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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry prides itself on an active and excellent seminar program. Please choose from the links below to see past seminar speakers.

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Department Seminars 2012-2013

Date

Speaker

Host

Title

Sept 4

Guodong Liu
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, North Dakota State University, Fargo

 

Nucleic Acid-Based Lateral Flow  Biosensors for Biomedical and Environmental Applications

Sept 6

Ameeta Kelekar
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Sangita Sinha

A novel mechanism for metabolic reprogramming in proliferating T leukemia cells and thymocytes

 

Sept 13

Angel A. Marti
Department of Chemistry, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Sivaguru Jayaraman

Light Switching Complexes, Neurodegenerative Diseases and Amyloid Aggregates: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Sept 27

Felix N. Castellano
Department of Chemistry, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

Wenfang Sun

Molecular Inorganic Photonics

 

Oct 25

Luke M. Rice
Department of Biochemistry, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas

Chris Colbert and Center for Protease Research

Conformation-Based Mechanisms in a Microtubule Polymerase

 

Nov 1

Jeremy E. Wulff
Department of Chemistry, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Pinjing Zhao

Wherefore Rigidity? Building the Case for Structural Complexity in Neuraminidase Inhibitors

Nov 8

Ranjit Koodali
Department of Chemistry, University of South Dakota,Vermillion

Mukund Sibi

Cubic Periodic Mesoporous Materials

 

Nov15

Qianli (Rick) Chu
Department of Chemistry, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks

Mukund Sibi

Construction of Nano-structures Using Symmetric Molecules as Building Blocks

Nov 29

Tamar Seideman
Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

Svetlana Kilina

Current-Driven Dynamics in Molecular-Scale Electronics

Dec 3

Dorothee Vinga Szabo
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute for Applied Materials, Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany

Kent Rodgers

Nanoparticles for Energy Relevant Applications: Li-ion Battery and Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

Dec 6

Juan Manuel Ortiz-Sanchez
Institute for Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Svetlana Kilina

Two Applications of Accelerated Molecular Dynamics: Drug Design & Photophysical Properties

Jan 24

Michael Sehorn
Department of Genetics and Biochemistry, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina

Greg Cook and Center for Life Sciences

Mechanism of Homologous Recombination

 

Jan 29

Kirill A. Velizhanin
Physics of Chemistry and Materials (T-1), Theoretical Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico

Svetlana Kilina

“Defects” in Low-Dimensional Materials: From Multiple Exciton Generation in Semiconductors to Thermodynamics of Adsorbates on Graphene.

 

Jan 31

Kenneth Christensen
Department of Chemistry, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina

Greg Cook and Center for Life Sciences

Spectroscopic Probes and Sensors for Analysis of Live Cells

 

Feb 7

Gregory K. Friestad
Department of Chemistry, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Mukund Sibi

Taming Free Radicals and Carbocations for Asymmetric Synthesis of Bioactive Compounds

 

Feb 19

David Liu
Penn State Cancer Institute, Penn State Neuroscience Institute, and The Department of Neural and Behavioral Sciences, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, University Park, Pennsylvania

Kent Rodgers

Mechanism of ATF5 to Promote Cancer-specific Cell Survival

 

Feb 21

John Wilkinson
Department of Biochemistry, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Kent Rodgers

Bringer of Death, Giver of Life: the Dueling Personalities of Apoptosis Inducing Factor

 

Feb 28
11:00 am

Matthew Gage
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ

Kent Rodgers

Intrinsically Disordered Proteins:  Understanding Function in the Absence of Structure

 

Feb 28

Roxanne A. Vaughan
Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Grand Forks

Sangita Sinha and Center for Protease Research

Dopamine Transporter Structure and Regulation in Drug Abuse and Disease

 

Mar 4
2:00 pm
FLC 124

Stefan Vetter
Pharmaceutical Sciences, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND

Kent Rodgers

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Understanding the Molecular Mechanisms of the Receptor for Advanced Glycation Endproducts

Mar 7
11:00 am

Mi Hye Song
Department of Biological Sciences, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI

Kent Rodgers

Mechanisms of Centrosome Assembly and its Link to the Cell Cycle

Mar 7

Derek Gates
Department of Chemistry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Seth Rasmussen

P=C Bonds in Polymer Science and Catalysis

 

Mar 21

John Gladysz
Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University, Collage Station, Texas

Pinjing Zhao

From Molecular Gyroscopes to Homeomorphic Isomerization: Molecules that Turn Themselves Inside-Out

Mar 28

Rajendra Prasad
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

Sangita Sinha

MULTIDRUG TRANSPORTERS IN CLINICAL DRUG RESISTANCE

Apr 4

Fedor M. Rudakov
Center for Engineering Science Advanced Research (CASER), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Tennessee

Svetlana Kilina

Molecular Structure and Dynamics Probed by Photoionization out of Rydberg States

 

Apr 11

John B. Asbury
Department of Chemistry, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Svetlana Kilina

Quantum Confinement, Materials and Molecules: Pathways to High Efficiency Solution Processable Solar Cells

Apr 18

Guodong Du
Department of Chemistry, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks

Mukund Sibi

Chiral Amido-Oxazolinate Zinc Complexes for Production of Biocompatible Polycarbonates and Polylactides

Apr 25

Richard G. Weiss
Department of Chemistry, Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Sivaguru Jayaraman

Simple Molecules and Simple Chemistry Yield Complex Materials Through Self-Assembly

 

Apr 30

Ryan D. McCulla
Department of Chemistry, Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO

Pinjing Zhao and Sivaguru Jayaraman

Developing O(3P) as an Oxidative Probe for Biological Systems

 

May 2

Barry C. Thompson
Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California, Los Angelses, CA

Seth Rasmussen

Optimization of Binary and Ternary Blend Organic Solar Cells

 

May 13
3:00 pm

Toshiaki Murai
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering, Gifu University, Japan

Mukund Sibi

Thiocarbonyls: Key Species for New Reactions and Functional Molecules

 

     

Department Seminars 2011-2012

Date

Speaker

Host

Title

Aug 11
3:00 pm

Artëm E. Masunov
Nanoscience Technology Center, Department of Chemistry, Department of Physics, University of Central Florida, Orlando

Svetlana Kilina

Prediction of Heisenberg Exchange Constants in Manganese Dinuclear Complexes (Magnet Wheel) Using Density Functional Theory and Hubbard Model (DFT+U)

Sept 8

Glenn Dorsam
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, North Dakota State University, Fargo

 

The Signaling Axis of Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide: The “Rosetta Stone” for Communication between the Nervous and Immune Systems

Sept 14

Gregory B. Dudley
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida State University, Tallahassee

Greg Cook

Alkyne Chemistry: New Strategies and Tactics

Sept 15

Edwin F. (Ned) Ladd
Department of Physics & Astronomy, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

Greg Cook

Why Aren't There More Stars? The Battle Against Gravity in our Galaxy's Stellar Nurseries

Sept 22

Hong Shen
Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Merck Research Laboratories, Rahway, NJ

Pinjing Zhao

Niacin Receptor Agonists as Potential Therapeutic Agents for Cardiovascular Diseases

Oct 13

Nathan Silvernail
Pittsburg Paint and Glass, Inc.

Kent Rodgers

Science and Technology at PPG Industries

Oct 20

W. Robert Scheidt
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame, Indiana

Kent Rodgers

Nitric Oxide & Hemes from Toxic Gas to NRVS

 

Oct 27

Victor Batista
Department of Chemistry, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Svetlana Kilina

Studies of Oxomanganese Complexes for Natural and Artificial Photosynthesis

 

Oct 28
1:00 pm
MU-Hidatsa

Nadia Carlesso, MD, PhD
Department of Pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis

Glenn Dorsam and Center for Protease Research

Notch in the Niche: Hematopoietic Stem Cells and their Bone Marrow Niche in Inflammation and Disease

Nov 10

Michael J. Serpe
Department of Chemistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

Guodong Liu

Color Tunable Photonic Materials from Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) Microgels: Unique Opportunities for Biosensing

 

Nov 17

Dagmar Ringe
Departments of Biochemistry and Chemistry, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts

Sangita Sinha and Center for Protease Research

Structural Biology of Unstable Proteins

Dec 1

Ekaterina Badaeva
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, North Dakota State University, Fargo

Svetlana Kilina and Center for Protease Research

Tuning Photophysics of Bipyridyl Platinum(II) Bisstilbenylacetylide Complexes by Auxiliary Substituents: A TD-DFT Study

 

Jan 6
3:00 pm

John H. Lee, MD-FACS
Sanford Cancer Research Center, Sanford ENT-Head and Neck Surgery, Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota, Sioux Falls

Mukund Sibi

Determining the Mechanism of Immune-Related Clearance and Developing New Therapies for HPV-Related Cancers

 

Jan19

David A. Pearce
Sanford Children’s Health Research Center, Sanford Research USD, Department of Pediatrics, Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota, Sioux Falls

Sangita Sinha

Yeast and Mouse Models for Childhood Diseases

 

Feb 2

Thomas Livinghouse
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Montana State University, Bozeman

Gregory Cook

New Cationic and Metal Mediated Cyclization Reactions for the Synthesis of Natural Products and Related Compounds

Feb 23

Nivaldo J. Tro
Department of Chemistry, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, California

Denley Jacobson

Science Literacy: A Source of Happiness

 

Mar 1

Olexandr Isayev
Environmental Laboratory, US Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg, MS

Svetlana Kilina

Molecular Modeling at Frontiers of Environmental Science

 

Mar 6
3:00 pm
Ladd 114

Vadim J. Gurvich, PhD, MBA
Medicinal Chemistry Department, Institute for Therapeutics Discovery & Development, College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota

Yonghua Yang and Center for Protease Research

ITDD: Drug Discovery and Development Engine of the University of Minnesota

Mar 8

Kirk S. Schanze
Department of Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville

M. Erkan Kose

Conjugated Polyelectrolytes: Fundamental Properties and Applications to Solar Energy Conversion

 

Mar 15

Russell Schmehl
Department of Chemistry, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana

Wenfang Sun

Excited State Reactivity of Square Planar Pt(II) Complexes: Development of Multi-Electron Photoredox Systems

Mar 29

Robert McKenna
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville

Chris Colbert

Past, Present and Future Structure-function Studies of Carbonic Anhydrase

 

Apr 5

Michael S. Strano
Department of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

Svetlana Kilina

New Concepts in Molecular and Energy Transport within Carbon Nanotubes: Near Infrared Sensors, Resonant Ion Channels, and Thermopower Waves

Apr 12

Adam R. Urbach
Department of Chemistry, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas

Sivaguru Jayaraman

Targeting the Terminus to Achieve Site-Selective Molecular Recognition of Peptides and Proteins

Apr 19

Lei Zhu
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The Florida State University, Tallahassee

Pinjing Zhao

Chelation-Assisted, Copper(II) Acetate-Accelerated Azide-Alkyne Cycloaddition

Apr 26

Marvin J. Miller
George and Winifred Clark Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame, Indiana

Greg Cook

Organic Syntheses and Utilization of Microbial Iron Assimilation Processes for the Development of New Antibiotics

 

May 3

Challa V. Kumar
Department of Chemistry, University of Connecticut, Storrs

Sivaguru Jayaraman

DNA-Based Nanomaterials

 

May 10
Ladd 114

Dennis R. Dean
Department of Biochemistry, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blackburg, VA

Chris Colbert; Dean’s Office, College of Science and Mathematics and Cooperative Sponsorship Committee

Assembly of Complex and Simple Iron-Sulfur Clusters

 

May 17

Charles E. Dann III
Department of Chemistry, Indiana University, Bloomington

Sangita Sinha

Targeted Drug Delivery: Structural Basis for Folate and Antifolate Trafficking via the Human Folate Receptors

May 22

Joshua Telser
Department of Biological, Chemical and Physical Sciences, Roosevelt University, Chicago, Illinois

Kent Rodgers

EPR Investigations of Cytochromes P450: The Search for the Elusive P450 Compound I

 

Aug 16
Ladd 114

Qilong Shen
Key Laboratory of Organofluorine Chemistry, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Science, Shanghai, China

Pinjing Zhao

Copper-Mediated Fluoroalkylation of Aryl Boronic Acids

 

     

Department Seminars 2010-2011

Date

Speaker

Host

Title

Aug 12
3:00 pm

C. Martin Lawrence
Chemistry & Biochemistry Department, Montana State University, Bozeman

Sangita Sinha
and Dean's Office, College of Science and Math

CRISPR/Cas, the Prokaryotic Adaptive Immune System

Aug 30

Seth C. Rasmussen
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, North Dakota State University, Fargo

 

Plastic Electronics: 10+ Years of New Conjugated Organic Materials

Aug 31

J. Sivaguru
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, North Dakota State University, Fargo

 

Fun With Photons in the Sivagroup@NDSU
Selective Light Induced Reactions in Solution and in Water Soluble Nano-containers

Sep 1

Wenfang Sun
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, North Dakota State University, Fargo

 

Platinum terdentate/bidentate Complexes as Broadband Nonlinear
Absorbing Materials and Optical Sensors

Sep 23

David R. McMillin
Department of Chemistry, Purdue University

Wenfang Sun

The Binding of Sterically Friendly Di-Cationic Porphyrins to DNA Platforms

Oct 7

John D. Lipscomb
Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Christopher Colbert

Natural Product Antibiotic Biosynthesis: Two New Roles for Diiron Monooxygenases

 

Nov 4

Alan S. Goldman
Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology,
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Pinjing Zhao

Activation of C-H Bonds and Catalysis by Pincer-Iridium Complexes

Nov 18

Mavis Agbandje-McKenna
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Florida, Gainesville

Sangita Sinha

Structural Virology: Building a 4D Toolkit for Annotating Essential Steps in a Viral Life Cycle

Jan 27

Sergei Y. Ponomarev
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Massachusetts

Svetlana Kilina

Computational Prediction and Analysis of the DR6-NAPP Interaction: Implications for Alzheimer's Disease Research

Feb 10
VanEs 101

Jonathan D. Geiger
Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacology, Physiology & Therapeutics, UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Mukund Sibi and Center for Protease Research

Role of Adenosine in the Anti-Convulsant Effects of a Ketogenic Diet

Feb 17

Paul M. Barron
Department of Chemistry, University of Nebraska – Lincoln

Graduate Student Association

DIRECTING THE SELF-ASSEMBLY OF PORPHYRIN PADDLEWHEEL FRAMEWORKS

Feb 24

Christopher W. Cairo
Department of Chemistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

Christopher Colbert

Structure, specificity, and inhibition of the glycolipid-specific neuraminidase 3 (NEU3)

Mar 10

X. Peter Zhang
Department of Chemistry, University of South Florida, Tampa

Pinjing Zhao

Metalloradical Catalysis for Stereoselective Carbene and Nitrene Transfers

Mar 14
10:30 am

H. Surya Prakash Rao
Department of Chemistry, Dean, School of Physical, Chemical and Applied Sciences, Pondicherry University, India

Sivaguru Jayaraman

Application of Ketene Acetals in Heterocyclic Synthesis

Mar 24

Tom G. Driver
Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Chicago

Pinjing Zhao

Transition Metal-Catalyzed Synthesis of N-Heterocycles from Azides
Relationship between Mechanism and Metal

Mar 30
3:30 pm

Frank Millett
Chemistry and Biochemistry Department; Director, NCRR Center for Protein Structure & Function, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Mukund Sibi and Center for Protease Research

Design of Photoactive Ruthenium Complexes to Study Biological Electron Transfer

Mar 31

John E. Johnson
D
epartment of Molecular Biology, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA

Sangita Sinha and Center for Protease Research

Biophysical Studies of Virus Particles and their Maturation: Insights into Elegantly Programmed Nano-machines 

Apr 5

Junjun Shan
Postdoctoral Researcher in the Burghaus group, North Dakota State University

Uwe Burghaus

The Interactions of Water and Hydrogen with Nickel Surface

Apr 7

Mark Thompson
Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

M. Erkan Kose

New Materials and Insights for Organic Solar Cells

Apr 14

Julia Xiaojun Zhao
Department of Chemistry, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks

Guodong Liu

Silica-based Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Properties and Applications

Apr 19

Francisco Zaera
Department of Chemistry, University of California, Riverside

Uwe Burghaus

Self-Assembly Synthesis of Heterogeneous Catalysts with Novel Nanoarchitectures and Improved Selectivities

Apr 21

F. Wayne Outten
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of South Carolina, Columbia

Christopher Colbert

The SufBCD complex: A cellular forge for Fe-S cluster assembly

Apr 26

Janice K. Huwe
United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Biosciences Research Laboratory, Fargo, ND

Mukund Sibi

High resolution GC-high resolution MS analysis of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in U.S. foods: Levels, trends, and implications for human exposure

Apr 28

Andrei G. Kutateladze
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Denver

Sivaguru Jayaraman

Photoassisted Diversity-Oriented Synthesis

May 5

Malcolm D. E. Forbes
Department of Chemistry, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Sivaguru Jayaraman

Fun Facts about Triplet States: The Photochemistry of Nanocrystalline Ketones

 

May 6
3:00 pm
Van Es 101

Malcolm Campbell
Davidson College, North Carolina

Erika Offerdahl and co-hosts, Jenni Momsen and Lisa Montplaisir; Biological Sciences

Synthetic Biology in an Organic World Spawns Reengineered Teaching

May 19
3:00 pm

Kathryn A. Thomasson
Chemistry Department, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks

Svetlana Kilina

Protein-Protein and Protein-Ligand Interactions: a Brownian Dynamics Approach

June 9
3:00 pm

Keith Henry
Department of Pharmacology, Physiology, & Therapeutics; University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Grand Forks

Sangita Sinha

Defining Cocaine Binding at the Human Dopamine Transporter Using Irreversible Ligands: A Computational and Biochemical Study.

June16
3:00 pm
Ladd 107

Andra R. Frost
School of Medicine, The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Mukund Sibi and Center for Protease Research

Targeting Gli1 and Gli-mediated Transcription in ERα Negative and Triple Negative Breast Cancer

June23
3:00 pm
Ladd 107

Katharine J. Covert
Division of Chemistry, National Science Foundations

Uwe Burghaus

Sustainable Chemistry and Sustaining Chemistry

July 15
3:00 pm
Ladd 107

Takahiko Akiyama
Department of Chemistry, Gakushuin University Tokya, Japan

Greg Cook

Recent Progress on the Chiral Phosphoric Acid Catalysis

       

 

 

 

Department Seminars 2009-2010

Date

Speaker

Host

Title

Aug 25

Katsunori Tanaka
Department of Chemistry Osaka University, Japan

Greg Cook

A New Strategy in Synthetic Biology: From Enzyme Inhibition, Natural Products Synthesis to PET Imaging by 6-pi-Azaelectrocyclizations

Sep 15

Angie Rizzino
Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and Allied Diseases University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha

Glenn Dorsam,
Center for Protease Research

Transcription Factors that Orchestrate the Self-Renewal and Pluripotency of Embryonic Stem Cells Function as Molecular Rheostats

Sep 17

Tarek Sammakia
University of Colorado, Boulder

Mukund Sibi

Progress Towards the Total Synthesis of Diazonamide A

Oct 1

Adam Hoppe
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, South Dakota State University, Brookings

Kent Rodgers

Imaging Signaling Biochemistry in Living Cells by Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer

Oct 8

Alexei Novikov
Department of Chemistry, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks

Mukund Sibi

Studies in Organic Synthesis: Plakortethers and C-H Insertion on Sulfonates

Oct 15

Malika Jeffries-EL
Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University

Seth Rasmussen

Synthesis of Novel Conjugated Polymers Based on Benzobisazoles

Nov 5

Larry R. Pederson
Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE), North Dakota State University

Seth Rasmussen

Energy Materials - Past, Present and Future

Nov 19

D. Tyler McQuade
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida State University, Tallahassee

Pinjing Zhao

New Catalytic Methods: A Systems Approach

Nov 24

David B. Rusterholz
Chemistry Department, University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Kent Rodgers

Design and Synthesis of TRPV1 Antagonists: Potential Analgesic Agents

Dec 7

Conrado Aparicio
Dept of Restorative Sciences, MN Dental Research Center for Biomaterials and Biomechanics, School of Dentistry, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

John Bagu
David L. Wells, Manufacturing Engineering

Multi-Functional Surfaces for Biomedical Implants. Immobilizing Synthetic Biomolecules on Biometals

Jan 11

Ilya A. Balabin
Department of Chemistry, Duke University, Durham, NC

John Hershberger

How do protein structure and fluctuations control biological electron transfer? Pathway Dynamics and Reaction Rates.

Jan 14

Svetlana V. Kilina
Lost Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM

John Hershberger

Simulations of Self-assembled Soft Materials: DNA Adsorbents on Metallic and Carbon Nanotube Surfaces

Jan 19

Erin R. Johnson
Department of Chemistry, Duke University, Durham, NC 

John Hershberger

Dispersion Interactions in Density-Functional Theory

Jan 21

Jingzhi Pu
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

John Hershberger

Coupling Mechanisms in F1-ATPase

Jan 28

Debashis Dutta
Department of Chemistry, University of Wyoming, Laramie

Guodong Liu

Sub-micrometer Scale as Supports for Membrane Structures in Microfluidic Devices

Feb 11

Michael Rubin
Department of Chemistry, Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis, University of Kansas, Lawrence

Pinjing Zhao

Diastereoconvergent Route toward Donor-Acceptor Cyclopropanes via Formal Substitution Reaction

Feb 18

Alex Brown
Department of Chemistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

Uwe Burghaus

Designing Biofluorophores: Can Computational Chemistry Help?

Mar 4

Youngjae You
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, South Dakota State University

Rajesh Murthy, Center for Protease Research

Photodynamic Therapy: The Unique Approach for Cancer Treatments using Low Energy Light, Non-toxic Photosensitizer, and Oxygen

Mar 11

Emmanuel Lacote
Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Institut Parisien de Chimie Moleculaire, Paris, France

Mukund Sibi

HYBRID ARCHITECTURES: DESIGN AND APPLICATIONS

Apr 8

Mihaela C. Stefan
Department of Chemistry, The University of Texas at Dallas 

Seth Rasmussen

Semiconducting Polymers for Organic Photovoltaics

Apr 15

Angel Kaifer
Department of  Chemistry, University of Miami, Florida

Sivaguru Jayaraman

Can Supramolecular Chemistry Rival Biology?

Apr 22

Leonard R. MacGillivray
Department of Chemistry, The University of Iowa

Sivaguru Jayaraman

Crystal Engineering Covalent Bonds

Apr 27

Peter C. Ford
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California at Santa Barbara

Wenfang Sun

Polychromophoric Complexes for the Photochemical Delivery of Physiologically Active Agents

Apr 29

Patricia A. Thiel
Iowa State University, Department of Chemistry and Ames Laboratory

Uwe Burghaus

Shape-shifting Surfaces, and their Abettors: Coinage Metals Plus Chalcogens

May 6

Leif Abrell
Departments of Chemistry and Soil, Water & Environmental Science, University of Arizona, Tucson

Erika Offerdahl

Measurement of Emerging Contaminants in Regional US Waters in the Presence of Organic Matter-produced Mass Spectrometry Interferences

May 10

Thomas O. Baldwin
College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences, University of California, Riverside

Erika Offerdahl and Dean's Office, College of Science and Math

Bacterial Bioluminescence—Structure and Mechanism of the Luciferase and Overview of the Biological Role of Bioluminescence

May 18

Zhong-Ming Sun
Postdoctoral Researcher in the Zhao Group, North Dakota State University

Pinjing Zhao

Development of New Synthetic Methods Based on Rh-catalyzed Decarboxylation and C-H Activation

May 27

Joseph Provost &
Mark Wallert

Departments of Chemistry & Biosciences, Minnesota State University Moorhead

Sangita Sinha

NHE1 Signaling in Cell Motility and its Role in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Metastasis

Jun 17

Igor  Ovchinnikov
Department of Biology, Forensic Science and Human Genetics, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks

NDSU Forensic DNA Facility

170 Years of the Discovery: From the Engis Child to Neanderthal Genomics

Jun 29

David L. Officer
University of Wollongong, Australia

Chemistry and Biochemistry, Coatings and Polymeric Materials, and Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE)

Developing Multifunctional Electromaterials for Energy-related Applications

Jul 20

Giulietta Smulevich
University of Florence, Italy

Kenton Rodgers

The heme cavity properties of truncated hemoglobins from unicellular organisms

     

Department Seminars 2008-2009

Date

Speaker

Host

Title

Sep 4

D. P. Sarkar
Biochemistry Department, Delhi University, India

D.K. Srivastava

Role of Engineered Sendai Virus in Gene Transfer to Liver Cells: From Basic Science to a Pre-Clinical Experience

Sep 9

Uwe Burghaus
Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology, North Dakota State University

 

From Traditional Surface Chemistry to Nano-Surface-Chemistry

Sep 16

James B. McCarthy
Department of Lab Medicine and Pathology,
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Campus

Mukund Sibi
Center for Protease Research

Epigenetic Regulation of Melanoma Growth and Motility by Melanoma Proteoglycan

Sep 18

Alec M. Wodtke
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Santa Barbara

Uwe Burghaus

Excited Electrons in Interfacial Chemistry

Oct 2

Arthur L. Utz
Department of Chemistry
Tufts University

Uwe Burghaus

Bond-Selective Control of a Heterogeneously Catalyzed Reaction

Oct 6

Louis Fensterbank
Laboratoire de Chimie Organique, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France

Mukund Sibi

New Radical and Organometallic Reactivities for Organic Synthesis

Oct 22

Kiyoshi Tomioka
Department of Synthetic Medicinal Chemistry, Kyoto University, Japan

Mukund Sibi

Hydroamination of Carbon-Carbon Double Bond with Lithium Amide

Oct 30

Reginald Parker
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND

Uwe Burghaus

Interactions in an Organic Photovoltaic Device: Materials, Scale Effects, and E-fields

Nov 6

Dr. James Harynuk
Department of Chemistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

Guodon Liu

Multidimensional Separations - How can we turn data into information?

Nov 20

Jodie Haring - Manager, Core Biology Facility
Rajesh Murthy - Manager, Core Synthesis Facility
Center for Protease Research, North Dakota State

Center for Protease Research

Introducing the Center for Protease Research Core Facilities: Capabilities and Services

Dec 1

Michael T. Klem
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Montana State University, Bozeman

Seth Rasmussen

Biomimetic Synthesis - Going from Proteins to Materials

Dec 4

Xueji Zhang
Science World Precision Instruments, Inc and Department of Chemistry, University of South Florida

Guodon Liu

Nitric oxide Electrochemical Sensors-Research, Development and Commercialization

Dec 8

Peter Boul
NASA Johnson Space Center/ERC Inc. Houston, TX

Seth Rasmussen

Dynamic Materials through Diels-Alder Chemistry

Dec 11

David L. Tierney
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

Kent Rodgers

Metallo-beta-Lactamases: Does Co(II) Do the Same Chemistry as Zn(II)?

Jan 7

Kevin R. Kittilstved
Department of Chimie Physique, Universite of Geneve, Switzerland

Seth Rasmussen

Magnetostructural Correlations of Inorganic Compounds Probed by High-Resolution Spectroscopies

Jan 12

Sangita C. Sinha
Department of Internal Medicine - Infectious Diseases, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas

Mukund Sibi
Center for Protease Research

Evasion of Host Autophagy by gamma-Herpesviruses

Jan 13

Banglin Chen
Department of Chemistry, University of Texas - Pan American, Edinburg, TX

Seth Rasmussen

Metal-Organic Frameworks with Functional Pores for Recognition of Small Molecules

Jan 20

Heather A. Hostetler
Assistant Research Scientist, Department of Veterinary Physiology & Pharmacology, Texas A&M University

Mukund Sibi

Metabolic Implications of PPARα Ligand Interactions

Jan 22

Andrzej Kloczkowski
Baker Center for Bioinformatics and Biological Sciences, Iowa State University and Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Iowa State University

Mukund Sibi

Modeling Structure and Dynamics of Biomolecules

Jan 26

Nina Kovtyukhova
Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University

Seth Rasmussen

Molecular Design and Shaping of Ultrathin Film Systems for Nanoscale Electronics Applications

Jan 27

Douglas R. Hurst
Department of Pathology University of Alabama at Birmingham

Mukund Sibi
Center for Protease Research

Multiple Mechanisms of BRMS1-mediated Metastasis Suppression

Jan 29

Kausiki Datta
Department of Chemistry, Institute of Molecular Biology, University of Oregon, Eugene

Mukund Sibi

Near-UV Spectroscopic Study Reveals the Role of the Nucleic Acid Framework in Regulation of Transcription

Feb 5

Muhammet Erkan Kose
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO

Seth Rasmussen

Conjugated Dendrimers for Organic Photovoltaics

Feb 17

Christopher L. Colbert
Department of Biochemistry, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas

 

Mechanism of Substrate Specificity in Bacillus subtilis ResA, a Thioredoxin-like Protein Involved in Cytochrome C Maturation

Mar 5

Pinjing Zhao
Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology, North Dakota State University

 

Experimental Synthetic Chemistry: A Personal Perspective

Mar 26

Kim Ogden
Chemical and Environmental Engineering Department    University of Arizona

John Hershberger

Biofuel Production in Arid Climates, Is it Feasible?

Mar 27

Manabu Abe
Hiroshima University, Japan

Mukund Sibi
Center for Protease Research

Generation of Long-lived Singlet 1,3-biradicals and their Related Chemistry

Apr 2

Malika Jeffries-EL    Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University

Seth Rasmussen

Synthesis of Novel Conjugated Polymers Based on Benzobisazoles

Apr 7

Gunda I. Georg
Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Institute forTherapeutics Discovery and Development, University of Minnesota -Minneapolis

Mukund Sibi
Center for Protease Research

The Pill for the Male: Where are we?

Apr 9

Rajendra Rathore  Department of Chemistry, Marquette University

Sivaguru Jayaraman

Cofacially-Arrayed Polybenzenoid Nano Structures for Molecular Wires

Apr 16

Miguel Garcia-Garibay
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Sivaguru Jayaraman

Challenges and Opportunities for Chemical Reactivity in the Solid State:  From Solvent  Free Total Synthesis to Materials Science

Apr 21

Donald J. Klocke
Director of Biomanufacturing, Aldevron, Fargo, ND

Glenn Dorsam
Center for Protease Research

Aldevron Seminar

Apr 23

Lyle Isaacs
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Maryland   

Sivaguru Jayaraman

NOR-SECO-CUCURBITURILS

Apr 24

Marilyne Stains
Center of Science and Mathematics in Context (COSMIC), University of Massachusetts, Boston

Erika Offerdahl and Biological Sciences

Classification of Chemical Substances and Reactions: The Effect of Expertise

Apr 30

D. Michael Heinekey   Department of Chemistry, University of Washington, Seattle

Pinjing Zhao  

Coordination Chemistry of Hydrogen: Activation and Storage

May 7

Joseph D. Fontes
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Kansas, School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS

Glenn Dorsam
Center for Protease Research

The Zinc Finger X-linked Duplicated (ZXD) Family of Transcriptional Regulators

 

 

 

Department Seminars 2007-2008

Date

Speaker

Host

Title

Aug 23

Dr. Wei Chen
Department of Physics, University of Texas - Arlington

Wenfang Sun

Nanoparticle Fluorescence Based Technology for Biological Applications

Sep 4

Armido Studer
Organic Chemistry Institute, Muenster University

Mukund Sibi

Cyclohexadienes as Building Blocks and Reagents in Synthesis

Sep 4

Angel Ugrinov
Pennsylvania State University

Sivaguru

Germanium and Arsenic Zintl Anions: Functionalization and Application in Multidimensional Cluster Based Materials

Sep 7

Steffen Jockusch
Department of Chemistry, Columbia University

Jayaraman Sivaguru

Fluorescent Hybridization Probes for Sensitive and Selective DNA and RNA Detection

Sep 19

Alexey Koposov
Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, School of Medicine, University of Minnesota-Duluth

Jayaraman Sivaguru

Chemistry of Hypervalent Iodine: Heterocycles and Pseudoheterocycles

Sep 20

Timothy K. Minton
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Montana State University

Uwe Burghaus

Reaction Dynamics Relevant to Spacecraft in Low-Earth Orbit: Atomic-Oxygen Reactions with Gases and Surfaces

Oct 4

Darin Ulness
Department of Chemistry, Concordia College

Uwe Burghaus

Effects of hydrogen bonding on the ring breathing modes of pyridine and pyridinium

Oct 5

Jodie Haring, Ph.D.
Department of Microbiology, University of Iowa

Sheri Dorsam

The Role of Interferon-g and Interleukin-18 in Regulating Antigen-Specific T Cell Homeostasis after Infection

Oct 11

Konstantin Pokhodnya
Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering, North Dakota State University

Seth Rasmussen

Molecule-based Magnets: synthesis, properties and applications

Oct 25

Peter Budzelaar
Department of Chemistry, University of Manitoba

Pinjing Zhao

Electron Donating and Accepting Properties of the Diiminepyridine Ligand and Some Variations

Nov 8

V. Ramamurthy
Department of Chemistry, University of Miami

Sivaguru Jayaraman

Controlling Photochemistry with Weak Non-Covalent Forces and Confined Spaces

Dec 3

Warwick Belcher
School of Environmental & Life Sciences, University of Newcastle, Australia

Seth Rasmussen

FETs and Photovoltaics: Recent musings on conducting polymer devices at the University of Newcastle

Dec 13

Dr. Tamara Hendrickson
Department of Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University

Mukund Sibi

New Approaches to Study GPI Membrane Anchoring of Proteins

Dec 18

Ana Gupta
Department of Haematology and Oncology, Case Western Reserve University

Sheri Dorsam

Positive feedback regulation of MYCN by CRABP-II In Neuroblastoma

Dec 18

Zhuo Zhang
epartment of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Derek Killilea

Tumorigenicity of the MDM2 Oncogene: Beyond p53

Dec 20

Mary Lynn Johnson
Department of Animal Range and Sciences, Cell Biology Center, North Dakota State University

Sheri Dorsam

Expression of cellular prion protein (PrPC) in sheep uteroplacental tissues: Implications for scrapie transmission

Jan 8

Stuart Haring
Department of Biochemistry, University of Iowa

Derek Killilea

A complex essential for DNA metabolism and cell cycle regulation: Replication Protein A

Jan 10

Michael Morgan
Cell and Cancer Biology Branch, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute

Derek Killilea

TNF-induced activation of a novel Nox1 NADPH Oxidase complex and its role in the induction of necrotic cell death

Jan 15

Sukesh Bhaumik
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Southern Illinois University, School of Medicine

Derek Killilea

Dissecting the regulatory mechanisms of eukaryotic transcriptional activation in vivo

Jan 17

Mary Kay Pflum
Department of Chemistry, Wayne State University

Greg Cook
Center for Protease Research

Chemical Approaches to Monitoring Protein Phosphorylation

Jan 22

Cezary Marcinkiewicz
Department of Neuroscience, Temple University

Mukund Sibi

Regulation of Tumor Progression by the Ligands of alpha9beta1 Integrin

Jan 25

Danny R. Welch
Leonard H. Robinson Professor of Pathology, Professor of Cell Biology and Pharmacology/Toxicology, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Mukund Sibi
Center for Protease Research

Metastasis suppressors provide new options for anti-metastatic therapies

Jan 28

Ericka G. Offerdahl
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, University of Arizona

John Hershberger

Growth in Science Faculty Teaching: The Relationship Between Thoughts and Action

Feb 11

Carl Schiesser
Director - ARC Centre of Excellence for Free Radical and Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, University of Melbourne

Mukund Sibi

Radicals, Selenium, Drugs and Vampires

Feb 28

Jennifer Wilcox
Department of Energy Resources Engineering, Stanford University

Uwe Burghaus

Minimizing Environmental Impacts of Coal-based Energy Generation

Mar 4

Dana Reed
Department of Chemistry University of Minnesota

 

Introduction to Mass Spectrometry: Ionization Methods and Mass Analyzers

Mar 27

Barry Milavetz
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences

Glenn Dorsam Center for Protease Research

Role of HATs and HDACs in the control of SV40 Gene Expression

Apr 3

Donald Branch
Division of Cellular & Molecular Biology, Toronto General Research Institute

Glenn Dorsam Center for Protease Research

The Role of VPAC1 and VPAC2 Neuroendocrine Receptors in HIV-1 Infection

Apr 15

Allan L. Bieber
Instrinsic Bioprobes Inc, Adjunct Professor/Professor Emeritus, Arizona State University

 

Tools for Population Proteomic Studies: Mass Spectrometry, Affinty Capture and Bioreactive Probes

Apr 17

Susan Winandy
Department of Microbiology-Immunology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

Glenn Dorsam Center for Protease Research

Regulation of T Cell Development and Leukemogenesis by Ikaros: Mechanism of Action through Notch

Apr 22

Linda Shimizu
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of South Carolina

Sivaguru Jayaraman

Macrocyclic ureas: A simple building block for supramolecular structures

May 1

Alexander Greer
The City University of New York, Brooklyn College

Sivaguru Jayaraman

Singlet Oxygen Chemistry and Biology in Brooklyn, New York

May 15

Joseph (Kuo-Hsiang) Tang Departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The Ohio State University

Derek Killilea

Structure-Function Studies of DNA Polymerases Responsible for Base Excision Repair

May 22

Sinisa Dovat
Department of Pediatrics, Hematology/Oncology, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Glenn Dorsam

The Role of Zinc Finger Genes in Leukemogenesis

Jun 13

Richard Niles
Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Marshall University, School of Medicine

Mukund Sibi
Center for Protease Research

Vitamin A and Melanoma

     

Department Seminars 2006-2007

Date

Speaker

Host

Title

Aug 24

Gregory R. Cook
Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology, North Dakota State University

 

A Serendipitous Journey on the Allyl Metal Path: The Cook Group: Past, Present and Future

Aug 30

Wenfang Sun
Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology, North Dakota State University

 

Development of novel photonic materials: Synthesis, photophysics and applications

Sep 5

Paul C. Dastoor
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences,University of Newcastle

Seth Rasmussen

Structure and Function: Probing the Role of Morphology in Organic Electronic Devices

Sep 29

Gary A. Lorigan
Miami University

Research I

Solid-state NMR and EPR Studies of Integral Membrane Proteins

Dec 18

Jai-Pil Choi
Department of Chemsitry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Seth Rasmussen

Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence and Gold Nanoparticles for Analytical Chemistry

Jan 8

Paula Hudson
Department of Chemistry, University of Iowa

Seth Rasmussen

The Atmosphere in a Test Tube: Laboratory Studies of Mineral Dust Aerosol

Jan 11

Guodong Liu
Senior Scientiest, Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratyr, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Seth Rasmussen

Nanomaterial-Based Electrochemical Biosensors and Bioassays for Health, Environment and Security Monitoring

Jan 18

Muruganathan Ramanathan
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida State University

Seth Rasmussen

Novel Means of Generating Microscopic Patterns at Air/Liquid and Liquid/Liquid Interfaces

Jan 25

Pinjing Zhao
Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Seth Rasmussen

Insertion and Deinsertion Reactivities Involving Rhodium-Heteroatom Bonds: Structures, Mechanisms and Catalysis

Jan 29

Jia Li
Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials

Seth Rasmussen

Polymerization Catalysis and Soft Lithography

Feb 1

Mario Bieringer
Department of Chemistry, University of Manitoba

Seth Rasmussen

Peeking at Solid State reactions: In Situ Diffraction Studies of Transition Metal Oxides

Feb 1

Timothy Jackson
Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Kenton Rodgers

Modeling Iron-Oxygen Intermediates Using Nonheme Iron Enzymes and Inorganic Complexes

Mar 9

Luke Hanley
Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois, Chicago

Wenfang Sun

Preparation and Analysis of Lead Sulfide Nanocrystal-Polymer Nanocomposite Films for Optoelectronic Applications

Mar 20

Nikolay Gerasimchuk
Department of Chemistry, Missouri State University

Kent Rodgers

Chemistry and Applications of Cyanoximes and Their Metal Complexes

Apr 12

Dr. John J. Stezowski
Department of Chemistry, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Sivaguru

ß-Cyclodextrin Supramolecular Complexes - Self Assembled Entities with a Broad Range of Applications

May 3

Dr. Biaoru Li
Department of Biochemistry
Case Western Reserve University

Derek Killilea

Single cell genetic/genomic analysis--application in molecular pathology and forensic medicine

May 24

Dr. Akio Kamimura
Department of Applied Molecular Bioscience, Graduate School of Medicine, Yamaguchi University, Japan

Mukund Sibi

Use of Conjugate Addition Chemistry for Asymmetric Heterocyclic Syntheses

May 25

Nicholas Lentz
Iowa State University, Ames, IA

 

ESI-MS Studies of Toxic Metal Binding to Histidine Containing Peptides and Measuring Histidine/Metal Ion Binding Energies

 

 

 

Department Seminars 2005-2006

Date

Speaker

Host

Title

Sep 8

Kenton Rodgers
North Dakota State University

 

Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry

Sep 23

Richard D. McCullough
Carnegie Mellon University

 

Nanostructured Conductive Polymers: From Sensors to FETs

Oct 6

Carmen Giiunta
Le Moyne College, Syracuse

 

TBA

Oct 24

Michael Roper
University of Virginia

 

Microfluidic Chips as Integrated Platforms for Biological Measurements

Nov 1

Jeffrey Johnston
Indiana University

Mukund Sibi

The Development of New Reactions and Reagents for Chemical Synthesis:
The Advent of Chiral Proton Catalysis

Nov 14

Janis Louie
University of Utah

Mukund Sibi

The Versatility of Nickel Cycloaddition Catalysts

Nov 15

Eric Brown
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

 

The Development of Copper-Sulfur Chemistry Relevant to Modeling the Active Site of Nitrous Oxide Reductase

Nov 17

Eric Hegg
University of Utah

 

Unraveling the Mystery of Heme A Biosynthesis and Transport

Nov 21

Gregory Kalyuzhny
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

 

Ligand Effects on Optical Properties of CdSe and Gold Nanocrystals

Dec 1

Kara E. Huff Hartz
Carnegie Mellon University

 

Atmospheric Particulate Matter Formation from the Reactions of Ozone with Biogenic Volatile Organic Compounds

Dec 8

James McEvoy
Yale University

 

Coupled Electron Transfer in Metalloproteins

Jan 5

Xial Li
University of Texas

 

Electrochemical Reduction of Dioxygen on Modified Electrode Surfaces

Jan 9

Wes Steiner
Geo-Centers, Inc

 

A Novel Analytical Technology: Atmospheric Pressure Ion Mobility Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (IM (tof) MS

Jan 12

Hamish Christie
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

 

Total Synthesis of Halichlorine, Pinnaic Acid, and Apoptolidin

Jan 17

Kenichi Kuroda
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center

 

Design and Synthesis of Amphiphilic Polymers as Antimicrobials

Jan 19

Jayaraman Sivaguru
Columbia University

 

Controlling Chirality Through Nano-confinement and Non-bonding Interactions In Light Induced Asymmetric Transformations

Jan 26

Brad Nilsson
University of California, Irvine

 

Organic Synthesis Applied to Problems in Chemical Biology

Feb 16

Philip G. Hultin
University of Manitoba

 

Fluorous Chiral Supports for Synthesis — Preparation and Applications of Fluorous Oxazolidinines

Mar 10

William Mattson
Randolph-Macon Woman's College

Red River Valley ACS

Creative Problem Solving for Chemists, Other Scientists and Everyone

Mar 13

Ken Sakai

 

TBA

Mar 30

Doug Stickle
University of Nebraska Medical Center

 

An Overview of Clinical Chemistry

Mar 31

Greg Reinhart
Texas A&M

 

Disentangling the Web of Allosteric Interactions in a Tetrameric Enzyme

Apr 20

Weihong Tan
University of Florida

 

Evolving Molecular Probes from Diseased Cells for Molecular Imaging of Cancer

Apr 20

William F. Carroll, Jr.
OxyChem and past ACS President

Red River Valley ACS

From Garbage to Stuff: How We Recycle Plastics

Apr 27

Jeffry D. Madura
Duquesne University

Emilio Esposito

Interfacial Simulations

May 4

J. Alexander Liddle
Moleculare Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

 

Nanofabrication and Directed Self-Assembly

Mar 16

Graeme R. A. Wyllie
North Dakota State University

Kenton Rodgers

Transient Absorbance Spectroscopy Studies of XO Ligand Rebinding for the Heme Based Oxygen Sensor SmFixL

 

 

 

Department Seminars 2004-2005

Date

Speaker

Host

Title

Aug 19

Seth Rasmussen
North Dakota State University

 

Nitrogen-Functionalized Polythiophenes: The Rasmussen Group Corner of the Conjugated Polymer Universe

Sep 9

T. Keith Hollis
University of California, Riverside

 

Novel Ligand Architectures for Catalysis: Phosphametallocenes & More

Sep 16

Andrei Kutateladze
University of Denver

 

Molecular Assembly and Disassemble: Dithiane, Trithiane and Dithiazane Based Photolabile Scaffolds for Molecular Recognition

Sep 21

Jeff Seeman
Saddlepoint Frontiers and Virginia Tech

Seth Rasmussen and Greg Cook

The Human Side of Organic Chemistry: A Photographic and Video Portrait of Our Motivations, Our Aspirations and Our Heroes

Sep 30

George S. Sheppard
Abbott Pharmaceutical

Mukund Sibi

3-Amino-2-hydroxyamides and Related Compounds as Inhibitors of Methionine Aminopeptidase-2

Oct 1

Yunfeng Lu
Tulane University

 

Building Nanostructured Devices and Intelligent Artificial Systems from Nanoscale Building Blocks

Oct 7

Vincent Rotello
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

 

Nanoparticles: Scaffolds and Building Blocks

Oct 21

Lushi Tan
Merck & Company Pharmacuetical

 

Asymmetric C-C Bond Formation Through SN2 Displacement

Oct 28

Charles B. Mullins
The University of Texas, Austin

 

Reactive Surface Scattering Studies of Supported Gold Nanoclusters

Nov 4

Carl Schiesser
University of Melbourne, Australia

 

The Wizard and the Chiral Tin Man -- Free Radical Adventures in Oz

Nov 17

Kazunori Koide
University of Pittsburgh

 

The Chemistry and Biology of Antitumor Agent FR901464

Dec 6

Vinga Szabo
Institute for Materials Research III

 

Think Small – Fascinating World of Nanomaterials

Dec 9

Cathleen Crudden
Queen's University

 

Asymmetric Synthesis with Transition Metals and Mesoporous Materials

Dec 15

Frank Vogt
Arizona State University

 

Optical Measurement Techniques for Environmental Analytical Chemistry

Jan 13

Cynthia Zoski
Georgia State University

 

Probing Addressable Ultramicroelectrode Arrays with Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy

Jan 20

Michael Johnson
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

Unraveling Disease Mechanisms Using Electrochemical Methods: Application to Huntington’s Disease

Jan 27

Yves St. Pierre
INRS Institute, Quebec

 

New Strategies for the Development of Matrix Metalloproteinase Inhibitors for the Treatment of Cancer and Arthritis

Feb 17

Daniel Cervantes Laurean
South Dakota State University

 

The 20S Proteasome Role in Coping with Oxidative Stress in Skin Cells

Feb 24

Theodore Goodson, III
University of Michigan

 

Investigations of Light Harvesting and Enhanced Nonlinear Optical Properties in Organic Dendrimers and Branched Macromolecules

Mar 1

Richard Holz
Utah State University

 

Co-Catalytic Metallopeptidases as Pharmaceutical Targets

Mar 3

Alvin L. Crumbliss
Duke Universit

 

Iron Transport in Man and Microbes: The BioInorganic Chemistry of Mammalian and Bacterial Transferrins

Mar 7

John Bagu
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

 

Magnetic Resonance Studies of Proteins, Tissues, and Mice

Mar 10

Doina Ganea
Rutgers University

 

Immunosuppressive Neuropeptides: The Dendritic Cell → Treg Axis

Mar 21

Vitaliy Gorbatyuk
University of Connecticut Health Center

 

Enyne Metathesis: Scope, Selectivity and Application

Mar 24

Daesung Lee
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Mukund Sibi

Pairing Little Electrons in Big Molecules. Applications Transition Metal and Biological Chemistry

Mar 29

Ekkehard Sinn
University of Missouri-Rolla

 

Pairing Little Electrons in Big Molecules. Applications Transition Metal and Biological Chemistry

Mar 31

Xini Zhang
Johnson & Johnson

Mukund Sibi

Process Research in Early Drug Development

Apr 7

Georg Schreckenbach
University of Manitob

 

Theoretical Actinide Molecular Science

Apr 18

Royce W. Murray
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Broberg Lecture

Publishing Chemistry: Process, Ethics, Libraries, and the Web

Apr 19

Royce W. Murray
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Broberg Lecture

Chemistry and Electrochemistry of Metal Quantum Dots

Apr 21

Guille Bozzolo
NASA Glenn Research Center

 

Applied Computational Materials Modeling: Theory, Experiment, and Simulations

Apr 25

Helena Malinakova
University of Kansas

 

New Palladium-Mediated Reactions for Asymmetric Organic Synthesis

Mar 3

Michael Kerr
University of Western Ontario

 

The Development of a HOMO-3+2-dipolar Cycloaddition: Application to the Synthesis of nakadomarin A

May 5

Doug Linder
North Dakota State University

 

Fe-N-O Bonding in {FeNO}6 Heme-Thiolate Model Complexes: Implications Toward Reactivity of Coordinated NO

May 12

Troy Wymore
Pittsburgh Supercomuting Center

 

Simulations of Enzyme Reactions using Hybrid Quantum Mechanical/Molecular Mechanical Potentials

May 26

Ted M. Pappenfus
University of Minnesota, Morris

 

Synthesis and Characterization of Organic Materials for Electronic Devices

Jun 9

Jonathan Geiger
University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences

 

Adenosine Receptor Activation Regulates Matrix Metalloproteinase Activity

Jun 13

Gaylen Bradley
Penn State College of Medicine

 

The Biologic Role(s) of the Metalloprotease Meprin b in Mice and Man

July 11

Sunggak Kim
Korea Advanced Inst. of Science & Technology

 

Radical Chemistry

     

Department Seminars 2003-2004

Date

Speaker

Host

Title

Sep 5

Jim Green
University of Windsor

 

Cobalt Stablized Propargyl Dication Equivalents and Cycloheptyne Complexes in Organic Synthesis

Sep 11

Qizhuang Ye
University of Kansas

 

Discovery of Inhibitors for Metal-Substituted Methionine Aminopeptidases by High Throughput Screening

Sep 18

Martin Pomerantz
University of Texas-Arlington

 

Studies of Polythiophenes and Model Systems

Sep 26

Mark S. Gordon
Iowa State University

 

A Cluster-Based Approach to Solvation

Oct 2

Franklin A. Davis
Temple University

 

Asymmetric Synthesis of Amine Derivatives Using Sulfinimines (N-Sulfinyl Imines)

Oct 9

Rich Kjonaas
Indiana State University

 

Triorganozincates and Dilithio Acetoacetate: Novel Carbanion-Type Reagents in an Undergraduate Research Program

Oct 16

Kirk S. Schanze
University of Florida

 

Exciton Transport in Conjugated Polyelectrolytes: Fundamentals and Applications to Biosensors

Oct 28

Qun Treen Huo
NDSU, Polymers and Coatings

 

Monolayer Thin Film Materials and Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Study, and Application

Oct 30

Tom Rauchfuss
University of Illinois

 

Molecular Boxes and their Host-Guest Chemistry

Nov 5

Tris Chivers
University of Calgary, Canada

 

The Imido Ligand in Main Group Element Chemistry: Rings, Radicals and Metal Complexes

Nov 13

David Lewis
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

 

Russian Contributions to the Early Development of Organic Chemistry

Dec 4

Brian Gibney
Columbia University

 

Lessons in Cytochrome Engineering from De Novo Heme Proteins

Dec 8

Dev Arya
Clemson University

 

A Panacea for Targeting Nucleic Acids: The Case for Neomycin

Jan 5

Glenn Dorsam
University of California, San Francisco

 

The Transcriptional Regulation of Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide Receptor - 1 (VPACR-1) by Ikaros

Jan 7

Tiebang Kang
Florida State University

 

The Molecular Mechanism for Intracellular Activation of Human Adamlysin 19/ADAM19

Jan 12

Jayne Garno
National Institute of Standards and Technology

 

A Nanoengineering Approach for Structural Characterization, Nanofabrication, and Properties Measurements at Surfaces

Jan 14

Rui-An Wang
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

 

Cell Signaling-- from Cytoplasm to Nucleus

Jan 15

Daochun Kong
National Institute of Health

 

Initiation of Chromosomal DNA Replication in Yeast Schizosacchromyces pombe and Metazoa

Jan 16

Stephen Miller
Princeton University

 

Small Talk: The Chemical Basis of Interspecies Bacterial Communication

Jan 29

David Berkowitz
Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln

 

Recent Developments at the Interface of Synthetic Organic and Enzymatic Chemistry

Feb 2

Adam Weinglass
University of California, Los Angles

 

Exploring the Structure, Function and Mechanism of Membrane Transport Proteins

Feb 23

Paula Croonquist
University of Minnesota

 

Gene Expression Profiling and Candidate Gene Approach for the Study of Multiple Myeloma

Feb 26

Greg Gillispie
Dakota Technologies, Inc.

 

SNP Genotyping and DNA Hybridization Assays Based on DTI’s Fluorescence Lifetime Technology

Mar 22

Nita J. Maihle
Obstetrics & Gynecology Department of
Yale School of Medicine

 

Soluble EGF/Erb B Receptor Isoforms: Form, Function and Potential Utility as Serum Biomarkers in Cancer Patients

May 12

Christopher J. Petzold
University of California, Berkeley

 

Mass Spectrometric Identification of Phosphorylated and Sulfated Carbohydrates

May 18

Jinhai Wang
North Dakota State University

 

Determination of Surface Active Sites with Vibrational Spectroscopy

May 26

D. Wayne Goodman
Texas A &M University

 

Catalysis by Supported Metal Nanoclusters: What’s New?

Jun 30

Tarasankar Pal
Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India

 

Photochemical Approach to Synthesize Mono- and Bimetallic Nanomaterials for Spectroscopic and Catalytic Application

 

 

 

Department Seminars 2002-2003

Date

Speaker

Host

Title

Sep 16

Michael Harmata
University of Missouri - Columbia

 

From Benzothiazines to 4+3 Cycloaddition Reactions and Beyond

Oct 4

Takeshi Kitahara
University of Tokyo

 

Stereoselective Synthesis of Heterocycles with Remarkable Bioactivities

Oct 11

Rigoberto Advincula
University of Houston

 

Nanostructural Organic and Polymer Materials: From Ultrathin Film to Nanoparticles

Oct 17

Chris Schmid
Eli Lilly and Company

 

A Convergent Kilogram Scale Preparation of PPAR alpha Agonist LY518674. Discovery of a Novel Trazolone Synthesis

Nov 7

Gene Homandberg
University of North Dakota

 

A Model of Osteoarthritis Based on
Amplification of Catabolism by the Damaged Cartilage Matrix

Nov 14

Kenneth Nicholas
University of Oklahoma

 

Transition Metal-Catalyzed Nitrogenation of Unsaturated Hydrocarbons- Adventures and Advances

Nov 18

Huw Davies
University of Buffalo

 

Discovery of New Catalytic Asymmetric Reactions for Organic Synthesis

Nov 21

Piotr Piecuch
Michigan State University

 

New Ideas in Electronic Structure Theory: Method of Moments of Coupled-Cluster Equations

Ded 5

Steven Zimmerman
University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign

 

Supramolecular Polymer Chemistry

Dec 12

Ann Smith
University of Missouri - Kansas City

 

The hemopexin heme transport system: cellular defense against heme-mediated
oxidative stress

Feb 20

Bill Pennington
Clemson University

 

Crystal Engineering through Halogen Bonding

Mar 7

Nabuo Kato
Kyushu University

 

Clarification of Terpenoid Biosynthesis to Provide Derivatives of Parent Natural Products: Fusiccocin Case Study

Mar 13

Judith Burstyn
University of Wisconsin

 

Copper(II) Macrocycles as Synthetic Hydrolases

Mar 20

Tom Hoye
University of Minnesota

 

Powerful Yet Practical 1H NMR Methods for Interrogating Reactions and Deducing Structure

Mar 21

Tom Hoye
University of Minnesota

 

Strategies for Natural Product Synthesis

Mar 21

Roger Anderson
University of California - Santa Cruz

 

Achromatic lenses for polar molecules: mass spectroscopy without ionization”

Apr 3

Richard Larock
Iowa State University

 

Synthesis of Carbocycles and Heterocycles via Palladium Catalysis

Arp 7

Greg Friestad
University of Vermont

 

Radical Addition to Hydrazones: Versatile Carbon-Carbon Bond Constructions for Asymmetric Amine Synthesis

Apr 10

Vladimir Gevorgyan
University of Illinois at Chicago

 

Development of Novel Transition Metal-Catalyzed Synthetic Methodologies

Apr 14

T.V. RajanBabu
The Ohio State University

 

Stereoselective synthesis with olefins and acetylenes.  Ligands,Counterions and other Control Elements

Apr 15

Tom Bitterwolf
University of Idaho

 

Photochemistry of Iron Tetrahedranes

Apr 17

Sourav Bhunia
Biomed

 

An Artificial Heart

 

 

 

Department Seminars 2001-2002

Date

Speaker

Host

Title

Aug 30

Joseph Eaton
North Dakota State University

 

Mass Spectrometry and Ionization Spectroscopy of
Clusters

Sep 4

Gregory Cook
North Dakota State University

 

Why Allyl? Selective Synthesis with Allyl Organometallics

Sep 6

Andres Campiglia
North Dakota State University

 

Can we find the needle in the haystack?

Sep 11

Sanku Mallik
North Dakota State University

 

Towards Molecular Recognition of Proteins

Sep 13

Eric Anslyn
Univeristy of Texas-Austin

 

Organic Chemistry Approaches to Single and Multi Analyte Sensing

Sep 18

Norman Barisci
Univeristy of Texas-Austin

 

Electrochemical Properties and Applications of Carbon Nanotube Electrodes.

Sep 27

William Buhro
Washington University

 

Monodisperse Main-group Metallic Nanoparticles as Catalysts for Semiconductor Quantum-Wire Growth

Oct 24

Shuji Kanemasa
Kyushu University

 

TBA

Oct 25

John Endicott
Wayne State University

 

The Spectroscopy and Dynamics of Electron Transfer

Oct 26

Prof. Roger Anderson
UC Santa Cruz

 

TBA

Nov 1

Richard Franck
Hunter College CUNY

 

C-Glycosides via the Ramberg-Backlund Reaction

Nov 13

David C. Johnson
University of Oregon

 

TBA

 

 

 

Department Seminars 2000-2001

Date

Speaker

Host

Title

Sep 12

Dr. Jin Cha
Dept. of Chem., University of Alabama

 

Small Ring-Mediated Organic Synthesis

Sep 14

Ioannis Houpis
Boehringer Ingelheim

 

Diastereoselective Michael Reaction, Gem-difluorination and Cu-Catalyzed Amination in
the Synthesis of Important Pharmaceuticals

Sep 21

Dr. Sohrab Zarabian
OCLI

 

A Novel-Design for Micro-Spectrometers (Enabling Mass Application of Spectroscopy.)

Sep 26

Dr. George Sheppard
Abbott Laboratories

 

Traditional and Non-traditional Approaches to MMP Inhibitors.

Sep 28

Dr. Darryl Sasaki
Sandia National Laboratory

 

Fictionalized Lipid Membranes: Self Assembled Systems and Optical Sensing.

Oct 2

Dr. Mario J. Molina
Institute Professor
Massachusetts Institute of Tech.
1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

 

Borberg Lecture

Oct 3

Dr. James Jackson
Michigan State University

 

Hydrogen-Hydrogen Hydrogen Bonding:
Structures, Reactivity, and Implications

Oct 5

Dr. Richard Lyons
General Electric Energy & Environmental Research Co.

 

Unmixed Combustion: An Alternative to Fire

Oct 9

Dr. Gordon Gribble
Dartmouth College

 

Chemistry of Wine Making
Seminar will be held at the Alumni Center

Oct 10

Dr. Gordon Gribble
Dartmouth College

 

Novel Indole Chemistry in the Synthesis of Natural Products

Oct 12

Mary Ann Tucker, Esq*.
VP & Assoc. General Counsil
B.F. Goodrich
*2000 NDSU Alumni Achievment Awardee

 

Technology, Patents and Prozac: The Thrill of Victory, the Depression of Defeat

 

Oct. 17

Dr. Robert Tucker
The Tucker Group, LLC
Brownsburg, Indiana

 

An Overview of Metallic and Ceramic Coatings

Oct 19

Dr. George O'Doherty
University of Minnesota

 

TBA

Nov 2

Yuan-Ping Pang
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center Dept. of Molecular Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics

 

Structure-Based Approach to Farnesyltransferase Inhibitors

Nov 9

Dr. Lisa Rosenberg
University of Manitoba

 

What can you and your transition metal catalyst do for each other? Synthetic targets in organophosphorus and organosilicon chemistry

Nov 14

Dr. Alok Singh
Naval Research Laboratory
Washington, DC

 

Supramolecular Assemblies: Formation, Stabilization, and Applications.

Dec 5

Dr. Robert Hausinger
Dept. of Biochemistry
Michigan State University

 

Metallocenter Biosynthesis in Urease: More than a Nickel's Worth

Dec 7

Dr. Peter Beale
University of Utah

 

The Chemistry of Enzymes That Bind Double Helical RNA

Dec 12

Jon Rainier
Dept. of Chem, University of Arizona

 

Efficient Approaches to Bioactive Heterocycles

Dec 14

Prof. Philip Garner
Dept. of Chemistry
Case Western Reserve University

 

Alpha-Helical Peptide Nucleic Acids. A New Paradigm for
Nucleic Acid Binding Molecules

 

 

 

Department Seminars 1999-2000

Date

Speaker

Host

Title

Sep 9

Dave Tierney
Northwestern

 

EPR-Detected NMR and the Biosynthesis of Nitric Oxide

Sep 16

Michael Vaksman
University of Wisconsin-Superior

 

Studying Gas-Surface Interactions by Surface Light-Induced Drift

Sep 22-23

Daryle H. Busch
University of Kansas
Roy A. Roberts Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
President of the American Chemical Society, 2000

 

Broberg Lecture

Sep 29

Dieter Schinzer
University of Magdeburg, Germany

 

The Chemistry and Biology of Epothilones

Sep 30

Patrick Dussault
University of Nebraska

 

Peroxide Natural Products: Biomedical Importance and Recent Synthetic Advances

Oct 4

Shuji Kanemasa
Kyushu University

 

Enantioselective Diazoalkane Cycloadditions Catalyzed by Chiral Lewis Acids

Oct 14

Paul Herrinton
Pharmacia & Upjohn

 

Preparation of Taxol Analogs

Oct 21

Andrew Sykes
University of South Dakota

 

Chemical Sensing Using Electrochemistry and Luminescence

Oct 27

Nancy Totah
University of Iowa

 

The Dihydropyrone Diels-Alder Reaction: Development and Applications

Oct 28

Robert Paine
University of New Mexico

 

Expressions through Synthesis: From Molecules to Polymers to the Solid State

Nov 11

Richard Taylor
University of Notre Dame

 

Synthetic Methods for Diversity Generation: From Structural to Conformational Libraries

Nov 18

Rita Majerle
South Dakota State University

 

Dendrimers: Novel materials - their interfaces and interactions

Nov 29

Sheila David
University of Utah

 

Recognition and Repair of Damaged and Mismatched DNA by the Fe-S Protein MutY

Dec 2

Cecelia Giuliv
University of Minnesota - Duluth

 

Nitric Oxide in Mitochondria

Dec 9

Monique Cosman
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

 

Structural and dynamic studies of modified DNA/repair protein complexes and an autoantigen implicated in multiple sclerosis

 

 

 

Department Seminars 1998-1999

Date

Speaker

Host

Title

Sep 10-11

Janet Osteryoung
Division of Chemistry
National Science Foundation

 

Broberg Lecture

Sep 17

Kenton Rodgers
North Dakota State University

 

Biological heme-based O2 sensing and metalloporphyrin assemblies

Sep 24

Nicholas Geacintov
New York University

 

Stereochemistry in Action: Structure-Biochemical Function Relationships in Environmental Aromatic Carcinogen-DNA Adducts.

Oct 1

Frank Rusnak
Mayo Clinic

 

Redox regulation of signal transduction: Mechanistic and spectroscopic studies on the protein serine/threonine phosphatase calcineurin and the role of the active site dinuclear metal center.

Oct 22

Alaa Abd-El-Aziz
University of Winnipeg

 

Organoiron Chemistry in the Production of Engineering Thermoplastics

Oct 27

Jeffery Wood
SmithKline Beechem

 

Syntheses of Topotecan and SB 217242: Two Facets of Process Research and Development.

Nov 3

MariJean Eggen
Dept. of Medicinal Chem.
University of Kansas

 

Synthetic Approaches to the Cryptophycins and Their Analogues

Nov 4

Shinzo Seko
Sumitomo Chemical Co.

 

Novel Aminations with Methoxyamine

Nov 12

Peter Wuts
Pharmacia & Upjohn

 

Semisynthesis of Taxol. Sulfonamides as Protecting Groups

Dec 3

Andrew Mokhir
North Dakota State University

 

Nature of pi-pi interactions in tetrapyrrolic aggregates.

Dec 8

Jeff Schultz
University of Nebraska

 

Studies towards the synthesis of hydroperoxyeicosatetaenoic acids (HPETES)

Dec 10

Anthony Borgerding
University of North Dakota

 

Practical Considerations for Applying High Speed GC to Environmental Studies

Jan 7

Seth Rasmussen
University of Oregon

 

New Approaches to Functionalized Polythiophenes and Their Use in Ordered Solid-State Materials

Jan 11

Kelley Donaghy
American University

 

Metal Interactions with Boranes, Carboranes and Thiaboranes

Jan 14

Will Rees
Georgia Institute of Technology

 

Main Group Elements in Electronic Materials Chemistry: Some Recent Examples

Feb 1

Ulrich Bierbach
University of Minnesota

 

Chemistry and target binding properties of nonclassical platinum antitumor compounds

Feb 4

John Montgomery
Wayne State University

 

New Cyclizations and Multicomponent Couplings

Feb 8

John Belot
Northwestern University

 

Chemistry for Advanced Materials. From Organic Synthesis to Inorganic Thin Films

Feb 12

Kay Brummond
West Virginia University

 

Allenes, Alkynes and [2+2+1] Cycloadditions

Feb 25

Paul Kiprof
University of Minnesota Duluth

 

High Oxidation State Transition Metal Arene Complexes

Mar 4

Donald Boerth
University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

 

Structure - Activity Studies of Mutagenicity and DNA Adduct Formation

Mar 29

Marek Majewski
University of Saskatchewan, Canada

 

Enantioselective Deprotonation: A New Tool for Synthesis of Natural Products 

Apr 8

Mark Hoffmann
University of North Dakota

 

Theoretical Studies of Molecules with Unusual Chemical Bonds 

Apr 15

Robert Malecza
Michigan State University

 

Invention and Application of New Organostannane and Organosilane Mediated Reactions

Apr 29

Michael Patane
Merck & Co., Inc.

 

Drug Discovery...Where to Begin?

Apr 30

Herbert Pöllmann
Institute for Minerology and Geochemistry
University of Halle, Germany

 

Metal-Metal Hydroxy-Salts: Natural Occurence, Synthesis and Applications

May 13

Randy Halcomb
University of Colorado at Boulder

 

Developments in the Synthesis of Natural Products and Oligosaccharides

 

 

 

Department Seminars 1997-1998

Date

Speaker

Host

Title

Aug 28

Dr. Bhanu P. S. Chauhan
North Dakota State University

 

Transition Metal Catalyzed Activation of Si-C and/or Si-H Bonds: Variant Synthetic Strategies to Silicon Containing Synthons and Polymers

Sep 18

Dr. John Protasiewicz
Case Western Reserve

 

Diphosphenes and Phosphinidene Complexes: Low Coordinate Phosphorus Centers Stabilized By Sterically Encumbered meta-Terphenyls

Sep 25

Dr. David Gosztola
Argonne National Labs

 

Probing Photogenerated Electric Field Effects with Ultrafast Spectroscopy.

Oct 2

Dr. James A. Kaduk
Amoco Corporation

 

Rietveld XRD Analysis for Crystal Structure Refinement and Analytical Chemistry

Oct 7

Dr. Mukund P. Sibi
North Dakota State University

 

Tales of the Unexpected. Adventures in Synthetic Organic Chemistry

Oct 16

Dr. Nikolay Gerasimchuk
North Dakota State University

 

Chemistry of Cyanoximes and of their Complexes

Oct 23

Dr. Jim Burt
Dakota Technologies, Inc.

 

Imaging of Surface Pressures with Luminescent Paints

Oct 30

Dr. Sithamalli Chandramouli
North Dakota State University

 

Part 1: Approaches to the Synthesis of Tetronasin and Taxol
Part 2: Intermolecular Free Radical Reactions in Solution and Solid Support

Nov 6

Dr. Irina P. Smoliakova
University of North Dakota

 

The Use of ArSCl Adducts of Alkenes in Organic Synthesis

Nov 12

Risto Laitinen
The University of Oulu - Finland

 

Chalcogen Ring Interconversion: Symbiosis of Theory and Experiment

Nov 13

Andrew Grant
University of Winnipeg

 

Computational Evidence for Sulphur Participation in Biotin Chemistry

Nov 18

Dr. Dave Berkowitz
U. Nebraska Lincoln

 

Synthetically Retuning Nature's Amino Acids and Lignans for Bioorganic Purposes

Nov 20

Mark Distefano
University of Minnesota

 

Protein Chemistry: From Catalysis to Cancer and Beyond

Dec 4

Dr. Ronald Brisbois
Hamline University

 

CpCo-Cyclobutadienyl-Bridged Cyclophanes, Ketene Cycloadditions, and Curriculum Development. Overview of an Undergraduate Research Program.

Dec 5

Dr. K. Paulvannan
Affymax

 

Solid Phase Synthesis - a Tool for Drug Discovery

     

Department Seminars 1996-1997

Date

Speaker

Host

Title

Sep 19

Richard Schwenz
University of Northern Colorado

 

 

Sep 26

John Shay
North Dakota State University

 

 

Oct 17

Jim Takacs
University of Nebraska

 

 

Oct 31

John Bender
University of Utah

   

Nov 27

Dale Ward
University of Saskatchewan - Saskatoon

 

 

Dec 3

Geraldine Richmond
University of Oregon

 

 

Jan 9

Dave Hawkinson
University of South Dakota

 

 

Feb 6

Vern Feil
North Dakota State University

 

 

Feb 13

Dan Falvey
University of Maryland

 

 

Feb 27

Evguenii Kozliak
University of North Dakota

 

 

Mar 6

Bruce Hamper
Monsanto

 

 

Mar 10

Teizo Kitagawa
Institute for Molecular Science, Myodaiji Okazaki, Japan

 

 

Mar 13

Samir Zard
CNRS, Paris

 

 

Mar 20-21

Broberg Lecture:
Bassam Shakhashiri
University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

 

Apr 3

Craig Forsyth
University of Minnesota

 

 

Apr 4

John Stille
Eli Lilly

 

 

Apr 25

Thomas Loehr
Oregon Graduate Institute of Science & Technology

 

 

May 2

Leo Ochrymowycz
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

 

 

May 15

O.T. Beachley
State University of New York-Buffalo

 

 

May 29

Leonard Interrante
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

 

 

       
     

Graduate Student Seminars 2012-2013

Date

Speaker

Advisor

Title

Aug 2
9:00 am
Morrill 103

Ashish Chakradhar

Uwe Burghaus

Exploring Silver Nano-clusters Supported on Graphene-Based Material Catalyst for Ethylene Oxidation

Aug 30
8:30 am
Ladd 114

Barry C. Pemberton

Sivaguru Jayaraman

Supramolecular Photocatalysis Mediated by Cucurbit[8]uril Nanocavities

Oct 1

Hariharaputhiran Subramanian

Mukund Sibi

Hydrogen Bonding: From Catalysis to Natural Products Synthesis

Oct 8

Trent Anderson

M. Erkan Köse

Electrical Energy Storage and Redox Flow Batteries

Oct 15

Kristine Konkol

Seth Rasmussen

Synthesis, Properties and Applications of 2,2'-Bipyrimidine-Based Coordination Polymers

Oct 22

Ramya Raghunathan

Sivaguru Jayaraman

Flow Chemistry – A Sustainable Strategy for Synthesis

Oct 29

Cole Larsen

M. Erkan Köse

Electrochromics on Their Way to Your Living Room

Nov 5

Brendan Gifford

Seth Rasmussen

Vibrational Reaction Control: An Interplay between Theory and Experiment

Nov 19

Jaime Jensen

Chris Colbert

Transcriptional and Post-Transcriptional Mechanisms of Iron Homeostasis: The Cellular Ferrous Wheel

Nov 26

Robert Balfany

Pinjing Zhao

Recent Advances in Homogeneous Catalysis using Au(I) and Au(III) as Pi-system activators.

Feb 5
1:00 pm
Morrill 105

Josiah Bjorgaard

M. Erkan Kose

Design and Optimization of Titania Encapsulated Conjugated Polymer Nanoparticles for Photocatalytic Water Splitting

Mar 22
2:00 pm
Morrill 103

Kristin Wojciechowski

Mukund Sibi

Developing Platform Chemicals from Renewable Resources

Mar 26
12:00 pm

Anthony J. Ostlund

Greg Cook

TOTAL SYNTHESIS OF A NOVEL LYCOPODINE-CLASS ALKALOID AND (R)-MYRICANOL, NOVEL COMPOUNDS FOR THE TREATMENT OF ALZHIMER’S

Apr 2
8:00 am
Ladd 114

Anoklase Jean-Luc Ayitou

Sivaguru Jayaraman

Model Stereospecific Photochemical Transformations: 6pi-photocyclization and gamma-Hydrogen Abstraction of Atropisomeric Acrylanilides and alpha-Oxoamides Respectively

Apr 22
8:00 am
Sudro 22

Raushan K. Singh

DK Srivastava

Molecular Mechanism of Activation and Inhibition of Human Histone Deacetylase 8

Apr 23
8:00 am
Ladd 114

Baris Yilmaz

M. Erkan Kose

Supramolecular Functionalization of Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes

Apr 30
12:00 pm

Shannon Anderson

Erika Offerdahl

Just Reactants and Products:  Epistemological Framing on the Culture of Memorization in Organic Chemistry

May 15
9:00 am

Ramkumar Moorthy

Mukund Sibi

Synthesis of 1,2,3-Triazolylidene as a Novel Organocatalysis for Stetter Reactions

May 16
9:00 am

Gaoyuan Ma

Mukund Sibi

Asymmetric Synthesis of beta-Functionalized Cycloalkylamine Derivatives

May 17
9:00 am

Hariharaputhiran Subramanian

Mukund Sibi

Peptide Therapeutics for the Treatment of Type I Hypersensitivity

May 23
9:00 am

Jing Zhang

Pinjing Zhao

Encapsulated Transition Metal Catalysts for Direct Carboxylation of Aryl C-H Bonds

June 18
10:00 am
Sudro 26

Zhongjing Li

Wenfang Sun

Synthesis, Photophysics and Nonlinear Absorption of Pt(II) and Ir(III) Complexes

June 26
11:00 am
Morrill 107

Gunjan Piya

Stuart Haring

Identification of Novel Protein Interactions with Replication Protein A using the Yeast Two-Hybrid Assay

July 23
10:00 am
Sudro 27

Michael E. Mulholland

Seth Rasmussen

Synthesis, Characterization, and Application of Low and Reduced Band Gap Thieno[3,4-b]pyrazine-based Materials

     

Graduate Student Seminars 2011-2012

Date

Speaker

Advisor

Title

Sept 19

Sarah Freeman

Seth Rasmussen

Non-metal Magnets: The History of Ferromagnetism and Recent Work in Organic Magnets

Sept 20
9:30 am
Ladd 114

Sean Evenson

Seth Rasmussen

ORGANIC MATERIALS UTILIZING FIRST AND SECOND GENERATION N-FUNCTIONALIZED DITHIENO[3,2-b:2’,3’-d]PYRROLES:  SYNTHESIS, CHARACTERIZATION, AND APPLICATION TO ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Sept 26

Gunjan Piya

Stuart Haring

Homologous Recombination as a Mechanism to Repair Broken DNA in Eukaryotes

Oct 3

Junru Yu

D.K. Srivastava

P53 as a Tumor Suppressor Protein: Pathway and the Molecular Basis for its Regulatio

Oct 10

Shannon Anderson

Erika Offerdahl

Visual Cognition in Chemistry

Oct 17

Gaoyuan Ma

Mukund Sibi

Selective Aliphatic Carbon-Hydrogen Bond Oxidation

Oct 18

Steve Wanjara

Glenn Dorsam

MicroRNAs Orchestrate Polycomb Group Complexes that Represses Tumor Suppressor Genes in Cancer

Oct 24

Sejaa Al-Badrani

Glenn Dorsam

Directed Conversion of Alzheimer's Disease Patient Skin Fibroblasts into Functional Neurons

Oct 25

Akila Iyer

M. Erkan Köse

SYNTHESIS, PHOTOPHYSICS, AND APPLICATIONS OF C60

Oct 31

Jeff Backous

Mukund Sibi

Cascade Reactions: Bridging the Gap between Lab and Nature

Nov 1

Josiah Bjorgaard

M. Erkan Köse

Excitation Energy Transfer in Molecular Systems and the Intermediate Coupling Regime

Nov 7

Elango Kumarasamy

Sivaguru Jayaraman

Molecular Sensors

Nov 8

Baris Yilmaz

M. Erkan Köse

Organic Field Effect Transistors (OFETs)

Nov 14

Nandini Vallavoju

Sivaguru Jayaraman

Click Chemistry and its Applications

Nov 15

Minfei Su

Sangita Sinha

Survival or Death: Crosstalk between Autophagy and Apoptosis

Nov 21

Ramkumar Moorthy

Mukund Sibi

Asymmetric Organocatalytic Cyclization and Cycloaddition Reactions

Nov 22

Casey McCausland

Seth Rasmussen

Nitrogen Fixation

Nov 28

David Hogle

Svetlana Kilina

Ab Initio Methods in Computational Chemistry and the Role of DFT

Nov 29

Kristin Wojciechowski

Mukund Sibi

Liquid Biofuels: A Generation of Sustainable Chemistry

Dec 2
1:30 pm
SUDRO 27

Michael Mulholland

Seth Rasmussen

Toward Improved Detection of Organophosphate-Based Chemical Warfare Agents

Dec 5

Travis Leedahl

D.K. Srivastava

Histone Acetyltransferases: Function, Mechanism, and Medical Significance

Dec 8
1:00 pm
Morrill 109

Mallikharjuna Rao Komarneni

Uwe Burghaus

Photocatalytic Oxidation of Methyl Chloride on Hematite Modified Titania Nanotube Arra

 

Jan 20
3:15 pm
Ladd 114

Zhongjing Li

Wenfang Sun

Design, Synthesis, and Photophysical Study of Cu(I) Complexes for Potential Application in OLEDs

 

Mar 20
9:30 am
Van Es 101

Travis Vander Steen

Glenn Dorsam

Biological Effects of VPAC 1 and 2 on Chemotaxis and its Regulation of the Tumor Suppressor Ikaros in Leukemic T Cells

Apr 13
8:00 am
Ladd 114

Elango Kumarasamy

Sivaguru Jayaraman

Metal Functionalized (MCDs) Cyclodextrin as Supramolecular Vessels for Asymmetric Transformations

May 14
9:00 am
Sudo 27

Anthony J. Ostlund

Greg Cook

Synthesis of Chiral Amines from Racemic Alcohols via Ni(II)-catalyzed Transfer Hydrogenation

May 15
1:00 pm
Ladd 114

Ryan Schwiderski

Seth Rasmussen

A New Class of N-Heteroacenes: Highly Electron Deficient Materials for use in Organic Electronic Devices

June 5
9:00 am
Ladd 114

Mallikharjuna Rao Komarneni

Uwe Burghaus

Surface Chemistry Characterization of Hydrodesulfurization and Methanol Synthesis Model Nanocatalysts

July 16
10:00 am
Ladd 114

Nandini Vallavoju

Sivaguru Jayaraman

Controlled Photo Release of Chemicals through Light Responsive Organogels

Aug 8
10:00 am
Ladd 107

Narayanaganesh Balasubramanian

Greg Cook

Stereoselective Carbon-Carbon Bond Forming Reactions Using Indium and Bismuth: New Methods in Green Chemistry

     

Graduate Student Seminars 2010-2011

Date

Speaker

Advisor

Title

Aug 27
1:45 pm
Sudro 22

Sumathra Manokaran

DK Srivastava

Influence of Active Site Ligands and Nanoparticle Surfaces on Human Carbonic Anhydrase Isozymes

Sep 21
2:15 pm
Sudro 26

Bratati Ganguly

Killilea / Mallik

Differential Modulation of the Structural and Functional Characteristics of Human Matrix Metalloproteinase Isozymes upon Binding to Different Ligands.

Oct 4

Zhongjing Li

Wenfang Sun

Organometallic DNA Intercalator: Potential Gene-Regulation Modulator

Oct 11

Ruchi Khanna

Sangita Sinha

TOLL-Like RECEPTORS ( TLRs) AND RIG-I-Like RECEPTORS (RLRs) PATHWAYS: POTENTIAL IN MEDICINE AND THERAPEUTICS

Oct 18

Anthony J. Ostlund

Greg Cook

Ring-Closing Metathesis: A Perspective on RCM's Impact on Total Synthesis

Oct 25

Anant S. Gurung

Guodong Liu

Nanoparticle Based Drug Delivery Systems

Oct 29
2:00 pm
Sudro 22

Keith Benton

Glenn Dorsam

The Epigenetic Regulation of Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide/Pituitary Adenylate Cyclase Activating polypeptide (VPAC1) in CD4+ T Lymphocytes

Nov 1

Hui Xu

Guodong Liu

Nanomaterial-based Electrochemical Immunosensors and Immunoassays for the Detection of Proteins

Nov 8

Jing Zhang

Pinjing Zhao

Transition Metal-Catalyzed Carboxylation Using CO2 as C1 Source

Nov 15

Meenu Baloda

Guodong Liu

Microfluidic Devices (Lab-on-a-chip) Principle and Diagnostic Applications

Nov 22

Rajith Singh Manan

Pinjing Zhao

Transition-Metal-Mediated Reactions for Aromatic Carbon-Fluorine Bond Construction

Nov 23
2:30 pm
Sudro 26

Kelsey Dunkle

Mukunk Sibi

Regio- and Enantioselective Nitrone Cycloadditions to Alkynones

Nov 29

Ashish Chakradhar

Uwe Burghaus

Surface Characterization by Electron Microscopy Techniques and Development of Helium Ion Microscopy

Dec 10
2:00 pm
Sudro 22

Rebecca Hermann

Glenn Dorsam

Investigation of Ikaros-dependent Transcription of Novel VPAC1 Splice Variants during Epigenetic Transformation

Jan 26
2:00 pm
Sudro 22

Digamber Rane

Mukund Sibi

Acyl Imidazole: A Promising Template for Asymmetric Lewis and Brønsted Acid Mediated 1,3-Dipolar Cycloadditions

Mar 18
8:15 am
Sudro 22

Jacinta C. Uzoigwe

Derek Killilea

Biochemical and Molecular Analysis of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis and Investigation of its Relationship to Crohn’s Disease in Humans

Mar 25
2:30 pm
Sudro 22

Megan F. Palmer

Stuart Haring and Forensic DNA Facility

The Optimization of Whole Genome Amplification and Molecular Crowding for use in Forensic Low Copy Number Samples

May 17
9:30 am

Anoklase Jean-Luc Ayitou

Sivaguru Jayaraman

[2,2] Paracyclophanes as Templates for Photocatalysis

Jun 20
2:00 pm
Ladd 114

Padmaja Ghospurkar

Stuart Haring

Nef as a Molecular Switch between HIV Latency and Infection

     

Graduate Student Seminars 2009-2010

Date

Speaker

Advisor

Title

Sep 28

Megan Palmer

Berch Henry
Stuart Haring

Microfluidics:  Big Questions Today, Small Answers Tomorrow

Sep 29

Sean Evenson

Seth Rasmussen

A New Class of Conjugated Polymer-Based Copolymers Incorporating a Zn(Salophen) complex for Enhanced Detection of Nitro-Aromatics and DMNB

Oct 5

Sreehari K. Seerla

Mukund Sibi

A New Concept for Catalysis: Combining Transition Metal Catalysis and Organocatalysis

Oct 8

Shakila Tobwala

D.K. Srivastava

Conformational Changes and Catalysis in Matrix Metalloproteinase 9 and 10

Oct 12

Kelsey Dunkle

Mukund Sibi

Allenes in Organic Synthesis

Oct 19

Tamer Alwaffai

Guodong Liu

Capillary Electrophoresis: A Powerful Analytical Tool

Oct 26

Anoklase Ayitou

Sivaguru Jayaraman

Synthetic Molecular Machines - Motors

Nov 2

Jing Yi

Wenfang Sun

Platinum Complexes as OLED Materials

Nov 9

Amber Moberg

Kent Rodgers

Acquisition of Iron by Gram Negative Bacteria

Nov 16

Michael Mulholland

Seth Rasmussen

A Comprehensive Overview of Organic Light Emitting Diode Devices Using Conjugated Organic Materials

Nov 23

Ryan Schwiderski

Seth Rasmussen

A Survey of Artificial, Non-nutritive, Sweeteners

Nov 30

Padmaja Ghospurkar

Stuart Haring

Cell Cycle Regulation: A system of Cellular Checks and Balances

Apr 7

Emilie E. Vomhof-DeKrey

Glenn Dorsam

Expression and Regulation of Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide Receptors in Murine T Lymphocytes

Apr 20

Yoko Takahashi

Greg Cook

Preparation of Chiral Amines via Catalytic Enantioselective In-mediated Allylation & Synthesis of HDAC Inhibitors

Apr 28

Narayanaganesh Balasubramanian

Greg Cook

Mechanistic Investigation of Iron-Catalyzed Olefin Hydroarylation

May 6

Barry C. Pemberton

Sivaguru Jayaraman

Photoswitchable Dual Catalyst: An Exploratory Study

May 11

Jing Yi

Wenfang Sun

Synthesis and Photophysics of Platinum(II) Tridentate and Bidentate Complexes

May 11

Naveen Dandu

Mukund Sibi

Enantioselective Enolate Protonations: Friedel-Crafts Alkylations with alpha-Methylacrylates

May 13

Raushan K. Singh

D.K. Srivastava

Structural-Functional and Mechanistic Studies of Human Peroxisome Proliferator Activated Receptor-gamma (PPAR-gamma)

Jun 11

Travis Van der Steen

Glenn Dorsam

DD3PCA3 a Novel Prostate Cancer Gene and its Potential for Therapy

Jun 29

Jarrett Failing

Glenn Dorsam

The Tumor Suppressor VPAC1 is Differentially Regulated by Apoptosis and Proliferation in HuT 78 Lymphoblastic Human T Cells

Jul 14

Christopher L. Heth

Seth Rasmussen

Experimental and Theoretical Insights into the Oxidative Polymerization Mechanism of
N-alkylaminothiophenes

 

 

 

Graduate Student Seminars 2008-2009

Date

Speaker

Advisor

Title

Aug 26

Landon Bladow

Mike Page

Theoretical Kinetics of Arsenic and Selenium Reactions Occurring Following Coal Combustion

Oct 10

Li Wen

Seth Rasmussen

Synthesis and Characterization of Thieno[3,4-b]pyrazine-based Low Band Gap Materials: Monomers, Oligomers, and Polymers

Oct 20

Richard Wienhold

John Hershberger

TBA

Nov 3

Narayanaganesh Balasubramanian

Greg Cook

Palladium(IV) Species in Organic Synthesis: Claims and Investigations

Nov 13

Chad Amb

Seth Rasmussen

Synthesis and Design of pi-Conjugated Ligands for Macromolecular Applications

Nov 17

Don Anton

Greg Cook

Sirtuins: New Targets for Anti-cancer Research

Nov 24

Barry Pemberton

Sivaguru Jayaraman

Photochromism - Molecules that Dance at Molecular Level

Nov 26

Brandon Gustafson

Mukund Sibi

3-Isoxazolidinome: A New Template for Enantioselective Diels-Alder Reactions

Jan 5

Digamber Rane

Mukund Sibi

Episulfides as Precursors for Tandem Radical Cyclization

Jan 16

Keith D. Benton

Glenn Dorsam

miR-491-3P Regulation of Cell Cycle Components Epidermal Growth Factor (EGFR) and Cyclin D1 (CCND1) in Gallbladder Carcinoma

Feb 25

Rebecca Hermann

Glenn Dorsam

BRCA1 Silencing of KLF8—New Implications for Breast Cancer

Mar 2

Naveen Dandu

Mukund Sibi

Milestones in Asymmetric Aminocatalysis

Mar 9

Christopher L. Heth

Seth Rasmussen

Ionic Liquids for Use in Lunar Liquid Mirror Telescopes

Apr 2

Yoko Takahashi

Greg Cook

A Strategy for Synthesis of Polycyclic Indoles

Apr 13

Mallikharjuna Rao Komarneni

Uwe Burghaus

Hydrogen Production Technologies

Apr 14

Zhiqiang Ji

Wenfang Sun

Synthesis and Photophysics of Platinum(II) Terpyridyl Complexes

May 4

Darci Block

Kent Rodgers

Biophysical Studies of Heme Assimilation Proteins from Pathogenic Bacteria

May 5

Iswarya Mathew

Wenfang Sun

Mononuclear and Dinuclear Platinum(II) Terdentate Complexes in Solution and in LB Film: Synthesis, Photophysics and Sensing Applications

May 7

Jon Nietfeld

Seth Rasmussen

Synthesis and Design of Extended Fused Ring Thieno[3,4-b]pyrazines: A Powerful Approach to Produce Low Band Gap Conjugated Materials

May 27

Erich Wilkerson

Glenn Dorsam

The 5TM VPAC1 Isoform Blocks cAMP Signaling Evoked from the Full-Length 7TM Receptor

Jun 22

Nitesh Sule

D.K. Srivastava

Catalysis and activation of Insulin Degrading Enzyme

Jun 23

Emilie E. Vomhof-DeKrey

Glenn Dorsam

MYCN Amplification Causes a Differential Regulation of miR-141 and miR-181b to Promote Neuroblastoma

Jun 25

Landon Bladow

Mike Page

Mixed Quantum-Classical Studies of Energy Partitioning in Unimolecular Chemical Reactions

 

 

 

Graduate Student Seminars 2007-2008

Date

Speaker

Advisor

Title

Aug 17

Jonathon Stack

Mike Page

Computational Studies in Chirality

Aug 28

Christopher Stopera

Mike Page

Simple Quantum-classical Reaction Path Dynamics: Energy disposal during HF elimination from Fluoroethane

Aug 30

Shamus Funk

Uwe Burghaus

Photo-oxidation of Organic Substrates on Anatase TiO2

Sep 17

John Goering

Uwe Burghaus

Developments in Methanol Fuel Cells

Oct 3

Levi Stanley

Mukund Sibi

Chiral Relay: A Promising Strategy in Enantioselective Catalysis

Oct 22

Travis VanderSteen

Glenn Dorsam

Identification of Cellular Characteristics by the Use of FACS

Oct 29

Jin-A Park

Greg Cook

Lewis Base Catalyzed Aldol Reaction Via Phosphoamide/SiCl4 Catalyst System

Nov 26

Jon Nietfeld

Seth Rasmussen

Organic Field Effect Transistors

Nov 27

Jacinta Uzoigwe

Derek Killilea

New Therapy for Colon Cancer Using Genetically Engineered Bifidobacterium Lactis Expressing Endostatin and Eubacterium Hallii Expressing HDAC Inhibitor

Dec 3

Sean Evenson

Seth Rasmussen

Solvent, Ligand, and Additive Effects on Transmetalation

Dec 4

Sumathra Manokaran

DK Srivastava

Peptide Deformylase - A Potential Antibacterial and Antimalarial Target

Dec 5

Bratati Ganguly

DK Srivastava

Structure, Function and Catalytic Mechanism of Sirtuins

Dec 7

Iswarya Matthew

Wenfang Sun

 

Feb 29

Shamus Funk

Uwe Burghause

Molecular Beam Scattering on Nano-Structurued Catalysts

Mar 13

Tian Lu

Wenfang Sun

Texaphyrin Derivatives: Synthesis and Photophysics

Mar 14

Robert Kargbo

Greg Cook

Asymmetric Addition of Organoindium Reagent to Hydrazones

Mar 20

Ryuji Hayashi

Greg Cook

Reactions Driven by Activation of Allylic Halides

April 4

Joel Lischefski

Denley Jacobson

The Volatility of PCBs in Paint

April 15

Wilfredo Cruz, JR

Mukund Sibi

Enantioselective Diels Alder Reaction with an Acetylenic Appended to a Pyrazoldinone

May 5

XiXi Song

Greg Cook

Bismuth-Mediated Barbier-Type Asymmetric Allylation Methodologies

May 7

Zhiqiang Ji

Wenfang Sun

Electron Transfer in Supramolecular Ensembles Mediated by Hydrogen Bonding

Jul 16

John Goering

Uwe Burghause

Surface Chemistry of Small Organic Molecules on Graphitic Systems

 

 

 

Graduate Student Seminars 2006-2007

Date

Speaker

Advisor

Title

Apr 23

Shakila Tobwala

DK Srivastava

Structure and Mechanism of Imidazole Glycerol Phosphate Synthase

May 9

Li Wen

Seth Rasmussen

Comb-Shaped Conjugated Copolymer Used for White Light Emitting Diode

May 10

Chad Amb

Seth Rasmussen

Synthesis of Ruthenium Polypyridyl Complexes for Photoboltaic Applications