Fall 2013

Presented by the Departments of BiologyChemistry, and Earth and Physical Sciences.

Image source: Sharon Rozovsky

Thursdays at noon, room AC 4M06 (unless otherwise noted).

September 19th
SPEAKER: Azhad Chowdhury
Institution: Purdue University, Department of Chemistry, Ph.D. student in the Simpson Lab
Talk Title: Study Of Active pharmaceuticals Ingredients (API) and it’s formulation with Non-linear Optical Microscopy
Hosted by: Jong I. Lee

Monday, October 7th
SPEAKER: Justyna Widera
Institution: Adelphi University, Department of Chemistry
Talk Title: CdTe nanostructures for solar cell application
Hosted by: Yolanda Small (Room: 4M05, Special Time: 2:30pm)

Image source: Dorothee Kern Group

October 24th
SPEAKER: Sharon Rozovsky
Institution: University of DelawareDepartment of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Talk Title: The Enzymatic Activity of the Intrinsically Disordered Membrane Enzyme Selenoprotein S
Hosted by: Ruel Desamero

November 7th
SPEAKER: Christopher Wilson
Institution: Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Brandeis University, third year Ph.D. student (Dorothee Kern lab)
Talk Title: Using Ancient Enzymes to Solve a Modern Cancer Drug’s Mechanism
Hosted by: Lou Levinger

Image source: Loretta Mickley

November 14th
SPEAKER: Loretta Mickley
Institution: Harvard University, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Atmospheric Chemistry Modeling Group
Talk Title: Chemistry-Climate Interactions
Hosted by: Daniel Robie

November 21st
SPEAKER: Dazhi Tan
Institution: Columbia University, Dept. of Biology, fifth year Ph.D. student (Liang Tong lab)
Talk Title: Structure of histone mRNA stem-loop
Hosted by: Lou Levinger

Image source: Liang Tong Group

December 5th
Student Practice Talks/Student Research Presentations
Institution: York College
Hosted by: All Mentors

1. Students: Ohene Baffour, Avinash Chattoo, Raisul Islam, Ridhish Patel
Talk title: Inorganic Stairmaster – Climbing Molecular Orbitals
Mentor: Yolanda Small

2. Students: Shanique Champagnie, Thierry Comeau, Katsiaryna Hud, Marcus Taylor
Talk Title: SHArKs – Solar Hydrogen Activity Research
Mentor: Yolanda Small

3. Student: Andriele de Silva
Talk Title: QM/MM – Talking to enzymes
Mentor: Yolanda Small



This seminar series provides an opportunity to foster the engagement of faculty, students and staff in the scientific enterprise and to cultivate an environment of intellectual discourse and growth by promoting interaction between scientists at every level. ALL ARE WELCOME. REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED.

All seminars will be on Thursday at noon in room AC-4M06 unless otherwise noted. Please contact Dr. Yolanda Small (ysmall@york.cuny.edu, 718-262-2592) or Dr. Shao-Ying Hua (shua@york.cuny.edu, 718-262-5256) or Dr. Kevin Lynch (klynch@york.cuny.edu, 718-262-5184) for more information.

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