Seminars and Awards

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SUMMER 2018

JUNE 5

Potentiation of Multiple Antibacterial Agents in MRSA and M. tuberculosis
John Schultz, Aldrich Lab
1-450 Moos Tower (Twin Cities), 3:30-5:00pm

June 7

Sperm Tales: The Manchette as a Target for Male Contraception?
Dr. Jerry Strauss, Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
105 717 Delaware Street SE (Twin Cities), 12:30pm

June 8

The Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Melanocortin-4 Receptor Probes
Dr. Mark Ericson, Haskell-Luevano Lab
105 717 Delaware Street SE (Twin Cities), 3:30-5:00pm

JUNE 26

N-Terminal BET Bromodomain Inhibition using MAP-Kinase Inhibitors
Anand Divakaran, Pomerantz Lab
1-450 Moos Tower (Twin Cities), 3:30-5:00pm

JULY 24

Structural Targeting of the Hyaluronan Binding Domain of CD44
Bill McCue, Finzel Lab
1-450 Moos Tower (Twin Cities), 3:30-5:00pm

JULY 31

Mining Unexpected Chemical Space: Bioterror Countermeasures and Geopharmaceuticals
Connor McDermott, Ambrose Lab
1-450 Moos Tower (Twin Cities), 3:30-5:00pm

AUGUST 7

Development of Fibronectin-based Chemically Self-assembled Nanorings (CSANS) for Immunotherapy
Ellie Mews, Wagner Lab
1-450 Moos Tower (Twin Cities), 3:30-5:00pm

AUGUST 14

Development of Protein and DNA Adduct Biomarkers from Carcinogens in Cooked Meats and Tobacco Smoke by Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry
Dmitri Konorev, Turesky Lab
1-450 Moos Tower (Twin Cities), 3:30-5:00pm

AUGUST 28

Synthesis and Evaulation of Novel β-lactam Antibiotics for Drug-resistant Tuberculosis
Malcolm Cole, Aldrich Lab
105 717 Delaware Street SE (Twin Cities), 3:30-5:00pm


FALL 2018

SEPTEMBER 4

New Mechanisms for Excision Repair of Interstrand DNA Crosslinks

Brandt Eichman, Ph.D., Professor, Dept. Biological Sciences & Biochemistry, Vanderbilt University

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

SEPTEMBER 11 

Development of Selective M5 Negative Allosteric Modulators for Opioid Use Disorder

Carrie Jones, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Dept. Pharmacology, Vanderbilt University

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

SEPTEMBER 18

Restoring Vision through Chemical Photoswitches; A Potential Therapy for Retinitis Pigmentosa

Alexander Hurben, Doran Lab

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

SEPTEMBER 25

The Development and Usage of Fluorescent Probes for Surgical Tumor Removal

Samantha Kennelly, Harki Lab

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

OCTOBER 2

Design, Synthesis, and Evaluation of New Drugs for African Sleeping Sickness

Amy Dounay, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Dept. Chemistry & Biochemistry, Colorado College

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

OCTOBER 9

Title: TBD

Brian Gabet, Georg Lab

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

OCTOBER 16

**Portoghese Lectureship**

Title: TBD

P. Jeffrey Conn, Ph.D.,Lee E. Limbird Professor of Pharmacology and Director of Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery, Vanderbilt Brain Institute, Vanderbilt University

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

OCTOBER 23

**Taito "Ty" Soine Memorial Lecture**

Discovery of Novel Anticoagulants: New Frontiers and Lessons Learned

Ruth Wexler, Ph.D., Executive Director, Bristol-Myers Squibb

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

OCTOBER 30

Phenazine Antibiotics and Indole Alkaloids: New Platforms for Discovery

Robert Huigen III, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Dept. Medicinal Chemsitry, University of Florida

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

NOVEMBER 6

A Molecular Chaperone Approach to Treat Transthyretin Amyloidosis

Jacob Bouchard, Doran Lab

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

NOVEMBER 13

Targeting the Immunomodulator SPPL2a as a Novel Approach to Treating Multiple Sclerosis

Jacob Patterson, Doran Lab

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

NOVEMBER 20

IRAK-4 Inhibitors for Inflammation

Md Abdulla Al Noman, Georg Lab

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

NOVEMBER 27

Title: TBD

Jennifer Allen, Ph.D., Director of Medicinal Chemistry, Amgen

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

DECEMBER 4

Inhibitors of Post-translational Proteases: Overcoming Resistance to Targeted Therapies in Cancer

James Janetka, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Dept. Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics, Washington University

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

DECEMBER 11

**Distinguished Lectureship**

How Cytochrome P450 and Other Redox Enzymes Make and Break C-C Bonds: Relevance to Drugs and Natural Products

F. Peter Guengerich, Ph.D., Tadishi Inagami Professor, Dept. Biochemistry, Vanderbilt University

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


SPRING 2019

JANUARY 22

Title: TBD

Donna Huryn, Ph.D., Research Professor, Dept. Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Pittsburgh

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

JANUARY 29

Targeting and Probing RNA: Biochemical and Biophysical Approaches

Christine Chow, Ph.D., Professor, Dept. Biochemistry, Wayne State University

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

FEBRUARY 5

Title: TBD

Caitlin Jokipii Krueger, Tretyakova Lab

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

FEBRUARY 12

Targeting the Stroma-tumor Interaction in Pancreatic Cancer

Erik Faber, Georg Lab

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

FEBRUARY 19

Title: TBD

Jenna Thomforde, Tretyakova Lab

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

FEBRUARY 26

Discovery and Identification of Allosteric Inhibition of SHP2: Development of a Potent, Selective and Orally Efficacious Inhibitor

Nan Wang, Georg Lab

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

MARCH 5

Biophysical Chemistry of Large Antiviral-Polyamide DNA Interactions

Cynthia Dupureur, Ph.D., Professor & Chair, Dept. Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Missouri St. Louis

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

MARCH 26

2019 MIKI PRACTICE TALKS

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

APRIL 9

**Distinguished Lectureship**

The Dopamine Synapse

David Sulzer, Ph.D., Professor, Dept. Neurology, Columbia University

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

APRIL 16

**Distinguished Lectureship**

Title: TBD

Wendy Young, Ph.D., Senior Instructer and Associate Chair, Dept. Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder

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

APRIL 23

Human Milk Oligosaccharides as Narrow-Spectrum Antimicrobial Agents Against Group B Strep

Steven Townsend, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Dept. Chemistry, Vanderbilt University

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