Monday Colloquium Series – 2016-2017

Colloquia seminars are held on Mondays (unless otherwise noted) in the Life Sciences and Engineering Building, Rm B01 beginning at 4:00 p.m. A reception (with light refreshments) precedes each talk, beginning at 3:30 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
Colloquium Speaker Series Coordinator: Kevin Schwartz



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

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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)
TBA

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Professor Charles Sanders
Vanderbilt University
(Host: John Straub)
Tba

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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)
TBA

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Professor Ning Fang
Georgia State University
(Host: Bjoern Reinhard)
TBA

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Professor Vincent Meunier
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
(Host: Xi Ling)
TBA

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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
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Professor Timothy H. Warren
Georgetown University
(Host: Linda Doerrer)
TBA

Spring 2016 Speakers

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Professor Jeffrey Byers
Boston College
(Host: Linda Doerrer)
Iron-Based Catalysts for the Diversification of a Biodegradable Polymer
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Professor Brian Bachmann
Vanderbilt University
(Host: John Porco)
Discovery and Biosynthesis of Natural Products for Human Medicine
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Professor Nathaniel Szymczak
University of Michigan
(Host: Sean Elliott)
Discovery and Biosynthesis of Natural Products for Human Medicine
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Professor Abraham Nitzan
Tel AvivUniversity
(Host: David Coker)
Transport and spectroscopy in illuminated molecular junctions
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Professor Joseph Jarrett
University of Hawaii at Manoa
(Host: Sean Elliott)
Radical SAM Enzymes in the Biosynthesis of SulfurContaining Biomolecules: Lessons from Mechanistic Studies of Biotin Synthase
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Professor Amnon Kohen
University of Iowa
(Host: Karen Allen)
Photophysics and photochemistry of nanoscale semiconductors and implications for solar
fuel generation
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Professor Neepa Maitra
Hunter College
(Host: Ksenia Bravaya)
Correlated Electron and Ion Dynamics in Strong Fields
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Professor Gordana Dukovic
University of Colorado
(Host: Sean Elliott)
Photophysics and photochemistry of nanoscale semiconductors and implications for solar fuel generation
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Professor Robert Williams
Colorado State University
(Host: James Panek)
Enantiomeric Natural Products: Synthesis, Biogenesis and Evolutionary Origins
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Professor Judith Klinman
Princeton University
(Host: BUWIC)
Trying to crack the Code of Enzyme Catalysis
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Professor Neil P. Mankad
University of Illinois at Chicago
(Host: Linda Doerrer)
Catalytic Transformations That Utilize Bimetallic Cooperativity
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Professor Guangbin Dong
University of Texas at Austin
C–C and C–H Functionalization of Ketones