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Urick to attend St. Jude National Graduate Student Symposium

Andrew Urick, a fourth-year graduate student working with Professor Will Pomerantz, has been selected to participate in the 2016 St. Jude National Graduate Student Symposium, March 28-29.

Urick worked to develop protein-observed fluorine NMR as a method for detecting protein-ligand interactions. Using PrOF NMR, researchers in Pomerantz’ laboratory simultaneously screened the bromodomains of BPTF and Brd4, which helped develop oxadiazoles and arylureas as new classes of bromodomain inhibitors.

From the more than 1,800 students invited to apply for the symposium, Urick was one of 44 students selected by a faculty review committee to attend. He was invited to apply for the symposium after presenting his research at the Gordon Research Conference for High Throughput Chemistry & Chemical Biology Conference.