Seminar Program

*All Seminars are scheduled for 1 PM, Patricia A. Sullivan Science Building, 301 McIver Street, Rm 201, unless otherwise stated.

Fall 2015

September 4, 2015

Dr. Ryan Murelli
Brooklyn College and The Graduate Center
City University of New York

“New Synthetic Methods and Strategies for Drug Discovery and Development”


September 11, 2015

Dr. David G.I. Kingston
University Distinguished Professor
Department of Chemistry
Virginia Tech Center for Drug Discovery

“Natural Products: Drugs for All Reasons and All Seasons”


September 18, 2015

Dr. Roger G. Linington
Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in High-Throughput Screening and Chemical Biology
Department of Chemistry, Simon Fraser University

“Integration of High-Content Screening and Untargeted Metabolomics for Comprehensive Functional Annotation of Natural Product Libraries”


September 25, 2015

Dr. Bakhos A. Tannous
Associate Professor of Neurology
Director: Interdepartmental Neuroscience Center
Harvard Medical School and
Massachusetts General Hospital

“Cancer Cells and Stem Cells: Diagnostics and Therapeutic Perspectives”


October 2, 2015

Dr. Michael G. Walter
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
UNC Charlotte

“Linking Molecular Structure to the Singlet Exciton Diffusivity in Photoactive Porphyrin Thin Films”


October 9, 2015

Dr. Marcy Balunas
Assistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry
University of Connecticut

“Functional and Biosynthetic Analyses of Secondary Metabolites in Host-Microbe Symbioses”


October 16, 2015

Dr. Mitchell Croatt
Panel Discussion
The Chemistry and Biochemistry Department, UNCG

Experiences and Advice from UNCG Alumni

October 23, 2015

Dr. Erik Alexanian
 Associate Professor
UNC Chapel Hill

“New Strategies for Hydrocarbon Functionalization”

October 30, 2015

Dr. Richard B. Van Breemen
Matthias C. Lu Collegiate Professor of Pharmacy, and Director, UIC/NIH Center for Botanical Dietary Supplements
Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy,
University of Illinois College of Pharmacy

“Development of Safe and Effective Botanical Dietary Supplements for Women’s Health”


November 6, 2015

Dr. Christopher Cunningham
Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy

 “Making a Better Morphine: Two Approaches to Avoiding Analgesic Tolerance”


November 13, 2015

Dr. Paula N. Brown
Canada Research Chair, Phytoanalytics and Director of Applied Research, BC Institute of Technology
Natural Health & Food Products Research Group, Centre for Applied Research & Innovation

“Metabolomics for Phtyochemical Discovery”


November 20, 2015

Dr. André Beauchemin
Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences
University of Ottawa

“Reaction Development Using Temporary Intramolecularity and Amphoteric Isocyanates”