*Per Rutgers University President Barchi's recommendations, Spring 2020 seminar series have been CANCELLED for the remainder of the semester*

All seminars are held on Fridays at 11:30 a.m., Life Sciences Center II, Room 130

A coffee social will precede each seminar at 11:00 a.m. in Room 338, Olson Hall




Feb. 7, 2020

Host:  Dr. Zhang

William Shih, Dept. of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, at Harvard Medical School & the Department of Cancer Biology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA

HiFi Molecular Transmission Via Crisscross Cooperativity

Feb. 21, 2020

Host: Dr. Szostak

Jayanta Chatterjee, Molecular Biophysics Unit, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

A Single Atom Substitution Improves the Pharmacological Properties of Macrocyclic Peptides and Increases Protein Stability by Desolvating Amide Bond


Feb. 28, 2020

Host:  Dr. Zhang

Chenxiang LinDept. of Cell Biology,   Yale University, New Haven, CT 


DNA Nanotechnology Enabled Membrane Engineering

Mar. 6, 2020

Host:  Dr. Brenner-Moyer

Catherine GrgicakDept. of Chemistry, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ

Forensic DNA Deconvolution Problems and Solutions Thereof

Mar. 13, 2020

Host: Dr. Prokopchuk

Cathleen Crudden, Dept. of Chemistry, Queens University, ON, Canada

Metal Catalysts, Clusters and Surfaces: Catalytic Preparation of Chiral Bio-Molecules and the Chemistry of Carbon-Based Monolayers


Mar. 27, 2020

Host: Dr. Sheridan

Ian Manners, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Victoria, BC, Canada

Functional Nanoscale and Hierarchical  Materials by “Living” Crystallization-Driven Self-Assembly

Apr. 17, 2020


Host: Dr. He

Maureen Tang, Dept. Of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA


“Beyond Adsorption” Phenomena in Electrocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution


Apr. 24, 2020


Host: Dr. Jaekle


Elizabeth Elacqua, Dept. of Chemistry, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA




May. 1, 2020


Host: Dr. Prokopchuk

Adam VeigeDept. of Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL