SEMINARS FOR THE SPRING SEMESTER 2022 WILL ALL BE CONDUCTED VIA ZOOM.  Our seminars are open to the public.  For the link e-mail or call Professor O'Brien whose contact info is on the department website

Normally Monday Chemistry Colloquium presentations are held on Mondays at 4:00 - 4:50 pm in Benton Hall (BH) 103. Seminars are  attended by faculty, postdocs, and graduate students from all divisions, as well as undergraduate chemistry majors typically in their final semester.





Jan 24 Dr. Rachel Henken, UMSL Environmental Health and Safety, "Hazardous Waste, Unwanted Material, or Trash" Stine
Jan 31  
Dr. Rachel Henken, UMSL Environmental Health and Safety, "Updates on Lab Safety, EHS, and Communication"
Feb 7  
Dr. Rajamoni Jagan, UMSL, "X-ray Crystallography-Crystal Structure Determination and Intermolecular Interactions"

Feb 14 Professor Robert J. Comito, University of Houston, Department of Chemistry; “Amination methods for complex molecule and polymer synthesis.”  O'Brien
Feb  21 Professor Piotr Mak, Department of Chemistry, St. Louis University (Physical, Biophysical.  O'Brien
Feb 28

 Professor Gary Meints, Missouri State University, “Impact of DNA Damage on Backbone Conformational Equilibrium and a Possible Role in Damage Recognition.”

Mar  7 Postponed


Mar 14

 Professor Shanteri Singh, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Oklahoma. "Late-stage diversification of natural products using aromatic transferases."

Mar 21 ACS National Meeting San Diego CA (March 20-24, 2022)  
Mar 28 Spring Break  
Apr 4 Dr. Brianna White, Bayer Crop Sciences, St. Louis, "Analytical Chemistry in the Agricultural Industry"   Stine
Apr 11
Professor Chris Arnatt Department of Chemistry, St. Louis University. “Targeting Orphan GCPRs for Non-Opoid Treatments of Neuropathic Pain.”
Apr 18  Professor Lynmarie Thompson, Department of Chemistry, University of Massachusetts, “NMR and hydrogen exchange of chemoreceptor complexes suggest signaling occurs via stabilization of a disordered domain.”  McDowell
Apr 25 TBD
May 2

35th Annual Distinguished Alumni Lecture and Department Awards. Sean D. Dingman, BS 1994, PhD 1999, (Washington University). Senior Technical Service Specialist at OxyChem, a Houston-based Oil and Energy Company, "La Chemica Vita", Details to follow.


 An archive of previous department colloquia is given here