Department of Chemistry

Seminars & Colloquia

(listed in chronological order)

Upcoming Seminars

First Principles Approaches for Intermolecular Interactions: From Gas-Phase Dimers to Liquid Water and Molecular Crystal Polymorphism

November 24, 2014 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Theoretical Seminar
Dr. Robert DiStasio
Princeton University
Department of Chemistry
November 24, 2014 • 4:00 PM

First Principles Approaches for Intermolecular Interactions: From Gas-Phase Dimers to Liquid Water and Molecular Crystal Polymorphism

Dr. Robert DiStasio – Princeton University, Department of Chemistry
Theoretical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

From Shining Light on the Nanoscale to Taking Materials to the Extreme

December 1, 2014 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Theoretical Seminar
Dr. Jeffrey McMahon
Northwestern University
Department of Chemistry
December 1, 2014 • 4:00 PM

From Shining Light on the Nanoscale to Taking Materials to the Extreme

Dr. Jeffrey McMahon – Northwestern University, Department of Chemistry
Theoretical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

1,6-Conjugate Addition Initiated Cyclization Reactions of Dienyl Diketones; Development of a Scalable, Divergent Synthetic Route to (-)-Rocaglamide

December 4, 2014 • 11:00 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Ph.D. Defense
Steven D. Jacob
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
December 4, 2014 • 11:00 AM

1,6-Conjugate Addition Initiated Cyclization Reactions of Dienyl Diketones; Development of a Scalable, Divergent Synthetic Route to (-)-Rocaglamide

Steven D. Jacob – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

TBA

December 4, 2014 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organometallic Seminar
Dr. Margaret Scheuermann
University of Washington
Department of Chemistry
December 4, 2014 • 4:00 PM

TBA

Dr. Margaret Scheuermann – University of Washington, Department of Chemistry
Organometallic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

How to model strongly correlated systems? The quandary of the universal method for quantum simulation

December 8, 2014 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Theoretical Seminar
Dr. Helen Van Aggelen
Princeton University
Department of Chemistry
December 8, 2014 • 4:00 PM

How to model strongly correlated systems? The quandary of the universal method for quantum simulation

Dr. Helen Van Aggelen – Princeton University, Department of Chemistry
Theoretical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

New Theoretical Approaches to Stimulate Exciton Transfer, Charge Separation, and Proton Reduction

December 11, 2014 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Theoretical Seminar
Dr. Pengfei Huo
California Institute of Technology
Department of Chemistry
December 11, 2014 • 4:00 PM

New Theoretical Approaches to Stimulate Exciton Transfer, Charge Separation, and Proton Reduction

Dr. Pengfei Huo – California Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry
Theoretical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Carbene Chemistry: From Bond Activation to Dinitrogen Reduction

December 15, 2014 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Dr. Gaël Ung
California Institute of Technology
Department of Chemistry
December 15, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Carbene Chemistry: From Bond Activation to Dinitrogen Reduction

Dr. Gaël Ung – California Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Semiconductor Nanocrystals for Photocatalytic Hydrogen Production

December 16, 2014 • 12:30 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Ph.D. Defense
Fen Qiu
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
December 16, 2014 • 12:30 PM

Semiconductor Nanocrystals for Photocatalytic Hydrogen Production

Fen Qiu – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Design and Synthesis of Metalloenzyme Mimics for Nitrite Reduction

December 18, 2014 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Dr. Ellen Matson
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Department of Chemistry
December 18, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Design and Synthesis of Metalloenzyme Mimics for Nitrite Reduction

Dr. Ellen Matson – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Looking out for the tiniest lights: Controlling light at nanoscale dimensions for chemical applications

January 5, 2015 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Theoretical Seminar
Dr. Jonathan Foley
Argonne National Laboratory
January 5, 2015 • 4:00 PM

Looking out for the tiniest lights: Controlling light at nanoscale dimensions for chemical applications

Dr. Jonathan Foley – Argonne National Laboratory
Theoretical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Boryl-Mediated H2 Activation at Metal Centers: Applications in Catalysis

January 8, 2015 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organometallic Seminar
Dr. Tzu-Pin (TP) Lin
California Institute of Technology
January 8, 2015 • 4:00 PM

Boryl-Mediated H2 Activation at Metal Centers: Applications in Catalysis

Dr. Tzu-Pin (TP) Lin – California Institute of Technology
Organometallic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Semiconductor Nanocrystals for Solar Energy Conversion

January 12, 2015 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Dr. Kathryn Knowles
University of Washington
January 12, 2015 • 4:00 PM

Semiconductor Nanocrystals for Solar Energy Conversion

Dr. Kathryn Knowles – University of Washington
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

TBA

January 15, 2015 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Theoretical Seminar
Dr. Lu Wang
Stanford University
January 15, 2015 • 4:00 PM

TBA

Dr. Lu Wang – Stanford University
Theoretical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Past Seminars

Molecules to Materials: Synthetic Iron Compounds as Constructs to Explore Biological Systems

November 20, 2014 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Dr. John Anderson
Northwestern University
Department of Chemistry
November 20, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Molecules to Materials: Synthetic Iron Compounds as Constructs to Explore Biological Systems

Dr. John Anderson – Northwestern University, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

New Methods in Two-Dimensional femtosecond stimulated Raman spectroscopy

November 14, 2014 • 2:00 PM
108 Goergen Hall
Ph.D. Defense
Barbara Dunlap
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
November 14, 2014 • 2:00 PM

New Methods in Two-Dimensional femtosecond stimulated Raman spectroscopy

Barbara Dunlap – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
108 Goergen Hall
Seminar Page

Crystallization of water: a molecular perspective

November 12, 2014 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Valeria Molinero
University of Utah
Department of Chemistry
November 12, 2014 • 12:00 PM

Crystallization of water: a molecular perspective

Professor Valeria Molinero – University of Utah, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Synthetic Exploration of Unchelated Manganese Clusters of Reduced Coordination Number: A reinvention of Photosynthetic Water Oxidation Models.

November 10, 2014 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Professor Michael J. Zdilla
Temple University
Department of Chemistry
November 10, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Synthetic Exploration of Unchelated Manganese Clusters of Reduced Coordination Number: A reinvention of Photosynthetic Water Oxidation Models.

Professor Michael J. Zdilla – Temple University, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Development of New Methods and Strategies for Stereoselective Chemical Synthesis

November 6, 2014 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Kevin Brown
Indiana University
Department of Chemistry
November 6, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Development of New Methods and Strategies for Stereoselective Chemical Synthesis

Professor Kevin Brown – Indiana University, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Electron Dynamics in Strong and Weak Fields: Landscapes of Steps and Peaks

November 3, 2014 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Professor Neepa Maitra
Hunter College of the City University of New York
Department of Physics and Astronomy
November 3, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Electron Dynamics in Strong and Weak Fields: Landscapes of Steps and Peaks

Professor Neepa Maitra – Hunter College of the City University of New York, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Oxidative Carbocation Formation in Complex Molecule Synthesis

October 29, 2014 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Paul Floreancig
University of Pittsburg
Department of Chemistry
October 29, 2014 • 12:00 PM

Oxidative Carbocation Formation in Complex Molecule Synthesis

Professor Paul Floreancig – University of Pittsburg, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

The Many-Body Path Towards Predictive Modeling of Molecules and Materials

October 27, 2014 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Dr. Alexandre Tkatchenko
The Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society
Theory Department
October 27, 2014 • 4:00 PM

The Many-Body Path Towards Predictive Modeling of Molecules and Materials

Dr. Alexandre Tkatchenko – The Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Theory Department
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Construction of artificial proteins based on complementary of genetic and synthetic approaches

October 24, 2014 • 9:00 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Takashi Matsuo
Nara Institute of Science and Technology
Laboratory of Supramolecular Science
October 24, 2014 • 9:00 AM

Construction of artificial proteins based on complementary of genetic and synthetic approaches

Professor Takashi Matsuo – Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Laboratory of Supramolecular Science
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Methods and reagents for the post-translational cyclization of genetically encoded polypeptides

October 23, 2014 • 12:30 PM
Dewey Hall 2162
Ph.D. Defense
John Robert Frost
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
October 23, 2014 • 12:30 PM

Methods and reagents for the post-translational cyclization of genetically encoded polypeptides

John Robert Frost – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Dewey Hall 2162
Seminar Page

Materials in silico: Theoretical studies of structure and transport

October 22, 2014 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Mark Tuckerman
New York University
Department of Chemistry
October 22, 2014 • 12:00 PM

Materials in silico: Theoretical studies of structure and transport

Professor Mark Tuckerman – New York University, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Advanced Functional Materials Made Smart for a "Spectrum" of Energy, Environmental, and Biomedical Applications

October 16, 2014 • 2:00 PM
Hylan 102
Inorganic Seminar
Professor Mohammad A. Omary
University of North Texas
Department of Chemistry
October 16, 2014 • 2:00 PM

Advanced Functional Materials Made Smart for a "Spectrum" of Energy, Environmental, and Biomedical Applications

Professor Mohammad A. Omary – University of North Texas, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hylan 102
Seminar Page

Methods and Mechanism in Asymmetric Catalysis

October 10, 2014 • 9:00 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Abigail Doyle
Princeton University
Department of Chemistry
October 10, 2014 • 9:00 AM

Methods and Mechanism in Asymmetric Catalysis

Professor Abigail Doyle – Princeton University, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Non-Traditional Organometallic Chemistry: Fundamental Studies and Catalytic Applications

October 6, 2014 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Professor Zachary Tonzetich
University of Texas - San Antonio
Department of Chemistry
October 6, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Non-Traditional Organometallic Chemistry: Fundamental Studies and Catalytic Applications

Professor Zachary Tonzetich – University of Texas - San Antonio, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Underlying Thermodynamics of pH-Induced Allostericity: Is it Time to Stop Blaming the Poor and Overworked Histidines?

October 1, 2014 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Adrian Roitberg
University of Florida
Department of Chemistry
October 1, 2014 • 12:00 PM

Underlying Thermodynamics of pH-Induced Allostericity: Is it Time to Stop Blaming the Poor and Overworked Histidines?

Professor Adrian Roitberg – University of Florida, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Carbon Dioxide-Olefin Coupling at Zerovalent Metals: Routes Toward Acrylates

September 29, 2014 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Professor Wesley Bernskoetter
Brown University
Department of Chemistry
September 29, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Carbon Dioxide-Olefin Coupling at Zerovalent Metals: Routes Toward Acrylates

Professor Wesley Bernskoetter – Brown University, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Oxidative Allene Amination in the Synthesis of Complex Molecular Scaffolds

September 26, 2014 • 9:00 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Jennifer Schomaker
University of Wisconsin
Department of Chemistry
September 26, 2014 • 9:00 AM

Oxidative Allene Amination in the Synthesis of Complex Molecular Scaffolds

Professor Jennifer Schomaker – University of Wisconsin, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Solvation Dynamics and Vibrational Spectroscopy in Ionic Liquids

September 22, 2014 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Professor Steven Corcelli
University of Notre Dame
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
September 22, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Solvation Dynamics and Vibrational Spectroscopy in Ionic Liquids

Professor Steven Corcelli – University of Notre Dame, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

A New Way to Degrade Heme: IsdG-like Enzymes Degrade Heme without Release of CO

September 17, 2014 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Masao Ikeda-Saito
Tohoku University - Japan
Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials
September 17, 2014 • 12:00 PM

A New Way to Degrade Heme: IsdG-like Enzymes Degrade Heme without Release of CO

Professor Masao Ikeda-Saito – Tohoku University - Japan, Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Modeling non equilibrium dynamical processes in TDDFT: optoelectronic and photovoltaic applications

September 15, 2014 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Professor Dr. Angel Rubio
Universidad del País Vasco - Spain
Departamento de Física de Materiales
September 15, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Modeling non equilibrium dynamical processes in TDDFT: optoelectronic and photovoltaic applications

Professor Dr. Angel Rubio – Universidad del País Vasco - Spain, Departamento de Física de Materiales
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Chemical Biology Approaches to Innate Immunity and Vaccines: Probing a Code Without a Key

September 12, 2014 • 9:00 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Aaron Esser-Kahn
University of California - Irvine
Department of Chemistry
September 12, 2014 • 9:00 AM

Chemical Biology Approaches to Innate Immunity and Vaccines: Probing a Code Without a Key

Professor Aaron Esser-Kahn – University of California - Irvine, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Oxazolinylborate Metal Compounds and Catalysis

September 8, 2014 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Professor Aaron Sadow
Iowa State University
Department of Chemistry
September 8, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Oxazolinylborate Metal Compounds and Catalysis

Professor Aaron Sadow – Iowa State University, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Size-Programmed Synthesis of Lead Selenide Quantum Dots

September 3, 2014 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Amanda Preske
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
September 3, 2014 • 12:00 PM

Size-Programmed Synthesis of Lead Selenide Quantum Dots

Amanda Preske – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

An Attempt at Direct Observation of Anharmonic Vibrational Coupling Constants with Two-Dimensional Femtosecond Stimulated Raman Spectroscopy

August 14, 2014 • 1:30 PM
Goergen Hall 109
Ph.D. Defense
Kristina Wilson
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
August 14, 2014 • 1:30 PM

An Attempt at Direct Observation of Anharmonic Vibrational Coupling Constants with Two-Dimensional Femtosecond Stimulated Raman Spectroscopy

Kristina Wilson – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Goergen Hall 109
Seminar Page

Improving and Applying RNA Secondary Structure Prediction

August 12, 2014 • 1:00 PM
Newman Rm. 1-6823, Med.Ctr.
Ph.D. Defense
Stanislav Bellaousov
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
August 12, 2014 • 1:00 PM

Improving and Applying RNA Secondary Structure Prediction

Stanislav Bellaousov – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Newman Rm. 1-6823, Med.Ctr.
Seminar Page

Understanding the fundamental mechanisms that drive amphipathic peptide self-assembly

August 8, 2014 • 1:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Ph.D. Defense
Ria J. Swanekamp
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
August 8, 2014 • 1:00 PM

Understanding the fundamental mechanisms that drive amphipathic peptide self-assembly

Ria J. Swanekamp – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Tuning Surface Properties Using Self-Assembled Monolayers for Various Applications

August 8, 2014 • 1:00 PM
Dewey Hall 2162
Ph.D. Defense
Yekaterina Lyubarskaya
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
August 8, 2014 • 1:00 PM

Tuning Surface Properties Using Self-Assembled Monolayers for Various Applications

Yekaterina Lyubarskaya – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Dewey Hall 2162
Seminar Page

Metallopeptides and Metallocytochromes c with Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Conjugtates for Alternative Energy Applications

August 4, 2014 • 1:00 PM
Meliora Hall 221
Ph.D. Defense
Lenore Kubie
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
August 4, 2014 • 1:00 PM

Metallopeptides and Metallocytochromes c with Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Conjugtates for Alternative Energy Applications

Lenore Kubie – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Meliora Hall 221
Seminar Page

Development of New Catalytic Reactions Using Nitrogen-Containing Chelating Ligands

July 7, 2014 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Takuya Kochi
Keio University - Japan
Department of Chemistry
July 7, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Development of New Catalytic Reactions Using Nitrogen-Containing Chelating Ligands

Professor Takuya Kochi – Keio University - Japan, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Strong Bond Activation Using Rhodium: Elucidating Factors that Control Selectivity

June 17, 2014 • 1:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Ph.D. Defense
Yunzhe Jiao
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
June 17, 2014 • 1:00 PM

Strong Bond Activation Using Rhodium: Elucidating Factors that Control Selectivity

Yunzhe Jiao – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Modeling the folding and native structures of protein molecules

May 29, 2014 • 4:00 PM
101 Goergen Hall
Biological Chemistry Cluster Seminar
Professor Kenneth Dill
SUNY Stony Brook
Department of Chemistry
May 29, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Modeling the folding and native structures of protein molecules

Professor Kenneth Dill – SUNY Stony Brook, Department of Chemistry
Biological Chemistry Cluster Seminar
101 Goergen Hall
Seminar Page

Synthetic Design Tools for Complex Inorganic Solids and Nanostructures

May 28, 2014 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical and Materials Seminar
Professor Raymond Schaak
The Pennsylvania State University
Department of Chemistry
May 28, 2014 • 12:00 PM

Synthetic Design Tools for Complex Inorganic Solids and Nanostructures

Professor Raymond Schaak – The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Chemistry
Physical and Materials Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Macrocyclic Organo-Peptide Hybids (MOrPHs): Methodology and Application toward the Inhibition of Protein-Protein Interactions

May 27, 2014 • 1:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Ph.D. Defense
Jessica Marie Smith
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
May 27, 2014 • 1:00 PM

Macrocyclic Organo-Peptide Hybids (MOrPHs): Methodology and Application toward the Inhibition of Protein-Protein Interactions

Jessica Marie Smith – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

The Evolution of Catalytic Olefin Metathesis: From Ancillary Process to Purveyor of Stereochemical Identity

May 21, 2014 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Amir H. Hoveyda
Boston College
Department of Chemistry
May 21, 2014 • 12:00 PM

The Evolution of Catalytic Olefin Metathesis: From Ancillary Process to Purveyor of Stereochemical Identity

Professor Amir H. Hoveyda – Boston College, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Elucidation of In-Situ Speciation and Mechanism in Iron-Catalyzed Sonogashira-type Cross-Coupling Reactions

May 19, 2014 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Jared Kneebone
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
May 19, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Elucidation of In-Situ Speciation and Mechanism in Iron-Catalyzed Sonogashira-type Cross-Coupling Reactions

Jared Kneebone – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Activation of Nitrous Oxide and Carbon Dioxide by a Masked Two-Coordinate Co(I) Complex

May 19, 2014 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Malik Al-afyouni
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
May 19, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Activation of Nitrous Oxide and Carbon Dioxide by a Masked Two-Coordinate Co(I) Complex

Malik Al-afyouni – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Effects of annealing process on the photoluminescence properties of single-walled carbon nanotubes

May 7, 2014 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Zhentao Hou
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
May 7, 2014 • 12:00 PM

Effects of annealing process on the photoluminescence properties of single-walled carbon nanotubes

Zhentao Hou – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Applications of Cytochromes c as MRI Contrast Agents and for Solar Fuels

May 7, 2014 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Rebecca Smith
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
May 7, 2014 • 12:00 PM

Applications of Cytochromes c as MRI Contrast Agents and for Solar Fuels

Rebecca Smith – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Hydrogen Evolution from Neutral Water Catalyzed by Cobalt Biosynthetic Catalysts​

May 6, 2014 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Banu Kandemir
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
May 6, 2014 • 12:00 PM

Hydrogen Evolution from Neutral Water Catalyzed by Cobalt Biosynthetic Catalysts​

Banu Kandemir – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Chemical and Structural Engineering of Nanomaterials for Energy Applications

May 5, 2014 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Professor Richard Robinson
Cornell University
Department of Materials Science & Engineering
May 5, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Chemical and Structural Engineering of Nanomaterials for Energy Applications

Professor Richard Robinson – Cornell University, Department of Materials Science & Engineering
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Opening up the Black Box of Quantum Chemical Calculations: New Insights into Bonding and Reactivity of Transition Metal Complexes

April 30, 2014 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Professor Serge Gorelsky
University of Ottawa
Centre for Catalysis Research and Innovation
April 30, 2014 • 12:00 PM

Opening up the Black Box of Quantum Chemical Calculations: New Insights into Bonding and Reactivity of Transition Metal Complexes

Professor Serge Gorelsky – University of Ottawa, Centre for Catalysis Research and Innovation
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Insight into In-situ Iron C-C Cross-Coupling Catalysts through Structure, Bonding, and Mechanism

April 28, 2014 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Stephanie Daifuku
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
April 28, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Insight into In-situ Iron C-C Cross-Coupling Catalysts through Structure, Bonding, and Mechanism

Stephanie Daifuku – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Mechanistic Studies for Dual Gold Catalyzed Enyne Cycloisomerization

April 28, 2014 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Lloyd Munjanja
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
April 28, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Mechanistic Studies for Dual Gold Catalyzed Enyne Cycloisomerization

Lloyd Munjanja – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Target-Driven Total Synthesis

April 25, 2014 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Seth Herzon
Yale University
Department of Chemistry
April 25, 2014 • 9:30 AM

Target-Driven Total Synthesis

Professor Seth Herzon – Yale University, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Expanding the Functional Utility of Proteins as Research Tools and Therapeutic Leads

April 18, 2014 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Brian McNaughton
Colorado State University
Department of Chemistry
April 18, 2014 • 9:30 AM

Expanding the Functional Utility of Proteins as Research Tools and Therapeutic Leads

Professor Brian McNaughton – Colorado State University, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Structural insights into mechanisms of bacterial survival

April 14, 2014 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Professor Celia Goulding
University of California - Irvine
Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry & Pharmaceutical Sciences
April 14, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Structural insights into mechanisms of bacterial survival

Professor Celia Goulding – University of California - Irvine, Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry & Pharmaceutical Sciences
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Photocatalysis with Visible Light

April 11, 2014 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Tehshik Yoon
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Department of Chemistry
April 11, 2014 • 9:30 AM

Photocatalysis with Visible Light

Professor Tehshik Yoon – University of Wisconsin - Madison, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer in Catalysis and Energy Conversion

April 9, 2014 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Sharon Hammes-Schiffer
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Department of Chemistry
April 9, 2014 • 12:00 PM

Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer in Catalysis and Energy Conversion

Professor Sharon Hammes-Schiffer – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Multimodal Molecular Imaging

April 7, 2014 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Professor Angelique Louie
University of California, Davis
Biomedical Engineering
April 7, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Multimodal Molecular Imaging

Professor Angelique Louie – University of California, Davis, Biomedical Engineering
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Functional DNA Nanotechnology: Precise Spatial and Dynamic Controls of Nanomaterials with Different Morphologies and their Applications in Imaging and Targeted Drug Delivery

April 3, 2014 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Professor Yi Lu
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Department of Chemistry
April 3, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Functional DNA Nanotechnology: Precise Spatial and Dynamic Controls of Nanomaterials with Different Morphologies and their Applications in Imaging and Targeted Drug Delivery

Professor Yi Lu – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Chemistry
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Functional DNA Sensors for On-site and Real-time Environmental Monitoring and Medical Diagnostics

April 2, 2014 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Professor Yi Lu
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Department of Chemistry
April 2, 2014 • 12:00 PM

Functional DNA Sensors for On-site and Real-time Environmental Monitoring and Medical Diagnostics

Professor Yi Lu – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Chemistry
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Biosynthetic Inorganic Chemistry and its Applications in Designing Novel Biocatalysts for Alternative Energy

April 1, 2014 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Professor Yi Lu
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Department of Chemistry
April 1, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Biosynthetic Inorganic Chemistry and its Applications in Designing Novel Biocatalysts for Alternative Energy

Professor Yi Lu – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Chemistry
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Synthetic Versatility of N-O Bond Rearrangements

March 28, 2014 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Laura Anderson
University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of Chemistry
March 28, 2014 • 9:30 AM

Synthetic Versatility of N-O Bond Rearrangements

Professor Laura Anderson – University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Catalytic reduction of nitrogen to ammonia by mononuclear iron complexes

March 26, 2014 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Jonas C. Peters
California Institute of Technology
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
March 26, 2014 • 12:00 PM

Catalytic reduction of nitrogen to ammonia by mononuclear iron complexes

Professor Jonas C. Peters – California Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Adventures in Drug Discovery as a Medicinal Chemist

March 21, 2014 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Dr. Samit Bhattacharya
Pfizer, Inc.
Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases Group
March 21, 2014 • 9:30 AM

Adventures in Drug Discovery as a Medicinal Chemist

Dr. Samit Bhattacharya – Pfizer, Inc., Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases Group
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Mechanistic Basis for High Stereoselectivity and Broad Substrate Scope in the (salen)Co(III)-Catalyzed Hydrolytic Kinetic Resolution

March 14, 2014 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Yang Zhao
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
March 14, 2014 • 9:30 AM

Mechanistic Basis for High Stereoselectivity and Broad Substrate Scope in the (salen)Co(III)-Catalyzed Hydrolytic Kinetic Resolution

Yang Zhao – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

New Methods for the Enantioselective Formation of sp3-Carbon-Heteroatom Bonds

March 13, 2014 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Victor J. Chambers Memorial Lecture
Professor Stephen Buchwald
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department of Chemistry
March 13, 2014 • 4:00 PM

New Methods for the Enantioselective Formation of sp3-Carbon-Heteroatom Bonds

Professor Stephen Buchwald – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry
Victor J. Chambers Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Palladium-Catalyzed Carbon-Fluorine Bond Formation

March 12, 2014 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Victor J. Chambers Memorial Lecture
Professor Stephen Buchwald
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department of Chemistry
March 12, 2014 • 12:00 PM

Palladium-Catalyzed Carbon-Fluorine Bond Formation

Professor Stephen Buchwald – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry
Victor J. Chambers Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Palladium-Catalyzed Carbon-Heteroatom Bond Formation

March 11, 2014 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Victor J. Chambers Memorial Lecture
Professor Stephen Buchwald
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department of Chemistry
March 11, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Palladium-Catalyzed Carbon-Heteroatom Bond Formation

Professor Stephen Buchwald – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry
Victor J. Chambers Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Title: Catalytic Hydrogenation of Alkynes Using a Frustrated Lewis Pair

March 7, 2014 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Jill Caputo
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
March 7, 2014 • 9:30 AM

Title: Catalytic Hydrogenation of Alkynes Using a Frustrated Lewis Pair

Jill Caputo – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Short cuts - A series of interlocking stories, with chemistry, taken from my career

March 6, 2014 • 11:15 AM
Hylan 202
Organic Seminar
Professor Ian Fleming
University of Cambridge - UK
Department of Chemistry
March 6, 2014 • 11:15 AM

Short cuts - A series of interlocking stories, with chemistry, taken from my career

Professor Ian Fleming – University of Cambridge - UK, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hylan 202
Seminar Page

Why weak bonds matter: sigma-alkane complexes and halogen bonds to metal complexes

March 5, 2014 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Robin Perutz
University of York - UK
Department of Chemistry
March 5, 2014 • 12:00 PM

Why weak bonds matter: sigma-alkane complexes and halogen bonds to metal complexes

Professor Robin Perutz – University of York - UK, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Steric and electronic effects of the β-diketiminate ligand on low-coordinate iron complexes

March 3, 2014 • 12:00 PM
Computer Science Building 209
Ph.D. Defense
Sarina M. Bellows
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
March 3, 2014 • 12:00 PM

Steric and electronic effects of the β-diketiminate ligand on low-coordinate iron complexes

Sarina M. Bellows – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Computer Science Building 209
Seminar Page

Weird theories of matter

February 24, 2014 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Special Seminar
Professor Alison Peterman
University of Rochester
Department of Philosophy
February 24, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Weird theories of matter

Professor Alison Peterman – University of Rochester, Department of Philosophy
Special Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Process Chemistry in the Pharmaceutical Industry BMS-803930: Bench Synthesis to Pilot Plant

February 21, 2014 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Dr. Susanne Kiau
Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Company
Department of Chemical Development
February 21, 2014 • 9:30 AM

Process Chemistry in the Pharmaceutical Industry BMS-803930: Bench Synthesis to Pilot Plant

Dr. Susanne Kiau – Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Company, Department of Chemical Development
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Developing Iron Catalysts for the Efficient Asymmetric Hydrogenation of Ketones and Imines

February 17, 2014 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Professor Robert Morris
University of Toronto
Department of Chemistry
February 17, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Developing Iron Catalysts for the Efficient Asymmetric Hydrogenation of Ketones and Imines

Professor Robert Morris – University of Toronto, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Mechanistic Investigations of a chiral VANOL-BOROX catalyzed aziridination reaction

February 14, 2014 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Terrell Samoriski
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
February 14, 2014 • 9:30 AM

Mechanistic Investigations of a chiral VANOL-BOROX catalyzed aziridination reaction

Terrell Samoriski – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Organometallic Reactivity of High-Valent Group 10 Transition Metal Complexes

February 10, 2014 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Professor Liviu Mirica
Washington University in St. Louis
Department of Chemistry
February 10, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Organometallic Reactivity of High-Valent Group 10 Transition Metal Complexes

Professor Liviu Mirica – Washington University in St. Louis, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Toxins as Tools for Chemical Biology

February 5, 2014 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Andrew S. Kende Distinguished Lecture
Professor Justin Du Bois
Stanford University
Department of Chemistry
February 5, 2014 • 12:00 PM

Toxins as Tools for Chemical Biology

Professor Justin Du Bois – Stanford University, Department of Chemistry
Andrew S. Kende Distinguished Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Toxins as Targets for Chemical Synthesis

February 4, 2014 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Andrew S. Kende Distinguished Lecture
Professor Justin Du Bois
Stanford University
Department of Chemistry
February 4, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Toxins as Targets for Chemical Synthesis

Professor Justin Du Bois – Stanford University, Department of Chemistry
Andrew S. Kende Distinguished Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Making Molecules from CH Bonds

February 3, 2014 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Andrew S. Kende Distinguished Lecture
Professor Justin Du Bois
Stanford University
Department of Chemistry
February 3, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Making Molecules from CH Bonds

Professor Justin Du Bois – Stanford University, Department of Chemistry
Andrew S. Kende Distinguished Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Methods and Mechanism in Asymmetric Catalysis

January 31, 2014 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Abigail Doyle
Princeton University
Department of Chemistry
Cancelled
January 31, 2014 • 9:30 AM

Methods and Mechanism in Asymmetric Catalysis

Professor Abigail Doyle – Princeton University, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Cancelled

Light-Driven Hydrogen Production from Water Using Noble-Metal-Free Systems

January 28, 2014 • 12:30 PM
Hylan 202
Ph.D. Defense
Zhiji Han
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
January 28, 2014 • 12:30 PM

Light-Driven Hydrogen Production from Water Using Noble-Metal-Free Systems

Zhiji Han – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hylan 202
Seminar Page

Theoretical Insights into Covalent and Non-covalent Functionalization of Carbon Nanotubes

January 27, 2014 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Professor Svetlana Kilina
North Dakota State University
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
January 27, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Theoretical Insights into Covalent and Non-covalent Functionalization of Carbon Nanotubes

Professor Svetlana Kilina – North Dakota State University, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Telomerase in Health and Disease: genomics and the future of medicine

January 24, 2014 • 1:00 PM
URMC-Class of 62 Aud.
Medical Scientist Research Symposium
Professor Thomas R. Cech, Nobel Laureate
University of Colorado - Boulder
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
January 24, 2014 • 1:00 PM

Telomerase in Health and Disease: genomics and the future of medicine

Professor Thomas R. Cech, Nobel Laureate – University of Colorado - Boulder, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Medical Scientist Research Symposium
URMC-Class of 62 Aud.
Seminar Page

Highly Enantioselective Hydrogenation of Quinolines Using Phosphine-Free Chiral Cationic Ruthenium Catalysts

January 24, 2014 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Adam Feinberg
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
January 24, 2014 • 9:30 AM

Highly Enantioselective Hydrogenation of Quinolines Using Phosphine-Free Chiral Cationic Ruthenium Catalysts

Adam Feinberg – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Long Non-coding RNA’s and Their Protein Partners

January 23, 2014 • 4:00 PM
URMC-Class of 62 Aud.
Medical Scientist Research Symposium
Professor Thomas R. Cech, Nobel Laureate
University of Colorado - Boulder
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
January 23, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Long Non-coding RNA’s and Their Protein Partners

Professor Thomas R. Cech, Nobel Laureate – University of Colorado - Boulder, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Medical Scientist Research Symposium
URMC-Class of 62 Aud.
Seminar Page

Quantum dynamics in solar energy materials

January 20, 2014 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Dr. Alexey Akimov
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
January 20, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Quantum dynamics in solar energy materials

Dr. Alexey Akimov – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Configuration-Encoded Iterative Approach to 1,5-Polyols and Synthesis of Bacterial Biofilm killing Antibiotic Carolacton

January 17, 2014 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Dr. Gopeekrishnan Sreenilayam
State University of New York - Brockport
Department of Chemistry
January 17, 2014 • 9:30 AM

Configuration-Encoded Iterative Approach to 1,5-Polyols and Synthesis of Bacterial Biofilm killing Antibiotic Carolacton

Dr. Gopeekrishnan Sreenilayam – State University of New York - Brockport, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Organomimetic Chemistry of Aromatic Fluorine- and Boron-Rich Molecules

January 13, 2014 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Dr. Alexander Spokoyny
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department of Chemistry
January 13, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Organomimetic Chemistry of Aromatic Fluorine- and Boron-Rich Molecules

Dr. Alexander Spokoyny – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Small Molecule Activation in Bioinorganic Chemistry: From Orbital to Organism

January 6, 2014 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Dr. Feifei Li
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Department of Photon Sciences
January 6, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Small Molecule Activation in Bioinorganic Chemistry: From Orbital to Organism

Dr. Feifei Li – Brookhaven National Laboratory, Department of Photon Sciences
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

From C-H Oxidation to Water Splitting: High-valent Metal-oxo Complexes in Energy-demanding Reactions

December 16, 2013 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Dr. Dong Wang
University of Princeton
Department of Chemistry
December 16, 2013 • 4:00 PM

From C-H Oxidation to Water Splitting: High-valent Metal-oxo Complexes in Energy-demanding Reactions

Dr. Dong Wang – University of Princeton, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Controlling Electronic Properties of Molecules by Distortion: Fixing Pathways

December 12, 2013 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
W. Albert Noyes Jr. Memorial Lecture
Professor Mark A. Ratner
Northwestern University
Department of Chemistry
December 12, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Controlling Electronic Properties of Molecules by Distortion: Fixing Pathways

Professor Mark A. Ratner – Northwestern University, Department of Chemistry
W. Albert Noyes Jr. Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Repurposing Triphenylethylene Estrogen Receptor Antagonists as Anticryptococcal Agents

December 12, 2013 • 10:00 AM
KMRB (MC) 3-9654
Ph.D. Defense
Arielle Butts
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
December 12, 2013 • 10:00 AM

Repurposing Triphenylethylene Estrogen Receptor Antagonists as Anticryptococcal Agents

Arielle Butts – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
KMRB (MC) 3-9654
Seminar Page

Molecular Mesoscopics: Transport in Molecular Junctions

December 11, 2013 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
W. Albert Noyes Jr. Memorial Lecture
Professor Mark A. Ratner
Northwestern University
Department of Chemistry
December 11, 2013 • 12:00 PM

Molecular Mesoscopics: Transport in Molecular Junctions

Professor Mark A. Ratner – Northwestern University, Department of Chemistry
W. Albert Noyes Jr. Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Molecular Photovoltaics and Electron Transfer

December 10, 2013 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
W. Albert Noyes Jr. Memorial Lecture
Professor Mark A. Ratner
Northwestern University
Department of Chemistry
December 10, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Molecular Photovoltaics and Electron Transfer

Professor Mark A. Ratner – Northwestern University, Department of Chemistry
W. Albert Noyes Jr. Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Multinuclear Coordination Chemistry: From Molecular Self-Assembly to Solar Energy Conversion

December 9, 2013 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Dr. Timothy Cook
University of Utah
Department of Chemistry
December 9, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Multinuclear Coordination Chemistry: From Molecular Self-Assembly to Solar Energy Conversion

Dr. Timothy Cook – University of Utah, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Experimental and Theoretical Investigations of Strong Bond Activation and Functionalization with Rhodium, Iridium and Platinum

December 9, 2013 • 1:00 PM
2-110D Dewey Hall
Ph.D. Defense
James C. Morris
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
December 9, 2013 • 1:00 PM

Experimental and Theoretical Investigations of Strong Bond Activation and Functionalization with Rhodium, Iridium and Platinum

James C. Morris – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
2-110D Dewey Hall
Seminar Page

Metal-localized vs. Ligand-localized Reactivity: Utilizing Metal-Ligand Cooperativity

December 5, 2013 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Dr. Elliott Hulley
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
US Department of Energy
December 5, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Metal-localized vs. Ligand-localized Reactivity: Utilizing Metal-Ligand Cooperativity

Dr. Elliott Hulley – Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, US Department of Energy
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

No More Nucleophiles: Direct, Selective Cross Coupling of Electrophiles

December 4, 2013 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Daniel J. Weix
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
December 4, 2013 • 12:00 PM

No More Nucleophiles: Direct, Selective Cross Coupling of Electrophiles

Professor Daniel J. Weix – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Mechanism Driven Development of Catalytic Processes in Organic Synthesis and Energy Science

December 2, 2013 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Dr. David Leitch
California Institute of Technology
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
December 2, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Mechanism Driven Development of Catalytic Processes in Organic Synthesis and Energy Science

Dr. David Leitch – California Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Analysis of RNA Secondary Structure: Common Themes in Spliced Segments of Influenza A, B, and C

November 25, 2013 • 1:15 PM
2-110D Dewey Hall
Ph.D. Defense
Lumbini Indeewari Dela-Moss
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
November 25, 2013 • 1:15 PM

Analysis of RNA Secondary Structure: Common Themes in Spliced Segments of Influenza A, B, and C

Lumbini Indeewari Dela-Moss – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
2-110D Dewey Hall
Seminar Page

Synthesis and evolution of macrocyclic organo-peptides for selective biomolecular recognition

November 20, 2013 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Rudi Fasan
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
November 20, 2013 • 12:00 PM

Synthesis and evolution of macrocyclic organo-peptides for selective biomolecular recognition

Professor Rudi Fasan – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Partition Density Functional Theory

November 18, 2013 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Professor Adam Wasserman
Purdue University
Department of Chemistry
November 18, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Partition Density Functional Theory

Professor Adam Wasserman – Purdue University, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Recent Advances in Metal-Catalyzed C-H Bond Functionalization

November 14, 2013 • 5:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 140 (Lander Auditorium)
Magomedov Award Lecture
Professor Melanie S. Sanford
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Department of Chemistry
November 14, 2013 • 5:00 PM

Recent Advances in Metal-Catalyzed C-H Bond Functionalization

Professor Melanie S. Sanford – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Department of Chemistry
Magomedov Award Lecture
Hutchison Hall 140 (Lander Auditorium)
Seminar Page

From CC agostic interactions to CH bond activation

November 11, 2013 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Professor Michel Etienne
Universite de Toulouse
Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordiantion du CNRS
November 11, 2013 • 4:00 PM

From CC agostic interactions to CH bond activation

Professor Michel Etienne – Universite de Toulouse, Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordiantion du CNRS
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Nanoparticle-cell interactions: Importance of protein structure

November 4, 2013 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Professor Christine Payne
Georgia Institute of Technology
School of Chemistry and Biochemistry
November 4, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Nanoparticle-cell interactions: Importance of protein structure

Professor Christine Payne – Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Bottom-up Synthesis of Structurally Precise Organic Materials and Interfaces

November 1, 2013 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor William Dichtel
Cornell University
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
November 1, 2013 • 9:30 AM

Bottom-up Synthesis of Structurally Precise Organic Materials and Interfaces

Professor William Dichtel – Cornell University, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Quantum information tools for theoretical and experimental physical chemistry

October 30, 2013 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Alan Aspuru-Guzik
Harvard University
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
October 30, 2013 • 12:00 PM

Quantum information tools for theoretical and experimental physical chemistry

Professor Alan Aspuru-Guzik – Harvard University, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

From feathers to fission: Spectroscopic studies of carotenoids

October 28, 2013 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Professor Michael Tauber
University of California - San Diego
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
October 28, 2013 • 4:00 PM

From feathers to fission: Spectroscopic studies of carotenoids

Professor Michael Tauber – University of California - San Diego, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Thioamides: Minimalist Chromophores for Monitoring Protein Folding and Stability

October 25, 2013 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor E. James Petersson
University of Pennsylvania
Department of Chemistry
October 25, 2013 • 9:30 AM

Thioamides: Minimalist Chromophores for Monitoring Protein Folding and Stability

Professor E. James Petersson – University of Pennsylvania, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Exploring Hydrogen Bonded Networks in Gas phase Peptides, Foldamers, and Water-containing Clusters

October 23, 2013 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Timothy S. Zwier
Purdue University
Department of Chemistry
October 23, 2013 • 12:00 PM

Exploring Hydrogen Bonded Networks in Gas phase Peptides, Foldamers, and Water-containing Clusters

Professor Timothy S. Zwier – Purdue University, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Catalysis of Nickel and Iron POCOP-Pincer Complexes

October 21, 2013 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Professor Hairong Guan
University of Cincinnati
Department of Chemistry
October 21, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Catalysis of Nickel and Iron POCOP-Pincer Complexes

Professor Hairong Guan – University of Cincinnati, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Controlling Polymer Films with Light

October 18, 2013 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Samuel Thomas III
Tufts University
Department of Chemistry
October 18, 2013 • 9:30 AM

Controlling Polymer Films with Light

Professor Samuel Thomas III – Tufts University, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Olefin Metathesis by Mo and W Complexes. Not Just Chopped Liver

October 16, 2013 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Seymour Rothchild Lecture
Professor Richard Royce Schrock
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department of Chemistry
October 16, 2013 • 12:00 PM

Olefin Metathesis by Mo and W Complexes. Not Just Chopped Liver

Professor Richard Royce Schrock – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry
Seymour Rothchild Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Peptoid Foldamers: Form and Function

October 11, 2013 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Kent Kirshenbaum
New York University
Department of Chemistry
October 11, 2013 • 9:30 AM

Peptoid Foldamers: Form and Function

Professor Kent Kirshenbaum – New York University, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Single Molecule Spectroscopy of MEH-PPV: varying environment to study conformational effects on photo-physics

October 7, 2013 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Benjamin Martin
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
October 7, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Single Molecule Spectroscopy of MEH-PPV: varying environment to study conformational effects on photo-physics

Benjamin Martin – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Reaction Discovery With Pincer Complexes

October 2, 2013 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Oleg Ozerov
Texas A&M University
Department of Chemistry
October 2, 2013 • 12:00 PM

Reaction Discovery With Pincer Complexes

Professor Oleg Ozerov – Texas A&M University, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Super-resolution imaging of SERS hot spots

September 30, 2013 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Professor Katherine Willets
University of Texas
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
September 30, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Super-resolution imaging of SERS hot spots

Professor Katherine Willets – University of Texas, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Titanium Alkylidynes. C-H Bond Activation and Beyond

September 25, 2013 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Daniel Mindiola
University of Pennsylvania
Department of Chemistry
September 25, 2013 • 12:00 PM

Titanium Alkylidynes. C-H Bond Activation and Beyond

Professor Daniel Mindiola – University of Pennsylvania, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Building a Chemical Intuition Under Pressure: Predictions of Novel Hydrides

September 23, 2013 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Professor Eva Zurek
State University of New York at Buffalo
Department of Chemistry
September 23, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Building a Chemical Intuition Under Pressure: Predictions of Novel Hydrides

Professor Eva Zurek – State University of New York at Buffalo, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Investigation of phosphatases with chemical biology tools

September 20, 2013 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Maja Koehn
European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Germany
Genome Biology Unit
September 20, 2013 • 9:30 AM

Investigation of phosphatases with chemical biology tools

Professor Maja Koehn – European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Germany, Genome Biology Unit
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Selective Catalysis for Biomass Conversion

September 18, 2013 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Mahdi Abu-Omar
Purdue University
Department of Chemistry
September 18, 2013 • 12:00 PM

Selective Catalysis for Biomass Conversion

Professor Mahdi Abu-Omar – Purdue University, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Investigation of electron-hole interaction in nanoparticles using explicitly correlated wavefunction based methods

September 16, 2013 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Professor Arindam Chakraborty
Syracuse University
Department of Chemistry
September 16, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Investigation of electron-hole interaction in nanoparticles using explicitly correlated wavefunction based methods

Professor Arindam Chakraborty – Syracuse University, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

New Palladium-Catalyzed C-H Functionalization Strategies for Organic Synthesis

September 13, 2013 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Gong Chen
Pennsylvania State University
Department of Chemistry
September 13, 2013 • 9:30 AM

New Palladium-Catalyzed C-H Functionalization Strategies for Organic Synthesis

Professor Gong Chen – Pennsylvania State University, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Control of Excited States of Transition Metal Complexes for Applications in Solar Energy Conversion and Biology

September 4, 2013 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Claudia Turro
Ohio State University
Department of Chemistry
September 4, 2013 • 12:00 PM

Control of Excited States of Transition Metal Complexes for Applications in Solar Energy Conversion and Biology

Professor Claudia Turro – Ohio State University, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Vibrational dynamics of excited-state DNA monomers

August 26, 2013 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Joohyun Lee
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
Cancelled
August 26, 2013 • 12:00 PM

Vibrational dynamics of excited-state DNA monomers

Joohyun Lee – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Cancelled

Biological Role and Applications of Covalent Heme Attachment to Polypeptides

August 13, 2013 • 2:00 PM
Goergen Hall 108
Ph.D. Defense
Jesse Kleingardner
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
August 13, 2013 • 2:00 PM

Biological Role and Applications of Covalent Heme Attachment to Polypeptides

Jesse Kleingardner – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Goergen Hall 108
Seminar Page

Nickel-Catalyzed Reductive Coupling of Alkyl, Allyl and Vinyl Electophiles

August 13, 2013 • 2:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Ph.D. Defense
Michael Prinsell
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
August 13, 2013 • 2:00 PM

Nickel-Catalyzed Reductive Coupling of Alkyl, Allyl and Vinyl Electophiles

Michael Prinsell – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Synthetic constructs for DNA and protein binding and sensing

June 24, 2013 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic/Bio-Organic/Organometallic Seminar
Professor José Luis Mascareñas
Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Center for Research in Biological Chemistry and Molecular Materials (CIQUS)
June 24, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Synthetic constructs for DNA and protein binding and sensing

Professor José Luis Mascareñas – Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain, Center for Research in Biological Chemistry and Molecular Materials (CIQUS)
Organic/Bio-Organic/Organometallic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Becoming a peroxidase: conformational dynamics of a membrane-bound cytochrome c

June 17, 2013 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Professor Ekaterina Pletneva
Dartmouth College
Department of Chemistry
June 17, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Becoming a peroxidase: conformational dynamics of a membrane-bound cytochrome c

Professor Ekaterina Pletneva – Dartmouth College, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Designer DNA Bases as Probes for Biological Molecules and Processes

June 6, 2013 • 4:00 PM
Lander Auditorium, Hutchison Hall
Biological Chemistry Cluster Seminar
Eric Kool, George and Hilda Daubert Professor of Chemistry
Stanford University
June 6, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Designer DNA Bases as Probes for Biological Molecules and Processes

Eric Kool, George and Hilda Daubert Professor of Chemistry – Stanford University
Biological Chemistry Cluster Seminar
Lander Auditorium, Hutchison Hall
Seminar Page

Studies Toward the Synthesis of FK-506

June 5, 2013 • 2:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Ph.D. Defense
George E. Arab
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
June 5, 2013 • 2:00 PM

Studies Toward the Synthesis of FK-506

George E. Arab – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Nickel-Catalyzed Electrophile Cross-coupling of Aryl Halides with Alkyl Halides

May 30, 2013 • 1:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Ph.D. Defense
Daniel A. Everson
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
May 30, 2013 • 1:00 PM

Nickel-Catalyzed Electrophile Cross-coupling of Aryl Halides with Alkyl Halides

Daniel A. Everson – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Catalytic Water Oxidation for O2 Evolution

May 20, 2013 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Zhiji Han
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
May 20, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Catalytic Water Oxidation for O2 Evolution

Zhiji Han – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Improving Tumor Specificity in Chemotherapy

May 17, 2013 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Annada Rajbhandary
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
May 17, 2013 • 9:30 AM

Improving Tumor Specificity in Chemotherapy

Annada Rajbhandary – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Photo-induced energy transfer in carbon nanotube aggregates

May 13, 2013 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Olena Postupna
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
May 13, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Photo-induced energy transfer in carbon nanotube aggregates

Olena Postupna – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Practical Homogeneous Au(I)- and Ga(III)-Catalysis: a Few Tips

May 10, 2013 • 9:30 AM
Computer Studies Building (CSB) 209
Organic Seminar
Professor Vincent Gandon
Université Paris-sud
Institut de Chimie Moléculaire et des Matériaux d'Orsay (ICMMO)
May 10, 2013 • 9:30 AM

Practical Homogeneous Au(I)- and Ga(III)-Catalysis: a Few Tips

Professor Vincent Gandon – Université Paris-sud, Institut de Chimie Moléculaire et des Matériaux d'Orsay (ICMMO)
Organic Seminar
Computer Studies Building (CSB) 209
Seminar Page

Quantum coherence in energy transfer systems

May 8, 2013 • 12:00 PM
Computer Studies Building (CSB) 209
Colloquium
Professor Jianshu Cao
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department of Chemistry
May 8, 2013 • 12:00 PM

Quantum coherence in energy transfer systems

Professor Jianshu Cao – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Computer Studies Building (CSB) 209
Seminar Page

Engineering Ion-Conductive Soft Materials for Energy Applications

May 6, 2013 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Professor Mitch Anthamatten
University of Rochester
Department of Chemical Engineering
May 6, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Engineering Ion-Conductive Soft Materials for Energy Applications

Professor Mitch Anthamatten – University of Rochester, Department of Chemical Engineering
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

The Coordination Chemistry of Cadmium Chalcogenide Nanocrystals

April 29, 2013 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Professor Jonathan Owen
Columbia University
Department of Chemistry
April 29, 2013 • 4:00 PM

The Coordination Chemistry of Cadmium Chalcogenide Nanocrystals

Professor Jonathan Owen – Columbia University, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Using Computer Simulations to Investigate Dynamic Aspects of Inhibitor Binding and Potency

April 24, 2013 • 2:00 PM
K-307, 3-6408, Med.Ctr.
Joint Chemistry/Biochemistry and Biophysics Seminar
Professor Carlos Simmerling
SUNY - Stony Brook
Department of Chemistry
April 24, 2013 • 2:00 PM

Using Computer Simulations to Investigate Dynamic Aspects of Inhibitor Binding and Potency

Professor Carlos Simmerling – SUNY - Stony Brook, Department of Chemistry
Joint Chemistry/Biochemistry and Biophysics Seminar
K-307, 3-6408, Med.Ctr.
Seminar Page

Water Activation by Metal Complexes

April 24, 2013 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Professor David Milstein
The Weizmann Institute of Science, IS
Department of Organic Chemistry
April 24, 2013 • 12:00 PM

Water Activation by Metal Complexes

Professor David Milstein – The Weizmann Institute of Science, IS, Department of Organic Chemistry
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Pincer Complexes: Bond Activation, Catalysis and Unusual Structures

April 23, 2013 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Professor David Milstein
The Weizmann Institute of Science, IS
Department of Organic Chemistry
April 23, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Pincer Complexes: Bond Activation, Catalysis and Unusual Structures

Professor David Milstein – The Weizmann Institute of Science, IS, Department of Organic Chemistry
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Discovery of Sustainable Catalytic Reactions for Synthesis

April 22, 2013 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Professor David Milstein
The Weizmann Institute of Science, IS
Department of Organic Chemistry
April 22, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Discovery of Sustainable Catalytic Reactions for Synthesis

Professor David Milstein – The Weizmann Institute of Science, IS, Department of Organic Chemistry
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Designing Molecules for Biomolecular Recognition

April 19, 2013 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Marcey Waters
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Department of Chemistry
April 19, 2013 • 9:30 AM

Designing Molecules for Biomolecular Recognition

Professor Marcey Waters – University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Discovery and Characterization of Influenza Virus RNA Secondary Structures

April 12, 2013 • 2:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Ph.D. Defense
Salvatore Fortunato Priore Jr.
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
April 12, 2013 • 2:00 PM

Discovery and Characterization of Influenza Virus RNA Secondary Structures

Salvatore Fortunato Priore Jr. – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Mechanistic Insight into the Cu(I) and TEMPO Catalyzed Oxidation of Alcohols

April 12, 2013 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Stephanie Dorn
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
April 12, 2013 • 9:30 AM

Mechanistic Insight into the Cu(I) and TEMPO Catalyzed Oxidation of Alcohols

Stephanie Dorn – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Localization of Electronic Excitation in Organic Semiconductors: Theoretical Views from Different Angles

April 3, 2013 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Dr. Sergei Tretiak
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Theoretical Division, Center for Nonlinear Studies and Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies
April 3, 2013 • 12:00 PM

Localization of Electronic Excitation in Organic Semiconductors: Theoretical Views from Different Angles

Dr. Sergei Tretiak – Los Alamos National Laboratory, Theoretical Division, Center for Nonlinear Studies and Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Nonadiabatic Excited State Molecular Dynamics: Perspectives for a Robust Future

April 2, 2013 • 2:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Ph.D. Defense
Tammie Nelson
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
April 2, 2013 • 2:00 PM

Nonadiabatic Excited State Molecular Dynamics: Perspectives for a Robust Future

Tammie Nelson – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Terahertz Spectroscopy of Crystalline Pharmaceuticals

April 1, 2013 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Professor Timothy M. Korter
Syracuse University
Department of Chemistry
April 1, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Terahertz Spectroscopy of Crystalline Pharmaceuticals

Professor Timothy M. Korter – Syracuse University, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Mechanistic Investigation of the Gold-Catalyzed Cyclization of Monoallylic Diols

March 29, 2013 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Lukiana Anka-Lufford
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
March 29, 2013 • 9:30 AM

Mechanistic Investigation of the Gold-Catalyzed Cyclization of Monoallylic Diols

Lukiana Anka-Lufford – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Computational and Experimental Advances in the RNA Therapeutic Pipeline

March 27, 2013 • 10:00 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Ph.D. Defense
Jason Daniel Tubbs
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
March 27, 2013 • 10:00 AM

Computational and Experimental Advances in the RNA Therapeutic Pipeline

Jason Daniel Tubbs – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Advances in C-N Bond Formation: Using Co(II) Porphyrin Catalysts for Nitrene Transfer Reactions

March 25, 2013 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Laura Ackerman
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
March 25, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Advances in C-N Bond Formation: Using Co(II) Porphyrin Catalysts for Nitrene Transfer Reactions

Laura Ackerman – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Accessing and Harnessing Metalated Intermediates Toward Synthetic Utility

March 22, 2013 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Eric Ferreira
Colorado State University
Department of Chemistry
March 22, 2013 • 9:30 AM

Accessing and Harnessing Metalated Intermediates Toward Synthetic Utility

Professor Eric Ferreira – Colorado State University, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Gold Nanostars as Tiny Hitchhikers for Cancer Therapeutics

March 20, 2013 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Teri Odom
Northwestern University
Department of Chemistry
March 20, 2013 • 12:00 PM

Gold Nanostars as Tiny Hitchhikers for Cancer Therapeutics

Professor Teri Odom – Northwestern University, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Heterometallic Models of the Oxygen Evolving Complex of Photosystem II

March 18, 2013 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Professor Theodor Agapie
California Institute of Technology
Department of Chemistry
March 18, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Heterometallic Models of the Oxygen Evolving Complex of Photosystem II

Professor Theodor Agapie – California Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Mechanistic Investigation of the Oxidative Mannich Reaction with tert-Butyl Hydroperoxide

March 15, 2013 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Douglas Tusch
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
March 15, 2013 • 9:30 AM

Mechanistic Investigation of the Oxidative Mannich Reaction with tert-Butyl Hydroperoxide

Douglas Tusch – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

The Battle of Nakadomarin A and other Campaigns in Complex Natural Product Synthesis

March 13, 2013 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Andrew S. Kende Distinguished Lecture
Professor Darren J. Dixon
University of Oxford - UK
Department of Chemistry
March 13, 2013 • 12:00 PM

The Battle of Nakadomarin A and other Campaigns in Complex Natural Product Synthesis

Professor Darren J. Dixon – University of Oxford - UK, Department of Chemistry
Andrew S. Kende Distinguished Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Catalyst Control in Complexity Building Reaction Cascades

March 12, 2013 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Andrew S. Kende Distinguished Lecture
Professor Darren J. Dixon
University of Oxford - UK
Department of Chemistry
March 12, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Catalyst Control in Complexity Building Reaction Cascades

Professor Darren J. Dixon – University of Oxford - UK, Department of Chemistry
Andrew S. Kende Distinguished Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Enantioselective Cooperative Catalysis With and Without Metals

March 11, 2013 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Andrew S. Kende Distinguished Lecture
Professor Darren J. Dixon
University of Oxford - UK
Department of Chemistry
March 11, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Enantioselective Cooperative Catalysis With and Without Metals

Professor Darren J. Dixon – University of Oxford - UK, Department of Chemistry
Andrew S. Kende Distinguished Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Nanoscale Imaging with Conjugated Polymer Nanoparticles

March 4, 2013 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Professor Jason McNeill
Clemson University
Department of Chemistry
March 4, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Nanoscale Imaging with Conjugated Polymer Nanoparticles

Professor Jason McNeill – Clemson University, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Recent Mechanistic Insight into the Stereoselective Conjugate Addition of Aldehydes to Nitro-olefins Catalyzed by Diarylprolinol Silyl Ethers

March 1, 2013 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Kyle Biegasiewicz
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
March 1, 2013 • 9:30 AM

Recent Mechanistic Insight into the Stereoselective Conjugate Addition of Aldehydes to Nitro-olefins Catalyzed by Diarylprolinol Silyl Ethers

Kyle Biegasiewicz – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

New Methods and Strategies for the Enantioselective Synthesis of Polycyclic Natural Products

February 22, 2013 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Sarah Reisman
California Institute of Technology
Department of Chemistry
February 22, 2013 • 9:30 AM

New Methods and Strategies for the Enantioselective Synthesis of Polycyclic Natural Products

Professor Sarah Reisman – California Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Covalency and the Relative Roles of 5f and 6d Orbitals in Actinide Metal-Ligand Bonds

February 18, 2013 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Dr. David L. Clark
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Laboratory Fellow
February 18, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Covalency and the Relative Roles of 5f and 6d Orbitals in Actinide Metal-Ligand Bonds

Dr. David L. Clark – Los Alamos National Laboratory, Laboratory Fellow
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Selective Aliphatic C-H bond Activation via Iron-Based Catalysts

February 15, 2013 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Joshua Kolev
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
February 15, 2013 • 9:30 AM

Selective Aliphatic C-H bond Activation via Iron-Based Catalysts

Joshua Kolev – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Small Molecule Inhibition of Ras Signaling – A System’s Approach

February 13, 2013 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Victor J. Chambers Memorial Lecture
Professor Herbert Waldmann
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology
Department of Chemical Biology
February 13, 2013 • 12:00 PM

Small Molecule Inhibition of Ras Signaling – A System’s Approach

Professor Herbert Waldmann – Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology, Department of Chemical Biology
Victor J. Chambers Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Hunting the Targets of Natural Product Inspired Compounds

February 12, 2013 • 4:30 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Victor J. Chambers Memorial Lecture
Professor Herbert Waldmann
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology
Department of Chemical Biology
February 12, 2013 • 4:30 PM

Hunting the Targets of Natural Product Inspired Compounds

Professor Herbert Waldmann – Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology, Department of Chemical Biology
Victor J. Chambers Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Biology Oriented Synthesis

February 11, 2013 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall, 140 Lander Auditorium
Victor J. Chambers Memorial Lecture
Professor Herbert Waldmann
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology
Department of Chemical Biology
February 11, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Biology Oriented Synthesis

Professor Herbert Waldmann – Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology, Department of Chemical Biology
Victor J. Chambers Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall, 140 Lander Auditorium
Seminar Page

Synthetic Chemical Tools for the Regulation of Cellular Processes

February 8, 2013 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Alex Deiters
North Carolina State University
Department of Chemistry
February 8, 2013 • 9:30 AM

Synthetic Chemical Tools for the Regulation of Cellular Processes

Professor Alex Deiters – North Carolina State University, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Enhanced Photostability In Organic Thin Films Deposited On Plasmonic Substrates

February 7, 2013 • 2:00 PM
Dewey 2110D
Ph.D. Defense
Steve Paquette
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
February 7, 2013 • 2:00 PM

Enhanced Photostability In Organic Thin Films Deposited On Plasmonic Substrates

Steve Paquette – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Dewey 2110D
Seminar Page

Controlling the Reactivity, Stability and Stiffness of Interfaces using Self-Assembled Monolayers and Thin Oxide Films

February 4, 2013 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Professor Chaim N. Sukenik
Bar Ilan University
Department of Chemistry
February 4, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Controlling the Reactivity, Stability and Stiffness of Interfaces using Self-Assembled Monolayers and Thin Oxide Films

Professor Chaim N. Sukenik – Bar Ilan University, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

De Novo Design of Functional Protein Assemblies: Towards Hydrogen Production

February 1, 2013 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Giovanna Ghirlanda
Arizona State University
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
February 1, 2013 • 9:30 AM

De Novo Design of Functional Protein Assemblies: Towards Hydrogen Production

Professor Giovanna Ghirlanda – Arizona State University, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Iron Cauldrons and Witches' Brews

January 28, 2013 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Professor Robin Bedford
University of Bristol - UK
Department of Chemistry
January 28, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Iron Cauldrons and Witches' Brews

Professor Robin Bedford – University of Bristol - UK, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Transition Metal Catalysis with Sigma Bonds to Carbon Adjacent to Carbonyls

January 25, 2013 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Chris Douglas
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Department of Chemistry
January 25, 2013 • 9:30 AM

Transition Metal Catalysis with Sigma Bonds to Carbon Adjacent to Carbonyls

Professor Chris Douglas – University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Correlation of Electronic Structure to Reactivity in Organometallic Catalysis and Polynuclear Small Molecule Activation

January 21, 2013 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Professor Theodore Betley
Harvard University
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
January 21, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Correlation of Electronic Structure to Reactivity in Organometallic Catalysis and Polynuclear Small Molecule Activation

Professor Theodore Betley – Harvard University, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

New Strategies in Reagent Design for Point-of-Use Diagnostics

January 18, 2013 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Scott Phillips
Pennsylvania State University
Department of Chemistry
January 18, 2013 • 9:30 AM

New Strategies in Reagent Design for Point-of-Use Diagnostics

Professor Scott Phillips – Pennsylvania State University, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Nanostructures for Label-Free Detection and Imaging

January 14, 2013 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Professor Zachary Schultz
University of Notre Dame
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
January 14, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Nanostructures for Label-Free Detection and Imaging

Professor Zachary Schultz – University of Notre Dame, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Fabrication and Characterization of Carbon Nanotube Membranes for Hydrogen Production Applications

January 11, 2013 • 11:15 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Gregory Pilgrim
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
January 11, 2013 • 11:15 AM

Fabrication and Characterization of Carbon Nanotube Membranes for Hydrogen Production Applications

Gregory Pilgrim – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Effective Solar Energy Conversion from Nanoscale Photovoltaics

January 7, 2013 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Dr. Heather Jaeger
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
January 7, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Effective Solar Energy Conversion from Nanoscale Photovoltaics

Dr. Heather Jaeger – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Factors that Influence the Self-Assembly of Amphipathic Peptides

December 18, 2012 • 10:00 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Ph.D. Defense
Naomi Lee
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
December 18, 2012 • 10:00 AM

Factors that Influence the Self-Assembly of Amphipathic Peptides

Naomi Lee – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Nonadiabatic Excited State Molecular Dynamics: Energy Transfer in Conjugated Polymers

December 17, 2012 • 4:00 PM
CSB 209
Physical Seminar
Tammie Nelson
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
December 17, 2012 • 4:00 PM

Nonadiabatic Excited State Molecular Dynamics: Energy Transfer in Conjugated Polymers

Tammie Nelson – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
CSB 209
Seminar Page

Regulation of Protein Function by Heme, Redox, and CO

December 12, 2012 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Biological Chemistry Cluster Seminar
Professor Stephen W. Ragsdale
University of Michigan Medical School
Department of Biological Chemistry
December 12, 2012 • 12:00 PM

Regulation of Protein Function by Heme, Redox, and CO

Professor Stephen W. Ragsdale – University of Michigan Medical School, Department of Biological Chemistry
Biological Chemistry Cluster Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Common Mechanisms for Carbon Dioxide Activation and Organic Transformations

December 10, 2012 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Professor Nilay Hazari
Yale University
Department of Chemistry
December 10, 2012 • 4:00 PM

Common Mechanisms for Carbon Dioxide Activation and Organic Transformations

Professor Nilay Hazari – Yale University, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Discovery of JANUVIA™ (Sitagliptin): A Selective Dipeptidyl Peptidase 4 Inhibitor for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

December 7, 2012 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Dr. Scott D. Edmondson
Merck & Co. Inc.
Department of Medicinal Chemistry
December 7, 2012 • 9:30 AM

Discovery of JANUVIA™ (Sitagliptin): A Selective Dipeptidyl Peptidase 4 Inhibitor for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

Dr. Scott D. Edmondson – Merck & Co. Inc., Department of Medicinal Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Novel Approaches to Increase the efficiency of Polymer-based Organic Photovoltaic Devices

December 3, 2012 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Felipe Angel
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
December 3, 2012 • 4:00 PM

Novel Approaches to Increase the efficiency of Polymer-based Organic Photovoltaic Devices

Felipe Angel – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Studies on Complex Natural Products

November 30, 2012 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Christopher Vanderwal
University of California at Irvine
Department of Chemistry
November 30, 2012 • 9:30 AM

Studies on Complex Natural Products

Professor Christopher Vanderwal – University of California at Irvine, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Microneedle-Array Based Gene Delivery for Microalgae Cells

November 28, 2012 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Materials Science Seminar
Professor Hitomi Mukaibo
University of Rochester
Department of Chemical Engineering
November 28, 2012 • 12:00 PM

Microneedle-Array Based Gene Delivery for Microalgae Cells

Professor Hitomi Mukaibo – University of Rochester, Department of Chemical Engineering
Materials Science Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Functional and Structured Hybrid Material Interfaces

November 28, 2012 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Materials Science Seminar
Professor Alex Shestopalov
University of Rochester
Department of Chemical Engineering
November 28, 2012 • 12:00 PM

Functional and Structured Hybrid Material Interfaces

Professor Alex Shestopalov – University of Rochester, Department of Chemical Engineering
Materials Science Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Chemistry in Confinement

November 14, 2012 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Christopher C. Cummins
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department of Chemistry
November 14, 2012 • 12:00 PM

Chemistry in Confinement

Professor Christopher C. Cummins – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Molecular Constructs as [FeFe]-H2ase Enzyme Active Site Biomimetics for Proton Reduction

November 12, 2012 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Professor Marcetta Darensbourg
Texas A&M University
Department of Chemistry
November 12, 2012 • 4:00 PM

Molecular Constructs as [FeFe]-H2ase Enzyme Active Site Biomimetics for Proton Reduction

Professor Marcetta Darensbourg – Texas A&M University, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Synthetic Studies of Reaction Cascades Initiated by 1,6-Conjugate Addition

November 9, 2012 • 1:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Ph.D. Defense
Joshua L. Brooks
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
November 9, 2012 • 1:00 PM

Synthetic Studies of Reaction Cascades Initiated by 1,6-Conjugate Addition

Joshua L. Brooks – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Designing Molecules for Biomedical Recognition

November 9, 2012 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Marcey Waters
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Department of Chemistry
Cancelled
November 9, 2012 • 9:30 AM

Designing Molecules for Biomedical Recognition

Professor Marcey Waters – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Cancelled

Conductance of DNA

November 7, 2012 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Esther Conwell
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
November 7, 2012 • 12:00 PM

Conductance of DNA

Professor Esther Conwell – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Conformational-Fluctuations in Single Molecule Enzymatic Reactions

October 31, 2012 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Jianshu Cao
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department of Chemistry
Cancelled
October 31, 2012 • 12:00 PM

Conformational-Fluctuations in Single Molecule Enzymatic Reactions

Professor Jianshu Cao – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Cancelled

Peptide Self-Assembly: From Pathological Amyloid to Engineered Biomaterials

October 24, 2012 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Bradley Nilsson
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
October 24, 2012 • 12:00 PM

Peptide Self-Assembly: From Pathological Amyloid to Engineered Biomaterials

Professor Bradley Nilsson – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Solar Energy Conversion Beyond the Limit

October 22, 2012 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Joint Chemistry Physical Seminar/Rochester Advanced Materials Program
Professor Xiaoyang Zhu
University of Texas at Austin
Center for Materials Chemistry
October 22, 2012 • 4:00 PM

Solar Energy Conversion Beyond the Limit

Professor Xiaoyang Zhu – University of Texas at Austin, Center for Materials Chemistry
Joint Chemistry Physical Seminar/Rochester Advanced Materials Program
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Cornell Dots: From Fundamentals of Fluorescent Silica Nanoparticles to Translational Clinical Applications

October 17, 2012 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Ulrich Wiesner
Cornell University
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
October 17, 2012 • 12:00 PM

Cornell Dots: From Fundamentals of Fluorescent Silica Nanoparticles to Translational Clinical Applications

Professor Ulrich Wiesner – Cornell University, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Progress Towards Third Generation Solar Energy Conversion: Can Quantum Dot Solar Cells Exceed the Shockley-Queisser Limit?

October 10, 2012 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Seymour Rothchild Lecture
Dr. Matthew C. Beard
Center for Advanced Solar Photophysics
Chemical and Material Sciences Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
October 10, 2012 • 12:00 PM

Progress Towards Third Generation Solar Energy Conversion: Can Quantum Dot Solar Cells Exceed the Shockley-Queisser Limit?

Dr. Matthew C. Beard – Center for Advanced Solar Photophysics, Chemical and Material Sciences Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Seymour Rothchild Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Going with the Flow: Mechanistic Studies on the Selective Catalytic Conversion of Methanol/Dimethyl Ether to Triptane

October 5, 2012 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Dr. Jay A. Labinger
California Institute of Technology
Department of Chemistry
October 5, 2012 • 9:30 AM

Going with the Flow: Mechanistic Studies on the Selective Catalytic Conversion of Methanol/Dimethyl Ether to Triptane

Dr. Jay A. Labinger – California Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Bioactive Natural Products: Synthetic Studies Fueling Discoveries at the Chemistry/-Biology Interface

October 3, 2012 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Daniel Romo
Texas A&M University
Department of Chemistry
October 3, 2012 • 12:00 PM

Bioactive Natural Products: Synthetic Studies Fueling Discoveries at the Chemistry/-Biology Interface

Professor Daniel Romo – Texas A&M University, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Life at the Single Molecule Level

October 2, 2012 • 7:30 PM
Rochester Riverside Radisson Hotel, Bausch B
Harrison Howe Award Lecture
Professor Xiaoliang Sunney Xie
Harvard University
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
October 2, 2012 • 7:30 PM

Life at the Single Molecule Level

Professor Xiaoliang Sunney Xie – Harvard University, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Harrison Howe Award Lecture
Rochester Riverside Radisson Hotel, Bausch B
Seminar Page

The Quest for Non Linear Coherent Optical Imaging for Biology and Medicine

October 2, 2012 • 1:00 PM
Rochester Riverside Radisson Hotel, Grand Ballroom
Harrison Howe Award Lecture
Professor Xiaoliang Sunney Xie
Harvard University
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
October 2, 2012 • 1:00 PM

The Quest for Non Linear Coherent Optical Imaging for Biology and Medicine

Professor Xiaoliang Sunney Xie – Harvard University, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Harrison Howe Award Lecture
Rochester Riverside Radisson Hotel, Grand Ballroom
Seminar Page

 Extending the Warranty of the Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell

September 24, 2012 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Professor Curtis Berlinguette
University of Calgary, Canada
Department of Chemistry
September 24, 2012 • 4:00 PM

 Extending the Warranty of the Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell

Professor Curtis Berlinguette – University of Calgary, Canada, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Building New Materials Using Synthetically Modified Biomolecules

September 21, 2012 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Matthew Francis
University of California, Berkeley
Department of Chemistry
September 21, 2012 • 9:30 AM

Building New Materials Using Synthetically Modified Biomolecules

Professor Matthew Francis – University of California, Berkeley, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

The Development of Cyclization Reactions Engendered by Synthetic Studies Toward Rocaglamide

September 20, 2012 • 1:00 PM
Gavett 312
Ph.D. Defense
William Spencer
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
September 20, 2012 • 1:00 PM

The Development of Cyclization Reactions Engendered by Synthetic Studies Toward Rocaglamide

William Spencer – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Gavett 312
Seminar Page

Selective Catalysis for Biomass Conversion

September 18, 2012 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Mahdi Abu-Omar
Purdue University
Department of Chemistry and School of Chemical Engineering
September 18, 2012 • 12:00 PM

Selective Catalysis for Biomass Conversion

Professor Mahdi Abu-Omar – Purdue University, Department of Chemistry and School of Chemical Engineering
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Metal-Metal Multiple Bonds In Early/Late Heterobimetallics: Small Molecule Activation and Catalytic Applications

September 17, 2012 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Professor Christine Thomas
Brandeis University
Department of Chemistry
September 17, 2012 • 4:00 PM

Metal-Metal Multiple Bonds In Early/Late Heterobimetallics: Small Molecule Activation and Catalytic Applications

Professor Christine Thomas – Brandeis University, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Edge States in a Graphene and Defect States in Quantum Dots Studied with Low-Temperature Scanning Probe Microscopy

August 17, 2012 • 2:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Professor Young Kuk
Seoul National University
Department of Physics and Astronomy
August 17, 2012 • 2:00 PM

Edge States in a Graphene and Defect States in Quantum Dots Studied with Low-Temperature Scanning Probe Microscopy

Professor Young Kuk – Seoul National University, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Solving the Problem of RNA Sequence Selectivity by Small Molecules with Application to Myotonic Dystrophy Type 1 and HIV-1

August 6, 2012 • 2:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Ph.D. Defense
Leslie Odame Ofori
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
August 6, 2012 • 2:00 PM

Solving the Problem of RNA Sequence Selectivity by Small Molecules with Application to Myotonic Dystrophy Type 1 and HIV-1

Leslie Odame Ofori – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Studies of B-Diketiminate Iron Complexes to Investigate Nitrogen Activation and Novel Iron-Sulfur Clusters

July 27, 2012 • 10:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Ph.D. Defense
Meghan Marguerite Rodriguez
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
July 27, 2012 • 10:30 AM

Studies of B-Diketiminate Iron Complexes to Investigate Nitrogen Activation and Novel Iron-Sulfur Clusters

Meghan Marguerite Rodriguez – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Photophysics of Isolated Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

July 23, 2012 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Nicole Briglio
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
July 23, 2012 • 4:00 PM

Photophysics of Isolated Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

Nicole Briglio – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Artificial Metalloenzymes: Merging the Best of Homogeneous and Enzymatic Catalysis

July 23, 2012 • 12:00 PM
Goergen Hall 109
Colloquium
Professor Thomas Ward
University of Basel, Switzerland
Department of Chemistry
July 23, 2012 • 12:00 PM

Artificial Metalloenzymes: Merging the Best of Homogeneous and Enzymatic Catalysis

Professor Thomas Ward – University of Basel, Switzerland, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Goergen Hall 109
Seminar Page

TBA

June 25, 2012 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Zhiji Han
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
Cancelled
June 25, 2012 • 4:00 PM

TBA

Zhiji Han – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Cancelled

I. Introduction to Phomactin A, II. The B-Iodoallenolate Cyclization, III. Studies Toward the Synthesis of Phomactin A

June 25, 2012 • 1:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Ph.D. Defense
Jennifer Ciesielski
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
June 25, 2012 • 1:00 PM

I. Introduction to Phomactin A, II. The B-Iodoallenolate Cyclization, III. Studies Toward the Synthesis of Phomactin A

Jennifer Ciesielski – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Making Drugs out of siRNAs

June 7, 2012 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Chemistry-Biology-Biophysics Interface Retreat
Muthiah Manoharan, Ph.D.
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
June 7, 2012 • 4:00 PM

Making Drugs out of siRNAs

Muthiah Manoharan, Ph.D. – Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
Chemistry-Biology-Biophysics Interface Retreat
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Role of conformational dynamics in HIV reverse transcriptase nucleotide specificity and the evolution of drug resistance

June 7, 2012 • 12:00 PM
Class of '62 Aud., URMC
Chemistry-Biology-Biophysics Interface Retreat
Professor Ken Johnson
University of Texas at Austin
Instiute of Cellular and Molecular Biology
June 7, 2012 • 12:00 PM

Role of conformational dynamics in HIV reverse transcriptase nucleotide specificity and the evolution of drug resistance

Professor Ken Johnson – University of Texas at Austin, Instiute of Cellular and Molecular Biology
Chemistry-Biology-Biophysics Interface Retreat
Class of '62 Aud., URMC
Seminar Page

Electrophilicly-driven Annulations of Polarized Nazarov Precursors with Tricationic Iridium(III) and Heterogeneous Gold Catalysts

June 1, 2012 • 9:30 AM
Goergen Hall 109
Ph.D. Defense
Tulaza Vaidya
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
June 1, 2012 • 9:30 AM

Electrophilicly-driven Annulations of Polarized Nazarov Precursors with Tricationic Iridium(III) and Heterogeneous Gold Catalysts

Tulaza Vaidya – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Goergen Hall 109
Seminar Page

Stabilized Anti-aromatic Cations? Making a Case for Hyperaromaticity

May 25, 2012 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Alexander Wotal
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
May 25, 2012 • 9:30 AM

Stabilized Anti-aromatic Cations? Making a Case for Hyperaromaticity

Alexander Wotal – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

New Polymer Membranes for Redox Flow Batteries and Fuel Cells

May 21, 2012 • 4:00 PM
Sloan Auditorium, Goergen Hall
Nanomaterials Symposium 2012 - Materials and Processes for Renewable Energy
Professor Michael Hickner
Pennsylvania State University
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
May 21, 2012 • 4:00 PM

New Polymer Membranes for Redox Flow Batteries and Fuel Cells

Professor Michael Hickner – Pennsylvania State University, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Nanomaterials Symposium 2012 - Materials and Processes for Renewable Energy
Sloan Auditorium, Goergen Hall
Seminar Page

Lessons from Nature about Solar Light Harvesting

May 21, 2012 • 2:10 PM
Sloan Auditorium, Goergen Hall
Nanomaterials Symposium 2012 - Materials and Processes for Renewable Energy
Professor Greg Scholes
University of Toronto
Department of Chemistry
May 21, 2012 • 2:10 PM

Lessons from Nature about Solar Light Harvesting

Professor Greg Scholes – University of Toronto, Department of Chemistry
Nanomaterials Symposium 2012 - Materials and Processes for Renewable Energy
Sloan Auditorium, Goergen Hall
Seminar Page

Bio-­nano Constructs for Solar Fuels

May 21, 2012 • 1:30 PM
Sloan Auditorium, Goergen Hall
Nanomaterials Symposium 2012 - Materials and Processes for Renewable Energy
Professor Kara Bren
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
May 21, 2012 • 1:30 PM

Bio-­nano Constructs for Solar Fuels

Professor Kara Bren – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Nanomaterials Symposium 2012 - Materials and Processes for Renewable Energy
Sloan Auditorium, Goergen Hall
Seminar Page

Prediction and Design of Materials from Crystal Structures to Nanocrystal Morphology and Assembly

May 21, 2012 • 10:50 AM
Sloan Auditorium, Goergen Hall
Nanomaterials Symposium 2012 - Materials and Processes for Renewable Energy
Professor Richard Hennig
Cornell University
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
May 21, 2012 • 10:50 AM

Prediction and Design of Materials from Crystal Structures to Nanocrystal Morphology and Assembly

Professor Richard Hennig – Cornell University, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Nanomaterials Symposium 2012 - Materials and Processes for Renewable Energy
Sloan Auditorium, Goergen Hall
Seminar Page

Gradient-Index Optics and Concentrating Photovoltaics

May 21, 2012 • 10:10 AM
Sloan Auditorium, Goergen Hall
Nanomaterials Symposium 2012 - Materials and Processes for Renewable Energy
Professor Duncan Moore
University of Rochester
Institute of Optics
May 21, 2012 • 10:10 AM

Gradient-Index Optics and Concentrating Photovoltaics

Professor Duncan Moore – University of Rochester, Institute of Optics
Nanomaterials Symposium 2012 - Materials and Processes for Renewable Energy
Sloan Auditorium, Goergen Hall
Seminar Page

Plexcore® OC: Aqueous and Non-Aqueous Solution Processed HILs for Organic Electronics Applications

May 21, 2012 • 8:35 AM
Sloan Auditorium, Goergen Hall
Nanomaterials Symposium 2012 - Materials and Processes for Renewable Energy
Dr. Christopher Brown
Plextronics Incorporated
May 21, 2012 • 8:35 AM

Plexcore® OC: Aqueous and Non-Aqueous Solution Processed HILs for Organic Electronics Applications

Dr. Christopher Brown – Plextronics Incorporated
Nanomaterials Symposium 2012 - Materials and Processes for Renewable Energy
Sloan Auditorium, Goergen Hall
Seminar Page

A Systematic Approach for Targeting Protein-Protein Interactions

May 18, 2012 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Paramjit Arora
New York University
Department of Chemistry
May 18, 2012 • 9:30 AM

A Systematic Approach for Targeting Protein-Protein Interactions

Professor Paramjit Arora – New York University, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

New Methods to Measure Anharmonic Coupling using Femtosecond Stimulated Raman Spectroscopy

May 14, 2012 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Barbara Dunlap
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
May 14, 2012 • 4:00 PM

New Methods to Measure Anharmonic Coupling using Femtosecond Stimulated Raman Spectroscopy

Barbara Dunlap – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Hydroaminoalkylation Catalyzed by Group 5 Metal Binaphtolate Complexes

May 11, 2012 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Sarah Paulson
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
May 11, 2012 • 9:30 AM

Hydroaminoalkylation Catalyzed by Group 5 Metal Binaphtolate Complexes

Sarah Paulson – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Targeting Membrane Lipids with Designed Peptides

May 4, 2012 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Jianmin Gao
Boston College
Department of Chemistry
May 4, 2012 • 9:30 AM

Targeting Membrane Lipids with Designed Peptides

Professor Jianmin Gao – Boston College, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Molecular Imaging Approaches to Studying Chemistry in the Brain

May 2, 2012 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Christopher J. Chang
University of California, Berkeley
Department of Chemistry and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute
May 2, 2012 • 12:00 PM

Molecular Imaging Approaches to Studying Chemistry in the Brain

Professor Christopher J. Chang – University of California, Berkeley, Department of Chemistry and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Nanostructured Photovoltaics: From Conjugated Polymer Morphology to Light Harvesting with Nanoparticles

April 30, 2012 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Professor David S. Ginger
University of Washington
Department of Chemistry
April 30, 2012 • 4:00 PM

Nanostructured Photovoltaics: From Conjugated Polymer Morphology to Light Harvesting with Nanoparticles

Professor David S. Ginger – University of Washington, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Inhibiting RNA with Drug-like Molecules

April 25, 2012 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Gabriele Varani
University of Washington
Department of Chemistry
April 25, 2012 • 12:00 PM

Inhibiting RNA with Drug-like Molecules

Professor Gabriele Varani – University of Washington, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Dopants and Charge Carriers in Colloidal Semiconductor Nanocrystals

April 23, 2012 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Professor Daniel Gamelin
University of Washington
Department of Chemistry
April 23, 2012 • 4:00 PM

Dopants and Charge Carriers in Colloidal Semiconductor Nanocrystals

Professor Daniel Gamelin – University of Washington, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

How to Tie Peptide Knots

April 20, 2012 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor A. James Link
Princeton University
Departments of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Molecular Biology
April 20, 2012 • 9:30 AM

How to Tie Peptide Knots

Professor A. James Link – Princeton University, Departments of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Molecular Biology
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Imaging Metal-Induced Oxidative Stress - Inorganic Chemistry to the Rescue

April 19, 2012 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Professor Valerie Pierre
University of Minnesota
Department of Chemistry
April 19, 2012 • 4:00 PM

Imaging Metal-Induced Oxidative Stress - Inorganic Chemistry to the Rescue

Professor Valerie Pierre – University of Minnesota, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Engineering Native and Artificial Heme c Containing Proteins for Biochemical Applications and Studies of Protein Folding

April 18, 2012 • 2:30 PM
401 Morey Hall
Ph.D. Defense
Wesley B. Asher
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
April 18, 2012 • 2:30 PM

Engineering Native and Artificial Heme c Containing Proteins for Biochemical Applications and Studies of Protein Folding

Wesley B. Asher – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
401 Morey Hall
Seminar Page

1. Solar Energy Conversion to Hydrogen Using Molybdenum Complexes for Proton Reduction 2. No Organometallic Reagents Required: Synthesis of Ketones From Organic Halides

April 18, 2012 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
SYCAM Seminar
William Eckenhoff and Alexander Wotal
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
April 18, 2012 • 12:00 PM

1. Solar Energy Conversion to Hydrogen Using Molybdenum Complexes for Proton Reduction 2. No Organometallic Reagents Required: Synthesis of Ketones From Organic Halides

William Eckenhoff and Alexander Wotal – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
SYCAM Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Development of Dye Sensitized Solar Cells

April 17, 2012 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Randy Sabatini
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
April 17, 2012 • 4:00 PM

Development of Dye Sensitized Solar Cells

Randy Sabatini – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Mechanistic Studies of Benzylsilane and Benzylgermane Cation Radicals

April 13, 2012 • 3:30 PM
109 Goergen
Ph.D. Defense
Mary Susan Lenczewski
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
April 13, 2012 • 3:30 PM

Mechanistic Studies of Benzylsilane and Benzylgermane Cation Radicals

Mary Susan Lenczewski – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
109 Goergen
Seminar Page

Methods for Asymmetric Alkylation and Haloalkylation of Enolates

April 13, 2012 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Armen Zakarian
University of California, Santa Barbara
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
April 13, 2012 • 9:30 AM

Methods for Asymmetric Alkylation and Haloalkylation of Enolates

Professor Armen Zakarian – University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Organic Light Emitting Devices with Linearly-Graded Mixed Host Architecture

April 12, 2012 • 2:00 PM
2110D Dewey Hall
Ph.D. Defense
Sang Min Lee
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
April 12, 2012 • 2:00 PM

Organic Light Emitting Devices with Linearly-Graded Mixed Host Architecture

Sang Min Lee – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
2110D Dewey Hall
Seminar Page

Ultrafast Dynamics in Photosynthetic Complexes and Components of DNA

April 9, 2012 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Professor Andrew Moran
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Department of Chemistry
April 9, 2012 • 4:00 PM

Ultrafast Dynamics in Photosynthetic Complexes and Components of DNA

Professor Andrew Moran – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Ruthenium Catalyzed Hydroamidation of Terminal Alkynes

April 6, 2012 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Hui Wang
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
April 6, 2012 • 9:30 AM

Ruthenium Catalyzed Hydroamidation of Terminal Alkynes

Hui Wang – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Chiral Counterions in Catalysis

April 4, 2012 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Andrew S. Kende Distinguished Lecture
Professor Dr. Magnus Rueping
RWTH-Aachen University
Institute of Organic Chemistry
April 4, 2012 • 12:00 PM

Chiral Counterions in Catalysis

Professor Dr. Magnus Rueping – RWTH-Aachen University, Institute of Organic Chemistry
Andrew S. Kende Distinguished Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Asymmetric Brønsted Acid Catalysis

April 3, 2012 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Andrew S. Kende Distinguished Lecture
Professor Dr. Magnus Rueping
RWTH-Aachen University
Institute of Organic Chemistry
April 3, 2012 • 4:00 PM

Asymmetric Brønsted Acid Catalysis

Professor Dr. Magnus Rueping – RWTH-Aachen University, Institute of Organic Chemistry
Andrew S. Kende Distinguished Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Bio-Inspired Catalysis: From Concepts to Applications

April 2, 2012 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Andrew S. Kende Distinguished Lecture
Professor Dr. Magnus Rueping
RWTH-Aachen University
Institute of Organic Chemistry
April 2, 2012 • 4:00 PM

Bio-Inspired Catalysis: From Concepts to Applications

Professor Dr. Magnus Rueping – RWTH-Aachen University, Institute of Organic Chemistry
Andrew S. Kende Distinguished Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Nickel-Catalyzed Conjugate Addition of Organic Halides

March 29, 2012 • 10:15 AM
Computer Studies 209
Ph.D. Defense
Ruja Shrestha
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
March 29, 2012 • 10:15 AM

Nickel-Catalyzed Conjugate Addition of Organic Halides

Ruja Shrestha – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Computer Studies 209
Seminar Page

How Proteins Find and Recognize Targets on DNA: Mechanism of Facilitated Target Search

March 28, 2012 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Anatoly Kolomeisky
Rice University
Department of Chemistry
March 28, 2012 • 12:00 PM

How Proteins Find and Recognize Targets on DNA: Mechanism of Facilitated Target Search

Professor Anatoly Kolomeisky – Rice University, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Assembled All-Quantum Dot Films for the Photoelectric Stimulation of Neuronal Action Potential

March 26, 2012 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Kelly Sowers
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
March 26, 2012 • 4:00 PM

Assembled All-Quantum Dot Films for the Photoelectric Stimulation of Neuronal Action Potential

Kelly Sowers – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Reaction Development and Discovery: Synthesis of Alkaloids and Heterocyclic Natural Product Targets

March 23, 2012 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Robert Batey
University of Toronto
Department of Chemistry
March 23, 2012 • 9:30 AM

Reaction Development and Discovery: Synthesis of Alkaloids and Heterocyclic Natural Product Targets

Professor Robert Batey – University of Toronto, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Mechanism for the Fragmentation of Aryltrialkylstannane Cation Radicals

March 20, 2012 • 2:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Ph.D. Defense
Pu Luo
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
March 20, 2012 • 2:00 PM

Mechanism for the Fragmentation of Aryltrialkylstannane Cation Radicals

Pu Luo – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Exploring Electron Transfer: From Photochemistry to Energy Conversion

March 19, 2012 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Professor Troy Van Voorhis
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department of Chemistry
March 19, 2012 • 4:00 PM

Exploring Electron Transfer: From Photochemistry to Energy Conversion

Professor Troy Van Voorhis – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Nanomedicine: Concepts and Applications

March 16, 2012 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Yekaterina Lyubarskaya
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
March 16, 2012 • 9:30 AM

Nanomedicine: Concepts and Applications

Yekaterina Lyubarskaya – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Chelation-Assisted Oxidative C–H Functionalization under Transition-Metal Catalysis

March 12, 2012 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Professor Tetsuya Satoh
Osaka University, Japan
Department of Chemistry
March 12, 2012 • 4:00 PM

Chelation-Assisted Oxidative C–H Functionalization under Transition-Metal Catalysis

Professor Tetsuya Satoh – Osaka University, Japan, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Synthesis and Properties of Non-Ionic RNA Analogues for Applications in RNA Interference

March 9, 2012 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Eriks Rozners
Binghamton University
Department of Chemistry
March 9, 2012 • 9:30 AM

Synthesis and Properties of Non-Ionic RNA Analogues for Applications in RNA Interference

Professor Eriks Rozners – Binghamton University, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Revised view of electron transfer dependence on free energy

March 7, 2012 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Samir Farid
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
March 7, 2012 • 12:00 PM

Revised view of electron transfer dependence on free energy

Professor Samir Farid – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Chelation on Cue: Designing Prochelators to Bind Cellular Metal Ions in Response to Disease-Associated Stimuli

March 5, 2012 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Professor Katherine Franz
Duke University
Department of Chemistry
March 5, 2012 • 4:00 PM

Chelation on Cue: Designing Prochelators to Bind Cellular Metal Ions in Response to Disease-Associated Stimuli

Professor Katherine Franz – Duke University, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Evolution of a Universal, Bio-Inspired Synthetic Route to Palau'amine and Related Compounds

March 2, 2012 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Steven Jacob
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
March 2, 2012 • 9:30 AM

Evolution of a Universal, Bio-Inspired Synthetic Route to Palau'amine and Related Compounds

Steven Jacob – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Dynamics of Nuclei in Large Molecular Systems Using the Approximate Quantum Trajectory Framework in Cartesian Space

February 27, 2012 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Professor Sophya Garashchuk
University of South Carolina
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
February 27, 2012 • 4:00 PM

Dynamics of Nuclei in Large Molecular Systems Using the Approximate Quantum Trajectory Framework in Cartesian Space

Professor Sophya Garashchuk – University of South Carolina, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Catalytic Asymmetric Synthesis of Branched Chiral Allylic Esters

February 24, 2012 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Yu-Wen Huang
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
February 24, 2012 • 9:30 AM

Catalytic Asymmetric Synthesis of Branched Chiral Allylic Esters

Yu-Wen Huang – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Studies of Natural and Artificial Photosynthesis

February 22, 2012 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Victor Batista
Yale University
Department of Chemistry
February 22, 2012 • 12:00 PM

Studies of Natural and Artificial Photosynthesis

Professor Victor Batista – Yale University, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Wood Eye! Selective Aerobic Oxidation of C-C Bonds in Lignin Models using Base Metal Complexes: A Comparison of Oxovanadium and Copper Complexes

February 20, 2012 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Professor R. Tom Baker
University of Ottawa, Canada
Department of Chemistry
February 20, 2012 • 4:00 PM

Wood Eye! Selective Aerobic Oxidation of C-C Bonds in Lignin Models using Base Metal Complexes: A Comparison of Oxovanadium and Copper Complexes

Professor R. Tom Baker – University of Ottawa, Canada, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Factors Affecting the Heme Electronic Structure of Proteins with Heme c

February 20, 2012 • 2:15 PM
Goergen 109
Ph.D. Defense
Mehmet Can
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
February 20, 2012 • 2:15 PM

Factors Affecting the Heme Electronic Structure of Proteins with Heme c

Mehmet Can – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Goergen 109
Seminar Page

Design and Synthesis of alpha/beta-Peptide Foldamers for Biological Applications

February 17, 2012 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Wathsala Liyanage
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
February 17, 2012 • 9:30 AM

Design and Synthesis of alpha/beta-Peptide Foldamers for Biological Applications

Wathsala Liyanage – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

1. Catalytic C-H Functionalization via Iron 2. Removal of Surface Bound Tritium using an Inductively Coupled Plasma

February 13, 2012 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Aaron Walsh, Matthew Sharpe
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
February 13, 2012 • 4:00 PM

1. Catalytic C-H Functionalization via Iron 2. Removal of Surface Bound Tritium using an Inductively Coupled Plasma

Aaron Walsh, Matthew Sharpe – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Peptide Mediated Asymmetric Catalysis

February 10, 2012 • 9:00 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
John Frost
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
February 10, 2012 • 9:00 AM

Peptide Mediated Asymmetric Catalysis

John Frost – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Overcoming the Oxidant Problem: Strategies to Use O2 as the Oxidant in Catalytic C-H Oxidation Reactions

February 8, 2012 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Shannon S. Stahl
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Department of Chemistry
February 8, 2012 • 12:00 PM

Overcoming the Oxidant Problem: Strategies to Use O2 as the Oxidant in Catalytic C-H Oxidation Reactions

Professor Shannon S. Stahl – University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

1. Hydrogen Storage in Metal-Organic Frameworks 2. Bio-nano Interfaces for Solar Energy Applications

February 6, 2012 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Yunzhe Jiao, Lenore Kubie
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
February 6, 2012 • 4:00 PM

1. Hydrogen Storage in Metal-Organic Frameworks 2. Bio-nano Interfaces for Solar Energy Applications

Yunzhe Jiao, Lenore Kubie – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

The Development of Pd-Catalyzed Cross-Couplings of Ammonia with Aryl Halides

February 3, 2012 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Peter Carlsen
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
February 3, 2012 • 9:30 AM

The Development of Pd-Catalyzed Cross-Couplings of Ammonia with Aryl Halides

Peter Carlsen – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

DNA: Not Merely the Secret of Life

February 1, 2012 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Seymour Rothchild Lecture
Professor Nadrian C. Seeman
New York University
Department of Chemistry
February 1, 2012 • 12:00 PM

DNA: Not Merely the Secret of Life

Professor Nadrian C. Seeman – New York University, Department of Chemistry
Seymour Rothchild Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

A Masked Two-Coordinate Cobalt (I) Complex that Activates C-F Bonds

January 31, 2012 • 2:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Ph.D. Defense
Thomas Dugan
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
January 31, 2012 • 2:00 PM

A Masked Two-Coordinate Cobalt (I) Complex that Activates C-F Bonds

Thomas Dugan – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Development of Re and Ir Complexes as Catalysts for Oxygen Atom Transfer and C-H Activation/ Functionalization

January 30, 2012 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Professor Elon Ison
North Carolina State University
Department of Chemistry
January 30, 2012 • 4:00 PM

Development of Re and Ir Complexes as Catalysts for Oxygen Atom Transfer and C-H Activation/ Functionalization

Professor Elon Ison – North Carolina State University, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

High Throughput Screening for Combination Therapies

January 27, 2012 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Arielle Butts
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
January 27, 2012 • 9:30 AM

High Throughput Screening for Combination Therapies

Arielle Butts – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Shedding Light on Dark Multiple Exciton States in Acene Crystals

January 26, 2012 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Dr. Paul Zimmerman
University of California at Berkeley
Department of Chemistry
January 26, 2012 • 4:00 PM

Shedding Light on Dark Multiple Exciton States in Acene Crystals

Dr. Paul Zimmerman – University of California at Berkeley, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Novel methods for nonadiabatic dynamics: direct dynamic simulations of electron transfer and proton-coupled electron transfer

January 23, 2012 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Dr. Nandini Ananth
California Institute of Technology
Department of Chemistry
January 23, 2012 • 4:00 PM

Novel methods for nonadiabatic dynamics: direct dynamic simulations of electron transfer and proton-coupled electron transfer

Dr. Nandini Ananth – California Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Time-resolved Pump Probe Spectroscopy to Follow Valence Electron Motion

January 19, 2012 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Dr. Anthony Dutoi
University of Heidelberg, Germany
Theoretical Chemistry
January 19, 2012 • 4:00 PM

Time-resolved Pump Probe Spectroscopy to Follow Valence Electron Motion

Dr. Anthony Dutoi – University of Heidelberg, Germany, Theoretical Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Single-Molecule Pulling: Fundamentals and Applications in Molecular Electronics and Molecular Motors

January 16, 2012 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Dr. Ignacio Franco
Fritz Haber Institute - Max Planck Society, Germany
Theoretical Chemistry
January 16, 2012 • 4:00 PM

Single-Molecule Pulling: Fundamentals and Applications in Molecular Electronics and Molecular Motors

Dr. Ignacio Franco – Fritz Haber Institute - Max Planck Society, Germany, Theoretical Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

I. Fingerprint-driven engineering of highly regio- or stereoselective P450 oxidation catalysts; II. Oxidation-Initiated Nazarov Cyclization of Vinyl Alkoxyallenes

January 11, 2012 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
SYCAM Seminar
Kaidong Zhang and William Spencer
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
January 11, 2012 • 12:00 PM

I. Fingerprint-driven engineering of highly regio- or stereoselective P450 oxidation catalysts; II. Oxidation-Initiated Nazarov Cyclization of Vinyl Alkoxyallenes

Kaidong Zhang and William Spencer – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
SYCAM Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Understanding Dynamical Properties in Complex Molecular Systems Through a Practical Quantum Approach: From Simple Chemical Reaction Rate to Spectroscopy

January 5, 2012 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Dr. Jian Liu
Stanford University
Department of Chemistry
January 5, 2012 • 4:00 PM

Understanding Dynamical Properties in Complex Molecular Systems Through a Practical Quantum Approach: From Simple Chemical Reaction Rate to Spectroscopy

Dr. Jian Liu – Stanford University, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Time-Dependent Theories for Photo-Induced Processes

December 19, 2011 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Dr. Hanning Chen
Northwestern University
Department of Chemistry
December 19, 2011 • 4:00 PM

Time-Dependent Theories for Photo-Induced Processes

Dr. Hanning Chen – Northwestern University, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Invesigations Into the Charge Transfer Mechanism of 4-(Dimethylamino)benzonitrile Using Ultrafast Spectroscopy

December 16, 2011 • 1:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Ph.D. Defense
Justin M. Rhinehart
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
December 16, 2011 • 1:00 PM

Invesigations Into the Charge Transfer Mechanism of 4-(Dimethylamino)benzonitrile Using Ultrafast Spectroscopy

Justin M. Rhinehart – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Low-coordinate Iron(I) and Iron(II) Compounds as Model Complexes for Nitrogenase

December 14, 2011 • 2:30 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Ph.D. Defense
Karen P. Chiang
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
December 14, 2011 • 2:30 PM

Low-coordinate Iron(I) and Iron(II) Compounds as Model Complexes for Nitrogenase

Karen P. Chiang – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Qualitative and Quantitative Quantum Chemistry for Realistic Systems

December 12, 2011 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Dr. Dmitry Zubarev
University of California, Berkeley
Department of Chemistry
December 12, 2011 • 4:00 PM

Qualitative and Quantitative Quantum Chemistry for Realistic Systems

Dr. Dmitry Zubarev – University of California, Berkeley, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Role of Hydrophobicity, Aromaticity and Turn Nucleation in Peptide Self-Assembly

December 12, 2011 • 3:00 PM
Goergen 109
Ph.D. Defense
Todd M. Doran
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
December 12, 2011 • 3:00 PM

Role of Hydrophobicity, Aromaticity and Turn Nucleation in Peptide Self-Assembly

Todd M. Doran – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Goergen 109
Seminar Page

Thermodynamic and NMR Structural Studies of RNA Hairpin Loops

December 9, 2011 • 1:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Ph.D. Defense
Jing Qiao
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
December 9, 2011 • 1:00 PM

Thermodynamic and NMR Structural Studies of RNA Hairpin Loops

Jing Qiao – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Three-Coordinate Iron Complexes with Terminal Imido Ligands

December 8, 2011 • 2:00 PM
Gavett 208
Ph.D. Defense
Ryan E. Cowley
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
December 8, 2011 • 2:00 PM

Three-Coordinate Iron Complexes with Terminal Imido Ligands

Ryan E. Cowley – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Gavett 208
Seminar Page

Development of Novel Rhodium and Iridium Complexes with a fac-Chelating Ligand for Electrophillic C-H Activation

December 5, 2011 • 12:45 PM
Computer Science Building 209
Ph.D. Defense
Jennifer Lee Rhinehart
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
December 5, 2011 • 12:45 PM

Development of Novel Rhodium and Iridium Complexes with a fac-Chelating Ligand for Electrophillic C-H Activation

Jennifer Lee Rhinehart – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Computer Science Building 209
Seminar Page

Studies of Natural and Artificial Photosynthesis

November 30, 2011 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Victor Batista
Yale University
Department of Chemistry
Cancelled
November 30, 2011 • 12:00 PM

Studies of Natural and Artificial Photosynthesis

Professor Victor Batista – Yale University, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Cancelled

1. Investigating the Mechanism of Hoechst 33258 Inhibition of Candida spp. Growth and 2. RNA Internal Loops with Tandem AG Pairs

November 29, 2011 • 2:00 PM
Gavett 310
Ph.D. Defense
Nicholas Brent Hammond
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
November 29, 2011 • 2:00 PM

1. Investigating the Mechanism of Hoechst 33258 Inhibition of Candida spp. Growth and 2. RNA Internal Loops with Tandem AG Pairs

Nicholas Brent Hammond – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Gavett 310
Seminar Page

Small Molecules as Chemical Tools and Potential Therapeutics for Human Neurodegenerative Diseases

November 21, 2011 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Professor Mi Hee Lim
University of Michigan
Department of Chemistry
November 21, 2011 • 4:00 PM

Small Molecules as Chemical Tools and Potential Therapeutics for Human Neurodegenerative Diseases

Professor Mi Hee Lim – University of Michigan, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Calculating and Analyzing Intermolecular Interactions

November 17, 2011 • 11:00 AM
Computer Science Building 209
W. Albert Noyes Jr. Memorial Lecture
Professor Martin Head-Gordon
University of California, Berkeley
Department of Chemistry
November 17, 2011 • 11:00 AM

Calculating and Analyzing Intermolecular Interactions

Professor Martin Head-Gordon – University of California, Berkeley, Department of Chemistry
W. Albert Noyes Jr. Memorial Lecture
Computer Science Building 209
Seminar Page

Strong Electron Correlations in Molecules: Methods and Applications to Tetraradicaloids and Singlet Fission

November 16, 2011 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
W. Albert Noyes Jr. Memorial Lecture
Professor Martin Head-Gordon
University of California, Berkeley
Department of Chemistry
November 16, 2011 • 12:00 PM

Strong Electron Correlations in Molecules: Methods and Applications to Tetraradicaloids and Singlet Fission

Professor Martin Head-Gordon – University of California, Berkeley, Department of Chemistry
W. Albert Noyes Jr. Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Advances in Practical Density Functional Theory Calculations with Application to Energy Conversion Problems

November 15, 2011 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
W. Albert Noyes Jr. Memorial Lecture
Professor Martin Head-Gordon
University of California, Berkeley
Department of Chemistry
November 15, 2011 • 4:00 PM

Advances in Practical Density Functional Theory Calculations with Application to Energy Conversion Problems

Professor Martin Head-Gordon – University of California, Berkeley, Department of Chemistry
W. Albert Noyes Jr. Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

RNA Secondary Structure Discovery and Characterization

November 14, 2011 • 2:00 PM
Goergen 109
Ph.D. Defense
Walter Moss
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
November 14, 2011 • 2:00 PM

RNA Secondary Structure Discovery and Characterization

Walter Moss – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Goergen 109
Seminar Page

Recent Applications of Amyloid-Targeting Agents

November 11, 2011 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Jerry Yang
University of California, San Diego
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
November 11, 2011 • 9:30 AM

Recent Applications of Amyloid-Targeting Agents

Professor Jerry Yang – University of California, San Diego, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Mechanisms of Ultrafast Photoinduced Vibrational and Electronic Energy Transfer

November 9, 2011 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor David W. McCamant
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
November 9, 2011 • 12:00 PM

Mechanisms of Ultrafast Photoinduced Vibrational and Electronic Energy Transfer

Professor David W. McCamant – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

A Combinatorial and Distributed Search for Semiconducting Oxides that Photoelectrolyze Water

November 3, 2011 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Professor Bruce Parkinson
University of Wyoming
Department of Chemistry and School of Energy Resources
November 3, 2011 • 4:00 PM

A Combinatorial and Distributed Search for Semiconducting Oxides that Photoelectrolyze Water

Professor Bruce Parkinson – University of Wyoming, Department of Chemistry and School of Energy Resources
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Synthesis and Biology of the Phorboxazole Natural Products

November 2, 2011 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Craig Forsyth
The Ohio State University
Department of Chemistry
November 2, 2011 • 12:00 PM

Synthesis and Biology of the Phorboxazole Natural Products

Professor Craig Forsyth – The Ohio State University, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Unusual Reactivity of 2- and 3-Coordinate Nickel: Chemistry Outside the Square Plane

October 31, 2011 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Professor Gregory Hillhouse
University of Chicago
Department of Chemistry
October 31, 2011 • 4:00 PM

Unusual Reactivity of 2- and 3-Coordinate Nickel: Chemistry Outside the Square Plane

Professor Gregory Hillhouse – University of Chicago, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

The Chemistry of NHC-Boranes

October 28, 2011 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Emmanuel Lacôte
Institute for Natural Products Chemistry, CNRS
Gif sur Yvette, France
October 28, 2011 • 9:30 AM

The Chemistry of NHC-Boranes

Professor Emmanuel Lacôte – Institute for Natural Products Chemistry, CNRS, Gif sur Yvette, France
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Geometric and Electronic Structure Contributions to Cu/O2 Reactivity

October 26, 2011 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Edward I. Solomon
Stanford University
Department of Chemistry
October 26, 2011 • 12:00 PM

Geometric and Electronic Structure Contributions to Cu/O2 Reactivity

Professor Edward I. Solomon – Stanford University, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Insight into the Principles of Amphipathic Peptide Self-Assembly

October 19, 2011 • 3:30 PM
Goergen 109
Ph.D. Defense
Charles James Bowerman
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
October 19, 2011 • 3:30 PM

Insight into the Principles of Amphipathic Peptide Self-Assembly

Charles James Bowerman – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Goergen 109
Seminar Page

Wave Function Engineering in Quantum Dots and Nano-heterostructures for Efficient Single and Multiple Exciton Dissociation

October 17, 2011 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Professor Tian Quan Lian
Emory University
Department of Chemistry
October 17, 2011 • 4:00 PM

Wave Function Engineering in Quantum Dots and Nano-heterostructures for Efficient Single and Multiple Exciton Dissociation

Professor Tian Quan Lian – Emory University, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Amphoteric Molecules in Organic Synthesis

October 14, 2011 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Andrei K. Yudin
University of Toronto
Department of Chemistry
October 14, 2011 • 9:30 AM

Amphoteric Molecules in Organic Synthesis

Professor Andrei K. Yudin – University of Toronto, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Chemistry of ELND006, a Gamma-Secretase Inhibitor for Alzheimer's Disease

October 7, 2011 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Dr. Lee H. Latimer
Consultant, Pharmaceutical Chemistry
October 7, 2011 • 9:30 AM

Chemistry of ELND006, a Gamma-Secretase Inhibitor for Alzheimer's Disease

Dr. Lee H. Latimer – Consultant, Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Using Synthetic Chemistry to Understand Copper Protein Active Sites

October 5, 2011 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor William B. Tolman
University of Minnesota
Department of Chemistry
October 5, 2011 • 12:00 PM

Using Synthetic Chemistry to Understand Copper Protein Active Sites

Professor William B. Tolman – University of Minnesota, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Nano-iron Remediation of Contaminants in Soil and Ground Water

September 28, 2011 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Professor Thomas E. Mallouk
Pennsylvania State University
Department of Chemistry
September 28, 2011 • 12:00 PM

Nano-iron Remediation of Contaminants in Soil and Ground Water

Professor Thomas E. Mallouk – Pennsylvania State University, Department of Chemistry
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Nanomaterials in One Dimension: Exploring Mesoscopic Phenomena in Template-Grown Nanowires

September 27, 2011 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Professor Thomas E. Mallouk
Pennsylvania State University
Department of Chemistry
September 27, 2011 • 4:00 PM

Nanomaterials in One Dimension: Exploring Mesoscopic Phenomena in Template-Grown Nanowires

Professor Thomas E. Mallouk – Pennsylvania State University, Department of Chemistry
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Light Harvesting and Water Splitting in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

September 26, 2011 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Professor Thomas E. Mallouk
Pennsylvania State University
Department of Chemistry
September 26, 2011 • 4:00 PM

Light Harvesting and Water Splitting in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

Professor Thomas E. Mallouk – Pennsylvania State University, Department of Chemistry
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Multivalent polymers in the design of hybrid biomaterials

September 21, 2011 • 12:00 PM
Goergen 101
Colloquium
Professor Kristi Lynn Kiick
University of Delaware
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
September 21, 2011 • 12:00 PM

Multivalent polymers in the design of hybrid biomaterials

Professor Kristi Lynn Kiick – University of Delaware, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Colloquium
Goergen 101
Seminar Page

Learning from Nature: Materials for Solar Fuel Production

September 19, 2011 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Professor Gary Brudvig
Yale University
Department of Chemistry
September 19, 2011 • 4:00 PM

Learning from Nature: Materials for Solar Fuel Production

Professor Gary Brudvig – Yale University, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Part I. Apo Azurin and its Mutants as Mononuclear Metal Scaffolds; Part II. Homogeneous Photogeneration of Hydrogen from Aqueous Solutions

September 13, 2011 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Ph.D. Defense
Matthew P. McLaughlin
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
September 13, 2011 • 4:00 PM

Part I. Apo Azurin and its Mutants as Mononuclear Metal Scaffolds; Part II. Homogeneous Photogeneration of Hydrogen from Aqueous Solutions

Matthew P. McLaughlin – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Catalysis with dirhodium metallopeptides

September 9, 2011 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Zachary T. Ball
Rice University
Department of Chemistry
September 9, 2011 • 9:30 AM

Catalysis with dirhodium metallopeptides

Professor Zachary T. Ball – Rice University, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Non-Equilibrium Splits of the Projectile and the Mechanism of Ca + Sn Reactions at 45 AMeV

August 18, 2011 • 3:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Ph.D. Defense
Michael J. Quinlan
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
August 18, 2011 • 3:00 PM

Non-Equilibrium Splits of the Projectile and the Mechanism of Ca + Sn Reactions at 45 AMeV

Michael J. Quinlan – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Self-Assembly and Hydrogelation of Fmoc-Phenylalanine Derivatives

August 8, 2011 • 1:00 PM
Goergen Hall 108
Ph.D. Defense
Derek M. Ryan
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
August 8, 2011 • 1:00 PM

Self-Assembly and Hydrogelation of Fmoc-Phenylalanine Derivatives

Derek M. Ryan – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Goergen Hall 108
Seminar Page

Synthesis and Photoluminescence of Copper(I) Triazole Complexes and Copper(I)/Gold(I) Clusters

July 20, 2011 • 1:30 PM
Goergen Hall 109
Ph.D. Defense
Gerald F. Manbeck
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
July 20, 2011 • 1:30 PM

Synthesis and Photoluminescence of Copper(I) Triazole Complexes and Copper(I)/Gold(I) Clusters

Gerald F. Manbeck – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Goergen Hall 109
Seminar Page

“Synthetic Proteins: New Tools for New Biology”

June 9, 2011 • 3:30 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Biological Chemistry Cluster Seminar
Sachdev Sidhu, Associate Professor of Molecular Genetics
University of Toronto, Canada
June 9, 2011 • 3:30 PM

“Synthetic Proteins: New Tools for New Biology”

Sachdev Sidhu, Associate Professor of Molecular Genetics – University of Toronto, Canada
Biological Chemistry Cluster Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

“Ferritin Protein Nanocages- How Iron moves In, Out & Controls Biosynthesis”

June 9, 2011 • 2:30 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Biological Chemistry Cluster Seminar
Elizabeth Theil, Senior Scientist
Childrens Hospital Oakland Research Institute
June 9, 2011 • 2:30 PM

“Ferritin Protein Nanocages- How Iron moves In, Out & Controls Biosynthesis”

Elizabeth Theil, Senior Scientist – Childrens Hospital Oakland Research Institute
Biological Chemistry Cluster Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Quantum Breathers in Dynamics of a Coherent State

June 3, 2011 • 11:00 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Ph.D. Defense
Kirill Igumenshchev
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
June 3, 2011 • 11:00 AM

Quantum Breathers in Dynamics of a Coherent State

Kirill Igumenshchev – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Water-soluble Quantum Dots for Hydrogen Production

May 24, 2011 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Fen Qiu
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
May 24, 2011 • 4:00 PM

Water-soluble Quantum Dots for Hydrogen Production

Fen Qiu – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Properties of Diruthenium Paddlewheel Complexes and Their Applications Towards Molecular Wires

May 19, 2011 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Sarina Bellows
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
May 19, 2011 • 12:00 PM

Properties of Diruthenium Paddlewheel Complexes and Their Applications Towards Molecular Wires

Sarina Bellows – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Bridging Fields and Harnessing Diversity for the Sake of Innovation

April 30, 2011 • 9:00 AM
Georgen Auditorium
ACS Undergraduate Symposium
Professor Joseph M. DeSimone
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Department of Chemistry
April 30, 2011 • 9:00 AM

Bridging Fields and Harnessing Diversity for the Sake of Innovation

Professor Joseph M. DeSimone – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Chemistry
ACS Undergraduate Symposium
Georgen Auditorium
Seminar Page

Co-opting Moore's Law: Medicines and Vaccines from a Wafer

April 29, 2011 • 7:00 PM
Auditorium - Goergen Hall, RC
Harrison Howe Award Lecture
Professor Joseph M. DeSimone
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Department of Chemistry
April 29, 2011 • 7:00 PM

Co-opting Moore's Law: Medicines and Vaccines from a Wafer

Professor Joseph M. DeSimone – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Chemistry
Harrison Howe Award Lecture
Auditorium - Goergen Hall, RC
Seminar Page

Dielectric Noise and Noncontact Friction: Several Adventures of Two UR Alumni

April 25, 2011 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Professor Roger Loring
Cornell University
Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology
April 25, 2011 • 4:00 PM

Dielectric Noise and Noncontact Friction: Several Adventures of Two UR Alumni

Professor Roger Loring – Cornell University, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

The MD Simulation Study of tRNA Modifications

April 21, 2011 • 5:15 PM
K307, Medical Center
RNA Club Seminar
XiaoJu Zhang
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
April 21, 2011 • 5:15 PM

The MD Simulation Study of tRNA Modifications

XiaoJu Zhang – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
RNA Club Seminar
K307, Medical Center
Seminar Page

RNA Structure Discovery in Influenza A Virus

April 21, 2011 • 5:15 PM
K307, Medical Center
RNA Club Seminar
Salvatore Priore
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
April 21, 2011 • 5:15 PM

RNA Structure Discovery in Influenza A Virus

Salvatore Priore – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
RNA Club Seminar
K307, Medical Center
Seminar Page

Antiproliferative Natural Products, Synthesis and Mechanistic Study

April 20, 2011 • 11:00 AM
Goergen 101
Victor J. Chambers Memorial Lecture
Professor Andrew Myers
Harvard University
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
April 20, 2011 • 11:00 AM

Antiproliferative Natural Products, Synthesis and Mechanistic Study

Professor Andrew Myers – Harvard University, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Victor J. Chambers Memorial Lecture
Goergen 101
Seminar Page

Antiproliferative Natural Products with Promise in Cancer Research

April 19, 2011 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 140, Lander Auditorium
Victor J. Chambers Memorial Lecture
Professor Andrew Myers
Harvard University
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
April 19, 2011 • 4:00 PM

Antiproliferative Natural Products with Promise in Cancer Research

Professor Andrew Myers – Harvard University, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Victor J. Chambers Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 140, Lander Auditorium
Seminar Page

Evolution of a Practical Synthetic Route to the Tetracycline

April 18, 2011 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Victor J. Chambers Memorial Lecture
Professor Andrew Myers
Harvard University
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
April 18, 2011 • 4:00 PM

Evolution of a Practical Synthetic Route to the Tetracycline

Professor Andrew Myers – Harvard University, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Victor J. Chambers Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Insights into Quantum Dot Synthesis: Metal-Metal Bond Formation and Particle Growth

April 15, 2011 • 2:00 PM
Goergen 101
Ph.D. Defense
Christopher Evans
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
April 15, 2011 • 2:00 PM

Insights into Quantum Dot Synthesis: Metal-Metal Bond Formation and Particle Growth

Christopher Evans – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Goergen 101
Seminar Page

Chapter I: Studies of the Catalytic Mukaiyama Aldol Reactions of Trimethylsilyoxyfuran, Chapter II: The Synthesis of a Photoaffinity Probe for a Caloric Restriction Mimic

April 15, 2011 • 1:30 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Ph.D. Defense
Gregory Frattini
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
April 15, 2011 • 1:30 PM

Chapter I: Studies of the Catalytic Mukaiyama Aldol Reactions of Trimethylsilyoxyfuran, Chapter II: The Synthesis of a Photoaffinity Probe for a Caloric Restriction Mimic

Gregory Frattini – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Double C-H Activation

April 15, 2011 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Michael Prinsell
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
April 15, 2011 • 9:30 AM

Double C-H Activation

Michael Prinsell – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Electronic Effects on Protein Structure

April 13, 2011 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Ronald T. Raines
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Department of Biochemistry
April 13, 2011 • 12:00 PM

Electronic Effects on Protein Structure

Professor Ronald T. Raines – University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Biochemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Trekking Toward Nanoscale Sensors

April 11, 2011 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Professor Frank V. Bright
State University of New York - Buffalo
Department of Chemistry
April 11, 2011 • 4:00 PM

Trekking Toward Nanoscale Sensors

Professor Frank V. Bright – State University of New York - Buffalo, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Mechanism-Based Design and Development of Catalytic Reactions

April 8, 2011 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Elizabeth Jarvo
University of California - Irvine
Department of Chemistry
April 8, 2011 • 9:30 AM

Mechanism-Based Design and Development of Catalytic Reactions

Professor Elizabeth Jarvo – University of California - Irvine, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Innovation in Total Synthesis

April 6, 2011 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Craig J. Forsyth
Ohio State University
Department of Chemistry
Cancelled
April 6, 2011 • 12:00 PM

Innovation in Total Synthesis

Professor Craig J. Forsyth – Ohio State University, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Cancelled

Isotopic Effects in Nuclear Transmutation and Decay: The Reactions 78,86Kr + 40,48Ca at E/A = 10MeV

April 4, 2011 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Eric Henry
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
April 4, 2011 • 4:00 PM

Isotopic Effects in Nuclear Transmutation and Decay: The Reactions 78,86Kr + 40,48Ca at E/A = 10MeV

Eric Henry – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Energetics for C-H and C-CN Bond Activation at Rhodium

April 1, 2011 • 12:00 PM
Goergen 108
Ph.D. Defense
Meagan Evans
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
April 1, 2011 • 12:00 PM

Energetics for C-H and C-CN Bond Activation at Rhodium

Meagan Evans – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Goergen 108
Seminar Page

Endoperoxides as Anti Malaria Agents

April 1, 2011 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Ria Swanekamp
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
April 1, 2011 • 9:30 AM

Endoperoxides as Anti Malaria Agents

Ria Swanekamp – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Peptoids as Biological Tools

March 25, 2011 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
John DiMaio
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
March 25, 2011 • 9:30 AM

Peptoids as Biological Tools

John DiMaio – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Cyclopropenium Ion: New Twists on Old Chemistry

March 18, 2011 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Daniel Everson
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
March 18, 2011 • 9:30 AM

Cyclopropenium Ion: New Twists on Old Chemistry

Daniel Everson – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Total Synthesis of Stemona and Ergot Alkaloids

March 16, 2011 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Peter Wipf
University of Pittsburgh
Department of Chemistry
March 16, 2011 • 12:00 PM

Total Synthesis of Stemona and Ergot Alkaloids

Professor Peter Wipf – University of Pittsburgh, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Ultrafast Relaxation Dynamics in Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes

March 14, 2011 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Brad Loesch
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
March 14, 2011 • 4:00 PM

Ultrafast Relaxation Dynamics in Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes

Brad Loesch – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Probing PKS and NRPS Protein-Protein Contacts: Cross-Linking Studies

March 4, 2011 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Jessica M. Smith
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
March 4, 2011 • 9:30 AM

Probing PKS and NRPS Protein-Protein Contacts: Cross-Linking Studies

Jessica M. Smith – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Amyloid Fibril Structure: Insights from Solid State NMR

March 2, 2011 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Dr. Robert Tycko
National Institutes of Health
Laboratory of Chemical Physics, NIDDK
March 2, 2011 • 12:00 PM

Amyloid Fibril Structure: Insights from Solid State NMR

Dr. Robert Tycko – National Institutes of Health, Laboratory of Chemical Physics, NIDDK
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Iridium-Catalyzed Asymmetric Allylic Substitution

February 23, 2011 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Professor John Hartwig
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Department of Chemistry
February 23, 2011 • 12:00 PM

Iridium-Catalyzed Asymmetric Allylic Substitution

Professor John Hartwig – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Chemistry
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Catalytic Functionalizations of Alkanes and Arenes

February 22, 2011 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Professor John Hartwig
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Department of Chemistry
February 22, 2011 • 4:00 PM

Catalytic Functionalizations of Alkanes and Arenes

Professor John Hartwig – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Chemistry
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

The State of Catalyst Design - Cross-Coupling as a Case Study

February 21, 2011 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Professor John Hartwig
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Department of Chemistry
February 21, 2011 • 4:00 PM

The State of Catalyst Design - Cross-Coupling as a Case Study

Professor John Hartwig – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Chemistry
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Silyloxy-Based Alkyne Metathesis Catalysts

February 18, 2011 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Joshua Brooks
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
February 18, 2011 • 9:30 AM

Silyloxy-Based Alkyne Metathesis Catalysts

Joshua Brooks – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

DNA structures, excited states and nanomaterials

February 16, 2011 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor George Schatz
Northwestern University
Department of Chemistry
February 16, 2011 • 12:00 PM

DNA structures, excited states and nanomaterials

Professor George Schatz – Northwestern University, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

The Fast and the Furious: Do Nickel Complexes Activate C-H or C-F Bonds?

February 14, 2011 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Professor Samuel Johnson
University of Windsor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
February 14, 2011 • 4:00 PM

The Fast and the Furious: Do Nickel Complexes Activate C-H or C-F Bonds?

Professor Samuel Johnson – University of Windsor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

The Development of N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Boranes as Tunable Radical Reducing Agents

February 11, 2011 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
William Spencer
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
February 11, 2011 • 9:30 AM

The Development of N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Boranes as Tunable Radical Reducing Agents

William Spencer – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Synthesis and Reactivity of an Electrophilic Uranium Nitride

February 7, 2011 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Professor Trevor W. Hayton
University of California at Santa Barbara
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
February 7, 2011 • 4:00 PM

Synthesis and Reactivity of an Electrophilic Uranium Nitride

Professor Trevor W. Hayton – University of California at Santa Barbara, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

MRSA vs MRSA

February 2, 2011 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Paul Dunman
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
February 2, 2011 • 12:00 PM

MRSA vs MRSA

Professor Paul Dunman – University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Clarifying the Determinants of Self-Assembly in the Amyliod-β 16-22 Peptide

January 24, 2011 • 1:30 PM
Goergen 108
Ph.D. Defense
Fehmi Timur Senguen
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
January 24, 2011 • 1:30 PM

Clarifying the Determinants of Self-Assembly in the Amyliod-β 16-22 Peptide

Fehmi Timur Senguen – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Goergen 108
Seminar Page

Assessing Undergraduate Research Programs - Moving Beyond Anecdotes

January 21, 2011 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Joseph Grabowski
University of Pittsburgh
Department of Chemistry
January 21, 2011 • 9:30 AM

Assessing Undergraduate Research Programs - Moving Beyond Anecdotes

Professor Joseph Grabowski – University of Pittsburgh, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Part I. Axially-Chiral Seven-Membered N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligands Part II. Coordination Chemistry of the Radical Anion of 2,2‚-Bipyridine and the Paucity of Intermediate-Spin Chromium(II)

December 21, 2010 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Christopher Scarborough, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Department of Chemistry
December 21, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Part I. Axially-Chiral Seven-Membered N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligands Part II. Coordination Chemistry of the Radical Anion of 2,2‚-Bipyridine and the Paucity of Intermediate-Spin Chromium(II)

Christopher Scarborough, Ph.D. – University of Wisconsin, Madison, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Fluorescent Sensors for Visualizing and Quantifying Mobile Zinc in Biology

December 9, 2010 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Daniela Buccella, Ph.D.
Columbia University
Department of Chemistry
December 9, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Fluorescent Sensors for Visualizing and Quantifying Mobile Zinc in Biology

Daniela Buccella, Ph.D. – Columbia University, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Solar Fuel Generation from a Carbon Dioxide Feedstock: A Mechanistic Investigation

December 6, 2010 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Amanda J. Morris, Ph.D.
Princeton University
Department of Chemistry
December 6, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Solar Fuel Generation from a Carbon Dioxide Feedstock: A Mechanistic Investigation

Amanda J. Morris, Ph.D. – Princeton University, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Structure-Property Relationships in Transition Metal Systems:From Bioinorganic Catalysis to Nanoclusters and Catalytic Materials

December 2, 2010 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Michael Neidig, Ph.D.
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Department of Chemistry
December 2, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Structure-Property Relationships in Transition Metal Systems:From Bioinorganic Catalysis to Nanoclusters and Catalytic Materials

Michael Neidig, Ph.D. – Los Alamos National Laboratory, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Enzyme-like Reactivity and Selectivity with Dirhodium-Metallopeptide Catalysts

November 29, 2010 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Brian Popp, Ph.D.
Rice University
Department of Chemistry
November 29, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Enzyme-like Reactivity and Selectivity with Dirhodium-Metallopeptide Catalysts

Brian Popp, Ph.D. – Rice University, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Fluorescence Competition Assay Measurements of Thermodynamics for RNA Pseudoknots and Multibranch Loops

November 19, 2010 • 1:30 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Ph.D. Defense
Biao Liu
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
November 19, 2010 • 1:30 PM

Fluorescence Competition Assay Measurements of Thermodynamics for RNA Pseudoknots and Multibranch Loops

Biao Liu – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Metal-Oxo Complexes in Pseudotetrahedral Oxygen-Rich Environments of Ditox

November 18, 2010 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Stanislav Groysman, Ph.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department of Chemistry
November 18, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Metal-Oxo Complexes in Pseudotetrahedral Oxygen-Rich Environments of Ditox

Stanislav Groysman, Ph.D. – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Frustrated Lewis Pairs: A New Paradigm for the Activation of Small Molecules and Catalysis

November 17, 2010 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Douglas W. Stephan
University of Toronto
Department of Chemistry
November 17, 2010 • 12:00 PM

Frustrated Lewis Pairs: A New Paradigm for the Activation of Small Molecules and Catalysis

Professor Douglas W. Stephan – University of Toronto, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Crystallographic snapshots of metalloenzyme complexes

November 15, 2010 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Professor Catherine Drennan
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department of Chemistry
November 15, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Crystallographic snapshots of metalloenzyme complexes

Professor Catherine Drennan – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Breaking the Diffraction Limit: Nanoscopic Imaging of the Living Systems

November 9, 2010 • 3:30 PM
Hutchison Hall 140, Lander Auditorium
Magomedov-Shcherbinina Memorial Prize and Lectureship
Professor Xiaowei Zhuang
Harvard University
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
November 9, 2010 • 3:30 PM

Breaking the Diffraction Limit: Nanoscopic Imaging of the Living Systems

Professor Xiaowei Zhuang – Harvard University, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Magomedov-Shcherbinina Memorial Prize and Lectureship
Hutchison Hall 140, Lander Auditorium
Seminar Page

Understanding reactivity patterns of alkoxyl radicals

November 5, 2010 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Massimo Bietti
Università "Tor Vergata" (Rome, Italy)
Department of Science and Chemical Technology
November 5, 2010 • 9:30 AM

Understanding reactivity patterns of alkoxyl radicals

Professor Massimo Bietti – Università "Tor Vergata" (Rome, Italy), Department of Science and Chemical Technology
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Hydrodesulfurization Modeling with Iridium, Rhodium, and Nickel Hydrides

November 2, 2010 • 2:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Ph.D. Defense
Matthew R. Grochowski
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
November 2, 2010 • 2:00 PM

Hydrodesulfurization Modeling with Iridium, Rhodium, and Nickel Hydrides

Matthew R. Grochowski – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

MUPPETS: Making Kinetics Interesting Again

November 1, 2010 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Professor Mark Berg
University of South Carolina
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
November 1, 2010 • 4:00 PM

MUPPETS: Making Kinetics Interesting Again

Professor Mark Berg – University of South Carolina, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Stereoselective Strategies for Activating C-H Bonds, Carbon-dioxide, and Simple Olefins

October 29, 2010 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Vy Dong
University of Toronto
Department of Chemistry
October 29, 2010 • 9:30 AM

Stereoselective Strategies for Activating C-H Bonds, Carbon-dioxide, and Simple Olefins

Professor Vy Dong – University of Toronto, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Translation factor control of ribosome and tRNA dynamics during protein synthesis

October 27, 2010 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Ruben L. Gonzalez, Jr.
Columbia University
Department of Chemistry
October 27, 2010 • 12:00 PM

Translation factor control of ribosome and tRNA dynamics during protein synthesis

Professor Ruben L. Gonzalez, Jr. – Columbia University, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Controlling the outcome of chemical reactions in room temperature ionic liquids

October 25, 2010 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Professor Claudio Margulis
University of Iowa
Department of Chemistry
October 25, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Controlling the outcome of chemical reactions in room temperature ionic liquids

Professor Claudio Margulis – University of Iowa, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Plasmon Controlled Fluorescence: A New Paradigm Using Fluorophore-Metal Interactions

October 20, 2010 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
W. Albert Noyes Jr. Memorial Lecture
Professor Joseph R. Lakowicz
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Director, Center for Fluorescence Spectroscopy
October 20, 2010 • 12:00 PM

Plasmon Controlled Fluorescence: A New Paradigm Using Fluorophore-Metal Interactions

Professor Joseph R. Lakowicz – University of Maryland School of Medicine, Director, Center for Fluorescence Spectroscopy
W. Albert Noyes Jr. Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Biophysical Applications of Time Resolved Fluorescence and Advanced Fluorescence Methods

October 19, 2010 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
W. Albert Noyes Jr. Memorial Lecture
Professor Joseph R. Lakowicz
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Director, Center for Fluorescence Spectroscopy
October 19, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Biophysical Applications of Time Resolved Fluorescence and Advanced Fluorescence Methods

Professor Joseph R. Lakowicz – University of Maryland School of Medicine, Director, Center for Fluorescence Spectroscopy
W. Albert Noyes Jr. Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Principles of Fluorescence Spectroscopy with Biochemical Examples

October 18, 2010 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
W. Albert Noyes Jr. Memorial Lecture
Professor Joseph R. Lakowicz
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Director, Center for Fluorescence Spectroscopy
October 18, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Principles of Fluorescence Spectroscopy with Biochemical Examples

Professor Joseph R. Lakowicz – University of Maryland School of Medicine, Director, Center for Fluorescence Spectroscopy
W. Albert Noyes Jr. Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Hot Carrier Dynamics in Semiconductor Nanocrystals

October 11, 2010 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Professor David Jonas
University of Colorado at Boulder
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
October 11, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Hot Carrier Dynamics in Semiconductor Nanocrystals

Professor David Jonas – University of Colorado at Boulder, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Insights into the Biosynthesis and Evolution of Complex Iron-Sulfur Cluster Containing Hydrogenases and Nitrogenases

October 6, 2010 • 2:00 PM
Med. Ctr., K-307 (3-6408)
Chemistry-Biology-Biophysics Interface Cluster Seminar
Professor John Peters
Montana State University
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
October 6, 2010 • 2:00 PM

Insights into the Biosynthesis and Evolution of Complex Iron-Sulfur Cluster Containing Hydrogenases and Nitrogenases

Professor John Peters – Montana State University, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Chemistry-Biology-Biophysics Interface Cluster Seminar
Med. Ctr., K-307 (3-6408)
Seminar Page

The Many Faces of the Coordination Chemistry of Nitric Oxide and its Significance for the Biosynthesis, Sensing and Detoxification of Nitric Oxide in Biological Systems

October 4, 2010 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Professor Nicolai Lehnert
University of Michigan
Department of Chemistry
October 4, 2010 • 4:00 PM

The Many Faces of the Coordination Chemistry of Nitric Oxide and its Significance for the Biosynthesis, Sensing and Detoxification of Nitric Oxide in Biological Systems

Professor Nicolai Lehnert – University of Michigan, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Complex Molecule Synthesis as a Fuel for Discovery

October 1, 2010 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Neil Garg
University of California, Los Angeles
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
October 1, 2010 • 9:30 AM

Complex Molecule Synthesis as a Fuel for Discovery

Professor Neil Garg – University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Synthesis at the Interface of Chemistry and Biology

September 29, 2010 • 4:00 PM
Lander Auditorium, Hutchison Hall 140
Seymour Rothchild Lecture
Professor Peter G. Schultz
The Scripps Research Institute
Department of Chemistry
September 29, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Synthesis at the Interface of Chemistry and Biology

Professor Peter G. Schultz – The Scripps Research Institute, Department of Chemistry
Seymour Rothchild Lecture
Lander Auditorium, Hutchison Hall 140
Seminar Page

Coordination Complexes with Multiple Inorganic Functional Groups

September 27, 2010 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Professor John Berry
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Department of Chemistry
September 27, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Coordination Complexes with Multiple Inorganic Functional Groups

Professor John Berry – University of Wisconsin - Madison, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Experimental and Theoretical Investigations of C-C, C-H and C-S Bond Activations of Nitriles using Zerovalent Nickel

September 23, 2010 • 2:00 PM
Computer Studies 209
Ph.D. Defense
Ting Li
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
September 23, 2010 • 2:00 PM

Experimental and Theoretical Investigations of C-C, C-H and C-S Bond Activations of Nitriles using Zerovalent Nickel

Ting Li – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Computer Studies 209
Seminar Page

The Fast and the Furious: Do Nickel Complexes Activate C-H or C-F Bonds?

September 20, 2010 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Professor Samuel Johnson
University of Windsor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Cancelled
September 20, 2010 • 4:00 PM

The Fast and the Furious: Do Nickel Complexes Activate C-H or C-F Bonds?

Professor Samuel Johnson – University of Windsor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Cancelled

Discovery of AZD2624: A Potent and Selective NK3r Antagonist to Test the NK3 Hypothesis in Schizophrenia

September 17, 2010 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Dr. Thomas R. Simpson
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals
CNS Chemistry
September 17, 2010 • 9:30 AM

Discovery of AZD2624: A Potent and Selective NK3r Antagonist to Test the NK3 Hypothesis in Schizophrenia

Dr. Thomas R. Simpson – AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, CNS Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Multiple excitons in Blinking-free core/alloy-shell colloidal quantum dots

September 15, 2010 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Special Material Science Seminar
Professor Efrat Lifshitz
Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute and Solid State Institute - Israel
Schulich Faculty of Chemistry
September 15, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Multiple excitons in Blinking-free core/alloy-shell colloidal quantum dots

Professor Efrat Lifshitz – Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute and Solid State Institute - Israel, Schulich Faculty of Chemistry
Special Material Science Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Synthetic and Mechanistic Studies of Nickel-Catalyzed Reactions

September 15, 2010 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor John Montgomery
University of Michigan
Department of Chemistry
September 15, 2010 • 12:00 PM

Synthetic and Mechanistic Studies of Nickel-Catalyzed Reactions

Professor John Montgomery – University of Michigan, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Exploring New Ligand Designs for Asymmetric Catalysis

September 10, 2010 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Sukwon Hong
University of Florida
Department of Chemistry
September 10, 2010 • 9:30 AM

Exploring New Ligand Designs for Asymmetric Catalysis

Professor Sukwon Hong – University of Florida, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Comparison between Isoenergetic Oligonucleotide Microarrays and Chemical Mapping for RNA Secondary Structure Determination

August 11, 2010 • 2:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Ph.D. Defense
Ruiting Liang
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
August 11, 2010 • 2:00 PM

Comparison between Isoenergetic Oligonucleotide Microarrays and Chemical Mapping for RNA Secondary Structure Determination

Ruiting Liang – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Development of Spectroscopic Probes of Second-sphere Interactions in Cytochromes c

August 3, 2010 • 2:30 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Ph.D. Defense
Sarah E. J. Bowman
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
August 3, 2010 • 2:30 PM

Development of Spectroscopic Probes of Second-sphere Interactions in Cytochromes c

Sarah E. J. Bowman – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Development and Performance Tests of NSTAR, A New Type of Compact Neutron Detector

July 30, 2010 • 10:00 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Ph.D. Defense
Iwona A. Pawelczak
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
July 30, 2010 • 10:00 AM

Development and Performance Tests of NSTAR, A New Type of Compact Neutron Detector

Iwona A. Pawelczak – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

I. Enantioselective methods for the synthesis of amino acids; II. Part I: Scope and Limitations of a β-Iodoallenolate Cyclization, Part II: Progress Towards the Total Synthesis of Phomactin A and Phomactin D

May 26, 2010 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
SYCAM Seminar
Ria Swanekamp, Jennifer Ciesielski
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
May 26, 2010 • 12:00 PM

I. Enantioselective methods for the synthesis of amino acids; II. Part I: Scope and Limitations of a β-Iodoallenolate Cyclization, Part II: Progress Towards the Total Synthesis of Phomactin A and Phomactin D

Ria Swanekamp, Jennifer Ciesielski – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
SYCAM Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Heterometallic Chemistry

May 21, 2010 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
James Morris
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
May 21, 2010 • 12:00 PM

Heterometallic Chemistry

James Morris – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Current Knowledge of the Key Intermediate for Palladium-Catalyzed C-H Bond Functionalization Reactions

May 14, 2010 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Ruja Shrestha
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
May 14, 2010 • 12:00 PM

Current Knowledge of the Key Intermediate for Palladium-Catalyzed C-H Bond Functionalization Reactions

Ruja Shrestha – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Vertically aligned carbon nanotube membranes for solar hydrogen production

May 12, 2010 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Jenneke Jalink
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
May 12, 2010 • 12:00 PM

Vertically aligned carbon nanotube membranes for solar hydrogen production

Jenneke Jalink – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Reactions of heterocycles with electrophilic ferrocene-diamide complexes

May 10, 2010 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Professor Paula Diaconescu
University of California, Los Angeles
Department of Chemistry
May 10, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Reactions of heterocycles with electrophilic ferrocene-diamide complexes

Professor Paula Diaconescu – University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Relating the genetic features of cancers to drug efficacies using small-molecule probes

May 7, 2010 • 4:00 PM
Class of '62 Auditorium URMC
8th Annual Fred Sherman Lectures
Professor Stuart Schreiber
Harvard University
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
May 7, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Relating the genetic features of cancers to drug efficacies using small-molecule probes

Professor Stuart Schreiber – Harvard University, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
8th Annual Fred Sherman Lectures
Class of '62 Auditorium URMC
Seminar Page

Antisense Therapeutics for Genetic Disease: New Luster on Old Magic Bullet

May 7, 2010 • 12:15 PM
Class of '62 Auditorium URMC
8th Annual Fred Sherman Lectures
Professor Charles Thorton, MD
University of Rochester
Department of Neurology, URMC
May 7, 2010 • 12:15 PM

Antisense Therapeutics for Genetic Disease: New Luster on Old Magic Bullet

Professor Charles Thorton, MD – University of Rochester, Department of Neurology, URMC
8th Annual Fred Sherman Lectures
Class of '62 Auditorium URMC
Seminar Page

Molecular Discovery with Engineered P450 Enzymes

May 7, 2010 • 11:45 AM
Class of '62 Auditorium URMC
8th Annual Fred Sherman Lectures
Professor Rudi Fasan
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
May 7, 2010 • 11:45 AM

Molecular Discovery with Engineered P450 Enzymes

Professor Rudi Fasan – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
8th Annual Fred Sherman Lectures
Class of '62 Auditorium URMC
Seminar Page

Genetics of Vascular Remodeling

May 7, 2010 • 10:45 AM
Class of '62 Auditorium URMC
8th Annual Fred Sherman Lectures
Dr. Bradford Berk, MD
University of Rochester
CEO, URMC
May 7, 2010 • 10:45 AM

Genetics of Vascular Remodeling

Dr. Bradford Berk, MD – University of Rochester, CEO, URMC
8th Annual Fred Sherman Lectures
Class of '62 Auditorium URMC
Seminar Page

Small Molecule Modulation of Protein-Protein Interactions in G Protein Signaling

May 7, 2010 • 10:00 AM
Class of '62 Auditorium URMC
8th Annual Fred Sherman Lectures
Professor Alan Smrcka
University of Rochester
Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, URMC
May 7, 2010 • 10:00 AM

Small Molecule Modulation of Protein-Protein Interactions in G Protein Signaling

Professor Alan Smrcka – University of Rochester, Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, URMC
8th Annual Fred Sherman Lectures
Class of '62 Auditorium URMC
Seminar Page

Strategies and Tactics Inspired by Complex Natural Products

April 30, 2010 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Richmond Sarpong
University of California at Berkeley
Department of Chemistry
April 30, 2010 • 9:30 AM

Strategies and Tactics Inspired by Complex Natural Products

Professor Richmond Sarpong – University of California at Berkeley, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

The Development of Photoredox SOMO Catalysis using Metal Chromophores

April 29, 2010 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic/Organic Seminar
Tulaza Vaidya
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
April 29, 2010 • 4:00 PM

The Development of Photoredox SOMO Catalysis using Metal Chromophores

Tulaza Vaidya – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic/Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Synthesis and Applications of (smif)MX Complexes and Other Azaallyl Systems

April 29, 2010 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Peter T. Wolczanski
Cornell University
Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology
April 29, 2010 • 12:00 PM

Synthesis and Applications of (smif)MX Complexes and Other Azaallyl Systems

Professor Peter T. Wolczanski – Cornell University, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Development of a Heme c Fusion-Tag for Protein Affinity Purification and for Monitoring Protein Unfolding by Ensemble and Single Molecule FRET

April 27, 2010 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic/Physical Seminar
Wesley Asher
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
April 27, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Development of a Heme c Fusion-Tag for Protein Affinity Purification and for Monitoring Protein Unfolding by Ensemble and Single Molecule FRET

Wesley Asher – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic/Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Controlling excited-state energy conversion in metal complexes and solar-cell materials through pulse shaping and molecular structure

April 26, 2010 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Professor Niels H. Damrauer
University of Colorado
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
April 26, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Controlling excited-state energy conversion in metal complexes and solar-cell materials through pulse shaping and molecular structure

Professor Niels H. Damrauer – University of Colorado, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Peptidomimetic Inhibitors of Histone Deacetylase(HDAC)

April 23, 2010 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Leslie Ofori
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
April 23, 2010 • 9:30 AM

Peptidomimetic Inhibitors of Histone Deacetylase(HDAC)

Leslie Ofori – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Using Oligonucleotide Hybridization to Probe RNase P Structure

April 22, 2010 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Indee Dela-Moss
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
April 22, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Using Oligonucleotide Hybridization to Probe RNase P Structure

Indee Dela-Moss – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Electronic structure of photosynthetic reaction centers from photo-NMR techniques

April 20, 2010 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Jesse Kleingardner
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
April 20, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Electronic structure of photosynthetic reaction centers from photo-NMR techniques

Jesse Kleingardner – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Inorganic Control of Biological Self-Assembly

April 19, 2010 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Professor F. Akif Tezcan
University of California, San Diego
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
April 19, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Inorganic Control of Biological Self-Assembly

Professor F. Akif Tezcan – University of California, San Diego, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Design and Optimization of Antimicrobial Peptide Derivatives and Their Potential as Therapeutic Agents

April 16, 2010 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Derek Ryan
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
April 16, 2010 • 9:30 AM

Design and Optimization of Antimicrobial Peptide Derivatives and Their Potential as Therapeutic Agents

Derek Ryan – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

NMR-Assisted Prediction of RNA Secondary Structure

April 14, 2010 • 12:30 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Ph.D. Defense
James M. Hart, Jr.
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
April 14, 2010 • 12:30 PM

NMR-Assisted Prediction of RNA Secondary Structure

James M. Hart, Jr. – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Pathways to More Efficient Organic Solar Cells: what we can learn by watching electrons move in real time

April 12, 2010 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Professor John Asbury
Pennsylvania State University
Department of Chemistry
April 12, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Pathways to More Efficient Organic Solar Cells: what we can learn by watching electrons move in real time

Professor John Asbury – Pennsylvania State University, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Towards Synthesis of Nonblinking Quantum Dots

April 9, 2010 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Helen H. Wei
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
April 9, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Towards Synthesis of Nonblinking Quantum Dots

Helen H. Wei – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Steven's Rearrangement; An ammonium/sulfonium 1,2 rearrangement

April 9, 2010 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Eric Theiste
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
April 9, 2010 • 9:30 AM

Steven's Rearrangement; An ammonium/sulfonium 1,2 rearrangement

Eric Theiste – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Optical/Electrical Properties and the Applications of Carbon Nanotubes

April 7, 2010 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Special Physical/Materials Chemistry Seminar
Sasa Zaric, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
Department of Physics and Astronomy
April 7, 2010 • 12:00 PM

Optical/Electrical Properties and the Applications of Carbon Nanotubes

Sasa Zaric, Ph.D. – University of Pennsylvania, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Special Physical/Materials Chemistry Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

A new thermal deposition boat: Development and performance analysis

April 6, 2010 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Sangmin Lee
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
April 6, 2010 • 4:00 PM

A new thermal deposition boat: Development and performance analysis

Sangmin Lee – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Oxidation of Alkyl CH Bonds and of Water with Mn and Ir Catalysts

April 5, 2010 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Seymour Rothchild Lecture
Professor Robert Crabtree
Yale University
Department of Chemistry
April 5, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Oxidation of Alkyl CH Bonds and of Water with Mn and Ir Catalysts

Professor Robert Crabtree – Yale University, Department of Chemistry
Seymour Rothchild Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Enantioselective Reactions of π-Bonds: New Concepts and Catalysts

April 2, 2010 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Andrew S. Kende Distinguished Lecture
Professor F. Dean Toste
University of California at Berkeley
Department of Chemistry
April 2, 2010 • 9:30 AM

Enantioselective Reactions of π-Bonds: New Concepts and Catalysts

Professor F. Dean Toste – University of California at Berkeley, Department of Chemistry
Andrew S. Kende Distinguished Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Catalysis with Metal-Heteroatom Bonds

April 1, 2010 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Andrew S. Kende Distinguished Lecture
Professor F. Dean Toste
University of California at Berkeley
Department of Chemistry
April 1, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Catalysis with Metal-Heteroatom Bonds

Professor F. Dean Toste – University of California at Berkeley, Department of Chemistry
Andrew S. Kende Distinguished Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Development and Application of Gold(I)-Catalysts for the Organic Synthesis

March 31, 2010 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Andrew S. Kende Distinguished Lecture
Professor F. Dean Toste
University of California at Berkeley
Department of Chemistry
March 31, 2010 • 12:00 PM

Development and Application of Gold(I)-Catalysts for the Organic Synthesis

Professor F. Dean Toste – University of California at Berkeley, Department of Chemistry
Andrew S. Kende Distinguished Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Ultrafast Spectroscopy of Single-Chirality Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes

March 29, 2010 • 12:30 PM
Goergen 109
Ph.D. Defense
Shujing Wang
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
March 29, 2010 • 12:30 PM

Ultrafast Spectroscopy of Single-Chirality Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes

Shujing Wang – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Goergen 109
Seminar Page

TBA

March 26, 2010 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Ruja Shrestha
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
Cancelled
March 26, 2010 • 9:30 AM

TBA

Ruja Shrestha – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Cancelled

Platinum-Catalyzed Amination of Allylic Alcohols

March 19, 2010 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
George Arab
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
March 19, 2010 • 9:30 AM

Platinum-Catalyzed Amination of Allylic Alcohols

George Arab – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Hydroformylation Using Biphasic Catalysis

March 18, 2010 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Meghan Clark
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
March 18, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Hydroformylation Using Biphasic Catalysis

Meghan Clark – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

X-ray Core Spectroscopy as a Probe of Biological and Chemical Catalysis

March 15, 2010 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Professor Serena DeBeer George
Cornell University
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
March 15, 2010 • 4:00 PM

X-ray Core Spectroscopy as a Probe of Biological and Chemical Catalysis

Professor Serena DeBeer George – Cornell University, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Dehydrogenation and olefin isomerization catalyzed by pincer-iridium complexes, metathesis of alkanes from selectivity and mechanistic standpoints

March 9, 2010 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 420
Special Inorganic Seminar
Soumik Biswas, Ph.D.
Rutgers University
Department of Chemistry
March 9, 2010 • 9:30 AM

Dehydrogenation and olefin isomerization catalyzed by pincer-iridium complexes, metathesis of alkanes from selectivity and mechanistic standpoints

Soumik Biswas, Ph.D. – Rutgers University, Department of Chemistry
Special Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 420
Seminar Page

I. Direct Enantioselective Organocatalytic Hydroxymethylation of Aldehydes II. Synthesis of a Novel Bicyclic Amine Organocatalyst

March 8, 2010 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Ph.D. Defense
John Miller
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
March 8, 2010 • 12:00 PM

I. Direct Enantioselective Organocatalytic Hydroxymethylation of Aldehydes II. Synthesis of a Novel Bicyclic Amine Organocatalyst

John Miller – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

A new development in Simmons-Smith cyclopropanation.

March 5, 2010 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Brian Ohman
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
March 5, 2010 • 9:30 AM

A new development in Simmons-Smith cyclopropanation.

Brian Ohman – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Ultrafast Dynamics in Complex Systems

March 3, 2010 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor John Papanikolas
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Department of Chemistry
March 3, 2010 • 12:00 PM

Ultrafast Dynamics in Complex Systems

Professor John Papanikolas – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

I. Asymmetric Diels-Alder Reaction of Cyclic Isoimidium Salts II. Total Synthesis of a Camphor Derived Dimer III. Asymmetric Cyclopropanation

March 2, 2010 • 2:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Ph.D. Defense
Yan Miller
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
March 2, 2010 • 2:00 PM

I. Asymmetric Diels-Alder Reaction of Cyclic Isoimidium Salts II. Total Synthesis of a Camphor Derived Dimer III. Asymmetric Cyclopropanation

Yan Miller – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Alternative printing and fabrication techniques for chemical nano-patterns and functionalized Janus particles

March 1, 2010 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Special Materials Seminar
Professor Alexander Shestopalov
University of Rochester
Department of Chemical Engineering
March 1, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Alternative printing and fabrication techniques for chemical nano-patterns and functionalized Janus particles

Professor Alexander Shestopalov – University of Rochester, Department of Chemical Engineering
Special Materials Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

The Chemical Synthesis of Glycoproteins

February 26, 2010 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Todd Doran
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
February 26, 2010 • 9:30 AM

The Chemical Synthesis of Glycoproteins

Todd Doran – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Chiral Crabtree Catalyst Analogs for Syntheses of Valuable Chirons

February 24, 2010 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Kevin Burgess
Texas A & M University
Department of Chemistry
February 24, 2010 • 12:00 PM

Chiral Crabtree Catalyst Analogs for Syntheses of Valuable Chirons

Professor Kevin Burgess – Texas A & M University, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Base Metal Catalysis: The Interplay of Electronic Structure and Reactivity

February 22, 2010 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Professor Paul Chirik
Cornell University
Department of Chemistry
February 22, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Base Metal Catalysis: The Interplay of Electronic Structure and Reactivity

Professor Paul Chirik – Cornell University, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Block Copolymers via ROMP for Multivalent Ligand Display

February 19, 2010 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Charles J. Bowerman
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
February 19, 2010 • 9:30 AM

Block Copolymers via ROMP for Multivalent Ligand Display

Charles J. Bowerman – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

I. Artificial Photosynthesis ˆ Photo-Splitting of Water Using a Molecular Cobalt Catalyst II. Probing the role of aromatic interactions in molecular self-assembly

February 17, 2010 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
SYCAM Seminar
Theresa McCormick, Ph.D. and Derek Ryan
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
February 17, 2010 • 12:00 PM

I. Artificial Photosynthesis ˆ Photo-Splitting of Water Using a Molecular Cobalt Catalyst II. Probing the role of aromatic interactions in molecular self-assembly

Theresa McCormick, Ph.D. and Derek Ryan – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
SYCAM Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Curriculum and Assessment Research in the Teaching & Learning of Chemistry

February 15, 2010 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Chemical Education Seminar
Professor Christopher Bauer
University of New Hampshire
Department of Chemistry
February 15, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Curriculum and Assessment Research in the Teaching & Learning of Chemistry

Professor Christopher Bauer – University of New Hampshire, Department of Chemistry
Chemical Education Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Intramolecular Charge Transfer in 4-(Dimethylamino)benzonitrile (DMABN)

February 8, 2010 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Justin M. Rhinehart
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
February 8, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Intramolecular Charge Transfer in 4-(Dimethylamino)benzonitrile (DMABN)

Justin M. Rhinehart – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Reactions of Siliranes with Carbonyl Compounds

February 5, 2010 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Jennifer Ciesielski
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
February 5, 2010 • 9:30 AM

Reactions of Siliranes with Carbonyl Compounds

Jennifer Ciesielski – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Catalysis using Palladium(IV) Intermediates

January 29, 2010 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Jennifer Miller
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
January 29, 2010 • 9:30 AM

Catalysis using Palladium(IV) Intermediates

Jennifer Miller – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Reactivity of Saturated Hydrocarbons in Super Acids

January 26, 2010 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Matthew Grochowski
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
January 26, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Reactivity of Saturated Hydrocarbons in Super Acids

Matthew Grochowski – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Genetically Engineered Oxygen-Carrying Blood Substitute: Variants of Human Serum Albumin

January 25, 2010 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Mehmet Can
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
January 25, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Genetically Engineered Oxygen-Carrying Blood Substitute: Variants of Human Serum Albumin

Mehmet Can – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Two-Dimensional Cruciform Functional Materials: Applications from Single Molecule Switches to Fluorescence Sensing

January 22, 2010 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Gerald Manbeck
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
January 22, 2010 • 9:30 AM

Two-Dimensional Cruciform Functional Materials: Applications from Single Molecule Switches to Fluorescence Sensing

Gerald Manbeck – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Factors Affecting Charge Utilization in Conjugated Polymers

January 20, 2010 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Millard Wyman
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
January 20, 2010 • 12:00 PM

Factors Affecting Charge Utilization in Conjugated Polymers

Millard Wyman – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Aryl Carbon-Fluorine Bond Formation Promoted by Transition Metal Complexes

January 15, 2010 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Thomas Dugan
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
January 15, 2010 • 9:30 AM

Aryl Carbon-Fluorine Bond Formation Promoted by Transition Metal Complexes

Thomas Dugan – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Degradation Chemistry of the Dye Sensitized Solar Cell (DSC) Ruthenium Dyes

January 14, 2010 • 4:30 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Professor Torben Lund
Roskilde University, Denmark
Department of Science, Systems and Models
January 14, 2010 • 4:30 PM

Degradation Chemistry of the Dye Sensitized Solar Cell (DSC) Ruthenium Dyes

Professor Torben Lund – Roskilde University, Denmark, Department of Science, Systems and Models
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

I. Studies Towards the Total Synthesis of +/- Lycoramine, II. Development of the Retro-Aza-Claisen Rearrangement to Synthesize Medium Sized N-Substituted Heterocycles, III. Studies Towards the Total Synthesis of (-)-Nakadomarin A

December 11, 2009 • 1:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Ph.D. Defense
Nathan Edward Genung
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
December 11, 2009 • 1:00 PM

I. Studies Towards the Total Synthesis of +/- Lycoramine, II. Development of the Retro-Aza-Claisen Rearrangement to Synthesize Medium Sized N-Substituted Heterocycles, III. Studies Towards the Total Synthesis of (-)-Nakadomarin A

Nathan Edward Genung – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Suppression of Photobleaching in Tris-8-(hydroxyquinoline) Aluminum Through Plasmon Enhanced Spontaneous Emission

December 11, 2009 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Stephen Paquette
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
December 11, 2009 • 9:30 AM

Suppression of Photobleaching in Tris-8-(hydroxyquinoline) Aluminum Through Plasmon Enhanced Spontaneous Emission

Stephen Paquette – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

The Investigation of C-CN Cleavage of Allyl- and Aryl-nitriles by [(dippe)NiH]2 and [(dippe)PtH]2

December 7, 2009 • 12:30 PM
Computer Science 209
Ph.D. Defense
Brett David Swartz
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
December 7, 2009 • 12:30 PM

The Investigation of C-CN Cleavage of Allyl- and Aryl-nitriles by [(dippe)NiH]2 and [(dippe)PtH]2

Brett David Swartz – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Computer Science 209
Seminar Page

Self-assembling Collagen Triple Helices and Beta-sheet Nanofibers

November 20, 2009 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Jeffrey D. Hartgerink
Rice University
Department of Chemistry and Bioengineering
November 20, 2009 • 9:30 AM

Self-assembling Collagen Triple Helices and Beta-sheet Nanofibers

Professor Jeffrey D. Hartgerink – Rice University, Department of Chemistry and Bioengineering
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Structure and Function in Peptidic Foldamers

November 18, 2009 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Samuel Gellman
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Department of Chemistry
November 18, 2009 • 12:00 PM

Structure and Function in Peptidic Foldamers

Professor Samuel Gellman – University of Wisconsin, Madison, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Aryl Carbon-Fluorine Bond Formation Promoted by Transition Metal Complexes

November 17, 2009 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Thomas Dugan
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
Cancelled
November 17, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Aryl Carbon-Fluorine Bond Formation Promoted by Transition Metal Complexes

Thomas Dugan – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Cancelled

Topological charge defects in hydrogen-bonded systems probed by ab initio molecular dynamics: Bulk and interfacial properties

November 16, 2009 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Professor Mark Tuckerman
New York University
Department of Chemistry
November 16, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Topological charge defects in hydrogen-bonded systems probed by ab initio molecular dynamics: Bulk and interfacial properties

Professor Mark Tuckerman – New York University, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Allosteric Regulation of Heat Shock Protein 70 by Small Molecules

November 13, 2009 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Jason Gestwicki
University of Michigan
Department of Pathology, Life Sciences Inst.
November 13, 2009 • 9:30 AM

Allosteric Regulation of Heat Shock Protein 70 by Small Molecules

Professor Jason Gestwicki – University of Michigan, Department of Pathology, Life Sciences Inst.
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Crystallographic Snapshots of Nickel Dependent Proteins in Action

November 11, 2009 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Catherine Drennan
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department of Chemistry
Cancelled
November 11, 2009 • 12:00 PM

Crystallographic Snapshots of Nickel Dependent Proteins in Action

Professor Catherine Drennan – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Cancelled

Functional Conducting Metallopolymer Materials

November 9, 2009 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Professor Bradley Holliday
University of Texas at Austin
Department of Chemistry
November 9, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Functional Conducting Metallopolymer Materials

Professor Bradley Holliday – University of Texas at Austin, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Modeling of Photoinduced Dynamics at the Nanoscale

November 4, 2009 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Sergei Tretiak, Ph.D.
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Theoretical Division, Center for Nonlinear Studies and Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies
November 4, 2009 • 12:00 PM

Modeling of Photoinduced Dynamics at the Nanoscale

Sergei Tretiak, Ph.D. – Los Alamos National Laboratory, Theoretical Division, Center for Nonlinear Studies and Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Thermodynamics of Metal-Protein Interactions: Essential Metal Transport and Toxic Metal Sequestration

November 2, 2009 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Professor Dean Wilcox
Dartmouth College
Department of Chemistry
November 2, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Thermodynamics of Metal-Protein Interactions: Essential Metal Transport and Toxic Metal Sequestration

Professor Dean Wilcox – Dartmouth College, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Ring Fragmentations and Intramolecular Cycloadditions: Efficient Approaches to Nitrogen Heterocycles

October 30, 2009 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Matthias Brewer
University of Vermont
Department of Chemistry
October 30, 2009 • 9:30 AM

Ring Fragmentations and Intramolecular Cycloadditions: Efficient Approaches to Nitrogen Heterocycles

Professor Matthias Brewer – University of Vermont, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Structure-Reactivity Relationships in Organolithium Chemistry: Working at the Academic-Industrial Interface

October 28, 2009 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor David Collum
Cornell University
Department of Chemistry
October 28, 2009 • 12:00 PM

Structure-Reactivity Relationships in Organolithium Chemistry: Working at the Academic-Industrial Interface

Professor David Collum – Cornell University, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Caught in the middle: Formation and reactivity of magnesium(I) compounds

October 27, 2009 • 2:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Ryan Cowley
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
October 27, 2009 • 2:00 PM

Caught in the middle: Formation and reactivity of magnesium(I) compounds

Ryan Cowley – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

What do roaming radicals, astrochemistry, proteomics and atomic orbital polarization have in common?

October 26, 2009 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Professor Arthur Suits
Wayne State University
Department of Chemistry
October 26, 2009 • 4:00 PM

What do roaming radicals, astrochemistry, proteomics and atomic orbital polarization have in common?

Professor Arthur Suits – Wayne State University, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

The Dissociation of Excitons in Conjugated Polymers: Advancing Organic Solar Cells through Basic Research

October 21, 2009 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Garry Rumbles Ph.D.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Chemical and Materials Science Center
October 21, 2009 • 12:00 PM

The Dissociation of Excitons in Conjugated Polymers: Advancing Organic Solar Cells through Basic Research

Garry Rumbles Ph.D. – National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Chemical and Materials Science Center
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Computational Studies of DNA Hydration Dynamics

October 19, 2009 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Professor Steven Corcelli
University of Notre Dame
Department of Chemistry
October 19, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Computational Studies of DNA Hydration Dynamics

Professor Steven Corcelli – University of Notre Dame, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Imaging with Lanthanides

October 14, 2009 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Professor Kenneth N. Raymond
University of California, Berkeley
Department of Chemistry
October 14, 2009 • 12:00 PM

Imaging with Lanthanides

Professor Kenneth N. Raymond – University of California, Berkeley, Department of Chemistry
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Supramolecular Metal Complexes as Nanozymes

October 13, 2009 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Professor Kenneth N. Raymond
University of California, Berkeley
Department of Chemistry
October 13, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Supramolecular Metal Complexes as Nanozymes

Professor Kenneth N. Raymond – University of California, Berkeley, Department of Chemistry
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Human and Bacteria: The Arms Race for Iron

October 12, 2009 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Professor Kenneth N. Raymond
University of California, Berkeley
Department of Chemistry
October 12, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Human and Bacteria: The Arms Race for Iron

Professor Kenneth N. Raymond – University of California, Berkeley, Department of Chemistry
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Enantioselective Organocatalysis and the Study of Redox Neutral Reaction Cascades

October 2, 2009 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Daniel Seidel
Rutgers University
Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology
October 2, 2009 • 9:30 AM

Enantioselective Organocatalysis and the Study of Redox Neutral Reaction Cascades

Professor Daniel Seidel – Rutgers University, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Research at the Intersection of Nanoscience and Biology - Highlights from the Molecular Foundry

October 1, 2009 • 7:30 PM
Med. Ctr., G-9525
Harrison Howe Award Lecture
Professor Carolyn R. Bertozzi
University of California, Berkeley
Department of Chemistry
October 1, 2009 • 7:30 PM

Research at the Intersection of Nanoscience and Biology - Highlights from the Molecular Foundry

Professor Carolyn R. Bertozzi – University of California, Berkeley, Department of Chemistry
Harrison Howe Award Lecture
Med. Ctr., G-9525
Seminar Page

Imaging the Glycome with Bioorthogonal Chemistry

October 1, 2009 • 2:00 PM
Med. Ctr., G-9525
Harrison Howe Technical Lecture
Professor Carolyn R. Bertozzi
University of California, Berkeley
Department of Chemistry
October 1, 2009 • 2:00 PM

Imaging the Glycome with Bioorthogonal Chemistry

Professor Carolyn R. Bertozzi – University of California, Berkeley, Department of Chemistry
Harrison Howe Technical Lecture
Med. Ctr., G-9525
Seminar Page

Catalysis and chirality with molecules and materials: Novel catalytic processes and materials

September 30, 2009 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Cathleen Crudden
Queens University, Ontario
Department of Chemistry
September 30, 2009 • 12:00 PM

Catalysis and chirality with molecules and materials: Novel catalytic processes and materials

Professor Cathleen Crudden – Queens University, Ontario, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

An Introduction to Supercritical CO2 (sc CO2) and Examples of Increased Selectivity in Reactions Due to the Properties of sc CO2

September 29, 2009 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Karen Chiang
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
September 29, 2009 • 4:00 PM

An Introduction to Supercritical CO2 (sc CO2) and Examples of Increased Selectivity in Reactions Due to the Properties of sc CO2

Karen Chiang – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Computational studies on membrane protein structures and protein-ligand binding affinities

September 29, 2009 • 2:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Ph.D. Defense
Cen Gao
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
September 29, 2009 • 2:00 PM

Computational studies on membrane protein structures and protein-ligand binding affinities

Cen Gao – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Strategies in Enzymatic Oxidation Catalysis

September 28, 2009 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Professor Justine P. Roth
Johns Hopkins University
Department of Chemistry
September 28, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Strategies in Enzymatic Oxidation Catalysis

Professor Justine P. Roth – Johns Hopkins University, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

The Alkyne Strategy For the Synthesis of Bioactive Targets

September 23, 2009 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Victor J. Chambers Memorial Lecture
Professor Barry M. Trost
Stanford University
September 23, 2009 • 12:00 PM

The Alkyne Strategy For the Synthesis of Bioactive Targets

Professor Barry M. Trost – Stanford University
Victor J. Chambers Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Self Assembly of Dinuclear Main Group Catalysts for Asymmetric Synthesis

September 22, 2009 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Victor J. Chambers Memorial Lecture
Professor Barry M. Trost
Stanford University
Department of Chemistry
September 22, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Self Assembly of Dinuclear Main Group Catalysts for Asymmetric Synthesis

Professor Barry M. Trost – Stanford University, Department of Chemistry
Victor J. Chambers Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

On the Design of Chiral Space for Asymmetric Induction in A Catalytic Synthetic Reaction

September 21, 2009 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Victor J. Chambers Memorial Lecture
Professor Barry M. Trost
Stanford University
Department of Chemistry
September 21, 2009 • 4:00 PM

On the Design of Chiral Space for Asymmetric Induction in A Catalytic Synthetic Reaction

Professor Barry M. Trost – Stanford University, Department of Chemistry
Victor J. Chambers Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Modeling Ring Cleaving Dioxygenases: Complexes of Iron(II) with Tridentate Ligands and their Reactivity with Catecholates and Phenolates

September 18, 2009 • 2:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Ph.D. Defense
Sara S. Rocks
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
September 18, 2009 • 2:00 PM

Modeling Ring Cleaving Dioxygenases: Complexes of Iron(II) with Tridentate Ligands and their Reactivity with Catecholates and Phenolates

Sara S. Rocks – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Progress Towards a Chemical Code for Small Molecule Targeting of RNA

September 18, 2009 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Matthew Disney
University of Buffalo
Department of Chemistry
September 18, 2009 • 9:30 AM

Progress Towards a Chemical Code for Small Molecule Targeting of RNA

Professor Matthew Disney – University of Buffalo, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

New Concepts in Chemical Bonding: Charge Shift Bonding and its Manifestations in Chemistry

September 16, 2009 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Philippe Hiberty
Universite of Paris-Sud XI
Laboratoire de Chimie Physique
September 16, 2009 • 12:00 PM

New Concepts in Chemical Bonding: Charge Shift Bonding and its Manifestations in Chemistry

Professor Philippe Hiberty – Universite of Paris-Sud XI, Laboratoire de Chimie Physique
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Detecting polymer dynamics with fluctuations and dissipation

September 14, 2009 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Professor Roger Loring
Cornell University
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Cancelled
September 14, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Detecting polymer dynamics with fluctuations and dissipation

Professor Roger Loring – Cornell University, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Cancelled

Bioorganic Chemistry of Protein Prenylation

September 11, 2009 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Mark Distefano
University of Minnesota
Department of Chemistry
September 11, 2009 • 9:30 AM

Bioorganic Chemistry of Protein Prenylation

Professor Mark Distefano – University of Minnesota, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Insights into the Nitrogenase Mechanism

September 9, 2009 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Joint Chemistry/Biochemistry and Biophysics Seminar
Professor Lance Seefeldt
Utah State University
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
September 9, 2009 • 12:00 PM

Insights into the Nitrogenase Mechanism

Professor Lance Seefeldt – Utah State University, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Joint Chemistry/Biochemistry and Biophysics Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Excitation Dynamics in Nanoscale Materials for Solar Energy Harvesting

August 25, 2009 • 12:00 PM
Goergen 109
Physical Seminar
Professor Oleg Prezhdo
University of Washington
Department of Chemistry
August 25, 2009 • 12:00 PM

Excitation Dynamics in Nanoscale Materials for Solar Energy Harvesting

Professor Oleg Prezhdo – University of Washington, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Goergen 109
Seminar Page

I. Stereoselective Synthesis of Pyrrolidine Derivatives via Reduction of Substituted Pyrroles; II. Progress Towards the Total Synthesis of Tetrapetalone A

August 10, 2009 • 2:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Ph.D. Defense
Chao Jiang
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
August 10, 2009 • 2:00 PM

I. Stereoselective Synthesis of Pyrrolidine Derivatives via Reduction of Substituted Pyrroles; II. Progress Towards the Total Synthesis of Tetrapetalone A

Chao Jiang – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Studies of Horse Heart Cytochrome c Folding

August 10, 2009 • 10:00 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Ph.D. Defense
Amy A. Ensign
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
August 10, 2009 • 10:00 AM

Studies of Horse Heart Cytochrome c Folding

Amy A. Ensign – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Photophysics of Individual Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

August 6, 2009 • 2:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Ph.D. Defense
Lisa Joanne Carlson
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
August 6, 2009 • 2:00 PM

Photophysics of Individual Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

Lisa Joanne Carlson – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Single molecule biodetection and multi-modality in single walled carbon nanotube optical sensors

July 10, 2009 • 1:30 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Materials Seminar
Professor Michael S. Strano
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department of Chemical Engineering
July 10, 2009 • 1:30 PM

Single molecule biodetection and multi-modality in single walled carbon nanotube optical sensors

Professor Michael S. Strano – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Chemical Engineering
Materials Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Chemical Control of Interfacial Composition and Structure

July 8, 2009 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic/Physical Seminar
Professor Chaim N. Sukenik, Edward and Judy Steinberg Chair in Nanotechnology
Bar Ilan University, Israel
Department of Chemistry
July 8, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Chemical Control of Interfacial Composition and Structure

Professor Chaim N. Sukenik, Edward and Judy Steinberg Chair in Nanotechnology – Bar Ilan University, Israel, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic/Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Rational synthesis and reaction mechanism for chalcogenide magic-sized clusters and quantum dots

June 22, 2009 • 3:00 PM
Computer Studies 209
Physical Seminar
Christopher Evans
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
June 22, 2009 • 3:00 PM

Rational synthesis and reaction mechanism for chalcogenide magic-sized clusters and quantum dots

Christopher Evans – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Computer Studies 209
Seminar Page

Metal-Initiated Amination of Alkenes and Alkynes

June 19, 2009 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Meagan Evans
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
June 19, 2009 • 9:30 AM

Metal-Initiated Amination of Alkenes and Alkynes

Meagan Evans – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Progress Toward The Total Synthesis of Roseophilin

June 16, 2009 • 2:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Ph.D. Defense
Abdallah Youssef Bitar
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
June 16, 2009 • 2:00 PM

Progress Toward The Total Synthesis of Roseophilin

Abdallah Youssef Bitar – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Development of New Synthetic Methodology Featuring Tandem-Bond Forming Process and Their Application to the Total Synthesis of Natural Products

June 16, 2009 • 11:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Kei Takeda
Hiroshima University
Department of Synthetic Organic Chemistry
June 16, 2009 • 11:30 AM

Development of New Synthetic Methodology Featuring Tandem-Bond Forming Process and Their Application to the Total Synthesis of Natural Products

Professor Kei Takeda – Hiroshima University, Department of Synthetic Organic Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Nuclear Energy and the Study of Nuclear Matter Far from Stability

June 15, 2009 • 12:00 PM
Computer Studies 209
Physical Seminar
Michael Quinlan
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
June 15, 2009 • 12:00 PM

Nuclear Energy and the Study of Nuclear Matter Far from Stability

Michael Quinlan – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Computer Studies 209
Seminar Page

Molecular Simulations of Ribozyme Catalysis

June 3, 2009 • 3:30 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Biological Chemistry Cluster Seminar
Darrin M. York
University of Minnesota
Department of Chemistry
June 3, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Molecular Simulations of Ribozyme Catalysis

Darrin M. York – University of Minnesota, Department of Chemistry
Biological Chemistry Cluster Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Spectroscopic Approaches to Protein AGGREGATION Diseases: Conformation and Dynamics of Amyloid Aggregates via Isotope-edited Infrared Spectroscopy

June 3, 2009 • 2:30 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Biological Chemistry Cluster Seminar
Sean M. Decatur
Oberlin College
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
June 3, 2009 • 2:30 PM

Spectroscopic Approaches to Protein AGGREGATION Diseases: Conformation and Dynamics of Amyloid Aggregates via Isotope-edited Infrared Spectroscopy

Sean M. Decatur – Oberlin College, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Biological Chemistry Cluster Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Synthesis and Reactivity of Low-coordinate Cobalt Dinitrogen, Hydride and Fluoride Complexes

May 29, 2009 • 1:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Ph.D. Defense
Keying Ding
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
May 29, 2009 • 1:00 PM

Synthesis and Reactivity of Low-coordinate Cobalt Dinitrogen, Hydride and Fluoride Complexes

Keying Ding – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

New Studies in Catalytic, Asymmetric alpha-Fluorination

May 29, 2009 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Thomas Lectka
Johns Hopkins University
Department of Chemistry
May 29, 2009 • 9:30 AM

New Studies in Catalytic, Asymmetric alpha-Fluorination

Professor Thomas Lectka – Johns Hopkins University, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Beyond the Harmonic Oscillator Approximation: Probing Vibrational Anharmonicity with Ultrafast Vibrational Spectroscopy

May 26, 2009 • 11:15 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Kristina Wilson
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
May 26, 2009 • 11:15 AM

Beyond the Harmonic Oscillator Approximation: Probing Vibrational Anharmonicity with Ultrafast Vibrational Spectroscopy

Kristina Wilson – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Reagent and Reaction Development in Organic Chemistry: Recent Case Studies

May 15, 2009 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Jeffrey Johnson
University of North Carolina
Department of Chemistry
May 15, 2009 • 9:30 AM

Reagent and Reaction Development in Organic Chemistry: Recent Case Studies

Professor Jeffrey Johnson – University of North Carolina, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Porous Nanocrystalline Silicon Membranes for Efficient and Precise Molecular Separations

May 12, 2009 • 3:30 PM
Georgen 101
Nanomaterials Symposium
Professor James McGrath
University of Rochester
Department of Biomedical Engineering
May 12, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Porous Nanocrystalline Silicon Membranes for Efficient and Precise Molecular Separations

Professor James McGrath – University of Rochester, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Nanomaterials Symposium
Georgen 101
Seminar Page

Strategies for Testing the Safety of Nanomaterials

May 12, 2009 • 2:15 PM
Georgen 101
Nanomaterials Symposium
Professor Alison Elder
University of Rochester
Department of Environmental Medicine
May 12, 2009 • 2:15 PM

Strategies for Testing the Safety of Nanomaterials

Professor Alison Elder – University of Rochester, Department of Environmental Medicine
Nanomaterials Symposium
Georgen 101
Seminar Page

Understanding and Applying Nanoparticles in the Environment

May 12, 2009 • 1:15 PM
Georgen 101
Nanomaterials Symposium
Professor Vicki Colvin
Rice University
Department of Chemistry
May 12, 2009 • 1:15 PM

Understanding and Applying Nanoparticles in the Environment

Professor Vicki Colvin – Rice University, Department of Chemistry
Nanomaterials Symposium
Georgen 101
Seminar Page

Nanostructures of Macromolecules to Direct Biological Function

May 12, 2009 • 11:00 AM
Georgen 101
Nanomaterials Symposium
Professor Ashutosh Chilkoti
Duke University
Department of Chemistry
May 12, 2009 • 11:00 AM

Nanostructures of Macromolecules to Direct Biological Function

Professor Ashutosh Chilkoti – Duke University, Department of Chemistry
Nanomaterials Symposium
Georgen 101
Seminar Page

Nanostructured Materials for Optical Biosensing

May 12, 2009 • 10:15 AM
Georgen 101
Nanomaterials Symposium
Professor Benjamin Miller
University of Rochester
Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics
May 12, 2009 • 10:15 AM

Nanostructured Materials for Optical Biosensing

Professor Benjamin Miller – University of Rochester, Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics
Nanomaterials Symposium
Georgen 101
Seminar Page

Surface Interactions and Reactions in Marine Fouling

May 12, 2009 • 8:45 AM
Georgen 101
Nanomaterials Symposium
Professor Michael Grunze
Heidelberg University
Department of Chemistry
May 12, 2009 • 8:45 AM

Surface Interactions and Reactions in Marine Fouling

Professor Michael Grunze – Heidelberg University, Department of Chemistry
Nanomaterials Symposium
Georgen 101
Seminar Page

Synthesis of Proton Conducting Ceramic Membranes via Seeded Surface Crystallization

May 11, 2009 • 3:45 PM
Georgen 101
Nanomaterials Symposium
Professor Matthew Yates
University of Rochester
Department of Chemical Engineering
May 11, 2009 • 3:45 PM

Synthesis of Proton Conducting Ceramic Membranes via Seeded Surface Crystallization

Professor Matthew Yates – University of Rochester, Department of Chemical Engineering
Nanomaterials Symposium
Georgen 101
Seminar Page

Design, Synthesis, Formation Mechanism and Electrocatalytic Applications of Platinum and Its Alloy Nanostructures

May 11, 2009 • 2:30 PM
Georgen 101
Nanomaterials Symposium
Professor Hong Yang
University of Rochester
Department of Chemical Engineering
May 11, 2009 • 2:30 PM

Design, Synthesis, Formation Mechanism and Electrocatalytic Applications of Platinum and Its Alloy Nanostructures

Professor Hong Yang – University of Rochester, Department of Chemical Engineering
Nanomaterials Symposium
Georgen 101
Seminar Page

Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene

May 11, 2009 • 1:30 PM
Georgen 101
Nanomaterials Symposium
Professor Louis Brus
Columbia University
Department of Chemistry
May 11, 2009 • 1:30 PM

Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene

Professor Louis Brus – Columbia University, Department of Chemistry
Nanomaterials Symposium
Georgen 101
Seminar Page

Nanoscience and Nanostructures for Solar Energy

May 11, 2009 • 11:00 AM
Georgen 101
Nanomaterials Symposium
Professor Philippe Fauchet
University of Rochester
Department of Electrical & Computer Eng.
May 11, 2009 • 11:00 AM

Nanoscience and Nanostructures for Solar Energy

Professor Philippe Fauchet – University of Rochester, Department of Electrical & Computer Eng.
Nanomaterials Symposium
Georgen 101
Seminar Page

Materials Science, Nanoscience, and Energy

May 11, 2009 • 8:45 AM
Georgen 101
Nanomaterials Symposium
Professor George Whitesides
Harvard University
Department of Chemistry
May 11, 2009 • 8:45 AM

Materials Science, Nanoscience, and Energy

Professor George Whitesides – Harvard University, Department of Chemistry
Nanomaterials Symposium
Georgen 101
Seminar Page

Metal-Catalyzed Oxidation Reactions for Organic Synthesis

May 8, 2009 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Matthew Sigman
University of Utah
Department of Chemistry
May 8, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Metal-Catalyzed Oxidation Reactions for Organic Synthesis

Professor Matthew Sigman – University of Utah, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Developing a Predictive Model for Polyphenol Prevention of DNA Damage

May 4, 2009 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Professor Julia Brumaghim
Clemson University
Department of Chemistry
May 4, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Developing a Predictive Model for Polyphenol Prevention of DNA Damage

Professor Julia Brumaghim – Clemson University, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Synthesis and Reactions of Heterocycles

April 29, 2009 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Mark Lautens
University of Toronto
Department of Chemistry
April 29, 2009 • 12:00 PM

Synthesis and Reactions of Heterocycles

Professor Mark Lautens – University of Toronto, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Dynamics on the nanoscale: Time-domain ab initio studies of photo-induced dynamics in quantum dots and carbon nanotubes

April 27, 2009 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Professor Oleg Prezhdo
University of Washington
Department of Chemistry
April 27, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Dynamics on the nanoscale: Time-domain ab initio studies of photo-induced dynamics in quantum dots and carbon nanotubes

Professor Oleg Prezhdo – University of Washington, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Ring-Forming Strategies in Asymmetric Catalysis

April 24, 2009 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Tomislav Rovis
Colorado State University
Department of Chemistry
April 24, 2009 • 9:30 AM

Ring-Forming Strategies in Asymmetric Catalysis

Professor Tomislav Rovis – Colorado State University, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Mechanistic Studies of Oxidative Halophenol Dehalogenation by Heme-Containing Enzymes

April 22, 2009 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor John Dawson
University of South Carolina
Department of Chemistry
April 22, 2009 • 12:00 PM

Mechanistic Studies of Oxidative Halophenol Dehalogenation by Heme-Containing Enzymes

Professor John Dawson – University of South Carolina, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Transition Metal Mediated Synthesis of Heterocycles Via Carbon-Hydrogen Bond Activation

April 17, 2009 • 1:45 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Ph.D. Defense
Ling Li
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
April 17, 2009 • 1:45 PM

Transition Metal Mediated Synthesis of Heterocycles Via Carbon-Hydrogen Bond Activation

Ling Li – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Achiral Templates. New and Effective Tools for Asymmetric Transformations

April 17, 2009 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Mukund Sibi
North Dakota State University
Department of Chemistry
April 17, 2009 • 9:30 AM

Achiral Templates. New and Effective Tools for Asymmetric Transformations

Professor Mukund Sibi – North Dakota State University, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Chemical and Structural Analysis of RNA-Based Gene Regulation

April 16, 2009 • 2:00 PM
MC Aud 3-7619 (Upper)
Ph.D. Defense
Robert Spitale
University of Rochester
Department of Biochemistry/Biophysics
April 16, 2009 • 2:00 PM

Chemical and Structural Analysis of RNA-Based Gene Regulation

Robert Spitale – University of Rochester, Department of Biochemistry/Biophysics
Ph.D. Defense
MC Aud 3-7619 (Upper)
Seminar Page

Carbon Nanotube Optoelectronics

April 14, 2009 • 2:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Ph.D. Defense
Kathryn Elizabeth Leach
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
April 14, 2009 • 2:00 PM

Carbon Nanotube Optoelectronics

Kathryn Elizabeth Leach – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Directed Evolution as a Tool for Engineering P450 BM-3 into a Propane Hydrolase

April 13, 2009 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Matthew McLaughlin
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
April 13, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Directed Evolution as a Tool for Engineering P450 BM-3 into a Propane Hydrolase

Matthew McLaughlin – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Recent Methodologies Towards Highly Substituted Pyrroles

April 10, 2009 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Matthew Betush
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
April 10, 2009 • 9:30 AM

Recent Methodologies Towards Highly Substituted Pyrroles

Matthew Betush – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

A Single Molecule Spectroscopy Investigation of the Electronic Properties of Conjugated Polymers

April 8, 2009 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Paul Barbara
University of Texas at Austin
Center for Nano & Molecular Science & Technology
April 8, 2009 • 12:00 PM

A Single Molecule Spectroscopy Investigation of the Electronic Properties of Conjugated Polymers

Professor Paul Barbara – University of Texas at Austin, Center for Nano & Molecular Science & Technology
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Dynamic Contributions to Enzyme Catalysis as Illustrated by Orotidine Monophosphate Decarboxylase (OMPDC)

April 6, 2009 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Professor Jiali Gao
University of Minnesota
Department of Chemistry
April 6, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Dynamic Contributions to Enzyme Catalysis as Illustrated by Orotidine Monophosphate Decarboxylase (OMPDC)

Professor Jiali Gao – University of Minnesota, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Platinum(II) Polypyridyl Complexes for Visible Light-driven Hydrogen Production from Water

April 2, 2009 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Ph.D. Defense
Pingwu Du
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
April 2, 2009 • 9:30 AM

Platinum(II) Polypyridyl Complexes for Visible Light-driven Hydrogen Production from Water

Pingwu Du – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

The Inner Space of Molecules

April 1, 2009 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Julius Rebek
The Scripps Research Institute
Department of Chemistry
April 1, 2009 • 12:00 PM

The Inner Space of Molecules

Professor Julius Rebek – The Scripps Research Institute, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Development of Homogeneous Catalysts for the Conversion of C-H Bonds

March 30, 2009 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Professor Brent Gunnoe
University of Virginia
Department of Chemistry
March 30, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Development of Homogeneous Catalysts for the Conversion of C-H Bonds

Professor Brent Gunnoe – University of Virginia, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Mechanism for the Lewis Acid Catalyzed Cycloadditions of Aldehydes and Donor-Acceptor Cyclopropanes

March 20, 2009 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Pu Luo
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
March 20, 2009 • 9:30 AM

Mechanism for the Lewis Acid Catalyzed Cycloadditions of Aldehydes and Donor-Acceptor Cyclopropanes

Pu Luo – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Multiscale approach to the activation/inactivation of Src kinases

March 18, 2009 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Benoit Roux
University of Chicago
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
March 18, 2009 • 12:00 PM

Multiscale approach to the activation/inactivation of Src kinases

Professor Benoit Roux – University of Chicago, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Bioinorganic Chemistry of Titanium in Medicine and the Environment

March 16, 2009 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Professor Ann M. Valentine
Yale University
Department of Chemistry
March 16, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Bioinorganic Chemistry of Titanium in Medicine and the Environment

Professor Ann M. Valentine – Yale University, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Exploiting Under-Utilized Functional Groups in Chemical Reaction Discovery and Library Synthesis

March 4, 2009 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Kay Brummond
University of Pittsburgh
Department of Chemistry
March 4, 2009 • 12:00 PM

Exploiting Under-Utilized Functional Groups in Chemical Reaction Discovery and Library Synthesis

Professor Kay Brummond – University of Pittsburgh, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

How to Make Nanowire Christmas Trees: Screw Dislocation Driven Nanowire Growth

March 2, 2009 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Professor Song Jin
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Department of Chemistry
March 2, 2009 • 4:00 PM

How to Make Nanowire Christmas Trees: Screw Dislocation Driven Nanowire Growth

Professor Song Jin – University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Molecules as Wires: Structural and Electronic Criteria for Long Distance Charge Transport

February 26, 2009 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Professor Michael R. Wasielewski
Northwestern University
Department of Chemistry
February 26, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Molecules as Wires: Structural and Electronic Criteria for Long Distance Charge Transport

Professor Michael R. Wasielewski – Northwestern University, Department of Chemistry
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Dynamics of Photogenerated Multi-Spin Systems: The Road to Molecular Spintronics

February 25, 2009 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Professor Michael R. Wasielewski
Northwestern University
Department of Chemistry
February 25, 2009 • 12:00 PM

Dynamics of Photogenerated Multi-Spin Systems: The Road to Molecular Spintronics

Professor Michael R. Wasielewski – Northwestern University, Department of Chemistry
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Energy and Charge Transport in Self-assembled Systems for Solar Energy Conversion

February 24, 2009 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Professor Michael R. Wasielewski
Northwestern University
Department of Chemistry
February 24, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Energy and Charge Transport in Self-assembled Systems for Solar Energy Conversion

Professor Michael R. Wasielewski – Northwestern University, Department of Chemistry
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Catalytic Coupling Reactions using Hemilabile Phosphino-Imines and Palladium

February 20, 2009 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Joseph A. Schmidt
The University of Toledo
Department of Chemistry
February 20, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Catalytic Coupling Reactions using Hemilabile Phosphino-Imines and Palladium

Professor Joseph A. Schmidt – The University of Toledo, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Non-Canonical Assembly-Line Biosynthesis: The Story of Coronatine Biogenesis

January 15, 2009 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Faculty Candidate Seminar
Eric Strieter, Ph.D.
Harvard University
Department of Chemistry
January 15, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Non-Canonical Assembly-Line Biosynthesis: The Story of Coronatine Biogenesis

Eric Strieter, Ph.D. – Harvard University, Department of Chemistry
Faculty Candidate Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Theory of excitation energy transfer and three-pulse photon-echo spectroscopy with applications to photosynthetic pigment-protein complexes

January 8, 2009 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Faculty Candidate Seminar
Yuan-Chung Cheng, Ph.D.
University of California, Berkeley
Department of Chemistry
January 8, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Theory of excitation energy transfer and three-pulse photon-echo spectroscopy with applications to photosynthetic pigment-protein complexes

Yuan-Chung Cheng, Ph.D. – University of California, Berkeley, Department of Chemistry
Faculty Candidate Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

New Functions of Organic Materials

January 5, 2009 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Faculty Candidate Seminar
Samuel W. Thomas, III, Ph.D.
Harvard University
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
January 5, 2009 • 4:00 PM

New Functions of Organic Materials

Samuel W. Thomas, III, Ph.D. – Harvard University, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Faculty Candidate Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Studies Directed Toward the Total Synthesis of (-)-Apoptolidin A

December 19, 2008 • 2:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Ph.D. Defense
Venkatesan Srinivasan
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
December 19, 2008 • 2:00 PM

Studies Directed Toward the Total Synthesis of (-)-Apoptolidin A

Venkatesan Srinivasan – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Conjugated Oligomers and Polyvalent Nanoparticle Conjugates

December 18, 2008 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Faculty Candidate Seminar
Dwight Seferos, Ph.D.
Northwestern University
December 18, 2008 • 4:00 PM

Conjugated Oligomers and Polyvalent Nanoparticle Conjugates

Dwight Seferos, Ph.D. – Northwestern University
Faculty Candidate Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Deconstructing Receptor Signaling with Chemically Tailored Interfaces

December 11, 2008 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Faculty Candidate Seminar
Khalid Salaita, Ph.D.
University of California, Berkeley
December 11, 2008 • 4:00 PM

Deconstructing Receptor Signaling with Chemically Tailored Interfaces

Khalid Salaita, Ph.D. – University of California, Berkeley
Faculty Candidate Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Lighting up New Functionalities of Nanoparticles

December 8, 2008 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Faculty Candidate Seminar
Aihua Fu, Ph.D.
Stanford University
December 8, 2008 • 4:00 PM

Lighting up New Functionalities of Nanoparticles

Aihua Fu, Ph.D. – Stanford University
Faculty Candidate Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Biosynthesis of Lantibiotics, Polycyclic Thioether Antibiotics

December 5, 2008 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Wilfred van der Donk
Department of Chemistry
University of Illinois
December 5, 2008 • 9:30 AM

Biosynthesis of Lantibiotics, Polycyclic Thioether Antibiotics

Professor Wilfred van der Donk – Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Chemistry and Electrochemistry with Small Molecules at First Row Transition Metal Centers

December 4, 2008 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Faculty Candidate Seminar
Louise Berben, Ph.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology and California Institute of Technology
December 4, 2008 • 4:00 PM

Chemistry and Electrochemistry with Small Molecules at First Row Transition Metal Centers

Louise Berben, Ph.D. – Massachusetts Institute of Technology and California Institute of Technology
Faculty Candidate Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Molecular Inorganic Photonics

December 3, 2008 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Felix N. Castellano
Department of Chemistry and Center for Photochemical Sciences
Bowling Green State University
December 3, 2008 • 12:00 PM

Molecular Inorganic Photonics

Professor Felix N. Castellano – Department of Chemistry and Center for Photochemical Sciences, Bowling Green State University
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Mechanistic Studies of Pd-catalysed Allylic Alkylation: Simple, Subtle and Complex

November 24, 2008 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Professor Guy Lloyd-Jones
School of Chemistry, UK
The Bristol Centre for Organometallic Catalysis
November 24, 2008 • 4:00 PM

Mechanistic Studies of Pd-catalysed Allylic Alkylation: Simple, Subtle and Complex

Professor Guy Lloyd-Jones – School of Chemistry, UK, The Bristol Centre for Organometallic Catalysis
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

The Chemistry of Dyes and Pigments for Imaging Applications

November 17, 2008 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Steven Evans, Ph.D.
Materials Science and Technology Research
Eastman Kodak Co.
Cancelled
November 17, 2008 • 4:00 PM

The Chemistry of Dyes and Pigments for Imaging Applications

Steven Evans, Ph.D. – Materials Science and Technology Research, Eastman Kodak Co.
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Cancelled

Membrane peptides: 2D-IR spectroscopy as a probe of structure and dynamics

November 12, 2008 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
W. Albert Noyes Jr. Memorial Lecture
Professor James L. Skinner
Department of Chemistry
University of Wisconsin
November 12, 2008 • 12:00 PM

Membrane peptides: 2D-IR spectroscopy as a probe of structure and dynamics

Professor James L. Skinner – Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin
W. Albert Noyes Jr. Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Water: Traditional, ultrafast and sum-frequency vibrational spectroscopy of the bulk liquid and the liquid/vapor interface

November 11, 2008 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
W. Albert Noyes Jr. Memorial Lecture
Professor James L. Skinner
Department of Chemistry
University of Wisconsin
November 11, 2008 • 4:00 PM

Water: Traditional, ultrafast and sum-frequency vibrational spectroscopy of the bulk liquid and the liquid/vapor interface

Professor James L. Skinner – Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin
W. Albert Noyes Jr. Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Water: Hydrogen bonding in the bulk liquid and at the liquid/vapor interface, and new simulation models

November 10, 2008 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
W. Albert Noyes Jr. Memorial Lecture
Professor James L. Skinner
Department of Chemistry
University of Wisconsin
November 10, 2008 • 4:00 PM

Water: Hydrogen bonding in the bulk liquid and at the liquid/vapor interface, and new simulation models

Professor James L. Skinner – Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin
W. Albert Noyes Jr. Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Peptide-based Materials

November 7, 2008 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Joel Schneider
Department of Chemistry
University of Delaware
November 7, 2008 • 9:30 AM

Peptide-based Materials

Professor Joel Schneider – Department of Chemistry, University of Delaware
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

A Hybrid Biochemical/Organic Half-Cell for the Photochemical Generation of Dihydrogen

November 5, 2008 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor John Golbeck
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Pennsylvania State University
November 5, 2008 • 12:00 PM

A Hybrid Biochemical/Organic Half-Cell for the Photochemical Generation of Dihydrogen

Professor John Golbeck – Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Pennsylvania State University
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Selenium in Thioredoxin Reductase: A Mechanistic Perspective

October 31, 2008 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Robert Hondal
Department of Biochemistry
University of Vermont
October 31, 2008 • 9:30 AM

Selenium in Thioredoxin Reductase: A Mechanistic Perspective

Professor Robert Hondal – Department of Biochemistry, University of Vermont
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Single-Molecule Dynamics of Bioinorganic Chemistry and Nanocatalysis

October 27, 2008 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic/Physical Seminar
Professor Peng Chen
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Cornell University
October 27, 2008 • 4:00 PM

Single-Molecule Dynamics of Bioinorganic Chemistry and Nanocatalysis

Professor Peng Chen – Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University
Inorganic/Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

The Intertwined Nature of Chemical Synthesis and the Discovery Process

October 23, 2008 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison 473
Andrew S. Kende Distinguished Lecture
Professor Brian M. Stoltz
Department of Chemisty
California Institute of Technology
October 23, 2008 • 4:00 PM

The Intertwined Nature of Chemical Synthesis and the Discovery Process

Professor Brian M. Stoltz – Department of Chemisty, California Institute of Technology
Andrew S. Kende Distinguished Lecture
Hutchison 473
Seminar Page

Oxidation Catalysis: The development of aerobic based oxidation methodology for synthetic chemists

October 22, 2008 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Andrew S. Kende Distinguished Lecture
Professor Brian M. Stoltz
Department of Chemistry
California Institute of Technology
October 22, 2008 • 12:00 PM

Oxidation Catalysis: The development of aerobic based oxidation methodology for synthetic chemists

Professor Brian M. Stoltz – Department of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology
Andrew S. Kende Distinguished Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Complex Natural Products as a Driving Force for Discovery in Organic Chemistry

October 21, 2008 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Andrew S. Kende Distinguished Lecture
Professor Brian M. Stoltz
Department of Chemistry
California Institute of Technology
October 21, 2008 • 4:00 PM

Complex Natural Products as a Driving Force for Discovery in Organic Chemistry

Professor Brian M. Stoltz – Department of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology
Andrew S. Kende Distinguished Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Practical Organic Synthesis to Unravel Chemical Biology of Complex Natural Products

October 15, 2008 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inaugural Magomedov-Shcherbinina Memorial Prize and Lectureship
Professor Sergey A. Kozmin
Department of Chemistry
University of Chicago
October 15, 2008 • 12:00 PM

Practical Organic Synthesis to Unravel Chemical Biology of Complex Natural Products

Professor Sergey A. Kozmin – Department of Chemistry, University of Chicago
Inaugural Magomedov-Shcherbinina Memorial Prize and Lectureship
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Total Syntheses of β-C-Glycoside Natural Products via Oxocarbenium Cations

October 10, 2008 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Michael Jennings
Department of Chemistry
The University of Alabama
October 10, 2008 • 9:30 AM

Total Syntheses of β-C-Glycoside Natural Products via Oxocarbenium Cations

Professor Michael Jennings – Department of Chemistry, The University of Alabama
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Principles for Amphiphile-Free Water-in-Water Emulsions: Templated Synthesis and Biocatalysis

October 3, 2008 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Yan-Yeung Luk
Department of Chemistry
Syracuse University
October 3, 2008 • 9:30 AM

Principles for Amphiphile-Free Water-in-Water Emulsions: Templated Synthesis and Biocatalysis

Professor Yan-Yeung Luk – Department of Chemistry, Syracuse University
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Zirconium-catalyzed bond-forming reactions

September 29, 2008 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Professor Rory Waterman
Department of Chemistry
University of Vermont
September 29, 2008 • 4:00 PM

Zirconium-catalyzed bond-forming reactions

Professor Rory Waterman – Department of Chemistry, University of Vermont
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Development of Novel Transition Metal-Catalyzed Synthetic Methodologies

September 24, 2008 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Vladimir Gevorgyan
Department of Chemistry
University of Illinois at Chicago
September 24, 2008 • 12:00 PM

Development of Novel Transition Metal-Catalyzed Synthetic Methodologies

Professor Vladimir Gevorgyan – Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Chicago
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

One and two electron transformations of high valent iron imido and nitrido complexes

September 22, 2008 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Professor Jeremy M. Smith
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
New Mexico State University
September 22, 2008 • 4:00 PM

One and two electron transformations of high valent iron imido and nitrido complexes

Professor Jeremy M. Smith – Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, New Mexico State University
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

The Catalytic Nazarov Cyclization of Heteroaromatic Systems and its Application Towards Rocaglamide

September 19, 2008 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Ph.D. Defense
John Malona
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester
September 19, 2008 • 12:00 PM

The Catalytic Nazarov Cyclization of Heteroaromatic Systems and its Application Towards Rocaglamide

John Malona – Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

The Discovery and Optimization of Triazole-Based Neurokinin-1 Antagonists

September 19, 2008 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Dr. Louis N. Jungheim
Discovery Chemistry Research and Technologies
Lilly Corporate Center
September 19, 2008 • 9:30 AM

The Discovery and Optimization of Triazole-Based Neurokinin-1 Antagonists

Dr. Louis N. Jungheim – Discovery Chemistry Research and Technologies, Lilly Corporate Center
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Towards the Mechanism of N2 Reduction by Nitrogenase

September 17, 2008 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Seymour Rothchild Lecture
Professor Brian Hoffman
Department of Chemistry
Northwestern University
September 17, 2008 • 12:00 PM

Towards the Mechanism of N2 Reduction by Nitrogenase

Professor Brian Hoffman – Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University
Seymour Rothchild Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Photoinduced Electron Transfer Processes of Self-Assembled Inorganic Nanomaterials

September 15, 2008 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic/Physical Seminar
Professor David Watson
Department of Chemistry
SUNY Buffalo
September 15, 2008 • 4:00 PM

Photoinduced Electron Transfer Processes of Self-Assembled Inorganic Nanomaterials

Professor David Watson – Department of Chemistry, SUNY Buffalo
Inorganic/Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Heterocycles in Natural Product Synthesis

September 12, 2008 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Yoshihisa Kobayashi
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of California at San Diego
September 12, 2008 • 9:30 AM

Heterocycles in Natural Product Synthesis

Professor Yoshihisa Kobayashi – Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California at San Diego
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Transition Metal Silylene Complexes

September 8, 2008 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
James Kovach
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester
September 8, 2008 • 4:00 PM

Transition Metal Silylene Complexes

James Kovach – Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Free energy calculations of RNA duplexes with tandem GA base pairs using the thermodynamic integration approach

August 12, 2008 • 2:00 PM
Bausch & Lomb 372
Ph.D. Defense
Ilyas Yildirim
Physics & Astronomy and Chemistry (Turner Group)
University of Rochester
August 12, 2008 • 2:00 PM

Free energy calculations of RNA duplexes with tandem GA base pairs using the thermodynamic integration approach

Ilyas Yildirim – Physics & Astronomy and Chemistry (Turner Group), University of Rochester
Ph.D. Defense
Bausch & Lomb 372
Seminar Page

Oriented Attachment Growth Mechanism for Cadmium Selenide Nanorods

August 4, 2008 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Joaquin Calcines
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester
August 4, 2008 • 4:00 PM

Oriented Attachment Growth Mechanism for Cadmium Selenide Nanorods

Joaquin Calcines – Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Platinum Terpyridine Acetylide Complexes for Photo-Induced Charge Separation and the Photogeneration of Hydrogen from Aqueous Media

July 31, 2008 • 1:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Ph.D. Defense
Paul R. Jarosz
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester
July 31, 2008 • 1:00 PM

Platinum Terpyridine Acetylide Complexes for Photo-Induced Charge Separation and the Photogeneration of Hydrogen from Aqueous Media

Paul R. Jarosz – Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Progress Toward Simultaneous Charge and Fluorescence Measurements

July 18, 2008 • 10:00 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Julie Smyder
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester
July 18, 2008 • 10:00 AM

Progress Toward Simultaneous Charge and Fluorescence Measurements

Julie Smyder – Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

NMR studies of the iron-histidine interaction in paramagnetic cytochromes c

July 14, 2008 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Sarah Bowman
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester
July 14, 2008 • 4:00 PM

NMR studies of the iron-histidine interaction in paramagnetic cytochromes c

Sarah Bowman – Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

1. Structural and Luminescence Properties of Gold(I) Benzimidazolethiolate Complexes
2. Cyclometalated Platinum(II) Coordination Compounds as Potential Chromophores for the Photogeneration of Hydrogen from Water

June 17, 2008 • 9:30 AM
Computer Studies 209
Ph.D. Defense
Jacob Schneider
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester
June 17, 2008 • 9:30 AM

1. Structural and Luminescence Properties of Gold(I) Benzimidazolethiolate Complexes
2. Cyclometalated Platinum(II) Coordination Compounds as Potential Chromophores for the Photogeneration of Hydrogen from Water

Jacob Schneider – Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Ph.D. Defense
Computer Studies 209
Seminar Page

Platinum and Palladium Two-Electron Transfer Reagents

June 16, 2008 • 11:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Professor William Connick
Department of Chemistry
University of Cincinnati
June 16, 2008 • 11:30 AM

Platinum and Palladium Two-Electron Transfer Reagents

Professor William Connick – Department of Chemistry, University of Cincinnati
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Asymmetric Hydrogenation of Ketones by BINAP-Ru(II) Complexes

June 2, 2008 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Ting Li
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester
June 2, 2008 • 4:00 PM

Asymmetric Hydrogenation of Ketones by BINAP-Ru(II) Complexes

Ting Li – Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

RNA Secondary Structure Prediction: Interpreting and Selecting Restraints from Isoenergetic Microarray Data

May 30, 2008 • 1:30 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Biophysical Chemistry Seminar
Ruiting Liang
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester
May 30, 2008 • 1:30 PM

RNA Secondary Structure Prediction: Interpreting and Selecting Restraints from Isoenergetic Microarray Data

Ruiting Liang – Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Biophysical Chemistry Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Coupling Photochemistry to Conformational Signals in Circadian Clock Light Sensors

May 27, 2008 • 2:30 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Biological Chemistry Cluster Seminar
Professor Brian Crane
Department of Chemistry
Cornell University
May 27, 2008 • 2:30 PM

Coupling Photochemistry to Conformational Signals in Circadian Clock Light Sensors

Professor Brian Crane – Department of Chemistry, Cornell University
Biological Chemistry Cluster Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Use of luminescence resonance energy transfer to identify locations of site bound metal ions in the spliceosomal U2-U6 snRNA complex

May 27, 2008 • 1:30 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Biological Chemistry Cluster Seminar
Professor Nancy Greenbaum
Department of Chemistry
Hunter College of CUNY
May 27, 2008 • 1:30 PM

Use of luminescence resonance energy transfer to identify locations of site bound metal ions in the spliceosomal U2-U6 snRNA complex

Professor Nancy Greenbaum – Department of Chemistry, Hunter College of CUNY
Biological Chemistry Cluster Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

I. NMR Structures of 2x2 Internal Loops of Tandem AG Pairs; II. Improving the Chemical Resolution of Ribozyme Catalysis

May 22, 2008 • 5:00 PM
K-207 Medical Center
RNA Club
Nic Hammond and Robert Spitale
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester
May 22, 2008 • 5:00 PM

I. NMR Structures of 2x2 Internal Loops of Tandem AG Pairs; II. Improving the Chemical Resolution of Ribozyme Catalysis

Nic Hammond and Robert Spitale – Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
RNA Club
K-207 Medical Center
Seminar Page

The Catalytic Cycle of Discovery in Total Synthesis

May 21, 2008 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Seymour Rothchild Lecture
Professor Phil S. Baran
Department of Chemistry
Scripps Research Institute
May 21, 2008 • 12:00 PM

The Catalytic Cycle of Discovery in Total Synthesis

Professor Phil S. Baran – Department of Chemistry, Scripps Research Institute
Seymour Rothchild Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Total Synthesis Using Enzymes: The Case of 6-Deoxyerythronolide B Synthase

May 16, 2008 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Fehmi Timur Senguen
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester
May 16, 2008 • 9:30 AM

Total Synthesis Using Enzymes: The Case of 6-Deoxyerythronolide B Synthase

Fehmi Timur Senguen – Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Chemistry and Biology of Inteins

May 9, 2008 • 12:30 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Naomi Lee
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester
May 9, 2008 • 12:30 PM

Chemistry and Biology of Inteins

Naomi Lee – Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Physical Organic Chemistry on the Brain

April 30, 2008 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Victor J. Chambers Memorial Lecture
Professor Dennis A. Dougherty
Division of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering
California Institute of Technology
April 30, 2008 • 12:00 PM

Physical Organic Chemistry on the Brain

Professor Dennis A. Dougherty – Division of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology
Victor J. Chambers Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

The Cation-π Interaction: A New View of Benzene and the Aromatic Amino Acids

April 29, 2008 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Victor J. Chambers Memorial Lecture
Professor Dennis A. Dougherty
Division of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering
California Institute of Technology
April 29, 2008 • 4:00 PM

The Cation-π Interaction: A New View of Benzene and the Aromatic Amino Acids

Professor Dennis A. Dougherty – Division of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology
Victor J. Chambers Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Chemical-Scale Studies of the Nicotine Receptor

April 28, 2008 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Victor J. Chambers Memorial Lecture
Professor Dennis A. Dougherty
Division of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering
California Institue of Technology
April 28, 2008 • 4:00 PM

Chemical-Scale Studies of the Nicotine Receptor

Professor Dennis A. Dougherty – Division of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, California Institue of Technology
Victor J. Chambers Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

From Heterocyclic Peptide Mimics to New Reactions of Highly Electron-Deficient Heterocumulenes

April 25, 2008 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor José S. Madalengoitia
Department of Chemistry
University of Vermont
April 25, 2008 • 9:30 AM

From Heterocyclic Peptide Mimics to New Reactions of Highly Electron-Deficient Heterocumulenes

Professor José S. Madalengoitia – Department of Chemistry, University of Vermont
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

The Structural Basis of Biological Nitrogen Fixation

April 23, 2008 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Biological Chemistry Cluster Seminar
Professor Douglas Rees
Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
California Institute of Technology
April 23, 2008 • 12:00 PM

The Structural Basis of Biological Nitrogen Fixation

Professor Douglas Rees – Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology
Biological Chemistry Cluster Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Photoinduced Electron Transfer Processes of Self-Assembled Inorganic Nanomaterials

April 21, 2008 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic/Physical Seminar
Professor David Watson
Department of Chemistry
University at Buffalo
Cancelled
April 21, 2008 • 4:00 PM

Photoinduced Electron Transfer Processes of Self-Assembled Inorganic Nanomaterials

Professor David Watson – Department of Chemistry, University at Buffalo
Inorganic/Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Cancelled

New Palladium-Catalyzed Reactions for the Stereoselective Synthesis of Heterocycles

April 18, 2008 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor John P. Wolfe
Department of Chemistry
University of Michigan
April 18, 2008 • 9:30 AM

New Palladium-Catalyzed Reactions for the Stereoselective Synthesis of Heterocycles

Professor John P. Wolfe – Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Ultrafast Energy and Electron Transfer Processes in Photosynthetic Complexes

April 16, 2008 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Robert E. Blankenship
Department of Biology and Chemistry
Washington University
April 16, 2008 • 12:00 PM

Ultrafast Energy and Electron Transfer Processes in Photosynthetic Complexes

Professor Robert E. Blankenship – Department of Biology and Chemistry, Washington University
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Semi-classical Description of Breathers

April 14, 2008 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Kirill Igumenshchev
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester
April 14, 2008 • 4:00 PM

Semi-classical Description of Breathers

Kirill Igumenshchev – Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Cross-Coupling Reactions via Directed Carbometalation: Reaction Development and Applications

April 4, 2008 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Glenn Micalizio
Department of Chemistry
Yale University
April 4, 2008 • 9:30 AM

Cross-Coupling Reactions via Directed Carbometalation: Reaction Development and Applications

Professor Glenn Micalizio – Department of Chemistry, Yale University
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Understanding Heavy Metal-Protein Interactions Using a De Novo Design Strategy

April 2, 2008 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Vincent L. Pecoraro
Department of Chemistry
University of Michigan
April 2, 2008 • 12:00 PM

Understanding Heavy Metal-Protein Interactions Using a De Novo Design Strategy

Professor Vincent L. Pecoraro – Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

An Overview of Solution Based Semiconductor Nanowires

March 31, 2008 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Professor Masaru Kuno
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Notre Dame
March 31, 2008 • 4:00 PM

An Overview of Solution Based Semiconductor Nanowires

Professor Masaru Kuno – Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Developing New Reactions Using Carbene Catalysis

March 28, 2008 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Karl A. Scheidt
Department of Chemistry
Northwestern University
March 28, 2008 • 9:30 AM

Developing New Reactions Using Carbene Catalysis

Karl A. Scheidt – Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Developments in Fuel Cell Technology

March 26, 2008 • 4:00 PM
Goergen Hall 101 (Sloan Aud.)
UR Virtual Institute for Energy Lecture
Professor Hector Abruna
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Cornell University
March 26, 2008 • 4:00 PM

Developments in Fuel Cell Technology

Professor Hector Abruna – Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University
UR Virtual Institute for Energy Lecture
Goergen Hall 101 (Sloan Aud.)
Seminar Page

Understanding the Kinetics of Spin-Forbidden Chemical Reactions

March 26, 2008 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Jeremy Harvey
School of Chemistry
University of Bristol, UK
March 26, 2008 • 12:00 PM

Understanding the Kinetics of Spin-Forbidden Chemical Reactions

Professor Jeremy Harvey – School of Chemistry, University of Bristol, UK
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Metal-Organic Hybrid Materials For Catalytic and Biomedical Applications

March 24, 2008 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Professor Wenbin Lin
Department of Chemistry
University of North Carolina
March 24, 2008 • 4:00 PM

Metal-Organic Hybrid Materials For Catalytic and Biomedical Applications

Professor Wenbin Lin – Department of Chemistry, University of North Carolina
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Protein Stabilization: Side Chain Length of Charged Amino Acids and Highly Fluorinated Amino Acids

March 21, 2008 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Richard Cheng
Department Of Chemistry
SUNY at Buffalo
March 21, 2008 • 9:30 AM

Protein Stabilization: Side Chain Length of Charged Amino Acids and Highly Fluorinated Amino Acids

Professor Richard Cheng – Department Of Chemistry, SUNY at Buffalo
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Powering the Planet: The Challenge for Chemistry in the 21st Century

March 18, 2008 • 7:30 PM
Goergen Hall 101 (Sloan Aud.)
Harrison Howe Award Lecture
Professor Daniel G. Nocera
Department of Chemistry
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
March 18, 2008 • 7:30 PM

Powering the Planet: The Challenge for Chemistry in the 21st Century

Professor Daniel G. Nocera – Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Harrison Howe Award Lecture
Goergen Hall 101 (Sloan Aud.)
Seminar Page

Molecular Chemistry of Renewable Energy

March 18, 2008 • 3:30 PM
Hutchison Hall, Hubbell Aud.
Harrison Howe Award Lecture
Professor Daniel G. Nocera
Department of Chemistry
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
March 18, 2008 • 3:30 PM

Molecular Chemistry of Renewable Energy

Professor Daniel G. Nocera – Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Harrison Howe Award Lecture
Hutchison Hall, Hubbell Aud.
Seminar Page

Making and Breaking of C-H, C-F and C-N Bonds Utilizing Titanium-Carbon Linkages. A Synthetic and Mechanistic Study.

March 17, 2008 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Professor Daniel J. Mindiola
Department of Chemistry
Indiana University
March 17, 2008 • 4:00 PM

Making and Breaking of C-H, C-F and C-N Bonds Utilizing Titanium-Carbon Linkages. A Synthetic and Mechanistic Study.

Professor Daniel J. Mindiola – Department of Chemistry, Indiana University
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Study and Applications of Small Strained Heterocyclic Synthons

March 7, 2008 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Jon Njardarson
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Cornell University
March 7, 2008 • 9:30 AM

Study and Applications of Small Strained Heterocyclic Synthons

Professor Jon Njardarson – Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Minimal Amino Acid and Peptide-Based Catalysts for Organic Synthesis

March 5, 2008 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Scott J. Miller
Department of Chemistry
Yale University
March 5, 2008 • 12:00 PM

Minimal Amino Acid and Peptide-Based Catalysts for Organic Synthesis

Professor Scott J. Miller – Department of Chemistry, Yale University
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Exploring Conductance Switching Properties of Molecular Scale Devices - A Computational Approach

March 3, 2008 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Professor Barry D. Dunietz
Department of Chemistry
University of Michigan
March 3, 2008 • 4:00 PM

Exploring Conductance Switching Properties of Molecular Scale Devices - A Computational Approach

Professor Barry D. Dunietz – Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Total Synthesis of Phorboxazole A Revisited: Discovery of The More Potent Cogener, (+)-Chlorophorboxazole A

February 29, 2008 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Abdallah Bitar
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester
February 29, 2008 • 9:30 AM

Total Synthesis of Phorboxazole A Revisited: Discovery of The More Potent Cogener, (+)-Chlorophorboxazole A

Abdallah Bitar – Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Probing Dynamics in the Far-Infrared with THz Absorption and Emission Spectroscopy

February 27, 2008 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Charles Schmuttenmaer
Department of Chemistry
Yale University
February 27, 2008 • 12:00 PM

Probing Dynamics in the Far-Infrared with THz Absorption and Emission Spectroscopy

Professor Charles Schmuttenmaer – Department of Chemistry, Yale University
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Inorganic Nanocrystals: from Molecular Chemistry to Supramolecular Chemistry

February 25, 2008 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Professor Y. Charles Cao
Department of Chemistry
University of Florida
February 25, 2008 • 4:00 PM

Inorganic Nanocrystals: from Molecular Chemistry to Supramolecular Chemistry

Professor Y. Charles Cao – Department of Chemistry, University of Florida
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

N-Heterocyclic Carbenes: Thiazolium-Catalyzed Additions of Acylsilanes

February 22, 2008 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
John Miller
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester
February 22, 2008 • 9:30 AM

N-Heterocyclic Carbenes: Thiazolium-Catalyzed Additions of Acylsilanes

John Miller – Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

I. C-CN vs. C-H Activation of Nitriles Using Nickel(0); II. New Heterocycles Syntheses Catalyzed by Transition Metals and Brønsted Acids

February 13, 2008 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
SYCAM Seminar
Ting Li and Kevin Cariou, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester
February 13, 2008 • 12:00 PM

I. C-CN vs. C-H Activation of Nitriles Using Nickel(0); II. New Heterocycles Syntheses Catalyzed by Transition Metals and Brønsted Acids

Ting Li and Kevin Cariou, Ph.D. – Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
SYCAM Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Synthesis and Chemistry of Iridium Complexes Containing Chiral Diphosphine Ligands: Oxidative Addition to Iridium(I) Systems and Catalytic Activity of the Electrophilic Iridium(III) Complexes

February 12, 2008 • 2:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Ph.D. Defense
Abdurrahman C. Atesin
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester
February 12, 2008 • 2:00 PM

Synthesis and Chemistry of Iridium Complexes Containing Chiral Diphosphine Ligands: Oxidative Addition to Iridium(I) Systems and Catalytic Activity of the Electrophilic Iridium(III) Complexes

Abdurrahman C. Atesin – Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Switchable Nano-Containers: Synthesis and Structural Properties

February 7, 2008 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Laura Shirtcliff, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich
February 7, 2008 • 4:00 PM

Switchable Nano-Containers: Synthesis and Structural Properties

Laura Shirtcliff, Ph.D. – Department of Chemistry, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

From Alkyne Metathesis to Graphitic Materials: A Story of Application of Chemistry in Materials Science

February 4, 2008 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Wei Zhang, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
February 4, 2008 • 4:00 PM

From Alkyne Metathesis to Graphitic Materials: A Story of Application of Chemistry in Materials Science

Wei Zhang, Ph.D. – Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

A Synthesis of the Furanosteroid Viridin and Investigations of Group 10 Transition Metal Catalysis and Mechanism

January 31, 2008 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Erik Alexanian, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry
University of Illinois, Urbana
January 31, 2008 • 4:00 PM

A Synthesis of the Furanosteroid Viridin and Investigations of Group 10 Transition Metal Catalysis and Mechanism

Erik Alexanian, Ph.D. – Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois, Urbana
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Chemical Probes to Explore Protein and Metabolite Function

January 28, 2008 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Erin Carlson, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry
The Scripps Research Institute
January 28, 2008 • 4:00 PM

Chemical Probes to Explore Protein and Metabolite Function

Erin Carlson, Ph.D. – Department of Chemistry, The Scripps Research Institute
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Metal Reagents for Biological Sensing and Chemotherapeutic Applications

January 24, 2008 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Mi Hee Lim, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry
California Institute of Technology
January 24, 2008 • 4:00 PM

Metal Reagents for Biological Sensing and Chemotherapeutic Applications

Mi Hee Lim, Ph.D. – Department of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Exploiting engineered P450 enzymes for alternative fuel production and synthetic applications

January 21, 2008 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Rudi Fasan, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry
California Insitute of Technology
January 21, 2008 • 4:00 PM

Exploiting engineered P450 enzymes for alternative fuel production and synthetic applications

Rudi Fasan, Ph.D. – Department of Chemistry, California Insitute of Technology
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Adventures in Natural Products

January 17, 2008 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Kyle Eastman, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry
The Scripps Research Institute
January 17, 2008 • 4:00 PM

Adventures in Natural Products

Kyle Eastman, Ph.D. – Department of Chemistry, The Scripps Research Institute
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

The Development of a Large-Scale Synthesis of tert-Butanesulfinamide and New Rh- and Ir-Catalyzed Enantioselective Transformations

January 14, 2008 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Daniel Weix, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry
University of Illinois at Urbana
January 14, 2008 • 4:00 PM

The Development of a Large-Scale Synthesis of tert-Butanesulfinamide and New Rh- and Ir-Catalyzed Enantioselective Transformations

Daniel Weix, Ph.D. – Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

I. Homogeneous Iron Catalysts with Redox Non-Innocent Ligands: Synthesis and Electronic Structure; II. Sterically Pressured Uranium Complexes for Small Molecule Activation

January 10, 2008 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Suzanne Bart, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry
Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg, Germany
January 10, 2008 • 4:00 PM

I. Homogeneous Iron Catalysts with Redox Non-Innocent Ligands: Synthesis and Electronic Structure; II. Sterically Pressured Uranium Complexes for Small Molecule Activation

Suzanne Bart, Ph.D. – Department of Chemistry, Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg, Germany
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Synthetic Modeling of Cytochrome c Oxidase & Design of Programmable Anticancer Agents

January 7, 2008 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Eunsuk Kim, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
January 7, 2008 • 4:00 PM

Synthetic Modeling of Cytochrome c Oxidase & Design of Programmable Anticancer Agents

Eunsuk Kim, Ph.D. – Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Teaching Old Enzymes New Tricks

January 3, 2008 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Kenneth Woycechowsky, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich
January 3, 2008 • 4:00 PM

Teaching Old Enzymes New Tricks

Kenneth Woycechowsky, Ph.D. – Department of Chemistry, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Chemical Tools for Glycobiology

December 17, 2007 • 4:00 PM
HH 473
Organic Seminar
Peng Wu, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry
University of California, Berkeley
December 17, 2007 • 4:00 PM

Chemical Tools for Glycobiology

Peng Wu, Ph.D. – Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
Organic Seminar
HH 473
Seminar Page

Label-free Biomolecular Sensing Using Single Color Near-Null Reflective Interferometry and Brewster Angle Straddle Interferometry

December 13, 2007 • 2:00 PM
Dewey Hall 2110D
Ph.D. Defense
Tingjuan Gao
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester
December 13, 2007 • 2:00 PM

Label-free Biomolecular Sensing Using Single Color Near-Null Reflective Interferometry and Brewster Angle Straddle Interferometry

Tingjuan Gao – Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Ph.D. Defense
Dewey Hall 2110D
Seminar Page

I. Sequential C- And S- Coupling to Dibromoalkenes II. Effects of Electron-Wihdrawing Groups in the Polarized Nazarov Reaction III. Progress Towards the Total Synthesis of Tetrapetalone A

December 13, 2007 • 12:30 PM
Goergen 108
Ph.D. Defense
Ildiko Rita Herrick
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester
December 13, 2007 • 12:30 PM

I. Sequential C- And S- Coupling to Dibromoalkenes II. Effects of Electron-Wihdrawing Groups in the Polarized Nazarov Reaction III. Progress Towards the Total Synthesis of Tetrapetalone A

Ildiko Rita Herrick – Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Ph.D. Defense
Goergen 108
Seminar Page

Carbon-Carbon Bond Activation of Acetylene Derivatives via Photolysis of Platinum Complexes

December 12, 2007 • 2:00 PM
Meliora Hall 208
Ph.D. Defense
Ahmet Gunay
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester
December 12, 2007 • 2:00 PM

Carbon-Carbon Bond Activation of Acetylene Derivatives via Photolysis of Platinum Complexes

Ahmet Gunay – Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Ph.D. Defense
Meliora Hall 208
Seminar Page

Synthetic Control of Magnetic Anisotropy: From Molecules to Extended Solids

December 12, 2007 • 12:00 PM
HH 473
Organic Seminar
Bart M. Bartlett, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry
University of California, Berkeley
December 12, 2007 • 12:00 PM

Synthetic Control of Magnetic Anisotropy: From Molecules to Extended Solids

Bart M. Bartlett, Ph.D. – Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
Organic Seminar
HH 473
Seminar Page

I) Dipolar Cycloaddition/Chelotropic Extrusion Sequence to Prepare a Variety of β-Dicarbonyl Compounds. II) Studies Toward the Total Synthesis of Phomactin A

December 7, 2007 • 2:00 PM
Computer Studies Building 209
Ph.D. Defense
Daniel P. Canterbury
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester
December 7, 2007 • 2:00 PM

I) Dipolar Cycloaddition/Chelotropic Extrusion Sequence to Prepare a Variety of β-Dicarbonyl Compounds. II) Studies Toward the Total Synthesis of Phomactin A

Daniel P. Canterbury – Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Ph.D. Defense
Computer Studies Building 209
Seminar Page

Recent Advances in the Burgeoning Field of Gold Catalysis

November 19, 2007 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Paul Jarosz
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester
November 19, 2007 • 4:00 PM

Recent Advances in the Burgeoning Field of Gold Catalysis

Paul Jarosz – Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Alkaloid Biosynthesis

November 16, 2007 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Sarah O'Connor
Department of Chemistry
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
November 16, 2007 • 9:30 AM

Alkaloid Biosynthesis

Professor Sarah O'Connor – Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Vibrational Energy in Molecules and Nanostructures

November 14, 2007 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Dana Dlott
Department of Chemistry
University of Illinois
November 14, 2007 • 12:00 PM

Vibrational Energy in Molecules and Nanostructures

Professor Dana Dlott – Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

The Simplest Nitrogen Oxides and Their Not-so-simple Bioinorganic Chemistry

November 12, 2007 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Professor George Richter-Addo
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Oklahoma
November 12, 2007 • 4:00 PM

The Simplest Nitrogen Oxides and Their Not-so-simple Bioinorganic Chemistry

Professor George Richter-Addo – Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Oklahoma
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Synthesis and Characterization of II-VI and IV-VI Colloidal Semiconductor Quantum Dots

November 12, 2007 • 9:00 AM
502 Morey Hall
Ph.D. Defense
Li Guo
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester
November 12, 2007 • 9:00 AM

Synthesis and Characterization of II-VI and IV-VI Colloidal Semiconductor Quantum Dots

Li Guo – Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Ph.D. Defense
502 Morey Hall
Seminar Page

Transition-Metal-Catalyzed C-H Bond Activation, Alkane Dehydrogenation, and Formation of C-C Bonds

November 7, 2007 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Alan Goldman
Department of Chemistry
Rutgers University
November 7, 2007 • 12:00 PM

Transition-Metal-Catalyzed C-H Bond Activation, Alkane Dehydrogenation, and Formation of C-C Bonds

Professor Alan Goldman – Department of Chemistry, Rutgers University
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Lessons from Natural Products

November 2, 2007 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Dirk Trauner
Department of Chemistry
University of California, Berkeley
November 2, 2007 • 9:30 AM

Lessons from Natural Products

Professor Dirk Trauner – Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Nickel Diimine with Immobilized Fe-, Cr-, and Ti- Based Catalysts for Ethylene Polymerization

November 1, 2007 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Keying Ding
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester
November 1, 2007 • 4:00 PM

Nickel Diimine with Immobilized Fe-, Cr-, and Ti- Based Catalysts for Ethylene Polymerization

Keying Ding – Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

(1) Catalytic Hydrogenation of Substituted Pyrroles: Stereoselective Synthesis of Pyrrolidine Derivatives (2) A Novel Camphor-amine Organocatalyst: Application to Hydroxymethylation of Aldehydes

October 31, 2007 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
SYCAM Seminar
Chao Jiang and John Miller
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester
October 31, 2007 • 12:00 PM

(1) Catalytic Hydrogenation of Substituted Pyrroles: Stereoselective Synthesis of Pyrrolidine Derivatives (2) A Novel Camphor-amine Organocatalyst: Application to Hydroxymethylation of Aldehydes

Chao Jiang and John Miller – Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
SYCAM Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Molecules in Superfluid He Droplets

October 29, 2007 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Professor Andrey Vilesov
Department of Chemistry
University of Southern California
October 29, 2007 • 4:00 PM

Molecules in Superfluid He Droplets

Professor Andrey Vilesov – Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Evolution and Synthesis of Polyketides

October 26, 2007 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Richard E. Taylor
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of Notre Dame
October 26, 2007 • 9:30 AM

Evolution and Synthesis of Polyketides

Professor Richard E. Taylor – Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Intramolecular Cycloadditions of Cyclobutadienes: Using Strain to Access Molecular Complexity

October 24, 2007 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Marc Snapper
Department of Chemistry
Boston College
October 24, 2007 • 12:00 PM

Intramolecular Cycloadditions of Cyclobutadienes: Using Strain to Access Molecular Complexity

Professor Marc Snapper – Department of Chemistry, Boston College
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

New Materials for Magnetic Refrigeration

October 22, 2007 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Professor Gordon Miller
Department of Chemistry
Iowa State University
October 22, 2007 • 4:00 PM

New Materials for Magnetic Refrigeration

Professor Gordon Miller – Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Valency and Bonding: Lewis Structures for Transition Metal Complexes?

October 17, 2007 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Professor Clark R. Landis
Department of Chemistry
University of Wisconsin-Madison
October 17, 2007 • 12:00 PM

Valency and Bonding: Lewis Structures for Transition Metal Complexes?

Professor Clark R. Landis – Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Diazaphospholanes and Highly Selective and Active Catalysts for Hydroformylation

October 16, 2007 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Professor Clark R. Landis
Department of Chemistry
University of Wisconsin-Madison
October 16, 2007 • 4:00 PM

Diazaphospholanes and Highly Selective and Active Catalysts for Hydroformylation

Professor Clark R. Landis – Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Catalytic Perfection and Alkene Polymerization

October 15, 2007 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Professor Clark R. Landis
Department of Chemistry
University of Wisconsin-Madison
October 15, 2007 • 4:00 PM

Catalytic Perfection and Alkene Polymerization

Professor Clark R. Landis – Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Not "Lectureless," but Definitely Lecturing Less: An Evaluation of Peer-Led Guided Inquiry

October 12, 2007 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Jennifer Lewis
Department of Chemistry
University of South Florida
October 12, 2007 • 9:30 AM

Not "Lectureless," but Definitely Lecturing Less: An Evaluation of Peer-Led Guided Inquiry

Professor Jennifer Lewis – Department of Chemistry, University of South Florida
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Photosynthetic Water Splitting: Investigations by Multifrequency Pulsed EPR Methods

October 10, 2007 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor R. David Britt
Department of Chemistry
University of California, Davis
October 10, 2007 • 12:00 PM

Photosynthetic Water Splitting: Investigations by Multifrequency Pulsed EPR Methods

Professor R. David Britt – Department of Chemistry, University of California, Davis
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Thermodynamic Research on RNA Pseudoknots

October 5, 2007 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Biao Liu
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester
October 5, 2007 • 4:00 PM

Thermodynamic Research on RNA Pseudoknots

Biao Liu – Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Illuminating Spectra, Images, Microfluidics and Biosensors with Laser NMR/MRI

October 2, 2007 • 12:30 PM
Lander Auditorium, 140
W. Albert Noyes Jr. Memorial Lecture
Professor Alexander Pines
Department of Chemistry
University of California - Berkeley
October 2, 2007 • 12:30 PM

Illuminating Spectra, Images, Microfluidics and Biosensors with Laser NMR/MRI

Professor Alexander Pines – Department of Chemistry, University of California - Berkeley
W. Albert Noyes Jr. Memorial Lecture
Lander Auditorium, 140
Seminar Page

Magnetic Resonance with Lots of Quanta and No Magnetic Field

October 1, 2007 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
W. Albert Noyes Jr. Memorial Lecture
Professor Alexander Pines
Department of Chemistry
University of California - Berkeley
October 1, 2007 • 4:00 PM

Magnetic Resonance with Lots of Quanta and No Magnetic Field

Professor Alexander Pines – Department of Chemistry, University of California - Berkeley
W. Albert Noyes Jr. Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Expanding the Language of Bacterial Communication Using Synthetic Ligands

September 28, 2007 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Helen Blackwell
Department of Chemistry
University of Wisconsin
September 28, 2007 • 9:30 AM

Expanding the Language of Bacterial Communication Using Synthetic Ligands

Professor Helen Blackwell – Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Electron Transfer Dynamics in Efficient Molecular Solar Cells

September 26, 2007 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Gerald J. Meyer
Department of Chemistry
Johns Hopkins University
September 26, 2007 • 12:00 PM

Electron Transfer Dynamics in Efficient Molecular Solar Cells

Professor Gerald J. Meyer – Department of Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Synthesis, Assembly, Sensing and Imaging with Metallic Nanorods

September 24, 2007 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Professor Catherine Murphy
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of South Carolina
September 24, 2007 • 4:00 PM

Synthesis, Assembly, Sensing and Imaging with Metallic Nanorods

Professor Catherine Murphy – Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of South Carolina
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Synthetic Studies of Spiroketal Enol Ether Natural Products

September 21, 2007 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Jennifer Koviach-Côté
Department of Chemistry
Bates College
September 21, 2007 • 9:30 AM

Synthetic Studies of Spiroketal Enol Ether Natural Products

Professor Jennifer Koviach-Côté – Department of Chemistry, Bates College
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Metal Catalyzed Ring Forming and Ring Opening Reactions: Synthesis of Heterocycles

September 19, 2007 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Mark Lautens
Department of Chemistry
University of Toronto
Cancelled
September 19, 2007 • 12:00 PM

Metal Catalyzed Ring Forming and Ring Opening Reactions: Synthesis of Heterocycles

Professor Mark Lautens – Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Cancelled

New Twists in Nazarov Cyclization Chemistry

September 17, 2007 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Alison Frontier
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester
September 17, 2007 • 4:00 PM

New Twists in Nazarov Cyclization Chemistry

Professor Alison Frontier – Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

New Transition Metal Catalyzed Carbon-Carbon Bond Forming Reactions

September 14, 2007 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor John Chisholm
Department of Chemistry
Syracuse University
September 14, 2007 • 9:30 AM

New Transition Metal Catalyzed Carbon-Carbon Bond Forming Reactions

Professor John Chisholm – Department of Chemistry, Syracuse University
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Preoganization in Biological Systems: Are Conformational Constraints Really Worth the Energy?

September 12, 2007 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Stephen Martin
Departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Texas at Austin
September 12, 2007 • 12:00 PM

Preoganization in Biological Systems: Are Conformational Constraints Really Worth the Energy?

Professor Stephen Martin – Departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Texas at Austin
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Harnessing Redox-Active Ligands for Small-Molecule Bond-Activation Reactions at d0 Metals

September 10, 2007 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Professor Alan Heyduk
Department of Chemistry
University of California at Irvine
September 10, 2007 • 4:00 PM

Harnessing Redox-Active Ligands for Small-Molecule Bond-Activation Reactions at d0 Metals

Professor Alan Heyduk – Department of Chemistry, University of California at Irvine
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Beyond the Bezoin Reaction: New Discoveries with Carbene Catalysis

September 7, 2007 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Karl Scheidt
Department of Chemistry
Northwestern University
Cancelled
September 7, 2007 • 9:30 AM

Beyond the Bezoin Reaction: New Discoveries with Carbene Catalysis

Professor Karl Scheidt – Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Cancelled

Single molecule optical absorption of carbon nanotubes detected via scanning tunneling microscopy

September 5, 2007 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Martin Gruebele
Departments of Chemistry, Physics and Biophysics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
September 5, 2007 • 12:00 PM

Single molecule optical absorption of carbon nanotubes detected via scanning tunneling microscopy

Professor Martin Gruebele – Departments of Chemistry, Physics and Biophysics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Studies on the Mechanism-of-Action of Diazoparaquinone Natural Products and Efforts Toward the Synthesis of Caged Alkaloid Natural Products

August 13, 2007 • 4:00 PM
Computer Studies 209
Organic Seminar
Kyle Eastman, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry
The Scripps Research Institute
August 13, 2007 • 4:00 PM

Studies on the Mechanism-of-Action of Diazoparaquinone Natural Products and Efforts Toward the Synthesis of Caged Alkaloid Natural Products

Kyle Eastman, Ph.D. – Department of Chemistry, The Scripps Research Institute
Organic Seminar
Computer Studies 209
Seminar Page

Strong Bond Activation of Organic Substrates Using Metal Complexes Containing Hafnium and Rhodium

August 6, 2007 • 3:00 PM
Computer Studies 209
Ph.D. Defense
Ryan Dennis Rieth
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester
August 6, 2007 • 3:00 PM

Strong Bond Activation of Organic Substrates Using Metal Complexes Containing Hafnium and Rhodium

Ryan Dennis Rieth – Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Ph.D. Defense
Computer Studies 209
Seminar Page

Studies Directed Toward the Total Synthesis of the Immunosuppressant FK-506

July 26, 2007 • 1:00 PM
Morey Hall 321
Ph.D. Defense
Susan Hanson
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester
July 26, 2007 • 1:00 PM

Studies Directed Toward the Total Synthesis of the Immunosuppressant FK-506

Susan Hanson – Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Ph.D. Defense
Morey Hall 321
Seminar Page

Kinetic and Thermodynamic Aspects of the C-S Bond Activation Reactions of Asymmetrically Substituted Thiophenes with Rhodium and Platinum Metal Complexes

July 25, 2007 • 1:15 PM
Computer Studies 209
Ph.D. Defense
Tulay Aygan Atesin
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester
July 25, 2007 • 1:15 PM

Kinetic and Thermodynamic Aspects of the C-S Bond Activation Reactions of Asymmetrically Substituted Thiophenes with Rhodium and Platinum Metal Complexes

Tulay Aygan Atesin – Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Ph.D. Defense
Computer Studies 209
Seminar Page

Towards prediction of alpha helical membrane protein structure

July 17, 2007 • 2:00 PM
Computer Studies 209
Physical Seminar
Cen Gao
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester
July 17, 2007 • 2:00 PM

Towards prediction of alpha helical membrane protein structure

Cen Gao – Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Physical Seminar
Computer Studies 209
Seminar Page

Synthesis and Reactivity of Low-Coordinate Iron (I) and Iron (II) Complexes Supported by Beta-Diketiminates

June 21, 2007 • 2:00 PM
Computer Studies 209
Ph.D. Defense
Ying Yu
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester
June 21, 2007 • 2:00 PM

Synthesis and Reactivity of Low-Coordinate Iron (I) and Iron (II) Complexes Supported by Beta-Diketiminates

Ying Yu – Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Ph.D. Defense
Computer Studies 209
Seminar Page

Optical Spectroscopy of Lead Selenide and Lead Sulfide Semiconductor Nanocrystals

June 19, 2007 • 2:00 PM
Goergen 110
Ph.D. Defense
Jeffrey J. Peterson
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester
June 19, 2007 • 2:00 PM

Optical Spectroscopy of Lead Selenide and Lead Sulfide Semiconductor Nanocrystals

Jeffrey J. Peterson – Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Ph.D. Defense
Goergen 110
Seminar Page

Fluorescence Efficiencies of Individual Carbon Nanotubes

June 18, 2007 • 4:00 PM
Computer Studies 209
Physical Seminar
Lisa Carlson
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester
June 18, 2007 • 4:00 PM

Fluorescence Efficiencies of Individual Carbon Nanotubes

Lisa Carlson – Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Physical Seminar
Computer Studies 209
Seminar Page

Selenoenzymes and Oxidative Stress: Glutathione Peroxidase and Bioinspired Mimics

June 14, 2007 • 1:00 PM
Computer Studies 209
Inorganic Seminar
Sally Rocks
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester
June 14, 2007 • 1:00 PM

Selenoenzymes and Oxidative Stress: Glutathione Peroxidase and Bioinspired Mimics

Sally Rocks – Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Inorganic Seminar
Computer Studies 209
Seminar Page

Atomic-resolution crystal structure of E. coli TruB bound to RNA: structural insights into the chemical isomerization of specific uridines in cellular RNAs

June 11, 2007 • 4:00 PM
Computer Studies 209
Biophysical Seminar
Robert Spitale
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester
June 11, 2007 • 4:00 PM

Atomic-resolution crystal structure of E. coli TruB bound to RNA: structural insights into the chemical isomerization of specific uridines in cellular RNAs

Robert Spitale – Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Biophysical Seminar
Computer Studies 209
Seminar Page

Cytochrome c Folding Studied by Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Flourescence Resonance Energy Transfer

May 31, 2007 • 2:00 PM
Computer Studies 209
Inorganic Seminar
Amy Ensign
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester
May 31, 2007 • 2:00 PM

Cytochrome c Folding Studied by Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Flourescence Resonance Energy Transfer

Amy Ensign – Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Inorganic Seminar
Computer Studies 209
Seminar Page

Ultrafast spectroscopy of single-walled carbon nanotubes under high laser excitation intensity

May 25, 2007 • 4:00 PM
Computer Studies 209
Physical Seminar
Shujing Wang
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester
May 25, 2007 • 4:00 PM

Ultrafast spectroscopy of single-walled carbon nanotubes under high laser excitation intensity

Shujing Wang – Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Physical Seminar
Computer Studies 209
Seminar Page

Taking a Hit for the Team: Self-sacrifice as an enzymatic strategy in the biosynthesis of lipoic acid

May 23, 2007 • 3:45 PM
Computer Studies 209
Biological Chemistry Cluster Seminar
Professor Squire Booker
Center for Biological Inorganic Chemistry
Pennsylvania State University
May 23, 2007 • 3:45 PM

Taking a Hit for the Team: Self-sacrifice as an enzymatic strategy in the biosynthesis of lipoic acid

Professor Squire Booker – Center for Biological Inorganic Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University
Biological Chemistry Cluster Seminar
Computer Studies 209
Seminar Page

Sequence Dependence of Stability for RNA Bulge Loops Based on the Complete Set of Group I Single Nucleotide Bulge Loops

May 23, 2007 • 3:00 PM
Computer Studies 209
Biological Chemistry Cluster Seminar
Professor Martin Serra
Department of Biochemistry
Allegheny College
May 23, 2007 • 3:00 PM

Sequence Dependence of Stability for RNA Bulge Loops Based on the Complete Set of Group I Single Nucleotide Bulge Loops

Professor Martin Serra – Department of Biochemistry, Allegheny College
Biological Chemistry Cluster Seminar
Computer Studies 209
Seminar Page

New Computational Chemistry Methods for Studying Protein-Ligand Interactions and Membrane Permeability

May 21, 2007 • 1:30 PM
Computer Studies 209
Physical Seminar
Professor Matt Jacobson
Department of Phamaceutical Chemistry
University of California at San Fancisco
May 21, 2007 • 1:30 PM

New Computational Chemistry Methods for Studying Protein-Ligand Interactions and Membrane Permeability

Professor Matt Jacobson – Department of Phamaceutical Chemistry, University of California at San Fancisco
Physical Seminar
Computer Studies 209
Seminar Page

Palladium Chemistry: Synthesis of Heterocycles via Palladium-Catalyzed Oxidative Addition

May 14, 2007 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Ling Li
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester
May 14, 2007 • 4:00 PM

Palladium Chemistry: Synthesis of Heterocycles via Palladium-Catalyzed Oxidative Addition

Ling Li – Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Artificial Molecular-Level Machines: How do they work?

May 9, 2007 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Pingwu Du
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester
May 9, 2007 • 9:30 AM

Artificial Molecular-Level Machines: How do they work?

Pingwu Du – Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Caught in the Act: Watching the Ribosome Move

May 2, 2007 • 2:00 PM
K-307 (MC)
Joint Chemistry/Biochemistry and Biophysics Seminar
Professor Harry Noller
Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology
University of California - Santa Cruz
May 2, 2007 • 2:00 PM

Caught in the Act: Watching the Ribosome Move

Professor Harry Noller – Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology, University of California - Santa Cruz
Joint Chemistry/Biochemistry and Biophysics Seminar
K-307 (MC)
Seminar Page

Ferrocene-free Organometallic Electrochemistry: Structures and Reactions of New 17-Electron Radicals

April 30, 2007 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Professor William Geiger
Department of Chemistry
University of Vermont
April 30, 2007 • 4:00 PM

Ferrocene-free Organometallic Electrochemistry: Structures and Reactions of New 17-Electron Radicals

Professor William Geiger – Department of Chemistry, University of Vermont
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Organocatalysis and New Concepts for Natural Product Synthesis

April 26, 2007 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Andrew S. Kende Distinguished Lecture
Professor David W. C. MacMillan
Department of Chemistry
Princeton University
April 26, 2007 • 4:00 PM

Organocatalysis and New Concepts for Natural Product Synthesis

Professor David W. C. MacMillan – Department of Chemistry, Princeton University
Andrew S. Kende Distinguished Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Enamine Catalysis, Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

April 25, 2007 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Andrew S. Kende Distinguished Lecture
Professor David W. C. MacMillan
Department of Chemistry
Princeton University
April 25, 2007 • 12:00 PM

Enamine Catalysis, Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

Professor David W. C. MacMillan – Department of Chemistry, Princeton University
Andrew S. Kende Distinguished Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Iminium Catalysis, Advent of a New Activation Mode

April 24, 2007 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Andrew S. Kende Distinguished Lecture
Professor David W. C. MacMillan
Department of Chemistry
Princeton University
April 24, 2007 • 4:00 PM

Iminium Catalysis, Advent of a New Activation Mode

Professor David W. C. MacMillan – Department of Chemistry, Princeton University
Andrew S. Kende Distinguished Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Nickel-Catalyzed Coupling of Alkenes, Aldehydes, and Silyl Triflates

April 20, 2007 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Philip Warburton
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester
April 20, 2007 • 9:30 AM

Nickel-Catalyzed Coupling of Alkenes, Aldehydes, and Silyl Triflates

Philip Warburton – Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Catalysis and communcation in two active sites of the ribosome

April 18, 2007 • 2:00 PM
K-307 (MC)
Joint Chemistry/Biochemistry and Biophysics Seminar
Professor Rachel Green
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Johns Hopkins University
April 18, 2007 • 2:00 PM

Catalysis and communcation in two active sites of the ribosome

Professor Rachel Green – Molecular Biology and Genetics, Johns Hopkins University
Joint Chemistry/Biochemistry and Biophysics Seminar
K-307 (MC)
Seminar Page

I. Pd(II)- and Hg(II)- Catalyzed Rearrangement of Propargyl Acetates;
II. Progress Toward the Synthesis of Terpestacin

April 17, 2007 • 2:00 PM
Computer Studies 209
Ph.D. Defense
Patrick Caruana
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester
April 17, 2007 • 2:00 PM

I. Pd(II)- and Hg(II)- Catalyzed Rearrangement of Propargyl Acetates;
II. Progress Toward the Synthesis of Terpestacin

Patrick Caruana – Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Ph.D. Defense
Computer Studies 209
Seminar Page

The Asymmetric Intramolecular Heck Reaction of o-Iodoanilides

April 13, 2007 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Chao Jiang
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester
April 13, 2007 • 9:30 AM

The Asymmetric Intramolecular Heck Reaction of o-Iodoanilides

Chao Jiang – Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Peptide structure and dynamics studied by two-dimensional infared spectroscopy

April 9, 2007 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Professor Nien-Hui Ge
Department of Chemistry
University of California, Irvine
April 9, 2007 • 4:00 PM

Peptide structure and dynamics studied by two-dimensional infared spectroscopy

Professor Nien-Hui Ge – Department of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Gas Phase Ion-Molecule Reaction Dynamics Studied with Crossed Beams and Density Functional Theory Calculations

April 5, 2007 • 2:30 PM
Dewey 2162
Ph.D. Defense
Li Liu
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester
April 5, 2007 • 2:30 PM

Gas Phase Ion-Molecule Reaction Dynamics Studied with Crossed Beams and Density Functional Theory Calculations

Li Liu – Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Ph.D. Defense
Dewey 2162
Seminar Page

Palladium- and Nickel-Catalyzed Coupling Reactions

April 4, 2007 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Victor J. Chambers Memorial Lecture
Professor Gregory C. Fu
Department of Chemistry
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
April 4, 2007 • 12:00 PM

Palladium- and Nickel-Catalyzed Coupling Reactions

Professor Gregory C. Fu – Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Victor J. Chambers Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Asymmetric Catalysis with "Planar-Chiral" Heterocycles: Part 2

April 3, 2007 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Victor J. Chambers Memorial Lecture
Professor Gregory C. Fu
Department of Chemistry
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
April 3, 2007 • 4:00 PM

Asymmetric Catalysis with "Planar-Chiral" Heterocycles: Part 2

Professor Gregory C. Fu – Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Victor J. Chambers Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Asymmetric Catalysis with "Planar-Chiral" Heterocycles: Part 1

April 2, 2007 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Victor J. Chambers Memorial Lecture
Professor Gregory C. Fu
Department of Chemistry
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
April 2, 2007 • 4:00 PM

Asymmetric Catalysis with "Planar-Chiral" Heterocycles: Part 1

Professor Gregory C. Fu – Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Victor J. Chambers Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

New Developments and Applications of Unconventional Bond Forming Methodology

March 30, 2007 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Karl A. Scheidt
Department of Chemistry
Northwestern University
Cancelled
March 30, 2007 • 9:30 AM

New Developments and Applications of Unconventional Bond Forming Methodology

Professor Karl A. Scheidt – Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Cancelled

Catalytic C-O and C-C Bond Formations for Organic Synthesis

March 23, 2007 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Chulbom Lee
Department of Chemistry
Princeton University
March 23, 2007 • 9:30 AM

Catalytic C-O and C-C Bond Formations for Organic Synthesis

Professor Chulbom Lee – Department of Chemistry, Princeton University
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Development of Polarized Nazarov Cyclizations Using Lewis Acid Catalysts and Application

March 22, 2007 • 3:30 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Ph.D. Defense
Wei He
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester
March 22, 2007 • 3:30 PM

Development of Polarized Nazarov Cyclizations Using Lewis Acid Catalysts and Application

Wei He – Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Pericyclic Reactions and Carbon [1,3] Sigmatropic Shifts

March 21, 2007 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor John Baldwin
Department of Chemistry
Syracuse University
March 21, 2007 • 12:00 PM

Pericyclic Reactions and Carbon [1,3] Sigmatropic Shifts

Professor John Baldwin – Department of Chemistry, Syracuse University
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Synthetically Tuned Luminophoric Materials: 3D Displas, Solar Energy Conversion and Beyond

March 19, 2007 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Professor Stefan Bernhard
Department of Chemistry
Princeton University
March 19, 2007 • 4:00 PM

Synthetically Tuned Luminophoric Materials: 3D Displas, Solar Energy Conversion and Beyond

Professor Stefan Bernhard – Department of Chemistry, Princeton University
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

The Development of Methods in Static and Dynamic Combinatorial Chemistry and Application

March 16, 2007 • 12:30 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Ph.D. Defense
Brian Richard McNaughton
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester
March 16, 2007 • 12:30 PM

The Development of Methods in Static and Dynamic Combinatorial Chemistry and Application

Brian Richard McNaughton – Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Shape Matters - Quantum Confinement in Semiconductor Dots, Rods, Wells, and Wires

March 14, 2007 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor William E. Buhro
Department of Chemistry
Washington University
March 14, 2007 • 12:00 PM

Shape Matters - Quantum Confinement in Semiconductor Dots, Rods, Wells, and Wires

Professor William E. Buhro – Department of Chemistry, Washington University
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Novel Catalytic Amination Reactions

March 9, 2007 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Hélène Lebel
Department of Chemistry
Université de Montréal
March 9, 2007 • 9:30 AM

Novel Catalytic Amination Reactions

Professor Hélène Lebel – Department of Chemistry, Université de Montréal
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Enantioselective C-H Activation: Applications to Organic Synthesis

March 7, 2007 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Huw M. L. Davies
Department of Chemistry
SUNY - Buffalo
March 7, 2007 • 12:00 PM

Enantioselective C-H Activation: Applications to Organic Synthesis

Professor Huw M. L. Davies – Department of Chemistry, SUNY - Buffalo
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Understanding Water Oxidation Catalysis: What do we need to split water more efficiently?

March 5, 2007 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Professor Mu-Hyun Baik
Department of Chemistry, Informatics
Indiana University
March 5, 2007 • 4:00 PM

Understanding Water Oxidation Catalysis: What do we need to split water more efficiently?

Professor Mu-Hyun Baik – Department of Chemistry, Informatics, Indiana University
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Small Molecule Control of Gene Activation

March 2, 2007 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor Anna Mapp
Department of Chemistry
University of Michigan
March 2, 2007 • 9:30 AM

Small Molecule Control of Gene Activation

Professor Anna Mapp – Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Single molecule optical absorption of carbon nanotubes detected via scanning tunneling microscopy

February 28, 2007 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Martin Gruebele
Departments of Chemistry, Physics, and Biophysics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Cancelled
February 28, 2007 • 12:00 PM

Single molecule optical absorption of carbon nanotubes detected via scanning tunneling microscopy

Professor Martin Gruebele – Departments of Chemistry, Physics, and Biophysics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Cancelled

Unconventional Doping, Fano Lineshape, and Phonon Softening in Carbon Nanotubes

February 26, 2007 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Professor Moonsub Shim
Department of Materials Science & Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
February 26, 2007 • 4:00 PM

Unconventional Doping, Fano Lineshape, and Phonon Softening in Carbon Nanotubes

Professor Moonsub Shim – Department of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Multi-Catalyst Systems

February 23, 2007 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Professor D. Tyler McQuade
Department of Chemistry
Cornell University
February 23, 2007 • 9:30 AM

Multi-Catalyst Systems

Professor D. Tyler McQuade – Department of Chemistry, Cornell University
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Nanostructural Design of Photocatalysts and Photoelectrochemical Cells

February 21, 2007 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Thomas Mallouk
Department of Chemistry and Physics
Pennsylvania State University
February 21, 2007 • 12:00 PM

Nanostructural Design of Photocatalysts and Photoelectrochemical Cells

Professor Thomas Mallouk – Department of Chemistry and Physics, Pennsylvania State University
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

A New Paradigm for Studies of Encapsulated Proteins

February 19, 2007 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Physical Seminar
Professor Peter Flynn
Department of Chemistry
University of Utah
February 19, 2007 • 4:00 PM

A New Paradigm for Studies of Encapsulated Proteins

Professor Peter Flynn – Department of Chemistry, University of Utah
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Cycloisomerizations of Diynols - An Alternative to the Intramolecular Aldol Condensation

February 16, 2007 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Yan Zhang
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester
February 16, 2007 • 9:30 AM

Cycloisomerizations of Diynols - An Alternative to the Intramolecular Aldol Condensation

Yan Zhang – Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Conversion of Biomass to Fuel

February 12, 2007 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Brett Swartz
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester
February 12, 2007 • 4:00 PM

Conversion of Biomass to Fuel

Brett Swartz – Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Molybdenum π-Complexes: Organometallic Chirons

February 9, 2007 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
David Min
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester
February 9, 2007 • 9:30 AM

Molybdenum π-Complexes: Organometallic Chirons

David Min – Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Conformational changes of Nitrosomonas europaea cytochrome c552

February 8, 2007 • 2:00 PM
Hylan 201
Ph.D. Defense
Ravinder Kaur
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester
February 8, 2007 • 2:00 PM

Conformational changes of Nitrosomonas europaea cytochrome c552

Ravinder Kaur – Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Ph.D. Defense
Hylan 201
Seminar Page

Ultrafast Spectroscopy of the Primary Event in Vision and other Biophysical Processes

February 2, 2007 • 10:30 AM
Wilmot 116
Research Seminar
Professor David McCamant
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester
February 2, 2007 • 10:30 AM

Ultrafast Spectroscopy of the Primary Event in Vision and other Biophysical Processes

Professor David McCamant – Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Research Seminar
Wilmot 116
Seminar Page

Competitive Biradical and Zwitterion Paths in the Bergman-like Thermocyclization of Ene-Yne-Cumulenes

February 2, 2007 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Thomas Mastrangelo
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester
February 2, 2007 • 9:30 AM

Competitive Biradical and Zwitterion Paths in the Bergman-like Thermocyclization of Ene-Yne-Cumulenes

Thomas Mastrangelo – Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

I. The Alkylation of 2-Butyl-4,4-Dimethyl-4HBenzo-[d}{1,3}-Oxathiine-1,1-Dioxide, A New Class of Acyl Anion Equivalents; II. Studies Toward the Total Synthesis of FK-506

January 26, 2007 • 1:00 PM
Goergen 110
Ph.D. Defense
Susan Hanson
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester
January 26, 2007 • 1:00 PM

I. The Alkylation of 2-Butyl-4,4-Dimethyl-4HBenzo-[d}{1,3}-Oxathiine-1,1-Dioxide, A New Class of Acyl Anion Equivalents; II. Studies Toward the Total Synthesis of FK-506

Susan Hanson – Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Ph.D. Defense
Goergen 110
Seminar Page

Stereoselective Synthesis of Complex Heterocycles and Natural Products That Modulate Transcription and Bacterial Cell Division

January 22, 2007 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Jared Shaw, Ph.D.
The Broad Institute of Harvard University and MIT
January 22, 2007 • 4:00 PM

Stereoselective Synthesis of Complex Heterocycles and Natural Products That Modulate Transcription and Bacterial Cell Division

Jared Shaw, Ph.D. – The Broad Institute of Harvard University and MIT
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Investigating the Unique Reactivity of Organosilanes: From Synthetic Methodology to Cellular Profiling

January 15, 2007 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Annaliese Franz, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Harvard University
January 15, 2007 • 4:00 PM

Investigating the Unique Reactivity of Organosilanes: From Synthetic Methodology to Cellular Profiling

Annaliese Franz, Ph.D. – Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

New Strategies for the Synthesis of Bioactive Targets and Multidimensional Screening of Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors

January 11, 2007 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Weiping Tang, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry
Harvard University
January 11, 2007 • 4:00 PM

New Strategies for the Synthesis of Bioactive Targets and Multidimensional Screening of Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors

Weiping Tang, Ph.D. – Department of Chemistry, Harvard University
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

The Chemical and Biological Synthesis of Natural Products

January 8, 2007 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Zachary Aron, Ph.D.
Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Harvard Medical School, Department of
January 8, 2007 • 4:00 PM

The Chemical and Biological Synthesis of Natural Products

Zachary Aron, Ph.D. – Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School, Department of
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Thinking Outside the Backbone: Unique Approaches to Modifying Conjugated Polymers

January 4, 2007 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Anne McNeil, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
January 4, 2007 • 4:00 PM

Thinking Outside the Backbone: Unique Approaches to Modifying Conjugated Polymers

Anne McNeil, Ph.D. – Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Approaches Towards Total Synthesis of Nakadomarin A

December 19, 2006 • 2:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Ph.D. Defense
Ke Chen
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester
December 19, 2006 • 2:00 PM

Approaches Towards Total Synthesis of Nakadomarin A

Ke Chen – Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Mimicking Biomolecular Structures: from Supersized DNA to Amide-Depleted Proteins

December 18, 2006 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Jianmin Gao, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry
Scripps Research Institute
December 18, 2006 • 4:00 PM

Mimicking Biomolecular Structures: from Supersized DNA to Amide-Depleted Proteins

Jianmin Gao, Ph.D. – Department of Chemistry, Scripps Research Institute
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Asymmetric Synthesis of Bisphosphonate Antiosteoporetic Agents and Studies of Asymmetric Organocatalysis

December 15, 2006 • 3:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Ph.D. Defense
Xinyi Song
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester
December 15, 2006 • 3:00 PM

Asymmetric Synthesis of Bisphosphonate Antiosteoporetic Agents and Studies of Asymmetric Organocatalysis

Xinyi Song – Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Total Synthesis of Disease-Relevant Natural Products;
Tetracycline and Garsubellin A

December 14, 2006 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Dionicio Siegel, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry
Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
December 14, 2006 • 4:00 PM

Total Synthesis of Disease-Relevant Natural Products;
Tetracycline and Garsubellin A

Dionicio Siegel, Ph.D. – Department of Chemistry, Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Versatile Stereoselective Synthesis of Carbocyclic Compounds
Through Electrocyclic Ring Closure Reactions

December 14, 2006 • 2:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Ph.D. Defense
Yuchen Tang
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester
December 14, 2006 • 2:00 PM

Versatile Stereoselective Synthesis of Carbocyclic Compounds
Through Electrocyclic Ring Closure Reactions

Yuchen Tang – Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Development and Applications of Cycloaddition Chemistry in Organic Synthesis

December 11, 2006 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
James Fuchs, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry
Scripps Research Institute
December 11, 2006 • 4:00 PM

Development and Applications of Cycloaddition Chemistry in Organic Synthesis

James Fuchs, Ph.D. – Department of Chemistry, Scripps Research Institute
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Effects of Conformational Mobility on Bacterial Cytochrome c Function

December 11, 2006 • 3:00 PM
Neuman Room 1-6823 MC
Ph.D. Defense
Lea R. Vacca
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
University of Rochester
December 11, 2006 • 3:00 PM

Effects of Conformational Mobility on Bacterial Cytochrome c Function

Lea R. Vacca – Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of Rochester
Ph.D. Defense
Neuman Room 1-6823 MC
Seminar Page

From novel ligand design for small molecule activation to the search for
molecular hydrogen evolution catalysts

December 7, 2006 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Xile Hu, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry
California Institute of Technology
December 7, 2006 • 4:00 PM

From novel ligand design for small molecule activation to the search for
molecular hydrogen evolution catalysts

Xile Hu, Ph.D. – Department of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Multi-Electron Redox Reactions at First Row Transition Ions

December 4, 2006 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Theodore Betley, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
December 4, 2006 • 4:00 PM

Multi-Electron Redox Reactions at First Row Transition Ions

Theodore Betley, Ph.D. – Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

TBA

November 20, 2006 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Professor Sean Elliott
Department of Chemistry
Boston University
November 20, 2006 • 4:00 PM

TBA

Professor Sean Elliott – Department of Chemistry, Boston University
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

The Story of Vildagliptin (LAF237):
A DPP4 Inhibitor for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

November 10, 2006 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Edwin Villhauer, Ph.D.
Process Research and Development
Novartis Parmaceuticals
November 10, 2006 • 9:30 AM

The Story of Vildagliptin (LAF237):
A DPP4 Inhibitor for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

Edwin Villhauer, Ph.D. – Process Research and Development, Novartis Parmaceuticals
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Metal-Linked Artificial peptides as Model 1-D Molecular Wires

November 8, 2006 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Mary Beth Williams
Department of Chemistry
Pennsylvania State University
November 8, 2006 • 12:00 PM

Metal-Linked Artificial peptides as Model 1-D Molecular Wires

Professor Mary Beth Williams – Department of Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

TBA

November 6, 2006 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Ryan Rieth
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester
November 6, 2006 • 4:00 PM

TBA

Ryan Rieth – Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Promoting College Students' Intellectual Development

November 3, 2006 • 3:30 PM
Lander Auditorium, H.H. 140
The College Workshop Project
Professor Emeritus Richard Felder and Rebecca Brent, Ed.D.
Educations Designs, Inc.
North Carolina State University
November 3, 2006 • 3:30 PM

Promoting College Students' Intellectual Development

Professor Emeritus Richard Felder and Rebecca Brent, Ed.D. – Educations Designs, Inc., North Carolina State University
The College Workshop Project
Lander Auditorium, H.H. 140
Seminar Page

Towards an understanding of the bases for diverse but specific flavin reactivities in enzymes

November 1, 2006 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Anne-Frances Miller
Department of Chemistry
University of Kentucky
November 1, 2006 • 12:00 PM

Towards an understanding of the bases for diverse but specific flavin reactivities in enzymes

Professor Anne-Frances Miller – Department of Chemistry, University of Kentucky
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Single-Molecule imaging of biomolecular and cellular processes

October 30, 2006 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Seymour Rothchild Lecture
Professor Xiaowei Zhuang
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Harvard University
October 30, 2006 • 4:00 PM

Single-Molecule imaging of biomolecular and cellular processes

Professor Xiaowei Zhuang – Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University
Seymour Rothchild Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Synthesis and Design of Conjugated Polyelectrolyes

October 25, 2006 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Guillermo Bazan
University of California, Santa Barbara
Department of Chemistry
October 25, 2006 • 12:00 PM

Synthesis and Design of Conjugated Polyelectrolyes

Professor Guillermo Bazan – University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Electronic Structure Contributions to Catalysis in Pyranopterin Molybdenum Enzymes

October 23, 2006 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Professor Martin Kirk
University of New Mexico
Department of Chemistry
October 23, 2006 • 4:00 PM

Electronic Structure Contributions to Catalysis in Pyranopterin Molybdenum Enzymes

Professor Martin Kirk – University of New Mexico, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

General Acid-Based Catalysis and pKa Shifting in RNA Enzymes

October 19, 2006 • 3:30 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Sproull Fellow Alumnus Seminar
Professor Philip Bevilacqua
Pennsylvania State University
Department of Chemistry
October 19, 2006 • 3:30 PM

General Acid-Based Catalysis and pKa Shifting in RNA Enzymes

Professor Philip Bevilacqua – Pennsylvania State University, Department of Chemistry
Sproull Fellow Alumnus Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Amplifying Signals with Multivalency

October 16, 2006 • 1:30 PM
Strong Auditorium
Harrison Howe Award Lecture
Professor Laura Kiessling
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Wisconsin-Madison
October 16, 2006 • 1:30 PM

Amplifying Signals with Multivalency

Professor Laura Kiessling – Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Harrison Howe Award Lecture
Strong Auditorium
Seminar Page

Semiconductor Quantum Dots for Quantum Optics and Photonics

October 13, 2006 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Special Physical Seminar
Professor Dr. Ulrike Woggon
Universitat Dortmund
Experimentelle Physik Ilb
October 13, 2006 • 4:00 PM

Semiconductor Quantum Dots for Quantum Optics and Photonics

Professor Dr. Ulrike Woggon – Universitat Dortmund, Experimentelle Physik Ilb
Special Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

PPAR Pan Agonists - The Next Generation of PPAR Ligands

October 13, 2006 • 9:30 AM
Hutchison Hall 473
Organic Seminar
Paul L. Feldman, Ph.D.
Medicinal Chemistry
GlaxoSmithKline
October 13, 2006 • 9:30 AM

PPAR Pan Agonists - The Next Generation of PPAR Ligands

Paul L. Feldman, Ph.D. – Medicinal Chemistry, GlaxoSmithKline
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

Enantioselective C-H Activation: Application in Organic Synthesis

October 11, 2006 • 12:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Colloquium
Professor Huw M. Davies
Department of Chemistry
University at Buffalo
October 11, 2006 • 12:00 PM

Enantioselective C-H Activation: Application in Organic Synthesis

Professor Huw M. Davies – Department of Chemistry, University at Buffalo
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page

New Ligands for the Hormone Binding Domain of Nuclear Receptors

October 9, 2006 • 4:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473
Inorganic Seminar
Professor Robert Stockland, Jr.
Professor of Chemistry
Bucknell University
October 9, 2006 • 4:00 PM

New Ligands for the Hormone Binding Domain of Nuclear Receptors

Professor Robert Stockland, Jr. – Professor of Chemistry, Bucknell University
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Page
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