Chemistry Seminars Spring 2015

Department of Chemistry Seminars Spring Semester 2015
Venue: CHEM 101 - 901 14th Street South at 11:00 A.M.
Day   Speaker Talk Title
January 5 - classes start  
1/15  Thu     Dr. Jesse D. Carrick, Department of Chemistry, Tennessee Tech University                                                                    - Experiential Investigations in Organic Synthesis                                                                     
1/22  Thu   Dr. David M. Ferguson, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Minnesota - Toll-like receptor 7/8-based adjuvants for immunotherapy
1/26  Mon
CHEM 101
  Dr. Richard Dluhy, Department of Chemistry, University of Georgia - SERS-Based Biophotonics. Using Nanomaterials as Spectroscopic Biosensors
1/29  Thu   Dr. Bryan D. Cox, Emory University Chemistry Department - Discovery and Structural Characterization of Triple-Target Anti-HIV-1 Agents
2/5  Thu   Dr. Nathan I. Hammer, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Mississippi - Accurate Descriptions of the Effects of Noncovalent Interactions and Excess Charge on Nitrogen Containing Heterocyclic Molecules
2/12  Thu   Dr. Matthew Disney, Scripps Florida, RNA-directed drug design - Sequence-based design of small molecules targeting RNA
2/16  Mon
3:30-4:30 CHEM 101
  Dr. Fraser Fleming, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh PA, Program Director, Division of Chemistry, National Science Foundation, Arlington VA - Strategic Alkylations of Metalated Nitriles and Isonitriles
2/19  Thu   Dr. Christopher J. Easley, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Auburn University - Nanoliter-Scale Protein Quantification in Biological Matrices using DNA Annealing and Melting
2/26  Thu   OPEN  
3/5  Thu   Dr. Norbert J. Pienta, Department of Chemistry, University of Georgia - Using Technology to Study Student Problem Solving
3/12  Thu   Dr. Eric J. Enemark, Structural Biology, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - The MCM helicase: unwinding without becoming unraveled
3/19  Thu
10:00-11:00 a.m.
CHEM 320
Ms. Zhengrong Yang, Graduate Student, Dept of Chemistry, UAB, FINAL DEFENSE

- Domain interactions and structural cooperativity in two classes of drug targets, investigated by differential scanning calorimetry: I. ABC transporters: cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator and P-glycoprotein; II. Bacillus subtilis NAD+ synthetase
3/31  Tue   Mr. Ethan C. Cagle, Graduate Student, Department of Chemistry, UAB - Modern Alchemy: An Inverse Approach to An Ancient Art
3/31  Tue
CTL 243 3:30-7:00 p.m.
  Mr. Reza Farasat, Graduate Student, Department of Chemistry, UAB, FINAL DEFENSE -Solid-Solid Phase Transition Under Nanoconfining Conditions
4/2  Thu   Dr. John M. Gerdes - Senior Research Fellow, Drug Discovery, SRI - Discovery and Development of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Imaging Tracers for Central Nervous System Protein Targets
4/9  Thu   Dr. Brent Koplitz, Department of Chemistry, Tulane University - Using Lasers to Manipulate Timescales in Materials Chemistry
4/16  Thu   Ross Totsch, Graduate Student, Department of Chemistry, UAB - TBA
April 17 - classes end