Taylor Memorial Symposium
Taylor Memorial Symposium
Mon, May. 6, 2019, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Taylor Auditorium, Frick Chemistry Laboratory
All symposium activities are open to the public, unless specifically noted.
The Princeton University Department of Chemistry presents a symposium honoring the research, service and life of Edward C. “Ted” Taylor, the A. Barton Hepburn Professor of Organic Chemistry, Emeritus, a distinguished member of the faculty of Princeton University from 1954 to 1997.
9:30 a.m. Check-In
10:00 a.m. Prof. Tom Muir
Van Zandt Williams Jr. Class of 1965 Professor of Chemistry;
Chair, Department of Chemistry, Princeton University
Welcome and Acknowledgments
10:10 a.m. Cynthia Maryanoff, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor, Baruch S. Blumberg Institute, Doylestown, PA
In Memorium: Edward C. Taylor, Teacher, Scholar, Inventor
10:30 a.m. John Macor, Ph.D.
Head of Global Integrated Drug Discovery, Sanofi
How I Spent My Summer Vacation: Insights From a 30-year Career in Drug Discovery (And Molecules That Have Broken My Heart) – Dedicated to Prof. E.C. ‘Ted’Taylor
11:00 a.m. Prof. Peter A. Jacobi
Professor of Chemistry, Dartmouth University
A Few of Ted’s Favorite Syntheses
11:40 a.m. Homer Pearce, Ph.D.
Eli Lilly and Co., Lilly Research Laboratories (Retired)
The Princeton-Lilly Collaboration to Discover New Drugs to Treat Cancer
12:15 p.m. Lunch (for registered guests only)
1:00 p.m. Prof. Huw Davies
Asa Griggs Candler Professor; Director, NSF Center for Selective C-H Functionalization (CCHF), Emory University
From Heterocyclic Chemistry to C-H Functionalization: A Long Journey Started in the Taylor Laboratories
1:40 p.m. Prof. Stephen Martin
June and J. Virgil Waggoner Regents Chair in Chemistry; Editor for the Americas of Tetrahedron, University of Texas at Austin
Gap Jumping: Using Chemistry to Address Unmet Medical Needs in Neuroscience
2:20 p.m. Wendy Young, Ph.D.
Senior VP Small Molecule Drug Discovery, Genentech
Delivering Innovative Medicines: Small Changes Can Have a Large Effect
3:00 p.m. Break
3:20 p.m. John Warner, Ph.D.
Co-founder, Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, Wilmington, MA
Green Chemistry: Inventing a Sustainable Future
4:00 p.m. Prof. Dennis Liotta
Executive Director, Emory Institute for Drug Development; Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor, Emory University
Novel Therapeutics for Treating Viral Diseases, Cancers and Inflammatory Disorders
4:50 p.m. Prof. Paul A. Wender
Bergstrom Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Chemical and Systems Biology, Stanford University
Function Oriented Synthesis: Progress Toward HIV/AIDS Eradication, Treating Alzheimer’s Disease and Enhanced Cancer Immunotherapy
6:00 p.m. Reception
6:15 p.m President Christopher Eisgruber
President of the University. Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Public Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School and the University Center for Human Values
7:00 p.m. Dinner (for registered guests only)