2016 Colloquium Schedule

August 26, 2016
Host: Dr. John L. Wood. Student Presenters: Josh Cox (Wood), Christian Chaheine (Romo).
Dr. Alejandro Bugarin, University of Texas at Arlington
"Versatility of Triazenes and Other Highly-Selective Transformations"
September 2, 2016
Host: Bellert and Shuford Groups. Student Presenters: Michael Gutierrez (Bellert), Paul Brown (Shuford).
Dr. Elfi Kraka, Southern Methodist University
"The Secrets of Catalysis - Elucidated with the Unified Reaction Valley Approach"
September 9, 2016
Host: Dr. Caleb Martin. Student Presenters: Sam Yruegas (Martin), Jenny Han (Farmer).
Dr. Adam Veige, University of Florida
"Trianionic Pincer Ligands and their Role in Metal Catalyzed Cyclic Polymer Synthesis"
September 16, 2016
Host: Dr. John Wood. Student Presenters: Weixu Kong (Romo), Mina Nakhla (Wood).
Dr. Junha Jeon, University of Texas at Arlington
"Catalytic Silylation Reactions: Organosilanes and Organosilanols–Environmentally Benign, Versatile Synthetic Building Blocks, and Synthetic Targets"
September 23, 2016
Host: Dr. Sung Joon Kim. Student Presenters James Chang (Kim), Corbin Croom (Shaw).
Dr. Charles (Chuck) Sanders, Vanderbilt University
"Role of Cholesterol in Promoting the Amyloidogenic Pathway Associated with Alzheimer’s Disease"
September 30, 2016
Host: Dr. Kevin Pinney. Student Presenters: Graham Carlson (Pinney), Yongfeng Tao (Romo).
Dr. Uttam Tambar University of Texas-Southwestern
"Stereoselective Functionalization of Unactivated Hydrocarbons "
October 7-8, 2016
October 14, 2016
Host: Dr. Elyssia S. Gallagher. Student Presenters: Tara Liyanage (Gallagher), Michael Pettit (Solouki).
Dr. Carlito Lebrilla University of California, Davis
"Elucidating the role of surface glycans in host-microbe interactions"
October 15, 2016
October 18-19, 2016
Host: Dr. Pat Farmer
Dr. Ray Garant CEI Staff Liaison: ACS Office of Public Affairs
October 21, 2016
October 28, 2016
Host: Bellert and Shuford Groups. Student Presenters: Zack Theis (Bellert), Parashu Neupane (Manzanares).
Dr. Preston MacDougall Middle Tennessee State University
"What is Picotechnology? How Can Machine Learning Help to Develop It?"
November 4, 2016(Weds)
Host: Dr. Caleb Martin. Student Presenters: Dr. Kiran Adiraju (Martin), Dr. Ravi Kumar (Farmer).
Dr. Josh S. Figueroa, University of California, San Diego
"Unsaturated Metal Isocyanides - Molecules to Materials"
November 11, 2016
Host: Dr. Elyssia S. Gallagher. TBD (Gallagher), Ian Anthony (Solouki).
Dr. Scott K. Shaw, University of Iowa
"Measuring Molecules Near Surfaces: Better than a Needle in a Haystack"
November 18, 2016
Host: Sung Joon Kim. Matthew Cranford (Trakselis), Samuel Odutola (Trawick).
Dr. Peng Tao, Southern Methodist University
"Protein allostery: What we can learn from nudging the protein structure systematically?"
November 23-25, 2016
December 2, 2016
Host: Dr. Sung Joon Kim. Heather McFarland (Trakselis), Emily Taylor (Trawick).
Dr. Ruth E. Stark, The City College of New York
"How to Assemble Melanin Pigments in a Fungal Cell Wall: lessons from microbiology to solid-state NMR"
December 5, 2016
December 23-January 2, 2016