Ian Rosenstein, Chair
(315) 859-4730

Chemistry Department
Hamilton College
198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323

2017-2018 Seminar Schedule

*All seminars will take place from 3:00-4:00 pm unless otherwise noted*

September 22nd (SCCT G041) - John Doench, Broad Institute
September 29th (SCCT G041) - Matthew Liptak, University of Vermont
October 23rd (TBA) - Jyllian Kemsley, C&E News
March 30th (SCCT G041) - Leslie Aldrich, The University of Illinois at Chicago
April 3rd (TBA) - Harry Gray, California Institute of Technology (James S. Plant Distinguished Scientist Lecture) 
April 20th (SCCT G041) - Xavier Roy, Columbia University
April 27th (SCCT G041) - Chuck Jakobsche, Clark University





Previous Seminars


Marco Allodi '08, University of Chicago: "Using Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Imaging to Uncover Molecular Vibrational Anharmonicity and Excited State Dynamics"

Neil Tomson, University of Pennsylvania: “Incorporating Recent Advances in Coordination Chemistry into Models of Biological and Industrial Dinitrogen Reduction”

Ellen Matson, University of Rochester: “Polyoxometalate-alkoxide clusters as Redox Active Reservoirs”  

Andrew Huisman, Union College: “Using single levitated particles to investigate atmospheric aerosols: the physical properties of neat supercooled dicarboxylic acids ”

Rick Geier, Colgate University: “Syntheses of Porphyrinoids with Altered Core Structures”

Steffen Lindert, The Ohio State University: “The Power of Computation in Biochemistry: Elucidation of Atomic Resolution Protein Structures from Sparse Experimental Data"

Casey Londergan, Haverford College: "The outsides and insides of wiggly proteins revealed by vibrational spectroscopy"

Robert Tanguay, Oregon State University: "Using Multidimensional Zebrafish Data to Advance Environmental Health"

Alison Narayan, University of Michigan: "Biocatalysis at the University of Michigan"

Raymond Schaak, The Pennsylvania State University: "Turning Cartoons into Reality: Synthetic Design Tools for Complex Inorganic Nanostructures"


Laura Macmanus-Spencer, Union College: "The photochemical fate of sunscreen chemicals in the aquatic environment"

Onica Legendre, Hunter College:  "Olive oil: the answer to curing cancer? Oleocanthal selectively induces LMP in human cancers."

Kendra Avery, City of Hope: "Engineering Antibodies and Antibody Binding Proteins and Peptides for Therapeutic Applications"

Rigoberto Hernandez, Georgia Tech: "Advancing Science Through Diversity" & "Emergent Structure of Nanoparticles"

Leanne (Pasquini) Gilbertson '07, University of Pittsburgh: "Sustainability by Design: Maximizing the Functional Performance & Minimizing the Potential for Adverse Consequences of Emerging Materials"

Ji Ming Wang, National Cancer Institute: "The essential role of G-protein coupled chemoattractant receptors in the progression of cancer and inflammation"

Evan Trivedi, Oakland University: "Fluorescent Pyrrolic Macrocycles for Tumor Imaging: Balancing Optics with Amphiphilicity" 

Ruth Nussinov, National Cancer Institute: "Ras signaling: a challenge to the biological sciences"


Shrikanta Chattopadhyay, Broad Institute / Massachusetts General Hospital:  "Niche in a Dish: Using Microenvironment-Based Phenotypic Screening to Discover New Cancer Therapeutics"

Bill Miller, University of Richmond: "DNA Polymerase: Nature's Match Maker"

Scott Perrin, National Institutes of Health: "Curvature Induction by the Surface-Bound Antimicrobial Peptides Piscidin 1 and Piscidin 3"

John T. Groves, Princeton University: "How Nature Uses Oxygen - Lessons from Metalloenzymes and Bio-Inspired Catalysts"

Chunyu Wang, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: "Structural Mechanism in Alzheimer’s Disease and Protein Autoprocessing"

M. Kevin Brown, Indiana University: "New Methods and Strategies for the Synthesis of Cyclobutanes"

Ken Dill, Stony Brook University: "A Physical Chemist's Look at how Cells Grow and Evolve" & "The Deep Innovation Engine of Science in America" (Morris Fellow Lecture: Link 1 & Link 2)

George Barnes, Siena College: "Molecular Dynamics Studies of Proton Transfer and Complex Formation during SID"

Ryan Murelli, Brooklyn College: "New Synthetic Methods and Strategies for Drug Discovery and Development"

Dacheng Ren, Syracuse Biomaterials Institute:  “Combating bacterial drug resistance by targeting biofilms and persister cells”

Mingji Dai, Purdue University:  "New Strategies and Tactics for Efficient and Divergent Synthesis of Bioactive Polycyclic Natural Products"

Mark Dumont, University of Rochester:  “G protein couple receptors: How extracellular signals trigger intracellular response”


Dick Zare, Stanford:  "Advances in Ambient Ionization Mass Spectrometry" & "Can we teach creativity?" (Plant Lecture)

Praveen Sethupathy, University of North Carolina:  "Small RNAs in Liver Disease"

Mitch Malachowski, University of San Diego: "Metal Complexes: Bioinorganic Models and Metal Organic Frameworks."

Mark Braiman, Syracuse University: "Chemical and biochemical mechanisms for solar energy storage."

Dorothy Beckett, University of Maryland: "Allosteric coupling via long distance communication of disorder-to-order transitions".

Steven Weinreb, Pennsylvania State University: "Synthetic Methodology Involving Amides and Imines" 

James Hougland, Syracuse University