Past Seminars

Click on a seminar title to read the abstract and/or research profile. Speakers with no university following their name are MCMP 696 students who presented a seminar to fulfill a graduate program requirement.

Listing of seminars
Speaker/Title (click for more information) Date / Time Location
Craig Svensson, Dean, Purdue College of Pharmacy (Moderator) - Panel discussion on submitting NIH applications Tue, 08/30/2016 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Perry Kirkham - New NIH standards on reproducibility, rigor, etc. Tue, 08/30/2016 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Dr. Steven M. Johnson, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine - Exploring the therapeutic potential of HSP60 chaperonin systems Thu, 10/13/2016 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Dr. Ken Mackie, Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University - No Title Yet Thu, 10/20/2016 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Dr. Marcus Lill, Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Purdue University - No Title Yet Thu, 10/27/2016 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
MCMP Faculty - MCMP Faculty Presentations Tue, 08/22/2017 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Dr. Dehua Pei, The Ohio State University, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry - Drugging Undruggable Targets with Macrocyclic Peptides Thu, 08/31/2017 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Dr. David Wilson, Georgia State University - Interaction with the DNA Minor Groove by Designed Minor Groove Compounds: From Molecular Recognition to Therapeutics Thu, 09/14/2017 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Zucai Suo, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Ohio State University - Time-Dependent X-ray Crystallography Reveals Intriguing Insights on DNA Polymerase-Catalyzed DNA Synthesis and Lesion Bypass Thu, 09/21/2017 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Dr. Eli Chapman, University of Arizona, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology - Changing the Drug Discovery Perspective Tue, 09/26/2017 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Rui Zhao, University of Colorado School of Medicine - The Eya phosphatase and its unique role in cancer Thu, 09/28/2017 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Available - No Seminar - departmental retreat Tue, 10/10/2017 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Dr. Abdelrahman Mayhoub, Al-Azhar University, Cairo College of Pharmacy - Phenylthiazole antibiotics: a multidisciplinary approach Thu, 10/12/2017 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Dr. Mike Wendt, Purdue University, Department of MCMP - Biological understanding and pharmacological targeting of metastatic breast cancer Tue, 10/17/2017 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Dr. Tom Kerppola, University of Michigan, Department of Biological Chemistry - Visualization of protein complexes in action in animals and development of new drugs to treat rare cancers Thu, 10/19/2017 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Dr. Chiwook Park, Purdue University, Department of MCMP - Protein-metabolite interactions: From the proteomes to chemical chaperones Thu, 10/26/2017 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Dr. Emily Dykhuizen, Purdue University, Department of MCMP - Chromatin Structure and Disease Thu, 11/02/2017 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Aaron Krabill, Purdue University, MCMP Graduate Student - Proteasome Targeted Combination Therapy to Advance the Treatment of Hematological Cancers Tue, 11/07/2017 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Dr. Catherine Musselman, University of Iowa, Department of Biochemistry - Histone tail binding in the context of the nucleosome Thu, 11/09/2017 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Available - Graduate Student Seminar Tue, 11/14/2017 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Dr Zhuo Huang, Peking University, Department of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology - Epigenetic factor CDYL as drug target for neurological and psychological diseases Thu, 11/16/2017 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Dr. Erik Nelson, University of Illinois Cancer Center, Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology - A metabolite of cholesterol promotes breast cancer metastasis through its actions on the endocrine and immune systems Tue, 11/21/2017 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
No Seminar - Thanksgiving Holiday Thu, 11/23/2017 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Ahmad Ghanbarpour, Purdue University, MCMP Graduate Student - Novel approaches to protein interaction inhibitors Tue, 12/05/2017 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Dr. Uma Aryal, Purdue University, Proteomics Facility Director - Proteomics Approaches to Explore the Proteome Structure, Function and Interactions Thu, 12/07/2017 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Dr. Weiping Tang, Univesity of Wisconsin, Madison, Dept. of Medicinal Chemistry & Molecular Pharmacology - From New Synthetic Methods to Natural Products Synthesis and Drug Discovery by Targeting Protein Degradation Thu, 01/11/2018 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Dr. Dalia El-Gamal, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, Division of Hematology, Dept. of Internal Medicine - Targeted Therapeutics in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Tue, 01/16/2018 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Dr. Paul Hergenrother, University of Illinois, Department of Chemistry - Traversing the Valley of Death in Drug Discovery Thu, 01/18/2018 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Dr. Jian Jin, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Dept. of Pharmacological Sciences & Oncological Sciences - Discovery of Selective Inhibitors for Histone Methyltransferases Tue, 01/30/2018 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Dr. John Tesmer, Purdue University, Department of Biological Sciences - Structure, function, and inhibition of G protein-coupled receptor kinases Thu, 02/01/2018 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Dr. Chang-il Hwang, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory - Enhancer Reprogramming Promotes Pancreatic Cancer Progression and Metastasis Tue, 02/06/2018 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Dr. Dehua Pei, The Ohio State University, Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry - Drugging Undruggable Targets with Macrocyclic Peptides Thu, 02/08/2018 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Dr. Xiangshu Xiao, Oregon Health and Science University, Dept. of Physiology & Phyarmocology - Targeting Nuclear Lamins to Develop Novel Cancer Therapeutics Tue, 02/13/2018 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Dr. Natalie Nady, Stanford University, Dept. of Chemical & Systems Biology - Regulating Chromatin Landscape in Cancer and Stem Cells Thu, 02/15/2018 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Dr. Blake Peterson, University of Kansas, Dept. of Medicinal Chemistry - Chemical Tools for Studies of Biological Systems Tue, 02/20/2018 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Dr. Remi Buisson, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center - Genomic Instability, DNA Damage Response, and Cancers: Functions and Therapeutic Implications of the ATR Checkpoint Pathway Thu, 02/22/2018 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Dr. John Anto Pulikkan, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Dept. of Molecular, Cell & Cancer Biology - Hematopoietic Gene Regulation: From Transcription Factors to Chromatin Architecture Tue, 02/27/2018 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Dr. Alexei Demchenko, University of Missouri, Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry - From Stereocontrolled Glycosylation to Automated Oligosaccharide Synthesis Thu, 03/01/2018 - 12:00pm RHPH 164
Dr. Terry Moore, University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Pharmacy - Inhibition of Protein/Transcription Factor Interactions with Chemical Probes Thu, 03/01/2018 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Dr. Matthew Flick, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cancer & Blood Diseases Institute, Division of Experimental Hematology & Cancer Biology - Coagulation factors in the pathogenesis of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma Tue, 03/06/2018 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Dr. Myron Jacobson, Founding Dean, Retired Adjunct Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences UNT System College of Pharmacy University of North Texas Health Science Center - New Therapeutic Approaches for Metabolic Diseases: The Vitamin B3 Connection Thu, 03/08/2018 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
No Seminar - Spring Break Tue, 03/13/2018 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
No Seminar - Spring Break Thu, 03/15/2018 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Robert Cassell - GLP-1 Positive Allosteric Modulators for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Tue, 03/20/2018 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Dr. Nate Hataway, University of North Carolina, Department of Chemical Biology & Medicinal Chemistry - New chemically driven strategies for understanding, inhibiting, and controlling epigenetic processes in mammalian cells Thu, 03/22/2018 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Dr. Andrew Phillips, C4 Therapeutics, President & Chief Scientific Officer - Targeted Protein Degradation Thu, 03/29/2018 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Sayan Dutta, Purdue University, MCMP Graduate Student - Gating mechanism of mammalian Transient Receptor Protein (TRP) channel, TRPV1 Tue, 04/03/2018 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Dr. Paul Thompson, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology - Picking the Padlock: Chemical Strategies to the interrogate the Protein Arginine Deiminases Thu, 04/12/2018 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Aswathy Chandran, Purdue University, MCMP Graduate Student - "Targeting nociceptive TRP channels for pain treatment." Tue, 04/17/2018 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Dr. Bill Skarnes, The Jackson Laboratory - Biallelic genome editing of human iPS cells for functional studies and disease modeling Thu, 04/19/2018 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Guanhui Wu, Purdue University, MCMP Graduate Student - Application of CRISPR-Cas9 as a novel approach to modeling genomic rearrangements in cancer Tue, 04/24/2018 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Dr. Barry Morgan, CSO of HitGen - 25 years of DNA Encoded Chemistry: managing serendipity in pre-clinical small molecule drug discovery Thu, 04/26/2018 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Available - Graduate Student Seminar Wed, 06/13/2018 - 4:00am RHPH 164
Available - Outside Guest Seminar Thu, 09/06/2018 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Dr. Rick Neubig - Professor of Pharmacology & Toxixology, Michigan State University - Identification of Pirin as a Molecular Target of the CCG-1423/CCG-203971 Series of Anti-Fibrotic and Anti-Metastatic Compounds Thu, 09/27/2018 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Available - Outside Guest Seminar Thu, 10/18/2018 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Available - Outside Guest Seminar Thu, 10/25/2018 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Dr. Ekin Atilla Giokcumen - J. Solo Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University at Buffalo - Non-canonical Role of Lipids in Cell Fates Thu, 11/01/2018 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Dr. Jonathan B. Chaires - Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Louisville - Folding and binding landscapes of a parallel G-quadruplex Thu, 11/08/2018 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Dr. Anna Lee - Assist. Professor of Pharmacology, University of Minnesota - Smoking and Drinking: Shared and separate roles for nicotinic receptors in co-addiction Thu, 11/15/2018 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
No Seminar - Thanksgiving Holiday Thu, 11/22/2018 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Dr. Thomas Arnesen - Professor Department of Biomedicine, University of Bergen - Protein N-terminal acetylation: molecular machinery and biological impact Thu, 12/06/2018 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Dr. Mythreye Karthikeyan - Assist. Professor of Drug Discovery & Biomedical Sciences at University of South Carolina - Growth factor networks in tumor progression and metastasis Mon, 12/17/2018 - 10:30am RHPH 164
Dr. Marie Webster - Staff Scientist Immunology, Microenvironment, and Metastasis Program - The Wistar Institute - Wnt-er is coming: Phenotype plasticity in melanoma Thu, 01/10/2019 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Dr. Unmesh Jadhav - Instructor of Medicine, Department of Medical Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute - Cell identity and plasticity: Wired in the epigenome Tue, 01/22/2019 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Dr. Jung Wook Park - University of California - Defining the cellular and genetic determinants of lethal epithelial cancers Tue, 01/29/2019 - 9:30pm LILY 1-117
Dr. Luis Solorio - Assist. Professor of Biomedical Engineering - Purdue University - How to Engineer and Kill a Tumor Thu, 03/07/2019 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Dr. Nicholas Tonks - Caryl Boies Professor of Cancer Research, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory - TBD Thu, 03/21/2019 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Dr. Ajith Karunarathne, Assistant Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, The University of Toledo - Graduate Student Seminar Thu, 03/28/2019 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Dr. Wonhwa Cho - Head & Distinguished Professor of Chemistry - University of Illinois-Chicago - Sensing and Mining Biological Membranes Thu, 04/04/2019 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Dr. Ratmir Derda - Assoc. Professor of Science - University of Alberta - Genetically-Encoded Technology in Synthetic Chemistry and Chemical Biology Thu, 04/11/2019 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Dr. Casey Krusemark, Assist. Professor, MCMP, Purdue University - In Vitro Selection Assays: New Approaches and Applications in DNA-encoded Libraries and Activity-based Probes Thu, 04/18/2019 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Dr. Dan Foltz, Associate Profess of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine - Epigenetic mechanisms of centromeric chromatin assembly and chromosome segregation Thu, 04/25/2019 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Jeffery Nielsen, MCMP Graduate Student, Purdue University - Chemical Homing to Localize Anabolic Extracellular Matrix Cues to Accelerate Bone Fracture Repair Thu, 08/29/2019 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Dr. Ryan Altman, Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, School of Pharmacy, The University of Kansas - Fluorination Strategies for Improving Physicochemical and Biophysical Properties of Neurotherapeutics Thu, 09/05/2019 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Dr. Laurie Littlepage, Campbell Family Assist. Professor of Cancer Research, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Harper Cancer Research Institute, University of Notre Dame - Reprogramming Breast Cancer Metastasis Thu, 09/19/2019 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Dr. John Randolph, Sr. Principal Research Scientist, CMeC, Abbvie, Inc. - Beyond the Rule of 5: Lessons Learned from AbbVie’s Drugs and Compound Collection; Discovery of Pibrentasvir, a pan-genotype HCV NS5A inhibitor with a high barrier to viral resistance Thu, 09/26/2019 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Dr. Courtney Aldrich, Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Minnesota - Design of Antibiotics for Drug-Resistant Bacteria Thu, 11/07/2019 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Dr. Ryan Altman, Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, School of Pharmacy, The University of Kansas - Fluorination Strategies for Synthetic Chemistry, and a Medicinal Approach to Regulate NAD+ Biosynthesis Wed, 11/13/2019 - 11:30am RHPH 164
Dr. Angela Gronenborn, UPMC Rosalind Franklin Professor and Chair Department of Structural Biology, University of Pittsburgh - Synergy between NMR, cryo-EM and large-scale MD simulations - structure and dynamics of the HIV capsid and its cellular interactors Thu, 11/21/2019 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Dr. Laura Niedernhofer, Professor, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Biophysics, University of Minnesota - TBD Thu, 12/12/2019 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Dr. John Karanicolas, Associate Professor of Fox Chase Cancer Center - TBD Wed, 01/08/2020 - 2:00pm RHPH 164
Dr. Gregory Voth, Professor of Chemistry, University of Chicago - Overcoming the Multiscale Simulation Challenge for Biomolecular Systems Thu, 02/06/2020 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Dr. Olaf Wiest, Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame - From the computer to the clinic and back Thu, 02/13/2020 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Dr. John Karanicolas, Associate Professor of Fox Chase Cancer Center - Computational Structure-Based Design of Novel Kinase Inhibitors Thu, 02/20/2020 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Dr. Carlos Camacho, Associate Professor of Computational & Systems Biology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine - Drugging the undruggable: From TranscriptOMICS to drug-targets to modulating signaling pathways Thu, 02/27/2020 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Dr. Jetze Tepe, Professor of Chemistry, Michigan State University - Targeting the Undruggable Targets in Cancer and Neurodegenerative Diseases Thu, 03/05/2020 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Dr. Eric Underbakke, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology - Iowa State University - Mechanisms of regulation and scaffolding-induced activation of Pyk2 tyrosine kinase Thu, 03/12/2020 - 4:00pm RHPH 164
Dr. Peyman Golshani - Professor, Departments of Neurology & Psychiatry, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA - New imaging tools to decipher neural network dysfunction underlying cognitive deficits in epilepsy Thu, 09/17/2020 - 4:00pm https://purdue-edu.zoom.us/j/5256062359
Dr. Kelly Manthei - Research Investigator, Life Sciences Institute, University of Michigan - Structural and pharmacological studies of LCAT and its interactions with HDL Thu, 10/22/2020 - 4:00pm https://purdue-edu.zoom.us/j/5256062359
Dr. Scott Lokey - Professor, Departments of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of California-Santa Cruz - How drug-like can cyclic peptides be? Flexiblity vs. rigidity in the uncharted chemical space above MW ~1000 Thu, 10/29/2020 - 4:00pm https://purdue-edu.zoom.us/j/5256062359
Dr. Mark Mitton-Fry - Assistant Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry & Pharmacognosy, The Ohio State University - Tackling MRSA with Novel Bacterial Topoisomerase Inhibitors Thu, 12/03/2020 - 4:00pm https://purdue-edu.zoom.us/j/5256062359
Dr. Dan Flaherty - Assistant Professor, Department of MCMP, Purdue University - Drug discovery efforts to combat vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus and chronic pain Thu, 12/10/2020 - 4:00pm https://purdue-edu.zoom.us/j/5256062359
Dr. Jun Wang, Associate Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology & Toxicology, University of Arizona - Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology of Antivirals Targeting Enterovirus D68 and SARS-CoV-2 Thu, 02/04/2021 - 4:00pm Zoom
Dr. David Olson, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Chemistry, UC Davis - Psychedelics as Inspiration for Plasticity-Promoting Neurotherapeutics Thu, 02/11/2021 - 4:00pm Zoom
Dr. Darci Trader, Assistant Professor, Dept. of MCMP, Purdue Univesity - Methods to Evaluate and Perturb the Activity of the Human Proteasome with Small Molecules Thu, 03/04/2021 - 4:00pm Zoom
Andrew Houser, Nikon - Advances in Confocal Microscopy Thu, 04/08/2021 - 4:00pm Zoom
Dr. Jin Wang, Professor, Departments of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology and Molecular & Cellular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine - Bridging Chemistry and Biology for New Classes of Imaging Probes and Protein Degraders Thu, 04/15/2021 - 4:00pm Zoom
Dr. Allen Gao, Ralph de Vere White Professor, Director of Urologic Research, Dept. of Urology, School of Medicine, UC Davis - Resistance mechanisms of AR-targeted therapy Thu, 04/22/2021 - 4:00pm Zoom
Dr. Yong (Tiger) Zhang, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology & Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California - NAD+ Mimics for Biomedical Research Thu, 04/29/2021 - 4:00pm Zoom

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