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Seminar Series - Academic Year 2013-2014

The Chemistry Department at Boston College presents dozens of speakers each year from leading universities, industrial corporations, and the private sector. All seminars are open to the public and are free of cost. We would like to express our appreciation to the following companies for their generous support of our seminar series: Boehringer-Ingelheim, Strem Chemicals, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Eli Lilly and Company, Novartis Corporation, and Abbott Laboratories.


The Merkert Chemistry Center is pleased to present some of our distinguished lecturers on Front Row. Front Row is a service of Boston College’s Office of Marketing Communications.


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FALL 2014
SPRING 2015
FALL 2015
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FALL 2014

August 28, 2014
Professor Alison Frontier, University of Rochester
“Stereocontrolled cyclizations”
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

September 9, 2014
Professor Erin Carlson, University of Minnesota
“Chemical Probes to Explore and Inhibit Bacterial Pathways”
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

September 11, 2014
Professor Kenji Katayama, Chuo University
“Heterogeneous reaction dynamics revealed by transient grating technique”
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

September 18, 2014
Professor Uttam Tambar, UT Southwestern Medical Center
“Catalytic Asymmetric [2,3]-Rearrangements”
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

September 23, 2014
Professor Ted Betley, Harvard University
“Radical frontiers in catalysis”
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

September 25, 2014
Professor Ning Fang, Iowa State University
“Science of Rock 'n' Roll”
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

October 2, 2014
Professor Wei Fan, Umass Amherst
“Development of hierarchical zeolite catalysts for bulky molecule reaction”
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

October 3 & 4, 2014
2014 Bristol-Myers Squibb Lecturer in Organic Synthesis
Professor Erick M. Carreira

Laboratory of Organic Chemistry
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH)

Professor Carreira
October 3, 4:00 PM, Merkert 130
“Advances in Catalytic Asymmetric Synthesis:  Bridging Tactics and Strategies”

Dr. Nicholas A. Meanwell, Executive Director, Discovery Chemistry, Bristol-Myers Squibb
October 4, 10:00 AM, Merkert 130
“The Design of Direct Acting Antiviral Inhibitors of Hepatitis C Virus for Use in Combination Therapy”

Professor Carreira
October 4, 11:15 AM, Merkert 130
“Discovery and Surprises with Natural Products”


October 9, 2014
Professor Andrew Peterson, Brown University
“Guiding the design of solar fuels catalysts from first principles”
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

October 28, 2014
Professor Champak Chatterjee, University of Washington
“Chemical approaches to study ubiquitin-like proteins”
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

November 14, 2014
Professor X. Peter Zhang, University of South Florida
“Metalloradical Catalysis For Stereoselective Organic Synthesis”
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

November 18, 2014
Professor Christopher Beaudry, Oregon State University
“Synthesis of Natural Products with Conformational Chirality”
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

November 20, 2014
Dom Hebrault, Ph.D., Mettler-Toledo AutoChem, Inc.
“Enhancing Synthetic Chemistry Creativity and Efficiency with Current Lab Technologies”
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

November 26, 2014
Professor Warren Piers, University of Calgary
“Transformation of Oxygen-Based Ligands at Transition Metals: New Ligand Platforms”
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

December 9, 2014
Professor Priscilla Yang, Harvard University
TBA
4:00 PM, Merkert 130


SPRING 2015

January 13, 2015
Professor Doug Stephan, University of Toronto
TBA
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

January 20, 2015
Professor Brian McNaughton, Colorado State
TBA
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

January 27, 2015
Professor Tom Muir, Princeton University
TBA
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

February 3, 2015
Professor Vahe Bandarian, University of Arizona
TBA
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

February 10, 2015
Professor Elizabeth Nolan, MIT
TBA
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

February 17, 2015
Professor Alexander Statsuk, Northwestern University
TBA
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

March 12, 2015
Professor Sarah Reisman, Caltech
TBA
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

March 17, 2015
Professor Xiang Wang, University Colorado-Boulder
TBA
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

March 19, 2015
Professor Pratap Rao, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
TBA
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

March 26, 2015
Professor Donghai Wang, Penn. State University
TBA
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

March 31, 2015
Professor Paul Chirik, Princeton University
TBA
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

April 16, 2015
Professor W. David Wei, University of Florida
TBA
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

May 4, 2015
Professor Seth Herzon, Yale University
TBA
4:00 PM, Merkert 130


FALL 2015

September 8, 2015
Professor Wilfred van der Donk, University of Illinois
TBA
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

October 13, 2015
Strem Chemicals Catalysis Lecturer
Professor John Hartwig
, UC Berkeley
TBA
4:00 PM, Merkert 130




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