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Department of Chemistry & BiochemistrySeminar Schedule

Fall Semester 2021

3:00 – 3:50 p.m. - Fridays in Planetarium, Room 1001


Date Speaker From Title

09/03

Dr. Guijun Wang

Professor
Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Old Dominion University

"Seminar Course Introduction"

09/08

Surya Adhikari (Defense)

Chemistry Doctoral Student
Old Dominion University

"Synthesis and Characterization of Sugar Based Macrocycles and Photosensitive Glycoconjugates"

09/16

ACS Webinar

09/17

Dr. Z. Rick Wang, (GW)

virtual

Associate Professor
Dept. of Chemistry
University of South Dakota

"Metal-Organic Supercontainers and Their Application in Supramolecular Catalysis"

09/23

Dr. Cassandra Quave

Associate Professor
Emory University School of Medicine

"Drugs from Nature: The Ethnobotanical Approach to Antimicrobial Discovery"

09/24

Dr. Mark Levin, (KL)

virtual

Assistant Professor
University of Chicago

"Advancing Single Atom Logic for Skeletal Editing"

09/30

10/01

Dr. Luis Echegoyen, (AH)

Luis A Welch Professor of Chemistry
Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of Texas @ El Paso

"Carbon-Based Compounds and Materials for Enhanced Solar Cell Efficiencies and for Electrocatalytic Applications for Hydrogen Formation"

10/07

10/08

Dr. Grant Wangila, (AH)

Chair, Professor
Chemistry & Physics Department
University of Arkansas

10/14

Morgan Daniels

Chemistry Doctoral Student
Old Dominion University

"NMR Studies of the Coxsakievirus B3"

10/15

College of Sciences Event

10/20

Jonathan Bietsch (Defense)

Chemistry Doctoral Student
Old Dominion University

10/21

10/22

Dr. Soma Dhakal

Assistant Professor
Virginia Commonwealth University

"Single-Molecule Sensing of Nucleic Acid and Protein Biomarkers"

10/28

Megan Barnes

Chemistry Doctoral Student
Old Dominion University

10/29

Dr. Amy Howell, (GW)

In-person

Professor
Dept. of Chemistry
University of Connecticut

"Exploiting Unexpected Reactivities of Unusual Oxetanes"

11/04

Adenrele Oludiran

Chemistry Doctoral Student
Old Dominion University

"Clostridioides difficile Biofilm and Spore Production in Response to Antibiotic and Immune Stress"

11/05

Dr. Mariel Friberg, (AH)

NASA Goddard Flight Center
Prince George County, Maryland

"Diurnal Observations of Wildfire Plume Dynamics and Convection using Satellite-based Stereo-Imaging Techniques"

11/11

Arooba Ayaz

Chemistry Doctoral Student
Old Dominion University

"Investigating the effects of antiandrogens and Poly (ADP-Ribose) polymerase inhibition on telomeres and the progression of Prostate Cancer"

11/12

Dr. James Rawlins

Professor of Polymer Science
School of Polymer Science & Eng.
Univ. of Southern Mississippi

11/18

Dr. Umesh R. Desai, (GW)

In-person

Professor, Chair
Department of Medicinal Chemistry
Virginia Commonwealth University

"Targeting Early Steps of Cellular Fusion of SARS-CoV-2 Using Glycosaminoglycans"

11/19

Dr. Mingji Dai, (GW)

Virtual

Professor, Organic Chemistry
Purdue University

November 24 - 26 Thanksgiving Holiday

12/02

Jennifer Mejia

Chemistry Doctoral Student
Old Dominion University

12/03

Krishna Raut

Chemistry Doctoral Student
Advisor: Dr. Stephen Pascal
Old Dominion University