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September 2017
October 2017

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Prof. Marion Emmert (Worcester Technology Institute)
“Activating strong bonds and recovering rare earths: Adventures in sustainable chemistry.”
WPI, Gateway Park Room 1002
12:00 pm

Prof. John R. Reynolds (Georgia Tech)
TBA
MIT, Room 6-120
4:00 pm

Prof. Alex Dieters (Pittsburgh)
TBA
Boston College, Merkert 130
4:00 pm

8
Prof. Donna Blackmond (Scripps Research Institute)
TBA
Boston College, Merkert 130
4:00 pm

9
Prof. Donna Blackmond (Scripps Research Institute)
TBA
Boston College, Merkert 130
4:00 pm

11
Prof.  Joanna Atkin (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
TBA
Boston University, Metcalf Science Center, Rm 113
4:00 pm

12
Prof. Yimon Aye (Cornell University)
“Translating the Precision Electrophile Signaling Code.”
Brandeis University, TBA
3:30 pm

Prof. Steve Buchwald (MIT)
TBA
Harvard, Pfizer Lecture Hall
4:15 pm

13
Prof. Anita Mattson (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)
“Catalyst Design, Method Development, and Complex Molecule Synthesis.”
Northeastern, 129 Hurtig Hall
12:00 pm

Prof. Yimon Aye (Cornell)
TBA
Boston College, Merkert 130
4:00 pm

14
Prof. Mark Peczuh (University of Connecticut)
“Ring-expanded sugars as ligands for proteins: from model systems to antibiotic leads.”
WPI, Gateway Park Room 1002
12:00 pm

STREM LECTURE
Prof. David MacMillan (Princeton)
TBA
Boston College, Merkert 130
4:00 pm

15
Prof. David Liu (Harvard)
TBA
Boston College, Merkert 130
4:00 pm

18
Prof. Athanassios Panagiotopoulos (Princeton University)
"Free energies, solubilities, and nucleation rates of aqueous electrolyte solutions."
Brandeis University, Gerstenzang 121
4:00 pm

Prof. Brian McNaughton (Colorado State University)
“Strategies and Tactics for Biologics Discovery.”
Boston University, Metcalf Science Center, Rm 113
4:00 pm

Prof. Shana Kelley (Toronto)
TBA
Harvard, Pfizer Lecture Hall
4:15 pm

19
Prof. Stephen Ragsdale (University of Michigan)
TBA
Boston University, Metcalf Science Center, Rm 113
4:00 pm

Prof. Jack Norton (Columbia)
TBA
Boston College, Merkert 130
4:00 pm

Prof. Donna Chen (South Carolina)
TBA
Tufts, Pearson, Rm. P106
4:30 pm

20
Prof. Stephen Ragsdale (Michigan)
“The Roles of Metal Ions in Biology.”
Northeastern, 129 Hurtig Hall
12:00 pm

21
Prof. Li Niu (University at Albany, SUNY)
“Regulation of Glutamate Ion Channel Receptors by Small Molecules and RNA Aptamers.”
WPI, Gateway Park Room 1002
12:00 pm

NOVARTIS LECTURE
Prof. David Tirrell (Cal Tech)
TBA
Boston College, Merkert 130
4:00 pm

22
Prof. Donna Blackmond (Scripps Research Institute)
“Pd-Catalyzed C-H Functionalizations: A Chameleon Changes Color.”
Boston College, Merkert 127
4:00 pm

23
Dr. Eric M. Simmons (Bristol-Myers Squibb)
“Discovery, Development and Mechanistic Study of Catalytic Transformations for the Multi-Kilogram Scale Synthesis of Pharmaceutical Intermediates.”
Boston College, Merkert 127
10:00 am

Prof. Donna Blackmond (Scripps Research Institute)
“Exploring the Origin of Biological Homochirality.”
Boston College, Merkert 127
11:15 am

25
Prof. Neel Joshi (Harvard University)
TBA
Boston University, Metcalf Science Center, Rm 113
4:00 pm

Prof. Emily Balskus (Harvard)
TBA
Harvard University, Pfizer Lecture Hall
4:15 pm

26
Prof. Christine Thomas (Brandeis)
TBA
Boston College, Merkert 130
4:00 pm

Prof. Jeff Long (UCal-Berkeley)
TBA
Harvard University, Pfizer Lecture Hall
4:15 pm

Prof. Bonnie Bassler (Princeton)
TBA
Tufts, Pearson, Rm. P106
4:30 pm

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Prof. Leslie Hicks (North Carolina)
“Proteomics, Post-translational Modifications, and Mass Spectrometry.”
Northeastern, 129 Hurtig Hall
12:00 pm

Prof. Eric Brustad (North Carolina)
TBA
Boston College, Merkert 130
4:00 pm

28
Prof. Tom Maimone (UCal-Berkeley)
TBA
MIT, Room 6-120
4:00 pm

Prof. Stephanie Wunder (Temple University)
TBA
Boston College, Merkert 130
4:00 pm

   
   
 

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Prof. Mike McBride (Yale University)
"Viedma Ripening: How a New Old Mechanism of Crystal Growth Achieves Efficient Deracemization."
Brandeis University, Gerstenzang 121
4:00 PM

Prof. Brad Pentelute (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
TBA
Boston University, Metcalf Science Center, Rm 113
4:00 PM

Prof. Dustin Maly (University of Washington, Seattle)
TBA
Harvard University, Pfizer Lecture Hall
4:15 PM

3
Dr. Douglas Beshore (Merck)
TBA
Tufts University, Pearson Chemistry Building, Rm. P106
4:30 PM

4
Prof. Anna Mappp (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
“Using Organic Molecules as Probes to Understand How Genes are Regulated.”
Northeastern University, 129 Hurtig Hall
12:00 PM

5
Prof. Chen Yang (Boston University)
TBA
Boston College, Merkert 130
4:00 pm

10
Prof. Amy Keating (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
TBA
Tufts University, Pearson Chemistry Building, Rm. P106
4:30 PM

11
Prof. Clara Santato (Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal)
“Electrical and Optical Properties of Organic Semiconductors.”
Northeastern University, 129 Hurtig Hall
12:00 PM

Prof. Connie Lu (University of Minnesota)
TBA
Harvard University, Pfizer Lecture Hall
4:15 PM

12
Dr. Tamas Balla (National Institutes of Health)
“New revelations about the role of PI4Ks in organizing membrane lipid composition.”
WPI, Gateway Park Room 1002
12:00 pm

Prof. Xiaowei Zhuang (Harvard University)
TBA
Boston College, Merkert 130
4:00 pm

13
MERCK LECTURE
Prof. Guy Lloyd-Jones (University of Edinburgh)
TBA
Boston College, Merkert 130
4:00 pm

16
Prof. M. Kevin Brown (Indiana University, Bloomington)
TBA
Boston University, Metcalf Science Center, Rm 113
4:00 pm

Prof. Dirk Trauner (New York University)
TBA
Harvard, Pfizer Lecture Hall
4:15 pm

17
Prof. Connie Lu (University of Minnesota)
TBA
Boston College, Merkert 130
4:00 pm

Prof. Michael Neidig (University of Rochester)
TBA
Tufts University, Pearson Chemistry Building, Rm. P106
4:30 PM

18
Prof. Alex Gorfe (University of Texas)
“Dynamics of Ras Proteins in Solution and in Membrane.”
Northeastern University, 129 Hurtig Hall
12:00 PM

19
Prof. Tomoki Ogoshi (Kanazawa University)
TBA
MIT, Room 6-120
4:00 pm

Prof. Kami Lee Hull (University of Illinois)
TBA
Boston College, Merkert 130
4:00 pm

Prof. Matthew Lockett (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
TBA
Tufts University, Pearson Chemistry Building, Rm. P106
4:30 PM

20
Prof. Tomoki Ogoshi (Kanazawa University)
"Synthesis of Pillar-Shaped Macrocyclic Compounds 'Pillar[n]arens' Providing Supramolecular Assemblies."
Harvard, Pfizer Lecture Hall
4:15 pm

23
Prof. Jennifer Stockdill (Wayne State University)
TBA
Boston University, Metcalf Science Center, Rm 113
4:00 pm

Prof.  Daniel Kahne (Harvard University)
"Molecular Machines that Build Membranes."
Harvard, Pfizer Lecture Hall
4:15 pm

24
Prof. Igor Alabugin (Florida State University)
TBA
Boston College, Merkert 130
4:00 pm

Prof. Timothy Swager (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
TBA
Tufts University, Pearson Chemistry Building, Rm. P106
4:30 PM

25
Prof. Gang Han (University of Massachusetts)
“Nanotechnology, Neuroscience, Bioimaging, and Therapy."
Northeastern University, 129 Hurtig Hall
12:00 PM

26
Prof. Michael P. Pollastri (Northeastern University)
“Approaches and adventures in kinase inhibitor repurposing for tropical disease drug discovery.”
WPI, Gateway Park Room 1002
12:00 pm

Prof. Katherine Willets (Temple University)
TBA
Boston College, Merkert 130
4:00 pm

Prof. Anna K. Mapp (University of Michigan)
TBA
Dr. Artis Klapars (Merck)
"Invention of New Synthetic Methods for the Manufacture of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients at Merck.
MIT, Room 6-120
4:00 pm

30
Prof. Dan Raleigh (Stony Brook University)
"Islet amyloidosis and the biophysical basis of beta cell death."
Brandeis University, Gerstenzang 121
4:00 PM

Prof. Yimon Aye (Cornell University)
TBA
Harvard University, Pfizer Lecture Hall
4:15 pm