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  • Until now, no toxin had been found in 132 years of study for the deadly pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which infects 9 million people a year and kills more than 1 million. The novel toxin induces necrotic cell death of macrophages to help the tuberculosis pathogen escape and spread to other cells.Despite 132 years of study, no toxin had ever been found for the deadly pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which infects 9 million people a year and kills more than 1 million. Now, Michael Niederweis, Ph.D., professor of microbiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and colleagues have described the first known...

Department of Chemistry Seminars Fall Semester 2015
Venue: CHEM 101 - 901 14th Street South at 11:00 A.M.
Day   Speaker Talk Title
August 24 - classes start  
9/10  Thu     Reza A. Ghiladi, PhD, Department of Chemistry, North Carolina State University                                                                    - The Role of Porphyrins in Biology: From Protein Biochemistry to Antimicrobial Materials                                                                   
9/17  Thu   David Schneider, PhD, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, UAB

- Mechanism of Nucleotide Addition by RNA Polymerase I: How can we describe it and why should anyone care?
9/24  Thu   Daniel A. Savin, PhD, Department of Chemistry, University of Florida

- Bottom-up Design in Responsive Polypeptide-based Block Polymer Assemblies
10/01  Thu   Igor Alabugin, PhD, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Florida State University

- Three stories starting with a triple bond: Design of alkyne reactions for DNA-photocleavage, bioorthogonal click chemistry and construction of graphene nanoribbons
10/08  Thu   David M. Lynn, PhD, Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison

- Design of Soft Material Interfaces: From 'Conventional' to 'Covalent' Assembly
10/15  Thu   Elfi Kraka, PhD, Department of Chemistry, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Southern Methodist University, Dallas,TX

- Criteria for an active catalyst

10/22  Thu   R. Karl Dieter, PhD, Department of Chemistry, Clemson University - Synthetic Methods:  Serendipity and Design

10/29  Thu   John Pascal, PhD, University of Montreal, Canada - Regulation of Poly(ADP-ribose) Polymerases during the Cellular Response to DNA damage

11/12  Thu   Suzanne E. Lapi, PhD, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine

11/19  Thu   James Shorter, PhD, University of Pennsylvania

- Protein Disaggregases to Counter Human Disease

(venue TBA)
  Karen G. Fleming, PhD, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Thomas C. Jenkins Department of Biophysics, Johns Hopkins University - Special Seminar Series: Outstanding Women in Science - Karen Fleming
December 11 - classes end