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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
Departmental Seminar
Dr. Blanton Tolbert
Case Western Reserve University
http://case.edu/artsci/chem/faculty/tolbert/

Rules of engagement: How viruses use RNA structures to usurp host proteins
2014-01-16McLaughlin, Mark
Departmental Seminar
Dr. Stephen Buchwald
Martin Lecturer

MIT
http://web.mit.edu/chemistry/buchwald/

Palladium and Copper-Catalyzed Methodology of Use in Organic Synthesis: From Fundamentals to Applications
2014-01-23Zhang, Peter
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Prof Chad Dickey
Molecular Medicine, USF


Targeting protein degradation pathways with small molecules
2014-01-28Select
Departmental Seminar
Dr. John Berry
Florida International University


Fishing for Toxins: The Zebrafish (Danio rerio) Embryo as a "High-Output" Model for Cyanobacterial Toxins
2014-01-30Baker, Bill
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Mr. Joseph Gill
USF Chemistry Department


2014-02-04Select
Departmental Seminar
Dr. Guijun Wang
Old Dominion University
http://sci.odu.edu/chemistry/directory/wang.shtml

2014-02-06Cai, Jianfeng
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Mr. Daniel Dempsey
USF Chemistry Department


Identification and Characterization of N-acyltransferase Enzymes Involved in Fatty Acid Amide Biosynthesis
2014-02-11Select
Departmental Seminar
Dr. Jovica Badjic
Ohio State University
http://chemistry.osu.edu/faculty/badjic

Gated Molecular Encapsulation and Reactivity
2014-02-13Zhang, Peter
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Cancelled - Prof. Thomas Unnasch
Molecular Medicine, USF


2014-02-18Select
Departmental Seminar
Dr. Michael J. Krische
UT Austin
http://www.cm.utexas.edu/michael_krische

2014-02-20Antilla, Jon
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Prof Sarah Shammas
Jane Clarke's at the University of Cambridge


Speed dating with KIX - a single domain with many partners
2014-02-25Select
Departmental Seminar
Dr. John Herbert
Ohio State University
https://chemistry.osu.edu/~herbert/

2014-02-27Woodcock, H. Lee
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Prof. Robert J. Deschenes
USF


2014-03-04Select
Departmental Seminar
Dr. Simon Blakey
Emory University
http://chemistry.emory.edu/home/people/faculty/blakey-simon.html

C–H Functionalization: An Enabling Technology for Pharmaceutical and Materials Chemistry
2014-03-06Zhang, Peter
Departmental Seminar
Dr. Jianfeng Cai
University of South Florida
http://chemistry.usf.edu/faculty/cai/

AApeptides: From Structure to Function
2014-03-13Zhang, Peter
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Mr. Ge Bai
USF Chemistry Department


2014-03-18Select
Departmental Seminar
Dr. Omar Farha
Northwestern University
http://faculty.wcas.northwestern.edu/omarfarha/index.html

2014-03-20Ma, Shengqian
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Prof. Sandy Westerheide
USF Department of Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology


2014-03-25Select
Departmental Seminar
Amy Lane
University of North Florida
http://www.unf.edu/~amy.lane/Home.html

2014-03-27Select
Departmental Seminar
Dr. Robert Huigens
University of Florida
http://pharmacy.ufl.edu/faculty/robert-w-huigens-iii/

2014-04-03Baker, Bill
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Ms. Sreya Mukherjee
Department of Chemistry


Drug discovery on STIM1
2014-04-08Select
Departmental Seminar
Dr. Janarthanan Jayawickramarajah
Tulane University
http://tulane.edu/sse/chem/faculty/janarthanan-jayawickramarajah.cfm

Parasite Kinases - A Case Study in How Structural and Chemical Parasitology Contribute to Biology and Drug Discovery
2014-04-10Cai, Jianfeng
Departmental Seminar
Dr. Chuanbing Tang
University of South Carolina


(CHE 301: 4:00PM - 5:00PM) Cationic Metallocenium Polymers: from Controlled Polymerization to Electrolyte Chemistry to Medicinal Chemistry
2014-04-14Cai, Jianfeng
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Mr. Jordany Maignan
USF Department of Chemistry


Synthesis, Antimalarial Activity, and Physicochemical Properties of 7-(2-Phenoxyethoxy)-4(1H)-quinolones and 1,2,3,4-Tetrahydroacridin-9(10H)-ones
2014-04-15Select
Departmental Seminar
Dr. Laurent Calcul
USF CDDI
http://chemistry.usf.edu/postdoc/lcalcul/

2014-04-17Select
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Mr. Iredia Iyamu
USF Department of Chemistry


Structure-Activity Relationship (SAR) of a novel spirocyclic antimalarial
2014-04-22Select
Departmental Seminar
Dr. Ralf Landgraf
University of Miami
http://biomed.miami.edu/?p=572

2014-04-24Gelis, Ioannis
Drug Discovery Colloquium
Mr. Frankie Costanza
USF Department of Chemistry


Applications of PEG Poly-Amino Acids
2014-04-29Select
Departmental Seminar
Dr. Cindy Qi
University of Florida, College of Pharmacy
http://pharmacy.ufl.edu/faculty/xin-cindy-qi/

2014-09-04Cai, Jianfeng
Departmental Seminar
Dr. Jovica Badjic
Ohio State University
http://chemistry.osu.edu/faculty/badjic

Gated Molecular Encapsulation and Reactivity
2014-09-11Zhang, Peter
Departmental Seminar
Dr. Frank Mari
Florida Atlantic University
http://www.science.fau.edu/chemistry/mari/

2014-09-18Ming, Li-june
Departmental Seminar
Prof. Marilyne Stains
University of Nebraska Lincoln
http://chem.unl.edu/faculty/mstains.shtml

2014-09-25Lewis, Jennifer
Departmental Seminar
Guangbin Dong
University of Texas-Austin
http://gbdong.cm.utexas.edu/publications.html

2014-10-02Zhang, Peter
Departmental Seminar
Prof. Hong Wang
Miami University (Ohio)
http://www.users.miamioh.edu/wangh3/index.html

2014-10-09Ma, Shengqian
Departmental Seminar
Dr. Ken Shea
UC Irvine
https://sites.google.com/site/shealabuci/

2014-10-16Cai, Jianfeng
Departmental Seminar
Prof. Vladimir B. Birman
Washington University
http://www.chemistry.wustl.edu/faculty/birman

2014-10-23Antilla, Jon
Departmental Seminar
Dr. Sheng Dai
Oak Ridge National Laboratory and University of Tennessee
https://www.chem.utk.edu/dai/

2014-10-30Ma, Shengqian
Departmental Seminar
Dr. M.G. Finn
Georgia Tech
http://ww2.chemistry.gatech.edu/groups/finn/

2014-11-06Cai, Jianfeng
Departmental Seminar
Dr. Dmitry Matyushov
ASU
http://chemistry.asu.edu/faculty/d_matyushov.asp

2014-11-13Rogers, David
Departmental Seminar
Prof. Seth Cohen
UC-San Diego
http://cohenlab.ucsd.edu/index.html

2014-11-20Ma, Shengqian
Departmental Seminar
Prof. Jack Barbera
University of Northern Colorado
http://www.unco.edu/nhs/chemistry/faculty/barbera/CER/index.html

2014-12-04Lewis, Jennifer