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Metabolism: Emerging Target in Human Disease

The Great Lakes Chapter (GLC) of ASPET will hold its 35th Annual Scientific Meeting on Friday, June 17, 2022 at Lake Forest College

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The goal of the 2022 meeting is to highlight recent advances in our understanding of the roles of cellular metabolism in human diseases and discuss pharmacological advances targeting metabolism to overcome the diseases. Our intent is to provide a forum for students, postdoctoral fellows, and scientists working in this and related areas to participate and engage in productive discussions with colleagues in the field. The annual meeting of the GLC of ASPET has historically provided an excellent forum of learning and exchanging of ideas in all fields of the pharmacological sciences and is a major networking event for biomedical scientists in the Great Lakes region of the Midwest.

The tentative meeting agenda includes:

  • 8:30 am – 10:30 am CDT

    Poster Session

  • 10:40 am – 12:00 pm CDT

    Symposium I

  • 12:10 pm - 1:20 pm CDT

    Lunch and Learn Career Workshop

  • 1:30 pm – 4:45 pm CDT

    Symposium II

  • 4:45 pm – 5:30 pm CDT

    Poster Awards and Business Meeting

Symposium Speakers:

Keynote Speaker (1:30 pm - 2:30 pm)

  • Navdeep Chandel, PhD
    David W. Cugell, MD, Professor of Medicine, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago:
    “Mitochondria control of physiology and disease”

Senior Symposium (2:30 pm - 4:45 pm)

  • Mary O’Riordan, PhD
    The Frederick C. Neidhardt Collegiate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at University of Michigan University of Michigan:
    “The cellular architecture of inflammatory metabolic remodeling”
  • Yun Fang, PhD
    Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Department of Medicine
    The University of Chicago:
    “Precision nanomedicine targeting endothelial metabolism to treat vascular diseases”
  • Volkmar Weissig, PhD, ScD
    Midwestern University:
    “Organelle-specific pharmaceutical nanotechnology applied to manipulating mitochondrial function”

Young Investigator Symposium (10:40 am - 12:00 pm)

  • Ryan Ross, PhD, Rush University:
    “The effects of antiretrovirals on bone and bone-fat crosstalk”
  • Bryan C. Dickinson, PhD, University of Chicago
    “Chemical tools to probe signaling by protein lipidation”
  • Matthew DeBerge PhD, Northwestern University:
    “Macrophage metabolism at the heart of cardiac repair”
  • Jiyeon Kim, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago:
    “Alterations in carbon and nitrogen metabolism in lung cancer”


Register Now

Online registration ends Wednesday, June 15 at 11:59 PM EDT. We strongly encourage all attendees to register online prior to the meeting.  For registration onsite, only cash and check will be accepted. 

Abstract Submission

The deadline for abstract receipt is Monday, June 13, 2021 by 5:00 PM CDT. Completed abstracts using the Form can be submitted to

Maps and Parking Directions

Directions to the conference site at Lake Forest College and information about the conference site can be found at:

COVID-19 Protocols (as of June 1, 2022)

Attendees are encouraged to wear masks. If you have a fever, cough, or other symptoms, you might have COVID-19 and please refrain from attending the meeting. If you have COVID-19, we will refund your registration fee. Please contact

Thank you for your understanding.

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