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Department of Chemistry Lecture Series

Department of Chemistry lectures are generally held on Fridays at 2:00p (PST).

Chemistry Bicoastal Seminars are generally held on the 1st & 3rd Fridays of each month from the La Jolla, California campus and the 1st & 3rd Mondays of each month from the Jupiter, Florida campus. Bicoastal seminars are held at 1:00p (PST)/4:00p (EST) with videoconference between the two campuses.

All Chemistry seminars/lectures from the California campus are held in the W.M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater located on the 1st floor of the Beckman Center for Chemical Sciences, 10650 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, unless otherwise noted.

Upcoming Events

Development of New Catalytic Reactions Involving Bond Activation

Friday, August 24, 2018 at 1:00p(PST)

Naoto Chatani

Professor
Department of Applied Chemistry
Osaka University, Japan

Host: Keary Engle
Contact: Mishelle McClanahan-Shinn
Location: W. M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater, Beckman Center for Chemical Sciences

Sponsored by Chemistry Bicoastal Seminar Series

VTC to TSRI-FL, location Classroom B159

Arcus Biosciences Lectures

Friday, August 31, 2018 at 2:00p(PST)

Seth Herzon & Brandon Rosen

Seth Herzon, Milton Harris '29 Ph.D. Professor of Chemistry, Yale University, Professor of Pharmacology, Yale School of Medicine
"Molecular basis of gut microbiome-associated colorectal cancer"

Host: Professor Phil Baran
Contact: Shelly Gassert
Location: W. M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater, Beckman Center for Chemical Sciences

Sponsored by Department of Chemistry

Accompanying lecture will be provided by
Brandon Rosen, Senior Scientist, Arcus Biosciences, Inc.

Title: TBA

Friday, September 14, 2018 at 2:00p

Dr. Matt Shoulders

Whitehead Career Development Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, MIT
Associate Member, Broad Institute
Investigator, Center for Skeletal Research at Massachusetts General Hospital
Member, MIT Center for Environmental Health Scie

Host: Jeff Kelly
Contact: Colleen Fearns
Location: W. M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater, Beckman Center for Chemical Sciences

Sponsored by Jeff Kelly

Novartis Chemical Sciences Lecture

Friday, September 28, 2018 at 2:00p

Professor Chaitan Khosla

Professor, Departments of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and (by courtesy) Biochemistry, Stanford University
Director, Stanford ChEM-H
"Structure, Mechanism, Function, and Evolution of Assembly Line Polyketide Synthases”

Host: Department of Chemistry
Contact: Mishelle McClanahan-Shinn
Location: W. M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater, Beckman Center for Chemical Sciences

Sponsored by Department of Chemistry

Accompanying lecture provided by Dr. Dirk Bussiere
Director, Structural and Biophysical Chemistry at Novartis
Title: TBA

Title: TBA

Monday, October 01, 2018 at 4:00p(PST)

Wendy Young

Senior Vice President
Small-Molecule Drug Discovery
Genentech

Host: Graduate Program
Contact: Jacob Edwards & Justine deGruyter
Location: W. M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater, Beckman Center for Chemical Sciences

Sponsored by Graduate Program Distinguished Lecture Series

Title: TBA

Thursday, October 04, 2018 at 4:00p(PST)

Professor Geoff Coates

Cornell University

Host: Graduate Program
Contact: Jacob Edwards & Justine deGruyter
Location: W. M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater, Beckman Center for Chemical Sciences

Sponsored by Graduate Program Distinguished Lecture Series

Scripps-Lilly Symposium

Friday, October 12, 2018 at 2:00p(PST)

Christopher J. Chang & Michael J. Grogan

Christopher Chang, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Member, Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute;
Vice Chair, Chemical Biology, University of California; Faculty Scientist, Chemical Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Labora

Host: Keary Engle
Contact: Mishelle McClanahan-Shinn
Location: W. M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater, Beckman Center for Chemical Sciences

Sponsored by Department of Chemistry

Reception to follow in the Beckman Atrium.

This activity is supported by a contribution from Lilly.

Title: TBA

Monday, November 05, 2018 at 1:00p(PST)

Emily Balskus

Harvard University

Host: Hans Renata
Contact: Anita Riggs
Location: W. M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater, Beckman Center for Chemical Sciences

Sponsored by Chemistry Bicoastal Seminar Series

VTC from TSRI-FL, Classroom B158

Rebek-Sessler Lectureship

Friday, November 09, 2018 at 2:00p

Professor Ken Houk

UCLA

Host: Professor Julius Rebek
Contact: Gia Johnstone
Location: W. M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater, Beckman Center for Chemical Sciences

Sponsored by Department of Chemistry

Title: TBA

Friday, November 30, 2018 at 1:00p(PST)

Junichiro Yamaguchi

Professor
Wasoeda University, Japan

Host: Keary Engle
Contact: Carrie Gabaldon
Location: W. M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater, Beckman Center for Chemical Sciences

Sponsored by Chemistry Bicoastal Seminar Series

Using Microwell Arrays to probe Chemistry and Biology at Their Fundamental Limits

Friday, December 07, 2018 at 1:00p(PST)

David R. Walt

Hansjorg Wyss Professor of Bioinspired Engineering, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Department of Pathology; Core Faculty-Wyss Institute at Harvard Universit

Host: Professor Kim Janda
Contact: Jon Ashley
Location: W. M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater, Beckman Center for Chemical Sciences

Sponsored by Chemistry Bicoastal Seminar Series

4:00-5:00p (EST) VTC to TSRI-FL Classroom B159

Title: TBA

Friday, December 14, 2018 at 2:00p(PST)

Scott Laughlin

Assistant Professor
Stony Brook University

Host: Professors K. Barry Sharpless & Peng Wu
Contact: Cathy Klasen
Location: W. M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater, Beckman Center for Chemical Sciences

Sponsored by Professors K. Barry Sharpless & Peng Wu

Title: TBA

Friday, January 04, 2019 at 1:00p(PST)

Sarah Reisman

Professor of Chemistry
California Institute of Technology

Host: Assistant Professor Hans Renata
Contact: Anita Riggs
Location: W. M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater, Beckman Center for Chemical Sciences

Sponsored by Chemistry Bicoastal Seminar Series

VTC from TSRI-FL

Title: TBA

Friday, January 11, 2019 at 2:00p(PST)

Michael Hilinski

Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry
University of Virginia

Host: Assistant Professor Keary Engle
Contact: Carrie Gabaldon
Location: W. M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater, Beckman Center for Chemical Sciences

Sponsored by Keary Engle

Title: TBA

Friday, January 25, 2019 at 2:00p(PST)

Neal Devaraj

Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of California, San Diego

Host: Professor Reza Ghadiri
Contact: Ryan Troseth
Location: W. M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater, Beckman Center for Chemical Sciences

Sponsored by Professor Reza Ghadiri

30th Annual Frontiers in Chemistry Symposium

Friday, February 08, 2019 at 1:00p(PST)

John F. Hartwig, UC Berekeley; Karen Wooley, Texas A&M; Omar Yaghi, UC Berkeley


Host: Department of Chemistry
Contact: Mishelle McClanahan-Shinn
Location: The Auditorium at TSRI

Sponsored by Department of Chemistry

Title: TBA

Friday, May 10, 2019 at 1:00p(PST)

Jennifer Roizen

Duke University

Host: Ryan Shenvi
Contact: Joey Gassert
Location: W. M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater, Beckman Center for Chemical Sciences

Sponsored by Professor Ryan Shenvi

VTC to TSRI-FL, Classroom TBD

Title: TBA

Thursday, June 06, 2019 at 1:00p(PST)

Timothy Newhouse

Yale University

Host: Ryan Shenvi & Phil Baran
Contact: Shelly Gassert & Joey Gassert
Location: W. M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater, Beckman Center for Chemical Sciences

Sponsored by Professors Phil Baran & Ryan Shenvi