Seminars and Colloquia

Upcoming events will also be posted on our calendar. A complete listing of seminars and colloquia appears below.

Fall 2014

  • September 25th
    Victor Snieckus, Queens University
  • October 2nd
    Dr. Periannan Kuppusamy, Dept. of Radiology Geisel School of Medicine
  • October 9th
    Guangbin Dong, UT Austin
  • October 23rd
    Mark Spaller, Dartmouth Meidcal School
  • October 30th
    Charles Sykes, Tufts
  • November 6th
    Susan Hanson, Los Alamos
  • November 13th
    Christopher Jeffrey, University of Nevada, Reno
  • November 20th
    Adam Braunschweig, University of Miami

Spring 2014

  • March 27th
    Prof. Wes Bernskoetter, Brown
  • April 3rd
    Prof. Laura Clarke, North Carolina State University
  • April 10th
    Prof. Mike Maroney, U Mass, Amherst
  • April 17th
    Prof. Susan Hansen
    Los Alamos
  • April 24th 
    Prof. Riza Ghiladi, North Carolina State University
  • May 1st
    Prof. Celia Goulding, UC Irvine
  • May 8th
    Prof. Gonghu Li, University of NH
  • May 15th
    Senior Honors Thesis
  • May 22nd
    Senior Honors Thesis

Winter 2014

  • January 9th
  • January 16th
  • January 23rd
    Prof. Ramesh Justi, Boston University
  • January 30th
    Prof. Ognjen Miljanic, University of Houston
  • February 6th
    Prof. Theodor Agapie, Caltech
  • February 13th 
    Prof. Jeff Byers, Boston College
  • February 20th 
    Prof. Eunsuk Kim, Brown
  • February 27th
    Prof. Liliya Yatsunyk, Swathmore

Fall 2013

  • September 19th
    Kay Brummond, University of Pittsburgh
  • September 25th and 25th 
    Prof. Edward Solomon, Stanford  -  Ross Lecturer
  • October 3rd
  • October 10th
    Prof. David Spiegel, Yale
    Using Small Molecules to Engineer and Explore Human Immunity
  • October 17th
    Prof. Ken D. Shimizu, University of South Carolina
    Molecular Balances for Measuring Attractive Interactions of Aromatic Surfaces
  • October 24th
  • October 31st
    Prof. Marina Petrukhina, University at Albany
    Charging Buckybowls with Multiple Electrons: Self-Assembly and Metal Intercalation Patterns
  • November 7th
    Prof. Weiping Tang, University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Pharmacy
  • November 14th
    EVP Research Presentation
  • November 21st
    IA Research Presentation

Spring 2013

  • March 28
    Professor Kay Brummond, University of Pittsburgh
  • April 4
  • April 11
  • April 16
    Professor Christopher D. Vaderwal, University of California - Irvine
  • April 25
  • May 2
    Professor Eric Ferreira, Colorado State University 
  • May 9
  • May 16
    Senior Presentations 
  • May 23
    Senior Presentations 

Winter 2013

  • January 16
    Sir Fraser Stoddart, Northwestern University - Camille & Henry Dreyfus Lecturer 
    Mingling Art and Science
  • January 16
    Sir Fraser Stoddart, Northwestern University - Camille & Henry Dreyfus Lecturer
    New Twists and Turns in Radical Organic Chemistry
  • January 24
    Dr. Spiros Liras, Vice-President, Worldwide Medicinal Chemistry, Pfizer Global Research & Development
    Revisiting the Significance of Stereochemistry in Drug Design: (a) Opioid Antagonists (b) Peptide Macrocycles
  • February 7
    Professor Scott J. Miller, Yale University 
    Natural Products, Synthetic Catalysts, Unnatural Products
  • February 8
    Professor Ole Mouritsen, University of Southern Denmark, Odense
    Deliciousness and The Gastroscience Behind It
  • February 21
    Professor Liz Dolan, MIT Chemistry
  • February 28
    Professor Sarah Michel, University of Maryland - Baltimore, Pharmacy
  • March 7
    Professor Richard J. Hooley, University of California, Riverside
    Biomimicry with Synthetic Receptors: Self-Assembly and Molecular Recognition

Faculty Interviews 2012

  • November 15
    Faculty Interview
  • November 27
    Faculty Interview
  • December 6
    Faculty Interview
  • December 11
    Faculty Interview
  • December 13
    Faculty Interview
  • January 8
    Faculty Interview
  • January 10
    Faculty Interview
  • January 15
    Faculty Interview

Fall 2012

  • September 12
    Professor Phillip Crews, University of California Santa Cruz - Ross Lecturer
    Discovery of Inspirational Marine Natural Products ̶ Some Effective Paradigms and Significant Outcomes
    September 13
    Professor Phillip Crews, University of California Santa Cruz - Ross Lecturer 
    Using Insights from Marine Sponge-Derived Biosynthetic Products to Explore Chemically Prolific Microorganisms
  • September 20
    Professor Nathan Schnarr, UMass Amherst 
    Simplified Approaches for Improved Control Over Polyketide Engineering 
  • September 27
    Professor E. James Petersson, University of Pennsylvania
    Thioamides: Minimalist chromophores for studying protein conformation
  • October 2
    Professor Glenn Micalizio, The Scripps Research Institute
    Metallacycle Mediated Cross-Coupling: Reaction Development and Application in Stereoselective Synthesis
  • October 4
    Professor Jovica Badjic, Ohio State University
    Gated Molecular Encapsulation and Reactivity
  • October 11
    Professor Gregory B. Dudley, Florida State University
    Synthesis and Applications of High-value Alkynes
  • October 18
    Professor Janarthanan Jayawickramarajah, Tulane University
    Assembling porphyrinic nanostructures in water: Interplay of synthetic and biological supramolecular motifs
  • October 25
    Professor Michael M. Haley, University of Oregon
    Indenofluorenes ­ A New Class of Electron-Accepting Materials
  • November 1
    Professor Eric Block, SUNY University at Albany
    Smelling Garlic
  • November 8
    Professor Jimmy Wu, Dartmouth College - Chemistty
    Sulfur and Indole: Old Friends, New Methods
  • Novemmber 29
    Professor Armin de Meijere, University of Goettingen  
    From Simple Small Ring Building Blocks to Potent Biologically Active Compounds

Summer 2012

  • July 20
    Professor Spencer Knapp, Rutgers University
    Organoselenium Adventures 
  • August 27
    Profesor Wojciech Bai, Polish Academy of Sciences 
    The issue of volume in the determination and interpretation of stability constants of metal ion complexes with biomolecules
    Dr. Malgorzata Rozga
    Mixed complexes between Abeta peptide, Cu(II) ions and small molecule neurotransmitters. Are they possible?
    Dr. Kurowska Ewa
    Histatin 5. Trojan horse of nickel allergy?

Spring 2012

  • March 29
    Professor Dvora Perahia, Clemson University
    Poly-Dots: Where Polymer Physics, Quantum Chemistry and Bio Sensors Meet
  • April 5
    Professor Stefan France, Georgia Tech.
    Efficient Catalytic Approaches to Ring-Fused Heteroaromatics, Heterobiaryls and Annelated Indoles via Novel Diversity-Oriented Synthesis Strategies
  • April 12
    Professor Angel Kaifer, University of Miami
    Highly Stable Complexes Formed by Cucurbit[n]uril Hosts
  • April 19
    Professor Bradley D. Smith. Notre Dame
    Chemiluminescent and Fluorescent Squaraine Rotaxanes for Bioimaging
  • April 26
    Professor Rich G. Carter, Oregon State University
    Adventures in Natural Products: The Lycopodium Alkaloids
  • May 3
    Professor Miguel Garcia-Garibay, UCLA
    Amphidynamic Crystals and Artificial Molecular Machines: Order, Motion, and Function  
  • May 10
    Professor W. Robert Scheidt, Notre Dame
    Nitric Oxide & Hemes: From Toxic Gas to NRVS 
  • May 17
    Senior Presentations
    Stephen W.R. Dunbar 
    Molecular Imprinting of Carbon Nanotubes using Poly(vinylpyrrolidone) and Cotinine 
    Michael Funaro 
    Molecular Interactions between Sodium Alginate and Enzymes and their Functional Implications 
    Rebecca J. Rapf
    Thermodynamics of Toxic Metal Ions Binding to the Zinc Finger Peptide, GR-DBD 
    Jason R. Toffey
    Redox-Linked Axial Ligand Substitution in the Phe82His Variant of Yeast Iso-1-cytochrome c 
  • May 24
    Senior Presentations 
    Christopher R.D. Valleau
    Synthesis of the Chiral Triphosphine Heliphos and of Copper(DuPhos) Complexes 
    Elise B. Wilkes
    Synthesis and Characterization of Benzylcyclopen-tadienyl lithium Derivatives
    John H. Zeiter Jr.
    Synthesis of Potential Biofilm Inhibitors 

Winter 2012

  • January 5
    Professor Cassandra L. Fraser, University of Virginia
    Luminescent Boron Materials for Imaging and Sensing
  • January 12
    Using Evolution and Organic Synthesis to Design HIV Vaccines
    No Colloquium this week
  • January 19
    Allene Oxidation: New Methods & New Strategies for Complex Molecule Synthesis
    Professor Lawrence J. Williams, Rutgers
  • January 26
    Organorhenium chemistry and its application to biological problems
    Professor Richard S. Herrick, Holy Cross
  • February 2
    Target-Driven Total Synthesis
    Professor Seth Herzon, Yale University
  • February 9
    Cucurbituril Molecular Containers
    Professor Lyle Issacs, University of Maryland
  • February 16
    New Insights into Redox Processes on Mineral Surfaces
    Professor Dvon Renock, Dartmouth College, Earth Science
  • February 23
    Building Metal-Organic Frameworks with Mechanically Interlocked Molecules
    Professor Stephen J. Loeb, University of Windsor
  • March 1
    Gated Molecular Encapsulation and Reactivity
    Professor Jovica Badjic, Ohio State University