Foster Colloquium Series

FALL 2021 Seminar Series

4:00 PM - Friday, September 10, 2021

"Catalyst RE-Design: Dynamic, Reactive, and Selective Systems for Oxygenated Polymer Synthesis"

Presented by: Jerome R. Robinson, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry, Brown University

In person: Clemens Hall, Room 120, 4:00 PM

4:00 pm - Friday, September 17, 2021

"Modeling Nonadiabatic Dynamics in Nanoscale Solar Energy Materials"

Presented by: Alexey V. Akimov, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry, University at Buffalo

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Meeting ID: 984 6893 0737
Passcode: 493394

4:00 pm - Friday, October 1, 2021

"Discovery of Nucleic Acid Binding Molecules and Machine Learning Enabled Delivery of Antisense Oligonucleotides"

Presented by: Bradley L. Pentelute, Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Virtual: zoom link will be provided

4:00 pm - Friday, October 8, 2021

"Life After Graduate School"

A panel/round table of graduate students: Former UB Chemistry graduates will discuss their experiences and career paths after leaving UB. Members of the panel are from the Latinx community.

Panelists:

  • Amaris Borges-Muñoz, Senior Scientist, AbbVie Puerto Rico
  • Natalia Rivera-Gonzalez, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University
  • Rafael Alicea-Maldonado, Dean of Math, Science and Career Education, SUNY Genesee Community College
  • Jose Cintron, Director Analytical Chemistry, Eli Lilly and Company, Indiana

In person: Natural Sciences Complex (NSC), Room 218, 4:00 PM

4:00 pm - Friday, October 15, 2021

"How to Understand Mechanism of Protein Search for Targets on DNA"

Presented by: Anatoly B. Kolomeisky, Chair and Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry, Rice University

In person: Clemens Hall, Room 120, 4:00 PM

4:00 pm - Friday, October 22, 2021

"Observing Molecular Adsorption and Transport at Living Cell Membranes through Second Harmonic Light Scattering and Microscopy"

Presented by: Hai-Lung Dai, Laura H. Carnell Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry, Temple University

In person: Clemens Hall, Room 120, 4:00 PM

4:00 pm - Friday, October 29, 2021

"Synthetic Studies and Applications of Complex Natural Products"

Presented by: Thomas Maimone, Associate Professor of Chemistry
College of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley

Virtual: zoom link will be provided

4:00 PM - Friday, November 12, 2021

"Chemical-Proteomic Tools to Investigate Cysteine Reactivity"

Presented by: Eranthie Weerapana, Associate Professor of Chemistry
Chemistry Department, Boston College

Virtual: zoom link will be provided

4:00 PM - Friday, December 3, 2021

"Mechanistic Investigations of Photochemical Reactions with Quantum Chemical and Machine Learning Photodynamics Simulations"

Presented by: Steven Lopez, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Northeastern University

In person: Clemens Hall, Room 120, 4:00 PM

4:00 PM - Friday, December 10, 2021

"Establishing Compositional Control in 2D and 3D Metal Sulfide Electrocatalysts to Drive CO2 and CO Conversion to Alcohols"

Presented by: Jesús Velázquez, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry, University of California, Davis

In person: Clemens Hall, Room 120, 4:00 PM