Chemistry Department Colloquium, Fall 2015

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).

Date Speaker Affiliation Title Host
September 11 Prof. Ya-Ming Hou Thomas Jefferson University "tRNA Methylation: A mechanism to suppress frame shifts" Prof. Erika A. Taylor
September 18

Prof. Candice Etson

Wesleyan University, Physics "Single-molecule Toolkit: Using TIRF Microscopy to Study Molecular Interactions and Dynamics" Prof. Michelle L. Personick
September 25 Prof. Jason Crawford Yale University "Evolutionary portals to chemical innovation in host-bacteria interactions" Prof. Rex F. Pratt
October 2 Prof. Peng George Wang Georgia State University "Following Nature's way to do science: total synthesis of lipopolysaccharides." Prof. Erika A. Taylor
October 9 Dr. Michael Tunick US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Services (USDA, ARS) "Molecules to Mozzarella: The Chemistry of Cheese" Prof. Michelle L. Personick
October 16 Prof. Swarna Basu, PhD 2002 Associate Professor, Susquehanna University, Pennsylvania "Protein Cross-linking via excitation of aromatic photoactivators: techniques, challenges and advances" Prof. Joseph L. Knee
October 22

Dr. John Kuriyan
Molecular Biophysics Retreat


University of California, Berkeley "Structural Mechanisms in Protein Kinase Regulations" Profs. David L. Beveridge and Ishita Mukerji
October 23 Dr. Haribabu Arthanari Harvard University "Therapeutic Targeting of Protein-Protein Interactions Part-II: Structure is overrated: Functional Roles of "Unstructured" Regions in Proteins" Prof. David L. Beveridge
October 30 Steven Wofsy  Harvard University Center for the Environment
Postponed to Spring Semester Date TBD

Prof. Stewart Novick
November 6 Prof. Klaus Schmidt-Rohr Brandeis University "NMR Characterization of Nanocrystal Surface Composition: Bone, Nanodiamond, and Polyethylene" Prof. Michelle L. Personick
November 13 Prof. Casey Wade Brandeis University  "Metal-Organic Framework Supported Pincer Complexes: At the Interface of Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis" Prof. Michelle L. Personick
November 20 Prof. Timothy Cook University of Buffalo "Exploring Coordination-Driven Self-Assembly for Energy Conversion" Prof. Brian H. Northrop
December 4 -
Dr. Jason Sonnenberg Gaussian - Rescheduled for April, 8, 2016 "Actinide Chemistry: Investigations at the Knowledge Frontier" Dr. Michael J. Frisch