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Professor Kevan Shokat

March 21, 22, 23, 2017
Boston College University Lecture Series in Chemistry
Professor Kevan Shokat, University of California, San Francisco

March 21
“Chemical Tricks for Drugging the Undruggable”
4:00 PM, Merkert 127

March 22
“Chemical Approaches for Deciphering Kinase Signaling Networks”
4:00 PM, Merkert 127

March 23
“Drugs Targeting K-Ras in Cancer”
4:00 PM, Merkert 127

Professor Nate Lewis

April 6, 7, 8, 2016
Boston College University Lecture Series in Chemistry
Professor Nate Lewis, California Institute of Technology

April 6
“Artificial Photosynthetic Systems Based on Membrane-Embedded Microwire Arrays”
4:00 PM, Merkert 127

April 7
“Methods to Achieve Chemical Control over the Reactivity, Morphology, Electrical Behavior, and Orientation of Semiconductors”
4:00 PM, Merkert 127

April 8
“A Conducting Polymer-Based Electronic Nose”
4:00 PM, Merkert 127

Professor John Bercaw

April 22, 23, 24, 2015
Boston College University Lecture Series in Chemistry
Professor John Bercaw, California Institute of Technology

April 22
“Approaches to Selective Catalytic Upgrading of Light Hydrocarbons Using Oxidative Routes”
4:00 PM, Merkert 127

April 23
“Light Olefin Trimerization with Chromium and Titanium Catalysts”
4:00 PM, Merkert 127

April 24
“Alpha Olefin Polymerization Catalysis: Stereochemistry, Kinetics, and Kinetic Resolutions”
4:00 PM, Merkert 127

Professor Dr. Ben L. Feringa

April 2, 3, & 4, 2014
Boston College University Lecture Series in Chemistry
Professor Dr. Ben L. Feringa, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Nobel Laureate

April 22
“Approaches to Selective Catalytic Upgrading of Light Hydrocarbons Using Oxidative Routes”
4:00 PM, Merkert 127

April 23
“Light Olefin Trimerization with Chromium and Titanium Catalysts”
4:00 PM, Merkert 127

April 24
“Alpha Olefin Polymerization Catalysis: Stereochemistry, Kinetics, and Kinetic Resolutions”
4:00 PM, Merkert 127

Dr. Keith Fandrick

April 3, 2014
As Part of the Boston College University Lecture Series in Chemistry
Dr. Keith Fandrick, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
“Asymmetric Synthesis of a Challenging and Complex Flap Inhibitor: Development of a Non-Cryogenic Stereospecific Boronate Rearrangement”
2:30 PM, Merkert 130

Sponsored by: Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Professor Dennis A. Dougherty

March 20, 21, & 22, 2013
Boston College University Lecture Series in Chemistry
Professor Dennis A. Dougherty, California Institute of Technology

March 20
“Chemistry on the Brain: Understanding the Nicotine Receptor”
4:00 PM, Merkert 127

March 21
“The Cation-π Interaction: A New View of Benzene, Phe, Tyr, and Trp”
4:00 PM, Merkert 127

March 22
“Chemical-Scale Studies of Neuroreceptors and Ion Channels: What Have We Learned?”
2:30 PM, Merkert 127

Sponsored by: Airgas and Aldrich Chemistry

Professor Charles M. Lieber

April 18, 19, & 20, 2012
Boston College University Lecture Series in Chemistry
Professor Charles M. Lieber, Harvard University

April 18
“Whither Nanotechnology?”
4:00 PM, Merkert 127

April 19
“Nanowires: From Synthesis to Energy Applications”
4:00 PM, Merkert 127

April 20
“Nanoelectronics Meets Biology”
4:00 PM, Merkert 127

Sponsored by: Sigma-Aldrich

Professor Robert G. Bergman

March 21, 22, & 23, 2011
Boston College University Lecture Series in Chemistry
Professor Robert G. Bergman, University of California, Berkeley

March 21
“The Application of Physical Organic Methods to the Investigation of Organometallic Reaction Mechanisms”
4:00 PM, Merkert 127

March 22
”Selective Stoichiometric and Catalytic Reactions in Water-Soluble Host-Guest Supramolecular Systems”
4:00 PM, Merkert 127

March 23
“Toward Greener Routes to Hydrocarbons: Deoxygenation of Biomass-Related Polyols”
1:45 PM, Merkert 127

Sponsored by: Sigma-Aldrich

Dr. Jean M.J. Fréchet

October 19, 20, & 21, 2009
Boston College University Lecture Series in Chemistry
Dr. Jean M.J. Fréchet, Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and Rapoport Chair of Organic Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
Scientific Director of the Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

October 19
“Functional Macromolecules: from Superhydrophobic Surfaces to Catalytic Nanoreactors”
4:00 PM, Merkert 127

October 20
“Designing Macromolecules for Chemo- and Immuno-Therapy”
4:00 PM, Merkert 127

October 21
“Polymers in Organic Electronics”
1:45 PM, Merkert 127

Sponsored by: Sigma-Aldrich

Dr. Jay D. Keasling

April 15, 16, & 17, 2009
Boston College University Lecture Series in Chemistry
Dr. Jay D. Keasling, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering University of California, Berkeley
Hubbard Howe Jr. Distinguished Professor of Biochemical Engineering
Director, Physical Biosciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center
CEO, Joint BioEnergy Institute

April 15
“Engineering microbial metabolism for production of anti-malarial drugs”
4:00 PM, Merkert 127

April 16
“From Bugs to Biofuels”
4:00 PM, Merkert 127

April 17
“Synthetic Biology: a new discipline in biological engineering”
4:00 PM, Merkert 127

Sponsored by: Sigma-Aldrich

Professor Peter G. Wolynes

April 15, 16, & 17, 2008
Boston College University Lecture Series in Chemistry
Professor Peter G. Wolynes, Francis H. Crick Chair in Physical Science
Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Physics
University of California, San Diego

April 15
“Landscapes of the Sciences”
4:00 PM, Merkert 127

April 16
“Energy Landscapes and the Solved Protein Folding Problems”
4:00 PM, Merkert 127

April 17
“Beyond Protein Folding”
4:00 PM, Merkert 127

Sponsored by: Sigma-Aldrich

Professor Richard R. Schrock

March 21, 22, & 23, 2007
Boston College University Lecture Series in Chemistry
Professor Richard R. Schrock, Frederick G. Keyes Professor of Chemistry
Nobel Laureate
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

March 21
"The Discovery and Development of High Oxidation State Catalysts for the Metathesis of Alkenes and Alkynes"
4:00 PM, Merkert 127

March 22
"Applications of High Oxidation State Metathesis Catalysts in Organic and Polymer Chemistry"
4:00 PM, Merkert 127

March 23
"Catalytic Reduction of Dinitrogen to Ammonia with Protons and Electrons"
4:00 PM, Merkert 127



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