The University of Massachusetts Amherst


Friday, February 3, 2023
8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
IALS Conference Center

The purpose of this event is to create coalitions that bring experts in disease research and delivery platforms together to create the next generation of solutions and identify areas of focus for Center-level Federal grants and Industrial Coalitions. CBD Day is sponsored by the Center for Bioactive Delivery (CBD) and open to all faculty affiliated with IALS.

Each session will be a ten-minute presentation from two PI’s, followed by twenty minutes of group discussion. Please come prepared to discuss your thoughts and ideas on Challenges, Opportunities, and Delivery Platforms during the group discussion.


8:30 a.m.Continental breakfast and networking before the Event
9:00 a.m.Welcome by Peter Reinhart & Thai Thayumanavan
9:10 a.m.Challenges and Opportunities in Brain Diseases and Delivery Solutions to Overcome Barriers
 Amanda Woerman, Dept. of Biology 
Thai Thayumanavan, Depts. of Chemistry and Biomedical Engineering
9:45 a.m.Tumor Microenvironment: Delivery Challenges and Devices for Localized Therapies
 Prabhani Atukorale, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering 
Govind Srimathveeravalli, Dept. of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
10:20 a.m.Break
11:00 a.m.Lysosomal Storage based Rare Diseases and Nanoscopic Delivery Solutions
 Scott Garman, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Vincent Rotello, Dept. of Chemistry
11:35 a.m.Tuberculosis, Lung Alveolar Macrophages, and Macrophage-Targeting Delivery Solutions
 Alissa Rothchild, Dept. of Veterinary & Animal Sciences
Ashish Kulkarni, Dept. of Chemical Engineering
12:00 p.m.Lunch

Registration has been closed, for any questions please email