SEMINARS FOR THE FALL SEMESTER 2020 WILL ALL BE CONDUCTED VIA ZOOM.  To register 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.

Fall 2020




Aug 24

Jeff Evers (UMSL Environmental Health and Safety)


Aug 31

 Rachel Henken (UMSL Environmental Health and Safety)


Sep 7

 Labor Day holiday

Sep 14

Dr. Wai-Yim Ching (Department of Physics and Astronomy, UMKC) “Atomic-scale interactions in the receptor binding domain of SARS-CoV-2 spike protein: implication for ACE2 receptor binding”


Sep 21

Dr. Herbert J. Kaiser (STERIS CORPORATION)
"A Day in the Life.......Exploits of a Small (but talented) Analytical Group."

Sep 28

Dr. Tommi White (Director, Electron Microscopy Core Research Facility, University of Missouri-Columbia)
"UM-System Electron Microscopy Resources - visualizing millimeters to picometers for Life Sciences and Materials."


Oct 5

Dr. Monica Rieth (Department of Chemistry, SIU-Edwardsville)
"Expanding the repertoire of liposome applications using thermodynamic and spectroscopic insights"


Oct 12

Dr. Elizabeth (Betsy) Keath, BA 1978, Associate Professor of Medicine, Research Development Program Director in the Institute of Clinical and Translational Science, Washington University School of Medicine, will present the 33rd Annual Distinguished Alumni Lecture.
"When you come to a Fork in the Road, Take it (Reflections of an UMSL Chemistry Graduate." For additional details, click here.


Oct 19

Dr. Marvin J. Meyers (Department of Chemistry, St. Louis University)
“Progress Towards a Novel Drug to Treat Cryptosporidiosis”.


Oct 26

Dr. Jay Ponder (Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis)


Nov 2

Dr. Shin Moteki (Department of Chemistry, UMKC), "Chirality-Directed Self Assembly of Dual Catalytic Janus Dendrimer and Application Towards Orthoganal Tandem Catalysis"


Nov 9

Dr. Jeremy Smith (University of Tennesee/Oakridge National Laboratory)


Nov 16

Dr George W. Gokel (Distinguished Professor of Science, UMSL)
“Synthetic Amphiphiles from Ion Channels to Antimicrobials.”


Nov 30

Dr. Badr Adkikari (Computer Sciences, UMSL) "Why deep learning models should be explainable, especially for the protein folding problem."



Dec 7

Dr. Ron Koder (City College of New York)
"Utilizing disorder in natural and designed proteins and enzymes,"


 An archive of previous department colloquia is given here