Monday Colloquium Series – 2017/2018

Colloquia seminars are held on Mondays (unless otherwise noted) in the Metcalf Science Center, Rm 113 beginning at 4 p.m. A reception (with light refreshments) precedes each talk, beginning at 3:30 p.m., in the lounge area outside Rm 109. The lectures are open to everyone in the Department, including undergraduates, as well as the general public.

Colloquium Chair: Professor James S. Panek

Fall 2017 Speakers

September 11
Professor Joanna Atkin
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
(Host: Masha Kamenetska)
Nano-spectroscopy for sub-diffraction limit materials characterization
September 18
Professor Brian McNaughton
Colorado State University
(Host: John Porco)
Strategies and Tactics for Biologics Discovery
September 19 (Tuesday)
Professor Stephen Ragsdale
University of Michigan
(Host: Sean Elliott)Organometallic and Radical Mechanisms of Nickel Enzymes Involved in Methane and CO2 Metabolism
September 25
Professor Neel Joshi
Harvard University
(Host: Arturo Vegas)
Biologically fabricated materials composed of engineered biofilm matrix proteins
October 2
Professor Brad Pentelute
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(Host: Aaron Beeler)Cysteine Arylation to Design and Discover Proteins
October 16 (Novartis Lecture)
Professor M. Kevin Brown
Indiana University, Bloomington
(Host: John Porco)No Strain, No Gain: Advances in the Synthesis and Use of Cyclobutanes
October 23
Professor Jennifer Stockdill
Wayne State University
(Host: Aaron Beeler)Strategies and methods for the synthesis of neuroactive disulfide-linked peptides
November 6

Professor Michael Willis

University of Oxford
(Host: John Snyder)

Taming Sulfur Dioxide: New Opportunities for Catalysis and Reaction Development

shapeimage_1November 20

Professor Kevin Kubarych

University of Michigan

(Host: Larry Ziegler)

Slippery When Wet: Ultrafast Hydration Dynamics of Biointerfaces and Aqueous Polymers

November 27
Professor Abhishek Chatterjee
Boston College
(Host: Pinghua Liu)
Genetically encoding new chemistry to probe and manipulate eukaryotic biology
December 4
Professor Suzanne Bart
Purdue University
(Host: Linda Doerrer)
Utilization of Redox-Active Ligands in the F-Block: From Lanthanides to Uranium and Beyond

Spring 2018 Speakers


January 22

Professor Brad Carrow
Princeton University
(Host: Linda Doerrer)

Mechanism-driven catalyst design for sustainable chemistry


January 29
Professor Michael Strano
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(Host: Xi Ling)

New Functional Materials Enabled by 1D and 2D Nanomaterials


February 12
Professor Nils Walter
University of Michigan
(Host: Masha Kamenetska)

Single Molecules Come Into Focus: Understanding RNA-Driven Regulation From First Principles


February 23
Professor Alison Frontier
University of Rochester
(Host: BUWIC)

Stereocontrolled Cyclizations for Organic Synthesis


February 26
Professor Jianglong Zhu
University of Toledo
(Host: John Porco)

New Methods for Stereoselective Synthesis of Complex Bioactive Oligosaccharides and Glycoconjugates

March 12

Professor Aaron Beeler
Boston University
(Host: James Panek)

Development of Flow Reactions to Enable Synthesis and Medicinal Chemistry


March 19
Professor Noah Burns
Stanford University
(Host: John Porco)

Selective Halogenation and the Study of Noncanonical Lipids

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Professor Kyle Plunket
Southern Illinois University
(Host: Malika Jeffries-EL)
Synthesis of CP-PAH Based Electron Accepting Materials and Highly-Ordered Polymer Nanostructures

April 2
Professor Karen Wooley
Texas A&M University

(Host: Mark Grinstaff)
Functional Polymer Materials Designed for Advanced Applications and Sustainability


April 9 (Novartis Lecture)
Professor Corinna Schindler
University of Michigan
(Host: John Porco)
Iron(III)-Catalyzed Carbonyl-Olefin Metathesis and Oxygen Atom Transfer

Stuchebrukhov-AlexeiApril 23
Professor Alexei Stuchebrukhov
University of California, Davis
(Host: Ksenia Bravaya)
Molecular Understanding of Biological Electron and Proton Transport Mechanisms
ENJ photo portraitApril 30 (Lambert Lecture)
Professor Eric Jacobsen
Harvard University
(Host: Scott Schaus)
New Modes of Anion-Binding Catalysis