Department Seminar Series Fall 2017

Science & Engineering Hall, B1220
All Seminars, except as noted, begin at 2:00 PM on Friday.
Light refreshments are served beginning at 1:45 PM

August

 

18


Gian Surbella [email]

"Actinide Hybride Materials:  Experimental and computational metrics for assembly"

Graduate Student, Cahill Group
Department of Chemistry
George Washington University

 

     25

Benjamin Wong [email]

"Mandatory Department Safety Training"

Health Safety Spec, Occ/Envir
Office of Environmental Health & Safety
George Washington University

Note:  Safety Training starts at 1:30pm
Refreshments served at 1:15 pm

 

28

Dr. Simon Pope   [email]

"Synthesis, Photophysics and Bioimaging with Organometallics"

Professor
School of Chemistry
Cardiff University

Note:  Seminar starts at 10:00 am

Refreshments served at 9:45 am

September

 

1

Dustin Abele  [email]

"TBA "

Graduate Student, Wagner Group
Department of Chemistry
George Washington University

AND

Diana Ainembabazi  [email]

"TBA "

Graduate Student, Voutchkova Group
Department of Chemistry
George Washington University

8

Dr. Jason Sello   [email]

"Novel Small Molecules, Targets, and Strategies in Anti-Infective Development"

Associate Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
Brown University

 

15

Xu Wang (Jack)  [email]

"TBA "

Graduate Student, Dowd Group
Department of Chemistry
George Washington University

22

Dr. Lou Charkoudian [email]

"Capturing Transient Interactions of Proteins Involved in Natural Product Biosynthesis"

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
Haverford College


29


 Garry Nolan  [email]

"TBA"

Rachford and Carloa A. Harris Professor
Department of Microbilogy & Immunology
  Standford University School of Medicine

*Note:  Seminar will be begin  at 11:00 am

 
SEH B1270 

Refreshments will be served at 10:45 am.

October

 


6


Dr. Madline Jacobs [email]

"Ten Lessons from a Lifetime in Science"

Executive Director & CEO
American Chemical Society (retired)

   Room TBA       

13

Slywia Stopka [email]

"TBA"

Graduate Student , Vertes Group
Department of Chemistry
George Washington University

     20

Thomas Kempa  [email]

"TBA"

Assistant Professor
Physical Materials Chemistry
Johns Hopkins Univerisity

     
      28

           
                             Department Retreat at the Loft

                                            600 F Street NW

                                           Washington, DC

                                   

November

 

3

Kylie Waters  [email]

“Substrate Recognition by the Proteasome

Senior Investigator
Head, Protein Processing Section
National Cancer Institute 

10


Camille Lombard-Banek  [email]

“TBA”

Graduate Student,  Nemes Group
Department of Chemistry
George Washington University

17


Jill Millstone  [email]

“TBA”

Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry
University of Pittsburgh

   
 

Updated 8/10/2017

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