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Our graduates can be found in local industry as well as Fortune 500 firms across the United States. Many of our undergraduate students pursue graduate education in chemistry or biochemistry; others complete professional training in medicine, dentistry, or pharmacy. Our Ph.D. alumni are researching and teaching at prestigious companies, colleges, and universities around the world. Have you been part of the Kent State Chemistry and Biochemistry community? If you're an alumnus of our Department, please take a moment to let us know what you are doing now.
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Fall 2019 Colloquium
Fall 2019 Colloquium Schedule
Thursdays in 111 WMH at 4 p.m.
(unless otherwise noted)
|August 29||Sharon Purvis, KSU, "Chemistry Careers in the Food Industry"|
|September 5||Dr. Fanny Liao, FEG, "Bioplastics - from waste to chemicals and plastics"|
|September 12||Dr. Thorsten Schmidt, KSU, "Nanomaterials and bioengineering tools made from DNA"|
|October 17||Dr. Victor Ryzhov, NIU, "Structure and Reactivity of Peptide Radical Ions"|
|October 24||Dr. Jayaraman Sivaguru, BGSU, "Enforcing Molecular Behavior to Uncover New Excited State Reactivity"|
|November 7||Dr. Stanislav Groysman, Wayne State University, "Two are better than one: Design of bimetallics for cooperative catalysis and small molecule activation"|
|November 14||Dr. Ujjayini Ghosh, MSU/NIH, "Structure of Aβ filaments from Alzheimer's disease brain"|
|November 21||Dr. Sharon Rozovsky, University of Delaware, "Selenoproteins role at ensuring protein quality - snap decisions at the membrane"|
|December 5||Dr. Sarah Keane, University of Michigan, "NMR spectroscopy of large RNAs"|