Chemistry Department Seminars
Chemistry Department Seminars will take in-person in SL130, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
Current Seminar Schedule
Seminars will be in-person in SL130 throughout Winter Quarter 2024, unless otherwise noted.
IN-PERSON Seminars typically take place on Friday from 3:15-4:15 pm in SL130.
Seminar topics and titles will be posted as we receive additional information from speakers.
Winter Quarter 2024 Seminars
Friday, January 12th
Friday, January 19th
WWU Chemistry Club, Exploring Undergraduate Research Experiences
Friday, January 26th
Dr. Clint Spiegel, WWU
Title: Structural Biology of Blood Coagulation Factor VIII and the Immune Response to Hemophilia A Treatment (plus five learned lessons during a career in science)
Friday, February 2nd
Dr. Chenchen Song, UC Davis: TBD
Friday, February 9th
WWU Chemistry: Graduate student Q&A – Running a Research Group (tentative)
Friday, February 16th
Dr. Joel Rothman, UC Santa Barbara
Title: Molecular mechanisms of plasticity and resilience: lessons from two diminutive animals
Friday, February 23rd
Seagen Staff visit: TBD
Friday, March 1st
Tom Rucker, Intel Corporation: TBD
Friday, March 8th
Dr. Anthony Diaz, CWU: TBD
Friday, March 15th
Dr. Mark Bussell, WWU
Title: Fulbright Experience – Adventure and Some Science in Central Europe
Friday, March 22nd
Dr. Ryan Mehl, OSU Biochemistry & Biophysics: TBD