Seminars

September

Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry

September 18, 2017

Professor Shelley Minteer, University of Utah

“Bioelectrocatalysis for Energy and Electrosynthesis Applications”

4:30 pm, Room 111, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

William A. Chupka Lecture in Physical Chemistry

September 19, 2017

Professor Wilson Ho, University of California, Irvine

“Small and Fast: Single Molecule Chemistry in Space and Time”

4:00 pm, Room 160, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Lecture on Laboratory Safety

September 20, 2017

Professor Holden Thorp, Washington University in St. Louis

“Safe Science: Promoting a Culture of Safety in Academic Chemical Research”

4:00 pm, Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry

September 20, 2017

Professor Holden Thorp, Washington University in St. Louis

“Using Coordination Chemistry to Design Safer and More Effective P450 Inhibitors: The Road to Oteseconazole and Seviteronel, New Therapies for Fungal Disease and Cancer”

2:00 pm, Room 111 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

AbbVie Lecture in Organic Chemistry

September 27, 2017

Dr. Kaid Harper, AbbVie Pharmaceuticals

“Scaling Up Photoredox Catalysis Via Flow Chemistry”

4:30 pm, Room 160, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

AbbVie Lecture in Organic Chemistry

September 27, 2017

Professor Dirk Trauner, New York University

“Chemical Synthesis Enables Synthetic Biology”

3:30 pm, Room 160, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Lecture in Theoretical Physical Chemistry

September 28, 2017

Professor Alán Aspuru-Guzik, Harvard University

“Billions and Billions of Molecules”

1:00 pm, Room 160, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

October

Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry

October 2, 2017

Professor Yogesh Surendranath, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

“Bridging Molecular and Heterogeneous Catalysis Through Graphite Conjugation”

4:30 pm, Room 111, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Lecture in Physical Chemistry

October 3, 2017

Professor Etienne Garand, University of Wisconsin, Madison

“Probing the Structure and Solvation of Catalytic Reaction Intermediates”

4:00 pm, Room 160, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Kenneth Wiberg 90th Birthday Lecture in Organic Chemistry

October 5, 2017

Professor Phil Baran, The Scripps Research Institute

“Translational Strain”

4:00 pm, Room 110, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Lecture in Organic Chemistry

October 26, 2017

Professor Emily Balskus, Harvard University

“Deciphering the Human Gut Microbiota with Chemistry”

4:00 pm, Room 160, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Lecture in Biophysical Chemistry

October 31, 2017

Professor Tatyana Polenova

“Integrated Structural Biology and Biophysics of HIV-1 Protein Assemblies”

4:00 pm, Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

November

Bristol-Myers Squibb Lecture in Organic Synthesis

November 2, 2017

Professor Richmond Sarpong, University of California, Berkeley

“Strategies and Methods for Chemical Synthesis Inspired by Complex Natural Product”

3:30 pm, Room 160, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Bristol-Myers Squibb Lecture in Organic Synthesis

November 2, 2017

Dr. Paul Scola, Bristol-Myers Squibb

“Discovery of a Macrocyclic Peptide Inhibitor of Programmed Death-Ligand 1 (PD-L1)”

4:30 pm, Room 160, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Lecture in Chemical Biology

November 6, 2017

Professor Grant Jensen, California Institute of Technology

“How electron cryotomography is opening a new window into bacterial cell biology”

11:00 am West Campus Conference Center

Lecture in Organic Chemistry and Chemical Biology

November 9, 2017

Professor Eranthie Weerapana, Boston College

“Chemical-Proteomic Strategies to Investigate Reactive Cysteines”

4:00 pm, Room 160, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Lecture in Organic Chemistry

November 13, 2017

Professor Christopher Beaudry, Oregon State University

“Cascade Reactions West of the Cascades”

4:00 pm, Room 110, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Lecture in Physical Chemistry

November 14, 2017

Professor Thomas Rizzo, EPFL

“Cryogenic Spectroscopy of Biomolecular Ions:  From Homo-Chiral Selection to Carbohydrate Analysis”

4:00 pm, Room 160, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Boehringer Ingelheim Lecture in Organic Chemistry

November 30, 2017

Dr. Bo Qu, Boehringer Ingelheim

“Development of an Ideal Synthesis for BI’s 11ß -HSD 1 Inhibitor”

3:30 pm, Room 160, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Boehringer Ingelheim Lecture in Organic Chemistry

November 30, 2017

Professor Shannon Stahl, University of Wisconsin, Madison

“Aerobic Oxidation Catalysis:  From Pharmaceutical Synthesis to Fuel Cells”

4:30 pm, Room 160, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

December

Lecture in Biophysical Chemistry

December 1, 2017

Dr. Julia Widom, University of Michigan

“Structure and Dynamics of Nucleic Acids by Nonlinear Spectroscopy and Single-Molecule Microscopy”

4:00 pm, Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Lecture in Physical Chemistry

December 5, 2017

Professor Xiaoyang Zhu, Columbia University

“Polarons, Polaritons, and the Lead Halide Perovskite Puzzle”

4:00 pm, Room 160, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Lecture in Organic Chemistry

December 7, 2017

Professor Thomas Magauer, LMU Munich

“Construction and Deconstruction of Three-dimensional Molecules”

4:00 pm, Room 160, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry

December 11, 2017

Professor Paul Chirik, Princeton University

“Catalysis with Earth Abundant Transition Metals”

4:30 pm, Room 111, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Lecture in Physical Chemistry

December 14, 2017

Dr. Jian Cui, ETH Zurich

“From Photon Correlation Fourier Spectroscopy to Surface Plasmon Lasers: Fundamental Studies and Applications of Colloidal Quantum Dots”

4:00 pm, Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Lecture in Biophysical Chemistry

December 18, 2017

Dr. Jing Yan, Princeton University

“Building a home the V. cholerae way: biophysics of bacterial biofilms”

4:00 pm, Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry

December 20, 2017

Professor Marinella Mazzanti, EPFL

“Small Molecule Activation by Multimetallic Uranium Complexes”

4:30 pm, Room 111 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

January

Lecture in Biophysical Chemistry

January 4, 2018

Dr. Lisa Olshansky, University of California, Irvine

“Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer in Natural and Artificial Metalloproteins”

4:00 pm, Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry

January 29, 2018

Professor Ian Tonks, University of Minnesota

“Ti-Catalyzed Nitrene Transfer Reactions: Harnessing the TiII/TiIV Redox Couple for New Organic Methods”

4:00 pm, Room 160, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Lecture in Physical Chemistry

January 30, 2018

Professor Naomi Halas, Rice University

“Plasmonics: From Noble Metals to Sustainability”

4:00 pm, Room 160, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

February

Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry

February 5, 2018

Dr. Paul King, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

“Using Photodriven Electron Transfer to Enable Mechanistic Studies of Redox Enzymes”

4:00 pm, Room 111, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Lecture in Physical/Theoretical Chemistry

February 7, 2018

Professor Marco Caricato

“Characterization of Structural and Electronic Properties of Materials from a Molecular Electronic Structure Theory Perspective”

4:00 pm, Room 111, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Lecture in Biophysical Chemistry

February 13, 2018

Professor Judy Kim, University of California, San Diego

“The Radical Life of Tryptophan”

4:00 pm, Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Lecture in Organic Chemistry and Chemical Biology

February 15, 2018

Professor Bo Li, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

“Mighty Chemistry of Bacterial Small Molecules”

4:00 pm, Room 160, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Lecture in Physical Chemistry

February 19, 2018

Professor Jahan Dawlaty, University of Southern California

“Light, Electrons, and Protons: Lessons from Model Systems and Potentials for Catalysis”

4:00 pm, Room 160, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Lecture in Chemical Biology

February 22, 2018

Professor Matthew Shoulders, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

“Understanding Proteostasis, Illuminating Evolution”

1:00 pm, West Campus Conference Center, Room 218

Microbial Sciences Institute Seminar

February 23, 2018

Professor Elizabeth Nolan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

12:00 pm, Room 373, Yale West Campus Advanced Biosciences Center

Lecture in Biophysical Chemistry

February 27, 2018

Professor Nicolas Fawzi, Brown University

“Structural Details and Regulation of Protein Phase Separation Associated with Membraneless Organelles, Neurodegeneration, and Cancer”

4:00 pm, Room 110, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

March

Lecture in Organic Chemistry and Chemical Biology

March 6, 2018

Professor Daniel Kahne, Harvard University

“Molecular Machines that Build Membranes”

4:00 pm, Room 160, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Lecture in Theoretical Chemistry

March 28, 2018

Professor Sereina Riniker, ETH Zurich

“Calculating Relative Binding Free Energies with Replica-Exchange Enveloping Distribution Sampling”

4:00 pm, Room 111, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Lecture in Organic Chemistry

March 29, 2018

Professor M. Kevin Brown, Indiana University, Bloomington

“Metal Catalyzed Alkene Functionalization: An Approach Towards Stereospecific Cross Coupling”

4:00 pm, Room 160, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

April

Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry

April 2, 2018

Dr. Michael Lanci, ExxonMobil

“Selective Aerobic Oxidation of Dimethylbiphenyls”

4:00 pm, Room 111, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Lecture in Inorganic and Organic Chemistry

April 9, 2018

Professor Mingjiang Zhong, Yale University

“Rational Design of Branched Macromolecules for Emerging Applications”

4:00 pm, Room 111, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Lecture in Chemical Biology

April 10, 2018

Professor Roberto Bonasio, University of Pennsylvania

1:00 pm, West Campus Conference Center

Biophysics Training Grant Invited Speaker

April 11, 2018

Professor W. E. Moerner, Stanford University

“Single Molecules for 3D Super-Resolution Imaging and Single-Particle Tracking in Cells: Methods and Applications”

3:30 pm, Room 110, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Lecture in Chemical Biology

April 16, 2018

Professor Helge Bode, Goethe University, Frankfurt

1:00 pm, West Campus Conference Center

Lecture in Theoretical Chemistry

April 17, 2018

Professor Celia Schiffer, University of Massachusetts

Constraining Evolution –> Avoiding Drug Resistance Lessons from Viruses”

4:00 pm, Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Lecture in Organic Chemistry

April 19, 2018

Professor Brent Stockwell, Columbia University

“Ferroptosis: A Regulated Cell Death Nexus Linking Metabolism, Redox Biology, and Disease”

4:00 pm, Room 160, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry

April 23, 2018

Professor Jenny Yang, University of California, Irvine

“(Electro)catalysis for Renewable Fuels”

4:00 pm, Room 111, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Lecture in Chemical Biology

April 24, 2018

Professor Jordan Meier, National Cancer Institute

1:00 pm, West Campus Conference Center

Lecture in Physical Chemistry

April 24, 2018

Professor Ignacio Franco, University of Rochester

“Challenges in the Atomistic Modeling of Nanoscale Junctions: Lasers, Forces, Statistics and Beyond”

4:00 pm, Room 160, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Novartis Lecture in Organic Chemistry

April 26, 2018

Professor Peter Schreiner, Justus-Liebig-Universitat Giessen

“London Dispersion in Molecular Chemistry - Reconsidering Steric Effects”

4:30 pm, Room 160, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Novartis Lecture in Organic Chemistry

April 26, 2018

Dr. Scott Tria, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Inc.

“Discovery of LSZ102, a Potent, Orally Bioavailable Selective Estrogent Receptor Degrader (SERD) for the Treatment of Estrogen Receptor Positive Breast Cancer”

3:30 pm, Room 160, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory