Monday Colloquium Series – 2016-2017

Colloquia seminars are held on Mondays (unless otherwise noted) in the Metcalf Science Center, Rm 113 beginning at 4:30 p.m. A reception (with light refreshments) precedes each talk, beginning at 4:00 p.m., in the lounge area outside. The lectures are open to everyone in the Department, including undergraduates, as well as the general public.

Colloquium Chair: Professor James S. Panek

Spring 2017 Speakers

eitan2017springcollFebruary 6
Professor Eitan Geva
University of Michigan
(Host: David Coker)
Quantum, Classical and Everything in Between: Insights from Quasi-classical and Mixed Quantum-classical Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Complex Systems
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Professor David Masiello
University of Washington
(Host: Bjoern Reinhard)
Electron- and Photon- Driven Optical Responses in Metallic, Alloyed, and Semiconducting Nanostructures
taospring2017collFebruary 27
Professor Andrea Tao
University of California, San Diego
(Host: Boern Reinhard)
Plasmonic Nanoparticle Probes for Optical Spectroscopy
March 13
Professor Agostino Pietrangelo
Rutgers University
(Host: Malika Jeffries-EL)
Polyene-Inspired π-Conjugated Macromolecules: Design, Synthesis, and Application
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Professor Ramesh Giri
University of New Mexico
(Host: John Porco)
Cross-Coupling as a Platform for Olefin Dicarbofunctionalization
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Professor Garnet Chan
California Institute of Technology
(Host: Ksenia Bravaya)
Modern Quantum Chemistry
eric_jacobsen_spring2017collApril 3 (Lambert Lecture)
Professor Eric Jacobsen
Harvard University
(Host: James Panek)
Anion-Binding Catalysis
kenichiyokoyamaspring2017collApril 12 (Wednesday)
Professor Kenichi Yokoyama
Duke University
(Host: Pinghua Liu)
The role of free radical enzymology in molybdenum cofactor biosynthesis and human Moco deficiency disease
mingjie2017collMay 1
Professor Mingji Dai
Purdue University
(Host: John Porco)
Building Structural Complexity via Tandem Catalytic Transformations: Total Synthesis of Bioactive Macrolides and Terpenes
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Professor Anna Mapp
University of Michigan
(Host: BUWIC)
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Professor Jeremiah Johnson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(Host: Arturo Vegas)

Fall 2016 Speakers

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Dr. Robert Scannevin
Yumanity Therapeutics
(Host: Adrian Whitty)
Discovery of BIIB042: A Gamma Secretase Modulator for the Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease

maimone_Fall_2016September 19 (Novartis Lecture)

Professor Thomas Maimone
The University of California, Berkeley
(Host: John Porco)
Synthesis of Complex Terpenes From Simple Precursors 
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Professor Todd Emrick
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
(Host: Arturo Vegas)
Augmenting Nature’s Functionality with Designer Zwitterions

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Professor Charles Sanders
Vanderbilt University
(Host: John Straub)
Cholesterol Binding to the Amyloid Precursor Protein As a Potential Contributing Factor in Alzheimer’s Disease

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Professor Will Pomerantz
University of Minnesota
(Host: Adrian Whitty)
Choosing the Right Halogen, Fluorinated Bromodomains for Small Molecule Discovery

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Professor Stephane Roche
Florida Atlantic University
(Host: John Porco)
Chasing Forgotten Reactions: Novel Synthetic Strategies towards Unnatural Peptide and Terpene-based Natural Products.

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Professor Ning Fang
Georgia State University
(Host: Bjoern Reinhard)
Five-dimensional Single Particle Tracking in Live Cells

Meunier_Fall2016November 28

Professor Vincent Meunier
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
(Host: Xi Ling)
Modeling and Understanding Raman Signatures of Layered Materials from First-Principles

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Professor Joshua Pierce
North Carolina State University
(Host: Aaron Beeler)
Marine Natural Products Synthesis as a Driving Force for Chemical and Biological Discovery
Tim WarrenDecember 12 
Professor Timothy H. Warren
Georgetown University
(Host: Linda Doerrer)
Copper Catalyzed C-H Functionalization: Method Development via Enabling Intermediates