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Foster Colloquium Series

Current Foster Schedule (Revised 5/23/2018)



4:00 PM in 228 Natural Sciences Complex
Refreshments at 3:30 PM

Friday, February 9, 2018
Professor Elisa Tomat, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The University of Arizona
“Engineering Redox Chemistry: From Non-innocent Ligands to Intracellular Metal Chelators”

Friday, February 16, 2018
Professor Greg Engel, Department of Chemistry, The University of Chicago
“Design Principles of Energy Transfer in Photosynthetic Light Harvesting”

Friday, March 2, 2018
Professor Jonathan V. Sweedler, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
“New Measurement Science Tools for the Cell by Cell Characterization of the Brain”

Friday, March 9, 2018
Professor Maureen Kane, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Maryland
Discovery and Targeted Lipidomics: Biomarkers and Mechanism”

Friday, March 16, 2018
Professor Christopher Uyeda, Department of Chemistry, Purdue University
“Catalysis at Metal-Metal Bonds”

Friday, March 30, 2018
Professor Michael D. Fayer, Department of Chemistry , Stanford University
“Investigations of Water Systems – Ultrafast Two Dimensional Infrared Spectroscopy” (Abstract)

WEDNESDAY, April 4, 2018
Professor Glen P. Jackson, Department of Chemistry, West Virginia University
“Hair Reveals what People Conceal: Biometric Traits from the Chemical Analysis of Human Hair” (Abstract)

Friday, April 13, 2018
Professor Holly Ellis, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Auburn University
“Mechanistic and Structural Approaches for Sulfur Acquisition in the Two-component FMN-dependent Monooxygenase Systems”

Friday, April 20, 2018
Professor Matthew Bogyo, Department of Pathology, Stanford University
“Small Molecule Probes for Imaging and Therapeutic Targeting of Enzymes Involved in the Pathogenesis of Cancer and Infectious Diseases”

Friday, April 27, 2018
Best PhD Dissertation (2017), Department of Chemistry, University at Buffalo, SUNY

Friday, May 4, 2018
Guest Lecturer: Peter J. Stang, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, The University of Utah
“Abiological Self-Assembly: Predesigned Metallacycles and Metallacages via Coordination”

Friday, May 11, 2018
Professor Peter M. Kasson, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Virginia
“Conformation Ensembles Controlling Bacterial Drug Resistance and Host Recognition”

Friday, May 25, 2018
Professor Jianfeng Cai, Department of Chemistry, University of South Florida
“AApeptides: From Structure to Function” (Abstract)

Friday, June 1, 2018
Professor Timothy A. Wencewicz, Department of Chemistry, Washington University in St. Louis
“New Antibiotics from Nature’s Chemical Inventory” (Abstract)

Past Foster Colloquia

Past Foster Colloquia