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Seminars: Fall 2017

Departmental Seminars are held on Thursdays, from 9:30 to 10:45 AM in CHE 100.
For more information, contact: Xiaopeng Li

Organic Chemistry Colloquiums are held on Tuesdays, from 2:00 to 3:00 PM in NES 102.
For more information, contact: Kirpal Bisht

A concise history of the current and former lecture series at USF is available here.

Additionally, a history of the Martin Lectureship series is available here.


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For readability, all of the seminars are listed below:

Seminar TypeSpeaker/TitleDateHost
Departmental Seminar
Prof. Chuanhai Cao
College of Pharmacy, USF
http://health.usf.edu/pharmacy/faculty_and_staff/10704/Cao

Cannabinoids as a treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease
2017-08-24Guida, Wayne
Departmental Seminar
Prof. Jeffrey Johnston
Department of Chemistry, Vanderbilt University
http://www.johnstonchemistry.org/

Schneller Lecturer
2017-08-31Del Valle, Juan
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Mr. Zachary Shultz
USF
http://chemistry.usf.edu/graduate/zshultz/

Cyclization Strategies Towards the Synthesis of Biologically Active Natural Products
2017-09-05Select
Departmental Seminar
Prof. Michael Summers
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
http://www.hhmi.umbc.edu/index.php

New Insights into the Mechanism of HIV-1 Genome Packaging
2017-09-07Merkler, David
Departmental Seminar
Dr. Gregg Beckham [CANCELLED]
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
https://www.nrel.gov/research/gregg-beckham.html

Breaking down plant cell walls: A few short stories in improving biofuels production processes
2017-09-14Woodcock, H. Lee
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Ms. Ashleigh Bachman
USF
http://chemistry.usf.edu/graduate/abachman/

Phosphorylation Induced Global Structural Destabilization of a Small Protein Domain
2017-09-19Select
Departmental Seminar
Prof. Peter Mahaffy
Department of Chemistry, The King's University
https://www.kingsu.ca/about-us/staff-directory/contact_id/3591

Systems thinking to reimagine chemistry education
2017-09-21Lewis, Jennifer
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Dr. Justin Goodwin
USF
http://delvallelab.weebly.com/people.html

Progress Towards the Synthesis of 17-nor-excelsinidine
2017-09-26Select
Departmental Seminar
Prof. Qiu Wang
Department of Chemistry, Duke University
https://chem.duke.edu/faculty/qiu-wang

Leveraging chemistry for biology and therapy: New amination strategies to access biologically important molecules
2017-09-28Shi, Xiaodong
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Mr. Ryan Anderson
USF
http://chemistry.usf.edu/graduate/randerson/

Subtraction Lipidomics of Endocannabinoids in Invertebrate Model Systems
2017-10-03Select
Departmental Seminar
Prof. Suazette Mooring
Department of Chemistry, Georgia State University
http://chemedatgsu.webs.com/

TBA
2017-10-05Raker, Jeffrey
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Mr. Faeez Sisan Mahzamani
USF
http://chemistry.usf.edu/graduate/fsmahzamani/

The study of Polyacrylate based nanoparticle emulsions
2017-10-10Select
Departmental Seminar
Prof. Brian Blagg
Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Kansas
https://medchem.ku.edu/brian-blagg-research

TBA
2017-10-12Gelis, Ioannis
Departmental Seminar
Prof. Bing Gong
Department of Chemistry, University of Buffalo
http://www.acsu.buffalo.edu/~bgong/

Biomimetic Molecular and Supramolecular Structures Based on Predictable Folding & Controlled Self-Assembly
2017-10-19Cai, Jianfeng
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Mr. Anisul Islam
USF
http://chemistry.usf.edu/graduate/smaislam/

Protein kinase C-zeta stimulates colorectal cancer carcinogenesis via PKC-zeta/Rac1/Pak1/Beta-Catenin signaling cascade
2017-10-24Select
Departmental Seminar
Prof. Bruce Gibb
Department of Chemistry, Tulane University
http://www.gibbgroup.org/

The many faces of non-polar pockets
2017-10-26Li, Xiaopeng
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Prof. Dmitry Peryshkov
University of South Carolina, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
https://sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/chemistry_and_biochemistry/our_people/peryshkov_dmitry.php

Carborane Cluster Architectures Featuring Multiple Metal-Boron Interactions
2017-10-31Select
Departmental Seminar
Prof. David Russell
Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M
http://www.chem.tamu.edu/rgroup/russell/

TBA
2017-11-02Evans-Nguyen, Theresa
Departmental Seminar
Prof. Jeremiah Johnson
Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
http://web.mit.edu/johnsongroup/

Toward Increased Precision and Efficiency in Macromolecular Synthesis: New Strategies and Enabling Functions
2017-11-09Li, Xiaopeng
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Mr. Wishrawana Sarathi Ratnayake
USF
http://chemistry.usf.edu/graduate/wratnayake/

Atypical protein kinase c inhibitors can repress epithelial to mesenchymal transition in malignant melanoma
2017-11-14Select
Departmental Seminar
Prof. Andrei Yudin
Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto
http://www.chem.utoronto.ca/wp/yudinlab/

TBA
2017-11-16Del Valle, Juan
Departmental Seminar
Stephen Fitzgerald
Oberlin College
http://new.oberlin.edu/arts-and-sciences/departments/physics/faculty_detail.dot?id=20749

2018-02-01Space, Brian