Seminars

Fall 2014

September

09/08 Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry
Professor John Berry, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Adventures in Non-Classical Coordination Chemistry"
4:30 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
09/09 Lecture in Chemical Biology
Professor Matthew Todd, University of Sydney
"Open Source Drug Discovery"
1:00 pm Room 110 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
09/09 Lecture in Physical Chemistry
Professor Franz M. Geiger, Northwestern University
"From the Vibrational Spectroscopy of Pinene and Isoprene to the Climate System"
4:30 pm Room 111 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
09/25 Jerome A. Berson Lecture
Professor Cynthia J. Burrows, University of Utah
"Spirocycles and G-Quadruplexes: How the Chemistry of Guanine Oxidation Changes the Biology of DNA"
4:00 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
09/30 Lecture in Biophysical Chemistry
Professor Francesca Massi, University of Massachusetts
"Disorder of the Tandem Zinc Finger Domain Controls the Activity of the TTP Family of Proteins"
4:30 pm Room 111 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

October

10/16 Lecture in Organic Chemistry
Professor Floyd E. Romesberg
"Expansion of the Genetic Code"
4:00 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
10/21 Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry
Professor David Balcells, University of Oslo
"DFT Studies on the Dark Side of Catalysis: Active Species Generation and Catalyst Degradation"
4:30 pm Room 111 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
10/27 Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry
Professor Deborah Zamble, University of Toronto
"The Nickel Accessory Protein for [NiFe]-Hydrogenase Biosynthesis"
4:30 pm Room 111 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
10/30 Lecture in Organic Chemistry
Professor Ronald Breaker, Yale University
"Catalysis and Molecular Recognition by Natural RNAs"
4:00 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

November

11/03 Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry
Dr. Matthew Tudge, Merck
"Catalysis at Merck: Development and Application of Catalytic Reactions in Support of Drug Discovery and Development"
4:30 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
11/04 Lecture in Biophysical Chemistry
Professor Susan Buchanan, NIH
"Structural Basis for Iron Piracy by Pathogenic Neisseria"
4:30 pm Room 111 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
11/05 Lecture in Organic Chemistry
Professor Bassam Z. Shakhashiri, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Advancing Chemistry and Communicating Chemistry"
4:00 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
11/10 Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry
Professor Mircea Dinca, MIT
"Teaching Sponges New Tricks: Redox Reactivity and Charge Transport in Microporous Metal-Organic Frameworks"
4:30 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
11/11 Lecture in Biophysical Chemistry
Professor Wei Min, Columbia University
"Seeing Molecular Vibrations: Chemical Imaging for Biomedicine"
4:30 pm Room 111 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
11/13 Lecture in Organic Chemistry
Professor David A. Nicewicz, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
"Organic Photoredox Catalysis: Methods and Mechanistic Insight"
4:00 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
11/13 Lecture in Physical Chemistry
Dr. James F. Wishart, Brookhaven National Laboratory
"Reactivity in Ionic Liquids: Radiation Chemistry and Electron Transfer"
4:30 pm Room 111 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
11/14 Lecture in Chemical Biology
Professor David R. Liu, Harvard University
"Integrating Chemistry and Evolution to Illuminate and Program Biology"
1:00 pm West Campus Conference Center
11/18 Lecture in Physical Chemistry
Professor Thomas E. Markland, Stanford University
"Quantum Fluctuations in Hydrogen Bond Networks: From Atmospheric Science to Enzyme Catalysis"
4:30 pm Room 111 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Spring 2015

January

01/08 AbbVie Lectures
Professor Abigail Doyle, Princeton University
"New Electrophiles and Ligands for Ni-Catalyzed Cross Coupling"
Dr. Shashank Shekhar, Abbvie
“Development of Novel Catalytic Technologies for the Preparation of HCV Polymerase Inhibitors”
4:00 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
01/12 Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry
Professor Jonathan Owen, Columbia University
"The Synthesis and Surface Chemistry of Semiconductor Nanocrystals"
4:30 pm Room 111 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

February

02/03 Lecture in Chemical Biology
Professor Michael S. VanNieuwenhze
"Novel Chemical Probes for Use in the Study of Bacterial Peptidoglycan Biosynthesis"
1:30 pm Room 218 West Campus Conference Center
02/10 Lecture in Biophysical Chemistry
Professor Lauren Webb, University of Texas-Austin
"Investigating Electrostatic Mechanisms of Biomolecular Organization and Function Through Vibrational Spectroscopy"
4:00 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
02/16 Lecture in Inorganic/Biophysical Chemistry
Professor Squire Booker, Pennsylvania State University
"Methylating the Unmethylatable: Mechanistic Dissection of a Radical-Dependent RNA Methylase"
4:30 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
02/23 Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry
Professor Joel Rosenthal, University of Delaware
"Development and Mechanistic Interrogation of New Catalyst Architectures for the Conversion of Carbon Dioxide to Solar Fuels"
4:30 pm Room 111 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
02/24 Lecture in Physical Chemistry
Professor Tanja Cuk, University of California-Berkeley
"Charge Dynamics and Molecular Intermediates of Photo-Catalytic Interfaces"
4:00 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
02/26 Lecture in Organic Chemistry
Professor Luis Campos, Columbia University
"Thiophene Rust in Organic Electronics"
4:00 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

March

03/03 Jerome A. Berson Lecture
Professor Wilfred A. van der Donk, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
"Posttranslational Modifications in Natural Product Biosynthesis"
4:00 pm Room 110 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
03/04 Treat B. Johnson Lecture
Professor Silas Cook, Indiana University
"The Search for Efficiency in Synthesis: From Natural Products to Catalysis"
4:00 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
03/18 Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry
Professor William B. Tolman, University of Minnesota
"Copper-Oxygen Intermediates Relevant to Metalloenzymes and Other Oxidation Catalysts"
9:30 am Room 110 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Chemistry Safety Talk
Professor William B. Tolman, University of Minnesota
"Promoting a Culture of Safety in Research"
4:00 pm Room 110 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

April

04/09 Bristol-Myers Squibb Symposium
Professor Guangbin Dong, University of Texas-Austin
"C-C and C-H Functionalization Based on Common Functional Groups"
Dr. Ke Chen, Bristol-Myers Squibb
"Overcoming Steric and Electronic Obstacles: Development of Efficient Syntheses of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients"
3:30 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
04/13 Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry
Professor Younan Xia, Georgia Tech
"Colloidal Metal Nanocrystals: Moving from Academic Studies to Industrial Applications"
4:30 pm Room 111 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
04/14 Lecture in Organic Chemistry
Professor Ming Hammond, University of California-Berkeley
"Exploiting Riboswitches to Study and Manipulate Bacterial Signaling"
4:00 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
04/16 Lecture in Organic Chemistry
Professor Jennifer A. Prescher, University of California-Irvine
"TBA"
4:00 pm Room 110 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
04/20 Lecture in Biophysical Chemistry
Professor Petra Fromme, Arizona State University
“TBA"
4:00 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
04/21 Chupka Lecture in Physical Chemistry
Professor Marsha I. Lester, University of Pennsylvania
"Photo-Induced Chemistry of Criegee Intermediates"
4:30 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

May

05/04 Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry
Professor Daniel Mindiola, University of Pennsylvania
"TBA"
4:30 pm Room 111 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
05/05 Lecture in Chemical Biology
Professor Jon Clardy, Harvard Medical School
"TBA"
1:00 pm West Campus Conference Center
05/15 2015 Yale Chemical Biology Symposium
Professor Michelle Chang, University of California-Berkeley
Professor Vlad Denic, Harvard University
Professor Eric Jacobsen, Harvard University
Professor Neal Devaraj, University of California-San Diego
Professor Peng Yin, Harvard Medical School
Professor Jason Crawford, Yale University
9:30 am - 4:45 pm Room 110 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
05/29 Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry
Professor Karsten Mayer, Friedrich-Alexander University Eriangen
"TBA"
4:30 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

June

06/18 Novartis Chemical Sciences Lecture
Professor Phil S. Baran, The Scripps Research Institute
"TBA"
4:00 pm Room 110 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory