College of Arts and Sciences

Seminar Series - Fall 2018

Seminars are held in Foster Hall, Room 220 on Thursdays and Fridays at 3:30pm unless otherwise indicated. Please email Lisa Norsworthy ( for more information

Date Presenter Topic
Friday, September 7  Dr. Dale Ensor, TTU Emeritus Professor

The Road to Trinity Site: Project Y and the Manhattan Project

Friday, September 14 Dr. Jens Meiler, Vanderbilt University

Computer-Aided Drug Design at Vanderbilt University

Friday, September 21 Dr. Peng Wang, Georgia State University*** Speaker cancelled - will reschedule for a later date
Friday, September 28 Dr. Chuck Feigerle, University of Tennessee

Nanocrystalline Diamond as Stripper Foils in the Spallation Neutron Source
Friday, October 5 Dr. Steven Kass, University of Minnesota (Twin-Cities)

Enzymes catalyze biochemical transformations by exploiting multiple hydrogen bond interactions and electrophilically activating targeted substrates towards nucleophilic attack

Friday, October 19 Dr. Sixue Zhang, Southern ResearchFrom Silico to Mice: Computer-Aided Design of Glucose Transporter Inhibitors as Anti-Cancer Drug
Tuesday, October 23 @ 4pm Faranak Mahmoudi, TTU PhD StudentPhD Dissertation Seminar: Qualification and quantification of opioids in wastewater by SPE and LC-MS/MS & determination of antibiotics and morphine structures in solution using NMR and comparisons of their predicted docking energies

Friday, October 26 Dr. Jun Zhang, University of Alabama (Birmingham)

Function of electronegative clusters (ENC) in protein folding and RNA binding

Thursday, November 1 Emmanuel Ogunkunle, TTU Master's Student Thesis Seminar: Determination of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHS) in water by dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction with gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (DLLME-GC-MS)
Thursday, November 8 Dylan Gardner, TTU Master's Student
Madison Talley, TTU Master's Student
Literature Seminar: 
Dylan Gardner: Residual Chemical Shift Anisotropy and Determination of Relative Configuration
Madison Talley: Detecting Fentanyl Analogs in Forensic Casework
Friday, November 9 Dr. Tim Snowden, University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa)Preparation of Polysubstituted Tetrahydrofurans and DOT1L Inhibitors
Thursday, November 15 Florence Fabunmi, TTU Master's Student Literature Seminar: Physical properties of the HIV-1 capsid from all-atom molecular dynamics simulations

Thursday, November 29 Emmanuel Ogunkunle, TTU Master's Student Chiral Gas Chromatography Method Development (Summer Internship)