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Divisional Seminar Schedule, Spring Semester 2016

February 12
Friday
1:00 PM
ESB 120

PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY SEMINAR
Polyradical Character of Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons: Kekule and Non-Kekule Structures
Prof. Hans Lischka, Tianjin University, China


February 24
Wednesday
3:00 PM
CHEM 101

INORGANIC CHEMISTRY SEMINAR
The Chemistry of Gold Carbenes
Nick McKibben, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University


February 26
Friday
1:00 PM
ESB 120

PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY SEMINAR
A Computational Study of π-Stacking Interactions Using High-Level Ab Initio and Density Functional Methods
Prof. Adelia Aquino, Tianjin University, China


February 29
Monday
12:00 PM
CHEM 101

ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY SEMINAR
Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy
Ying Liang, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University


March 2
Wednesday
3:00 PM
CHEM 101

INORGANIC CHEMISTRY SEMINAR
[Fe-Fe] Hydrogenase Enzyme Mimics
Heather Coates, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University


March 4
Friday
12:00 PM
CHEM 101

BIOCHEMISTRY SEMINAR
Mechanism of Action of the Breast Cancer-Promoter Hormone, 5adihydroprogesterone (5aP), Involves Plasma Membrane-Associated Receptors and MAPK Activation
Kflom Gebreslasie, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University


March 4
Friday
1:00 PM
ESB 120

PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY SEMINAR
Graphene and its Applications
Prof. Sergei Smirnov, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, New Mexico State University


March 9
Wednesday
3:00 PM
CHEM 101

INORGANIC CHEMISTRY SEMINAR
Hydrosilylation of Alkenes Using Non-precious Metal Catalytic Systems
Amandeep Brar, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University


March 11
Friday
12:00 PM
CHEM 101

BIOCHEMISTRY SEMINAR
A Novel Soluble Peptide with pH-Responsive Membrane Insertion
Medhanie Kidane, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University


March 23
Wednesday
3:00 PM
CHEM 101

INORGANIC CHEMISTRY SEMINAR
Recent Advances of Copper's Role in Photocatalysis
Patrick Larson, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University


March 25
Friday
12:00 PM
CHEM 101

BIOCHEMISTRY SEMINAR
Discovery of Novel Small Molecules that Activate Satellite Cell Proliferation and Enhance Repair of Damaged Muscle
Boden Vanderloop, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University


March 25
Friday
1:00 PM
ESB 120

PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY SEMINAR
Solvent Dynamics and the Control of Dynamic Selectivity in Organic Reactions
Prof. Dan Singleton, Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University


March 30
Wednesday
3:00 PM
CHEM 101

INORGANIC CHEMISTRY SEMINAR
Perovskite Photovoltaic Cells: Fabrication, Characterization, and Properties
Reed Nieman, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University


April 1
Friday
12:00 PM
CHEM 101

BIOCHEMISTRY SEMINAR
Backbone NMR Reveals Allosteric Signal Transduction Networks in the ß1-Adrenergic Receptor
Zac Boswell, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University


April 1
Friday
1:00 PM
ESB 120

PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY SEMINAR
Spectroscopy to Probe Cluster Structure and Dynamics: Theoretical Investigations from First Principles
Prof. Gilles Peslherbe, Concordia University, Canada


April 5
Tuesday
5:00 PM
CHEM 025

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY SEMINAR
Versatile C-C Bond Formations Through Cross Dehydrogenative Coupling
Armando Paniagua, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University


April 6
Wednesday
3:00 PM
CHEM 101

INORGANIC CHEMISTRY SEMINAR
Metal Coordinated Catenanes: Applications in Artificial Photosynthesis
Shiva Moaven, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University


April 8
Friday
12:00 PM
CHEM 101

BIOCHEMISTRY SEMINAR
Genetic Basis for the Biosynthesis of the Pharmaceutically Important Class of Epoxyketone Proteasome Inhibitors
Neill Kim, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University


April 8
Friday
1:00 PM
ESB 120

PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY SEMINAR
Rotational Dynamics of CO₂ via the Use of an Optical Centrifuge
Megan Gonzalez, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University


April 13
Wednesday
3:00 PM
CHEM 101

INORGANIC CHEMISTRY SEMINAR
Gold Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Characterization, and Application
Babak Tahmouresilerd, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University


April 15
Friday
12:00 PM
CHEM 101

BIOCHEMISTRY SEMINAR
PE and PS Lipids Synergistically Enhance Membrane Poration by a Peptide with Anticancer Properties
Maja Milankovic, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University


April 20
Wednesday
3:00 PM
CHEM 101

INORGANIC CHEMISTRY SEMINAR
Sol-Gel Synthesis of Group II Metal Oxides
Vanessa Charles, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University


April 22
Friday
12:00 PM
CHEM 101

BIOCHEMISTRY SEMINAR
Elimination of HIV-1 Genomes from Human T-lymphoid Cells by CRISPR/Cas9 Gene Editing
Olga Peregrino, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University


April 22
Friday
1:00 PM
ESB 120

PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY SEMINAR
Aluminum Reactivity in Energetic Formulations: Properties and Mechanisms
Prof. Michelle Pantoya, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas Tech University


April 29
Friday
12:00 PM
CHEM 101

BIOCHEMISTRY SEMINAR
PARP-1 Activation Requires Local Unfolding of an Autoinhibitory Domain
Navneet Kaur, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University


April 29
Friday
1:00 PM
ESB 120

PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY SEMINAR
Multi-Layer Multi-Configuration Time Dependent Hartree: Theory and Applications
Ankit Pandey, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University


May 6
Friday
1:00 PM
ESB 120

PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY SEMINAR
Roaming in the Dark: Solving the Complex Atmospheric Photochemistry of the Nitrate Radical
Prof. Simon North, Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University

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