Department Seminars


All seminars are held in the Pearson Chemistry Building, 62 Talbot Avenue in Medford, Room P-106 at 4:30pm unless otherwise noted. Refreshments are served thirty minutes prior to the seminar on the 3rd floor. For further information please contact:

Debbie D'Andrea at 617-627-2649 or

Visitors Are Welcome

Fall 2018


September 4 Prof. Maciej Walczak, University of Colorado, Boulder
“Next-Generation Tools for the Synthesis of Small Molecules and Biologics”
September 10 Prof. Galia Maayan, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
“Bio-Inspired Cooperative Catalysis”
September 11 Prof. Kamil Godula, University of California, San Diego
“Chemical Tools for Engineering Glycan Interactions at the Cell-Matrix Interface”
September 18 Laila Dafik, Ph.D., Impossible Foods, Inc.   
“DNA Programmed Combinatorial Chemistry to Drive Ligands Selection”
September 25 Prof. Heather Clark, Northeastern University
“Building an Imaging Toolbox: Nanosensors for Chemical Imaging in the Brain”
October 2 Prof. Teri W. Odom, Northwestern University
  “Single-Nanoparticle Sensors of Nano-Bio Interactions”
October 18 2018 Max Tishler Award Lecture
(Thursday) Prof. Frances Arnold, California Institute of Technology
  Innovation by Evolution: Bringing New Chemistry to Life"
October 23 Prof. Brett VanVeller, Iowa State University
  "Surfing the excited state energy surface towards new application in Photochemistry"
October 30 Prof. Matthew Shoulders, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Protein Folding, Assembly, and Evolution in Cells”   
November 6 Prof. Rob Spitale, University of California, Irvine
November 20 Prof. Sachdev Sidhu, University of Toronto



Previous Seminar Speakers