Chemistry Training Track: Seminar Series

Time: Tuesdays, Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Room L4.176, unless otherwise noted
Contact: 214-648-4744

DateSpeaker and Lecture TitleHost
Sept. 15 John A. Soderquist, Ph.D.
Professor, University of Puerto Rico
“Asymmetric Organoborane Conversions via the Amazing 9-Borabicyclo[3.3.2]decanes”
Jef De Brabander, Ph.D.
Oct. 19
Zhu-Jun Yao, Ph.D.
Professor, Nanjing University
Natural Product-like Chemistry of Anticancer Annonaceous Acetogenins
Chuo Chen, Ph.D.
Oct. 27 Essa Harrington, Ph.D.
Principal Scientist, Amgen, Inc.
"Development of Novel PDE10A Tracer and Inhibitor for Treatment of Schizophrenia”
Joe Ready, Ph.D.
Nov. 10 Ian Mangion, Ph.D.
Associate Principal Scientist, Merck& Co. Inc.
“Belsomra: Chemistry Development from Pre-Clinical to Filing”
Uttam Tambar, Ph.D.
Nov. 17 Jason Sello, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Brown University
“Novel Small Molecules, Targets, and Strategies in Anti-Infective Development”
John MacMillan, Ph.D.
Jan. 12 Ben L. Feringa, Ph.D.
Professor, University of Groningen
Chuo Chen, Ph.D.
Jan. 26 Michael Doyle, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, UT San Antonio
“New Directions for Heterocyclic Syntheses with Catalytic Metal Carbene Reactions”
Chuo Chen, Ph.D.
Jan. 28
(Thurs. 3 p.m.) 
Tomi K. Sawyer, Ph.D.
Distinguished Scientist and Head, Peptide Drug Discovery & Innovative Technologies, Merck
Chuo Chen, Ph.D.
Feb. 2 Kevin Brown, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Indiana University
“No Strain, No Gain: Advances in the Synthesis and Use of Cyclobutanes”
Uttam Tambar, Ph.D.
Feb. 16

Junha Jeon, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, UT Arlington
"Chemical Synthesis and Catalysis"

Uttam Tambar, Ph.D.
Mar. 1 Chao-Jun Li, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, McGill University
“Exploration of New Chemical Reactivities for Synthetic Efficiency” 
Chuo Chen, Ph.D.
Mar. 9
Haifeng Gao, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Notre Dame University
“Synthesis and Application of Functional Polymers with Highly Branched Nanostructures”
Dan Siegwart, Ph.D.
April 29
Jason Chen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Iowa State University
"Organic Synthesis and Chemical Biology" 
Chuo Chen, Ph.D.
May 3 UTSW Excellence in Chemistry Symposium

Vladimir Gevorgyan, Ph.D.
Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago
"Development of Novel Transition Metal-Catalyzed Synthetic Methodologies"

David Nicewicz, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“New Tools for Medicinal Chemistry via Organic Photoredox Catalysis”


Jef De Brabander, Ph.D.

Joe Ready, Ph.D.