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).