Chemistry Department Colloquium - Spring 2012

Date Speaker Affiliation Title Host
February 10 Prof. William Dichtel Cornell University "Structurally Precise 2D and 3D Organic Materials."  Prof. Brian Northrop
February 17 Prof. Jeffry Madura Duquesne University "Structure, Function, and Dynamics of Monoamine Transporters." Prof. Erika Taylor
February 24 Prof. Jimmy Wu Dartmouth College "Exploring the Chemistry of Sulfur." Prof. Michael Calter
March 02 Prof. Eric Herbst University of Virginia "The Best is Yet to Be: New Chemical Models of Stellar and Planetary Formations." Prof. Stewart Novick
March 30 Prof. Jiali Gao University of Minnesota "Anatomy of a most proficient enzyme: Orotidine monophosphate decarboxylase." Prof. Erika Taylor
April 6 Prof. Audrey Lamb University of Kansas "Two structures of an N-Hydroxylating Flavoprotein Monooxgenase: the Ornithine Hydroxylase (PvdA) from Pseudomonas aeruginosa." Prof. Erika Taylor
April 13 Prof. Marcy Balunas University of Connecticut "Marine Natural Products Drug Discovery: Exploring Diverse Source Organisms and Extreme Environments."  Prof. Rex Pratt
April 20 Prof. Bill Bailey University of Connecticut "Synthetically Useful Rearrangements of Unsaturated Organolithium Compounds."  Prof. Albert Fry
April 27 Prof. Glendon McLachlan Queens College "High Resolution Spectroscopic Characterization of Spider-silk Mimetics in Non-aqueous Solution and the Solid-State: New Interpretations of An Old Protein-polymer." Prof. Irina Russu
May 4 Prof. Chris Whitman University of Texas at Austin "The Biosynthesis of Tomaymycin and the Degradation of Aromatic Hydrocarbons." Prof. Erika Taylor

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).