Foster Colloquium Series

Spring 2020

4:00pm in 228 Natural Sciences Complex

**UNLESS NOTED OTHERWISE**

Friday, January 31, 2020
Professor Brian Kuhlman
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
"Computer-based Design and Stabilization of Protein Switches and Complexes"

Friday, February 14, 2020
Professor David C. Muddiman
Department of Chemistry
North Carolina State University
"Scientific Discovery and Impact Through Innovative Mass Spectrometry Measurements: From Plants and Model Organisms to Humans"

Friday, February 21, 2020
Professor Marc A. Hillmyer
Department of Chemistry
University of Minnesota
"Harnessing Disorder in Reactive Block Polymers for the Development of Nanostructured Materials"

Friday, February 28, 2020
Professor Christine M. Aikens
Department of Chemistry
Kansas State University
"Unraveling Nanoparticle Properties using Theoretical Methods"

TUESDAY, March 3, 2020
**2:00 PM in Fronczak 408**
Professor Ivan Huc
Dept. Pharmazie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen, Germany
"Aromatic Foldamers: Mastering Molecular Shape"

Friday, March 6, 2020
**4:00 PM in the UB Student Union Theatre, Room 106/201**

RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DISTINGUISHED LECTURE AND CO-HOSTED WITH UB DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING: Professor Charles M. Lieber, Joshua and Beth Friedman University Professor Chair, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology Center for Brain Science Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University
"Novel Approach for Integrating Electronics within the Brain and Other Areas of the Nervous System"

TUESDAY, March 24, 2020
**2:00 PM in Fronczak 408**
Professor Ryan Shenvi
Department of Chemistry
Scripps Research
"New Vehicles to Explore Chemical Space"

Friday, March 27, 2020
Professor Neal K. Devaraj
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of California, San Diego
"Enzymatic Site-specific Covalent Modification of Nucleic Acids"

TUESDAY, March 31, 2020
**5:00 PM in Natural Sciences Complex 222**
Professor Emily L. Que
Department of Chemistry
The University of Texas at Austin
"Coordination Chemistry in 19F Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Agents for Illuminating Biologcal Environments in Vitro and in Vivo"

Friday, April 3, 2020
Professor James Mayer
Department of Chemistry
Yale University
"Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer in Molecular Electrocatalysis of Oxygen Reduction and in Interfacial Reactivity"

Friday, April 10, 2020
Professor Jesus Velazquez
Department of Chemistry
University of California, Davis
"Establishing Control of Electronic Structure and Local Coordination in Chalcogenide Energy-Conversion Materials"

Friday, April 17, 2020
Professor Anatoly B. Kolomeisky
Chair, Department of Chemistry
Rice University
"How to Understand Mechanism of Protein Search for Targets on DNA"

Friday, April 24, 2020
Professor Eranthie Weerapana
Department of Chemistry
Boston College
"Chemical-proteomic Strategies to Investigate Reactive Cysteines"

Friday, May 1, 2020
12TH ANNUAL HOWARD TICKELMANN LECTURE SERIES
Guest Lecturer: Professor and President Andrew D. Hamilton
Department of Chemistry, New York University
""Design of Protein Mimetics for the Disruption of Protein-Protein Interactions in Cancer and Other Diseases"

Friday, May 8, 2020
Best PhD Dissertation (2019), Department of Chemistry, University at Buffalo, SUNY

These seminars are free and open to the public.