Here is a list of the outside speakers participating in the Powell Seminar Series. Besides presenting interesting research, they are valuable sources of information about graduate school and/or the chemical industry. All are willing to spend time with students after their presentation. For presenters from graduate programs, please click here for a list of potential questions to ask them.
Unless noted below, these presentations will be in the Gottwald Centrum for the Science Auditorium, GCS A001, beginning at 1:30 pm.
Please note that there are other speakers also giving excellent talks in chemistry and biochemistry; please click here to see the schedule and location of these talks.
|Powell Seminar Series – Fall 2015|
|Aug 28||Orientation/introduction to seminar|
|Sept 4||Dr. Henry F. Schaefer III, University of Georgia
Title: Density Cumulant Functional Theory: Methods, Benchmarks, and New Directions.
|Sept 11||Dr. Rhiju Das, Stanford University
Title: Towards RNA structure/function from scratch.
|Deadline for choosing paper/mentor and submitting presentation dates!|
|Sept 18||Dr. Yogesh Surendranath, MIT
Designer Interfaces of Energy Storage (see papers #1 #2)
|Sept 25||HHMI Science Symposium. Poster Session 1:15-2:45.
Dr Lawrence David, Duke University Center for Genomic and Computational Biology (4:45-5:45 pm)
Title: Perturbing the Human Microbiome
|Oct 2||Dr. Frank Gupton, VCU ChemEng & Chem
Title: Streamlining Pharmaceutical Processes: The Medicines For All Initiative
|Oct 9||student presentations|
|Oct 16||student presentations|
|Oct 23||Dr. David Wilkinson, VCU
Title: Clinical Applications of Next Generation Sequencing for the Management of Cancer.
|Oct 30||Inauguration of Dr. Ronald A. Crutcher (no seminar)|
|Nov 6||SERMACS 2015|
|Nov 13||Kara Finzel*, UC San Diego
Title: Using Modern Tools to Probe the Structure-Function Relationship of Fatty Acid Synthases
|Nov 20||student presentations|
|Nov 27||Thanksgiving Break|
|Dec 4||student presentation|
|Powell Seminar Series – Spring 2016|
|Jan 15||John Mancini*
|Jan 22||student presentations|
|Jan 29||Dr. Keith H. Pannell, UT El Paso
|Feb 5||student presentations|
|Feb 12||student presentations|
|Feb 19||Powell Lecturer: Dr. Dennis Liotta, Emory University
|Feb 26||student presentations|
|Mar 4||student presentations|
|Mar 11||Spring Break|
|Mar 18||RCR (Responsible Conduct of Research) Workshop|
|Apr 1||Anton Toutov, CalTech
|Apr 8||William Myers Research Symposium||Gupton|
|Apr 15||UR Research Symposium|
|Apr 22||Chemistry Department Awards Ceremony and Reception|
*UR chemistry alumn