Organic Chemistry: Seminar Series

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

DateSpeaker/TopicHost
Oct. 11 Nicole Sampson, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Stony Brook University
"From Fertilization to Cholera: Interrogating Biology with Functional Polymers"
Jennifer Kohler, Ph.D.
Nov. 8 Yimon Aye, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Cornell University
“Targeting Privileged First Responders in Redox Sensing & Response”
Jennifer Kohler, Ph.D.
Nov. 15 Fu-Sen Liang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico
“Chemical Synthetic Biology for Mammalian Cell Engineering”
Chuo Chen, Ph.D.
Nov. 29 Nathan Gianneschi, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, University of California, San Diego
“Shape-Shifting Drug Carriers for Targeting Cytotoxins and Immunotherapeutics to Cancer”
Dan Siegwart, Ph.D.
Dec. 8
Thursday
Matthew S. Sigman, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, University of Utah
"Enantioselective Formation of Remote Stereocenters"
Uttam Tambar, Ph.D.
Jan. 10 Joshua G. Pierce, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, North Carolina State University
“Marine Natural Products Synthesis: A Platform for Chemical and Biological Discovery”
John MacMillan, Ph.D.
Feb. 7 Cancelled John MacMillan, Ph.D.
Feb. 16
Thursday 
Daniel Weix, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, University of Rochester
“Cross-Electrophile Coupling: Principles and New Reactions”
Joe Ready, Ph.D.
Feb. 24 Friday Dr. Ang Li, Ph.D.
Professor, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry
“Total Synthesis of Polycyclic Natural Products”
Chuo Chen, Ph.D.
Feb. 28 Haifeng Wayne Tang, Ph.D.
Research Scientist, Merck & Company, Inc.
“SAR evolution of ROMK inhibitor sub-classes leading to identification of the first ROMK clinical candidate”
Joe Ready, Ph.D.
March 9
Room L4.162
Andrew Harned, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Texas Tech University
“Old, New, Borrowed and Blue: Stereoselectivity in Complex Molecule Synthesis”
Special Chemistry Seminar
Uttam Tambar, Ph.D.
March 28 UTSW Excellence in Chemistry Symposium
Timothy F. Jamison, Ph.D.
Department Head and Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Synthesis Design Through the Lens of Flow Chemistry”

Robert Knowles, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Princeton University
“Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer in Organic Synthesis”
Chuo Chen, Ph.D.

Uttam Tambar, Ph.D.
April 13 Sigma Aldrich Symposium
Mike Jung, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
"Drug Discovery in Academia: Some Success Stories"
Jef DeBrabander, Ph.D.
April 25 Geoff Coates, Ph.D.
Professor, Cornell University
“New Polymers from Old Monomers: Advances Enabled through Catalyst Design and Discovery”
Dan Siegwart, Ph.D.
May 3
Wednesday
Simon J. Meek, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina
"Development of New Catalysts and Conjunctive Strategies for Stereoselective Organic Synthesis”
Uttam Tambar, Ph.D.
May 9 Mingji Dai, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Purdue University
"Total Syntheses of Macrolides and Terpenes via Tandem Catalytic Transformations”
Special Chemistry Seminar
Uttam Tambar, Ph.D.