Seminar | November 26 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall
Prof. Richmond Sarpong, UC Berkeley
Seminar: Special Seminar | November 27 | 10-11 a.m. | Tan Hall, 775A/B
Allison Squires, Ph.D.
By looking at molecules as individuals, single-molecule experiments can provide rich details that
complement and deepen our understanding from bulk measurements. The ultimate goal of most singlemolecule
techniques is to reveal population-level or time-dependent heterogeneity in a system of interest
by directly monitoring individual particles in a near-native environment. However, confining a... More >
Chemistry for Exploring the Brain: Fluorescent Probes, Engineered Enzymes, and Bioorthogonal Reactions
Seminar: Organic Chemistry | November 27 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
The brains of even simple organisms can do amazing things, but the brains complexity makes understanding exactly how it works incredibly challenging. My lab focuses on using chemistry to understand the architecture of the brain's functional units called neural circuits. I discuss projects for developing chemical tools that enable visualization of astrocytes and neuron-interacting astrocytes in... More >
Seminar: Physical Chemistry | November 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
The basic units of living systems are cells. A fundamental strategy that cells use to control processes is to organize molecular interactions in space and time. While this can appear to involve daunting numbers of molecules, certain cell-like dynamics can now be reconstituted in vitro from small numbers of purified molecular components. These self-organizing systems present opportunities for... More >
Seminar: Special Seminar | November 28 | 10-11 a.m. | Tan Hall, 775A/B
Xiao Wang, Ph.D.
Seminar | November 28 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall
Shelly R. Peyton, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Improved in vitro models are needed to better understand cancer progression and bridge the gap between in vitro proof-of-concept studies, in vivo validation, and clinical application. Many methods exist to create biomaterial platforms, including hydrogels, which we use to study cells in contexts more akin to what they experience in vivo. Our lab has multiple approaches to create such... More >
"Advanced Control of Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Jets for Plasma Medicine"/"Designing Catalytic Environments Beyond the Active Center: Crystalline 2-Dimensional Zeotypes versus Amorphous Silica as Supports"
Colloquium: Chem. & Biomol. Engineering Colloquium | November 28 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall
Dogan Gidon, Ph.D. student in the Graves Group and Mesbah Group; Nicolas Gross-Giordano, Ph.D. student in the Katz Group
Faculty Candidate Seminar: Chemical biology approaches to investigating protein glycation and manipulating protein folding
Seminar: Special Seminar | November 29 | 10-11 a.m. | Tan Hall, 775A/B
Tina Wang, Ph.D.
Seminar: Special Seminar | November 30 | 10-11 a.m. | Tan Hall, 775A/B
Jenny Kan, Ph.D.
Seminar: Inorganic Chemistry | November 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
Magnetic applications are ubiquitous in modern technology, yet the available materials are relatively limited in number and tunability. Bottom-up design is therefore appealing as it offers the possibility of atomic-level understanding and customization. Magnetic properties, however, often translate poorly between atomic, molecular, nano, and bulk scales. In this seminar, I will discuss our... More >