Chemistry Seminar Schedule

Chemistry seminars begin at 3:30PM on Friday afternoons in Science Center Room A011, and will be preceeded by refreshments at 3:15PM

Discussion seminars will also begin at 3:30PM on Friday afternoons; however, they will be held in Science Center Room A328.  Refreshments will also be served at 3:15PM

 

Fri, Sep 6, 2019

SURF Poster Presentations

Fri, Sep 13, 2019

Welcome Cheminar, and Discussion Cheminar - prepare for Professor Buck's Seminar: 9/20/2019

Seminar Title: "Poly(2-alkenyl azlactone)s: Versatile Polymers for the Synthesis of Multifunctional Gels and Drug Delivery Platforms."

Fri, Sep 20, 2019

Cheminar - Professor Maren Buck; Smith College - Department of Chemistry

Seminar Title: "Poly(2-alkenyl azlactone)s: Versatile Polymers for the Synthesis of Multifunctional Gels and Drug Delivery Platforms."

Professor Buck's Research Interests: Organic/Polymer Chemistry
"My research interests fall at the intersection of organic chemistry, polymer chemistry and materials science. We use a polymer bearing reactive, azlactone functional groups to assemble multifunctional hydrogels of interest in the contexts of drug delivery, in vitro cell culture, and tissue engineering and regeneration. We are currently developing both complex 2D and 3D hydrogel scaffolds functionalized with a broad range of chemical and biological motifs that can direct the behavior of mammalian cells cultured on these materials. A second major area of research focuses on the use of these azlactone-based polymers as macromolecular drug delivery vehicles. We are fabricating nanoscale polymeric micelles that can be used to deliver chemotherapeutics with control over where and when the drug is released. We are also working in collaboration with Sarah Moore’s lab in engineering to synthesize protein-polymer-drug conjugates that specifically target cancer cells as well as cells at the blood-brain barrier."

Fri, Sep 27, 2019

Fri, Oct 4, 2019

Fri, Oct 11, 2019

Thesis Student Presentations

Ezra Alexander (Marshall Lab); Kashmeera Baboolall (O'Hara Lab); and Anna Makar-Limanov (Durr Lab)

Fri, Oct 18, 2019

Fri, Oct 25, 2019

Discussion Cheminar - Prepare for Professor Jason Sello's Seminar: 11/15/2019

Fri, Nov 1, 2019

Discussion Cheminar - Prepare for Professor Suzanne Bart's Seminar: 11/8/2019

Fri, Nov 8, 2019