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Spring 2018 Seminar Series

January 19


Professor Liping Tang
Department of Bioengineering
University of Texas at Arlington

"Development of Cancer Traps for Eliminating Metastatic 
Cancer Cells" 

Host: Dr. Fred MacDonnell


January 26

Professor Luis Echegoyen
Chemistry Department
University of Texas at El Paso

“Buckyball Maracas: New Endohedral Fullerene Structures 
Based on Uranium that Possess Unique Encapsulated Clusters”

Host: Dr. Fred MacDonnell


February 2

Professor Jakoah Brgoch 
Department of Chemistry
University of Houston

“The Pursuit of Novel Phosphor Hosts for the Next Generation 
of LED Lighting”

Host: Dr. Robin Macaluso


February 9

Professor Jonathan Sweedler
Department of Chemistry 
University of Illinois at Urbana -Champaign

“Analytical Tools for the Cell by Cell Characterization of 
the Brain” 

Host: Dr. Sandy Dasgupta

February 16

Professor Kevin Philips
Baylor College of Medicine

“Turning White Fat Brown - Can a Metabolic Villain be 
Reformed?” 

Host: Dr. Subhra Mandal

February 23

Professor Songon An
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Maryland, Baltimore County

“A Regulatory Metabolic Complex for Glucose Metabolism in 
Living Cells: the Glucosome”


Host: Dr. Junha Jeon

March 2

Professor Michael Feig
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 
Michigan State University

“Proteins in Crowded Cellular Environments Don’t Always 
Behave as in the Test Tube”

Host: Dr. Seiichiro Tanizaki


March 9 

Professor Arsalan Mirjafari
Department of Chemistry and Physics
Florida Gulf Coast University

“Applications of Click Chemistry in the Synthesis of 
Functional Ionic Liquids”

Host: Dr. Alejandro Bugarin


March 16

SPRING BREAK


March 23

Professor Uhn-Soo Cho
Department of Biological Chemistry 
University of Michigan Medical School

"Is Human Sestrin2 a Cellular Leucine Sensor?"

Host: Dr. Kwangho Nam


March 30

Professor Ben Shoulders
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Texas State University

“NMR Assignments Using the Steric Threshold”

Host: Dr. Thomas Strom

April 6

Professor Skye Fortier
Department of Chemistry
University of Texas at El Paso

"Metastable Metal Complexes Supported by Guanidinate 
Ligands"

Host: Dr. Alejandro Bugarin


April 13

Professor Robert W. Huigens
College of Pharmacy
University of Florida

“Phenazine Antibiotics and Indole Alkaloids: New Platforms 
for Discovery”

Host: Dr. Carl Lovely


April 20

Professor Kristina Hakkanson
Department of Chemistry
University of Michigan

"Activation methods for tandem mass spectrometry from a 
radical perspective"

Host: Dr. Saiful Chowdhury

April 27

Professor Taekyung Kim
Department of Neuroscience
UT Southwestern

“Transcriptional enhancers in gene regulatory network”

Host: Dr. Subhra Mandal


May 4

Professor Robert Kennedy
Department of Chemistry
University of Michigan

“The Nanoliter Lab: Droplet Microfluidics for Sensing, 
Screening, and Enzyme Engineering"

Host: Dr. Sandy Dasgupta

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