Chemistry Department Colloquium - Fall 2012

Date Speaker Affiliation Title Host
September 7

Dr. David Schenkein

Agios Pharmaceuticals

"Discovery and Characterization of Mutant IDH Inhibitors for the Treatment of Cancer."  Prof. Rex F. Pratt
September 14 Prof. Karen Allen Boston University, Metcalf Center for Science and Engineering "Promiscuity of Precision: Adaptation of Phosphatases as Regulators, Catalysts, and Housekeepers."  Prof. Erika A. Taylor
September 21

Prof. Timothy Ku

Wesleyan University "Carbonate Diagenesis in Shallow Marine Sediments: Implications for Carbon Cycling and Paleoenvironmental Interpretations." Prof. Michael A. Calter
September 28 Prof. Kylie Walters University of Minnesota, Masonic Cancer Center "Mechanistic studies of proteasome by NMR." Prof. David L. Beveridge
October 5 Dr. Fikri Avci Harvard Medical University "Activation of Adaptive Immune Machinery by Glycoconjugate Vaccines." Prof. Joseph L. Knee
October 12 Prof. Adrian Whitty Boston University "Inhibiting Protein-Protein Interactions: Can No-One Help Us?" Prof. Rex F. Pratt
October 19 Dr. Alberto Perez Stony Brook University "DNA flexibility." Prof. David L. Beveridge
October 26 Prof. Prabir Patra University of Bridgeport "Nanofibrous biomaterials for tissue engineering." Prof. Brian H. Northrop
November 9 Prof. Eileen Jaffe Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia "The morpheein model of protein allostery - application to inborn errors of metabolism." Prof. Erika A. Taylor
November 16 Prof. Maria Krisch Trinity College, Hartford "Molecular level characterization of the liquid-vapor interface of a multi-component solution." Prof. Stewart E. Novick
November 30 Prof. Michael Summers Howard Hughes Medical Institute at University of Maryland, Baltimore "Insights into the Mechanism of HIV-1 Genome Packaging and Assembly." Prof. Irina  M. Russu

Seminars are held in room 84, Hall-Atwater Laboratories at 3:30 p.m. 
Coffee is served outside room 84 before the seminar and 
refreshments are served afterwards in the Chemistry Lounge (Hall-Atwater Laboratory, Room 6).

Chemistry Department Colloquium - Spring 2013

Date Speaker Affiliation Title Host
February 01
* SHAN107
Prof. Ross L. Cagan The Mount Sinai School of Medicine "Embracing complexity: A Fly Approach to Cancer Therapeutics." Prof. Erika A. Taylor, Chemistry
Prof. Ruth I Johnson, Biology
February 15 Prof. Mark Peczuh University of Connecticut "Synthesis and Investigation of Molecules Inspired by Nature." Prof. Rex F. Pratt
February 22 Prof. Seth Herzon Yale University "Target-Driven Total Synthesis." Prof. Michael A. Calter
March 01 Prof. Joshua Schrier Haverford College "Isotopic and chemical separation using nanoporous two-dimensional membranes." Prof. George A. Petersson

March 08

** 4:30 pm

Prof. Chip Nataro Lafayette College "Ferrocene: Days of Future Past." Prof. Erika A. Taylor
March 29 Prof. Ivan Aprahamiam Dartmouth College "Hydrazone-Based Switches, Fluorophores, and Sensors." Prof. Brian H. Northrop
April 5 Prof. Stephen Cooke SUNY Purchase and Wesleyan University "Managing the Scientific Revolution in the Scope, Use, and Production of Rotational Spectroscopic Data." Prof. Stewart Novick
April 12 Prof. David Pratt University of Vermont "Adventures in High Resolution Spectroscopy." Prof. Stewart E. Novick
April 19 Prof. Gregory Sotzing University of Connecticut "Chemistry Behind Spandex with User-Control Color Change." Prof. Michael A. Calter

April 22

* Monday, Noon
in ESC 58 

Prof. Anthony Legon Bristol of University "Systematics of Non-Covalent Interactions: The Hydrogen Bond B...HX, the Halogen Bond B...XY and the Silver Bond B...Agx."  Prof. Stewart E. Novick
April 26 Prof. Karen Anderson Yale University "From In Silico Hits to Potent Anti-HIV Compounds." Prof. Erika A. Taylor
May 3 Dr. Stephen Harris Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory "Li ion battery failure." Prof. Stewart E. Novick

Seminars are held in room 84, Hall-Atwater Laboratories at 3:30 p.m. 
Coffee is served outside room 84 before the seminar and 
refreshments are served afterwards in the Chemistry Lounge (Room 6, Hall-Atwater).