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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.

Fall Semester student presentations m
Powell Seminar Series – Fall 2018
Date Presenter Host
Aug 31 Orientation/introduction to seminar
Sept 7 Dr. Tyler McQuade, Medicines for All, VCU Title: Medicines for All: Leveraging Chemistry to Make a Difference Paper #1 Paper #2 Gupton
Sept 14

Deadline for choosing paper/mentor and submitting presentation dates!
Sept 21    
Sept 28 Professor Jonathan Dattelbaum, University of RichmondAbrash
Oct 5 Dr. Meghan Blackledge, High Point University Title: “Old Drugs, New Tricks: Modification of FDA-Approved Drugs to Combat Bacterial Virulence and Antibiotic Resistance" Paper #1 Paper #2 Pollock
Oct 12 Dr. Rebecca Pompano, University of Virginia Dominey
Oct 19 Dr. Sara Thoi, Johns Hopkins University Title: Using Molecular Frameworks to Model Sulfur Redox Cycling Paper #1 Johnson
Oct 26 Kirk Atkinson  
Nov 9 Dr. Eva Zurek Donald
Nov 16

Dr. Gary Glish, UNC Chapel Hill

Nov 23 Thanksgiving Break
Nov 30 Kylie Britt; Elizabeth Jaekle  
Dec 7 Reserved  

Powell Seminar Series – Spring 2019
Date Presenter Host
Jan 18 Supreeth Prasad; Alexis Blake  
Jan 25 AXE Invited Speaker, Dr. James Frederich, Florida State University Lauglin, Pokorny
Feb 1

Responsible Conduct of Research Workshop

Feb 8 Alex Miller, University of North Carolina Norris
Feb 15 Douglas Young, William and Mary Hamm
Feb 22 Powell Lecturer: Professor Chad Mirkin, Northwestern University
1:30 PM, Informal Conversation and Question/Answer session
7:30 PM, Powell Lecture: Rational Vaccinology: In Pursuit of the Perfect Vaccine
Mar 1 Canvas Brieva; Kiiko Kotera; John Cavaliere  
Mar 8 Sean Clair; Kelley Lee; Angella Lee; Maria Florentin Corvalan  
Mar 15 Spring Break
Mar 22 Katie Pokorny, Kristen Elofson; Allison Sinicki  
Mar 29

Minghui Cai; Shannon Laughlin; Madeline Widjaja; Elizabeth Heafner

Apr 5

Dr. Valentino Cooper, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Apr 12

UR Student Research Symposium

Apr 19 Sarah Leonard
Apr 26 Chemistry Department Awards Ceremony and Reception

*UR chemistry alumn