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Tuesday, August 14, 2018
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
Scott J. Miller, Irénée duPont Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Yale University

Selective Catalytic Reactions in Complex Molecular Environments Inspired by Natural Products

American Chemical Society, Division of Organic Chemistry, Virtual Symposium
Location: Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Rebecca Ruck, Executive Director, Dr., PhD., Merck & Co., Inc.

Innovation at Merck Process R&D

American Chemical Society, Division of Organic Chemistry, Virtual Symposium
Location: Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Friday, August 10, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thomas Miller, Professor, Chemistry, Caltech

Getting Something For Nothing: Classical and Machine-Learning Methods for Quantum Simulation

Location: Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Friday, August 3, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sarah Reisman, Professor, Chemistry, Caltech

Necessity is the Mother of Invention: Natural Products and the Chemistry They Inspire

Location: Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Monday, July 23, 2018
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Andy Zhou, Graduate Student, Barton Lab

"Investigations of DNA-Mediated Redox Signaling Between E.coli DNA Repair Pathways"

Location: Crellin 151
Monday, July 16, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Eric Burkholder, Graduate Student, Chemical Engineering, Caltech

Single Particle Motion in Active Matter

Location: Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Thursday, July 12, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Kevin Shen, Graduate Student, Chemical Engineering, Caltech

Conformations and Charge Fluctuations in Polyelectrolyte Solutions

Location: Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Lutz Ackermann, Professor Dr., Institute of Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, Georg-August-University Gottingen

Electrochemical C-H Activation by Sustainable Metal Catalysis

Center for Selective C-H Functionalization Virtual Symposium Series
Location: Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Ive Hermans, John and Dorothy Vozza Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Department of Chemistry and Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Wisconsin at Madison

Boron-Based Materials as Selective Catalysts for the Oxidative DeHydrogenation of Alkanes

Center for Selective C-H Functionalization Virtual Symposium Series
Location: Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Eric Voight, Dr., Ph.D., AbbVie

C-H Functionalization at AbbVie: Opportunities, Challenges and Collaborations

Center for Selective C-H Functionalization Virtual Symposium Series
Location: Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Jared C. Lewis, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Indiana University, Bloomington

Late Stage C-H Functionalization via Enzymatic Halogenation

Center for Selective C-H Functionalization Virtual Symposium Series
Location: Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Friday, July 6, 2018
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Nicholas Cowper, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech

Synthetic Studies in Oxazine-containing Natural Products Enabled by Copper Catalysis

Location: Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Friday, July 6, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Martin-John McLaughlin, Dr., Ph.D., Process Development, Crop Protection Research, BASF SE

Challenges in Crop Protection Research at BASF

Special Organic Chemistry Seminar Series
Location: Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Friday, June 29, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Jaika Doerfler, Postdoctoral Scholar, Chemistry, Caltech

Transition Metal Catalyzed C-C- and C-N-Bond Formation

Inorganic-Organometallics Seminar
Location: Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Thursday, June 28, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Michael Meijler, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Ben-Guron University of the Negev

Chemical Information Exchange as a Regulator of War and Love Between Species

Special Organic Chemistry Seminar Series
Location: Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Michael Sherburn, Professor, Research School of Chemistry, Australia National University

Synthesis of Unprecedented Hydrocarbons and Their Deployment in Step Economic Total Synthesis

Organic Chemistry Seminar Series
Location: Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Friday, June 22, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Jorge A. (Alonso) Rosas Hernandez, Postdoctoral Scholar, Chemistry, Caltech

2H+/2e- Reduction of CO2 Using Molecular Iron Complexes

Inorganic-Organometallics Seminar
Location: Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Thursday, June 14, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Joshua Buss, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech
Alice Chang, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech

Herbert Newby McCoy Award Seminar

Herbert Newby McCoy Award Seminar
Location: Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Thursday, June 14, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Jieun Shin, Graduate Student, Gray Research Group, CCE, Caltech

“Photochemical Studies of Electron Transfer through Laccase, a Multi-copper Oxidase (MCO)"

Center for the Chemistry of Cellular Signaling Seminar Series
Location: Crellin 151
Friday, June 8, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Dirk Schild, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech

Mechanistic Insights into Light Enhanced Nitrogen Fixation by Synthetic Iron Complexes

Inorganic-Organometallics Seminar
Location: Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Friday, June 8, 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Senior Thesis Symposium

Location: Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Thursday, June 7, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Kelsey Boyle, Graduate Student, Barton Research Group, CCE, Caltech

“A Family of Rhodium Complexes with Selective Toxicity toward Mismatch Repair-Deficient Cancers”

Center for the Chemistry of Cellular Signaling Seminar Series
Location: Crellin 151
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Matthew Shoulders, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, MIT

Elucidating Mechanisms of Complex Protein Assembly and Evolution

Organic Chemistry Seminar Series
Location: Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Alina Patke, Research Associate, Laboratory of Genetics, The Rockefeller University

Molecular Mechanisms of Human Sleep Timing

Location: Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Monday, June 4, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Hemamala Karunadasa, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Chemistry, Stanford University

Between the Sheets: The Molecular Chemistry of Hybrid Perovskites

Inorganic-Electrochemistry Seminar
Location: Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Friday, June 1, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Heui Beom Lee, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech

Structural and Spectroscopic Models of the Oxygen Evolving Complex in Photosystem II

Inorganic-Organometallics Seminar
Location: Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Friday, June 1, 2018
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Elizabeth O'Brien, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech

Redox Signaling in Eukaryotic DNA Replication and Repair

Location: Crellin 151
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Helen Yu, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech

Identification of Wiz, a novel Lenalidomide and Pomalidomide dependent substrate

Location: Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Friday, May 25, 2018
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Alice Chang, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech

PhD Thesis Defense

Location: Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Friday, May 25, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Niklas Thompson, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech

A Synthetic Nitrogenase: Insights into the Mechanism of Nitrogen Fixation by a Single-Site Fe Catalyst

Location: Crellin 151
Friday, May 25, 2018
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Samantha Shockley, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech

Development of Stereoselective Iridium-Catalyzed Allylic Alkylation Methods

Location: Crellin 151
Thursday, May 24, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Jian Qin, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University

Liquid-liquid Phase Separation in Polyelectrolyte Solutions: Effects of Charge Connectivity, Ion Association, and Backbone Hydrophilicity

Chemical Engineering Seminar
Location: Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Nuno Maulide, Professor, Department of Organic Chemistry, University of Vienna

When Chemistry asks Biological Questions: Total Synthesis on the Driving Seat

Organic Chemistry Seminar Series
Location: Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Monday, May 21, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Stephen L. Buchwald, Camille Dreyfus Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cu-Catalyzed Asymmetric Hydrofunctionalization

Organic Chemistry Seminar Series
Location: Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Monday, May 21, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Amy McCarthy, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech

Advancing the Protein Catalyzed Capture Agent Technology to New Frontiers

Location: Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Friday, May 18, 2018
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Emily A. Wyatt, Graduate Student, Chemical Engineering, Caltech

Targeted Nanoparticle Delivery of Therapeutics across the Blood-Brain and Blood-Tumor Barriers to Breast Cancer Brain Metastases

Location: Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Friday, May 18, 2018
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Joe Ahn, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech

Copper carbazolides in photoinduced C-N couplings

Location: Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Thursday, May 17, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Christopher A. Alabi, Assistant Professor & Nancy and Peter Meinig Family Investigator in the Life Sciences, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Cornell University

Coupling Molecular Design to Structure and Activity of Sequence-Defined Macromolecules

Chemical Engineering Seminar
Location: Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Thursday, May 17, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Alison Ondrus, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, CCE, Caltech

“The twisted tale of the Hedgehog”

Center for the Chemistry of Cellular Signaling Seminar Series
Location: Crellin 151
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Timothy R. Newhouse, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Yale University

Total Synthesis of Neurologically Active Terpenoid Natural Products

Organic Chemistry Seminar Series
Location: Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Monday, May 14, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Alison R. Fout, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Chemistry, University of Illinois Urbana

Ligand Influences on Base Metals for Multi-Electron Transformations

Inorganic-Electrochemistry Seminar
Location: Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Monday, May 14, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Renee Arias, Graduate Student, Rees Lab, Caltech

“Examination of Selenium Incorporation and Product Formation in the Nitrogenase FeMo-cofactor.”

Location: Crellin 151
Friday, May 11, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Inorganic-Organometallics Seminar--SEMINAR CANCELLED

Inorganic-Organometallics Seminar
Location: Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Thursday, May 10, 2018
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Neel Joshi, Associate Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering; Wyss Institute, Harvard University

Biologically Fabricated Materials Composed of Engineered Biofilm Matrix Proteins

Chemical Engineering Seminar
Location: Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Jennifer L. Stockdill, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Wayne State University

Strategies and methods for the synthesis of neuroactive disulfide-linked peptides

Organic Chemistry Seminar Series
Location: Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Andy Spakowitz, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and of Materials Science , Department of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University

Modeling the Physical Processes Underlying Chromosomal Organization and Dynamics

Chemical Physics Seminar Series
Location: Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Phil S. Baran, Darlene Shiley Chair in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, The Scripps Research Institute

Studies in Natural Product Total Synthesis

American Chemical Society, Division of Organic Chemistry, Virtual Symposium
Location: Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Sarah E. Reisman, Professor of Chemistry, Division of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology

Necessity is the Mother of Invention: Natural Products and the Chemistry They Inspire

American Chemical Society, Division of Organic Chemistry, Virtual Symposium
Location: Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Monday, May 7, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Pedro J. Perez, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, Research Center in Quimica Sostenible (CIQSO) Building Robert H. Grubbs, Campus of the Carmen, University of Huelva, SPAIN

Catalytic Modification of Methane in Non-Conventional Media

Inorganic-Electrochemistry Seminar
Location: Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Friday, May 4, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thomas V. O'Halloran, Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor, Chemistry, Northwestern University

Inorganic Chemistry in Cell Cycle Control: Quantitative Mapping of Subcellular Transition Metal Fluctuations

Inorganic-Electrochemistry Seminar
Location: Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)

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