Fall 2019 Seminar Schedule

Seminar Schedule

*Seminars are generally held in Chemistry A-203 unless otherwise noted

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W Sep 4
Was Plagiarism Involved in the Development of the Woodward-Hoffmann Rules?
Jeffrey Seeman, University of Richmond | Host: William Bailey
W Sep 11
Synthetic Chromatin and Mirror Image Oligonucleotides
Jonathan Sczepanski, Texas A&M University | Host: Jessica Rouge
W Sep 18
Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Organoruthenium(II) Complexes
Annie Castonguay, Institut National de la Recherché Scientifique | Host: Alfredo Angeles
W Sep 25
Adventures in Solid State Chemistry: From Theoretical Insight to Application-Driven Materials Design
Michael Shatruk, Florida State University | Host: Alfredo Angeles
Th Sept 26
Anisotropic Arm Growth in Unconventional Semiconductor CdSe/ CdS Nanotetrapod Synthesis Using Core/Shell CdSe/CdS as Seeds

Xudong Wang, University of Connecticut

W Oct 2
The Impact of Mass Spectrometry-Based Assays in Early Stage Drug Discovery
Besnik Bajrami, Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Harvard | Host: Jim Rusling
Th Oct 3
Challenges and Opportunities: How to Succeed in Research and Enjoy a Productive Academic Career—Balancing Teaching, Research, and Service with “me” Time
Karen Wooley, Posner/Newburger Distinguished Lecture, Texas A&M University | Host: Jie He
F Oct 4
11AM in IMS 20
Synthetic Strategies by which to Afford Natural Product-Based Polymer Materials: Impacts on Sustainability, Life, Health and the Environment
Karen Wooley, Posner/Newburger Distinguished Lecture, Texas A&M University | Host: Jie He
W Oct 9
Structure-Based Discovery of New Functions in Large RNAs
Kevin Weeks, University of North Carolina | Host: Jessica Rouge & Mark Peczuh
Th Oct 17
Compressed Gas and Cryogenic Material Safety
Matthew Krzywda,
Airgas| Host: Charlene Fuller
W Oct 23
Addressing Major Challenges in Mn(I) Catalysis and Synthetic Oxygenases through Ligand Design
David Lacy, SUNY Buffalo| Host: Gaël Ung
Th Oct 24
Ancient Viruses and How They Influence Humanity
Paul Lawrence, Biocogent, LLC| Host: Jessica Martin (Joint Safety Team)
W Oct 30
The Role of Cu(II) and pH in the Activity of Antimicrobial Piscidins at Lipid Membranes
Ella Mihailescu,
University of Maryland/IBBR| Host: Alfredo Angeles
W Nov 6
Synthesis of Malonyl-Thioester Analogs for the Study of Fatty Acid and Polyketide Synthase C-C Bond Formation
Jeremy Lohman, Purdue University| Host: Marcy Balunas
W Nov 6


CHEM A-304

**Special Seminar** A Career as a Scientific Editor
Tom Dursch,
Editor of "Trends in Chemistry" Journal | Host: Mark Peczuh
W Nov 13
The Reactivity Landscape of Non-Heme Iron and Nitric Oxide: Fundamental Chemistry and Biological Relevance 
Nicolai Lehnert, University of Michigan | Host: Christian Brueckner
TH Nov 14
Replacing β-Carbons of porphyrins with Nitrogen or Oxygen atoms
Damaris Thuita, UConn Christian Bruckner's lab| Host: Christian Brueckner
W Nov 20
In-Situ Enviromental (Scanning) Transmission Electron Microscopy of Solid Catalysts at Work: Challenges and Opportunities
Yuanyuan Zhu, University of Connecticut | Host: Doug Adamson
F Nov 22
James Wishart, Brookhaven National Laboratory | Wilson Chiu and Tomo Mani
W Dec 4
2:30 PM
Design Considerations for Macrocycles as Oral Drugs against Protein-Protein Interaction Targets

Adrian Whitty, Boston University | Mark Peczuh

W Dec 11
2:30 PM
In-Situ NMR of the Catalytic Depolymerization of Lignin Model Polymers
Marcus Foston,
Washington University in St Louis | Jie He