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

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February 6, 2015

No Seminar

February 13, 2015

Prof. Ksenia Bravaya, Boston University
“Photoinduced redox processes in Fluorescent Proteins and biochromophores”

3 PM, Keyes 105

February 20, 2015

Prof. Benjamin Gorske, Bowdoin College

“Form and Function: Folding Peptoids for Catalysis and Biochemical Inquiry”

3 PM, Keyes 105

February 27, 2015

Prof. Patrick Loria, Yale University
“Solution NMR for the study of protein motions: How loop motions control catalysis in protein tyrosine phosphatases”

March 6, 2015

Allen Nunnally, Associate General Counsel, Foundation Medicine

“Intellectual Pursuits: Careers at the Intersection of Research Science and Law”

March 13, 2015

Prof. Margaret Greenslade, University of New Hampshire
“Cavity Ring Down Spectroscopy of Aerosols”

March 20, 2015

Prof. Dora Carrico-Moniz, Wellesley College

“​Natural Products as Templates for Discovery of Novel Anticancer Agents”

March 27, 2015

Spring Break – No Seminar

April 3, 2015

Prof. Patrick Jokiel, Bates College
“Synthesis of Benzimidazolone Derivatives via Oxidative C-H Amination”

April 10, 2015

Prof. Tanya Schneider, Connecticut College
“Spying on the enemy: investigating and inhibiting bacterial quorum sensing”

April 17, 2015

Senior Presentations

Justin Ismael Lutian, Leah Harakawa

April 24, 2015

Senior Presentations

Andrew Kim, Sarah Kletzer, Jade Enright

May 1, 2015

Colby Liberal Arts Symposium

  • Thabiso Kunene
  • Joseph DeAngelo
  • Andrew Clevenger
  • Dylan Plaskon
  • Samuel Redstone
  • Alejandra Cuervo Covian

May 8, 2015

Senior Presentations

11 AM:  Nathan Flanders, Juan Morotti, Ryan Grunseich

3 PM (Keyes 105):  Darcy Ahern, Colin Sheehan, Julia Middleton, Christine Wamsley

Fall 2014 Seminar

September 5


Organizational Meeting


September 12
No seminar due to inauguration activities
September 19
Professor Paul Ha-Yeon Cheong“Strategic Applications of Chemical Theory and Computations to Organic Synthesis and Material Science”Oregon State University
September 26

Professor Judith Herzfeld

“Cheap Electrons: A Pointillist DFT for Efficient Simulations of Chemical Reactions”

 Brandeis University

October 3

 Professor Linda Doerrer

“Teflon Coated Molecules, Their Electronic Structures, and Reactivities”

Boston University

October 10

Professor Marc Greenberg

“Repair Enzyme Inhibition Inspired by Natural Products that Damage DNA”

Johns Hopkins University

October 17

Dr. Daniel M. Scott, Ph.D.“Structure-based drug design – use of protein co-crystal structures in drug discovery”Director, CMC Management, Biogen Idec

October 24
October 31

3:00 PM Seminar:  Professor Amy Keirstead

“Once Upon a Photon: Using Organic Photochemistry to tell the Ionic Liquids Story”

University of New England

November 7

Sarah Kletzer, Julia Middleton, Ryan Grunseich, and Andy Clevenger

November 14

Sam Redstone, Justin Lutian, Colin Sheehan, and Andrew Kim

November 21

Juan Morotti, Alejandra Cuervo, Christine Wamsley, and Thabiso Kunene

November 27

Thanksgiving Break

no seminar

December 5

11:00 am: Leah Harakawa, Nate Flanders, and Jade Enright
3:00 PM: Darcy Ahern, Dylan Plaskon, and Joe DeAngelo