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Professional Seminars

Fall 2017

*All Seminars are scheduled for 1 PM, Patricia A. Sullivan Science Building, 301 McIver Street, Rm 201, unless otherwise stated.

September 1, 2017

Patricia H. Reggio, Ph.D.

Patricia H. Reggio, Ph.D.

Marie Foscue Rourk Professor
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of North Carolina Greensboro

Title: “2-AG Signaling at the Cannaboid CB2 Receptor: A Combined Molecular Dynamics and CB2/Gi Chemical Cross-Linking-Study”

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September 8, 2017

Colin Cameron, Ph.D.

Colin Cameron, Ph.D.

Research Scientist
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of North Carolina Greensboro

Talk title to be announced soon!

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September 15, 2017

Susanna Widicus, Ph.D.

Susanna Widicus, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Chemistry
Emory College

Talk Title: “Prebiotic Astrochemistry in the ‘THz-Gap’”

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September 22, 2017

Liang Li, Ph.D.

Liang Li, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry and Canada Research Chair
Department of Chemistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Talk Title: “High-Performance Chemical Isotope Labeling LC-MS for Comprehensive and Quantitative Metabolomics”.

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September 29, 2017

Cassandra Quave, Ph.D.

Cassandra Quave, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Human Health
Department of Biology
Emory University

Talk title: “Ethnobotany and the search for novel anti-infectives for the post-antibiotic era”

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October 6, 2017

Kerry McPhail, Ph.D.

Kerry McPhail, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Oregon State University

Talk Title: “Genomics-assisted microbial natural products discovery”

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October 13, 2017

Jerry Troutman, Ph.D.

Jerry Troutman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry
University of North Carolina Charlotte

Talk Title: “Isoprenoid based tools for bacterial glycobiology”

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October 20, 2017

Webster Santos, Ph.D.

Webster Santos, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
Virginia Tech

Talk Title: “The Sphingosine-1-phosphate pathway: Sphingosine kinase as a drug target”

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October 27, 2017

Benjamin Blass, Ph.D.

Benjamin Blass, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry
Moulder Center for Drug Discovery Research
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Temple University School of Pharmacy

Talk Title TBA

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November 3, 2017

Robert W. Huigens III, Ph.D.

Robert W. Huigens III, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry
College of Pharmacy
University of Florida

Talk Title: “Phenazine Antibiotics and Indole Alkaloids: New Platforms for Drug Discovery”

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November 17, 2017

Sandra Loesgen, Ph.D.

Sandra Loesgen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry
Oregon State University

Talk Title: “Microbial Natural Products in Drug Discovery – New Methods, Screens, and Targets”

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Spring 2017

*All Seminars are scheduled for 1 PM, Patricia A. Sullivan Science Building, 301 McIver Street, Rm 201, unless otherwise stated.

January 20, 2017

Jeff Johnson, Ph.D.

UNC Chapel Hill
Department of Chemistry

Title: “Lemonade from Lemons: The Merits of Stereoerrors in Chemical Synthesis.”

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January 27, 2017

Robert McFeeters, Ph.D.

University of Alabama in Huntsville
Department of Chemistry

Title: “Novel Antimicrobial Approaches: Peptidyl-tRNA Hydrolases & Antifungal Lectins”

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February 3, 2017

Jianjun Wei, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
The Department of Nanoscience, Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN)
UNCG

Title: “Nanoscale Interactions and Applications: Integrated Nanoplasmonic Sensing & A Fluorescence-Electrochemical Study of Carbon Nano-Dots (CNDs)”

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February 10, 2017

Nicholas Oberlies, Ph.D.

Professor
UNCG
The Chemistry and Biochemistry Department

Title: “Strategies, Approaches, and Results in Pursuit of Bioactive Compounds from Fungi”

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February 17, 2017

Mitchell Croatt, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Panel Discussion
The Chemistry and Biochemistry Department
UNCG
Title: “Careers in Fermentation Science”

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February 24, 2017

Alan G. Marshall, Ph.D.

Alan G. Marshall, Ph.D.

Robert O. Lawton Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Chief Scientist, Ion Cyclotron Resonance Program, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
Florida State University
Title: Reading Chemical “Fine Print”: “The Key to Exploiting Nature’s Compositional Complexity”

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March 3, 2017

Christian Melander Ph.D.

Howard J. Schaeffer Distinguished Professor
Department of Chemistry
NC State University

Title: “Marine Alkaloid Derivatives that Reverse Phenotypic and Genotypic Antibiotic Resistance”

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March 10, 2017

Derrick R. J. Kolling, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry
Marshall University

Title: “Using Algal Manipulation and Bio-inspiration to Develop Alternative Fuels”

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March 17, 2017

SPRING BREAK

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March 24, 2017

Ohyun Kwon, Ph.D.

Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of California, Los Angeles

Title: “Phosphines and Phosphinocatalysis”

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March 31, 2017

Louis R. Barrows, Ph.D.

Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
University of Utah

Title: “Natural Products in the Battle Against the Twin Terrors of HIV and TB”

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April 7, 2017

Elizabeth R. Gaillard, Ph.D.

Professor and Director Center for Biochemical and Biophysical Studies
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Northern Illinois University

Title: “Photomodulation of the inflammatory response by human ocular melanin”

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April 14, 2017

SPRING HOLIDAY

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April 21, 2017

Alan K. Jarmusch, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Scholar – Dorrestein Lab
University of California, San Diego

Title: “Untargeted Metabolomics Reveals Information About Our Health, Behavior, and Microbiota”

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April 28, 2017

7th Annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research

Graduating UNCG Chemistry and Biochemistry Majors

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