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College of Science

Seminar and Colloquia Schedule - Spring 2019

Biology
Unless noted, colloquia are held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in Life Sciences Building, Room 119.

February 7
Speaker: Patricia Clark, Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame
Title: TBA

February 14
Speaker: Steven Lindow, professor, College of Natural Resources, University of California at Berkeley
Title: TBA

February 21
Speaker: Karen Lewis, assistant professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas State University
Title: TBA

March 7
Speaker: Regina Baucom, assistant professor, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan
Title: “Regulation of cell wall biogenesis in the bacterial plant pathogen Agrobacterium tumefaciens”

March 28
Speaker: David Hoeinghaus, associate professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of North Texas
Title: TBA

April 4
Speaker: Sebastian Winter, assistant professor of microbiology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Title: TBA

April 18
Speaker: Rebecca Tarvin, postdoctoral scholar, Department of Integrative Biology, University of California at Berkeley
Title: TBA

Chemistry and Biochemistry
All seminars are at 3 p.m. on Fridays in Chemistry Research Building (CRB) Room 114 unless otherwise noted. Refreshments will be served at 2:45 p.m. in CRB Room 112 prior to each seminar.

January 25
Speaker: Christopher J. Janetopoulos, professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
Title: “Tuning of Excitable Systems Regulates Cell Polarity and Tumor Progression”

February 1
Speaker: Krishnan Rajeshwar, professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The University of Texas at Arlington
Title: “Fuel from the Sun: Where is that Pot of Gold?”

February 8
Speaker: Banglin Chen, professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Texas at San Antonio
Title: “Metal-Organic Frameworks: Platform for Multifunctional Materials”

February 15
Speaker: Paul Maggard, professor, Department of Chemistry, North Carolina State University
Title: "Mixed-Metal Oxides: Tuning their Compositions and Structures for Uses in the Capture and Conversion of Solar Energy"

February 22
Speaker: Isaac Garcia-Bosch, professor, Department of Chemistry, Southern Methodist University
Title: "Cu-Promoted Oxygenase and Oxidase Reactivity and Its Applications in Green Organic Synthesis”

March 1
Speaker: Gerardo Andrés Cisneros, professor, Department of Chemistry, University of North Texas
Title: "Computational Investigation of Fe(II)/2-oxoglutarate-Dependent Enzymes"

March 8
Speaker: Sheel Dodani, professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Texas at Dallas
Title: “Exploring the Negative Side (X-) of Biology: Genetically Encoded Fluorescent Sensors to Illuminate Cellular Chloride Signaling”

March 15
Spring Break – no seminar

March 22
Speaker: Richard Smith, professor, Biological Sciences Division, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Title: “Towards the Development of a Flexible Gas Phase Ion Chemistry Workbench Based Upon Structures For Lossless Ion Manipulations”

March 29
Speaker: Eric Bakker, professor, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Geneva
Title: “Ion Sensing with Membranes”

April 5
Speaker: Ann Cavallo, professor, College of Education, The University of Texas at Arlington
Title: “Examining Students’ Learning, Reasoning, and Conceptual Understandings of Science”

April 12
College of Science ACES symposium

April 19
Speaker: Nigel Priestley, professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Montana
Title: “Making New Antibiotics From Old – Nonactin as a Starting Point for Antibiotic Drug Discovery”

April 26
Speaker: Chuanbin Mao, professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Oklahoma
Title: “Phage-based Nanomedicine: from Probes to Therapeutics”

May 3
Speaker: Rasika Dias, professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The University of Texas at Arlington
Title: “Metals of the Olympics and Ethylene in Catalysis, Energy, and Horticulture”