Jerry Pelletier Symposium

Jerry Pelletier Symposium
03-May-24 McGill Faculty Club
8:00-8:30 Registration
  Section 1_Chair_Thomas Duchine
8:30-8:40 Welcome & introduction
Thomas Duchaine (McGill University)
8:40-8:50 Martha Crago (McGill University)
8:50-9:30 "Jerry Pelletier: IRES and many other notable discoveries"
Nahum Sonenberg (McGill University)
9:30-10:10 "Therapies for Neurological Diseases"
David Housman (Massachussetts Institute of Technology)
10:10-10:25 coffee break
  Section 2_Chair_Ivan Topisirovic
10:25-11:05 "From Poliovirus to Bacteriophage-Based Drug Discovery at Phagetech (1997~2005)
Philippe Gros (McGill University)
11:05-11:45 "What’s up Yitz! From undergrads to professors, a journey inspired by Jerry"
Isaac Edery (Rutgers University)
11:45-12:25 "DAP5/eIF3d mediated mRNA translation involves m6A 3’noncoding region recognition"
Robert Schneider (NYU Langone Health)
12:30-14:00 Buffet lunch
  Section 3_Chair_Marc Fabian
14:00-14:40 "Chemical Synthesis and Biological Studies of Rocaglates and Derivatives"
John Porco (Boston University)
14:40-15:20 "Jerry Pelletier – the RNA chemist in him"
Masad Damha (McGill University)
15:20-15:35 coffee break
  Section 4_Chair_Sidong Huang
15:35-16:15 "Catching p53 in the act"
Scott Lowe (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)
16:15-16:55 "Paradoxical roles of eIF4F inhibition in breast cancer metastasis"
Josie Ursini-Siegel (McGill University)
16:55-17:10 Closing Note
Morag Park (McGill University)
17:15-18:15 Social hour


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