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Seminar Schedule Fall 2014
Seminars in Medicinal Chemistry/Pharmacognosy


(Seminars are Fridays at 11:30 AM in Room 134-2 PHARM in Chicago
and via remote in E226 in Rockford unless otherwise noted)

 

Wednesday, August 20
9:30 AM

DISSERTATION SEMINAR:
Discovery of in vivo Active Anti-tuberculosis Peptides from an Actinomycete Extract Library

MBRB Auditorium

Wei Gao, PhD Candidate, Medicinal Chemistry (advisors: Guido Pauli and Scott Franzblau)

   

Friday, August 22
10:00 AM - Noon

Mandatory Lab Safety Training

32 PHARM

EHSO will be presenting a special chemical laboratory safety training program for MCP-affiliated students and research staff in MCP, ITR, CPB, and the UICentre. For new employees, this in-person course will satisfy the initial requirement for live training. For returning employees, this session will substitute for the annual on-line refresher course requirement.

THIS TRAINING SESSION IS INTENDED FOR ALL NEW AND RETURNING MCP GRADUATE STUDENTS, POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATES, STAFF RESEARCHERS, AND RESEARCH-TRACK FACULTY WHO WORK IN OR SUPERVISE PERSONNEL IN WET LABORATORIES.

The 2-hour class will be held on Date: Friday, August 22, 2014 Time: 10:00 am to Noon Location: Chicago PHARM Lecture Hall 32, Rockford Room E223 Please try to arrive a few minutes early to sign in. Bring your iCard unless you've memorized your UIN number. This year there is no need to pre-register on-line.

   

Friday, August 22
10:30 AM

DISSERTATION SEMINAR:
Intra and Intermolecular Interactions of K-Ras4B: From structure to function

MBRB Auditorium

Tanmay Sanjeev Chavan, PhD Candidate, Medicinal Chemistry (advisor: Dr Vadim Gaponenko)

   

Friday, August 29
12:00 PM

GARDEN WALK AND LESNIEWICZ KEYNOTE LECTURE:
“Understanding Traditional Healing Plants of Tropical Rainforests in Northern South America”

32 PHARM

Memory Elvin-Lewis, Department of Biology, Washington University in St. Louis

 

Friday, September 5

Design of selective and resistance-breaking acetylcholinesterase inhibitors for Anopheles gambiae, the malaria mosquito

 

Paul R. Carlier, PhD, Professor, Organic and Medicinal Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) (host: Alan Kozikowski)
website lab

   

Friday, September 12

Second Annual Norman R. Farnsworth Lecture:
"From University Lab to Market, the Discovery and Development of SP-303 (Crofelemer/Fulyzaq), a Novel Polyphenol Isolated from Croton lechleri"

Michael S. Tempesta, PhD, Managing Partner and Founder, Phenolics, LLC; Director, Executive Vice President, Phytica, Inc.; El Granada, CA. (Postdoctored with Prof. Koji Nakanishi, Columbia University, New York)

 

Thursday, September 18
12:00 Noon

Sleeping Giant: How antibiotics turn off protein synthesis and put ribosomes to sleep

MBRB Auditorium

Yury Polikanov, PhD, HHMI Research Associate Scientist, Bass Center for Structural Biology and Dept. of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University (host: Alexander Mankin)

   

Friday, September 19

Mechanistic and Structural Studies of Cancer Chemopreventive Targets

 

Andrew D. Mesecar, PhD, Walther Professor in Cancer Structural Biology, Department of Chemistry, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (host: Greg Thatcher)
webstie link

   

Friday, September 26

Mechanisms of cellular function and development: means of useful (to humans) chemical changes in very young plants

 

Katherine Warpeha, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, UIC (host: C.T. Che)
link

 

Friday, October 3

Molecular Mechanisms of Oxidative Stress

 

James Imlay, PhD, Professor of Microbiology, Romano Scholar, Associate Director MCB Graduate Program, Department of Microbiology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (host: Doug Thomas)
website

   

Friday, October 10

Getting back together after a break up: DNA double-strand break repair by non-homologous end joining

 

Les Hanakahi, PhD, Assistant Professor, Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy, UIC
link

 

Tuesday, October 14
10:00 AM

Development of Novel Base-Modified Nucleosides as Anti-Cancer Agents and Finding a Suitable Nanocarrier for Drug Delivery

Room 32 PHARM

Vladislav A. Litosh, PhD, Assistant Professor (Research Track), Department of Chemistry, University of Cincinnati (host: Greg Thatcher)

   

Friday, October 17

Control of cell differentiation and phenotype by 5-hydroxymethylcytosine

 

Lucy A. Godley, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine - Section of Hematology/Oncology, Cancer Research Center, Committee on Cancer Biology, University of Chicago (host: Doug Thomas)
link

   

Tuesday, October 21
11:30 AM

Alexander Neyfakh Memorial Lecture:
Microbiota-mediated defense against intestinal infections

MBRB Auditorium

Eric Pamer, MD, Head, Division of General Medicine, Chief, Infectious Diseases Service, Enid A. Haupt Chair in Clinical Investigation, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

   

Friday, October 24

Pharmacokinetics, and its usage to support late phase I and early phase II clinical development

 

Yan Li, PhD, Clinical Pharmacology & Pharmacokinetics, Celgene Corp., Summit, NJ (host: Judy Bolton)

 

Tuesday, October 28
10:30 AM

THESIS SEMINAR:
Nitric Oxide is an Epigenetic Regulator in MDA-MB-231 by Mediating Changes in the Modifications of Histones and DNA

134-1 PHARM / E226 Rockford

Vy Pham, Medicinal Chemistry (advisor: Doug Thomas)

   

Friday, October 31

TBA

 

TBA

   

Friday, November 7

Deciphering the formation and incorporation of unusual precursors in polyketide biosynthesis

 

Michael G. Thomas, PhD, Professor of Bacteriology & Alfred Toepfer Faculty Fellow, Department of Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin-Madison (host: Mike Federle)
website

 

Friday, November 14

TBA

 

Anirban Kumar Mitra, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medical and Molecular Genetics, School of Medicine, Indiana University (host: Joanna Burdette)
website Mitra Lab

   

Friday, November 21

TBA

 

Donald P. McDonnell, Ph.D., Chairman, Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC (host: Terry Moore)
link

 

Friday, November 28

Thanksgiving Holiday (No Seminar)

 

No Seminar

   

Friday, December 5

TBA

 

Paul L. Richardson, Principal Research Scientist, Molecular Probes - DCaT, Abbvie, North Chicago, IL (host: Terry Moore)

 

Friday, December 12

No Seminar (Finals Week)

 

No Seminar

   

Course Coordinator: Terry Moore <twmoore@uic.edu>