September 9


Organizational Meeting

September 16


Zac Helm, University of Maine

“Determining oceanic iron concentrations using a bio-based sensor”


September 23


Special 1:00 pm start time, Olin 1

Professor Glen Lawson, Bates College

“The Ubiquitin System and Picornavirus Replication”

September 30

Dr. Nicholas Bizier, Colby College

“Hops 101: An Introduction to Hops and Beer Chemistry”


October 7


Special Chemistry-Biology Joint Seminar:
1:00 pm, Olin 1

Professor Craig Townsend, Johns Hopkins University

“Chemistry at the Interface of Biology and Medicine. How Inhibition of Fatty Acid Synthesis has led to Therapeutic Approaches to Tuberculosis, Cancer, and Obesity “

October 13


Special THURSDAY IBM Lecture sponsored by Environmental Studies:
7:00 pm, Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond 142

Dr. Bruce Blumberg, UC-Irvine Department of Cell and Developmental Biology


Dr. Jerrold Heindel, National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences

“Do endocrine-disrupting chemicals cause obesity? The role of stem cell programming”


October 21

Professor Anthony Chianese, Colgate University

“Alkane Dehydrogenation Catalyzed by CCC-Pincer Complexes of Iridium”


October 28


Special 3:00 pm start time, Keyes 105 

Professor Patricia O’Hara, Amherst College

“The Chemistry of Oleo Europa – The Olive: How does one fit one extra virgin, two warring gods, and three fatty acid esters into a chemistry talk for family weekend?”


November 4

Professor D. Whitney King, Colby College

“The Great Belt Cruise – 36 days, 6000 miles, and 120 sampling stations: Measuring everything from Humpback Whales to reactive oxygen species”


November 11


Special 3:00 pm start time, Keyes 105 

Professor Christine Thomas, Brandeis University

“Multielectron Redox Transformations & Small Molecule Activation Facilitated by Early/Late Heterobimetallics”


 November 18

Senior Presentations:

Lindsay Dale, Michael Verschoor-Kirss, and Vanesa Silvestri

 December 2

 Senior Presentations:

Josie Thiele, Erin Powers, and Emily Kaye

 December 9

 Senior Presentations:

Catherine Gallagher, Alex Hymanson, and Kristina Blazanovic


February 3


Organizational Meeting

February 10
Faculty Research Poster Session at 3:00 pm on the second floor of Keyes


February 17
Rebecca I. Goldstein ’07, Boston College“Structural Studies of a Phosphatidylinositol Specific Phospholipase-C from S. aureus”


February 24

Professor Igor Alabugin, Florida State University

“New tricks from an old functional group: redesigning alkyne reactions for DNA-photocleavage and preparation of carbon nanostructures.”


March 2
Dr. Christopher Mundy, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory“Ions at interfaces: A new look at an old problem using molecular simulation”


March 9

Professor Sarah Stoll, Georgetown University“Magnetic Nanostructures”


March 16

Seminar Cancelled


March 23

No Seminar (Spring Break)

March 30

Thomas J. Sisto ’09, Boston University

“The Cycloparaphenylenes: Building Blocks Towards the Bottom-up Synthesis of Homogenous CNTs.”


April 6

Professor Scott Snyder, Columbia University

“Exploring Chemoselectivity through Natural Product Total Synthesis”


April 13

Professor Kyuson Yun, The Jackson Laboratory

“Stem cells in cancer: a new paradigm in cancer research”

April 20

 Josie Thiele, Michael Verschoor-Kirss, and Vanesa Silvestri 

April 27

 At 11:00 am in Arey 5: Alex Hymanson, Emily Kaye, and Kristina Blazanovic