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Please note: All seminars from 3/12/20 through 5/21/20 have been cancelled. We hope to reschedule for later in 2020.


Masahiro Murakami, D.Sc
Professor, Kyoto University

Title: Synthetic reactions driven by energy of photons

Host/PI: Joseph Ready, Ph.D.


Eranthie Weerapana, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Boston College

Title: Chemical-proteomic strategies to investigate reactive cysteines

Host/PI: Jennifer Kohler, Ph.D.


Cecilia Leal, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Title: Complexity in the chemistry and physics of lipid membranes as a handle to activate the delivery of cargo to cells

Host/PI: Daniel Siegwart, Ph.D.


James Collins, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Title: Sex, drugs, and snails: a deeper molecular understanding of schistosome biology

Host/PI: Margaret Phillips, Ph.D.


John Denu, Ph.D.
Professor, University of Wisconsin Madison

Title: Metabolic control of the Epigenome

Host/PI: Benjamin Tu, Ph.D.


Ben Liu, Ph.D.
Professor, University of Texas at Austin

Title: Mechanistic studies of unusual transformations in natural product biosynthesis

Host/PI: Chuo Chen, Ph.D.


Sina Ghaemmaghami, Ph.D.
Professor, University of Rochester

Title: Global analysis of methionine oxidation provides a census of folding stabilities for the human proteome

Host/PI: Benjamin Tu, Ph.D.


Hans Renata, Ph.D
Assistant Professor, The Scripps Research Institute of Florida

Title: Biocatalytic C-H oxidation as an enabling tool for complex molecule synthesis

Host/PI: Myles Smith, Ph.D.


Jennifer Prescher, Ph.D.
Professor, University of California at Irvine

Title: Spying on cellular communication with chemical tools and noninvasive imaging

Host/PI: Jennifer Kohler, Ph.D.

01/24/2020-Friday (12pm)

Alison Narayan, Ph.D.
Assistang Professor, University of Michigan

Title: Biocatalysis and complex molecule synthesis

Host/PI: Uttam Tambar, Ph.D.


Alexander Radosevich, Ph.D.
Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Title: Catalytic Synthetic Methods Based on P(III) ⇌ P(V) Redox Cycling

Host/PI: Tian Qin, Ph.D.


Special Seminar: Marcos Garcia-Suero, Ph.D.
Professor, Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia

Title: New carbene & carbine transfer in organic synthesis

Host/PI: Uttam Tambar, Ph.D.


Shaomeng Wang, Ph.D.
Professor, University of Michigan

Title: Targeting the undruggables

Host/PI: Chuo Chen, Ph.D.


Kami Hull, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, University of Texas at Austin

Title: Development of Transition Metal Catalyzed Amination and Amidation Reactions

Host/PI: Uttam Tambar, Ph.D.

03/12/2020 -CANCELLED

Ted Dawson, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, John Hopkins University

03/26/2020 - CANCELLED

Courtney Aldrich, Ph.D.
Professor, University of Minnesota


James Devery, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Loyola College


A.L. Chilton Lectureship in Biology: Dianne Newman, Ph.D.
Professor, California Institute of Technology

04/23/2020 - CANCELLED

Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, Ph.D.
Professor, Carnegie Melon University

04/30/2020 - CANCELLED

Gary Ward, Ph.D.
Professor, University of Vermont

05/07/2020 - CANCELLED

Aldrich Excellence in Chemistry Symposium:
Justin Du Bois, Ph.D.- Stanford University
Hosea Nelson, Ph.D.-UCLA
Student Speaker: TBD

05/08/2020- CANCELLED

Novartis Symposium: Varinder Aggarwal, Ph.D. - Professor, University of Bristol
Novartis lecturer: Kian Tan, Ph.D.

05/14/2020 - CANCELLED

Rob McGinty, M.D.,Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

05/21/2020 - CANCELLED

Angela Koehler, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)