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Seminar schedule

Monday, September 16, 2013
11:50 am
Orientation meeting Dow 232
Monday, September 23, 2013
11:50 am
Assessment Activity Dow 232
Friday, September 27, 2012
by 5:00 pm
SIP draft report due Dow 200
Monday, October 7, 2012
11:50 am
Chemistry faculty
Small group SIP report review
Monday, October 14, 2013
11:50 am
Vincent Pecoraro, University of Michigan
Designing Hydrolytic and Redox Active Metalloenzymes
Dow 232
Monday, October 21, 2013
11:50 am
Chemistry faculty, elements of an effective presentation Dow 232
Monday, October 28, 2013
11:50 am
Ciji Gamble, Center for Career and Professional Development
The job search process
Dow 232
Monday, November 4, 2013
11:50 am
Benjamin Levine, Michigan State University
Title TBA
Dow 232
Monday, November 11, 2013
11:50 am
Sarah Trimpin, Wayne State University
Title TBA
Dow 232
Monday, November 18, 2013
11:50 am
Steven Sligar, University of Illinois
Cytochrome P450: Nature's Versatile Catalyst
Dow 232
Thursday, January 9, 2014
11:30 am
Organizational meeting Dow 232
Friday, January 10, 2013
5:00 pm
Final draft of SIP due Dow 200
Friday, February 14, 2014

Winter SIP Symposium

4:05     Hillenberg, Jakob, “Multiplex Detection of Metastatic Breast Tissue Biomarkers by Fluorescence Spectroscopy"
4:25     O’Connor, Leland, “The Biogeochemical Cycles of the Elements”
4:45     Pacheco, Crestina, TBA
4:55     Thompson, Spencer, “The VWF-ADAMTS13 Interaction: Structural Insights into the Unique Relationship of a Protease and its Substrate”
5:15     Usakoski, Kelly, “Two-Photon Spectroscopy to Differentiate Molecule-DNA Binding Interactions”
5:35     Amor, Brittany “The Most Innovatively Advanced Dental Implant”
5:55     Briggs, Erran, “The Study of the HIV-1 5´-UTR Monomer-Dimer Equilibrium by Native Size Exclusion Chromatography”

Dow 226
TBA (spring term) Organizational Meeting for Juniors & Seniors plus Information Session for Juniors Dow 226
Friday, April 11, 2014

Spring SIP Symposium

4:00 pm – Welcome
4:05     Bolles, Amanda, “Mechanism Based Inactivation of Cytochrome P450 3A4 by 5-Fluoro-2-[4-[(2-phenyl-1H-imidazol-5-yl)methyl]-1-piperazinyl]pyrimidine”
4:25     Adelman, Sara, “Effects of Copper(II) 2,2´-bipyridine Catalyzed Alkaline Peroxide Pretreatment on Lignocellulosic Biomasses in the Ethanol Production Process”
4:45     Bolter, Shelbi,  TBA
4:55     Cockroft, Nicholas, “Optimizing Activity of Antibody Layer for a Printable Immunodiagnostic Device”
5:15     Gough, Curtis, “Quality Control Procedures of the Brewing Process”
5:35     Watch, Brendan, “Synthesis of an Azabicyclic Aryl Amine as an α-7-Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Agonist”
5:55     Dean, Kendal, Investigation of ACL Tears and Surgical Procedures”

Dow 226
Saturday, April 12, 2014

Spring SIP Symposium

8:30-9:00 am – donuts & coffee
9:00     Widmer, Joseph, “Preconcentration and Detection of Breast Cancer Metastasis Biomarkers using Molecular Beacons”
9:20     Lee, Cindy, “Kinetic-Dependent Bactericidal Efficacy of Nitric Oxide Donors”
9:40     Greenberger, Virginia, “Antibiotic Properties of Cationic Amphipathic α-helix Peptide Sequences”
10:00 am – BREAK
10:10   Lafayette, Cameron, “The Role of Nitrogen Protecting Groups for the Development of 1,10-Phenanthroline Sensors”
10:30   Williams, Lori-Ann, “Electron Transfer Reactivity, Spectroscopy, and X-ray Crystallographic Analysis of Binuclear Manganese Complexes: [Mn(III)Zn(II)L](BF4)2 and [Mn(II)Mn(II)L]BF4
10:50   Marroquin, Geneci, “Reactions of Cobalt(II) and Nickel(II) Complexes Containing Binucleating Macrocyclic and Pyridine Ligands with Carboxylic Acids:  Formation of Binuclear Co(II)and Ni(II) and Tetranuclear Co(II) and Ni(II) Complexes”
11:10   Rowland, Kendrith, “Highly Sensitive Surface-enhanced Raman Spectroscopy Nanoplatforms Based on Gold Nanoparticles Aggregates”
11:30   McIntyre, David, “The Continual Controversy on the Fluoridation of Communal Water Supplies”
11:40   Silwal, Sajan,  TBA
11:50   Olafsson, Agust, “Development of a Novel Myrtenol Based Organocatalyst for the Addition of Indoles to Nitroalkenes”

Dow 226
Saturday, April 12, 2014
6:00 pm
Senior Banquet Mangia Mangia
TBA Seniors/Juniors: Sharing Experience Dow 226
TBA Seniors: Focus Session Dow 226
TBA Juniors Only: SciFinder Scholar, etc Dow 226
TBA Juniors Only: SciFinder Scholar, etc Dow 226
TBA Juniors Only: SciFinder Scholar, etc Dow 226
TBA Juniors: Senior Individualized Project contracts are due to Dr. Smith. Instructions will be provided at the SciFinder Scholar sessions.