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College of Science

Seminar and Colloquia Schedule - Spring 2018

Biology

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

February 1
Speaker: Edward Stanley, postdoctoral researcher, Museum of Natural History, University of Florida at Gainesville
Title: “The inside story: How computed tomography is revolutionizing natural history museums in the 21st century”

Chemistry & Biochemistry

Unless noted, all seminars are at 3 p.m. Fridays in W.A. Baker Chemistry Research Building, Room 114. Refreshments will be served at 2:45 p.m. in CRB Room 112.

January 19
Speaker: Liping Tang, Department of Bioengineering, University of Texas at Arlington
Title: “Development of Cancer Traps for Eliminating Metastatic Cancer Cells”

January 26
Speaker: Luis Echegoyen, professor, Chemistry Department, University of Texas at El Paso
Title: “Buckyball Maracas: New Endohedral Fullerene Structures Based on Uranium that Possess Unique Encapsulated Clusters”

February 2
Speaker: Jakoah Brgoch, professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Houston
Title: “The Pursuit of Novel Phosphor Hosts for the Next Generation of LED Lightin””

February 9
Speaker: Jonathan Sweedler, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana -Champaign
Title: “Analytical Tools for the Cell by Cell Characterization of the Brain”

February 16
Speaker: Kevin Philips, professor, Baylor College of Medicine
Title: “Turning White Fat Brown - Can a Metabolic Villain be Reformed?”

February 23
Speaker: Songon An, professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Title: “A Regulatory Metabolic Complex for Glucose Metabolism in Living Cells: the Glucosome”

March 2
Speaker: Michael Feig, professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Michigan State University
Title: “Proteins in Crowded Cellular Environments Don’t Always Behave as in the Test Tube”

March 9
Speaker: Arsalan Mirjafari, professor, Department of Chemistry and Physics, Florida Gulf Coast University
Title: “Applications of Click Chemistry in the Synthesis of Functional Ionic Liquids”

March 16
Spring Break vacation – no seminar

March 23
Speaker: Uhn-Soo Cho, speaker, Department of Biological Chemistry, University of Michigan Medical School
Title: “Is Human Sestrin2 a Cellular Leucine Sensor?”

March 30
Speaker: Ben Shoulders, professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Texas State University
Title: “NMR Assignments Using the Steric Threshold”

April 6
Speaker: Skye Fortier, professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Texas at El Paso
Title: “Metastable Metal Complexes Supported by Guanidinate Ligands”

April 13
Speaker: Robert W. Huigens, professor, College of Pharmacy, University of Florida
Title: “Phenazine Antibiotics and Indole Alkaloids: New Platforms for Discovery”

April 20
Speaker: Kristina Hakkanson, professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan
Title: “Activation methods for tandem mass spectrometry from a radical perspective”

April 27
Speaker: Taekyung Kim, Department of Neuroscience, UT Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
Title: “Transcriptional enhancers in gene regulatory network”

May 4
Speaker: Robert Kennedy, professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan
Title: “The Nanoliter Lab: Droplet Microfluidics for Sensing, Screening, and Enzyme Engineering”

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Unless noted, colloquia are held at 12 p.m. Fridays in Geoscience Building, Room 100.

February 2
Speaker: Dingsheng Li, University of Nevada at Reno
Title: “Look before you leap - innovating human health risk assessment in the modern world” 

February 9
Speaker: Daniel Griffith, University of Texas at Dallas
Title: “Spatial autocorrelation and the p-median problem: A preliminary analysis”

February 16
Speaker: Hyun-Min Hwang, Texas Southern University
Title: “Source identification of carbon in size-fractionated PM and time-resolved bulk PM10 using radiocarbon and molecular source markers” 

March 2
Speaker: Ying Xu, University of Texas at Austin
Title: “Emission and Transport of SVOCs in Indoor Environments”

March 23
Speaker: Joon Lee, University of North Texas
Title: “West Nile virus, Environmental Health, and Community” 

April 6
Speaker: Jimmy Li, University of Tulsa
Title: “Fire induced soil carbon and nitrogen redistribution in a shrub-grass ecotone”

April 20
Speaker: Kai Zhang, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Title: “Air Pollution in Texas: Building a Novel Exposure Infrastructure”

April 27
Speaker: Tim Shanahan, University of Texas at Austin
Title: “Late Quaternary evolution of the West African monsoon - forcing feedbacks and ecosystem response”

Mathematics

February 14 – 2 p.m., Pickard Hall, Room 305
Speaker: Frank Sottile, professor, Department of Mathematics, Texas A&M University
Title: “A Murnaghan-Nakayama Formula in Quantum Schubert Calculus”

February 19 – 2 p.m. Pickard Hall, Room 311
Speaker: Qingwen Hu, professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas
Title:  “Global Hopf Bifurcation for Differential-Algebraic Equations with State-dependent Delay”

Physics

Unless noted, colloquia are held at 4 p.m. Wednesdays in Science Hall, Room 100.

January 24
Speaker: Fernanda Psihas, The University of Texas at Arlington
Title: “Neutrino Oscillations, the NOvA Experiment and Latest Oscillation Results

January 31
Speaker: Kaloyan Penev, assistant professor, Department of Physics, University of Texas at Dallas
Title: “Empirical Constraints on Tidal Dissipation Rates”

Psychology

February 2 - 11:30 a.m. Business Building (COBA), Room 245-W
Speaker: Joshua Hicks, associate professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Texas A&M University
Title: “Thine Own Self: True Self-Awareness, Morality, and Personal Agency”

March 2
Speaker: Scott Gronlund, professor, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Oklahoma
Title: TBA

April 6
Speaker: Gina Ligon, associate professor, College of Business Administration, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Title: TBA