Seminars are on Fridays from 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM in Diamond 141
except when noted otherwise

Link to tips for a successful presentations

 September 6


Organizational Meeting


September 13

Professor Kevin Mills
The Jackson Laboratory

“Tipping the Balance: Targeting Genomic Instability for Cancer Therapy”


September 20

Alisa Johnson and Cate Talbot Ashton
Colby Career Center
At 3:00 pm in Keyes 105
September 27

Professor Charles Zercher
University of New Hampshire

“Zinc Carbenoid-Mediated Chain Extension Reactions”


October 4

Professor Brian Frederick
University of Maine

“Turning Low-Value Woody Biomass into Biofuels”

October 11

Professor Nicholas Boekelheide
Colby College

“Quantum Simulation of Enzyme Catalysis”


October 18

Professor Caryn Prudenté
University of Southern Maine

“Synthesis and Applications of Group 14 Metalloles”

October 25

Professor Soren Eustis
Bowdoin College

“Combining Theory and Experiment to Elucidate the Mechanisms
of Pollutant Photodegradation in the Environment”

November 1

Professor William Miles
Lafayette College

“Synthetic Applications of alpha-Hydroxybutenolides”


November 8

Courtney McIntosh-Peters; Kristen Robinson; Ryan Newell; Kimara Nzamubona


November 15

Natalie Fischer; Jackie Robinson-Afoa; Scott Hansen; Tyler White

November 22

Justin Owumi; Kathryn Moore; Max Cushner; Jamie Suzuki

November 29

Thanksgiving Break

no seminar

December 6

Eddie Chuang; Abebu Kassie; Katie Coe



Spring 2014

Seminars are on Fridays from 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM in Diamond 141 except when noted otherwise.


February 7


Organizational Meeting


February 14
Chemistry Faculty Poster Session

Special location and time: second floor of Keyes at 3 PM!!!


February 21 Professor Julie Gosse, University of MaineEffect of endocrine disruptors on mast cell function”More information about Professor Gosse


February 28
Dr. Reuben Hudson, Colby College
“Magnetically recoverable nanoparticles as easily recyclable catalysts for hydrogenation, 1,3-dipolar cycloadditions, and condensation reactions”


March 7
Professor Tom Wenzel, Bates College
“The Use of NMR Spectroscopy for Chiral Differentiation”More information about Professor Wenzel 
March 14
Dr. Allan Fuller,

“FTIR – past, present, future”


March 21
Professor Sarah Delaney, Brown University “Kinetic Analysis of DNA Base Excision Repair”More information about Professor Delaney 
April 4, 3 PM Keyes 105 Professor John Stubbs, University of New England
“DNA Hybridization on a Surface – Insights from Molecular Simulation​”
More information about Professor Stubbs
April 11 Dr. Michael Yunes ’95, Baystate Regional Cancer Center“Clinical Radiobiology: Why do we intentionally expose patients to radiation?”

April 18
Student Presentations: Natalie Fischer, Courtney McIntosh-Peters, and Kristen Robinson

April 25

Student Presentations: Tyler White, Scott Hansen, and Ryan Newell
May 1, 1 PM Diamond 145

Honors Presentations during CLAS: Kathryn Moore, Max Cushner, Abebu Kassie, Katie Coe, Edward Chuang, and Jamie Suzuki
Note special day, time, and location!
May 9 Student Presentations: Justin Owumi, Kimara Nzamubona, and Jackie Robinson

The Spring Seminar program is coordinated by Julie Millard and Rebecca Conry