Chemistry Seminar Program

Fall 2016 | Spring 2017

January | February | March | April | May | June

All seminars begin at 3:40 pm in Dabney 124 unless otherwise noted.
Refreshments will be served outside Dabney 124 at 3:30 pm.


Friday, January 13

Host: David Muddiman

Joshua Sharp, University of Mississippi

"Hydroxyl Radicals as Quantitative Probes for Protein Topography"

Seminar Abstract (PDF) ]

Friday, January 20

Host: David Shultz

Rémi Beaulac, Michigan State University

"Extracting Charge Carriers from Colloidal Quantum Dots: Challenges and New Perspectives"

Seminar Abstract (PDF) ]


Friday, February 3

Host: Alex Nevzorov

Stan Opella, University of California, San Diego

"Solid-state NMR of membrane proteins: Application to the chemokine IL-8 and its receptor CXCR1"

Seminar Abstract (PDF) ]

Friday, February 10

Host: Christian Melander

Brian Blagg, University of Kansas

"Modern Hsp90 Inhibitors Derived from Old Natural Products"

Seminar Abstract (PDF) ]

Friday, February 17

Host: Leslie Sombers

Jonathan Sweedler, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

"The Chemical Characterization of the Brain: from New MS-based Measurement Tools to New Insights"

Seminar Abstract (PDF) ]

Friday, February 24

Hosts: Felix Castellano and David Shultz

Michael J. Therien, Duke University

"Polarons, Exitons, Trions, and Photoinduced Charge-Separated States in Chiral, Semiconducting Polymer-Wrapped Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Superstructures"


Friday, March 3

No seminar

Friday, March 10

Spring break, no seminar

Friday, March 17

Host: David Muddiman

Richard Smith, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

"New Paths for Ion Mobility and Mass Spectrometry based upon Structures for Lossless Ion Manipulations"

Seminar Abstract (PDF) ]

Friday, March 24

Host: Joshua Pierce

P. Andrew Evans, Queen's University

"New Vistas in the Asymmetric Construction of C-C Bonds: Total Synthesis of Complex Bioactive Agents"

Seminar Abstract (PDF) ]

Friday, March 31

Host: Christian Melander

Jon Clardy, Harvard University

"Molecular underpinnings of complex symbioses"

Seminar Abstract (PDF) ]


Friday, April 7

Hosts: Alex Smirnov and Reza Ghiladi

Yi Lu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

"Design and Selection of Metalloenzymes and their Applications as Biocatalysts in Alternative Energies and as Biosensors in Environmental Monitoring, Medical Diagnostics and Imaging"

Seminar Abstract (PDF) ]

Friday, April 14

Spring Holiday, no seminar

Friday, April 21

Host: Gavin Williams

Jared Lewis, University of Chicago

"Engineering Proteins for Selective Catalysis"

Seminar Abstract (PDF) ]

Friday, April 28

Host: Alex Nevzorov

Francesca Marassi, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

"Structure and function of membrane proteins in the lipid bilayer membrane"

Seminar Abstract (PDF) ]

January | February | March | April | May | June

Fall 2016 | Spring 2017