Professional Seminars

Professional Seminars Archive

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

April 12, 2024

Joslynn S. Lee, Ph.D.

Joslynn S. Lee, Ph.D.

RISE Network’s Spring 2024
Dr. Steven Nils Ulosevich Speaker

Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Fort Lewis College

Talk Title: “Training and Engaging Undergraduates Through Place-Based Microbiome and Chemical Research”

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April 5, 2024

Yousong Ding, Ph.D.

Yousong Ding, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Medicinal Chemistry College of Pharmacy
University of Florida

Talk Title: “Synthetic Biology and Enzymology in Natural Product Research”

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March 22, 2024

Amy Keller, Ph.D.

Amy Keller, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Diabetes
University of Colorado School of Medicine Anschutz Medical Campus

Research Scientist
Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center

Talk Title: “How Did I Get Here? Trails, Crossroads, and Cliffs in Science”

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March 15, 2024

Eduardo G. de Campos, Ph.D.

Eduardo G. de Campos, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences
Appalachian State University

Talk Title: “Forensic Analytical Strategies Applied to the Study of Illicit Drugs and New Psychoactive Substances”

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March 1, 2024

Shabnam Hematian, Ph.D.

Shabnam Hematian, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Talk Title: “Unconventional Approaches for Mediating Redox Reactions”

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February 23, 2024

David C. Lacy, Ph.D.

David C. Lacy, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Chemistry Department
University at Buffalo

Talk Title: “Discovery of New High-Valent Mn Compounds Useful for Synthesis”

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February 16, 2024

Todd Harrop, Ph.D.

Todd Harrop, Ph.D.

Professor
Department of Chemistry and Center for Metalloenzyme Studies
University of Georgia

Talk Title: “Mimicking Global Nitrogen Cycle Transformations with Nonheme Iron Complexes”

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February 9, 2024

Andrew Riley, Ph.D.

Andrew Riley, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Illinois Chicago

Talk Title: “From Leaves and Seeds to Hits and Leads: Natural Product Drug Discovery for Pain and Addiction”

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February 2, 2024

Jeffrey Rudolf, Ph.D.

Jeffrey Rudolf, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry
University of Florida

Talk Title: “Exploring the Bacterial Terpenome”

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January 31, 2024

Gayan Wijeratne, Ph.D.

Gayan Wijeratne, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Alabama

Talk Title: “Investigating Heme Superoxo and Peroxo Mediated Pathways of Heme Enzymes Using Functional Synthetic Mimics”

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January 19, 2024

Huong T. Kratochvil, Ph.D.

Huong T. Kratochvil, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry
UNC-Chapel Hill

Talk Title: “Protein Function Through the Lens of Protein Design”

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January 12, 2024

William T. Booth, Ph.D.

William T. Booth, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Medical Laboratory Science
Winston-Salem State University

Talk Title: “UNCG Chemistry Alumni Update: Navigating my Path to a Career in Academia as an Under-Represented Minority”

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November 10, 2023

Jimmy Orjala, Ph.D.

Jimmy Orjala, Ph.D.

Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Illinois Chicago

Talk Title: “Drug Leads from Pond Scum (Discovery of Natural Products from Cyanobacteria)”

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November 3, 2023

Ginger Shultz , Ph.D.

Ginger Shultz , Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry
University of Michigan

Talk Title: “Insights Into the Development of NMR Interpretation Ability”

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October 27, 2023

Chad V. Pecot, M.D.

Chad V. Pecot, M.D.

Associate Professor
UNC Department of Medicine,
Division of Oncology

Director
UNC RNA Discovery Center

Talk Title: “A Cancer Survivor’s Story About Getting Revenge, One Nucleotide at a Time”

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October 20, 2023

Esther Ngumbi, Ph.D. (Talk in Sullivan 101)

Esther Ngumbi, Ph.D. (Talk in Sullivan 101)

RISE Network’s 2023 Steven Nils Ulosevich Speaker

Assistant Professor
Department of Entomology and Department of African American Studies
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Talk Title: “Towards the Understanding of Microbe Conferred and Chemical-Mediated Plant-Insect Interaction”

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October 13, 2023

Leslie Hicks, Ph.D.

Leslie Hicks, Ph.D.

Sherman Fairchild Foundation Chancellor’s Science Scholar Term Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Talk Title: “Plant-Derived Antimicrobial Peptide Discovery”

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October 6, 2023

Mike Stieff , Ph.D.

Mike Stieff , Ph.D.

Professor & Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
Department of Chemistry and the Learning Sciences Research Institute
University of Illinois Chicago

Talk Title: “Supporting Students’ Visualization Strategies in the Organic Chemistry Classroom”

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September 29, 2023

Aaron T. Smith, Ph.D.

Aaron T. Smith, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
UMBC

Talk Title: “Structural and Regulatory Elements of Post-Translational Arginylation”

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September 22, 2023

Tianning Diao, Ph.D.

Tianning Diao, Ph.D.

Professor
Department of Chemistry
New York University

Title Talk: “Radical Approaches to Biomass and Plastic Waste Upcycling”

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