Chemistry Department Seminar Schedule
Seminars are held on Fridays at 12:15 p.m. in room S122, Sackler Sciences
A luncheon is served at 11:45 p.m. in room S325, Sackler Sciences Center.
Upcoming Seminars: Fall 2015
|September 4, 2015||Jeffrey C. Monroe, Graduate Student, Department of Chemistry, Clark University||Second Year Seminar
"ICP in Elemental Analysis: Principles and Applications Relative to Standard Compositional Analysis and for the Evaluation of Homogeneity in Doped Systems."
|September 18, 2015||Prof. Justin K. Sello, Ph.D, Brown University||"Novel Small Molecules, Targets, and Strategies in Anti-Infective Development"|
|September 25, 2015||Jia (Will) Wei, Graduate Student, Department of Chemistry, Clark University||
|October 2, 2015||Joshua Boykin, Graduate Student, Department of Chemistry, Clark University||Research Proposal
"Heterogenization of Homogeneous Catalysts Using a Metal-Organic Framework with Photoreversable Crosslinking"
|October 9, 2015||Graduate Research Updates Seminar||Qiuchen (Amy) Zheng, Graduate Student, "Elucidation of the Mechanism for the Inhibition of Insulin Fibril Formation by Rosmarinic Acid"
Qingzhe (Mark) Tan, Graduate Student, "MaxFlux-Probabilistic Roadmap algorithm for Optimal Reaction Pathway of Trp-cage"
Linshu Wang, Gradaute Student, "Towards Hydrazine-Functionaliszed Peptides as Potential Lysyl Oxidase Inhibitors"
|Thursday, October 15, 2015||Swarna Basu, Ph.D., Susquehanna University||"Substituted Fluorenones: Solvatochromism and Photochemistry"|
|October 23, 2015||Lynmarie Thompson, Ph.D., Umass Amherst||"Mechanisms of Transmembrane Signaling by Chemotaxis Receptors: Structure and Dynamics by NMR and HDX-MS"|
|October 30, 2015||Graduate Reseach Updates Seminar||
Michael Rierdon, Graduate Student, "Syntheses of Anti-MRSA Dolabellane Alcohol and Molecular Probe for SEVI"
|Saturday, October 31, 2015
|26th Annual Harry C. Allen, Jr. Symposium
"Materials for Energy Storage"
Steve Greenbaum, Ph.D., Department of Physics & Astronomy, Hunter College of CUNY, "Battery Materials Science through
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance"
|November 6, 2015||Kevin Kittilstved, Ph.D., Umass Amherst||"Revealing the mechanism of substitutional doping in molecular clusters and nanocrystals"|
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
|Rhady Sorm, Biochemistry Graduate Student, Clark University||Master's Defense
"Biophysical Effects of Polyphenols on Model-Membrane-Mediated Aβ42 Self-Assembly"
|November 13, 2015||Ron Grimm, Ph.D., Worcester Polytechnic Institute||"Methyl-terminated silicon microwire arrays for solar fuels applications: Surface structure, stability, and performance"|
|November 20, 2015||Graduate Reseach Updates Seminar||
Joshua Boykin, Graduate Student, "Synthesis and Exfoliation of Layered Niobates using Microwave Assisted Grafting Reactions.”
|November 25-27th||Thanksgiving Break||No seminar|
Thursday, December 3, 2015
|Hanzhong (Fido) Liu, Chemistry Graduate Student, Clark University||"Solvent effect on protein folding and network representation of folding kinetics"|
|February 6, 2015||Graduate Research Updates Seminar||Kai Peng,
Graduate Student, "Mass Spectrometry Study of Lysyl Oxidase"
Hanzhong (Fido) Liu, Graduate Student, “Comparing of two Clustering Methods Based on Inherent Structure and RMSD”
Jia (Will) Wei, Graduate Student, “Synthesis via ROMP of Polycyclobutene diblock Copolymers and their Applications as Water-Free Proton Conducting Membranes for Fuel Cells”
|February 20, 2015||
Sarita Nellutla, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Department of Chemical Sciences,
Conant Science and Mathematics Building, Bridgewater State University
|"Application of EMR spectroscopy in Magnetic Materials"|
|February 27, 2015||Graduate Research Updates Seminar||
Josh Boykin, Graduate Student, “Exfoliation of Layered Niobates using an Alkoxylated Intermediate”
|March 13, 2015||Graduate Research Updates Seminar||Valerie Ivancic, Graduate Student, “NMR Studies of Amyloid-Small-Molecule Complexes”
Qingzhe (Mark) Tan, Graduate Student,“Application of Diffusion Maps as a Dimensionality Reduction Tool on Trp-Cage”
Linshu Wang, Graduate Student, “Towards Hydrazine-Functionalized Peptides as Potential Lysyl Oxidase Inhibitors”
|March 20, 2015||Leslie Matthews-Griner, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research ‒ Oncology, Cambridge, MA||"Epigenetic Characterization of Prostate Cancer Stem Cells"|
March 27, 2015
|Graduate Research Updates Seminar||Jeff Monroe, Graduate Student, “Investigation of a Well Isolated 2D-Quantum Heisenberg Antiferromagnet”
Qiuchen (Amy) Zheng, Graduate Student, “Elucidating the effects of small molecules and disulfide bonds on amyloid
formation by insulin”
|Tuesday, April 7, 2015||Second Year Research Seminar||
Valerie Ivancic, Graduate Student, "Detection and biological significance of Hoogsteen base pairs in DNA"
|Thursday, April 9, 2015||Qingzhen (Mark) Tan||“Replica Exchange and its Applications in the Study
of Phase Transition”
April 10, 2015
|Linshu Wang, Graduate Student, Department of Chemistry, Clark University||
Second Year Seminar
|April 17, 2015||Ryan Murelli, Ph.D., Department of Chemistry, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY||"New Synthetic Methods and Strategies for Drug Discovery and Development"|
|April 24, 2015||Biochemistry Honors Seminar||Elizabeth Severson, Biochemistry Honors Student,
"Studies of the Structure and Inhibition of Lysyl Oxidase"
Yadana Khin, Biochemistry Honors Student, "Effects of Light-Emitting Diodes on the Light Harvesting System of Green Photosynthetic Bacteria"
|August 29, 2014||Dr. Erik Berda, Department of Chemistry, University of New Hampshire||"Single-Chain Nanoparticles: Synthesis of Nano-Scale Architectures by Manipulating Discrete Macromolecules"|
|September 12, 2014||Dr. Robert Kane, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Baylor University||"Improving Vaccines and Islet Transplants Using Synthetic Chemistry"|
|September 19, 2014||Jia (Will) Wei, Graduate Student, Department of Chemistry, Clark University||
|September 26, 2014||Graduate Research Updates Seminar||Kai Peng, Graduate Student, Clark University
"Update of Lysyl Oxidase Research"
Xiaorui (Sean) Chen, Graduate Student, Clark University
"Study of Ion Conducting Materials using Multifunctioal Phase-Separated Block Copolymers"
Hanzhong (Fido) Liu, Graduate Student, Clark University
"Comparing Two Clustering Methods Based on Inherent Structure and RMSD"
|October 17, 2014||Li-Qiong Wang, Department of Chemistry, Brown University||"Probing Structures and Porosity of Electrode Materials in Li Ion Battery"|
|October 24, 2014||Graduate Research Updates Seminar||Jia (Will) Wei, Graduate Student, Clark University
"Block Copolymer Synthesis of Triazole-Bearing Cyclobutenes via Ring Opening Metathesis Polymerization"
Joshua Boykin, Graduate Student, Clark University
"Microwave Assisted Alkoxylation of Layered Niobates as a Route Towards Exfoliation"
Michael Reardon, Graduate Student, Clark University
"Synthesis of Anti-MRSA Dolabellane Alcohol"