January 21, 2021 - Christopher W. Cunningham (Associate Professor, Concordia University Wisconsin) - Characterizing the Endocannabinoid Signaling System Using Lipid-Based Natural Products and Christopher R McCurdy, Ph.D., F.A.A.P.S. (Director And Professor Department of Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Florida) and Lance McMahon, Jr., Ph.D., M.S. (Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacodynamics at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy) - Chemistry and pharmacology of Mitragyna speciosa (kratom)
February 11, 2021 - Mandë Holford Ph.D. (Associate Professor in Chemistry at CUNY Hunter College and The CUNY Graduate Center) - Venom Attacks Cancer and Marcy J. Balunas, Ph.D. (Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Connecticut) - Needle in the Haystack: Prioritizing Metabolites from Host-Microbe Symbioses
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March 11, 2021 - Amy L. Lane (Associate Professor, University of North Florida) - Biosynthetic Diversification of Diketopiperazine Natural Products and Daniel Udwary (Secondary Metabolism Computational Biologist, at the Joint Genome Institute (JGI)) - Secondary Metabolism at JGI: Data, Projects, and Prospects
April 8, 2021 - Lesley-Ann Giddings (Smith College) Bioprospecting Acid Mine Drainage for Bioactive Secondary Metabolites and Paul Jensen (Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego) Omic Approaches to Natural Product Discovery
May 13, 2021 - Alison Narayan, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan) Biocatalysis and Complex Molecule Synthesis and Richmond Sarpong (Professor of Chemistry, University of California–Berkeley) Break-it-to-Make-it Strategies for Chemical Synthesis Inspired by Complex Natural Products
June 17, 2021 - Robert H. Cichewicz, Ph.D. (Regents’ Professor and INPART Director, University of Oklahoma) Continental-Scale Effects of the Environment and Biology on Natural Products Chemistry and Ben Shen, PhD (Chair, Professor, Director, Natural Products Discovery Center at Scripps Research Department of Chemistry Florida Campus) Leveraging a Large Strain Collection for Natural Product Discovery
August 12, 2021 - ASP Summer Research Fellowship Awardees - Ama Boamah (Mentor - Jaclyn Winter, University of Utah) - Harnessing the Chemical Potential of Microorganisms from the Great Salt Lake, Specifically GSL-15 and GSL- 6A with S. aureus, Victoria Casimir (Mentor - Eduardo Caro Diaz, University of Puerto Rico) - Bioassay-guided-fractionation and MS/MS Molecular Networking of a Marine Cyanobacterial and Brown Algae Extract from Puerto Rico with SARS-CoV-2 Antiviral Activity, Mitchelle Katemauswa (Mentor - Robert Cichewicz, University Of Oklahoma) - Secondary Metabolites from the Fungus Curvularia geniculata as Potential Antiplasmodial Leads, Nana Oblie (Mentor - David Rowley, University of Rhode Island) - Detection of Anti-MRSA Compound Laurenobiolide from Different Parts of the Tulip Tree (Liriodendron tulipifera), Jessia Fanomezantiana Raherisoanjato (Mentor - Amy Lane, University of North Florida) - Discovery of 2,5 - Diketopiperazine from Marine Actinomycete Strains, Ariel Richards (Mentor - Erick Leggans, Grinnell College) -The Semi-Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Terpene Analogs, Lorena Valentin (Mentor - Jeffrey Rudolf, University of Florida) - Terpene Synthase(TS) Screen: Streptomyces sp. CB02959 A0A2M9MDP3
September 9, 2021 - Laura Sanchez, PhD (Associate Professor Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Santa Cruz) Imaging Mass Spectrometry for NP Applications and R. Thomas Williamson, PhD (Professor in Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of North Carolina Wilmington) Eliminating Uncertainty in Natural Products Structure Elucidation.
October 14, 2021- Anthony Carroll (Professor, Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery) Development of NMR Tools to Discover Unique Natural Products in Complex Mixtures and Rob Keyzers (Associate Professor in Organic Chemistry, Victoria University of Wellington - Te Herenga Waka) Chemical Investigations of Tongan Marine Invertebrates
November 11, 2021 - Jaclyn Winter (Assistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Utah) Identification and Characterization of Bifunctional Fungal Terpene Synthases and Bill Baker (Professor, University of South Florida) Natural Products from Cold-Water Habitats
December 9, 2021 - Rodolfo Tello-Aburto PhD (Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, New Mexico State University) Natural Product-Inspired Beta-Lactone Proteasome Inhibitors and Joshua G. Pierce, PhD (Associate Professor of Chemistry, LORD Corporation Distinguished Scholar University Faculty Scholar, NC State University, College of Sciences) Synthetic Studies Toward Ansalactam A