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Science Seminars Guide

Many of the Science Departments have a related Seminar course with multiple presentations throughout the semester. This guide serves as a launching point for students to dig deeper into the resources related to some of those presentations.

Spring 2024 BMB Presentations

These presentations come from the BMB Seminar Series. 

Under each presentation:

 you will find related resources curated by the science librarian. These resources might be broad overviews of topics or they might be specific. They are meant to serve as a starting point. 

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Oxazoles: Oxidatively Cleavable Linkers for Peptide Discovery Platforms
- Pamira Yanar (student speaker)

  1. Beck, H.; Härter, M.; Haß, B.; Schmeck, C.; Baerfacker, L. Small Molecules and Their Impact in Drug Discovery: A Perspective on the Occasion of the 125th Anniversary of the Bayer Chemical Research Laboratory. Drug Discovery Today 2022, 27 (6), 1560–1574.
  2. Denton, E. What is solid phase peptide synthesis? (accessed 2024-02-06).
  3. DiMasi, J. A.; Grabowski, H. G.; Hansen, R. W. Innovation in the Pharmaceutical Industry: New Estimates of R&D Costs. Journal of Health Economics 2016, 47, 20–33.
  4. Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Standard Costs (in Thousands of Dollars) for Components of the Process for the Review of Human Drug Applications. FDA 2019
  5. Rössler, S. L.; Grob, N. M.; Buchwald, S. L.; Pentelute, B. L. Abiotic Peptides as Carriers of Information for the Encoding of Small-Molecule Library Synthesis. Science 2023, 379 (6635), 939–945.
  6. Sarkar, M.; Pascal, B. D.; Steckler, C.; Aquino, C.; Micalizio, G. C.; Kodadek, T.; Chalmers, M. J. Decoding Split and Pool Combinatorial Libraries with Electron-Transfer Dissociation Tandem Mass Spectrometry. J. Am. Soc. Mass Spectrom. 2013, 24 (7), 1026–1036.
  7. Shugrue Lab. University of Richmond. (accessed 2024-01-23).

Functional Analysis of Retinoic Acis Receptors (RAR) in the Development of Zebrafish Hindbrain and Spinal Chord
- Lauren Knopp (student speaker)

  1. Bradford, Y. ZFIN Database Information. Zebrafish Information Network. (accessed 2024-02-28).
  2. The Zebrafish in Biomedical Research: Biology, Husbandry, Diseases, and Research Applications; Cartner, S. C., Ed.; American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine; Academic Press: London ; San Diego, CA, 2019.
  3. CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society. Retinoic acid. (accessed 2024-02-28). .
  4. Detrich, H. W.; Westerfield, M.; Zon, L. I. The Zebrafish: Cellular and Developmental Biology, 2nd ed.; Methods in cell biology; Elsevier/Academic Press: Amsterdam Boston, 2004.
  5. Joshi, P.; Darr, A. J.; Skromne, I. CDX4 Regulates the Progression of Neural Maturation in the Spinal Cord. Developmental Biology 2019, 449 (2), 132–142.
  6. Moulton, J. D. Using Morpholinos to Control Gene Expression. Curr Protoc Nucleic Acid Chem 2007, Chapter 4 (1), Unit 4.30.
  7. NCBI Taxonomy. Danio rerio. (accessed 2024-02-27).
  8. Home | Skromne Lab. (accessed 2024-02-27).
  9. Hints and tips for bathroom design: Spina Bifida - Closomat. (accessed 2024-02-27).

Cerium(IV) Mediated Hydrolysis of Cyclic di-GMP and Enhancing Antibiotic Performance
- Saoirse Landers (student speaker)

  1. Barker, H.; Pohrebniak, O. Stages of Biofilm Formation; 2023.
  2. Garner, J. P.; Heppell, P. S. J. Cerium Nitrate in the Management of Burns. Burns 2005, 31 (5), 539–547.
  3. Johansson, B.; Luo, W.; Li, S.; Ahuja, R. Cerium; Crystal Structure and Position in The Periodic Table. Sci Rep 2014, 4 (1), 6398.
  4. National Center for Biotechnology Information. PubChem Element Summary for AtomicNumber 58, Cerium. PubChem. (accessed 2024-02-28).
  5. Ryan, R. P. Cyclic Di-GMP Signalling and the Regulation of Bacterial Virulence. Microbiology (Reading) 2013, 159 (Pt 7), 1286–1297.

Conformationally Flexible Phosphines: Progress Towards the Synthesis of Dibenzaphosphocine Derivatives
- Morgan Labadini (student speaker)

  1. CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society. 2-Furanmethanamine. CAS Common Chemistry.
  2. CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society. 2,8,9-Trimethyl-2,5,8,9-tetraaza-1-phosphabicyclo[3.3.3]undecane. CAS Common Chemistry.
  3. CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society. 4-Methoxyaniline. CAS Common Chemistry.
  4. CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society. 4-Methylaniline. CAS Common Chemistry.
  5. CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society. Aniline.
  6. CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society. Methylamine. CAS Common Chemistry.
  7. CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society. Trimethylphosphine. CAS Common Chemistry.
  8. 24.2: Ligands. In Map: General Chemistry (Petrucci et al); LibreTexts, 2023.

Using Nanomaterials for Optimal Halogen Bonding Interactions Within Sensors for Explosives
- Sophie Reiff (student speaker)

  1. Dang, Q. M.; Gilmore, S. T.; Lalwani, K.; Conk, R. J.; Simpson, J. H.; Leopold, M. C. Monolayer-Protected Gold Nanoparticles Functionalized with Halogen Bonding Capability─An Avenue for Molecular Detection Schemes. Langmuir 2022, 38 (15), 4747–4762.
  2. Dang, Q. M.; Simpson, J. H.; Parish, C. A.; Leopold, M. C. Evaluating Halogen-Bond Strength as a Function of Molecular Structure Using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Computational Analysis. J. Phys. Chem. A 2021, 125 (42), 9377–9393.
  3. Furton, K. The Scientific Foundation and Efficacy of the Use of Canines as Chemical Detectors for Explosives. Talanta 2001, 54 (3), 487–500.
  4. Jaini, A. K. A.; Hughes, L. B.; Kitimet, M. M.; Ulep, K. J.; Leopold, M. C.; Parish, C. A. Halogen Bonding Interactions for Aromatic and Nonaromatic Explosive Detection. ACS Sens. 2019, 4 (2), 389–397.
  5. Senesac, L.; Thundat, T. G. Nanosensors for Trace Explosive Detection. Materials Today 2008, 11 (3), 28–36.
  6. Sherard, M. M.; Dang, Q. M.; Reiff, S. C.; Simpson, J. H.; Leopold, M. C. On-Site Detection of Neonicotinoid Pesticides Using Functionalized Gold Nanoparticles and Halogen Bonding. ACS Appl. Nano Mater. 2023, 6 (10), 8367–8381.
  7. Zamborini, F. P.; Leopold, M. C.; Hicks, J. F.; Kulesza, P. J.; Malik, M. A.; Murray, R. W. Electron Hopping Conductivity and Vapor Sensing Properties of Flexible Network Polymer Films of Metal Nanoparticles. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2002, 124 (30), 8958–8964.

Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease
- Michelle Perales Panduro (student speaker)

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- Annika Wells (student speaker)

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- Haley Salus (student speaker)

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Ranavirus infections in turtles
- Parker Ernst (student speaker)

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CD46 is a receptor for adenovirus
- Alex Robertson (student speaker)

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Y-family DNA polymerase encountering oxidative DNA damage
- Benny Ko (student speaker)

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Regulation of oxidative stress regulator in Machado-Joseph Disease
- Midhun Sree Manoj (student speaker)

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- Yibing Lu (student speaker)

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Molecular dynamics of NMDA receptors
- Ismar Alickovic (student speaker)

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Genetics of an invasive fruit fly
- Michelle Pogrebetskaya (student speaker)

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Interaction between CD46 and adenovirus
- Henry Zhu (student speaker)

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Incorporation of an unnatural amino acid in MEMO1
- Sonia Mecoripaj (student speaker)

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- Jialin Chen(student speaker)

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Measurement of electrophysiology and kinetics of ion channels
- Ian Shogren (student speaker)

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BMB Seminar Presentations Archives

Over the following tabs, you will find the BMB Seminar listings from previous semesters. 

Copper-Catalyzed Synthesis of S-S Bond-Containing Silanols from SCBs and Trisulfide-1,1-dioxides : Article Unpacking
- Sopheak Pa

Dative Bonding.........
- Aamy Bakry

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Friedel-Crafts Alkylation of Indoles and Benzofurans with Secondary Acelates and Tertiary Alcohols
- Helen Xia

Investigation of Plasmodium Hsp90 as a target for antimalarials
- Elizabeth Taggart

Structural phylogenetics of A family DNA polymerases
- Yagmur Bingul

Diaryl Oxazoles: Oxidatively Cleavable Linkers for Small Molecule Drug Discovery Platforms
- Evan Wolff

Ruthenium Polypyridyl Complexes Investigated as Potential Photoactivated Chemotherapy Agents
- Yuna Chung

Exploration of Heterocycles as Peptide-Based Cleavable Linkers
- John Blobe

CD46 Isoforms & Ad.64 Viral Binding
Corina Stasiak

Halogen-Bonding Capable Functionalized Gold Naoparticle Molecular Detection Schemes
- Mackey Sherard

Cdx1a: An Underdog Story
- Jackie Bisso

Synthesis, Characterization, and Catalytic Analysis of Copper(I) Proazaphosphatrene Complexes
- Billy Apostolou

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