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Seminars: Spring 2014

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

Drug Discovery Colloquiums are held on Tuesdays, from 2:00 to 3:15 pm in NES 103.
For more information, contact: Kirpal Bisht

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


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For readability, all of the seminars are listed below.

Seminar TypeSpeaker/TitleDateHost
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Wilber Milhous
College of Public Health
http://health.usf.edu/publichealth/gh/Wilbur+Milhous.htm

Bench top to bedside: why many drugs fail
2011-01-18Bisht, Kirpal
Departmental Seminar
Marcy J. Balunas
University of Connecticut, School of Pharmacy
http://pharmacy.uconn.edu/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=500&Itemid=500

TBA
2011-01-20Baker, Bill
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Yang Hu
Chemistry
http://chemistry.usf.edu/faculty/zhang/

Total Syntheses of Natural Product (±)-Swainsonine and its (±)-8a-Epimer based on Co(II)-Catalyzed Intramolecular C–H Amination
2011-01-25Bisht, Kirpal
Departmental Seminar
Samuel H. Gellman
University of Wisconsin, Madison ; Department of Chemistry
http://www.chem.wisc.edu/~gellman/

TBA
2011-01-27Manetsch, Roman
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Rongshi Li
Moffitt Cancer Center
http://www.moffitt.org/Site.aspx?spid=E1FAB7792C274507B52280F2D07B33DD&SearchType=Researcher

TBA
2011-02-08Bisht, Kirpal
Departmental Seminar
Guigen Li
Texas Tech University; Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/chemistry/Faculty/li/group.php

TBA
2011-02-10Zhang, Peter
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Andrii Monastryskyi
Chemistry
http://chemistry.usf.edu/faculty/manetsch/

Synthesis and evaluation of 4(1H)-quinolone prodrugs targeting multi-drug resistant P. falciparum malaria
2011-02-15Bisht, Kirpal
Departmental Seminar
Joan-Emma Shea
University of California Santa Barbara
http://www.chem.ucsb.edu/people/faculty/shea/index.shtml

TBA
2011-02-17van der Vaart, Arjan
Drug Discovery Colloquium
MeghNath Gali
Chemistry
http://chemistry.usf.edu/faculty/bisht/

TBA
2011-02-22Bisht, Kirpal
Drug Discovery Colloquium
George Zheng
Georgia State University
http://chemistry.gsu.edu/Zheng.php

Mechanism and inhibition of protein arginine methylation
2011-03-01Bisht, Kirpal
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Acevedo Duncan
Chemistry
http://chemistry.usf.edu/faculty/duncan/

Role of PKC-iota in cancer cell proliferation and survival
2011-03-08Bisht, Kirpal
Departmental Seminar
Tehshik Yoon
University of Wisconsin, Madison; Department of Chemistry;
http://yoon.chem.wisc.edu/

TBA
2011-03-17Antilla, Jon
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Arun Kumar
Chemistry
http://chemistry.usf.edu/faculty/manetsch/

Design and Synthesis of Fluorous Photolabels
2011-03-22Bisht, Kirpal
Departmental Seminar
Dean F. Martin, Ph.D.
University of South Florida
http://chemistry.usf.edu/faculty/dmartin/

Errors of Science
2011-03-24Manetsch, Roman
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Andreas Seyfang
Molecular Medicine
https://hsccf.hsc.usf.edu/researchdirectory/resume/19639_cv.pdf

Candida Cytochrome b5 Reductase as Novel Target for Rational Drug Design
2011-03-29Bisht, Kirpal
Departmental Seminar
Tom Woolf
John Hopkins University
http://pmcb.jhu.edu/faculty/woolf-profile.html

2011-03-31van der Vaart, Arjan
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Shraddha Desai
Chemistry
http://chemistry.usf.edu/faculty/duncan/

Role of PKC-iota in Glioblastoma cell survival and proliferation
2011-04-12Bisht, Kirpal
Departmental Seminar
Emilio Xavier Esposito
exeResearch LLC, East Lansing, Michigan
http://www.exeResearch.com

Exploring the ligand-receptor interactions of scoring functions for docked poses
2011-04-14Space, Brian
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Kevin Sneed
College of Pharmacy
http://health.usf.edu/VP/leadership/Sneed.htm

USF College of Pharmacy - Academic Innovation and Entrepreneurship
2011-04-19Bisht, Kirpal
Departmental Seminar
Norito Takenaka
University of Miami
http://www.as.miami.edu/chemistry/people/takenaka/NoritoTakenaka.html

Asymmetric Catalysis with Helical-Chiral Pyridines
2011-04-21Antilla, Jon
Departmental Seminar
John Straub
Boston University
http://www.bu.edu/chemistry/faculty/straub

2011-04-28van der Vaart, Arjan
Departmental Seminar
Photo Session



2011-08-25 

Christina Richards
Richards Lab


TBA
2011-08-29
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Mr. Jason Cuce
University of South Florida


Science from One Peninsula to Another: From the Oceans of Antarctica to the Wetlands of Florida
2011-08-30 
Departmental Seminar
Update on Chemistry Ph.D. program
Mandatory for all students


2011-09-01 

Labor Day



TBA
2011-09-05
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Prof. Keith R. Pennypacker
University of South Florida College of Medicine


Cellular therapy as a source to discover new approaches for stroke treatment
2011-09-06 
Departmental Seminar
Hang (Hubert) Yin
University of Colorado - Boulder
http://www.colorado.edu/chem/people/yin.html

"Drugging the Undruggable"
2011-09-08Cai, Jianfeng

Neal Halstead
Rohr Lab


TBA
2011-09-12
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Prof. Duane C. Eichler
University of South Florida Department of Molecular Medicine
http://hsccf.health.usf.edu/researchDirectoryTemplate/depttemplate.cfm?person_id=9625&deptid=27

Why Is a Urea Cycle Enzyme Integral to Vascular Endothelial Function?
2011-09-13 
Departmental Seminar
Arjan van der Vaart
University of South Florida
http://chemistry.usf.edu/faculty/vandervaart/

2011-09-15 

Faculty Meetings - No Seminar



2011-09-19
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Prof. Juan DelValle
Moffitt Cancer Center
http://labpages.moffitt.org/delvallej/

Stereoselective synthesis and biological applications of polysubstituted prolines
2011-09-20 
Departmental Seminar
Joseph S. Francisco (Dean and Barbara Martin 2011 Lecturer)
Purdue University
http://www.chem.purdue.edu/people/faculty/faculty.asp?itemID=32

From Earth's Atmosphere to Planetary Engineering of Mars: An Adventure in Chemistry
2011-09-22Martin, Dean

Marc Lajeunesse
Lajeunesse Lab


TBA
2011-09-26
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Dr. Pasha Khan
Scripps Florida


Discovery & Optimization of Potent & Selective Inhibitors of NOD1 Induced NF-kB Activation
2011-09-27 
Departmental Seminar
No Seminar



2011-09-29 

Taegan McMahon
Rohr Lab


TBA
2011-10-03
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Ms. Anne T. Pine
CBMMB and CDDI


Structural Basis for the Functional Difference of the Polymorphism at Residue 72 in the Tumor Suppressor Protein p53
2011-10-04 
Departmental Seminar
Prof. Gregory L. McColm
University of South Florida Department of Mathematics & Statistics
http://math.usf.edu/faculty/gmccolm/

Geometry and Crystal Design
2011-10-06Zaworotko, Mike

Matt Venesky
Rohr Lab


TBA
2011-10-10
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Ms. Xue (Snow) Xu
University of South Florida Department of Chemistry


Highly Asymmetric Intra- and Inter-molecular Cyclopropanation of Acceptor-Substituted Diazoacetates by Co(II)-Based Metalloradical Catalysts
2011-10-11 
Departmental Seminar
Prof. Janis Louie
The University of Utah
http://www.chem.utah.edu/faculty/louie/index.html

2011-10-13Antilla, Jon

Faculty Meetings - No Seminar



2011-10-17
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Prof. Patricia Emmanuel
University of South Florida College of Medicine
http://health.usf.edu/medicine/pediatrics/bios/bio_emmanuel.htm

2011-10-18 
Departmental Seminar
Dennis W. Smith
The University of Texas - Dallas
http://www.utdallas.edu/~rmf102020/

2011-10-20Harmon, Julianne

Andrea Liebl
Martin Lab


TBA
2011-10-24
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Prof. Denise R. Cooper
University of South Florida Health
http://hsc.usf.edu/nocms/medicine/biochemistry/cooperlab/

2011-10-25 
Departmental Seminar
Aaron Aponick
University of Florida
http://www.chem.ufl.edu/~aponick/group/Aponick_Research/Home.html

2011-10-27Antilla, Jon
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Ms. Alaa Hashim and Christine Tang
University of South Florida Department of Chemistry


Inhibition of Oxidative Stress Caused by Cu-beta-Amyloid
2011-11-01 
Departmental Seminar
Wendy L. Kelly
Georgia Tech
http://www.chemistry.gatech.edu/faculty/Kelly/

2011-11-03Ming, Li-june

Cris Ledón-Rettig
Martin Lab


TBA
2011-11-07
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Prof. David Merkler
University of South Florida Department of Chemistry
http://chemistry.usf.edu/faculty/merkler/

2011-11-08 
Departmental Seminar
Alex MacKerell
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
http://mackerell.umaryland.edu/MacKerell_Lab.html

2011-11-10Woodcock, H. Lee

Gordon Fox
Fox Lab


Variation in reproductive timing and assortative mating
2011-11-14
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Prof. Brant R. Burkhardt
CBMMB
http://biology.usf.edu/cmmb/faculty/bburkhardt/

Pancreatic-Derived factor: Novel hormone PANDERing to glucose regulation
2011-11-15 
Departmental Seminar
Paul Hanson
The University of Kansas
http://www.chem.ku.edu/groups/hanson_grp/

2011-11-17Zhang, Peter





TBA
2011-11-21

Faculty Meetings - No Seminar



2011-11-21
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Dr. Juanjuan Yin
Department of Pharmaceutical Science, College of Pharmacy, USF
http://health.usf.edu/pharmacy/Faculty_and_Staff.htm#Shufeng

Targeted delivery of a combination therapy in the treatment of tumors
2011-11-22 
Departmental Seminar
No Seminar - Thanksgiving



2011-11-24 

Thanksgiving Break



TBA
2011-11-28
Departmental Seminar
Prof. Martin Head-Gordon
University of California, Berkeley
http://chem.berkeley.edu/faculty/head-gordon/index.php

2011-12-01Woodcock, H. Lee





TBA
2011-12-05
Departmental Seminar
Update on Chemistry Ph.D. program
Mandatory for all students


2012-01-12Select
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Dr. Justin Spiriti
Chemistry, USF


Overcoming Barriers with Umbrella Sampling Simulations of Biomolecules
2012-01-17 
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Mr. Ramakanth Anthoji
Chemistry, USF
http://chemistry.usf.edu/graduate/rananthoji/

Symbiosis of zeolite-like metal-organic frameworks (rho-zmof) and hydrogels: composites for controlled drug release
2012-01-24 
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Prof. Dominic D'Agostino
Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, USF
http://hsccf.health.usf.edu/researchDirectoryTemplate/depttemplate.cfm?&person_id=24854&deptid=28

Therapeutic Ketosis for Treatment of Seizures and other Neurological Disorders
2012-01-31 
Departmental Seminar
Dr. Thomas R. Hoye
The University of Minnesota
http://www.chem.umn.edu/groups/hoye/index.php

2012-02-02Cai, Jianfeng
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Prof. Ratna Chakrabarty
College of Medicine, UCF
http://www.biomed.ucf.edu/index.php?option=com_sobi2&sobi2Task=sobi2Details&catid=0&sobi2Id=40&Itemid=118

Functional diversity of a cytoskeleton modulatory protein LIM kinase 1 with many macromolecular partners: Implication in tumorigenesis and metastasis
2012-02-07 
Departmental Seminar
Pinjing Zhao
North Dakota State University
http://www.ndsu.edu/chemistry/people/faculty/zhao.html

Late Transition Metal Mediated Decarboxylation and C-H Bond Activation: Mechanistic Insights and Catalytic Applications
2012-02-09Zhang, Peter
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Prof. Kevin Nash
Molecular Medicine, USF
https://hsccf.hsc.usf.edu/researchdirectory/directorysearch/search_profile.cfm?person_id=63389

TBA
2012-02-14 
Departmental Seminar
No Seminar



2012-02-16 
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Mr. Daniel N. Santiago
Chemistry, USF
http://chemistry.usf.edu/faculty/guida/

Determining Significant Normal Modes of Vibration for Protein-ligand Complexes to Improve Virtual Screening
2012-02-21 
Departmental Seminar
Dr. Wei Zhan
Auburn University
http://www.auburn.edu/academic/cosam/faculty/chemistry/zhan/

Lipid-Assembled Molecular Photovoltaic Systems
2012-02-23Li, Xiao (Sheryl)
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Dr. Anand Singh
Burnham Institute


TBA
2012-02-28 
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Mr. Kurt van Horn

http://chemistry.usf.edu/faculty/manetsch/

TBA
2012-03-06 
Departmental Seminar
Hong-Cai Zhou
Texas A&M University Department of Chemistry
http://www.chem.tamu.edu/rgroup/zhou/Zhou.html

2012-03-08Ma, Shengqian
Drug Discovery Colloquium
No Colloquium
Spring Break


2012-03-13 
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Prof. Shyam Mohapatra
Molecular Medicine, USF
http://www.cancerbiology.usf.edu/mohapatra.html

Drug Discovery and Development in Respiratory-viral lung Disease
2012-03-20 
Departmental Seminar
Dr. Wayne Guida
Chemistry, USF
http://chemistry.usf.edu/faculty/guida/

2012-03-22Larsen, Randy
Departmental Seminar
Sourav Saha
Florida State University
http://www.chem.fsu.edu/~Sourav/Saha/Home.html

TBA
2012-03-29Cai, Jianfeng
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Prof. Ernst Schonbrunn
Moffitt Cancer Center
http://www.moffitt.org/Site.aspx?spid=96B59889F4CE408B87C8ECD1315C5B72&SearchType=Researcher

TBA
2012-04-03 
Departmental Seminar
Nigel Richards
University of Florida
http://www.chem.ufl.edu/~richards/

Cleaving a chemically unreactive C-C bond: Mechanistic studies of oxalate decarboxylase
2012-04-05Guida, Wayne
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Prof. Michael White
CDDI and Molecular Medicine
https://hsccf.hsc.usf.edu/researchdirectory/directorysearch/search_profile.cfm?person_id=64880§ion=1

Identifying new targets essential for the growth of apicomplexan pathogens
2012-04-10 
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Prof. Nupam Mahajan
Moffitt Cancer Center
http://www.moffitt.org/Site.aspx?spid=61776730EA334978899502AC07064FFC&SearchType=Researcher

TBA
2012-04-17 
Departmental Seminar
Chris Armishaw, PhD
Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies
http://www.tpims.org/meet-our-scientists/florida-scientists/christopher-armishaw

Synthetic combinatorial chemistry in the development of novel cone snail venom peptides as research tools and drug leads for chronic pain and tobacco addiction
2012-04-19Manetsch, Roman
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Prof. Subhra Mohapatra
Molecular Medicine, USF
https://hsccf.hsc.usf.edu/researchdirectory/directorysearch/search_profile.cfm?person_id=40156

TBA
2012-04-24 
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Introduction



Introduction
2012-08-28 
Departmental Seminar
Mandatory Graduate Student Meeting



New graduate students will be introduced
2012-08-30 
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Prof. Dennis E. Kyle
Global Health, USF
http://health.usf.edu/publichealth/gh/Dennis+Kyle.htm

Drug Discovery for Brain-Eating Amoebae
2012-09-04 
Departmental Seminar
Marcia Levitus
Arizona State University
http://www.public.asu.edu/~mlevitus/dr_levitus.html

FLUORESCENCE CORRELATION SPECTROSCOPY: The study of kinetic processes in equilibrium conditions
2012-09-13van der Vaart, Arjan
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Prof. Lori Hazlehurst
Moffitt Cancer Center
http://www.moffitt.org/research--clinical-trials/individual-researchers/lori-a--hazlehurst-phd

Targeting CD44 and necrotic cell death in Multiple Myeloma
2012-09-18 
Departmental Seminar
Dr. Weibo Cai
University of Wisconsin-Madison
http://mi.wisc.edu/

Molecular Imaging with Peptides, Proteins, and Nanoparticles
2012-09-20Cai, Jianfeng
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Prof. Jon Antilla
Chemistry, USF
http://chemistry.usf.edu/faculty/antilla/

Chiral Phosphates in Catalysis: Moving Beyond The Activation of Imines
2012-09-25 
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Prof. Anupam Pradhan
Global Health, USF
http://health.usf.edu/publichealth/gh/Anupam+Pradhan.htm

Chemical genetics of piggyback mutants: A new tool for antimalarial drug discovery
2012-10-02 
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Dr. Leila Albers
Draper Labs


Engineered Nanoparticle for Virus Elimination by Opsonization (ENVELOP)
2012-10-09 
Departmental Seminar
Dr. Aloysius Siriwardena
Université de Picardie Jules Verne
http://www.u-picardie.fr/labo/LG/equipes_de_recherche/SUPRA/Aloysius%20Siriwardena.html

TIME AND LOCATION OF THIS SEMINAR IS TBA.
2012-10-09Antilla, Jon
Departmental Seminar
Krista Walton
Georgia Tech
http://walton.chbe.gatech.edu/Walton.html

2012-10-11Zaworotko, Mike
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Ryan Young
Chemistry, USF
http://chemistry.usf.edu/faculty/baker/

Synthetic and Bioactivity Studies of Antiplasmodial and Antibacterial Marine Natural Products
2012-10-16 
Departmental Seminar
William Dichtel
Cornell University
http://www.williamdichtel.com/

2012-10-18Ma, Shengqian
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Prof. Niketa Patel
James A. Haley Veterans Hospital


Splicing keys to unravel obesity
2012-10-23 
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Biplob Bhattacharya
Chemistry, USF
http://chemistry.usf.edu/faculty/turos/

Altering Microbiological Activity and Bacterial Cell Targeting with C3 Ring Functionality in N-Thiolated β-Lactams
2012-10-30 
Departmental Seminar
Marc Giulianotti
Torrey Pines Institute
http://www.tpims.org/meet-our-scientists/florida-scientists/marc-giulianotti

2012-11-01Baker, Bill
Departmental Seminar
T. V. (Babu) RajanBabu
The Ohio State University
http://chemistry.osu.edu/~babu/vitae.php

Development and Applications of Asymmetric Hydrovinylation Reaction
2012-11-08Zhang, Peter
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Dr. Niranjan Namelikonda
Chemistry, USF
http://chemistry.usf.edu/faculty/manetsch/

4(1H)-Quinolones and N-acylsulfonamides in modern medicinal chemistry approaches targeting malaria and cancer
2012-11-13 
Departmental Seminar
Dr. Ah-Lim Tsai
University of Texas Medical School at Houston
http://www.uth.tmc.edu/bmb/faculty/ah-lim-tsai.html

Gas ligand selectivity by hemeproteins----- a "sliding scale" hypothesis.
2012-11-15Ming, Li-june
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Faeez Mahzamani
Chemistry, USF
http://chemistry.usf.edu/faculty/turos/

Research Update: The study of chiral polyacrylate nanoparticles, and the development of clodinafops as anti-malarial drugs
2012-11-20 
Departmental Seminar
Adam Matzger
University of Michigan
http://www.umich.edu/~ajmgroup/

2012-11-29Ma, Shengqian
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Prof. Mark Novak
Florida Institute of Technology
http://cos.fit.edu/chemistry/faculty/novak/

Bridging the Gap between Theory and Experiment: Use of Scanning Tunneling Microscopy to Refine Predictive Modeling of Potential Therapeutics at the Molecular Level
2012-11-6 
Departmental Seminar
Thomas Kodadek
Scripps Florida
http://www.scripps.edu/kodadek/lab_members.html

Chemical tools to monitor and manipulate the proteome
2012-12-06Cai, Jianfeng