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Visiting Speaker Seminar Programs

Seminars are held on Mondays at 4:00 pm in Room 451 Benton Hall, unless otherwise specified. Refreshments 15 minutes prior to seminar time. Seminars are typically attended by faculty, postdocs, and graduate students from all divisions, as well as undergraduate chemistry majors in their senior year.


January 26
Donald Becker, University of Nebraska "Functional switching in proline metabolism" Host: C. Dupureur
Monday, February 2 Romas Kazlauskas, University of Minnesota
"Teaching Enzymes to Catalyze New Reactions"
Host: J. Bashkin
Monday, February 9 Jon Tunge, University of Kansas "Synthesis via Decarboxylative Coupling" Host: E. Bauer
February 16
Leonard Macgillivray, University of Iowa "Organic Solids with Changeable Parts: Synthesis, Structures, and Properties" Host: A. Beatty
Monday, February 23 Vijay Sharma, Washington University "Molecular Imaging Agents for Probing Functional Assessment of Multidrug Resistance (MDR1) P-Glycoprotein (Pgp) in Cancer and β-Amyloid (Aβ) Burden in Alzheimer's Disease" Host: N. Rath
Monday, March 2 Ernesto Abel-Santos, University of Nevada Las Vegas "Germinants, autogerminants, and inhibitors or Bacillus spores" Host: G. Gokel
March 9
March 16
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 "Nanomedicine theranostic agents for cancer and cardiovascular disease" Host: J. Liu
Monday, March 23 Spring Break Host:
Monday, March 30 David Shultz, North Carolina State University"Magnetic Spin-Spin Interactions in Complexes of Semiquinone Ligands: The Physical Organic Chemistry of Exchange Coupling" Host: S. Holmes
April 6
Chung F. Wong, University of MO-St. Louis "Computer-Aided Drug Design: Improvement and Application to Protein Kinases and Phosphatases" Host:
April 13
V. Jo Davisson, Purdue University "Mechanistic Explorations with Chemical Biological Tools" Host: A. Demchenko
April 27
Stephen Harvey, Georgia Institute of Technology "Assembly Mechanisms of Small DNA and RNA Viruses" Host: C. Wong
Friday, May 1 * 1:00 p.m.* Janet Braddock-Wilking, University of MO-St. Louis "Preparation of Platinum Complexes with Group 14-containing Metallafluorenes and Metalloles" Host: C. Spilling
Monday, May 4 22nd Distinguished Alumni Lecture
Donald G. Hesse
Vice-President of Information Technology at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"After Graduation: Fulfilling the Scientist's Desire to Experiment, Discover and Solve"
Host: L. Barton