The 15th Annual Mini-Symposium on Metals in Biological & Chemical Systems

Friday, September 13th, 2019
1:00 - 5:30 pm
Africa Room
Duquesne University

Presented by:
The Bayer School of Natural & Environmental Science
The Center for Metals in Biological & Chemical Systems


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1:00 - 1:10PM       Welcome address
Dr. Philip Reeder, Dean
Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

1:10 - 2:00PM Dr. Evelyn Talbott, Professor
Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh
"What is the impact of environmental lead exposure on children's blood lead levels? Results of a CDC linkage project "
2:00 - 2:50 PM Dr. Max Haggblom, Professor and Chair
Department of Microbiology and Biochemistry, Rutgers University
"What can we learn from cultivating anaerobic bacteria that respire Se and As oxyanions"
3:00 - 3:50PM Dr. Michael Duncan, Regents Professor and Franklin Professor
Department of Chemistry, University of Georgia
"Infrared photodissociation spectroscopy of metal ion-acetylene complexes: Snapshots of single-atom catalysis"
4:00 - 4:20PM Dr. Anthony DeMartino
Vascular Medicine Institute, University of Pittsburgh
"Allosteric redox sensor properties of cytoglobin interrogated via ligand binding at the distal heme pocket"
4:20 - 4:40PM Ms. Teresa Anguiano
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, University of Pittsburgh
"Toxic messages inform unhealthy cell choices: Arsenic effects on the stem cell niche"
4:45 - 5:30PM Panel Discussion with students

Free and open to the public
Registration is required. Call 412.396.4367

Sponsored by: Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh, Society of Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh, and Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Science