Monday Colloquium Series – 2013

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.

Colloquium Chair: Professor James S. Panek
Colloquium Speaker Series Coordinator: Kevin Schwartz

Kritzer_Fall2013_ColloquiumSeptember 9
Professor Joshua Kritzer
Tufts University
(Host: Adrian Whitty)
Peptide tools for cancer, catalysis and infectious disease


Pletneva_Fall2013_ColloquiumSeptember 16
Professor Ekaterina V. Pletneva
Dartmouth University
(Host: Sean Elliott)
Becoming a peroxidase: conformational dynamics of a membrane-bound cytochrome c
Subotnik_FallColloquium_2013September 23
Professor Joe Subotnik
University of Pennsylvania
(Host: David Coker)
The Requisite Electronic Structure to Describe Nonadiabatic Transitions
janda_Fall2013_ColloquiumSeptember 30
Professor Kim Janda
The Scripps Research Institute
(Host: Karen Allen)


Coates_Fall2013_ColloquiumOctober 7
Professor Geoffrey Coates
Cornell University
(Host: Ramesh Jasti)
Rychnovsky_Fall2013_ColloquiumOctober 21
Professor Scott Rychnovsky
University of California – Irivine
(Host: Ramesh Jasti)
Nolan_Fall2013_ColloquiumOctober 28
Professor Elizabeth Nolan
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(Host: Sean Elliott)




Collins_Fall2013_ColloquiumNovember 4
Professor Shawn Collins
University of Montreal
(Host: Ramesh Jasti)

Rovis_FallColloquium_2013November 11
Professor Tomislav Rovis
Colorado State University
(Host: John Porco)
Hill_Fall2013_ColloquiumNovember 25
Professor Craig Hill
Emory University
(Host: Linda Doerrer)
Kim_FallColloquium_2013November 9
Professor Eun Suk Kim
Brown University
(Host: Sean Elliott)

Alexanian_Sprin_2013_ColloquiumJanuary 28
Professor Erik J. Alexanian
University of North Carolina
(Host: John Porco)
New synthetic transformations using alkenes: From transition metal catalysis to metal-free radical reactions


Bernskoetter_Spring2013_ColloquiumFebruary 4
Professor Wesley Bernskoetter
Brown University
(Host: Linda Doerrer)
Carbon Dioxide-Ethylene Coupling Toward Commodity Chemical Synthesis
Kozlowski_Spring2013_ColloquiumFebruary 11
Professor Marisa Kozlowski
University of Pennsylvania
(Host: BUWIC)
Adventures in Oxidative Bond Forming Reactions: Development and Applications in Natural Product Synthesis
Vertex_LogoFebruary 25
Dr. Peter Mueller
Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Subotnik_Spring2013_ColloquiumMarch 4 (Postponed to September 23)
Professor Joe Subotnik
University of Pennsylvania
(Host: David Coker)
Murphy_Spring2013_ColloquiumMarch 18
Professor Catherine Murphy
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
(Host: Bjoern Reinhard)
Surface Chemistry of Gold Nanorods: Wrapping, Stitching, Exchanging and Coating
Young_Spring2013_ColloquiumMarch 25
Professor Damian Young
Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT
(Host: Aaron Beeler)
Enabling Discovery in Chemistry and Biology using Diversity-Oriented Synthesis 




Carreira_Spring2013_ColloquiumApril 1 (Organic Synthesis, Inc. lecture)
Professor Erick Carreira
ETH Zurich
(Host: Corey Stephenson)
Discovery and Surprises with Human Derived Natural Products
Lim_Spring_2013_ColloquiumApril 22
Professor Mi Hee Lim
University of Michigan
(Host: Linda Doerrer)
Chemical Tools and Tactics to Study the Role of Metal-Associated Misfolded Proteins in Human Neurodegenerative Diseases
Smith_Spring2013_ ColloquiumApril 29 (Lambert Lecture)
Professor Amos B. Smith
University of Pennsylvania
Evolution of Anion Relay Chemistry (ARC): Design, Synthesis and Validation of Recoverable Siloxane-Based Transfer Agents for Palladium-CatalyzedCross-Coupling Reactions
Fayer_Spring2013_ColloquiumMay 6
Professor Michael Fayer
Stanford University
(Host: Bjoern Reinhard)
Water Dynamics in Nanoconfined Systems