Seminar Series

Coordinator: Dr. J. Paige Buchanan

See meeting times and locations at the bottom of this page.

Friday, January 24th
“Chemistry without Chemicals:  What Do Chemistry, Video Games, Supercomputers, and the Nobel Prize Have in Common?”
2:00 pm; TEC 106: Seminar by Dr. Greg Tschumper; Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry; University of Mississippi; Host: Song Guo

Friday, January 31st  
“Plant production of high-value industrial oils through gene discovery and enzyme engineering”
2:00 pm; TEC 106: Seminar by Dr. Jay Shockey; Research Plant Geneticist, Southern Regional Research Center, USDA-ARS; New Orleans; Host: Phil Bates

Friday, February 7th  
"Dissecting the Molecular Mechanisms of Pre-Messenger RNA Splicing"
2:00 pm; TEC 106: Seminar by Dr. Corina Maeder; Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry; Texas State University; San Marcos, TX; Host: Sabine Heinhorst

Friday, February 14th
"Na+ Dependent Energy Metabolism in Pathogenic Bacteria"
2:00 pm; TEC 106: Seminar by Dr. Blanca Barquera; Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Troy, NY; Host: Sabine Heinhorst     

Friday, February 21st   
“From Macon to Mozambique: Chemistry Research at a 4-year Liberal Arts University”
2:00 pm; TEC 106: Seminar by Dr. Adam Kiefer; Assistant Professor of Chemistry; Mercer University; Macon, GA; Host: Julie Pigza      

Friday, February 28th  
“Conformational dynamics controlling sulfur transfer during Fe-S cluster synthesis”
2:00 pm; TEC 106: Seminar by Dr. Laura Busenlehner; Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry; University of Alabama; Host: Vijay Rangachari 

Friday, March 28th 
"An Engineer’s Approach to Understanding Alzheimer’s Funding in Systems & Synthetic Biology at NSF"
2:00 pm; TEC 106: Seminar by Dr. Theresa Good; NSF Program Director CBET and Professor of Biomedical Engineering; University of Maryland Baltimore County; Host: Vijay Rangachari 

Friday, April 4th
"3M Leading through Innovation"
2:00 pm; TEC 106: Seminar by Dr. Kristy Gillette; Senior Research Chemist; 3M Optical Systems Division; St Paul, MN; Graduate Student Choice Series; Host: Paige Buchanan and Amber Windham

Friday, April 11th
“Recent Advances in the Development of Catalytic Reaction Methods”
2:00 pm; TEC 106: Seminar by Dr. Gerald Rowland, Department of Chemistry; Mississippi State University; Host: Doug Masterson

Friday, April 25th  
Undergraduate Research Symposium

Unless indicated otherwise, all seminars are held in the Bobby Chain Technology Building in Room 106 on Fridays at 2:00 pm. For more information, please contact Dr. J. Paige Buchanan: Tel: 601-266-4083 • Fax: 601-266-6075 • Email: paige.buchanan@usm.edu Titles and dates of this seminar series will be available at www.usm.edu/chem.