Seminars

Fall 2015

September

09/08 Lecture in Physical Chemistry
Professor Todd J. Martinez, Stanford University
"Discovering Chemistry with an Ab Initio Nanoreactor"
4:00 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
09/21 Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry
Professor Douglas W. Stephan, University of Toronto
"Frustrated Lewis Pair Catalysis"
4:30 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
09/24 Lecture in Organic Chemistry
Professor Dennis Gillingham, University of Basel
"Rapid Identification of Natural Product Binding Proteins"
4:00 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
09/28 Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry
Dr. Kun Wang, ExxonMobil Research & Engineering
"Probing Structure-Reactivity Relationships in Methanol to Olefins Conversion via Post-Synthesis Catalyst Modifications"
4:30 pm Room 111 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
09/29 Lecture in Biophysical Chemistry
Professor Pradip Rathod, University of Washington
"New Target-Based Drug Approaches for Preventing and Treating Malaria"
4:00 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

October

10/09 Yale West Campus Chemical Biology Fall Retreat
Professor Alice Ting, MIT
Dr. Karen Carniol, Cell Press
Professor Jonathan Ellman, Yale University
Professor Mark Lemmon, Yale University
Professor Chenxiang Lin, Yale University
Professor Michael Murrell, Yale University
Professor Alanna Schepartz, Yale University
Professor Sarah Slavoff, Yale University
Room 218 West Campus Conference Center
For more information contact Paula Maher
10/12 Lecture in Chemistry
Professor John Miecznikowski, Fairfield University
"Obtaining a Faculty Position at a Predominately Undergraduate Institution (PUI): Strategies and Tactics"
4:00 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
10/13 Lecture in Biophysical Chemistry
Professor David E. Wemmer, University of California, Berkeley
"Structural Mechanics of Bacterial Transcriptional Activation by Sigma54"
4:00 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
10/14 Boehringer Ingelheim Lecture in Organic Chemistry
Dr. Jonathan Reeves, Boehringer-Ingelheim
"Transnitrilation with Dimethylmalononitrile: A Safe and Scalable Method for Aryl Nitrile Synthesis"
Professor Peter Seeberger, Max Planck Institute
"Continuous Synthesis of Complex Molecules"
3:30 pm Room 110 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
10/20 Lecture in Biophysical Chemistry
Professor Jeffrey W. Peng, University of Notre Dame
"Protein Flexibility and Antibiotic Resistance"
4:00 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
10/22 Lecture in Organic Chemistry
Professor Matthew Shair, Harvard University
"Small Molecule Activation of Cell Identity Genes as a Therapeutic Strategy for Cancer"
4:00 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
10/23 Chemistry Research Day: A Celebration of Chemical Research
Dr. Jiangyong Jia, Brookhaven National Laboratory
“The Chemistry of the Quark-Gluon Plasma – A Primordial Liquid that Existed in the Very Early Universe”
Stony Brook Student Activities Center. Further information can be found at www.stonybrook.edu/chemistry
10/27 Lecture in Chemical Biology
Professor Joseph Piccirilli, University of Chicago
"Synthetic Antibodies for RNA Crystallization"
1:30 pm Room 218 West Campus Conference Center
10/29 Lecture in Organic Chemistry
Professor Jared Lewis, University of Chicago
"Engineering Proteins for Selective Catalysis"
4:00 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

November

11/02 Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry
Dr. Wendy Shaw, Pacific Northwestern National Laboratory
"Mimicking Enzymatic Function in Molecular Catalysts for Energy Transformations"
4:30 pm Room 111 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
11/03 Lecture in Biophysical Chemistry
Professor Karen Fleming, Johns Hopkins University
"The Versatile β-Barrel Gives up Secrets of the Membrane"
4:00 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
11/07 John Tully Retirement Symposium
Professor Joel M. Bowman, Emory University
Professor Louis E. Brus, Columbia University
Professor Sharon Hammes-Schiffer, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne
Professor Martin P. Head-Gordon, University of California, Berkeley
Professor William H. Miller, University of California, Berkeley
Professor Krishnan Raghavachari, Indiana University
Professor John D. Weeks, University of Maryland
Room 110 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
For more information contact Maria Foley
11/10 Lecture in Chemical Biology
Professor Jay Schneekloth, National Cancer Institute
"Targeting Structurally and Functionally Diverse RNAs with Druglike Small Molecules"
4:00 pm Room 305 Bass
11/10 Lecture in Physical Chemistry
Professor Valeria Molinero, The University of Utah
"If Water and Methane do not mix, how do they form Clathrate Hydrates?"
4:00 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
11/17 Lecture in Physical Chemistry
Professor Yunjie Xu, University of Alberta
"Spectral Signatures of Chirality, Chirality Recognition, and Chirality Transfer"
4:00 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
11/17 Lecture in Chemical Biology
Professor Tom Muir, Princeton University
"Painting Chromatin with Novel Protein Chemistries"
1:30 pm Room 218 West Campus Conference Center
11/23 Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry
Professor Thomas Hamann, Michigan State University
"Charge-Transfer Reactions for Solar Energy Conversion and Storage"
4:30 pm Room 111 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

December

12/01 Special Chemistry Seminar
Professor Nilay Hazari, Yale University
"The Rational Design of Catalysts Through Mechanistic Studies"
4:00 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
12/08 Lecture in Chemical Biology and Biophysical Chemistry
Professor Jamie Cate, University of California, Berkeley
"Human eIF3, the Mediator of Translation"
4:00 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
12/10 Lecture in Physical Chemistry
Professor Vicenzo Barone, University of Pisa
"Virtual Instruments for Molecular Sciences: The Challenge of a Multifrequency Spectrometer"
4:00 pm Room 111 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Spring 2016

January

01/19 Lecture in Biophysical Chemistry
Professor Nate Traaseth, New York University
"Structural and Dynamic Studies of the Multidrug Efflux Pump EmrE"
4:00 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

February

02/01 Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry
Professor Marrion Emmert, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
"Breaking Strong Bonds and Recovering Rare Earths: Adventures in Sustainable Chemistry"
4:30 pm Room 111 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
02/02 Lecture in Biophysical Chemistry
Professor Stefan Stoll, University of Washington
"Mapping Protein Conformational Changes using EPR Spectroscopy"
4:00 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
02/08 Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry
Professor Wenyu Huang, Iowa State University
"Meeting the Challenges of Heterogeneous Catalysis through the Atomic Level Control of Catalysts"
4:30 pm Room 111 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
02/09 Lecture in Physical Chemistry
Professor Gordana Dukovic, University of Colorado
"Photophysics and Photochemistry of Nanoscale Semiconductors and Implications for Solar Fuel Generation"
4:00 pm Room 111 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
02/15 Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry
Professor Jeffrey Byers, Boston College
"TBA"
4:30 pm Room 111 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
02/22 Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry
Professor Michael L. Neidig, University of Rochester
"Structure, Bonding and Mechanism in Iron-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling"
4:30 pm Room 111 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
02/23 Lecture in Chemical Biology
Professor Chao Zhang, University of Souzthern California
"TBA"
TBD
02/25 Kenneth B. Wiberg Lecture
Professor Keith Woerpel, New York University
"TBA"
4:00 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
02/29 Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry
Professor Leslie Murray, University of Florida
"TBA"
4:30 pm Room 111 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

March

03/01 Lecture in Chemical Biology
Professor Dustin James Maly, University of Washington
"TBA"
1:00 pm Room 218 West Campus Conference Center
03/08 Lecture in Chemical Biology
Professor Brian Bachmann, Vanderbilt University
"TBA"
1:00 pm Room 218 West Campus Conference Center
03/09 Lecture in Biophysical Chemistry
Dr. Adriaan Bax, National Institutes of Health
"Structure and Dynamics of Proteins as Studied by Weak Alignment NMR"
4:00 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
03/28 Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry
Professor Hector D. Abruna, Cornell University
"Operando Methods for the Study of Energy Materials"
4:30 pm Room 111 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
03/29 Lecture in Physical Chemistry
Dr. Hongfel Wang, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
"Nonlinear Vibrational Spectroscoy for Interogation of Complex Molecular Surfaces/Interfaces at the Frequency and Time Limit"
4:00 pm Room 111 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
03/31 2016 Treat B. Johnson Lecture
Professor Shaomeng Wang, University of Michigan
"TBA"
4:00 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

April

04/05 Lecture in Physical Chemistry
Professor Garnet Chan, Princeton University
"TBA"
4:00 pm Room 111 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
04/05 Lectures in Chemical Biology
Dr. Sarah Luchansky, Novartis
Dr. Rishi Jain, Novartis
"TBA"
1:00 pm West Campus Conference Center
04/07 Connecticut Organic Chemistry Symposium
Professor John Hartwig, University of California, Berkeley
Professor Erick Carreira, ETH Zurich
Professor Craig Crews, Yale University
Professor Vincent Mascitti, Pfizer
12:00 pm Room 110 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
For more information contact Carole Velleca
04/12 Lecture in Biophysical Chemistry
Professor David Thirumalai, University of Maryland
"TBA"
4:00 pm Room 110 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
04/14 Bristol-Myers Squibb Lectureship in Organic Synthesis
Professor Thomas Maimone, University of California, Berkeley
"TBA"
3:30 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
04/19 Lecture in Chemical Biology
Professor Brad Pentelute, MIT
"TBA"
1:00 pm Room 218 West Campus Conference Center
04/26 Lecture in Chemical Biology
Professor Aaron Esser-Kahn, University of Californai, Irvine
"TBA"
4:00 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
04/28 2016 Jerome A. Berson Lecture
Professor Thorsten Bach, Technische Universitat Munchen
"TBA"
4:00 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

May

05/13 2016 Yale Chemical Biology Symposium
Professor James Bradner, Harvard Medical School
Professor Michelle Chang, University of California, Berkeley
Professor Todd Golub, Broad Institute
Professor Brian Shoichet, University of California, San Francisco
Professor Matthew Simon, Yale University
8:30 am - 3:30 pm Room 110 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
For more information contact Michelle Ferrara
05/19 2016 Yale Rigaku Symposium
Room 110 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
More info coming soon