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Dissertation Defense Seminars

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2017

Muhammad Affawn Ashraf
“Spectroscopic Studies of Gase-Phase Metal Cation Complexes with Alkanes and Ammonia”
Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 1:00 p.m. – Goessmann 153
Research Adviser: Ricardo B. Metz

Banyuhay (Bay) Serrano
“The Molecular Basis of Caspase-9 Inactivation by PKA and c-Abl Kinases”
Friday, September 29, 2017, 3:30 p.m. – ISB 211
Research Adviser: Jeanne A. Hardy

Oyuntuya Munkhbat
“Role of Rigidity and Flexibility of Functional Groups Within the Interior of Supramolecular Assemblies and Their Implications”
Thursday, September 21, 2017, 2:00 p.m. – LSL N610
Research Adviser: S. Thai Thayumanavan

Ngoc Le
“Robust Biosensors for Healthcare Applications: from High-Content Screening to Point-of-Care Testing”
Friday, June 16, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – LSL N610
Research Adviser: Vincent M. Rotello

Dongming Zhou
“Aliovalent Dopants in ZnO Nanocrystals: Synthesis to Electronic Structure”
Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 2:30 p.m. – Goessmann 153
Research Adviser: Kevin Kittilstved

Rubul Mout
“Protein-Nanoparticle Co-Engineering: Self-Assembly, Intracellular Protein Delivery, and CRISPR/Cas9-Based Gene Editing”
Thursday, June 8, 2017, 2:30 p.m. – Goessmann 153
Research Adviser: Vincent M. Rotello

Kishore Raghupathi
“Stimuli Responsive Polymeric Nanogels for Hydrophobics and Hydrophilics Delivery”
Friday, April 7, 2017, 3:00 p.m. – Goessmann 153
Research Adviser: S. Thai Thayumanavan

Kevin Buadlart Dagbay
“Probing the Domain Architecture and Structural Dynamics of Caspase-6 for its Specific Regulation”
Thursday, April 6, 2017, 2:30 p.m. – LSL N410
Research Adviser: Jeanne Hardy

Yunlong Zhao
“Characterization of Highly Heterogeneous Heparin-Protein Complexes using Novel Mass Spectrometry-Based Approaches”
Monday, March 13, 2017, 2:00 p.m. – LSL N610
Research Adviser: Igor A. Kaltashov

Jing Huang
“Mechanistic Studies of Peptide-Mediated Protein Transport Across Droplet-Interface Bilayers”
Friday, March 3, 2017, 3:00 p.m. – Goessmann 153
Research Adviser: Matthew A. Holden

Shengsheng Xu
“Analytical Methods to Support Design and Optimization of Protein Drug Conjugate: Focusing on Haptoglobin-hemoglobin Complex as a Drug Carrier”
Thursday, February 16, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – LSL N410
Research Adviser: Igor A. Kaltashov

2016

Ying Jiang
“Engineering the Nano-Bio Interface of Gold Nanoparticles
 for Biomedical Applications”

Friday, May 6, 2016, 1:00 p.m. – Goessmann 153
Research Adviser: Vincent M. Rotello

Rui Tang
“Cell Modulation Using Functionalized Nanoparticles”
Friday, April 29, 2016, 2:00 p.m. – ISB 321
Research Adviser: Vincent M. Rotello

Hui Wang
“Design, Synthesis, and Applications of Nano-assemblies
Based on Amphiphilic Macromolecules”

Friday, March 25, 2016, 2:00 p.m. – ISB 145
Research Adviser: S. Thai Thayumanavan

Swamy Pittala
“Magnetic Doping of Semiconductor Molecular Models
and Colloidal Nanocrystals”

Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 1:00 p.m. – Goessmann 153
Research Adviser: Kevin Kittilstved

Jing Huang-to be rescheduled
"Mechanistic Studies of Peptide-Mediated Protein Transport
Across Droplet-Interface Bilayers"

Friday, January 22, 2016, 2:00 p.m. – 745E LGRT
Research Adviser: Matthew Holden

Adam Gann
"Photolysis of Triazenylbenzoic Acids for Click Chemistry"
Thursday, January 14, 2016, 1:00 p.m. – Goessmann 153
Research Adviser: James Chambers & Nathan Schnarr

Khaja Muneeruddin
"Novel Analytical Methods Combining Non-Denaturing Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry to Study Biopolymer Structure and Interactions"
Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 11:00 a.m. – LSL N410
Research Adviser: Igor Kaltashov

2015

Jing Huang-to be rescheduled
"Mechanistic Studies of Peptide-Mediated Protein Transport
Across Droplet-Interface Bilayers"

Friday, December 11, 2015, 2:00 p.m. – 745E LGRT
Research Adviser: Matthew Holden

Bradley Duncan
"Supramolecular Strategies for the Generation of Nanoparticle Assemblies
and Biomolecular Thin Films"

Thursday, November 19, 2015, 2:30 p.m. – Goessmann 153
Research Adviser: Vincent M. Rotello

Nicholas B. Borotto
"The Application of Hydrogen/Deuterium Exchange and Covalent Labeling Coupled with Mass Spectrometry to Examine Protein Structure"
Thursday, October 22, 2015, 2:00 p.m. – LSL N410
Research Adviser: Richard W. Vachet

Jiaming Zhuang
"Stimuli Responsive Polymer Self-Assembly and Disassembly"
Thursday, October 1, 2015, 2:30 p.m. – Goessmann 153
Research Adviser: S. “Thai” Thayumanavan

Krishna R. Raghupathi
"Self-Assembly and Stimuli Responsive Disassembly of Dendritic
and Oligomeric Amphiphiles"

Friday, September 4, 2015, 2:00 p.m. – Goessmann 153
Research Adviser: S. “Thai” Thayumanavan

Cristina B. Martin
"Kinetic and Dynamic Insights into the Substrate Interactions
and Catalysis of Factor Inhibiting HIF (FIH-1)"

Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 1:30 p.m. – ISB 221
Research Adviser: Michael J. Knapp

Timothy Sean Gehan
"From Molecular Scale to Mesoscale: Establishing Structural Control in Organic Photovoltaics Using Organic Nanoparticles"
Friday, August 21, 2015, 1:00 p.m. – Goessmann 153
Research Advisers: Paul M. Lahti & D. Venkataraman

Julius O. Campeciño
"Semisynthetic Strategy Leads to Alteration of the Backbone Amidate
Ligand in the NiSOD Active Site"

Friday, August 21, 2015, 10:30 a.m. – LSL N410
Research Adviser: Michael J. Maroney

Ololade Fatunmbi
"Utilizing In Silico and/or Native ESI Approaches to Provide New Insights
on Haptoglobin/Globin and Haptoglobin/Receptor Interactions"

Monday, August 17, 2015, 1:15 p.m. – LSL N410
Research Adviser: Igor A. Kaltashov

Murat Tonga
"Conjugated Polymers in Thermoelectric Composites and Small Molecules
for High Light Absorptivity"

Friday, August 14, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – Goessman 153
Research Adviser: Paul M. Lahti

Angela N. Migues
"Quantum Calculations of Aldol Condensation in Acidic Zeolite Clusters"
Friday, June 12, 2015, 2:00 p.m. – LGRT 375
Research Adviser: Scott M. Auerbach

Longyu Li
"Responsive Supramolecular Assemblies Based on Amphiphilic Polymers
and Hybrid Materials"

Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 2:00 p.m. – Goessmann 153
Research Adviser: S. “Thai” Thayumanavan

Stephen T. McCarron
"Photochemical Tools for Fluorescent Labeling of Endogenous Proteins"
Friday, May 29, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – Goessmann 153
Research Adviser: James J. Chambers

Brian Creran
"Inkjet Printing for Biosensing and Security Applications"
Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 2:00 p.m. – Goessmann 153
Research Adviser: Vincent M. Rotello

Amanda Marie Hussey
"Chemical Biology-Based Probes for Labeling Targets on Live Cells"
Thursday, May 21, 2015, 9:00 a.m. – ISB 329
Research Adviser: James J. Chambers

Daniel Seeman
"Protein Charge Anisotropy Mediated Self-Association and Phase Separation"
Thursday, May 14, 2015, 2:00 p.m. – ISB 329
Research Adviser: Paul L. Dubin

Cornelius Taabazuing
"Inhibition and Cofactor Targeting of Hypoxia-Sensing Enzymes"
Friday, April 3, 2015, 1:00 p.m. – Goessmann 153
Research Adviser: Michael J. Knapp

Joelle A. Labastide
"Time- and Polarization-Resolved Photoluminescence Studies of Directional Coupling in Isolated Semiconductor Nanostructures"
Thursday, April 2, 2015, 11:00 a.m. – Goessmann 153
Research Adviser: Michael D. Barnes

Daniel F. Moyano-Marino
"Structure-Property Relationships at the Nano-Bio Interface: Engineering the Nanoparticle Surface for Immunomodulation"
Monday, March 30, 2015, 2:00 p.m. – Goessmann 153
Research Adviser: Vincent M. Rotello


 

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