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Divisional Seminar Schedule, Fall Semester 2016

August 30
Tuesday
5:00 PM
CHEM 234

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY SEMINAR
Organizational Meeting
Prof. Michael F. Mayer, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University


September 2
Friday
12:00 PM
CHEM 305

BIOCHEMISTRY SEMINAR
Organizational Meeting
Prof. Joachim Weber, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University


September 9
Friday
12:00 PM
CHEM 305

BIOCHEMISTRY SEMINAR
Happy Motoring with ATP Synthase
Prof. Joachim Weber, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University


September 16
Friday
12:00 PM
CHEM 305

BIOCHEMISTRY SEMINAR
Approaches to Understanding Plant Abiotic Stress Response and Tolerance
Prof. Huazhong Shi, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University


September 23
Friday
12:00 PM
CHEM 305

BIOCHEMISTRY SEMINAR
Lipid Regulation of Kir Channels and Structural Characterization of CRES3 Functional Amyloids Determined by Solid-State NMR
Prof. Benjamin Wylie, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University


September 23
Friday
1:00 PM
ESB 120

PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY SEMINAR
Frontiers of Electronic Structure: From Gaussian-Sinc to Canonical Cardinal Sine
Dr. Jonathan Jerke, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University


September 27
Tuesday
5:00 PM
CHEM 234

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY SEMINAR
New Synthetic Routes to Enantiopure Tetrahydroquinolines, Indolines, Indoles, Tetrahydro-β-carbolines, Dihydrobenzothiazines, Tetrahydrobenzoxazepines and -diazepines
Dr. Nanaji Yerramsetti, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University


September 28
Wednesday
3:00 PM
CHEM 101

INORGANIC CHEMISTRY SEMINAR
1,3,2-Benzodioxastibole Derivatives as Bidentate Anion Receptors
Jinchun Qiu, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University


September 30
Friday
12:00 PM
CHEM 305

BIOCHEMISTRY SEMINAR
Biochemistry and Bacteria
Prof. Robert Shaw, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University


October 4
Tuesday
5:30 PM
CHEM 107

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY SEMINAR
Molecules that Shaped the Western World: From the Spice Trade to Modern Medicine
Prof. Michael Krische, Department of Chemistry, University of Texas at Austin


October 7
Friday
12:00 PM
TTUHSC 1C110A

BIOCHEMISTRY SEMINAR
Potent Immunoconjugates for Cancer Therapy: From Early Stage Research to a Clinically Approved Drug
Dr. Peter Senter, Seattle Genetics


October 7
Friday
1:00 PM
ESB 120

PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY SEMINAR
Quantum Time-Dependent and Time-Independent Three-Body Reactive Collisions in Hyperspherical Coordinates
Prof. Gregory A. Parker, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Oklahoma


October 10
Monday
12:00 PM
CHEM 025

ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY SEMINAR
Improving the Performance of Leukocyte Subset Separation Through a 3D Microfluidic Monocyte Depletion and
Multiplex LC-MS Analysis of Isotopically Permethylated N-Glycans Derived from Biological Samples

Wenjie Li & Xue Dong, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University


October 14
Friday
12:00 PM
CHEM 305

BIOCHEMISTRY SEMINAR
Natural Product Chemistry Towards Improving Human Health
Prof. Paul Pare, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University


October 17
Monday
12:00 PM
CHEM 025

ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY SEMINAR
Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy
Xinyue Liang, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University


October 19
Wednesday
3:00 PM
CHEM 101

INORGANIC CHEMISTRY SEMINAR
Coordination Chemistry of Gold(III) Complexes
Amandeep Brar, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University


October 24
Monday
12:00 PM
CHEM 025

ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY SEMINAR
Applications of FTIR Spectroscopy
Yifan Huang, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University


October 26
Wednesday
3:00 PM
CHEM 101

INORGANIC CHEMISTRY SEMINAR
MPV Reductions in Post Synthetically Modified Metal Organic Frameworks
Patrick Larson, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University


October 28
Friday
12:00 PM
CHEM 305

BIOCHEMISTRY SEMINAR
NMR Studies of the DNA Double Strand Break Repair Protein Rad50
Prof. Michael Latham, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University


October 28
Friday
1:00 PM
ESB 120

PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY SEMINAR
Application of High-Speed Imaging to Chemical Engineering: Liquid Marbles & Needle-Free Injection
Prof. Jeremy Marston, Department of Chemical Engineering, Texas Tech University


October 31
Monday
12:00 PM
CHEM 025

ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY SEMINAR
Applications of PXRF Spectrometry for Pedology, Agronomy, and Environmental Quality Assessment
Dr. David Weindorf, Department of Plant and Soil Science, Texas Tech University


November 1
Tuesday
5:00 PM
CHEM 234

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY SEMINAR
Ring Forming Reaction of Allene Derivatives
Lu Cheng, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University


November 2
Wednesday
3:00 PM
CHEM 101

INORGANIC CHEMISTRY SEMINAR
New Approaches for Mercury Elimination from Water. Thiolated MOFs
Shiva Moaven, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University


November 4
Friday
12:00 PM
TTUHSC 1C110A

BIOCHEMISTRY SEMINAR
Pentameric Ligand-Gated Ion Channels - From High-Resolution Structures to Therapeutic Promise
Prof. Pei Tang, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Pittsburgh


November 7
Monday
12:00 PM
CHEM 025

ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY SEMINAR
Optical Kerr Effect Spectroscopy of Liquids - From Simple Molecular Liquids to Complex Fluids
Prof. Edward L. Quitevis, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University


November 8
Tuesday
5:00 PM
CHEM 234

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY SEMINAR
Toward a Divergent Synthesis of the Biselyngbyolides
Dr. Rakesh G. Thorat, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University


November 9
Wednesday
3:00 PM
CHEM 101

INORGANIC CHEMISTRY SEMINAR
Recent Progress in Conversion of Dinitrogen into Ammonia with Coordination Complexes
Babak Tahmouresilerd, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University


November 11
Friday
12:00 PM
TTUHSC 1C110A

BIOCHEMISTRY SEMINAR
Biofilms in Wounds: Management Strategies
Prof. Randall Wolcott, Southwest Reginal Wound Care Center


November 14
Monday
12:00 PM
CHEM 025

ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY SEMINAR
Research Updates
Jingfu Zhao, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University


November 15
Tuesday
5:00 PM
CHEM 234

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY SEMINAR
Recent Advances in the Use of Gem-Dihalovinyl Groups in Ring Synthesis
George Page, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University


November 18
Friday
12:00 PM
CHEM 305

BIOCHEMISTRY SEMINAR
Elucidation of the Tropane and Granatane Alkaloid Biosynthetic Pathway
Neill Kim, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University


November 18
Friday
1:00 PM
ESB 120

PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY SEMINAR
Comparison of the Selected Transition Metal Binding Characteristics of Methanobactin and an Alternative Metal Binding Peptide
Prof. Laurence Angel, Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University at Commerce


November 21
Monday
12:00 PM
CHEM 025

ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY SEMINAR
Interfacial Behavior of Cholesterol, 7-Ketocholesterol and 5β, 6β-Epoxycholesterol in Phosphatidylcholine Monolayers
Dr. Dana-Marie Telesford, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University


November 28
Monday
12:00 PM
CHEM 025

ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY SEMINAR
Detection of CD64 Overexpression in a Microfluidic Cell Separation Device: Toward Sepsis Diagnosis
Pei Zhang & Ye Zhang, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University


November 29
Tuesday
5:00 PM
CHEM 234

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY SEMINAR
Strategies for Metal-Catalyzed C-H Activation and Functionalization
Ting Tang, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University


November 30
Wednesday
3:00 PM
CHEM 101

INORGANIC CHEMISTRY SEMINAR
Enhanced Effectivity of Stabilized Nanoparticles as Catalysts for Cross Coupling Reactions
Mohammed Shahidul Islam, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University


December 2
Friday
1:00 PM
ESB 120

PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY SEMINAR
Translation-Rotation Dynamics of Confined Hydrogen Using an Efficient Smolyak Sparse-Grid Scheme
Prof. Yohann Scribano, University of Montpellier, France


December 6
Tuesday
5:00 PM
CHEM 234

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY SEMINAR
Catalytic Performance of Magnetic Nanoparticles in Organic Reactions
Sara Shafiei Haghighi, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University

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