Chemistry Department Colloquium - Fall 2014

Date Speaker Affiliation Title Host
September 12

Prof. Richard Baxter

Yale University "Anti-malarial mosquitoes and other biophysical adventures in infectious disease". Prof. Rex R. Pratt
September 18

Molecular Biophysics Retreat 

University of California, San Francisco "HIV Discovery to Research Achievements and Future Challenges" Prof. David L. Beveridge
September 19

Prof. Katherine L. Seley-Radtke

University of Maryland, Baltimore County "Exploiting structural diversity in nucleoside/nucleobase drug design". Prof. Erika A. Taylor
September 26

No Seminar

October 3 Prof. George A. Petersson Wesleyan University "50 years of Quantum Chemistry".
October 10 Dr. Daniel Savin Astrophysics Laboratory, Columbia University "The Genesis Projects: Molecules from the First Stars to Origins of Organic Chemistry". Prof. Stewart E. Novick
October 17 Prof. Trevor Sears State University of New York at Stony Brook and Brookhaven National Laboratory "High resolution spectroscopy with lasers and frequency combs". Prof. Stewart Novick
October 24 No Seminar    
October 31 Prof. Kit Bowen Johns Hopkins University  "Photoelectron Spectroscopy of Cluster Anions". Prof. Stewart E. Novick
November 7 Prof. Carl Trindle University of Virginia "Three Short Stories About Three Small Rings" Prof. Joseph L. Knee
November 14 Prof. Esther Takeuchi SUNY Stony Brook "Battery science: at the confluence of electrochemistry and material science" Prof. T. David Westmoreland
November 21 Prof. Adam Braunschweig University of Miami "Addressing the Surface Chemistry Bottleneck" Prof. Brian H. Northrop
December 5 Prof. Barney Ellison University of Colorado, Boulder "Biomass Pyrolysis: The Molecular Properties of the anti-aromatic species, Cyclopentadienone, C5H4=O" Prof. George Petersson

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 2015

Date Speaker Affiliation Title Host
February 13 Prof. John Lombardi City College of New York "Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering as Applied to Art and Forensics" Prof. Stewart E. Novick
February 20 Prof. Michelle Francl Bryn Mawr College "One-sided stories: the oddly strained structures of moebiusenes" Chemistry and MB&B Departments
February 27 Prof. Tadhg Begley Texas A&M University "Mechanistic studies on a new menaquinone biosynthetic pathway" Prof. Erika A. Taylor
March 6 Break
March 27 Prof. Paul Thompson University of Massachusetts Medical School "Picking the PADlock: Chemical Probes To Characterize PAD Biology" Prof. Rex F. Pratt
April 3 (*) Dr. Joshua Boger Alkeus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. "Halting Blindness: A Novel Drug Approach to Stargardt disease and AMD (Adult Macular Degeneration)" Prof. T. David Westmoreland
April 10

Prof. Ben Janesko

Texas Christian University "Delocalization: Quantifying Chemistry's Most Fundamental, Least Intuitive Idea" Prof. Michael J. Frisch
April 17 Prof. Patrick Frantom University of Alabama "Investigating Mechanisms of Regulatory and Functional Diversity in an Enzyme Superfamily" Prof. Erika A. Taylor
April 24 Prof. Jeffrey Winkler University of Pennsylvania "Synthesis of Natural and Unnatural Products" Prof. Albert J. Fry
May 1 Prof. Kelly Thayer
Wesleyan Ph.D. 2004
Vassar College "Molecular Dynamics Simulations of p53 Tumor Suppressor Protein" Prof. David L. Beveridge
Coffee is served outside room 84 before the seminar and 
refreshments are served afterwards in the Chemistry Lounge (Hall-Atwater Laboratory, Room 6).