ACS Sacramento Sponsored Event: R. Bryan Miller Symposium

ACS Sacramento Section is proud to once again help sponsor the R. Bryan Miller Symposium. The Miller Symposium will occur on April 7th and 8th, 2016 at UC Davis. The list of speakers and their affiliations include:

Plenary Speaker: Thomas Hoye, Merck Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Graduate Faculty Medicinal Chemistry, University of Minnesota. picture of Thomas Hoye

THOMAS R. HOYE grew up in New Wilmington, PA. He attended Bucknell University where research experiences in heterocyclic chemistry in the laboratories of Professor Harold W. Heine quickly convinced him to put aside study of chemical engineering to concentrate on organic chemistry. He completed the B.S./M.S. degrees in 1972 and proceeded to graduate studies in the laboratory of Professor R. B. Woodward at Harvard University, earning the Ph.D. degree in 1976. That fall he joined the faculty at the University of Minnesota, where he has spent his independent career. In 2002 he was named the Merck Professor of Chemistry at Minnesota. In 2014 he received the Minnesota Chemist Award and in 2015 he received the Ernest Guenther Award in Natural Products Chemistry from the American Chemical Society. In 2007 he received the Horace T. Morse-University of Minnesota Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education. More than 140 undergraduate students have studied in his laboratories with over half matriculating to graduate programs. He is one of few University of Minnesota regular faculty members to hold its highest teaching award for excellence in both the graduate (DGTP) and undergraduate (Morse) arenas.

Other Speakers:

Mako Masuno, MicroMidas

Shana Kelley, University of Toronto

John Clark Lagarias, University of California, Davis

John Kulp, Coniferpoint

Sanjeev Redkar, Astex Pharmaceuticals

James Callahan, Glaxo Smith Kline

Arthur Wellman, Esq., Wellman Law Group

The Miller Symposium will also be our first section-wide student chapter meeting on Friday April 8th. ACS Sacramento Section t-shirts will be available at the event!

The flyer for the event is here.


Author: ACS Sacramento Section

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