Chemistry Department Colloquium - Spring 2015

Hall-Atwater Laboratories 84 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)

(*) Shanklin Laboratories room 107

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