Seminar Speaker Series

Dr. Chengpeng Chen – Chemistry/Biochemistry Department Seminar Coordinator


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2/4/2022 – Dr. Dana Ferraris, McDaniel College, Department of Chemistry, “The design, synthesis and evaluation of mono (ADP-Ribosyl) transferase inhibitors as chemical probes for validation of drug discovery targets”

2/18/2022 – Dr. Karena Chapman, Stony Brook University, Department of Chemistry, “X-ray visions: Exploring materials function at the energy frontier”

3/11/2022 – Dr. Ram Seshadri, University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Chemistry, “Screening the Space of Inorganic Materials for Function Using Data Tabulation and Computation”

3/18/2022 – Dr. Megan Ferguson, University of New York at New Paltz, Department of Chemistry, “Probing Surface Chemical Properties of Bacteria with Atomic Force Microscopy”

4/8/2022 – Dr. Matthew Lockett, University of North Carolina, Department of Chemistry, “New tools to evaluate cellular responses to physiological oxygen tensions”

4/15/2022 – Dr. Melissa Lucero, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Department of Chemistry, “Rational Design of Photoacoustic Imaging Tools for In Vivo Applications”

4/22/2022 – Dr. William Wuest, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, Department of Chemistry, “Slaying superbugs one natural product at a time”

5/6/2022 – Dr. Danzhou Yang, Purdue University, Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, “DNA G-Quadruplex: Structions, Functions, and Anticancer Drug Targeting”

5/13/2022 – Dr. Regina A. Easley, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), “Journeys in Chemical Oceanography and Metrology”