Monday Colloquium Series – 2008/2009

Jan 26
Professor Sarah Woodson
The Johns Hopkins University
(Host: Professor Tom Tullius)
RNA folding from ribozymes to ribosomes
Feb 2
Professor Scott A. Snyder
Columbia University
(Host: Professor John Porco)
Lessons in Chemoselectivity: Total Synthesis of Polyphenolic Natural Products
Feb 9
Professor Richmond Sarpong
(Host: Professor Scott Schaus)
Tactics and Strategies Inspired by Seven-Membered Rings in Natural Products
Feb 23
Richard Johnson, PhD
Norman and Marie Waite Professor of Chemistry
University of New Hampshire
(Host: Dr. Aaron Beeler)
High Energy Routes to Strained Molecules and Reactive Intermediates
Mar 2
David Sherman, PhD
Hans W. Vahlteich Professor of Medicinal Chemistry (College of Pharmacy); Research Professor (Life Sciences Institute); Professor of Chemistry (College of LS&A) and Professor of Microbiology & Immunology (Medical School)
University of Michigan
(Host: John Porco)
Understanding the Biosynthetic Capability of Marine Cyanobacteria: Enzymatic Analysis of the Curacin A and Jamaicamide Natural Product Pathways
Mar 16
Sarah O’Connor, PhD
Latham Family Career Development Associate Professor of Chemistry
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(Host: Sean Elliott)
Alkaloid Biosynthesis in Madagascar Periwinkle
Mar 30
Professor Nicole Sampson
Stony Brook University
(Host: Adrian Whitty)
Romping with ADAMs and cyclobutenes: From fertilization to antibacterials
Apr 6
Dr. Amy E. Wright
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Florida Atlantic University
(Host: Boston University Women in Chemistry)
Title TBA
Apr 13
Sponsored by Organic Syntheses, Inc.
Professor Tehshik Yoon
University of Wisconsin at Madison
(Host: Professor Corey Stephenson)
New Strategies for Redox Catalysis in Organic Synthesis
Tues Apr 21
Christopher T. Walsh, PhD
Hamilton Kuhn Professor
Harvard Medical School
(Host: Boston University Younger Chemists Committee)
Title: TBA
Apr 27
Professor Hisashi Yamamoto
University of Chicago
(Host: Professor James Panek)
Design of Acid Catalyst for Asymmetric Synthesis
pfaltz1Sept 9
Professor Andreas Pfaltz
University of Basel
(Host: Corey Stephenson)
Iridium-Catalyzed Asymmetric Hydrogenation
liuSept 14
Professor Pinghua Liu
Boston University
(Host: Sean Elliott)
Isoprenoids: Biosynthesis and Biomedical Applications
09-21-09-feng-wangSept 21
Professor Feng Wang
Boston University
(Host: Rosina Georgiadis)
The quest for the best non-polarizable force field for water following the
adaptive force matching method
copeland1Sept 28
Dr. Robert Copeland
Epizyme, Inc.
(Host: Karen Allen)
Drug-Target Residence Time: An Alternative Approach To Drug Optimization
Oct 5
Professor Xiaowei Huang
Harvard University
(Host: BUWIC/Pfizer)
Nanoscopic Imaging of Biomolecules and Cells
burdetteOct 19
Professor Shawn Burdette
University of Connecticut
(Host: John Porco)
Development of Caged-Complexes for Zn2+
fperlerNov 2
Dr. Fran Perler
New England BioLabs, Inc.
(Host: Karen Allen)
Inteins in Action
romoNov 9
Organic Syntheses, Inc. Lecturer
Professor Daniel Romo
Texas A&M University
(Host: John Porco)
Bioactive Natural Products as Enduring Forums for Chemical Synthesis, Cellular Probe
Discovery, and Identification of Therapeutic Targets
Nov 16
Professor Vy Dong
University of Toronto
(Host:Corey Stephenson)
Catalytic Transformations of C-H Bonds, Carbon-dioxide, and Simple Olefins
sherman-mugNov 23
Professor David Sherman
University of Michigan
(Host: Aaron Beeler)
Understanding the Biosynthetic Capability of Marine Cyanobacteria: Enzymatic Analysis of the Curacin A and Jamaicamide Natural Product Pathways
Nov 30
Professor Robert Doyle
Syracuse University
Proteins for metal transport and metals for Protein transport: Oral insulin delivery and Iron uptake in pathogenic bacteria
kfranzDec 7
Professor Katherine J. Franz
Duke University
(Host: Sean Elliott)
Manipulating Metal-Catalyzed Oxidative Stress with Triggerable Chelating Agents