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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)
Monday, November 6, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Daniel T. Gryko, Professor, Organic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences

Pyrrolo[3,2-b]Pyrroles - From Serendipitous Discovery to the Most Electron-Rich Aromatic Heterocycles

Inorganic-Electrochemistry Seminar
Location: Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Friday, November 3, 2017
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Linhan Shen, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech

Cavity ring-down spectroscopy for methane source attributions

Thesis Seminar
Location: Crellin 151
Thursday, November 2, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
David J. Michaelis, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Brigham Young University

Synthetic Applications of Enzyme-Inspired Catalysts

Organic Chemistry Seminar
Location: Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Thursday, November 2, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Mary Arrastia, Graduate Student, Ismagilov Group, CCE, Caltech

“Novel tools to comprehensively map dynamic organization of RNA and DNA in higher order nuclear structures within single cells.”

Center for the Chemistry of Cellular Signaling Seminar Series
Location: Crellin 151
Monday, October 30, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tanvi Ratani, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech

Photocatalytic Nitrite Reduction on CoMg Complexes: Mechanistic Insights into N–N Bond Formation

Thesis Seminar
Location: Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Friday, October 27, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Julian West, Postdoctoral Scholar, Chemistry, Caltech

New Reactions via Earth Abundant Element Photocatalysis

Inorganic-Organometallics Seminar
Location: Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Thursday, October 26, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Kenichi Kuroda, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biologic & Materials Sciences, University of Michigan School of Dentistry

Synthetic Polymers as Molecular Platforms for Antimicrobial Peptide-Mimetics

Chemical Engineering Seminar
Location: Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Herbert Levine, Hasselmann Professor of Bioengineering, Co-Director, Center of Theoretical Biological Physics, Department of Bioengineering, Rice University

"Models of phenotypic plasticity and its role in the transition to metastasis"

Chemical Physics Seminar Series
Location: Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Monday, October 23, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tomoki Ogoshi, Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Kanazawa University

Synthesis of Pillar-Shaped Macrocyclic Compounds “Pillar[n]arenes” Providing Supramolecular Assemblies

Organic Chemistry Seminar
Location: Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Thursday, October 19, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Kari Hernandez, Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology

Drugs and metal: using directed evolution to engineer biocatalysts for facile pharmaceutical production

Constantin G. Economou Memorial Lecture
Location: Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Rebekka Klausen, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University

Rational Synthesis of Semiconductor Fragments

Organic Chemistry Seminar
Location: Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Monday, October 16, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
T. David Harris, Assistant Professor, Chemistry, Northwestern University

Chemical Control of Spin in the Synthesis of Metal-Organic Magnets and MRI Probes

Inorganic-Electrochemistry Seminar
Location: Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Friday, October 13, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Ravi Prakash Jagadeeshan, Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Stretch-relaxation of DNA molecules in semidilute solutions

Chemical Engineering Seminar
Location: Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Friday, October 13, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Edmund Tse, Postdoctoral Scholar, Chemistry, Caltech

Modulating Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer Reactions Using Lipid-Modified Electrodes

Inorganic-Organometallics Seminar
Location: Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Victor A. Snieckus, Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus, Department of Chemistry, Queen's University

The Lithiated Flatlands and Beyond. Part I

Organic Chemistry Seminar
Location: Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Phil S. Baran, Professor, Darlene Shiley Chair in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, The Scripps Research Institute

Translational Chemistry

Center for Selective C-H Functionalization Virtual Symposium Series
Location: Schlinger 101
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
John Montgomery, Margaret and Herman Sokol Professor of Synthetic or Medicinal Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan

Small-Molecule and Biological Catalysis in C-H Activation

Center for Selective C-H Functionalization Virtual Symposium Series
Location: Schlinger 101
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Guangbin Dong, Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Chicago

C–H and C–C Functionalization of Ketones

Center for Selective C-H Functionalization Virtual Symposium Series
Location: Schlinger 101
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Simon B. Blakey, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Emory University

Regioselective Intermolecular Allylic C–H Functionalization of Internal Olefins via π-Allyl Intermediates

Center for Selective C-H Functionalization Virtual Symposium Series
Location: Schlinger 101
Monday, October 9, 2017
6:10 PM - 9:30 PM

MOLECULARLY ENTWINED: The Caltech and City of Hope Biomedical Research Initiative

Location: Beckman Institute
Thursday, October 5, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Shana Kelley, Distinguished Professor , Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto

Profiling Cells Inside and Out Using Nanostructured Materials

Chemical Physics Seminar Series
Location: Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Kevin Marshall, graduate student, Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology

The Hydrodynamics of Active Particles Inside of a Porous Container and the Galerkin Boundary Element Discretization of Stokes Flow

Location: Spalding Laboratory 113
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Amgen Young Investigator Award

Special CCE Seminar
Location: Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Barbara Burger, Caltech Alumna & President of Chevron Technology Ventures

Industry Conversations with Barbara Burger

Special CCE Seminar
Location: Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Monday, October 2, 2017
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

The Resnick Young Investigators Symposium

Location: Ramo Auditorium
Thursday, September 28, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Joshua D. Rabinowitz, Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Princeton University

Metabolism Revisited

Novartis Symposium
Location: Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Thursday, September 28, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Mika Lindvall, Dr., Ph.D., Novartis

Novartis Symposium

Novartis Symposium
Location: Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Thursday, September 21, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Paul Brandon Carroll , Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech

Laboratory and Astronomical Rotational Spectroscopy

Location: South Mudd 365
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Howard Hang, Richard E. Salomon Family Associate Professor, The Rockefeller University

Chemical Dissection of Host Immunity and Microbial Pathogenesis

Organic Chemistry Seminar
Location: Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Kathleen Upton, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech

Analysis and Characterization of Titan Aerosol Simulants by Mass Spectrometry

Thesis Seminar
Location: Crellin 151
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Kevin Barraza, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech

The Study of the Stepwise Hydroxyl Radical-Mediated Oxidation of Alkyl Surfactants at the Air-Water Interface

Location: Broad 100

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