Seminars and Awards

FALL 2019 

Alessandra Eustaquio

October 15 

Exploring Bacterial Genomes for Natural Product Discovery and Development
Dr. Alessandra Eustaquio, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry & Pharmacognosy, University of Illinois at Chicago
Faculty Host: Dr. Gunda Georg
1-451 Moos Tower (Twin Cities), 3:30-5:00pm
 
 

Dehua Pei

October 22 

Drugging Undruggable Targets with Macrocyclic Peptides
Dr. Dehua Pei, Kimberly Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Ohio State University
Faculty Host: Dr. Todd Doran
1-451 Moos Tower (Twin Cities), 3:30-5:00pm
 
 
 
 

Maria BolognesiOctober 29 

**Philip S. Portoghese Lecture**
Principles, Implementation, and Application of Multitarget Drug Discovery in Alzheimer’s Disease
Dr. Maria-Laura Bolognesi, Professor, Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology, Università di Bologna
Faculty Host: Dr. Gunda Georg
1-451 Moos Tower (Twin Cities), 3:30-5:00pm
 
 
Pooja Hegde

November 5 

Bioengergetics of Mycobacteria as a Potential Target for Drug Discovery
Pooja Hegde, Graduate Student, Aldrich Lab, University of Minnesota
1-451 Moos Tower (Twin Cities), 3:30-5:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
  
 

Jessica FullerNovember 12 

Therapeutic Effects of Mitochondrial Permeability Transition Pore Inhibitors in ALS
Jessica Fuller, Graduate Student, Finzel Lab, University of Minnesota
1-451 Moos Tower (Twin Cities), 3:30-5:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Hening Lin

November 19 

**Distinguished Lecture**
Sirtuins: From Biochemistry to Inhibitor Development and Back
Dr. Hening Lin, Professor, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Cornell University
Faculty Host: Dr. Todd Doran
1-451 Moos Tower (Twin Cities), 3:30-5:00pm
 
 
 

Parker FlandersDecember 3 

Development and Evaluation of PCSK9 Inhibitors for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
Parker Flanders, Graduate Student, Ambrose Lab, University of Minnesota
1-451 Moos Tower (Twin Cities), 3:30-5:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Peter Dedon

December 10 

**Distinguished Lecture**
Revisiting the Central Dogma in the Age of Epigenetics and Epitranscriptomics
Dr. Peter Dedon, Underwood-Prescott Professor, Department of Biological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Faculty Host: Dr. Natalia Tretyakova
1-451 Moos Tower (Twin Cities), 3:30-5:00pm
 
 

SPRING 2020 

Caroline Buchholz

January 21

Covalent KRAS G12C Inhibitors: Targeting the Elusive Oncoprotein, KRAS
Caroline Buchholz, Graduate Student, Pomerantz Lab, University of Minnesota
1-451 Moos Tower (Twin Cities), 3:30-5:00pm

 

 

 

 


Alison Narayan

January 28 

TBA
Dr. Alison Narayan, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan
Faculty Host: Dr. Daniel Harki
1-451 Moos Tower (Twin Cities), 3:30-5:00pm
 
 
 
 
 

 

Tian Lan

February 4

Sulfur(VI) Fluoride Exchange (SuFEx): Principles and Biological Applications
Tian Lan, Graduate Student, Aldrich Lab, University of Minnesota
1-451 Moos Tower (Twin Cities), 3:30-5:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Steve Wang

February 11

Acyldepsipeptides as ClpP Agonists, an Interesting Drug Class Serving as Potential Treatment for Gram Positive Infections
Ruiqin (Steve) Wang, Graduate Student, Hoye Lab, University of Minnesota
1-451 Moos Tower (Twin Cities), 3:30-5:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
Howard Cottam

February 18 

TBA
Dr. Howard Cottam, Project Medicinal Chemist, University of California-San Diego
Faculty Host: Dr. David Ferguson
1-451 Moos Tower (Twin Cities), 3:30-5:00pm
 
 
 
Jacob Smith

 

February 25

New Developments in Growing Old: Old Senolytic Agents in the Treatment of Aging as a Disease
Jacob Smith, Graduate Student, Doran Lab, University of Minnesota
1-451 Moos Tower (Twin Cities), 3:30-5:00pm

 

 

 

Paige StoutMarch 3 

TBA
Dr. Paige Stout, Group Leader, Discovery Chemistry at Sirenas
Faculty Host: Dr. Courtney Aldrich
1-451 Moos Tower (Twin Cities), 3:30-5:00pm
 
 
 
Nicole Bentz

March 17

Tackling Neuroregeneration with Peptide Ampliphiles
Nicole Bentz, Graduate Student, Wagner Lab, University of Minnesota
1-451 Moos Tower (Twin Cities), 3:30-5:00pm

 

 

 

  

Brandi McKnight

March 31

Improving Antipsychotic Treatment through the Use of Biased D2R Antagonists
Brandi McKnight, Graduate Student, Doran Lab, University of Minnesota
1-451 Moos Tower (Twin Cities), 3:30-5:00pm

 

 

 

 

 

April 7 

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

Arun Ghosh

April 14 

**Distinguished Lecture**
TBA
Dr. Arun Ghosh, Ian P. Rothwell Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry, Purdue University
Faculty Host: Dr. Gunda Georg
1-451 Moos Tower (Twin Cities), 3:30-5:00pm
 
 
 

Craig Cameron

April 21 

**Distinguished Lecture**
TBA
Dr. Craig Cameron, Professor and Chair, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of North Carolina
Faculty Hosts: Dr. Daniel Harki & Dr. Rick Wagner
1-451 Moos Tower (Twin Cities), 3:30-5:00pm
 
 
 
 
 

Ryan ShenviMay 5

**Student-Invited Speaker**
TBA
Dr. Ryan Shenvi, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Scripps Research Institute
Host: Malcolm Cole
1-451 Moos Tower (Twin Cities), 3:30-5:00pm

 

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Departments of Medicinal Chemistry,
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Masonic Cancer Center
University of Minnesota
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