Chemistry Department Seminars

Chemistry Department Seminars will take in-person in SL110, unless otherwise noted.  Some seminars may be also be broadcast online and recorded.  For access to online seminars and/or recordings, please see the Majors Canvas page or contact the chemistry department at

The department strives to offer a diverse and vibrant seminar program. Each year leading researchers from outside the department, as well as faculty and graduate students from Western, present and discuss their cutting-edge research. This is an excellent opportunity for students, faculty, staff, and visitors to actively participate in the scientific community. In addition, many outside seminar speakers are recruiting graduate students for their respective programs and are eager to discuss their program. All are welcome and encouraged to attend! 

Photo Credit Roisin Cowan-Kuist, 2019

Current Seminar Schedule 

Seminars will be in-person in SL110 throughout Winter Quarter 2023, unless otherwise noted. 

IN-PERSON Seminars typically take place on Friday from 3:15-4:15 pm in SL110.

Seminar topics and titles will be posted as we receive additional information from speakers.

Recordings of select seminars will be available on the Chemistry Department Canvas page. If you wish to watch a previously recorded seminar please reach out to

Winter Quarter 2023 Seminars

Friday, January 13th

Prof. Leah Witus, Macalester College

Title: "Exploration of the role of turn position residues in beta-hairpin peptide catalysts and a detour into science communication"

Seminar via Zoom.

Friday, January 20th

Prof. Amanda Patrick, Mississippi State University

Title: "Measuring more than mass with mass spectrometry: Biomolecule isobar differentiation and the fate of ionic liquids as examples"

Seminar via Zoom. 

Friday, January 27th

No Seminar

Friday, February 3rd

Prof. Amanda Hummon, The Ohio State University

Title: "Spatial SILAC — Exploring spatially-defined changes to the proteome"

Friday, February 10th


Friday, February 17th

Prof. Bethany Buck Koehntop, University of Utah

Title:  TBD

Friday, February 24th

Prof. Kamil Godula, University of California, San Diego

Title: TBD

Location TBD

Friday, March 3rd

Prof. Kevin Kou, University of California, Riverside

Title: TBD

Seminar via Zoom.

Friday, March 10th

Prof. Russ Algar, University of British Columbia

Title: TBD

Location TBD

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