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  1. Week of March 6, 2015

    1. Friday, March 6, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm

        Dr. James Hemp


        Biochemistry Seminar: Dr. James Hemp (California Institute of Technology), "The evolution of oxygenic photosynthesis"

        Charles G. Miller Auditorium (B102 CLSL)

      2. 2:00 pm

        Emad Tajkhorshid, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


        Biological Physics Seminar (CPLC): "Visualizing Complex Functional Motions of Membrane Transporters at an Atomic Resolution Using Advanced Simulation and Free Energy Techniques"

        144 Loomis

  2. Week of March 8, 2015

    1. Monday, March 9, 2015

      1. 1:30 pm  

        Advisor: Professor Martin Burke

        Ms. Junqi Li


        Ms. Junqi Li, Final Defense, UIUC, "Stereoselective Synthesis and Iterative Coupling of Csp3 Boronates for Automating Small Molecule Synthesis"

        433 Roger Adams Lab

      2. 4:00 pm  

        MatSE

        Murugappan Muthukumar, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering University of Massachusetts-Amherst, "Assembly and transport of charged macromolecules".

        Room 100 Materials Science and Engineering Building

    2. Tuesday, March 10, 2015

      1. 4:00 pm  

        CHEM 535 Lit Seminar

        Mr. Jonathan Lehmann


        Mr. Jonathan Lehmann, UIUC, "Reactions of Superelectrophiles"

        116 Roger Adams Lab

    3. Wednesday, March 11, 2015

      1. 4:00 pmXin Ye (Sligar Lab) - "Effects of phospholipid bilayers environment on talin mediated integrin activation”

        116 RAL

      2. 4:00 pmZhongyi Li (Martinis Lab) - Leucyl-tRNA synthetase facilitates RNA remodeling

        116 RAL

    4. Thursday, March 12, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm  

        CHEM 575 Lit Seminar

        Ms. Hannah Huff


        Ms. Hannah Huff, UIUC, "Title TBA"

        163 Noyes Lab

      2. 4:00 pm

        Dr. Stefan Peukert


        Novartis: Dr. Stefan Peukert, Novartis Representative, "Discovery of the Smoothened antagonists LDE225 and LEQ506 for the treatment of Hedgehog dependent tumors"

        116 Roger Adams Lab

      3. 5:00 pm

        Prof. Helma Wennemers


        Novartis: Prof. Helma Wennemers, ETH, "Bioinspired Asymmetric Catalysis with Peptides and More"

        116 Roger Adams Lab

    5. Friday, March 13, 2015

      1. 2:00 pm

        Braden Brinkman, University of Washington


        Biological Physics Seminar (CPLC): "Optimal neural encoding strategies are shaped by dominant noise sources"

        144 Loomis

  3. Week of March 15, 2015

    1. Monday, March 16, 2015

      1. 4:00 pm

        Professor Jennifer Heemstra


        Prof. Jennifer Heemstra, The University of Utah, "Harnessing Nucleic Acid Molecular Recognition and Self-Assembly for Biosensing and Bioimaging"

        116 Roger Adams Lab

    2. Tuesday, March 17, 2015

      1. 4:00 pm  

        Chem 535 Lit Seminar

        Mr. Kaibo Feng


        Mr. Kaibo Feng, UIUC, "Recent Developments in meta-Selective C—H Functionalization"

        116 Roger Adams Lab

      2. 4:00 pm  

        Inorganic Chemistry

        Prof. Joshua Goldberger, Ohio State University, "Solid-State Materials at the Atomic Scale"

        217 Noyes Lab

    3. Wednesday, March 18, 2015

      1. 2:00 pmDr. Theodore Gray, "TBA"

        B102 CLSL

      2. 4:00 pmNitesh Shashikanth (Leckband Lab) - "2D Cadherin Binding Kinetics: Because Dimensionality Matters!"

        116 RAL

      3. 4:00 pmPostdoc: Lici Schurig-Briccio (Gennis Lab) - Targeting Bioenergetics to Combat Staphylococcus aureus Infections.

        116 RAL

    4. Thursday, March 19, 2015

      1. 4:00 pm

        Professor James Morken


        Eli Lilly Lecture, Professor James Morken, Boston College, "New Strategies in Organic Synthesis Enabled by Catalytic Reactions of Boron Reagents"

        116 RAL

    5. Friday, March 20, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm

        Dr. Russ P. Carstens


        Biochemistry Seminar: Dr. Russ P. Carstens (University of Pennsylvania), "TBD"

        Charles G. Miller Auditorium (B102 CLSL)

      2. 1:30 pm  

        Advisor: Professor Jeffrey S. Moore

        Mr. Joshua Kaitz


        Mr. Joshua Kaitz, Final Defense, UIUC, "Synthesis and Applications of Depolymerizable Polyaldehydes"

        2269 Beckman Institute

      3. 2:00 pm

        Bo Wang, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


        Biological Physics Seminar (CPLC): "Systems approach to delineating stem cells in human parasitic flatworms"

        144 Loomis

  4. Week of March 29, 2015

    1. Monday, March 30, 2015

      1. 11:30 am - 12:00 pmCampus Conversation on Diversity: Grad/Professional Student Forum

        Alice Campbell Alumni Center

      2. 2:00 pm  

        Final Defense, Prof. Jeff Moore, Advisor

        Ms. Windy Santa Cruz, UIUC, "Multi-Stage Polymer Systems for the Autonomic Regeneration of Large Damage Volumes"

        2269 Beckman Institute

      3. 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

        David A. Tirrell


        Prof. David A. Tirrell, Caltech, title "TBA"

        116 Roger Adams Lab

    2. Tuesday, March 31, 2015

      1. 2:30 pmFINAL DEFENSE: Irisbel Guzman Sanchez (Gruebele lab) - KINETICS AND THERMODYNAMICS OF PROTEIN-RNA INTERACTIONS AND PROTEIN FOLDING IN VITRO AND IN CELLS

        B124 CLSL

      2. 4:00 pm

        Dr. Olivia Lee, Dr. Jennifer Howell and Dr. Stanley Eey


        C.S. Marvel Postdoc Symposium: Dr. Olivia Lee, UIUC, "Title TBA", Dr. Jennifer Howell, UIUC, "Title TBA", and Dr. Stanley Eey, UIUC, "Title TBA"

        116 Roger Adams Laboratory

  5. Week of April 1, 2015

    1. Wednesday, April 1, 2015

      1. 4:00 pmPeiwen Wu (Lu Lab)

        116 RAL

      2. 4:00 pmRanjani Murali (Gennis Lab) -

        116 RAL

    2. Thursday, April 2, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm  

        Final Defense, Prof. Thomas Dunning, Advisor

        Mr. Tyler Takeshita, UIUC, "TBA"

        A446 Chemistry and Life Sciences Lab

      2. 1:15 pmFINAL DEFENSE: Young Ahn (Gennis Lab) - BIOCHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF C-FAMILY HEME COPPER OXYGEN REDUCTASES

        Room 333 Burrill Hall

      3. 4:00 pm  

        Materials Chemistry

        Prof. Eugene Zubarev, Rice University, "TBA"

        217 Noyes Lab

    3. Friday, April 3, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

        Dr. Neha Garg


        Biochemistry Seminar: Dr. Neha Garg (2014 Anne A. Johnson Work Award Seminar), "Microbial natural products in human health and disease"

        Charles G. Miller Auditorium (B102 CLSL)

      2. 1:00 pm  

        Final Defense, Prof. Thomas Dunning, Advisor

        Ms. Lu Xu, UIUC, "TBA"

        B124 Chemistry and Life Sciences Lab

      3. 2:00 pm

        Cristina Marchetti, Syracuse University


        Cristina Marchetti (Syracuse): TBD

        144 Loomis

  6. Week of April 5, 2015

    1. Monday, April 6, 2015

      1. 1:30 pm  

        Final Defense, Prof. Martin Gruebele, Advisor

        Ms. Lea Nienhaus, UIUC, "Single Molecule Optical Absorption Spectroscopy at Room Temperature Detected by Scanning Tunneling Microscopy"

        2269 Beckman Institute

      2. 4:00 pm

        Professor Jennifer Shomaker


        Professor Jennifer Shomaker, University of WI, Madison, "Title TBA"

        116 Roger Adams Lab

    2. Tuesday, April 7, 2015

      1. 4:00 pm  

        CHEM 535 Lit Seminar

        Mr. Bradley Nakumura


        Mr. Bradley Nakumura, UIUC, "Title TBA"

        116 Roger Adams Lab

    3. Wednesday, April 8, 2015

      1. 2:00 pmProf. Kurt Zilm, Yale, "TBA"

        B102 CLSL

      2. 4:00 pmAaron Frimel (Martinis Lab)

        116 RAL

      3. 4:00 pmPadmaja Venkatakrishnan (Gennis Lab)

        116 RAL

    4. Thursday, April 9, 2015

      1. 10:00 am  

        Final Defense, Prof. Catherine Murphy, Advisor

        Mr. Jonathan Eller, UIUC, "TBA"

        33 Roger Adams Lab

      2. 4:00 pm  

        CHEM 535 Lit Seminar

        Mr. Michael Schmidt


        Mr. Michael Schmidt, UIUC, "Title TBA"

        116 Roger Adams Lab

      3. 4:00 pm  

        Inorganic and Materials Chemistry

        Prof. Steven Suib, Univ. of Conn., "Novel Porous Metal Oxides and Sulfides and Their Applications in Adsorption, Batteries, and Catalysis"

        217 NL

    5. Friday, April 10, 2015

      1. 10:00 amChemical and Biomolecular Engineering Undergraduate Research Symposium and Awards Ceremony
      2. 2:00 pm

        William Shih, Harvard University


        William Shih (Harvard Med.): TBD

        144 Loomis

  7. Week of April 12, 2015

    1. Monday, April 13, 2015

      1. 4:00 pm

        Professor Michael Krische


        Professor Michael J. Krische, University of Texas at Austin, "Title TBA"

        116 RAL

    2. Tuesday, April 14, 2015

      1. 4:00 pm  

        CHEM 535 Lit Seminar

        Mr. Christopher Pattillo


        Mr. Christopher Pattillo, UIUC, "Title TBA"

        116 Roger Adams Lab

    3. Thursday, April 16, 2015

      1. 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

        Karen McDonald, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Material Science and Associate Dean of Engineering at the University of California at Davis.


        Campus Conversation on Diversity: Women in STEM

        NCSA Auditorium

      2. 4:00 pm

        Amgen Lecture: Professor David Milstein


        *CANCELLED/RESCHEDULED Amgen Lecture: Professor David Milstein, The Weitzmann Institute of Science, "Title TBA"

        116 Roger Adams Laboratory

      3. 4:00 pm  

        CHEM 535 Lit Seminar

        Ms. Jennifer Kennemur


        Ms. Jennifer Kennemur, UIUC, "Title TBA"

        116 Roger Adams Lab

    4. Friday, April 17, 2015

      1. 2:00 pm

        Minsu Kim, Emory University


        Minsu Kim (Emory): TBD

        144 Loomis

      2. 4:00 pmFlygare Memorial Lecture, Prof. Peter Wolynes, Rice University, "TBA"

        B102 CLSL

  8. Week of April 19, 2015

    1. Tuesday, April 21, 2015

      1. 7:00 pmProf. Arieh Warshel, University of So. Cal., "Multiscale Modeling of the Function of Biological Systems"

        TBA

    2. Wednesday, April 22, 2015

      1. 2:00 pmDr. Farid Salama, NASA-Ames Research Center, "TBA"

        B102 CLSL

    3. Thursday, April 23, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm  

        CHEM 575 Lit Seminar

        Mr. Graham Hudson


        Mr. Graham Hudson, UIUC, "Title TBA"

        163 Noyes Lab

      2. 4:00 pm  

        Materials Chemistry

        Prof. Gordana Dukovic, University of Colorado, Boulder, "TBA"

        217 Noyes Lab

      3. 4:00 pm

        Professor Abigail Doyle


        Professor Abigail Doyle, Princeton University, "Title TBA"

        116 Roger Adams Lab

    4. Friday, April 24, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm

        Dr. Michelle C. Barton


        Biochemistry Seminar: Dr. Michelle C. Barton (The University of Texas MD), "TRIM24: unexpected functions of a histone reader"

        Charles G. Miller Auditorium (B102 CLSL)

      2. 2:00 pm

        Claudio Grosman, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


        Claudio Grosman (UIUC): TBD

        144 Loomis

      3. 4:00 pm  

        Analytical Chemistry Seminar

        Professor Teresa Fan


        Professor Teresa Fan- University of Louisville "TBA"

        116 Roger Adams Lab

  9. Week of April 26, 2015

    1. Monday, April 27, 2015

      1. 4:00 pm

        Professor Elizabeth Nolan


        Professor Elizabeth Nolan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "Title TBA"

        116 Roger Adams Lab

    2. Tuesday, April 28, 2015

      1. 4:00 pm  

        CHEM 535 Lit Seminar

        Mr. Louis Trzepkowski


        Mr. Louis Trzepkowski, UIUC, "Title TBA"

        116 Roger Adams Lab

      2. 4:00 pm  

        Inorganic Chemistry

        Prof. Nathaniel Szymczak, Univ. of Michigan, "TBA"

        217 NL

    3. Wednesday, April 29, 2015

      1. 2:00 pmProf. Philippe Guyot-Sionnest, University of Chicago, "TBA"

        B102 CLSL

    4. Thursday, April 30, 2015

      1. 4:00 pm

        Professor Dorothea Fiedler


        Prof. Dorothea Fiedler, Princeton University, "Title TBA"

        116 Roger Adams Lab

  10. Week of May 1, 2015

    1. Friday, May 1, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm

        Dr. Lynette Cegelski


        Biochemistry Seminar: Dr. Lynette Cegelski (Stanford University) "TBA"

        Charles G. Miller Auditorium (B102 CLSL)

      2. 2:00 pm

        Jie Xiao, Johns Hopkins University


        Jie Xiao (Hopkins): TBD

        144 Loomis

      3. 4:00 pmProf. Sunney Xie, Harvard University, "TBA"

        116 RAL

  11. Week of May 3, 2015

    1. Monday, May 4, 2015

      1. 4:00 pm

        Prof. Alexander Statsyuk


        Prof. Alexander Statsyuk, Northwestern University, "Title TBA"

        116 Roger Adams Lab

    2. Tuesday, May 5, 2015

      1. 4:00 pm  

        Inorganic Chemistry

        Prof. Michael Hopkins, University of Chicago, "TBA"

        217 Noyes Lab

    3. Thursday, May 7, 2015

      1.  SAMUEL W. PARR LECTURE IN CHEMICAL AND BIOMOLECULAR ENGINEERING, Professor Joan Brennecke, University of Notre Dame
      2.  SAMUEL W. PARR LECTURE IN CHEMICAL AND BIOMOLECULAR ENGINEERING, Professor Joan Brennecke, University of Notre Dame
      3. 12:00 pm  

        CHEM 575 Lit Seminar

        Mr. Abraham Wang


        Mr. Abraham Wang, UIUC, "Title TBA"

        163 Noyes Lab

  12. Week of May 10, 2015

    1. Tuesday, May 12, 2015

      1. 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

        Dr. Randy Schekman


        CBI/Biochemistry Seminar: Dr. Randy Schekman (University of California at Berkeley) "TBD"

        Illini Union Illini Rooms B & C

      2. 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

        Prof. Randy Schekman


        Prof. Randy Schekman, University of California at Berkeley, title "TBA"

        Illini Union Illini Rooms B & C

  13. Week of August 23, 2015

    1. Friday, August 28, 2015

      1. 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

        Prof. Laura P.W. Ranum, Univerisity of Florida


        11th Annual CBI TP Symposium: Prof. Laura P.W. Ranum, Univerisity of Florida, "title TBA" & CBI TP Trainees TBD

        B102 Chemical & Life Sciences Lab

      2. 4:00 pmNo Biochemistry Seminar today in lieu of 11th Annual CBI TP Symposium. Keynote address by Prof. Laura Ranum (University of Florida)

        Charles G. Miller Auditorium (B102 CLSL)

  14. Week of September 6, 2015

    1. Thursday, September 10, 2015

      1. 4:00 pm  

        Materials Chemistry

        Professor Paula Hammond, MIT, "TBA"

        TBA

  15. Week of September 13, 2015

    1. Thursday, September 17, 2015

      1. 4:00 pmG.F. Smith Memorial Lecture, Professor Christian Amatore-Ecole Normale Superieure-Paris "TBA"

        116 RAL

      2. 4:00 pm  

        G.F. Smith Lecture-Analytical Chemistry

        Professor Christian Amatore


        Professor Christian Amatore- Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris "TBA"

        116 Roger Adams Lab

    2. Friday, September 18, 2015

      1. All DayNo Biochemistry Seminar Today in lieu of Chemistry G. F. Smith Memorial Lecture. Keynote address by Prof. Christian Amatore (Ecole Normale Superieure-Paris) "TBA"

        116 RAL

      2. 4:00 pmG.F. Smith Memorial Lecture, Professor Christian Amatore- Ecole Normale Superieure- Paris- "TBA"

        116 RAL

      3. 4:00 pm  

        G.F. Smith Lecture-Analytical Chemistry

        Prof. Christian Amatore


        Professor Christian Amatore- Ecole Normale Superieure- Paris- "TBA"

        116 Roger Adams Lab

  16. Week of October 1, 2015

    1. Friday, October 2, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm

        Dr. Jamie H. D. Cate


        Biochemistry Seminar: Dr. Jamie H. D. Cate (University of California, Berkeley), "TBD"

        Charles G. Miller Auditorium (B102 CLSL)

  17. Week of October 4, 2015

    1. Saturday, October 10, 2015

      1. All DayBiochemistry Seminar: Wraight Memorial - A Symposium Honoring the Life and Work of Dr. Colin Wraight

        Charles G. Miller Auditorium (B102 CLSL)

  18. Week of October 25, 2015

    1. Thursday, October 29, 2015

      1. 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

        Drs. Suzanne Walker & Ian A. Wilson


        Ada Doisy Lectures in BIOCHEMISTRY: Drs.Suzanne Walker (Harvard Medical School) & Ian A. Wilson (The Scripps Research Institute) "TBD"

        MSB Auditorium

    2. Friday, October 30, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

        Drs. Suzanne Walker & Ian A. Wilson


        Ada Doisy Lectures in BIOCHEMISTRY: Drs.Suzanne Walker (Harvard Medical School) & Ian A. Wilson (The Scripps Research Institute) "TBD"

        MSB Auditorium


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