Year 2009 – Fall Luncheon

The Fall Luncheon and Recognition of 50-Year Members

12 Noon, Saturday, October 3, 2009 
Stella Mare’s Event Center
3302 McCaw Avenue, Santa Barbara

The Featured Speaker will be

 

Mark H. Norman, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry Research & Discovery Amgen, Thousand Oaks

Speaking on

 

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Recipes for the Treatment of Pain

 

Vanilloid receptor-1 (VR1 or TRPV1) is an ion channel expressed predominantly on pain-sensing neurons and is a therapeutic target for the management of pain. The goal of our research program has been to identify and develop potent and selective small molecule TRPV1 antagonists. This presentation will describe the results of these investigations, which started from an initial high throughput screening hit and culminated in the identification of our first TRPV1 clinical candidate,AMG517.

 Dr. Norman received his B.S. in chemistry from theUniversityofNew Hampshirein 1982 and his PhD in synthetic organic chemistry from theUniversityofCalifornia,Berkeleyin 1987, under the direction of Clayton Heathcock where he studied synthetic methodology and natural product synthesis. He has over 22 years of drug discovery and development experience in the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology sector with Amgen, Glaxo Wellcome, and Burroughs Wellcome. In 1996 he was recruited to Amgen to participate in the building of their small molecule drug discovery department and is currently a Director of Medicinal Chemistry there.

The cost for the event will be $25 per person, $15 for students.

Members of more than 50 years inACSare invited to attend at a discounted rate of $15 per person.

The menu will include appetizers, a choice of entrée ~ herb crusted chicken breast, bay shrimp salad, or a vegetarian option and chocolate torte for dessert.

Directions:

Directions to Stella Mare’s Event Center 3302 McCaw Ave. Santa Barbara

From the South:Take Highway 101 North to Santa Barbara. Exit at Las Positas Road. Turn Right on to Las Positas Road and go ~0.5 miles. Turn Left on to McCaw Avenue just past the golf course. Stella Mare’s is immediately on the Right.

From the North:Take Highway 101 South to Santa Barbara. Exit at Las Positas Road. Turn Left on to Las Positas Road and go ~0.5 miles. Turn Left on to McCaw Avenue just past the golf course. Stella Mare’s is immediately on the Right.

Fill out and return this form by Monday, September 28, 2009

The Flyer can be found here in a pdf
For more information, email us at calpacs@chem.ucsb.edu, or call John Hagen at 805-756-1651

Sandra Lamb Award winner for 2009 is Dr. Richard Hurst, Past President of CALPACS


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