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

and

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