Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Chemistry & Biochemistry Colloquium 2016-2017

Colloquia are held at 4:00 p.m. in WO1205 unless otherwise noted.

Spring 2017               
January 9 (Mon) TBD
January 11 (Wed) TBD
January 16 (Mon) Martin Luther King Day - no classes
January 18 (Wed) TBD
January 23 (Mon) Dr. Sherry Chemler, SUNY-Buffalo
Title: "Copper-catalyzed Additions to Alkenes Involving Polar/Radical Reaction Cascades"
Host: Wei Li
January 25 (Wed) Faculty Search
January 30 (Mon) Faculty Search
February 1 (Wed)
Faculty Search
February 6 (Mon)

Dr. Debbie Crans, Colorado State University
Frontiers in Chemistry Lectureship
Title: "Data Mining of Metalloenzymes: Using Coordination Chemistry of
Vanadium in Protein Phosphatases for Inhibitor Design"
Host: Steve Sucheck

February 8 (Wed) TBD
February 13 (Mon) TBD
February 15 (Wed) TBD                                                                                                                    
February 20 (Mon)

Dr. Nan Zheng, University of Arkansas
Title: "Development of Annulation Reactions of Cyclopropylanilines and
Cyclobutylanilines by Visible Light Photocatalysis"
Host: Wei Li

February 22 (Wed) TBD
February 27 (Mon) TBD
March 1 (Wed)
March 6 (Mon) Spring Break - no classes
March 8 (Wed) Spring Break - no classes
March 13 (Mon)

Dr. Mark Lautens, University of Toronto
Organic Syntheses Lecturership
Title: Improving Efficiency via Catalytic and Multicatalytic Reactions
Host: Peter Andreana, Wei Li

March 15 (Wed) Dr. Toby Nelson, Oklahoma State University
Title: Redefining Melanin starting with Eumelanin-inspired Materials
Host: Cora Lind-Kovacs
March 20 (Mon) Dr. Carol Fierke, University of Michigan
Title:Biological Function of Post-translational Acetylation: Specificity and Regulation of Metal-Dependent Acetyllysine Deacetylases
Host: Don Ronning
March 22 (Wed) TBD
March 27 (Mon) Dr. Krzysztof Palczewski, Case Western Reserve University
Title: Chemistry that Converts Light into Vision
Host: Ajith Karunarathne
March 29 (Wed) TBD
April 3 (Mon)
Dr. Jessica Brown, University of Notre Dame
Title: Structure and Function of the MALAT1 RNA Triple Helix
Host: Don Ronning
April 5 (Wed) Dr. Adam Uzieblo, Cayman Chemical Company
Title: A Practical Approach for the Synthesis of Prostaglandins, Their Metabolites and Some of Their Analogs
Host: Steve Sucheck
April 10 (Mon) Dr. Jeff Benovic, Thomas Jefferson University
Title: The Ins and Outs of G Protein-Coupled Receptor Signaling
Host: Ajith Karunarathne
April 12 (Wed) Dr. Haibo Ge, IUPUI
Title: Site-Selective C-H Bond Functionalization of Small Molecules
Host: Mike Young
April 17 (Mon) Saad Alqahtani
Public Dissertation Defense
Advisor: Xiche Hu
April 19 (Wed) Qinzhe Wang
Public Dissertation Defense
Advisor: Ron Viola
April 21 (Fri) TBD
April 24 (Mon) TBD
April 26 (Wed) Honors Tea
April 28 (Fri) Vincent Kowalski
Public Thesis Defense
Advisor: Mark Mason


Last Updated: 4/17/17