Foster Colloquium Series

SPRING 2022 Seminar Series

4:00 PM - Friday, February 4, 2022

"Necessity is the Mother of Invention: Natural Products and the Chemistry They Inspire"

Presented by: Sarah E. Reisman, Professor of Chemistry
Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, CalTech

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Meeting ID: 992 7839 7040
Passcode: 934416

4:00 pm - Friday, Feburary 11, 2022

"Dissecting How Zinc Affects Cellular Functions"

Presented by: Amy Palmer, Professor of Biochemistry
Department of Biochemistry, University of Colorado Boulder

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Meeting ID: 954 7393 4597
Passcode: 687712

4:00 pm - Friday, Feburary 18, 2022

"Driving Chemical Research Towards Engaged Science: Sensing Endocrine Activity of Environmental Toxicants"

Presented by: Alexander Hoepker, PhD
Zymtronix Catalytic Systems Inc., Weill Hall Incubator, Cornell Univ.

In person: Natural Sciences Complex, Room 216, 4:00 PM

4:00 pm - Friday, March 11, 2022

"Enzymatic Bioelectrocatalysis for Electrosynthesis"

Presented by: Shelley D. Minteer, Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry, University of Utah

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Meeting ID: 920 4233 7757
Passcode: 309190

4:00 pm - Friday, March 18, 2022

"Biocatalysis and Complex Molecule Synthesis"

Presented by: Alison Narayan, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Research Associate Professor,
Life Sciences Institute, Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan

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Meeting ID: 924 7994 3468
Passcode: 463789

4:00 pm - Friday, April 1, 2022

"MRI Contrast Agents for Molecular Analysis of Brain Function"

Presented by: Alan Jasanoff, Professor of Biological Engineering
Department of Biological Engineering, MIT

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Meeting ID: 989 8330 1751
Passcode: 216192

4:00 pm - Friday, April 8, 2022

"Vibronic Couplings in Singlet Fission and at Interfaces for Solar Energy Conversion and Environmental Issues"

Presented by: Yi Rao, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Utah State University

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Meeting ID: 978 4014 9993
Passcode: 269806

4:00 pm - Friday, April 22, 2022

"Utilizing Multidimensional Measurement for Rapid and Confident Omic Analyses"

Presented by: Erin Baker, Associate Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry, North Carolina State University

In person: Natural Sciences Complex, Room 216, 4:00 PM

4:00 PM - Friday, May 6, 2022

PhD Dissertation of the Year 2021

Description: This special Foster colloquium sees a return of the in-person version of the Department of Chemistry's annual competition recognizing the best PhD dissertations of the past year. Each of the above finalists will give a 15-minute summary of their PhD research, followed by a 5-minute question period by a panel of external judges. The winner will receive a prize of $1000 and a plaque, while the runners-up will each receive $500 and a certificate. We hope you will join us in supporting your colleagues in recognition of their outstanding research at UB!

Finalists:

In person: Natural Sciences Complex, Room 216, 4:00 PM; refreshments will be served at 3:30 PM

4:00 PM - Thursday, May 12, 2022

"Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer Reactivity of Molecules and Materials"

Presented by: James Mayer, Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry, Yale University

In person: Natural Sciences Complex, Room 218, 4:00 PM; refreshments will be served at 3:30 PM

4:00 PM - Friday, May 13, 2022

"Systems Chemistry of Dynamic Chemical/Physical Phase Networks"

Presented by: David Lynn, Professor of Biological Chemistry
Department of Chemistry, Emory University

In person: Natural Sciences Complex, Room 216, 4:00 PM; refreshments will be served at 3:30 PM