Lunch & Learn seminars feature University of Minnesota faculty and researchers.

2014-2015 Lunch & Learn Seminars

Chemistry-Biology Interface Training Grant Trainees
Cory Knoot, Grad Student, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, & Biophysics, Lipscomb Lab
The Catalytic Pathway of an Intradiol Dioxygenase Probed at (Near) Atomic Resolution in Crystallo
Kimberly Maize, Grad Student, Medicinal Chemistry, Finzel Lab
Probing the Flexibility of Anthrax Toxin Lethal Factor

Chemistry-Biology Interface Training Grant Trainees
Anna Komor, Grad Student, Chemistry, Que Lab
Enzymatic N-oxygenation in antibiotic biosynthesis
Aniekan Okon, Grad Student, Medicinal Chemistry, Wagner Lab
Development of a Pronucleotide Inhibitor of Eukaryotic Translation Initiation Factor 4E

Yue Chen Lab
Tong Zhou, Postdoc, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Biophysics
Site-specific Identfication of Lys Acetylation Stoichiometry in Mammalian Cells

Jeffrey Gralnick Lab
Brittany Bennet, Grad Student, Microbiology, Immunology & Cancer Bio
Understanding Ferrous Iron Toxicity Resistance in Shewanella Oneidensis MR-1
Aunica Kane, Grad Student, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Biophysics
Bioremediation of Methylmercury using Encapsulated E. coli Harboring the mer Operon

Benjamin Hackel, Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
Engineering Synthetic Ligands for Molecular Targeting

Bin Ma, Research Associate
Irina Stepanov Lab, Masonic Cancer Center
DNA Adducts as Potential Biomarkers of Tobacco Carcinogen Exposure & Oxidative Stress-Associated Diseases

Chad Myers Lab
Scott Simpkins, Grad Student, Computer Science & Engineering
Systematic Functional Annotation of Compound Libraries using High-Throughput Yeast Chemical Genomics

Jayanth Panyam Lab
Steve Kalscheuer, Grad Student, Pharmaceutics
Phage Display Derived Antibodies for the Detection and Treatment of Metastatic Breast Cancer

Bethanie J. Hills Stadler, Professor
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Magnetic Nanowires for Barcoding Cells & Probing Cell Mechanics

2013-2014 Lunch & Learn Seminars

Chemistry-Biology Interface Training Grant Trainees
Jill Kyzer, Grad Student, Department of Chemistry, Georg Lab
Maggie Olson, Grad Student, Department of Chemistry, Finzel Lab

Thomas R. Hoye, Professor
Department of Chemistry
The Hexadehydro-Diels-Alder (HDDA) Reaction. What's up with that?

Paolo Provenzano, Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Targeting the Tumor Microenvironment to Breach Drug-Free Sanctuaries in Pancreatic Cancer

Panel Discussion: What will I do when I complete my Ph.D?
Laurie Fink, Director of Science Programs, Science Museum of Minnesota
Mary Beth Henderson, VP Regulatory Affairs, Regulatory & Clinical Research Institute, Inc.
William Pomerantz, Assistant Professor, Dept of Chemistry, U of MN
James Wollack, Assistant Professor, St. Catherine University and President-Elect, Midwest Association of Chemistry Teachers at Liberal Arts Colleges (MACTLAC)

2012-2013 Lunch & Learn Seminars

Carrie Haskell-Luevano Lab 
Anamika Singh, Research Associate, Medicinal Chemistry
Design, Synthesis & Characterization of Novel Analogues to Probe Melanocortin Receptors Selectivity & Potency

William C. Pomerantz, Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry
Organofluorine: the "Odd Man In" in Chemical Biology

Michael Sadowsky Lab 
Matthew J. Hamilton, Postdoc, Diagnostic & Biological Sciences
Microbial Community Composition in Clostridium Difficile Patients Treated with Fecal Microbial Transplantation

Wei Shen Lab 
Wei Song, Postdoc, Biomedical Engineering
Engineering of Biomaterials to Construct Synthetic Stem Cell Niches

Robert Tranquillo Lab 
Richard Beck, Grad Student, Biomedical Engineering
Systems Biology Approach to Rationalize Tissue Growth In Vitro
Susan Van Riper, Grad Student, Bioinformatics
The proportionality Paradigm & Proximity-based Intensity normalization: A New Way for Revealing Biological Variation via Mass Spectrometry-based Label-free Relative Quantification