Department of BioMolecular Sciences
The University of Mississippi

Fall 2021 Graduate Student and External Speaker Seminar Series

Tuesday and Thursday seminars are scheduled at 11:00 AM. Titles will be posted as they become available. Changes are noted in red.


Speaker Title Date
Dr. Paul Boudreau Course Expectations August 24, Tuesday
Dr. Kristine Willett, Department Chair & BioMolecular Sciences Student Advocates Presentation my the Chair and BSA August 26, Thursday
Dr. Laura Sanchez
Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of California, Santa Cruz
Guest Speaker
Visualizing Chemistry in Microbial Biofilms August 31, Tuesday
Dr. Carolyn Cassady
Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Alabama
Guest Speaker
Analysis of Acidic Peptides by Mass Spectrometry September 2, Thursday
Andrew J. Ahearne
Isolation of Novel Bacterial Species Through pH
Variation in Concert with Nutrient Solubilizing Bacteria
September 10, Friday
TCRC 1044
Mehjabeen Hossain
Repurposing Asthma Medication to Target Mast Cell-mediated Tumorigenesis and Immune Suppression in Pancreatic Cancer September 17, Friday
TCRC 1044
Maali Alshammari Synthetic Studies on Valuable Fluorinated Building Blocks September 21, Tuesday
Baharul Islam
Discovery of small-molecule covalent inhibitors of O-GlcNAc transferase (OGT)
to treat non-alcoholic fatty liver disease-associated hepatocellular carcinoma (NAFLD-HCC)
September 24, Friday
TCRC 1044
Alaa Qrareya HIV-1 TAT Effects to Accelerate or Accentuate Age-related Co-morbidities in Mice: Potential Benefits of Neurosteroids September 30, Thursday
Cellas Hayes
Cannabigerol, Cognition, and Lifespan October 1, Friday
TCRC 1044
Dr. Katherine Duncan
Senior Lecturer
Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
Guest Speaker
Polar Antibiotic Exploration – Awakening Ancient Antarctic Bacteria October 5, Tuesday
Dr. Constance Bailey
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Guest Speaker
Synthetic and Chemical Biology of Bacterial Megasynthases October 7, Thursday
Dr. G. Michael Wall
SVP/CSO at Nacuity Pharmaceutical, Inc., and VP, Sound Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
2021 Joseph Sam Distinguished Alumnus Lecture
Drug Repurposing: New Uses for Old Drugs October 8, Friday
TCRC 1044
Moneerah Alqahatani Late-Stage Diversification of Select Natural Products – New Chemical Entities with Improved Biological Activities October 12, Tuesday
Reem Alkhodier
Developing Bupropion Analogs as Potential CYP2D6 Inhibiting Pharmacoenhancers October 15, Friday
TCRC 1044
Mohammed Ahmed Bacterial small molecules as a tool for heavy metal bioremediation October 19, Tuesday
11:00-11:30 AM
Priyanka Samanta Systematic Computational Study of the Interactions of Marine Sulfated Glycans with SARS-CoV-2 Spike Glycoprotein Receptor
Binding Domain
October 19, Tuesday
11:30-12:00 PM
Dr. Sandra Loesgen
Associate Professor, Chemistry – Chemical Biology Division
University of Florida
Guest Speaker
TBD October 21, Thursday
Dr. Kathy Cunningham
Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology
University of Texas Medical Branch
Guest Speaker
TBD October 28, Thursday
Benjamin Sawyer
Cannabinoids, Ferulic Acid, and Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer October 29, Friday
TCRC 1044
Dr. Joanna Bajsa-Hirschel
Plant Physiologist
Guest Speaker
TBD November 2, Tuesday
Dr. Erin E. Carlson
Associate Professor, Chemistry
University of Minnesota
Guest Speaker
TBD November 16, Tuesday
Md. Imdadul Khan TBD November 18, Thursday
Dr. Eden Tanner
Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Mississippi
Guest Speaker
TBD November 30, Tuesday
Tomayo Berida TBD December 2, Thursday