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Chemistry Lecture Series

Lecture Series

Location: W.M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater,
The Beckman Center for Chemical Sciences (unless otherwise noted).

Upcoming Events

Single Electron Transformations to Enable Cross-Couplings

Friday, October 23, 2015 at 3:00 PM

Gary Molander, Ph.D.

Hirschmann-Makineni Professor of Chemistry
University of Pennsylvania

Host: Jin-Quan Yu, Ph.D.
Contact: Joey Gassert, ext. 4-2709


Interdisciplinary Science, Discovery of Selective CSF-1R Inhibitors

Friday, October 23, 2015 at 2:00 PM

James Sutton, Ph.D.


Host: Jin-Quan Yu, Ph.D.
Contact: Joey Gassert, ext. 4-2709

Dr. Sutton's lecture is in conjuction with the NOVARTIS CHEMICAL SCIENCES LECTURE 2015


Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Brian Stoltz, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry
Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
California Institute of Technology

Host: Ryan Shenvi, Ph.D.
Contact: Joey Gassert, Ext. 4-2709



Friday, December 04, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Daniel Fandrick, Ph.D.

Boehringer Ingelheim

Host: Phil Baran, Ph.D.
Contact: Shelly Gassert, ext. 4-8446


Friday, January 08, 2016 at 2:00 PM

Akif Tezcan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of California, San Diego

Host: Phil Dawson, Ph.D.
Contact: Ella Blanc, Ext 4-7052


Friday, January 22, 2016 at 2:00 PM

Anthony J. Roecker, Ph.D.

Department of Medicinal Chemistry
Merck Research Laboratories
West Point, PA

Host: Ryan Shenvi, Ph.D.
Contact: Joey Gassert, ext. 4-2709


Friday, January 29, 2016 at 3:30 PM

Chao Zhang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry
Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute
University of Southern California

Host: Dale Boger / Ben Cravatt
Contact: Mishelle McClanahan-Shinn, Ext. 4-2738

27th Annual Frontiers in Chemistry Symposium

Friday, February 05, 2016 at 1:00 PM

Host: Dale Boger, Ph.D. and Phil Baran, Ph.D.
Contact: Chemistry Dept. ext. 4-2400
Location: The Auditorium at TSRI

Distinguished Lecturers 2016 include:

Elias J. Corey Ph.D., Harvard University
Nora Volkow, M.D., NIDA, NIH
Suzanne Walker, Ph.D., Harvard University
Anthony Wood, Ph.D., Pfizer Worldwide R&D


Friday, February 12, 2016 at 2:00 PM

Kevan Shokat, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair, Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology
University of California San Francisco
Department of Chemistry, University of California Berkeley

Host: Floyd Romesberg, Ph.D.
Contact: Gia Johnstone, Ext. 4-7291


Draining the Moat: A Natural Product-Inspired Approach to Combat Bacterial Biofilms

Friday, February 26, 2016 at 2:00 PM

William M. Wuest, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry
Temple University

Host: Kim Janda, Ph.D.
Contact: Jon Ashley, ext. 4-2515

Natural Product Synthesis Based on Structure Pattern Recognition

Friday, March 11, 2016 at 2:00 PM

Tanja Gaich, Ph.D.

W3-Professor for Organic Chemistry
University of Konstanz, Germany

Host: Phil Baran, Ph.D.
Contact: Shelly Gassert, ext. 4-8446