Gustaf H. Carlson School of Chemistry

Student and professor in lab

Chemistry Department Seminar Schedule

Seminars are held on Fridays at 12:15 p.m. in room S122, Sackler Sciences Center.
A luncheon is served at 11:45 p.m. in room S325, Sackler Sciences Center.

Spring 2019 Seminar Schedule:

Date
Speaker
Title
February 1, 2019 Graduate Research Updates Qingzhe (Mark) Tan, Graduate Student, Clark University
Steven Beasley, Graduate Student, Clark University
Wendy Nason, Graduate Student, Clark University
February 15, 2019 Graduate Research Updates Muyun (Tony) Xu, Graduate Student, Clark University
Tianyi (Teddy) Yang, Graduate Student, Clark University
Qiuchen (Amy) Zheng, Graduate Student, Clark University
February 22, 2019 Dr. Adrian Hobson PhD., Research Fellow, Global Biologics, AbbVie Bioresearch Center Discovery and Development of Immunology Antibody Drug Conjugates (iADC)
March 1, 2019 Graduate Research Updates

Jeff Monroe, Graduate Student, Clark University
Ruben Neves, Graduate Student, Clark University
Pramod Mishra, Graduate Student, Clark University

March 8, 2019 Dr. Tao Hong PhD., Instrument Scientist/ Research Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Emergent Quantum Critical Phenomena in a low-dimensenional molecular antiferromagnet
March 15, 2019 Dr. Anita Mattson PhD., Associate Professor of Chemistry, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) Title to follow
Saturday
March 23, 2019
The 29th Annual Harry Allen Symposium

Dr. Thomas Kodadek Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry, The Scripps Research Institute, Scripps Florida, Jupiter, FL "Chemical Tools to Monitor and Manipulate the Proteome"
Dr. Amy Keating Ph.D., Department of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA Talk title to follow
Dr. Ryan C. Bailey PhD., Robert A. Gregg Professor of Chemsitry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI Talk title to follow

March 29, 2019 2nd Year Seminar Yuxin (Evans) Yang, Graduate Student, Clark University
Rene Kandler, Graduate Student, Clark University
April 5, 2019 Dr. Klaus Schmidt-Rohr PhD., Professor of Chemistry, Brandeis Univeristy Talk title to follow
April 12, 2019 Dr. Mindy Levine PhD., Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Rhode Island Talk title to follow
April 19, 2019 Honors Presentations Details to follow
April 26, 2019 Honors Presentations Details to follow

 

Previous Seminars

Fall 2018

Date Speaker Title
September 7, 2018 Graduate Research Updates Qingzhe (Mark) Tan, Graduate Student, Clark University "Searching for Folding Pathways of Trp-cage by MaxFlux"
Wendy Nason, Graduate Student, Clark University
"Structural analysis of bismuth based Dion-Jacobson perovskites as a function of temperature"
September 28, 2018 Qiuchen (Amy) Zheng, Graduate Student, Clark University
Research Proposal

"Mechanistic Studies of the Ihibition of Akt2 Kinase at the Molecular Level"

October 5, 2018 Graduate Research Updates Muyun (Tony) Xu, Graduate Student, Clark University "Hydrazine-Functionalized Peptide Inhibitor for Lysyl Oxidase"
Steven Beasley, Graduate Student, Clark University, "The Structure and Functional stuies of the HECT E3 ligase G2E3"
Pramod Mishra, Graduate Student, Clark University, "Synthesis of the foam based on solid-solid phase change material"
October 12, 2018 Dr. Kate Mathis, PhD, Assistant Professor, Biology Department, Clark University "Chemical and Community Ecology of Ant Interactions in Agroecosystems"
October 19, 2018 Dr. Rebecca L. M. Gieseking, PhD., Assistant Professor, Chemistry Department, Brandeis University "Modeling Plasmonic Ag Nanoclusters and Surface-Enhanced Spectroscopy"
October 26, 2018 Dr. Matthew Gage, PhD., Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, UMASS Lowell "Understanding how the Structure of Titin's N2A Region Drives Function in Active Muscles"
November 2, 2018 Graduate Research Updates Rene Kandler, Graduate Student, Clark University, "Exploring optimal cyclization parameters for peptide libraries"
Ruben Neves, Graduate Student, Clark University, "Structural Determinants of HERC5 and HERC6 Activity"
Tianyi (Teddy) Yang,
Graduate Student, Clark University, "Computational study of activation mechanism of insulin receptor"
November 9, 2018 Dr. Ayse Asatekin, PhD, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Tufts University "Next generation membranes through polymer self-assembly"
November 16, 2018 Dr. Kap-Sun Yeung, PhD., Principal Scientist, Discovery Chemistry, Bristol Myers Squibb "Discovery of BMS-929075 an HCV NS5B Replicase Allosteric Inhibitor Advanced to Phase 1 Clinical Studies"
December 7, 2018 Graduate Research Updates Jeff Monroe, Graduate Student, Clark University, "Crystal engineering with Cu(pyrazine)2 layers"
Yuxin (Evans) Yang, Graduate Student, Clark University, "Synthesis of Lithium Conducting Polymer blends"

 

Summer 2018

Date Speaker Title
August 8, 2018 Anamika Datta, Graduate Student, Clark University
Masters Defense
"Polyethylenimine based copolymer blends as lithium-ion conductors for rechargable batteries"
July 20, 2018 Spyros P. Perlepes, Ph.D.
Deparment of Chemistry, University of Patras, Greece
Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH/ITE-HT)

"Towards Mixed 3d/4f-Metal Molecular Complexes with Interesting Magnetic and Optical Properties"

 

Spring 2018

Date
Speaker
Title
January 26, 2018 Celia Schiffer, Ph.D., Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Director Institute for Drug Resistance; UMass Medical School "Constraining Evolution -> Avoiding Drug Resistance: Lessons from Viruses"
February 2, 2018 James R. Buntaine, Ph.D., EMD Performance Materials
Country Lead, Advanced Technologies; Clark Alumnus
"Industrial Research in a Science and Technology Company"
February 9, 2018 Valerie Ivancic, Graduate Student, Clark University
Research Proposal
"Structural Basis of Gaucher Disease"
February 16, 2018 Qingzhe (Mark) Tan, Graduate Student, Clark University
Research Proposal
"Mechanisms of Ligand-binding Induced Activation and Mutant Malfunction in Transient Receptor Potential Mucolipin Type 1 Chanels"
February 23, 2018
Karen Allen Ph.D., Boston University "Form Follows Function: Evolution of Protein Scaffolds for Phosphyorl Group Transfer"
March 2, 2018 Matthew Evans Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry and Geology, Wheaton College
"From Hot to Cold, aqueous geochemistry in the extremes"
March 16, 2018 Wendy Nason & Anamika Datta, Graduate Students, Clark University
Research Updates
&
Pramod Mishra, Graduate Student, Clark University
2nd Year Seminar

Wendy Nason, Research Updates, "Intercalation and Exfoliation of RbBiKNb3O10"
Anamika Datta
, Research Updates, "Synthesis of graft copolymers by a combination of ATRP and nucleophilic substitution"
Pramod Mishra, Second Year Seminar, "A review on graphene-based polymer composites and their applications"

March 23, 2018 Dale Mierke Ph.D., Dartmouth "New Adventures in NMR in Biochemistry"
March 30, 2018 Tianyi (Teddy) Yang & Steven Beasley, Graduate Students, Clark University
2nd Year Seminar
Tianyi (Teddy) Yang "Molecular dynamics flexible fitting"
Steven Beasley "Cryogenic Electron Microscopy: A New Era in Structural Biology"
April 13, 2018 Jeff Monroe, Graduate Student, Clark University
Research Proposal
"Towards Optically Controllable Molecular Spin Qubits"
April 19, 2018 (Thursday) Senegal Carty '17, 5th Year BCMB Student, Clark University
Masters Defense
"Connections Between Protein Misfolding and Monobenzone - Induced Vitiligo"
April 20, 2018 Jonathan Chellali '18 (Chem), Diana Argiles Castillo '18 (BCMB)
& Jordan Majka '18 (BCMB)

Honors Defense
Jonathan Chellali "Mechanochemical Synthesis of LnCuX2•mH2O (L = 3-cyanopyridine, 2-amino-3-cyanopyridine, 2-amino-5-cyanopyridine; n = 1, 2; X = Cl, Br; m = 0, 1) via Drop-solvent Grinding: Structures and Magnetic Properties"
Diana Argiles "Biochemical Characterization of the HECT E3 Ubiquitin Ligase HACE1 (HECT domain and Ankyrin repeat-Containing E3 ubiquitin protein ligase 1) and its Implications in Cancer and Huntington’s Disease"
Jordan Majka "The Effects of Atrial Fibrillation on Relative Epicardial Fat Area and MicroRNA Expression:
Investigating Robust Biomarkers and Their Implications in an Arrhythmia Disorder"

 

Fall 2017

Date
Speaker
Title
September 8, 2017
Graduate Research Updates
Muyun (Tony) Xu, Graduate Student, "Hydrazine-Functionalized Peptide Inhibitor for Lysyl Oxidase"
Qingzhe (Mark) Tan, Graduate Student, "Computational Study on the effect of cholesterol to the interaction between hIAPP and membranes"
Jeff Monroe, Graduate Student, "Single crystal EPR g-tensor analysis of four related copper(II) halide compounds"
September 15, 2017
Graduate Research Updates
Wendy Nason, Graduate Student, "Band gap and intercalation for new Dion-Jacobson perovskite, RbBiKNb3O10"
Valerie Ivancic
, Graduate Student, "Biophysical studies of the proteolysis of insulin by insulin degrading enzyme"
Quichen (Amy) Zheng
, Graduate Student, "NMR and Computational Students of the Inhibition of Amyloid Fibril Formation By Small Molecules"
September 22, 2017
Dr. Richard Herrick Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Professor of Chemistry, College of The Holy Cross
"Oh, The Places You'll Go!", a talk covering the work of Dr. Herrick as an inorganic chemist at Holy Cross.
September 30, 2017
Saturday*

Celebrating the Careers of Professor Frederick Greenaway and Professor David Thurlow
Yue Zou Ph.D.,"Genomic Instability, Cancer and Premature Aging"
Fred LaRiviere Ph.D., "Revenge of the NRD: Quality Control of Eukaryotic Ribosomes"
Jamie Towle Ph.D., "DNA Polymerase: Guardians of Genomes and Instigators of Instability"
Phil Castellano Ph.D., "Supramolecular Photochemistry 2.0: New Frontiers in Triplet Sensitization"

October 6, 2017
No Seminar
 
October 13, 2017 Hailiang Wang Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Yale University "Electrocatalyst Materials Design Crossing Multiple Length Scales for Energy Applications"
October 20, 2017 No seminar  
October 27, 2017 Scott Shaffer Ph.D., Research Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, University of Massachusetts Medical School "Molecular Histology via Mass Spectrometry Imaging:
Insights for Gene Therapy and Neurodegeneration in a Murine Model of GM1 Gangliosidosis"
November 3, 2017 Thanaphorn Suk-in, Masters Student, Department of Biochemistry, Clark University BCMB Masters Defense Seminar
"Functionalization of liner poly(ethylenimine) (PEI) as DNA-binding polymer for Gene therapy applications"
November 10, 2017 Graduate Research Updates Anamika Datta, Graduate Student, "Synthesis of Ion conducting copolymer via ATRP and Click chemistry"
Pramod Mishra,
Graduate Student, “Synthesis of closed cell SS-PCM foam”
Tianyi (Teddy) Yang,
Graduate Student, "Computational study of mechanism of insulin receptor activation by insulin binding”
Steven Beasley,
Graduate Student, “A Structural Study of the HECT E3 Ligase G2E3”
November 17, 2017 Rafael Bruschweiler Ph.D., Ohio State University "New NMR methods and applications from protein dynamics to metabolomics"
November 24, 2017 No Seminar Thanksgiving Break
December 1, 2017 Tom Vogt Ph.D., Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of South Carolina "Aberration-corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy imaging and its use in materials science"