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Past Seminars

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry prides itself on an active and excellent seminar program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

Department Seminars 2015-2016

Date

Speaker

Host

Title

Aug 11

Dr. Yasuharu Yoshimi         
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, North Dakota State University, Fargo

Sivaguru Jayaraman

Eco-friendly radical reactions initiated by photoinduced electron transfer

Sept 1

Galina Gencheva       

Greg Cook

New Insights for Design of Ruthenium Antitumor Agents-  Synthesis, Structural Characterization and Solution Chemistry of a Series of Ruthenium
Complexes of 3-Amino-2-Chloropyridine. 

Sept 3

Dr. Svetlana Kilina               
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, North Dakota State University, Fargo

Tenure Seminar

Quantum Chemistry Simulations of Photo-Induced Processes in Semiconductor Nanocrystals

Sept 10

Dr. Christopher Colbert
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, North Dakota State University, Fargo

Tenure Seminar

Ca/Fe Metalloproteins: Understanding Diverse Biochemical Processes Through the Structural Biology Filter.

Sept. 24

Chulsung Bae
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Pinjing Zhao

Molecular Engineering of Ion-conducting Polymers for Fuel Cell Membrane Applications

Oct. 1

Carol Post
Purdue University

Sangita Sinha

How conformation regulates tyrosine kinase interactions in signaling

Oct. 8 

Walter Chazin
Vanderbilt

Stuart Haring

Action at the Replication Fork: Architecture and Remodeling of RPA and DNA primase

Oct. 14 

Jason S. Chen
Iowa State University

Greg Cook

Total Synthesis as a Rich Source of Unexpected Projects

Oct. 22 

Alena Kubatova
UND

Mukund Sibi

TBA

Nov. 12

Alexander Star 

Svetlana Kilina

Nano-gold decorated carbon nanostructures and their applications

TBD

Jim Takacs
U Nebraska- Lincoln

Mukund Sibi

TBA

March 3

Katie Reindl
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences, NDSU

 

Piperlongumine is a potent chemosensitizer and radiosensitizer for cancers

April 15

Christer Aakeröy
Kansas State University

TBD

TBA

April 21

Jennifer Davoren
Pfizer World Wide Medicinal Chemistry

TBD

Discovery of the potent and selective pyridine M1 PAM PF-06767832: Evaluation of efficacy and cholinergic side effects

     

Graduate Student Seminars 2015-2016

Date

Speaker

Advisor

Title

Aug. 27
9:00am
Ladd 114

Karen Glover

Sangita Sinha

Investigating the mechanism of Bif-1 in autophagy

Sept 28

Nilushni Sivapragasam

Uwe Burghaus

Carbon nanotube and its applications

Oct 5

Michelle Lund

Guodong Liu

Nano/micro approaches to food pathogen detection

Oct 6

Shane Wyborny

Chris Colbert

TBA

Oct 12

Tilan Abeyrathna

Uwe Burghaus

Use of liquids inside UHV

Oct 13

Mohammed Jabed

Svetlana Kilina

Reverse saturable adsorption of organometallic compounds

Oct 19

Shreya Mukhopadhyay

Sangita Sinha

The role of autophagy in oxidative strain

Oct 20

Zach Geeraerts

Kent Rodgers

Nitrate reductases

Oct 26

Sunil Acharya

Pinjing Zhao

Aryl silylation

Oct 27

Manqing Wei

Wenfang Sun

Ruthenium complexes as catalyst

Oct 29
3:30pm

Erik Janssen

John Hershberger

Infrared Diode Laser Spectroscopic Study of Combustion Related Kinetics

Nov 2
8:30am
Sudro 24

Eric Uzelac

Seth Rasmussen

Incorporating Hydrogen Bonding into Fluorescent Liquid Crystals and Investigating its Role in Material Properties

Nov 9

Jian Wang

Pinjing Zhao

Research on oxidative bromination

Nov 16

Sunil Kandappa

Sivaguru Jayaraman

Photochemistry in natural product synthesis

Nov 16
11:00am
Morrill 109

Ramkumar Moorthy

Mukund Sibi

Novel Asymmetric Approaches for the Construction of Small Molecules by Cyclization and Cycloaddition

Nov 23
2:00pm
Sudro 26

Naveen Dandu

Svetlana Kilina

Investigation of Structural and Optoelectronic Aspects in Carbon Quantum Dots

Nov 23

Ravi Chandranath S.

Sivaguru Jayaraman

Photoredox-based polymerization

Nov 30
11:00am
Morrill 109

Gaoyuan Ma

Mukund Sibi

4-Dimethylamino Pyridine (DMAP) Catalyst With Fluxional Chirality: Synthesis and Applications

Nov 30

Jesse Joyce

Mukund Sibi

Dynamic kinetic resolution

Dec 1

Catherine Sutton

Mukund SIbi

Water as a solvent in organic reactions

Dec 10
11:00am

Nandini Vallavoju

Sivaguru Jayaraman

CHEMISTRY WITH LIGHT: ATROPISOMERIC CHROMOPHORES AS SUBSTRATES AND CATALYSTS FOR LIGHT INDUCED TRANSFORMATIONS

Jan 6
11:00am

Tim Wilson

Stuart Haring

Deciphering the Molecular Mechanisms of Cannabinoid Challenge

April 27
2:00pm
S. Eng 116

Brendan Gifford

Svetlana Kilina

The Effect of Covalent Functionalization on Boron Nitride Nanotube Adsorption of Hydrogen

May 12
10:30am

Erik Moran

Pinjing Zhao

 

NOVEL SYNTHETIC ROUTES TO COMPLEX AMINES: THE CATALYTIC HYDROAMINATION OF ALKYNES AND HYDROIMINATION OF ALLENES

May 13
10:00am
FLC 122

Ramya Raghunathan

Sivaguru Jayaraman

Photons in Action: Asymmetric Synthesis and Polymer Degradation

May 13
8:30am

Drew Scott

John Wilkinson

The KRAS-JNK axis in control of metabolic reprogramming

May 24
9:00am

Rajith Manan 

Pinjing Zhao

Late Transition Metal-Catalyst Development for Alkyne Coupling Reactions

May 26
10:00am
FLC 122

Jessie  Arneson

Erika Offerdahl

Investigating How Explaining Pedagogical Choices Affects Student Resistance and Performance

May 26
9:00am

Sandeep Vemula

Gregory Cook

The Design and Synthesis of Chiral 1,2,3-Triazole-Based Ligands: Application in Iron Catalyzed Asymmetric Synthesis

June 10
10:00am
Morrill 109

Junru Yu

D.K. Srivastava

Ligand Binding and Catalysis in Selected Sirtuin Isozymes

July 6
9:00am
Ladd 114

Minfei Su

Sangita Sinha

Structural Studies of the Mechanism by Which Bcl-2 and Beclin Proteins Regulate Autophagy and Apoptosis

July 7
10:00am
Morrill 103

Yang Mei

Sangita Sinha

Structural Studies of BECN1, a Key Autophagy Protein, and Intrinsically Disordered Regions in Autophagy Proteins