Spring 2014 Seminar Program | Chemistry and Biochemistry | SIU

Southern Illinois University

Spring 2014 Seminar Program | Chemistry and Biochemistry | SIU



Spring 2014 Seminar Program

Departmental Seminars are held in the Van Lente Auditorium (Neckers 240) at 4:00 pm unless otherwise indicated.

Date Program
January 17 No seminar scheduled
January 24  No seminar scheduled
January 31

De-en Jiang, ORNL (Ge)

"Understanding and Designing Materials from First Principles"

February 10

Nicholas Anthis, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

"Visualizing Sparsely Populated States in Calcium Signaling by NMR"

February 14

Keith Gagnon, UT Southwestern Medical Center

"Seeing Biochemistry and Disease through RNA Lenses"

February 17

Sean Moran, University of Wisconsin-Madison

"Using Vibrations to decipher the Structures of Aggregated Proteins"

February 21 

Simon Blakey, Emory University (Scott)

"C-H Functionalization: An enabling technology for Pharmaceutical and Materials Chemistry"

February 24

 Michael Trakselis, University of Pittsburgh

"Protein Complex Assemblies and Activities at the Replication Fork" 

February 28 

David Wei, University of Florida (Ge)

"Plasmon-Mediated Surface Chemistry and its implications for Solar Photocatalysis"

March 4

 Shayantani Mukherjee, University of Southern California

"Secrets of the Walking and Rotating Nano-Machines of the cells revealed using Structure Based Mathematical Models"

March 07

Ryan Hayward, University of Massachusetts (Kohli)

"Responsive materials by buckling of polymer sheets and multilayers"

March 14

Spring Break

March 20

 Zhihai Li, Temple University

"Probing the Nanoworld: From Supramolecular Architectures to Single Molecule Devices""

March 21

John Anthony, University of Kentucky (Plunkett)

"Molecule Design for Organic Electronics"

March 24

 Tao Li, Argonne National Laboratory

"Biological Nanoparticles as Scaffolds for Nanomaterials Development"

March 26

 Wei Gao, Los Alamos National Laboratory

"Graphene Oxide in Supercapacitors and Fuel Cells"

March 28

 Jei Zheng, St Jude Children's Hospital (Du)

"Structure-based investigation of Wnt-signaling inhibitors"

March 31

Ajith Karunarathne, Washington University School of Medicine

"Dynamic control and analysis of single cell behavior with light"

April 4

Seth Rasmussen, North Dakota State University (Plunkett)

"Molecular Design of Conjugated Materials for Optoelectronics: Applications of Fused-ring Thiophene Building Blocks"

April 11

Jeanne Stachowiak, University of Texas Austin (Kohli)

"The role of Protein Crowding in Shaping and Organizing Cellular Membranes"

April 18

Paul Bohn, Notre Dame University (Kohli)

"Zero and One-Dimensional Nanostructures for Amplified Electron Transfer and Spectroelectrochemistry"

April 25

Marc Adler, Northern Illinois University (Scott)

"Towards a colorimetric dynamic covalent molecular switch"

May 2

Weihong Tan, University of Florida