The Department of Chemistry

Foster Chemistry Colloquium

(Held in the FALL and SPRING semesters)


Spring Semester 2015

Fridays at 4:00 PM

in NSC, Room 216

(Refreshments will be served @ 3:30 PM)


Semester Schedule (PDF)

Friday, January 30, 2015 (in NSC 216)

Professor Andrew S. Murkin, Department of Chemistry, University at Buffalo, SUNY

"From Mechanism to Drug Design: New Methods and Applications for Isotope Effects in Enzymology"

Friday, February 20, 2015 (in NSC 216)

Professor Milan Mrksich, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University

"Combining Arrays and Mass Spectrometry for High Throughput Discovery in Chemistry and Biology" (Abstract / Bio)

Friday, March 13, 2015 (in NSC 216)

Professor Christopher D. Vanderwal, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine

"Strategy-Driven Synthesis Approaches to Complex Natural Products"

Friday, March 20, 2015 (in NSC 216)

Dr. Debra R. Rolison, Surface Chemistry Branch - Code 6170, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

"Controlling Rates within Electrochemical Environments through Architectural Design on the Nanoscale" (Abstract)



7th Annual Howard Tieckelmann Lecture Series

Friday, April 17, 2015 (in NSC 225) - 4:00 PM

Professor William DeGrado, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry; Investigator, Cardiovascular Research Institute, University of California, San Francisco

"Analysis and Design of Membrane Proteins" (Abstract)



Friday, April 24, 2015 (in NSC 216)

Professor Alexandra Navrotsky, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of California, Davis

"Thermodynamics of Nanoscale Oxides"

Friday, May 1, 2015 (in NSC 216)

Dr. Chris H. Senanayake, VP, Chemical Development, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Ridgefield, CT

"Development of Scalable and Cost-Effective API Synthesis through Chemical Innovation" (Abstract / Bio)

Friday, May 8, 2015 (in NSC 216)

Professor Kenneth A. Johnson, Department of Chemistry, The University of Texas at Austin

"The Role of Enzyme Conformational Dynamics in Specificity"

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