Seminars

Fall 2018
September

Silliman Lecture in Physical Chemistry

September 4, 2018

Professor Warren Beck, Michigan State University

“Quantum Coherence in Light Harvesting Proteins and Nanoparticles”

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory Room 111

Silliman Lecture in Organic/Inorganic Chemistry

September 13, 2018

Professor Galia Maayan, Israel Institute of Technolgoy, Technion

“Bio-inspired Cooperative Catalysis”

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory Room 160

Johnson-Sessler Lecture in Physical Chemistry

September 14, 2018

Professor Scott Anderson, University of Utah

“Spectroscopy and Surface Chemistry of Individual Nanoparticles”

3:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory Room 160

Johnson-Sessler Lecture in Physical Chemistry

September 14, 2018

Professor Cynthia Burrows, University of Utah

“Sequencing DNA & RNA for Base Modifications, a “Next-Gen” Challenge for Organic Chemists”

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory Room 160

Lecture in Chemical Biology

September 18, 2018

Professor Kate Carroll, The Scripps Research Institute

“Cysteine-Mediated Redox Signaling: Chemical Tools for Biological Discovery”

1:00 pm, West Campus Conference Center

Silliman Lecture in Physical Chemistry

September 25, 2018

Professor Alexander Barnes, Washington University, St. Louis

“Dynamic Nuclear Polarization and Electron Decoupling with Magic Angle Spinning Spheres for HIV Cure Research”

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory Room 111

October

Silliman Lecture in Biophysical Chemistry

October 2, 2018

Professor Ashley Carter, Amherst College

“Looping DNA with protamine requires multiple steps”

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory Room 160

Silliman Lecture in Theoretical Chemistry

October 9, 2018

Professor Krishnan Raghavachari, Indiana University

“Fragment-based Quantum Chemical Methods for Calculating Accurate Energies and Properties of Large Molecules and Nanoscale Systems”

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory Room 160

Lecture in Organic Chemistry

October 11, 2018

Professor Maria Luz Lopez Rodriguez, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

“Chemistry as the Helping Tool to Develop New Therapeutic Strategies”

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory Room 160

Lecture in Chemical Biology

October 15, 2018

Professor Don Hilvert, ETH Zurich

“Design and evolution of artificial enzymes”

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory Room 160

Silliman Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry

October 22, 2018

Professor Smaranda Marinescu, University of Southern California

“Bio-Inspired Coordination Complexes and Polymers for Energy Applications”

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Kirkwood Award Seminar

October 29, 2018

Professor Charles Lieber, Harvard University

“New Paradigms for Electronic Brain Science Tools”

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory Room 110

November

Silliman Lecture in Organic Chemistry

November 2, 2018

Professor Steven Malcolmson, Duke University

“New Strategies for the Catalytic Enantioselective Synthesis of Chiral Amines and Other Challenging Scaffolds”

3:30 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory Room 160

Silliman Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry

November 5, 2018

Professor Brad Carrow, Princeton University

“Leveraging Polarizability and Electrophilicity in Catalysts for Challenging Coupling Reactions”

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory Room 160

Silliman Lecture in Physical Chemistry

November 6, 2018

Professor Daniel Mittleman, Brown University

“Recent Advances in Terahertz Spectroscopy”

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory Room 111

Sigma-Aldrich Lecture in Organic Chemistry

November 8, 2018

Professor Noah Burns, Stanford University

“Selective Halogenation and the Study of Noncanonical Lipids”

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory Room 160

Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry

November 12, 2018

Professor Odile Eisenstein, Université de Montpellier 2

“Information About Reactivity From NMR? An Approach Combining Solid-State and Quantum Calculations”

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory Room 160

Treat B. Johnson Lecture in Organic Chemistry/Chemical Biology

November 29, 2018

Professor Rolf Müller, Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland

“Discovery and Development of Antibiotics from (Myxo)Bacterial Secondary Metabolites”

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory Room 110

Sackler Institute Seminar Series

November 30, 2018

Professor Rommie Amaro, University of California, San Diego

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory Room 160

December

Lecture in Biophysical Chemistry

December 3, 2018

Dr. Maxim Prigozhin, Stanford University

“New methods to reveal the nanoscale motions of macromolecules”

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory, Room 160
 

Silliman Lecture in Theoretical Chemistry

December 4, 2018

Professor Jiali Gao, University of Minnesota

“Mechanisms of Photoperception by Light Harvesting Complex II and UVR8”

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory, Room 160

Silliman Lecture in Organic Chemistry

December 6, 2018

Professor Dave Stuart, Portland State University

“Chemical Synthesis with Diaryliodonium Salts”

3:30 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory, Room 111

Lecture in Biophysical Chemistry

December 7, 2018

Dr. Mikael Backlund, Harvard University

“Extracting hidden information from your fluorescence microscope: with applications to biological microscopy and more…”

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory, Room 160

Silliman Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry

December 10, 2018

Professor Shane Ardo, University of California, Irvine

“Protonic Solar Cells by Sensitization of Passive Ion-Selective Polymers with Photoacid Dyes”

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory, Room 111

Silliman Lecture in Organic Chemistry

December 12, 2018

Professor Junichiro Yamaguchi, Waseda University, Japan

“Making Bonds by Breaking Bonds: An Unconventional Approach to Making Molecules”

3:30 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory, Room 160

Boehringer Ingelheim Lecture in Organic Chemistry

December 13, 2018

Dr. Frederic Buono, Boehringer Ingelheim

“API Development Using Continuous Flow Technology”

3:30 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory Room 160

Boehringer Ingelheim Lecture in Organic Chemistry

December 13, 2018

Dr. Matthias Beller, Liebniz Institute for Catalysis

“Efficient Catalysis for Organic Synthesis and Industrial Production of Bulk and Fine Chemicals”

4:30 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory Room 160

Lecture in Biophysical Chemistry

December 14, 2018

Dr. Caitlin Davis, University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign

“Protein dynamics: Connecting in vitro, in cell, and in vivo

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory, Room 160

Lecture in Biophysical Chemistry

December 19, 2018

Dr. Brandon Greene, Harvard University

“Dynamic Control of Radical Transfer in Ribonucleotide Reductase”

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory, Room 160

Spring 2019
January

Silliman Lecture in Biophysical Chemistry

January 15, 2019

Professor Ivan Dmochowski, University of Pennsylvania

“Supramolecular Chemistry with Xenon”

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory Room 253

Silliman Lecture in Biophysical Chemistry

January 29, 2019

Professor Ranajeet Ghose, City University of New York

“Substrate Recognition and Phosphorylation by the MAPK ERK2”

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory Room 253

February

Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry

February 4, 2019

Professor Connie Lu, University of Minnesota

“Innovating Bimetallic Active Sites for Small-Molecule Catalysis”

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory Room 160

Lecture in Organic Chemistry

February 6, 2019

Professor Alex Grenning, University of Florida

“The Original Cope Rearrangement: Fundamental studies and applications in complex molecule synthesis”

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory Room 111

Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry

February 11, 2019

Professor Nathan Lewis, California Institute of Technology

“Materials by Design Principles in Artificial Photosynthesis: Discovery and Synergistic Integration of Light Absorbers, Electrocatalysts and Membranes for a Complete, Stable, Efficient, and Safe Solar Fuels Generator”

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemisty Laboratory Room 111

Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry

February 25, 2019

Professor Thomas Jaramillo, Stanford University

“New Catalysts for the Sustainable Production and Use of Fuels and Chemicals”

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory, Room 111

March

Lecture in Physical Chemistry

March 5, 2019

Professor Wei Xiong, University of California, San Diego

“Ultrafast Nonlinear IR Spectroscopy for Exotic Molecular Materials”

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory, Room 253

Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry

March 20, 2019

Professor Marc Robert, University of Paris

“Running the Clock: Catalytic Reduction of CO2 with 2, 6 and 8 Electrons Using Co and Fe Molecular Catalysts”

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory, Room 160

Lecture in Physical Chemistry

March 21, 2019

Professor Bernhard Blümich, RWTH AACHEN University

“Mobile MRI of Tangible Cultural Heritage”

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory, Room 111

April

Lecture in Organic Chemistry

April 8, 2019

Professor Christof Sparr, University of Basel (UNIBAS)

“Catalytic Cascade Reactions Inspired by Polyketide Biosynthesis”

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory, Room 160

Lecture in Physical Chemistry

April 9, 2019

Professor Alexander Benderskii, University of Southern California

“Surface-Selective Nonlinear Spectroscopic Studies of Molecular Orientation and Hydrogen Bonding at Interfaces”

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory Room 253

Lecture in Organic Chemistry

April 11, 2019

Professor Hiroaki Suga, University of Tokyo

“Discovery of Bioactive De Novo Peptides and Their Therapeutics”

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory Room 160

Novartis Lecture in Organic Chemistry

April 12, 2019

Professor David Sarlah, University of Illinois

“Dearomative Functionalization Strategies and Synthesis of Anticancer Natural Products”

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory Room 110

Berson Memorial Seminar

April 15, 2019

Professor Melanie Sanford, University of Michigan

“Development of Metal-Catalyzed Reactions for Introducing Fluorine into Organic Molecules”

3:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory, Room 110

Lecture in Chemical Biology

April 18, 2019

Professor Brandt Eichman, Vanderbilt University

“New DNA Repair Mechanisms Revealed From Bacterial Resistance to Genotoxic Natural Products”

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory Room 111

Lecture in Theoretical Chemistry

April 23, 2019

Professor Laura Gagliardi, University of Minnesota

“Accurate Quantum Chemical Methods for Excited Electronic States and Transition-Metal Compounds”

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory Room 160

Lecture in Chemical Biology

April 25, 2019

Dr. Gisela Storz, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), NIH

“The Hidden Secrets of Small Genes”

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory Room 160

William A. Chupka Lecture in Physical Chemistry

April 30, 2019

Professor Anne McCoy, University of Washington

“Stories That Are Encoded in Vibrational Spectra: Obtaining Insights into the Spectrum of Water from Studies of Smaller Ion-water Complexes”

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemisty Laboratory Room 111

May

Biophysics Training Grant Invited Speaker

May 3, 2019

Dr. Bridget Carragher, New York Structural Biology Center, National Institutes of Health

“CryoEM: Personal Reflections and Some Musings About the Future”

4:30 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory Room 110

Bristol-Myers Squibb Lectures in Organic Synthesis

May 16, 2019

Professor Ang Li, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry

Total Synthesis of Polycyclic Natural Products

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory Room 160

Bristol-Myers Squibb Lectures in Organic Synthesis

May 16, 2019

Dr. Antonio Ramirez, Bristol-Myers Squibb

“Mechanism-Based Research in Process Development: Case Studies from the BMS Portfolio”

3:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory Room 160

Lecture in Organic Chemistry

May 23, 2019

Professor Sergey Pronin, University of California, Irvine

“New methods and strategies in the synthesis of natural products”

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory Room 111

Lecture in Organic Chemistry

May 30, 2019

Professor Evan Miller, University of California, Berkeley

“Electrophysiology, Unplugged: Chemical Tools to Image Cell Physiology”

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory Room 160

June

Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry

June 4, 2019

Professor Karen Goldberg, University of Pennsylvania

“Molecular Oxygen and Organometallic Chemistry”

4:30 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory Room 160