Spring 2016

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

Tuesdays at noon, room AC 4M05 (unless otherwise noted).

April 5th
SPEAKER: Kendra Pamphille
Institution: Queens College (master’s student in the Desamero Lab at York College)
Talk Title: Probing inhibitor-hIAPP interactions using spectroscopic techniques: A Mechanistic Study
Hosted by: Ruel Desamero

Image source: NYU Center for Genomics

April 12th     
SPEAKER: Deborah E. Williams
Institution: Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences, Touro College of Pharmacy
Talk Title: Sustained vincristine sulfate therapy for use in treatment of keloids
Hosted by: Deb N. Chakravarti

April 19th
SPEAKER: Alicia Meléndez
Institution: Associate Professor, Department of BiologyQueens College CUNY
Talk Title: Autophagy in development and Aging
Hosted by: Ivica Arsov

May 3rd
1st SPEAKER: Francois Fay
Institution: Postdoctoral Fellow Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Talk Title: Bio-inspired Nanomedicines: Hijacking Natural Pathways
Hosted by: The Department of Chemistry (Room 4M05 at 12:00pm)

Student Practice Talks for NY ACS URS and Student Research Presentations
2nd SPEAKER: Sazzad Hossain (Small Lab)
Talk Title: Molecular Dynamics Simulations on Dihydroorotate Dehydrogenase (DHOD-Class 2)
Institution: York College
Mentored by: Yolanda Small (Room 4M05 at 1:00pm)

May 5th
SPEAKER: Stevan Pecic
Institution: Postdoctoral Associate Columbia University Department of Medicine
Talk Title: Understanding molecular recognition processes: Small molecules as enzyme inhibitors and DNA aptamers
Hosted by: The Department of Chemistry (Room 3F01 at 12:00pm)

May 10th
1st SPEAKER: Xia Xu, Ph.D.
Institution: Commissioner’s Fellow at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Northeastern Regional Laboratory
Talk Title: Application of Next Generation Sequencing for Subtyping Listeria monocytogenes
Hosted by: Ivica Arsov (Room 4M05 at 12:00pm)

2nd SPEAKER: Yang Deng
Institution: Senior Scientist – L’Oreal USA Applied Research
Talk Title: Biodegradable Nanoparticles with Novel Surface Chemistry for Translational Nanomedicine
Hosted by: The Department of Chemistry (Room 4M05 at 1:00pm)

May 12th
Institution: Visiting Fellow NIH – NIBIB
Talk Title: Molecular Imaging and Precision Therapy in Cancer Treatment and Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery
Hosted by: The Department of Chemistry (Room 4E07 at 12:00pm)

May 17th
1st SPEAKER: Jim Moselhy
Institution: Postdoctoral Associate at the University of Louisville
Talk Title: Functional Polymers and Peptide Conjugates for Cancer Gene Therapy
Hosted by: The Department of Chemistry (Room 4M05 at 12:00pm)

2nd SPEAKER: Gabriela Arias
Institution: The Graduate Center CUNY (doctoral student in the Desamero Lab at York College)
Talk Title: Studying the aggregation of hIAPP12-18 using spectroscopic and microscopic techniques
Hosted by: Ruel Desamero (Room 4M05 at 1:00pm)

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 Tuesdays 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.

Web page managed by Dr. Yolanda Small