Chemistry Department Seminar Schedule

If you are interested in presenting, please contact Dr. Chengshan Wang by email.  Come early to chat with the speaker and other attendees.  Unless otherwise noted below, seminars will be held on Fridays at 3:15PM in the Science Building, Room 1191.

Blue text denotes seminars being held at non-regular times and/or remotely.

Reminders to MS students:  Turn in your abstract pages to the seminar host at the conclusion of each scheduled talk, following the Q&A session. Consult the MS Chemistry Handbook for important requirements to be fulfilled for your degree. Remember to submit your abstract (click here  to see an example) 10 days before your scheduled defense date.
Additional information can be found on our MTSU MS Chemistry Blog.



January 27th, 2023

Dr. Charles Chusuei, "Welcome returning MS Chemistry students!"

February 3, 2023

Dr. Souvik Banerjee, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, MTSU                       

"Design and Development of Small Molecule Colchicine Binding Site Inhibitors for the treatment of Resistant Metastatic Cancers" at SCI 1191

February 10, 2023

Dr. Katy Hosbein, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, MTSU                         

"Science identity development as an avenue for belonging in STEM" at SCI 1191

Feb 17th, 2023

Dr. Wei Li, Distinguished Professor at University of Tennessee HSC       

"The discovery of a new generation of tubulin inhibitors that overcome taxane resistance" at SCI 1191

Feb 24th, 2023

Dr. Judith Iriarte-Gross, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, MTSU         

"Mentors Matter.  What we have learned from ACS, OXIDE, TGIS, NGCP and MWM" at SCI 1191

March 13, 2023

Dr. Natalie LaFranzo, Board Member of Directors of ACS


"Beyond the Bench – Bringing Together Business, Chemistry, and Creativity"at SCI 1006 at 6:00 pm

March 14, 2023

Dr. Natalie LaFranzo, Board Member of Directors of ACS                       

"Allyship, Advocacy, and the Future of STEM: Where do I fit in? " at SCI 1003 at 6:00 pm

March 24, 2023

Toyin Akinleye (MS Thesis defense)                                                         

"Comparison of Raman and surface FT-IR to determine the orientation of α-synuclein(61-95) in monolayer" at SCI 1191

April 14, 2023

Dr. Jack Barbera, Professor of Chemistry Education, Portland State University                     

"From items to inferences: The development and evaluation of education research assessment instruments" at SCI 1191

April 21, 2023

Dr. Qun Huo, Professor of Chemistry, University of Central Florida  

"A Nanoparticle-Enabled Immunity Test to Detect and Monitor the Immune Status in Humans and Animals" by Zoom

Note to visiting seminar speakers:  The address of the Science Building is: 440 Friendship Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37132.  You may set your GPS destination to this location.  A parking spot will be reserved for you in advance of your visit.