The 2021 Perlman Symposium is 100% virtual via Zoom. A meeting link will be sent out to registrants prior to the meeting date.

Please note that the schedule is still being finalized and is subject to change.

8:45-8:50 AM Symposium Check-in
9:00-9:10 AM Opening Remarks

Lindsay Kalan, PhD, Assistant Professor

Department of Medical Microbiology &Immunology

University of Wisconsin-Madison

9:10-9:50 AM “New Approaches to Anthelmintic Discovery in the Age of Resistance”

Mostafa Zamanian

Dept. of Pathobiological Sciences


9:55-10:05 AM Lightning Talk Featuring Poster Presenter
10:10-10:50 AM “Evolution of Multiple Drug-Resistant Clostridium Difficile and Impact on Clinical Outcomes”

Julian Hurdle, PhD

Center for Infections and Inflammatory Diseases

Texas A&M University

10:55-11:05 AM Lightning Talk Featuring Poster Presenter
11:10-11:50 AM “Harnessing the Chemical Potential of Unprecedented Microbes from the Great Salt Lake”

Jaclyn Winter, PhD

Biology Chemistry Program

University of Utah

11:55-12:05PM Lightning Talk Featuring Poster Presenter
12:05-1:00 PM Lunch break + Poster Session
1:10-1:50 PM “Visualizing Chemistry for Drug Biofilms”

Laura Sanchez, PhD

Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences

University of Illinois at Chicago

1:55-2:05 PM Lightning Talk Featuring Poster Presenter
2:10 – 3:00 PM Poster Award Presentation and Virtual Networking Event