Seminars and Awards

FALL 2019 

Headshot of Garrett Schey

September 3 

A Farnesyltransferase Mutant with Dual Orthogonality for Enzymatic Labeling
Garrett Schey, Graduate Student, Distefano Lab, University of Minnesota
1-451 Moos Tower (Twin Cities), 3:30-5:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

James Nowick

September 10 

Unlocking the Mysteries of Amyloid Diseases with Macrocyclic β-Sheet Peptides & The Supramolecular Chemistry of the Antibiotic Teixobactin
Dr. James Nowick, Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of California-Irvine
Faculty Host: Dr. Todd Doran
1-451 Moos Tower (Twin Cities), 3:30-5:00pm
 
 
 

Alita Miller

September 17 

**Distinguished Seminar**
A Novel Class of Gram-negative PBP Inhibitors Discovered using Rational Design of Both Biochemical Potency and Bacterial Permeation
Dr. Alita Miller, Head of Biology, Entasis Therapeutics
Faculty Host: Dr. Courtney Aldrich
1-451 Moos Tower (Twin Cities), 3:30-5:00pm
 
 
 
 

Steven Staben

September 24 

Co-opting Post-translational Enzymes with New Modalities
Dr. Steven Staben, Associate Director, Senior Scientist, Discovery Chemistry, Genentech, Inc.
Faculty Host: Dr. Daniel Harki
1-451 Moos Tower (Twin Cities), 3:30-5:00pm
 
 

Craig Townsend

October 8 

**Ole Gisvold Lecture**
The β-Lactam Antibiotics: Creation and Application
Dr. Craig Townsend, Alsoph H. Corwin Professor, Department of Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University
Faculty Host: Dr. Rick Wagner
1-451 Moos Tower (Twin Cities), 3:30-5:00pm
 
 
 

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
 

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
 
 

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 


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
 
 
 
  
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
 

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

 

 

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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Daniel A. Harki, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Departments of Medicinal Chemistry,
Chemistry (affiliated), and BMBB (affiliated)
Masonic Cancer Center
University of Minnesota
2231 6th Street S.E.; 2-139 CCRB
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Office: 612-625-8687; Fax: 612-625-4749
 

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Executive Office and Administrative Specialist 
Medicinal Chemistry, College of Pharmacy
University of Minnesota
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Minneapolis, MN 55455
Office: 612-626-4455; Fax: 612-624-4996