Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

April

Fri 01 - Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Seminar-McCalla

Professor Stephanie McCalla (MSU-Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering) will give a research talk titled "Rethinking robustness of nucleic acid detection." Byker Auditorium at 3:10 pm.

Mon 04 - Ph.D. Defense

Mr. Carl Fahlstrom will defend his Ph.D. in Chemistry beginning with a seminar titled "COMPUTATIONAL PREDICTION AND EXPERIMENTAL MEASUREMENT OF TIME RESOLVED FLUORESCENCE PROPERTIES OF TRYPTOPHAN AND 5-FLUORO-TRYPTOPHAN DIPEPTIDES." ABB (Animal Bioscience Building) 138 at 12:30 pm.  Carl works in the laboratory of Professor Pat Callis.

Tues 05 - Ph.D Defense

Mr. Ravi Kant will defend his Ph.D. in Biochemistry beginning with a seminar titled "Biophysical understanding of bacteriophage P22 maturation". Animal Bioscience Building (ABB) 138 at 3:10 pm.  Ravi works in the laboratory or Professor Brian Bothner.

Wed 06 - Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Seminar-Slattery

Dr. John Slattery (Department of Chemistry, University of York) will be here to present "C-F bond formation in organometallic complexes via outer-sphere electrophilic fluorination."  Byker Auditorium at 3:10 pm.  Dr. Slattery is the guest of Professor Tim Minton.

Fri 08 - Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Seminar-Bothner

Professor Brian Bothner (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry) will present a seminar highlighting research from his 2015 sabbatical.  The title of his presentation is "Bicycles, Baguettes, and Billabongs." 3:10 pm in the Byker Auditorium

Wed 13 - Ph.D. Defense-Willems

Mr. Daniel Willems will defend his Ph.D. in Biochemistry beginning with a seminar titled "A Lipidomic Technique to Evaluate the Effect of High Fructose Consumption on the Development of Alzheimer's Disease."  Daniel works in the laboratory of Professor Ed Dratz.  3:10 pm in the Byker Auditorium

Fri 15 - Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Seminar-McDermott

Professor Tim McDermott (LRES) will present a seminar titled "Microbe-Arsenite Interactions: Oxidation, Metabolomics and Phosphate Sparing." 3:10 pm in the Byker Auditorium.

Fri 22 - Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Seminar- Huizenga

David G. Huizenga, Principal Assistant Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation (DNN) at the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Cold War Cleanup to the Iran Nuclear Deal:
The Department of Energy Makes a Difference

David’s talk will trace his 25-year career with the DOE since graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Montana State University in 1980. Highlights include nuclear waste cleanup at the Hanford site in Washington state in the 1980’s, helping Russia deal with nuclear weapon matters following the fall of the Soviet Union in the 1990’s, and most recently involvement in the Iran Nuclear Deal.

 He graduated as Outstanding Senior Chemist, Sigma Xi, and Outstanding Analytical Chemist, American Chemical Society, 1980.  Mr. Huizenga also received a Masters in Chemical Engineering from Montana State University. He has received Meritorious Presidential Rank Awards in 2000 and 2008 and the Secretary of Energy Gold Award in 1998

Wed 27 - Graduate Student Seminar -Bessire

Mr. Brody Bessire will present his research in a 4th- year graduate student seminar titled "IN SITU STUDIES OF THE PYROLYSIS OF PHENOLIC IMPREGNATED CARBON ABLATOR (PICA)."  Byker Auditorium at 3:10 pm.  Brody works in the laboratory of Professor Tim Minton.

Fri 29 -open

May

Fri 06 - Graduate Student Seminar-Prussia