Visiting Seminar Series 2011-2012

  • Hendrik Emons, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements 
    "Scientific Challenges for Reliable Measurements across the Boundaries of Physics-Chemistry-Biology"
  • Samuel Glover, Health Physicist, NIOSH; Dept of Mechanical Engineering, UC 
    "The Importance of Chemistry in Nuclear Forensics"
  • Amanda Friedrich-Bryant, University of Toledo 
    "Ribose Based DNA Damage Products Derived from Radical Chemistry"
  • Brian Coppola, University of Michigan 
    "Do Real Work, Not Homework"
  • Frederick Villamena, Ohio State University 
    "Implication in Cardiovascular Therapeutics of the Chemical Properties and Biological Activity of Nitrone Spin Traps"
  • Andrzej Kloczkowski, Ohio State University 
    "New Approaches to Improve Protein Structure Prediction and Refinement"
  • Marina Petrukhina, University at Albany, SUNY 
    "Reshaping Buckybowls by Controlled Surface Functionalization, Metal Binding and Multi-Electron Reduction"
  • Juris Meija, Institute for National Measurement Standards, National Research Council, Canada 
    "Recent Progress in Determination of the Planck Constant and the Role of Atomic Weight Measurements"
  • Scott A. McLuckey, Purdue University (CGSA speaker of the year) 
    "Bioconjugation in the Gas Phase: A New Direction in Tandem Mass Spectrometry"
  • Hans G. Borner, Humboldt Universitat zu Berlin, Germany (2012 Zimmer Int'l Scholar) 
    "Bioinspired Polymer Science: An entire world in between plastics and proteins"
  • Jack Norton, Columbia University 
    "H• Transfers from Transition-Metal Hydrids. Application to Radical Cyclizations"
  • Adam Smith, University of California, Berkeley 
    "Time Resolved Fluorescence Microscopy as a Probe of Membrane Protein Organization in Live Cells"
  • Christopher Richards, California Institute of Technology 
    "Optical and Spatial Isolation of Membrane Receptors: Single Event Imaging in Complex Biological Systems" (Special Seminar)
  • Blaine Bartholomew, Southern Illinois School of Medicine 
    "Investigations into the Remodelers that Regulate Chromatin Landscape" (Special Seminar)
  • Raul Perez-Jimenez, Columbia University 
    "Single-Molecule Mechanoenzymology" (Special Seminar)
  • Laura Sagle, Northwestern University 
    "Biophysis at Biological Interfaces: Applications to Protein Folding and Membrane Fluidity" (Special Seminar)
  • Megan Thielges, Sanford University 
    "Nonlinear Spectroscopy, Protein Dynamics, and Biological Molecular Recognition" (Special Seminar)
  • Milton Brown, Georgetown University 
    "Drug Discovery"
  • Changbong Hyeon, KIAS, South Korea 
    "Hidden Complexity in the Isomerization Dynamics of Holliday Junctions"
  • Vladislav Litosh, University of Chicago at Illinois 
    "Part 1: Design and Synthesis of Reversible Terminators for Genome Sequencing"
    "Part 2: Development of Selective Drug Nanocarriers to Treat Tamoxifen-Resistant Breast Cancer" (Special Seminar)"
  • Donghui Zhang, Louisiana State University 
    "Polypeptoids: Synthesis, Characterization and Materials Properties"
  • Olivier Lichtarge, Baylor College of Medicine 
    "Evolutionary Action: a Guide to Biological Function and Personal Genetic Variations"
  • Carmelo Rizzo, Vanderbilt University 
    "Replication and Repair of Formamidopyrimidine (Fapy) Lesions from Initial N7-Alkylation of Deoxyguanosine"
  • Michael Maroney, University of Massachusetts 
    "The Ins and Outs of Nickel Trafficking"
  • Glen Jackson, Ohio University 
    "Development of an Alternative Method of Tandem Mass Spectrometry with Potential 'omics' Applications" (Special Seminar)
  • Weiguo Cao, Clemson University 
    "Deaminated DNA Damage and Repair: Tales of Two Pathways" (Special Seminar)
  • Marcus Weck, New York University 
    "Supramolecular Copolymers"
  • Irina Artsimovitch, The Ohio State University 
    "Transcription Antiterminator Refolds into Translation Initiation Factor"
  • Matthew Allen, Wayne State University 
    "Lanthanide Chemistry in Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Catalysis"
  • Shiyong Wu, Ohio University
    "Role of Nitric Oxide and Oxidative-stress in Mediating Translational and Transcriptional Regulation Upon UVB-irradiation"
  • Hong Wang, Miami University, Ohio
    "Enamine-metal Lewis Acid Bifunctional Catalysts for Asymmetric Organic Transformations"
  • Clark Landis, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    "Enantioselective Hydroformylation: Mechanism and Application" (Oesper Speaker)
  • Rustem Ismagilov, California Institute of Technology
    "Space, Complex Networks, and Microfluidic Tools" (Oesper Speaker)
  • Melanie Sanford, University of Michigan
    "Development and Application of New C-H Functionalization Reactions" (Oesper Speaker)
  • Jon Tunge, University of Kansas
    "Synthesis via C-C 'Activation" (Oesper Speaker)
  • Ross Widenhoefer, Duke University
    "Synthetic and Mechanistic Aspects of Gold(I) π-Activation Catalysis" (Oesper Speaker)
  • Chae Yi, Marquette University
    "Catalytic Coupling Reactions Involving Vinylic C-H Activation" (Oesper Speaker)
  • Clark Landis, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    "All Kinds of Bonding" (Oesper Banquet Speaker)
  • Charles P. Casey, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    "Design Evolution Leading to the Discovery of an Efficient Iron Catalyst for the Chemoselective Hydrogenation of Aldehydes and Ketones" (Oesper Award Lecture)
  • Charles P. Casey, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    "The Future of U.S. Chemistry" (Oesper Awardee)
  • Mehdi Keddache, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
    "Next Generation DNA Sequencing Using Illumina's Reversible Terminator Chemistry"
  • Sandeep Patel, University of Delaware
    "Studies of Soft Condensed Matter Systems Using Molecular Simulations: Recent Developments in Non-Additive Electrostatic Potentials and Applications"
  • Fred Regnier, Purdue University
    "Toward Total Automation of the Proteomics Workflow"