SEMINARS FOR THE SPRING SEMESTER 2021 WILL ALL BE CONDUCTED VIA ZOOM.  Our seminars are open to the public.  For the link e-mail or call Jasmine Maloney 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.

Spring 2021




Jan 25 Rachel Henken (UMSL Environmental Health and Safety),
"Lab Sustainability- An Intro"
Feb 1  Rachel Henken (UMSL Environmental Health and Safety)
"Unwanted Material Management"
Feb 8  Dr. Chenguang Fan (University of Arkansas) 
"Studying protein acetylation by genetic code expansion"
Feb 15 Dr. Challa Vijaya Kumar (University of Connecticut) 
"Protein-based NanoMaterials for Sustainable Development"
Feb 22

Dr. Risheng Wang, (Department of Chemistry, Missouri University of Science and Technology)
″Engineering DNA nanostructures: Application from drug delivery to plasmonic metamolecules″

Mar 1 Dr. Obadiah Plante (Moderna, Danvers, MA)
"mRNA medicines for infectious diseases"
Mar 8 Dr. Jamie Neely (Department of Chemistry, St. Louis University)
"Iron-Catalyzed Alkyne Carboamination via an isolable Iron Imide Complex"


Mar 15 Dr. Gaya Amarasinghe (Washington University School of Medicine, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics. 
“Viral immune evasion mechanisms”
Mar 22 Dr. Jason McLellan (University of Texas at Austin)
“Structure-Function Studies of the SARS-CoV-2 Spike and Development of COVID-19 Interventions”
Mar 29 Spring Break, no seminar
Apr 5 Dr. Matthew Macauley (University of Alberta)
"Studying Immunomodulatory Siglecs through Development of New Biochemical Tools and Approaches"
Apr 12 Dr. Monica Shokeen (Washington University School of Medicine)
“Contrast Agents and Molecular Imaging in Multiple Myeloma”
Apr 19 Dr. Jessica Kramer (University of Utah)
"Synthetic mucins: from new chemical routes to engineered cells"
Apr 26
Dr. Sharlee Climer (UMSL, Department of Computer Science) 
"Digging out Genetic Roots using Network Modeling and Exact Approaches"
May 3 Dr. Eric A. Bruton, BS 1997, PhD 2003, will present the 34th Annual Distinguished Alumni Lecture "Flexibility and Always Learning: A Chemist's Tale". Further details may be found here.


 An archive of previous department colloquia is given here