Department of BioMolecular Sciences
The University of Mississippi

Department of BioMolecular Sciences

Spring 2021 Graduate Student and External Speaker Seminar Series

All graduate seminars and external speakers will be offered via Zoom on Tuesdays at 11am and Thursdays at 11am.  If you would like an invitation to a talk, please let Dr. Zia Shariat-Madar know at madar@olemiss.edu.

Thanks for your understanding.

(Titles will be posted as they become available. Changes are noted in red.)

 

 

Speaker Title Date
Dr. Ziaeddin Shariat-Madar Introduction: Syllabus January 26, Tuesday
Shukria Akbar Predatory selection of mucoid, antibiotic resistant Pseudomonas putida phenotype by myxobacterium Cystobacter ferrugineus February 2, Tuesday
Hanan Albataineh Solo acylhomoserine lactone synthase from the myxobacterium Archangium gephyra February 9, Tuesday
No Seminar No Seminar February 16, Tuesday
Alysia Gonzales NMR Structural Biology of Glucan and Galactan February 18, Thursday
Baharul Islam A synthetic method to construct α,α-difluoro-β-amino-ketones February 23,
Tuesday
Hayley Prescott Botanical Aphrodisiacs for Women’s Health February 25, Thursday
Ibrahim Almarabi
ORP
Pre-clinical Study of Medicinal Plants Targeting Prehypertension Stage February 26,
Friday
2:00pm
Alaa Qrareya HIV-1 Tat Accelerates Age-Related Co-Morbidities In Aged Mice That Are Moderated By Aging Endocrine Status March 2,
Tuesday
Selina Cheng Analysis of Cation-Independent Mannose 6-Phosphate Receptor (CI-MPR) Domain 1-5 Conformational Change Through Protein-Protein Interaction by Using Fast Photochemical Oxidation of Protein (FPOP) Coupled with Mass Spectrometry (MS) March 4, Thursday
Amber Kennon Calcified Conditioned Media Elicits Differential Signaling Responses of Primary Aortic Cells March 9,
Tuesday
Md Imdadul Huque Khan Design and Synthesis of Phenoxy-phenyl-naphthoquinone Compounds as Antimalarials and Allopregnanolone Analogues as Protective Agents for HIV-related Neurotoxicity March 11, Thursday
Tomayo Berida Development of antibacterial agents targeting Mycobacterium tuberculosis and other drug-resistant bacteria March 16, Tuesday
Salahuddin Mohammed HIV-1 Tat Protein: Interaction with Opioids and the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) Axis March 18, Thursday
Benjamin Sawyer Design and Synthesis of Carbazole-Based Antimalarial Compounds March 23, Tuesday
Amena Begum  Hydrodefluorination of Trifluoromethylarenes with Translational Applicability to Drug Discovery March 25, Thursday
Mehjabeen Hossain Microdosing: Designed release of 5HT2A agonist to treat depression
March 30, Tuesday
No Seminar No Seminar April 1,
Thursday
Michael Neal Friends or foes? Emerging insights from fungal interactions with plants April 6,
Tuesday
11:00-11:30am
Brayden Thomas Impaired Glymphatic Function and Clearance of tau in an Alzheimer’s Disease Model April 6,
Tuesday
11:30-12:00pm
Dr. Gregg Roman
Professor, Department of BioMolecular Sciences
University of Mississippi
Guest Speaker
Genetic Dissection of Alcohol Tolerance Formation in Drosophila April 8,
Thursday
Nicholas Akins
Dissertation Defense
Development of Salvinorin-based Ligands for the Opioid Receptors April 12,
Monday
10:00am
Stephanie Burr
Dissertation Defense
Rap1a overlaps the AGE/RAGE signaling cascade in type 2 diabetes mellitus April 13,
Tuesday
8:00am
Cellas Hayes Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 Promotes Cellular, Neurological, and Functional Outcomes in
Models of Ischemic Stroke
April 13,
Tuesday
11:00-11:30am
Emaya Moss Role of HIV in PTSD: Comorbidities with Drugs of Abuse April 13,
Tuesday
11:30-12:00pm
Alex Vinson NMR strategies to support medicinal chemistry workflows for primary structure determination April 15,
Thursday
11:00-11:30am
Cody Porter Blockade of Renin-Angiotensin System Attenuates Advanced Glycation End Products-Mediated Signaling Pathways April 15,
Thursday
11:30-12:00pm
Maali Alshammari
ORP
Exploring the Application of Squaramide as Bioisostere of Carboxylic Acid in Zinc Metalloenzymes April 16,
Friday
2:00pm
Alysia Gonzales
Thesis Defense
NMR-Based Characterization of a Glucan Isolated from Ganoderma lucidum April 20,
Tuesday
9:00am
Niloofar Abolhasani Khaje
Dissertation Defense
Towards a New Method of Determining Protein Structure April 20,
Tuesday
1:00pm
Hamden Alrefaei Light and organocatalysts in the syntheses of drug-like molecules April 20,
Tuesday
11:00-11:30am
Mario Djugovski Isoxazole ring as a useful scaffold in search of new therapeutic agents April 20,
Tuesday
11:30-12:00pm
Shukria Akbar
Dissertation Defense
Responses of Predatory Myxobacteria to their Preys Signaling Molecules & Features of a Pseudomonas Prey Avoiding Predation April 21,
Wednesday
11:00am
Maali Alshammari Progress Toward the Synthesis of Metabolically Stable Difluoromethylated Glucosides April 22,
Thursday
Barbara Adaikpoh
Dissertation Defense
Responses of Myxobacteria to Plant-Related Chemosignals Suggests Their Roles in the Rhizobiome April 23,
Friday
9:00am
Amber Kennon
Dissertation Defense
Influence of RAGE Signaling on Cellular Communication in Diabetes-Mediated
Vascular Calcification
April 23,
Friday
10:00am