Seminar Program

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

Spring 2016

January 22, 2016

Aaron H. Colby, Ph.D.
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Harvard Medical School, Brigham and
Women's Hospital & Boston University

“Novel Drug Delivery Systems: pH-Responsive Expansile Nanoparticles & Drug Concentrating Devices as Tools for Treating Cancer”

January 29, 2016

John L. Wood, Ph.D.
Robert A. Welch Distinguished Professor and
Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas Scholar
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Baylor University

“Recent advances in the synthesis of complex natural products”

February 5, 2016

Steven Sjostedt, Ph.D.
Research Scientist II
NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory,
Chemical Sciences Division

“In situ measurement of trace gases and radicals using Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometry”


February 12, 2016

Kimberly Petersen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
UNC - Greensboro

“Development of New Synthetic Methods for the Preparation of Valuable Small Molecules”

February 19, 2016

Marcus Jones, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry
UNC - Charlotte

“Plasmon-Enhanced Fluorescence from Trions and Biexcitons in Colloidal Quantum Dots”

February 26, 2016

Antonis  Rokas, Ph.D.
Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Biological Sciences
Professor for The department of Biological Sciences at Vanderbilt University and the department of Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

“The evolution of fungal chemodiversity”

March 4, 2016

Kai Tang, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President
Zhejiang Haochuang Biotech Co., Ltd.

“Closed ESI Ion Source and Enhancement of Ionization in Nanospay Mass Spectrometry”

March 11, 2016


March 18, 2018

Jason Price, Ph.D.
Principal Scientist
Corporate Functions Analytical
The Procter & Gamble Company

“Comprehensive Identification and Quantitation of Constituents of Botanical Extracts for Safety Risk Assessments”

March 25, 2016


April 1, 2016

Iris R. Wagstaff, Ph.D.
AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Investigative Forensic Science

“Intersections of Science and Policy: A Chemist’s Perspective”

April 8, 2016

Mitch Croatt, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
UNC - Greensboro

"Alternative Chemistry Career Opportunities"

April 15, 2016

Jeff Johnston, Ph.D.
Stevenson Professor of Chemistry
Vanderbilt University

“Reagent and Reaction Development in the Service of Complex Target Synthesis: Chiral Proton Catalysis, Umpolung Amide Synthesis, and Case Studies in Therapeutic Develpment”

April 22, 2016

Nadja Cech, Ph.D.

Celebration of Undergraduate Research