Previous Speakers

Monday, April 28, 2014 - 4:00 PM, Benton Hall room 451
Dr. Pat Kinlen, The Boeing Company
"Electroactive & Conductive Polymers for Aerospace Applications"

Previous seminar speakers:

Center for Nanoscience to host Washington University Provost Dr. Holden Thorp

Title: New Inhibitors of Cytochrome P450 Enzymes:  Improved Drugs for Fungal Infections and Prostate Cancer

Synopsis:  Metalloenzymes make up one-third of all enzymes, and enzyme inhibitors make up one-third of all marketed drugs.  Thus, almost 10% of all marketed drugs bind to metalloenzymes.  But far less than 10% of the medicinal chemists in the pharmaceutical industry are bioinorganic chemists.  This principle leads to ways to improve metalloenzyme inhibitors.  In particular, the fluconazole family of drugs bind to lanosterol demethylase, and abiraterone binds to CYP17, which produces testosterone.  Both drugs have side effects that result from the off-target inhibition of other cytochrome P450 enzymes.  Modifications of fluconazole derivatives and abiraterone that ameliorate these side effects will be shown.

Friday, February 7, 2014
Seminar 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Reception to following

Millennium Student Center located on the UMSL campus
SGA chambers

CNS Monthly Colloquium
Co-Sponsored by the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry and the Department of Physics & Astronomy

Reception 15 minutes prior to each seminar

Friday October 26, 2012 Benton Hall room 451 3:00 pm
"The Power of Empty Space:  Manipulating Metal-Organic Frameworks for Device Fabrication"
Mark Allendorf
Senior Scientist and Fellow of the Electrochemical Society
Sandia National Laboratory

Monday October 1, 2012 Benton Hall room 451 4:00 pm
"Energy Research at Argonne National Lab"
Dr. Al Sattelberger
Associate Director, Argonne National Laboratory

Friday March 23, 2012 Research Building room 121 4:00 pm
"Nuclear Magnetic resonance Characterization of Metal Hydrides"
Robert C. Bowman, Jr.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory & RCB Hydrides, LLC

Monday October 31, 2011 Benton Hall room 451 4:00 pm
"Discovery of a Novel & Selective S1P1 Agonist for Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis"
John Walker, PhD
Director, Medicinal Chemistry Group
University of Missouri-St. Louis

Friday April 15, 2011 Research Bldg. room 121 3:00 pm
"Technology Transfer at UMSL: Ensuring research discoveries reach and benefit the public"
Tamara Wilgers-
Director, Technology Commercialization & Economic Development-UMSL
Sanjay Agrawal-Licensing Associate-UMSL

Monday, March 14, 2011 Benton Hall 451 4:00 pm
"Towards Nucleic Acid-based Diagnostic and Therapeutic Agents and Delivery Systems"
John-Stephen Taylor, PhD
Washington University

Monday, February 21, 2011 Benton Hall 451 4:00 pm
"NanoDLSay: A New Platform Technology for Biomolecule Detection and Analysis Using Gold NanoParticles Coupled with Dynamic Light Scattering"
Qun (Treen) Ho, PhD
Associate Professor, NanoScience Technology Center & Department of Chemistry
University of Central Florida

Friday, January 28, 2011 Research Building 121 3:00 pm
"Precision force microscopy provides a new window on the dynamics of unfolding and refolding of membrane proteins"
Gavin King, PhD
Physics and Astronomy Department and Department of BioChemistry University of Missouri-Columbia

Monday, November 15, 2010 Benton Hall 451 4:00 pm
Shubhra Gangopadhyay, Ph.D

Friday, October 22, 2010 Benton Hall 451 3:00 pm
"Hydrogen Storage in Carbon Nanomaterials"
Peter Pfeifer
Department of Physics
University of Missouri-Columbia

Friday, September 3, 2010 Benton Hall 451 3:00 pm
"Targeted Gold Nanoparticles In Molecular Imaging and Therapy of Cancers"
Kattesh Katti, M.Sc.Ed, Ph.D, DSC, FRSC
Curator's Professor of Radiology and Physics, Margaret Proctor Mulligan Distinguished Professor Medical Research, Director, UM Cancer Nanotechnology Platform University of Missouri - Columbia

Friday, May 7, 2010 Research Building 120 3:00 pm
Mike Lewis, Ph.D
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry
Saint Louis University

Monday, February 1, 2010 Benton Hall 451 4:00 pm
Dion Cantu
Special Agent
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Friday, December 11, 2009 3:00 pm Research building room 328
"Adaptive Mutagenesis: The Role of Transcription in the Kinetics of the Evolutionary Process"
Dr. Ron Yasbin
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
University of Missouri-St. Louis

Monday, November 9, 2009 4:00 pm Benton Hall room 451
"Optically-pumped NMR: An Emerging Tool for the Study of Structure at the Nanoscale in Semiconductors"
Sophia Hayes, Ph.D
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Washington University in St. Louis

Monday, October 12, 2009 4:00 pm Benton Hall room 451
"Microchip-based Analysis Systems for Monitoring Biological Events"
Scott Martin, Ph.D
Associate Professor of Chemistry
St. Louis University

Friday, April 17, 2009 3:00 pm Benton Hall room 451
"Electrical Conductivity and Oxidation Studies of TiN and TiC (nano) -Intermetallic Materials for SOFC Interconnect Application"
Rasit Koc, Ph.D.
Professor and Acting Chair
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Energy Processes
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

Monday, March 16, 2009 4:00pm Benton Hall room 451
"Nanomedicine theranostic agents for cancer and cardiovascular disease"
Samuel A. Wickline, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, Biomedical Engineering, Physics, and Cellular Biology
Director, Center for Translational Research in Advanced Imaging and Nanomedicine (C-TRAIN)
Washington University in St. Louis

Friday, February 20, 2009, 3:00 pm Benton Hall room 451
"Nanobioelectrocatalysis for Fuel Cells and Sensors"
Shelley D. Minteer, Ph.D., Graduate Program Director
College of Arts and Sciences Endowed Professor of Chemistry
Saint Louis University

Friday, January 23, 2009, 3:00 pm Benton Hall room 451
"Single molecule image deconvolution: from protein-DNA interaction studies to single protein imaging in vivo"
Yan Mei Wang, Professor of Physics
Washington University in St. Louis

Friday, November 21, 2008, 4:00 pm Benton Hall room 451
"Commercializing University Innovations"
Marcia B. Mellitz
, President & Chief Executive Officer
Center for Emerging Technologies

Monday, October 20, 2008, 4:00 pm Benton Hall room 451
"Optimization via Probabilistic Modeling: Solving broad classes of hard
problems quickly, accurately, and reliably"
Martin Pelikan, Assistant Professor
Director, Missouri Estimation of Distribution Algorithms Laboratory
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
University of Missouri at St. Louis

Friday, September 19, 2008, time 3:00 pm Benton Hall room 451
"Photoacoustic tomography: high-resolution imaging of optical contrast in vivo at new depths"
Lihong Wang, Gene K. Beare Distinguished Professor
Director, Optical Imaging Laboratory
Chair of the International Biomedical Optics Society
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Washington University in St. Louis

Friday, August 22, 2008 time 3:00 pm Benton Hall room 451
" From University Research to Commercialization: What it takes to create a life science business in St. Louis"
Victoria A. Gonzalez, President & Chief Executive Officer
The Nidus Center for Scientific Enterprise

Wednesday, August 20, 2008 time 2:00 pm CCB room 302
Refreshments served after in room 302
"Advances in mathematical and computational modeling of crystal growth processes without contact with crucible walls: Edge-defined film-fed growth and Dewetted Bridgman techniques"
Dr. L. Braescu
Department of Computer Science
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
West University of Timisoara, Romania

Monday May 19, 2008 time 3:00 pm Benton Hall room 451
"Nanogenerators and Nanopiezotronics"
Dr. Zhong Lin Wang
Director, Center for Nanostructure Characterization (CNS), Georgia Tech
School of Materials Science and Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology

Friday April 4, 2008 3:00 pm-4:00 pm Benton Hall room 451
"Emerging Materials and Capabilities of Interest to Boeing"
John Belk , PhD
Boeing Technical Fellow of Nanotechnology
The Boeing Company-Phantom Works

Monday March 3, 2008 4:00 pm-5:00 pm Benton Hall room 451
"Ultra-flexiible Electroluminescent Systems for Both Visible and Near-infrared"
Patrick J. Kinlen, PhD
Chief Technology Officer

Monday February 11, 2008 4:00 pm-5:00 pm Benton Hall room 451
"Utilizing Technology to Develop the Next Generation of Food Ingredients"
Jon McIntyre, PhD
Vice President Research & Development, Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs
The Solae Company

Dr. Younan Xia
James M. McKelvey Professor for Advance Materials
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Washington University
"Putting Chemistry to Work for Nanoscale Science and Technology "