The University of Texas at Arlington

Past Seminars

Fall 2013
 
August 30
Professor Michael Fitzgerald
Department of Chemistry
Duke University
 
"New Methods and Applications for Protein Folding Free Energy Measurements"
Host: Dr. Saiful Chowdhury
 
September 6
Professor A.R. Ravishankara
Director, Chemical Sciences Division
Earth System Research Laboratory
NOAA-Boulder, Colorado
 
"Keeping cool with HFCs: Science behind their present and future use"
Host: Dr. Sandy Dasgupta
 
September 13
Professor Bruce Palfey
Department of Biological Chemistry
University of Michigan Medical School
 
"Old and New Mechanisms in Old and New Jobs - Flavin Enzymology Never Gets Boring"
Host: Dr. Kayunta Johnson-Winters
 
September 20
Professor Mike DeGrandpre
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry University of Montana
 
"Carbon cycle research in aquatic ecosystems: putting chemical analyzers under water"
Host: Dr. Sandy Dasgupta
 
September 27
Professor Frank Foss
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
The University of Texas at Arlington
 
“Bioinspired Aerobic Organocatalytic Oxidations and the Molecular Investigation of Bacterial Targets”
Host: Dr. Carl Lovely
 
October 4
Professor Brad Pierce
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
The University of Texas at Arlington
 
“Beyond the first coordination sphere in non-heme iron enzymes: how outer-sphere interactions influence O2-activation, substrate-specificity, and coupling efficiency”
Host: Dr. Fred MacDonnell
 
October 11
Dr. Barbara Mahler
U.S. Geological Survey
Texas Water Science Center
 
”From Barton Springs to North America:  Unraveling the mystery of PAH contamination and the link to coal-tar-based pavement sealant”
Host: Dr. Thomas Strom
 
October 18
Professor Rich Eisenberg
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester
 
"Fuel from Water: The Light-Driven Generation of Hydrogen"
Host: Dr. Rasika Dias
 
October 25
Professor Petr Bednář
Department of Analytical Chemistry
Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic
 
"Ion mobility and advanced data treatment in mass spectrometric analysis of natural compounds"
Host: Dr. Kevin Schug
 
November 1
Professor Nigel Richards
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Purdue University
 
“Oxalate Decarboxylase: An Enigmatic Enzyme”
Host: Dr. Kayunta Johnson-Winters
 
November 8
Professor Jiong Yang
Department of Chemistry
Texas A&M University
 
"Synthetic studies of bioactive natural products"
Host: Dr. Junha Jeon
 
November 15
Professor Luis Echegoyen
Department of Chemistry
University of Texas at El Paso
 
“Buckyball Maracas: the Inside (and Outside) Story of Endohedral Fullerenes”
Host: Dr. Alejandro Bugarin

November 22
Professor Joseph Emerson
Department of Chemistry
Mississippi State University
 
"Exploring the metal ion affinity and selectivity in proteins."
Host: Dr. Brad Pierce
 
November 29    Thanksgiving Holiday
 
Spring 2013
 
January 25
Professor Jeremy Smith
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
New Mexico State University
 
“Tailoring ligand design for synthesis and catalysis”
Host: Dr. Rasika Dias
 
February 1
Professor Frank D. Blum
Department of Chemistry
Oklahoma State University
 
 “Dynamics of Polymers at Interfaces”
Host: Dr. Thomas E. Strom
 
February 8
Professor Walter Fast
College of Pharmacy
University of Texas-Austin
 
“Halopyridines as novel covalent inhibitors: Inactivation of Dimethylargininase and Beyond”
Host: Dr. Kayunta Johnson-Winters
 
February 15
Professor Gerardine G. Botte
Center for Electrochemical Engineering Research
Ohio University
 
“Electrochemical Technologies for the Production of Hydrogen from Alternative Sources”
Host: Dr. Krishnan Rajeshwar 
 
February 22
Professor Phillip Crews
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of California-Santa Cruz
 
“Discovery of Biomedically Important Marine Natural Products: Some Effective Paradigms, Lessons Learned, and Significant Outcomes”
Host: Dr. Carl Lovely
 
March 1
Professor Jay C. Groppe
Department of Biomedical Sciences
Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry
 
“Regulation of biomineralization by disparate Ser/Thr kinases: secreted phosphoproteins and BMP signal transduction”
Host: Dr. Frank Foss
 
March 8
Professor Catherine F. Clarke
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of California-Los Angeles
 
“Biosynthesis and function of coenzyme Q: Many paths to Q in yeast, human and E. coli cells”
Host: Dr. Kayunta Johnson-Winters
 
March 15    Spring Break
 
March 22
Professor Graeme Henkelman
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Texas-Austin
 
"Correlating structure and function for nanoparticle catalysts”
Host: Dr. Peter Kroll 
 
March 29    No Seminar
 
April 5
Professor Brian Zoltowski
Department of Chemistry
Southern Methodist University
 
“Tuning of Reaction Mechanisms in Circadian Clock Photoreceptors”
Host: Dr. Roshan Perera
 
April 12
Graduate Student Research Award Final
 
April 18
(Thursday,  3:30 PM) Professor Silas Cook
Department of Chemistry
Indiana University-Bloomington
 
“The Search for Efficiency in Synthesis”
Host: Dr. Frank Foss
 
April 19
Professor Joseph A. Loo
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of California-Los Angeles
 
“Applying Native Mass Spectrometry for Defining Protein Interactions Important in Biology and Medicine”
Host: Dr. Saiful Chowdhury
 
April 26
Dr. Csaba Janáky
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Texas at Arlington
 
“Hybrid assemblies based on inorganic nanoarchitectures - from fundamental concepts to energy applications”
Host: UTA Chemistry & Biochemistry Department
 
May 3
Professor Dianqing Sun
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Hawaii
 
“Natural products-inspired novel antibacterial agents”
Host: Dr. Frank Foss

Fall 2012

August 31
Professor Eric V. Anslyn
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Texas at Austin

“Supramolecular analytical chemistry”
Hosts:  Dr. Frank Foss
 
September 7
Professor Kayla GreenDepartment of Chemistry, Texas Christian University

“Therapeutic/protective capabilities of antioxidant heterocyclic chelators toward amyloid related disease”
Hosts:  Dr. Frank Foss
 
September 14
Dr. Bruce Noll and Dr. Dan Frankel
Bruker AXS

“Modern X-ray crystallography”
Hosts:  Dr. Rasika Dias
 
September 21
Professor Jerry Simecka
Department of Molecular Biology and Immunology, UNT Health Science Center

"The role of academia in drug discovery and preclinical testing: UNTHSC Preclinical Services as a model"
Hosts:  Dr. Jongyun Heo
 
September 28
Professor Stephen Spiro
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Texas at Dallas

“Bacterial responses to nitric oxide: regulatory networks and defense mechanisms”
Hosts:  Dr. Brad Pierce
 
October 12
Professor Eric Simanek
Department of Chemistry, Texas Christian University

"From bench to bedside: a progress report on triazine nanomedicines"
Hosts:  Dr. Frank Foss
 
October 19
Professor Brian Logue
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, South Dakota State University

“Chemical warfare: history, effects, and bioanalytical chemistry”
Hosts:  Dr. Sandy Dasgupta
 
October 26
Professor Robert D. Pike
Department of Chemistry, College of William & Mary

“Amine-sensing copper(I) salts: networks, luminescence, and device potential”
Hosts:  Dr. Kevin Schug
 
November 2
Professor Frank Osterloh
Department of Chemistry, University of California at Davis

“Inorganic nanostructures for enhanced photocatalytic water splitting ?!”
Hosts:  Dr. Krishnan Rajeshwar
 
November 9
Professor Joseph B. Lambert
Department of Chemistry, Trinity University

"Chemistry meets botany by way of archaeology:  NMR studies of amber and its precursors”
Hosts:  Dr. E. Thomas Strom
 
November 16
Professor Diana Mason
Department of Chemistry, University of North Texas

“Retention issues in general chemistry”
Hosts:  Dr. Kevin Schug
 
November 30
Professor Marcetta Darensbourg
Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University

“Stalking the ‘rotated structure’ in nature’s organodiiron complex: biomimetics of the [FeFe]-hydrogenase active site”
Hosts:  Dr. Brad Pierce
 
December 7
Professor Bert Chandler
Department of Chemistry, Trinity University

"Understanding and tuning gold nanoparticle catalysts"
Hosts:  Dr. Brad Pierce
 
Fall 2009
 
August 28
Dr. Frances S. Ligler
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

"Optical Biosensors and a Perspective on the Future"
Host:  Daniel Armstrong
 
September 4
Prof. James Simpkins
UNT Health Science Center

"Mitochondrial Mechanisms of Estrogen Neuroprotection"
Hosts:  Subhra Mandal/Kevin Schug
 
September 11
Prof. Guido Verbeck, IV
University of North Texas

"Nanomanipulation-Coupled to Nanospray Mass Spectrometry: 
A Novel Technique Leading to Single Organelle Analysis"
Host:  Kevin Schug
 
September 18
Prof. Jeffery White
Oklahoma State University

"A New Experimental Approach for Untangling Complex Mixing in Amorphous Macromolecules:Polyolefins as a General Model for Soft Matter"
Host:  Martin Pomerantz
 
September 25
Prof. Paul Pantano
University of Texas at Dallas

"Accurately Assessing the Potential Toxicity of Carbon Nanotubes and 
the Use of Carbon Nanotubes as Cancer Theranostic Agents"
Host:  Purnendu Dasgupta
 
October 2
Prof. David Birney
Texas Tech University

"Pseudopericyclic Reactions-Adventures on Potential Energy Surfaces"
Host:  Carl Lovely
 
October 9
Prof. Michael Palmer
University of Virginia

"Disciplinary thinking:  Studying the Ability of First-Year Chemistry Students to Think Scientifically"
Host:  Seiichiro Tanizaki
 
October 16
Prof. Martin Pomerantz
University of Texas at Arlington

"Studies of Polythiophenes and Bi- and Terthiophene Model Compounds"
Host:  Purnendu Dasgupta 
 
October 23
Prof. Michael Hendrich
Carnegie Mellon University

"Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) Detection of Intermediates 
in the Enzymatic Cycle of an Extradiol Dioxygenase"
Host:  Brad Pierce
 
October 30
Prof. Donald Kurtz
University of Texas at San Antonio

"How Microbes Detoxify Diatomic Oxygen and Nitrogen Species:  
The Non-Heme Iron Reductive Paradigm"
Host:  Brad Pierce 
 
November 6
Prof. Rosalie Uht
UNT Health Science Center

"Estrogen and Glucocorticoid Regulated Gene Expression Implications for the Stress Response"
Host:  Subhra Mandal
 
November 13
Prof. Andrew Bocarsly
Princeton University

"Electrochemical and Photoelectrochemical Conversion of Aqueous CO2 to Alcohols:  
Single Electron Redox Catalysis of a Multielectron Process"
Host:  Krishnan Rajeshwar
 
November 20
Prof. Xiaolian Gao
University of Houston

"Proteomic Peptide Chips-Highly Parallel Picoliter Protein Assays"
Host:  Tom Strom
 
November 27    Thanksgiving Break

December 4
Prof. Kevin Schug
University of Texas at Arlington

"Mass Spectrometry is a Versatile Research Tool"
Host:  Purnendu Dasgupta
 
Spring 2009
 
Prof. Vadim Soloshonok
The University of Oklahoma
“Self-Disproportionation of Enantiomers: A Manifesto”
 
Prof. John Dawson
University of South Carolina
“Mechanistic Studies of Oxidative Halophenol Dehalogenation by Heme-Containing Enzymes”
 
Prof. Zuzanna Siwy
University of California, Irvine
“Ion Transport Through Nanopores: From Living Cells to Diodes and Transistors”
 
Prof. Vy M. Dong
University of Toronto
“Mechanism-Inspired Strategies for Organic Synthesis”
 
Prof. Lucy Waskell
University of Michigan
“The Role of the Hinge Region of Cytochrome P450 Reductase in Intraflavin Electron Transfer”
 
Prof. Richard Cole
University of New Orleans
“Mass Spectrometry Approaches for Metabolomics and Proteomics”

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