: The Palace at Somerset Park
       333 Davidson Ave, Somerset, NJ 08873

Flyer: 2022-OTG-Fall-Symposium-flyer2.pdf

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9:00–9:15 Dr. Yalan Xing (Hofstra University)
Welcoming remarks
9:15–10:00 Dr. Wu Yang (Bristol-Myers Squibb)
The Discovery of Milvexian (BMS-986177/JNJ-70033093)
An Inhibitor of Factor XIa with Phase 2 Results for Antithrombotic Therapy
10:00–10:45 Prof. Mohammad Sayedsayamdost (Princeton)
Cryptic Natural Products as a New Source of Pharmaceutical Leads
10:45–11:30 Coffee break & student poster session
11:30 – 12:15 Prof. Christina Woo (Harvard)
Chemical biology studies of the thalidomide binding domain of cereblon
12:15–1:30 Lunch break
1:30–2:15 Dr. Lisa Marcaurelle (GSK)
DNA-Encoded Libraries as a Powerful Tool in Drug Discovery
2:15–3:00 Prof. Ellen Sletten (UCLA)
Exploring fluoro: fluorine and fluorescence in chemical biology
3:00–3:45 Coffee break & student poster session
3:45–3:55 Prof. Yalan Xing
Presentation of the Award for Creativity in Molecular Design & Synthesis to Prof. Carolyn R. Bertozzi
3:55–4:55 Prof. Carolyn R. Bertozzi (Stanford)
New therapeutic modalities from bioorthogonal chemistry
4:55–5:00 Prof. Joseph Badillo (Seton Hall University)
Concluding remarks

Organizing Committee

Prof. Yalan Xing (Chair) Hofstra University
Dr. Susan Zultanski (Past Chair), Merck
Dr. Michael Smith (Treasurer), Bristol Myers Squibb
Prof. Joseph Badillo (Chair Elect), Seton Hall University
Dr. Chunrui Sun, Merck
Dr. Saurin Raval, Bristol Myers Squibb
Kevin Lee (student member), University of Pennsylvania
Usha Kalra (student member), Seton Hall University
Mary Chiọma Okorie (student member), Seton Hall University


  • Registration fee is $125.00 (which includes symposium and lunch). Students: $15 (limited number of seats)
  • Due to limited seating, the deadline for registration and payment is November 12
  • Please register & pay online below with a credit / debit card. Please Note: Registration and payment are two separate steps!