Organic Chemistry Seminar

Organic Chemistry Seminars are hosted by Justin Ragain at 12:30 pm on Tuesdays in 202 Williams Hall (Tower Dr, Baton Rouge, LA 70808)

Fall 2019 Schedule (Coming Soon)

Date Speaker Credentials/Advisor Title
 August 27

Organizational Meeting

September 3 No Seminar    

September 10

Joint Organic/Inorganic seminar

Dr. Elisabeth Fatila  Assitantant Professor, Louisiana Tech University “The Synthesis of Lanthanide Coordination Complexes using Mechanochemical Methods” 

Thursday, September 12

12:30-1:20, Location TBA

Dr. Benjamin J. Stokes Assistant Professor, Universityh of California Merced  “New Methods Focused on the Generation and Manipulation of Unsaturated C-C and C-O Bonds"
September 17 Brandon Conrad Ragains Group Literature Presentation
September 24 Isaac Dos REis Kartika Group Literature Presentation
October 1 Caroline Ndung'u Vicente Group Literature Presentation
October 8 Dr. Alex Grenning Assistant Professor, University of Florida  

October 15

Joint Organic/Inorganic seminar

Rick Thompson Postdoc, Lee Group  
October 22 Xin Zhou  Lee Group Research Presentation
Octobeer 29 Dr. Ryan J. Rafferty  Assistant Professor, Kansas State University  
November 5 No Seminar    
November 12

Christian Bailey

Benjamin Prather 

First Year Graduate Student

First Year Graduate Student

Mechanisms Presenation
November 19 Dancan Njeri  Ragains Group Research Presentation
November 26 Jyoti Mukherjee Postdoc, Taylor Group "Synthesis of the Theonellamide Bicycle"
December 3

Takia Sultana

Tiffany Duong

First Year Graduate Student

First Year Graduate Student

Mechanisms Presentation


For inquiries regarding the Organic Chemistry Seminar, please contact Dr. Justin Ragains (