Loyola University Chicago

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

2009 Chemistry Seminars

November 19, 2009
Dr. Jason Shearer
University of Nevada Reno
Title: "Nickel Superoxide Dismutase: Probing Why a Metalloenzyme That Should Not Function Actually Does"

November 12, 2009
Dr. C. Daniel Frisbie
University of Minnesota
Title: "Electrical Resistance of Conjugated Molecular Wires 1-20 nm in Length"

October 29, 2009
Dr. Milan Bruncko
Abbott Laboratories
Title: "BT-263, An Orally Bioavailable and Efficacious Inhibitor of Bcl-2 Family Proteins"

October 22, 2009
Dr. Brian Bennett
Medical College of Wisconsin
Title:"Mechanistic Determinants in a Metalloaminopeptidase from Vibrio and Related Bacterial Enzymes"

October 15, 2009
Dr. Zbigniew Dauter
Argonne National Laboratory
Title: "Nobel prize winners with relations to crystallography"

October 8, 2009
Qi-Zhuang Ye
Indiana University
Title: "Catalysis and Inhibition of Methionine Aminopeptidases"

September 24, 2009
Dr. Richard Holz
Loyola University Chicago
Title: "Antibiotic Resistance: Analyzing the Catalytic Mechanisms of Dinuclear Metallohydrolases"

September 17, 2009
Dr. Brian Brennan
Illinois Wesleyan University
"The Development of Novel Therapeutics for the Treatment of Sickle Cell Desease"

August 27, 2009
Dr. Karol Bruzik
University of Illinois at Chicago
Title: "A Novel Phosphatidylinositol-Specific Phospholipase C with trans-Cyclization Mechanism"

April 23, 2009
Dr. Cliff Johnston
Purdue University
Title: "Probing the microscopic hydrophobicity of mineral surfaces"

April 16, 2009
Dr. Susan Richardson
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Title: "Emerging Disinfection By-Products and Other Emerging Environmental Contaminants in Water and Wastewater: What's New."

April 9, 2009
Dr. Gregory Kamykowski
TA Instruments
Title:  "Applications of Rheology for Material Characterization and Performance Predictions"

March 26, 2009
Dr. Wei You
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Title: "Engineering Bandgap and Energy Levels of Conjugated Polymers for Organic Solar Cells"

March 19, 2009
Dr. Darrin York
University of Minnesota
Title:  "Molecular simulations of ribozyme structure and catalytic mechanism"

March 12, 2009
Dr. Jian  Chen
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Title:  "Functional Organic Nanomaterials and Their Applications"

February 26, 2009
Dr. Catherine Putonti
Loyola University Chicago
Title: "Methods for Identifying Pathogens in Complex Samles"

February 19, 2009
Dr. Steve Burke
University of WI - Madison
Title: "Exploitation of Symmetry in Natural Products Synthesis:  Strategies and Tactics"

February 12, 2009
Dr. John P. Ferraris
University of Texas at Dallas
Title: "Design and Synthesis of Alternative Membranes for PEM Fuel Cells"

January 29, 2009
Dr. David Treering, GIS Specialist
Center for Urban Environmental Research and Policy - Loyola University Chicago
Title: "Geographic Information Systems Specialist, Center for Urban Environmental Research and Policy"

January 22, 2009
Dr. Josh Goldberger
Northwestern University
Title: "Inorganic and Hybrid 1D to 2D device Building Blocks"