Seminars and Awards

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SPRING 2018

 

Headshot of Dr. David Case

JANUARY 16

Probing the Dynamics of Biomolecules in Crystals and in Solution
David Case, Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Rutgers University
Host: Dr. David Ferguson
1-451 Moos Tower (Twin Cities), 3:30-5:00pm

 

JANUARY 23Headshot of Dr. Joseph Topczewski.

Harnessing the Winstein Rearrangement for Chiral Amine Synthesis
Joseph Topczewski, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota
Host: Dr. Courney Aldrich
1-451 Moos Tower (Twin Cities), 3:30-5:00pm

Headshot of Dr. Kathryn Nelson

 


JANUARY 26

Caspase-2 as Novel Target for Tauopathy-related Cognitive Decline
Kathryn Nelson, Ph.D., Walters Lab
105 717 Delaware St. SE (Twin Cities), 2:30-4:00pm

 

 

 


JANUARY 30Headshot of Dr. Griff Humphreys.

Endogenous Biomarkers for Transporter Function
Griff Humphreys, Executive Director, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Host: Dr. Natalia Tretyakova
1-451 Moos Tower (Twin Cities), 3:30-5:00pm

Headshot of Dr. Blake Peterson.

 

FEBRUARY 6

Chemical Tools for Studies of Biological Systems
Blake Peterson, Regents Distinguished Professor, Medicinal Chemistry, University of Kansas
Host: Dr. Daniel Harki
1-451 Moos Tower (Twin Cities), 3:30-5:00pm

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 13Headshot of Garrett Schey

Disrupting Glycosomal Import: A Novel Drug Target for the Treatment of Trypanosomias
Garrett Schey, Distefano Lab
1-451 Moos Tower (Twin Cities), 3:30-5:00pm

 

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 20

Safety Seminar
Rebecca Cuellar, Associate Research Professor, Georg Lab
1-451 Moos Tower (Twin Cities), 3:30-5:00pm

 

FEBRUARY 27Headshot of Conrad Fihn

Targeting a Molecular Chaperone: Treatment of Triple Negative Breast Cancer and Beyond
Conrad Fihn, Carlson Lab
1-451 Moos Tower (Twin Cities), 3:30-5:00pm



 

 


MARCH 6:

Campus Climate: Preventing Harrasment 
Paul Ang and Malik Mitchell
1-451 Moos Tower (Twin Cities), 3:30-5:00pm

 

APRIL 3Headshot of Dr. Mark Cushman

Ole Gisvold Memorial Lecture
How the Janus Kinases Hijacked Our Topoisomerase I Inhibitor Project
Mark Cushman, Distinguished Professor, Medicinal Chemistry, Purdue University
Host: Dr. Gunda Georg
1-451 Moos Tower (Twin Cities), 3:30-5:00pm

 

 


APRIL 10Headshot of Dr. Richard Glennon

Philip S. Portoghese Distinguished Lecture
Drug Discrimination: A Behavioral Technique to Investigate Centrally-acting Agents
Richard Glennon, Professor, Medicinal Chemistry, Virginia Commonwealth University
Host: Dr. Gunda Georg
1-451 Moos Tower (Twin Cities), 3:30-5:00pm

 

 


APRIL 17Headshot of Dr. Terry Moore.

Development of Chemical Probes for Transcription Factor Interactions
Terry Moore, Assistant Professor, Medicinal Chemistry & Pharmacognosy, University of Illinois
Host: Dr. Carrie Haskell-Luevano
1-451 Moos Tower (Twin Cities), 3:30-5:00pm

 

 


APRIL 24Headshot of Dr. Craig Thomas.

Accelerating Translation: Strategies for Rapid Probe Development, Drug Combination Discovery, and Precision Medicine
Craig Thomas, Leader, Chemistry Technologies, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, NIH
Host: Dr. Michael Walters
1-451 Moos Tower (Twin Cities), 3:30-5:00pm

 

 


MAY 1Joseph Buonomo

Abul-Hajj/Hanna Awardee Talk
Design of Antitubercular Chemotherapeutic Agents that Evade Resistance

Joseph Buonomo, Aldrich Lab 
1-451 Moos Tower (Twin Cities), 3:30-5:00pm