Sponsored & Endowed Lectures


Novartis Lecture

The Novartis Lecture is sponsored by the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) to feature the most innovative scientists working in synthetic organic chemistry today.

2016-2017 Speaker

Maimone posterProf. Thomas Maimone
Department of Chemistry
University of California at Berkeley
Synthesis of Complex Terpenes From Simple Precursors 

Novartis Lecture Opening Speaker
Dr. Jeff McKenna
Novartis Institutes of Biomedical Research
Mission [Im]possible: CRF-1 antagonists and Asymmetric Fluorinations

September 19, 2016





Lambert Lecture

The Lambert Lecture is supported by an endowment established by alumnus Benjamin Lambert , who earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry at Boston University (CAS ’55). After graduating from law school, he went on to pursue a distinguished career as a patent attorney with such major pharmaceutical companies as Merck and Johnhson & Johnson. Each year, the Lambert Lecture addresses different topics in organic chemistry, the field of Lambert’s undergraduate and graduate studies, and features some of the most distinguished and creative scientists working in the field of organic chemistry today.

124224_11x17 (2)2017-2018 Speaker

Professor Eric Jacobsen
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Harvard University

New Modes of Anion-Binding Catalysis
April 30, 2018