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Spring 2018 Seminar Program

Departmental Seminars are held in the Van Lente Auditorium (Neckers 240) at 4:00 pm unless otherwise indicated.

Date Program
January 19 

Professor Sukesh Bhaumik, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, School of Medicine, SIU (Wang)

" Towards understanding upregulation of an evolutionary conserved chromatin remodeling factor, FACT, in poorly differentiated aggresive cancers with implications in targeted therapeutic development "

January 26 

Professor Dipanjan Mazumdar, Physics, SIUC (Wang)

" Growth and Physical Properties of novel electronic and spintronic materials "

February 02

Professor Daniel Strongin, Department of Chemistry, Temple University (Wang)

"TBA "

February 09 To be announced


February 16

To be announced

February 23

Professor Chin-Chuan Wei Department of Chemistry, SIUE (Wang)

" Ca2+ Induced Interactions in Biomolecules  " 

March 02

Dr Michael Pugia, Indiana Biosciences Research Institute (Suni)

" Rare Cell Analyzer for the next Generation Diagnostics Platform "

Cosponsered by the Materials Technology Center and Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

March 09

Professor Jia Liu, Civil and Environmental Engineering, SIUC  (Wang) 

" Organic compounds and heavy metal ions removal using bioelectrochemical systems and engineered nanomaterials "

March 16

Spring Break

March 23

ACS Meeting Break

March 30

Professor Dr Farooq Wahab University of Texas Arlington (Shamsi)


April 06

Professor Judy Davie, MBMB SIU Medical School (Wang)

"Understanding the Deregulation of Myogenesis in Rhabdomyosarcoma"


April 13

Boris Musulin Lecture Series

Professor David Singh, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Missouri, Columbia (Wang/Physics)

"Resolving Contradictory Transport Requirements in Thermoelectric Materials"


April 20

Boris Musulin Lecture Series

Professor Marco Nardelli, Department of Physics(with cross appointment in Chemistry)University of North Texas (Wang/Physics)

"High-throughput materials discovery and development: breakthroughs and challenges in the mapping of the materials genome."

April 27

Boris Musulin Lecture Series

Dr Robert Wiens, Los Alamos National Laboratory (Wang/Physics)

"Laser Techniques for Remote Chemistry, Mineralogy and Organic Detection on Other Planets"

May 04

Professor Michael A, Johnson, Department of Chemistry, University of Kansas (Shamsi)

"Unraveling the Neurochemical Mechanisms of Chemobrain"