Seminars are in ISAT 159 at 3:35 pm unless otherwise noted.

Useful information for seminar speakers can be found here.
Archives of past seminars can be found here.

Date

Fall 2017 - Spring 2018

Title

Fri. Sep 1

Reserved for Literature and Seminar class (No regular seminar)

Students in CHEM 481 should go to the location specified by their instructor.

Fri. Sep 8

JMU Undergraduate Speakers
Leanna Carter (Cornell University)
Hunter Wilson (University of Minnesota
Ty Faulkner (University of Georgia)
Amy Fox and Dylan Boekman (Frostburg State University)

(If you are a student who did summer research or other professional work outside of JMU during summer 2017, please contact Dr. Kevin Caran if you would like to present your work to the department.)

Summer 2017 Academic Experiences Outside of JMU, Part I

Fri. Sep 15

JMU Undergraduate Speakers
Jadah Clarke (U.S. Naval Research Lab)
Alexis Johnson (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Nithesh Chandrasekharan (Mayo Clinic)
Austin Kilgore (Officer Candidate School)

(If you are a student who did summer research or other professional work outside of JMU during summer 2017, please contact Dr. Kevin Caran if you would like to present your work to the department. )

Summer 2017 Academic Experiences Outside of JMU, Part II

Fri. Sep 22

Dr. Isaiah Sumner
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA

From Electrons to Proteins and Back Again: A Simulated Journey

Fri. Sep 29

Dr. Christopher E. Berndsen
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA

Two vignettes connecting protein dynamics to protein function

Fri. Oct 6

Dr. Lori K. Pyle
Associate Chair, The Madison Collaborative
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA

Ethical Reasoning Workshop

Fri., Oct 13
3:30pm
ISAT 159 &
ISAT 136

Chemistry Pre-Job Fair
Presented by JMU SA-ACS
All students are invited to interact with representatives from JMU CAP, local companies (including Merck & MillerCoors), JMU alumni and research active faculty.  Click on the details link to the right for more info. 

Pre-Job Fair details

Fri., Oct 20

Dr. Elizabeth A. Johnson
National Chemistry Week kickoff seminar
Department of Geology and Environmental Science
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA

Geochemistry Rocks! Examples from Virginia’s volcanoes and beyond.

Tues, Oct 24th

7:00 pm

EnGeo 2204

Dr. Brent R. Constanz
Blue Planet, Ltd.
Los Gatos, CA

Dr. Young-shin Jun
School of Engineering and Applied Science
Washington University
St. Louis, MO

Chemistry Rocks! Exploring the Chemistry of Rocks and Minerals

ACS Program-in-a-box Webinar

Hosted by JMU SA-ACS

Fri., Oct 27

JMU Chemistry Alumni Speakers

Blaine Butler, Class of 2001, Luna Innovations
Tamara Leopold, Class of 1994, Goochland Animal Clinic
Nathan Williams, Class of 2011, Merkle

Alumni Roundtable

Fri., Nov. 3

Reserved for Safety Training
presented by Dr. Cay Adkins
Director of Undergraduate Laboratories
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
James Madison University
(no regular seminar)

All students who are doing research or serving as teaching assistants in the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department are required to attend this safety training session, if you have not attended one in the last 12 months. 

Fri., Jan 19

Dr. Kevin Luebke
Director of Nucleic Acids Molecular Recognition
SRI International
Harrisonburg, VA

Finding the Key when the Lock is RNA

Fri., Jan 26

Dr. Ashleigh Baber
Dr. Christopher Berndsen
Dr. Brycelyn Boardman
Dr. Thomas DeVore
Dr. Oleksandr Kokhan
Dr. Gina MacDonald
Dr. Debbie Mohler
Dr. Yanjie Zhang
Dr. Daniel Downey

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA

Faculty Flash Talks, Part I
A brief series of research soundbites presented by JMU Chemistry & Biochemistry faculty

Fri., Feb 2

Dr. Melanie Cooper
Department of Chemistry
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI

Evidence-Based Approaches to curriculum Reform and Assessment

Fri., Feb 9

Adam Mattox (JMU Chemistry, '05)
Maintenance and Reliability Manager
Keurig Green Mountain
Windsor, VA

Manufacturing Chemistry

Sat., Feb 10

1:30pm
Eng/Geo 2208

Dr. Eric P. Chang
Chemistry and Physical Sciences
Pace University
New York, NY

What can you be with a PhD?

Fri., Feb 16

Dr. Kevin Caran
Dr. John Gilje
Dr. Christine Hughey
Dr. Paul Raston
Dr. Barbara Reisner
Dr. Isaiah Sumner
Dr. Linette Watkins
Dr. Nathan Wright

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA

Faculty Flash Talks, Part II
A brief series of research soundbites presented by JMU Chemistry & Biochemistry faculty

Fri., Feb 23

Dr. Paul Cremer
Department of Chemistry
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA

Probing Ion Interactions with Phospholipid Membranes

Tues, Feb 27th

7:00 pm

EnGeo 1204

Rita Valentino Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse

Marc Fishman Medical Director, Maryland Treatment Centers

Steven McKerrall Chemistry Team Leader, Genentech

Dan Sutherlin Vice President, Genentech

Opioids: Fighting Addiction with Chemistry

ACS Program-in-a-box Webinar

Hosted by JMU SAACS

Fri., Mar 16

Dr. Ashley Rose Head (JMU Chemistry, '05)
Staff Scientist
Center for Functional Nanomaterials
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Upton, NY

Chemical Reactions at Surfaces: Nerve Agent Simulants and Atomic Layer Deposition

Fri., Mar 23

Dr. Andreas Gahlmann
Department of Chemistry
The University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

(Note: This seminar was originally scheduled for 3/30)

Resolving cytosolic complex formation in living bacterial cells by 3D single-molecule tracking

Fri., Mar 30

Dr. Jim Devery
Department of Chemistry
Loyola University Chicago
Chicago, IL

Finding a Transition State: The Mechanism of Carbonyl-Olefin Metathesis

Thu., Apr 12 - Fri., Apr 13

43rd Annual Spring Symposium
Dr. William Gemmill (JMU '02), keynote speaker
Eminess Technologies, Inc.

Thursday April 12, 2018
Oral Session I: 2:00 – 3:45 pm (ISAT 259) 
Poster Session: 4:00 – 5:00 pm (PCB Lobby)

Friday April 13, 2018
Oral Session II: 1:45 – 3:30 pm (ISAT 259)
Special Announcements: 3:40pm (ISAT 159)
Keynote Address: 3:45 – 4:45 pm (ISAT 159)

Click the link to the left for more information, including a detailed schedule and a link to the 2018 Abstract Book. 

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FALL 2018 / SPRING 2019 Dates

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Fri., Aug 31

Reserved for Literature and Seminar class
(No regular seminar)

Students in CHEM 481 should go to the location specified by their instructor.

Fri., Sep 7

Tentatively reserved for Safety Training

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Fri., Oct 12

Dr. Fredric M. Menger
Department of Chemistry
Emory University
Atlanta, GA

TBA

Fri., Oct. 19

National Chemistry Week kickoff seminar

details TBA

Fri., Oct 26

Homecoming Roundtable

details TBA

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Other JMU College of Science and Mathematics Seminars

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