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Student Seminars 2017-2018

Graduate Student Seminars Fall 2017

4:00 pm, Ladd 209 unless otherwise noted

Date

Speaker

Advisor

Title

Oct 9

Quinlyn Waulters
2nd year seminar

Mukund Sibi

Peptide Stapling: Overview of Evolution and Synthesis

Oct 16 Russell Hofmann
2nd year seminar
Mukund Sibi Peptidomimetic Foldamers

Oct 19
11:00 am
Dunbar 152

Catherine Sutton
maxi proposal

Mukund Sibi

Decreasing NOx Emissions through the Implementation of Amide Additives to Biodiesel/diesel Fuel Blends

Oct 24
12:30 pm
FDLC 122
Eric Uzelac
PhD Defense
Seth Rasmussen Thiazole vs. thiophene: Heterocycle effects on the properties of fused-ring conjugated materials.
Nov 6
2:00 PM
Brendan Gifford
PhD Defense
Svetlana Kilina Strategic Functionalization of Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes to Manipulate Their Electronic and Optical Properties
Nov 6 Elizabeth Bueno
2nd year seminar
Sangita Sinha The Conformational Effects of Antidepressants on the Dopamine Transporter
Nov 3 Beau Jernberg
2nd year seminar
Chris Colbert A Structural Analysis of C-Terminal Processing Proteases
Nov 17 Bingqing Liu
Maxi Proposal
Wenfang Sun  Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence Materials Based on Terpyridine Derivatives
Nov 20 Anthony Clay
PhD Defense
Jayaraman Sivaguru  Interactions of Light with Organic Chromophores: A Photochemical and Photophysical Investigation
Dec 1 Sunande Neupane
Maxi Proposal
Zhongyu Yang  Elucidating the Structural Basis of Protein Stabilization by Cyclodextrin using EPR Spectroscopy
Dec 8
1 pm
Morrill 103
Hashini Herath
Maxi Proposal
Alex Parent “Click” –Extended Nitrogen Rich Graphene Based Network for CO2 Capture and as a Catalyst for CO2 Conversion
Dec 12
9 am
FLC 124
Sujata Birua
Maxi Proposal
John Wilkinson MicroRNA: A novel therapeutic approach for ER-stress induced pathophysiology in pancreatic cancer
Dec 13
9 am
Ladd 209
Kristine Konkol
Maxi Proposal
Seth Rasmussen Using Colorimetric Probes to Selectively Detect and Protect Against Nerve Agents
Dec 13 Shreya Mukhopadhyay
Maxi Proposal
Sangita Sinha Elucidating the mechanism of DAT interaction with Syntaxin1A and the impact of multi-site DAT phosphorylation on this interaction

Graduate Student Seminars Spring 2018

4:00 pm, Ladd 209 unless otherwise noted

Jan 16

Morrill 105

8:00 AM

Trevor Baumgartner
Maxi Proposal
Stuart Haring Characterization of miRNA-122 and NEDD4L roles during cytokinesis and ploidy regulation

Feb 14

FLC 122

2:00 PM

Nilushni Sivapragasam
PhD Defense
Uwe Burghaus Adsorption kinetics and dynamics of small molecules on graphene and graphene oxide

March 9

Morrill 103

11:00 AM

Tim Wilson
PhD Defense

Stuart Haring

Elucidating the Function of the Rfa2 N-terminus During the DNA Damage Response and Checkpoint Adaptation

May 14

Ladd 209

12:00 PM

Waidath Bio-Sawe
Maxi Proposal

Mukund Sibi

Understanding the immune system evasion of Mycobacterium tuberculosis: A bioorthogonal chemistry approach to study the interaction between Fibronectin and CR3 receptors

June 26

Ladd 209

1:00 PM

Karen Glover
PhD Defense

Sangita Sinha

Understanding binding-induced disorder-to-order and conformational transitions in proteins that regulate autophagy

June 27

Morrill 105

12:30 PM

Angela Adsero
Maxi Proposal

Stuart Haring

Investigating role of Rfa2 N-terminus in early meiotic events and possible meiotic role of Homo sapiens Rpa4 in model organism, Saccharomyces cerevisiae

July 25

Ladd 209

9:00 AM

Jesse Joyce
MS Defense

Mukund Sibi

The Development and Use of Chiral Dimethylaminopyridine-N-Oxide as an Organocatalyst

July 26

Ladd 209

9:00 AM

Praveen Kilaru
PhD Defense

Pinjing Zhao

New Strategies for Transition Metal Catalyzed C-C and C-N Bond Formation

July 30

Ladd 209

1:00 PM

Manqing Wei
MS Defense

Mukund Sibi

Synthesis of Precursors to Non-Isocyanate Polyurethanes

August 7

Ladd 209

11:00 AM

Hariharaputhiran Subramanian

PhD Defense

Mukund Sibi

Novel Achiral Templates in Catalysis: From Enantioselective Synthesis to Solution Structures 

August 8

Ladd 209

10:00 AM

Srini Dasanna

Maxi Proposal

Sangita Sinha

Investigating the Role of TAB2 and TAB3 Coiled-coil Domains in Autophagy

 

Graduate Student Seminars Fall 2018

4:00 pm, Ladd 209 unless otherwise noted

September 24

Ladd 209

4:00 PM

Olivia Stiller

2nd Year Seminar

Kent Rodgers

Insights into the Mechanism of Vanadium-dependent Haloperoxidases

 

October 1

Ladd 209

4:00 PM

Sierra Giebel

2nd Year Seminar

John Wilkinson TBA

October 8

Ladd 209

4:00 PM

Michael Chhoun

2nd Year Seminar

Greg Cook TBA

October 15

Ladd 209

4:00 PM

Esin Karanki

2nd Year Seminar

Greg Cook TBA

October 22

Ladd 209

4:00 PM

Samuel Wyatt

2nd Year Seminar

Sangita Sinha TBA

October 24

FLC 122

11:00 AM

Sandeep Vemula

PhD Defense

Greg Cook

TBA

 

October 25

Ladd 209

12:30 PM

Andrew Kalbach

Maxi Proposal

Alex Parent

TBA

 

October 29

Ladd 209

4:00 PM

Daniel Ramirez

2nd Year Seminar

Dmitri Kilin

TBA

 

November 1

Ladd 209

1:00 PM

Jasmin Farmakes

Maxi Proposal

Zhongyu Yang

TBA

 

November 8

Ladd 107

11:00 AM

Eric Serum

PhD Defense

Mukund Sibi

TBA

 

November 9

Ladd 209

1:00 PM

Krystal Grieger

MS Defense

Mukund Sibi

TBA