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Friday, February 16, 2018
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Women in Chemistry

Diverse Career Paths Panel & Reception

Special CCE Seminar
Location: Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Friday, February 16, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Kumiko Yamamoto, Postdoctoral Scholar, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Caltech

Palladium Catalyzed Aromatic C-H Flurination

Inorganic-Organometallics Seminar
Location: Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Thursday, February 15, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Joseph M. DeSimone, Chancellor's Eminent Professor of Chemistry at UNC, William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at NC State and of Chemistry at UNC

Convergent Research to Address Societal Needs (General Lecture)

W. N. Lacey Lectureship in Chemical Engineering
Location: Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Thursday, February 15, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Adela Nano, Postdoctoral Scholar, Barton Research Group , CCE, Caltech

"Rhodium-Cyanine Fluorescent Probes For Specific Detection And Signaling of DNA Mismatches"

Center for the Chemistry of Cellular Signaling Seminar Series
Location: Crellin 151
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Joseph M. DeSimone, Chancellor's Eminent Professor of Chemistry at UNC, William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at NC State and of Chemistry at UNC

Digital Light Synthesis to Drive Additive Manufacturing: Convergence of Hardware, Software, and Molecular Science (Technical Lecture)

W. N. Lacey Lectureship in Chemical Engineering
Location: Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Friday, February 9, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Lea Nienhaus, Dr., Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

From Imaging Excitons at the Nanoscale to Emerging Device Applications

Special CCE Seminar
Location: Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Friday, February 9, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

PhD Thesis Defense

Location: Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Friday, February 9, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Benjamin Matson, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech

Interplay of Proton Transfer, Electron Transfer and Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer in Transition Metal Mediated Nitrogen Fixation

Location: Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Eric Ashley, Ph.D.; Danielle Schultz, Ph.D.; Christopher Sinz, Ph.D. , Merck

Organic Chemistry Seminar

Organic Chemistry Seminar
Location: Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Monday, February 5, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Lydia Kisley, Beckman-Brown Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, The Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology

Proteins in nanoporous hydrogels: adsorption, diffusion, and folding

Chemical Physics Seminar Series
Location: Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Monday, February 5, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Samuel Sia, Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University

Microfluidics for 3D Tissue Engineering and Personal Health Diagnostics

Bioengineering Lecture Series
Location: Kerckhoff 119
Monday, February 5, 2018
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Phillip Bartels, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech

Elucidating the Role of [4Fe4S] Clusters in DNA Replication and Repair

Location: Crellin 151
Friday, January 26, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Kimberly M. Papadantonakis, Scientific Research Manager, Chemistry, Caltech

Coupling Innovations in Thin-Film and Catalytic Materials to Designs for Stable Photoelectrochemical Cells

Inorganic-Organometallics Seminar
Location: Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Thursday, January 25, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sarah B. King, Dr., Department of Physical Chemistry, Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Berlin

Tracing the dynamics of interfacial electronic excited states from femtoseconds to seconds

Chemical Physics Seminar Series
Location: Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Thursday, January 25, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Huiqian Huang, Postdoctoral Scholar, Hsieh-Wilson Research Group , CCE, Caltech

"Chondroitin sulfation regulates perineuronal nets and synapse development"

Center for the Chemistry of Cellular Signaling Seminar Series
Location: Crellin 151
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Paul W. K. Rothemund, Research Professor, Bioengineering, CMS, & CNS, California Institute of Technology

Two challenges for DNA nanotechnology: building interfaces with silicon and cells

Chemical Physics Seminar Series
Location: Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Monday, January 22, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Peter Maurer, Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford University Department of Physics, Department of Physics, Stanford University

Quantum sensing in a new single-molecule regime

Chemical Physics Seminar Series
Location: Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Friday, January 19, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Yuriy Román-Leshkov, Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Architecture at the nanoscale: Design principles for next-generation catalysts in energy applications

Chemical Engineering Seminar
Location: Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Friday, January 19, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Phong Nguyen, Graduate Student, Rees Research Group, CCE, Caltech

"Structural and functional characterization of the E coli MetNI methionine transporter"

Location: Broad 100
Thursday, January 18, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Todd Squires, Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara

Sculpting and Visualizing Micro-Chemical Environments: Tracking Mass Transport, Probing Chemical Kinetics, and Manipulating Suspensions

Robert W. Vaughan Lecture in Chemical Engineering
Location: Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Bill Morandi, Associate Professor, Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung

Shuttle Catalysis - a Conceptual Blueprint for Reversible Functional Group Transfer

Organic Chemistry Seminar
Location: Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Frontiers in Biochemistry Search Symposium

Biochemistry Seminar Series
Location: Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Friday, January 12, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Ryan G. Hadt, Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division, Argonne National Laboratory

Structure/Function Correlations Over Heterogeneous Catalysis and Bioinorganic Chemistry

Special CCE Seminar
Location: Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Thursday, January 11, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Jenny Kan, Postdoctoral Scholar, Arnold Research Group, CCE, Caltech

“Evolution of Heme Proteins for New Chemistry in the Biological World”

Center for the Chemistry of Cellular Signaling Seminar Series
Location: Crellin 151
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
James Bradner, M.D., President, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research

Targeted Protein Degradation

Chemical Research Conference
Location: Gates Annex 22
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Pierre Grosdidier, PhD '86, CHE; JD; HaynesBoone Counsel, HaynesBoone Houston

Non-Traditional Career Opportunities for PhD Chemists

Location: Beckman Institute Auditorium
Monday, January 8, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Kelsey K. Sakimoto, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Harvard University

The Bionic Microbe: Electronic Upgrades to Biology for Semi-Artificial Photosynthesis

Special CCE Seminar
Location: Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Monday, January 8, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Mark Nesbit, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech

PhD Thesis Defense

Location: Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Thursday, January 4, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Phong Nguyen, Graduate Student, Rees Research Group, CCE, Caltech

"Snapshots of the E. coli methionine ABC transporter in action"

Center for the Chemistry of Cellular Signaling Seminar Series
Location: Crellin 151
Monday, December 18, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Greg Miller, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech

Eph Receptor Clustering by Chondroitin Sulfate Inhibits Axon Regeneration

Location: Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Michael Bassik, Assistant Professor of Genetics, Stanford University

Development of new CRISPR/Cas9-based tools to study drug interactions and endocytic pathogens

Organic Chemistry Seminar
Location: Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Friday, December 8, 2017
3:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Rotation Seminar

Location: Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Thursday, December 7, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Yvonne Chen, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles

Engineering Next-Generation T Cells for Cancer Immunotherapy

Chemical Engineering Seminar
Location: Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Thursday, December 7, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Shabnam Hematian, Postdoctural Fellow, Gray Research Group, CCE, Caltech

"Tth-laccase and Its Reaction with Dioxygen"

Center for the Chemistry of Cellular Signaling Seminar Series
Location: Crellin 151
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Samie R. Jaffrey, Greenberg-Starr Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University

Imaging RNA and RNA biology with RNA mimics of green fluorescent protein

Organic Chemistry Seminar
Location: Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Edward (Ted) Sargent, University Professor, Canada Research Chair in Nanotechnology, Vice President International, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto

Progress in catalysts and systems for OER and CO2RR

Inorganic-Electrochemistry Seminar
Location: Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Monday, December 4, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Xavier Roy, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Chemistry, Columbia University

Molecular Clusters: Building Blocks for Nanoelectronics and Material Design

Inorganic-Electrochemistry Seminar
Location: Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Monday, December 4, 2017
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Frontiers in Biochemistry Search Symposium

Special Biochemistry Seminar Series
Location: Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Friday, December 1, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Marcus Drover, Postdoctoral Scholar, Chemistry, Caltech

1,3-N,O-Chelated Complexes of Rhodium and Iridium: Accessing Metal-Ligand Cooperativity in E-H Bond Activations

Inorganic-Organometallics Seminar
Location: Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Thursday, November 30, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Lynn M. Walker, Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

Controlling the nanoscale structure, rheology and phase behavior of block copolymer based nanocomposites

Chemical Engineering Seminar
Location: Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Garret M. Miyake, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Chemistry Department, Colorado State University

Organocatalyzed Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization

Organic Chemistry Seminar
Location: Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Friday, November 17, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Patrick Montgomery, Postdoctoral Scholar, Chemistry, Caltech

Adventures in Carbon-Carbon Bond Formation via Transition Metal Catalysis

Inorganic-Organometallics Seminar
Location: Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Thursday, November 16, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Rangaramanujam Kannan, Arnall Patz Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmolgy & Co-Director at Center for Nanomedicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Targeted manipulation of injured glia through nanomedicines: towards treatments for neuroinflammation and CNS disorders

Chemical Engineering Seminar
Location: Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Catherine L. Grimes, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Delaware

Breaking down Bacterial Cell Walls to Understand Inflammation

Organic Chemistry Seminar
Location: Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Monday, November 13, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Han Sen Soo, Nanyang Assistant Professor, Division of Chemistry & Biological Chemistry, School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences, College of Sciences, Nanyang Technological University

Artificial Photosynthesis by Light Absorption, Charge Separation, and Photoredox Catalysis

Inorganic-Electrochemistry Seminar
Location: Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Monday, November 13, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Elizabeth Jensen, Graduate Student, Hsieh-Wilson Lab, Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics, Caltech

"Elucidating the role of O-GlcNAc glycosylation in neurobiology and neurodegeneration."

Location: Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Friday, November 10, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

CCE Seminar Day 2017

Location: Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Thursday, November 9, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Patrick T. Underhill, Associate Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Fluctuations and Hydrodynamic Interactions in Active Colloidal Suspensions

Chemical Engineering Seminar
Location: Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Thursday, November 9, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Edmund Tse, Postdoctural Fellow, Barton Research Group, CCE, Caltech

"Exploring the Role of [4Fe4S] Clusters in DNA Repair Proteins and Determining the Length Limit of DNA Charge Transport"

Center for the Chemistry of Cellular Signaling Seminar Series
Location: Crellin 151
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Herman Sintim, Drug Discovery Professor, Department of Chemistry, Institute for Drug Discovery and Purdue Institute of Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Disease , Purdue University

Interrupting quorum sensing and cyclic dinucleotide signaling in bacteria and immune cells with small molecules

Location: Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)

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