The Ralph N Adams Award

Jonathan V Sweedler, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

01:30 PM   Introductory Remarks -
01:35 PM   Presentation
01:40 PM   "Chip in Body" and "Body on Chip" Tools for Investigating Neurotransmitters and Hormones
02:15 PM   Chemical and Electrochemical Nitric Oxide Release/Generation: Applications to Intravascular Chemical Sensors and Other Biomedical Devices
02:50 PM   D-Amino Acids and D-Amino Acid Containing Neuropeptides as Cell-Cell Signaling Molecules
03:25 PM   Recess
03:40 PM   The Rise (and Fall) of Hormone Secretion from Islets of Langerhans
04:15 PM   Deciphering Neuropeptide Signaling via Mass Spectrometry-Based Peptidomic Approaches: From Discovery to Function

Robert T Kennedy, University of Michigan, will receive the 2017 Ralph N Adams Award.

Professor Kennedy is the Willard Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Michigan. Professor Kennedy earned a B.S. in Chemistry at the University of Florida (1984) and a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina (1988). Professor Kennedy’s research interests are bioanalytical chemistry and its application to neuroscience, endocrinology, and biotechnology. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers and been recognized by numerous awards including the ACS Findeis Award, the McKnight Award for Technical Innovations in Neuroscience, the EAS Separation Science Award, and the Golay Award for Achievements in Chromatography. He is presently Associate Editor of Analytical Chemistry and Chair of the University of Michigan Chemistry Department.

The session highlights the broad impact of Robert Kennedy to many areas of bioanalytical chemistry, including advances in separations, small volume measurements and the applications of these approaches to understanding cell to cell communication. Speakers will highlight neuropeptide characterization, microfluidics, electrochemistry for medical devices, single cell measurements, and high throughput assays.