Events

Seminar Schedule

Seminars are usually held on Friday afternoon in room SL 110 at 3:15 pm, unless otherwise noted.  Graduate student seminars are on Fridays in SL 130 or SL 110 at 3:15 pm, unless otherwise noted.  Seminar speakers are available from 2:30 pm until 3:00 pm in CB275 for discussion.  Refreshments are provided 15 minutes prior to the seminar in CB275.

The department strives to offer a diverse and vibrant seminar program. Each year leading researchers from outside the department, as well as faculty and graduate students from Western, present and discuss their cutting-edge research. This is an excellent opportunity for students, faculty, staff, and visitors to actively participate in the scientific community. In addition, many outside seminar speakers are recruiting graduate students for their respective programs and are eager to discuss their program. All are welcome and encouraged to attend!  

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Winter Quarter 2018

January 12th  @ 3:15 in SL 110
Prof. Steven Emory and Prof. Elizabeth Raymond
Chemistry Dept.
Western Washington University
 
 
January 23rd @ 3:15 in SL 140
TBD
 
January 25th @ 4:00 in SL 110
"Looking at Chemistry in Hard to See Places - Spectroscopic Studies of Interfacial Chemistry"
Prof. Rob Walker
Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Montana State University
 
January 26th @ 3:15 in SL 110
"Engineered protein switches for controlling dynamic cellular processes"
Prof. Dustin James Maly
Chemistry Dept.
University of Washington
Abstract:
Synthetic protein switches controlled with user-defined inputs are powerful tools for studying and controlling dynamic cellular processes. This talk will describe the development and use of small molecule-regulated protein switches that rely on intramolecular autoinhibition. Efforts to engineer protein small molecule-regulated protein switches that can be used to control the activity of the GTPase RAS and the endonuclease Cas9 will be described. Application of these chemical genetic systems to understanding fundamental mechanisms of receptor tyrosine kinase signaling and DNA repair will be discussed. 
 
February 2nd @ 3:15 in SL 110
Prof. Shelley Minteer
Chemistry Dept.
University of Utah
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February 9th @ 3:15 in SL 110
Prof. Neil King
Institute for Protein Design
University of Washington
 
February 16th @ 3:15 in SL 110
Prof. Jean-Sabin McEwen 
Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering
Washington State University
 
February 23rd @ 3:15 in SL 110
Dr. David Lyon
Senior Vice President
Lonza Company
Research at Bend Research, Inc.
 
March 2nd @ 3:15 in SL 110
Prof. Nils Walter
Chemistry Dept.
University of Michigan
 
March 9th @ 3:15 in SL 110
Prof. Serge Smirnov
Chemistry Dept.
Western Washington University
 
March 16th @ 3:15 in SL 110
Prof. Suzie H. Pun
Dept. of Bioengineering
University of Washington
 
 

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