Seminar Series

Spring 2024

All seminars are held in the Pearson Chemistry Building, 62 Talbot Ave., Rm. P-106 on the Medford Campus at 12:00 pm unless otherwise noted. For further information, please contact Debbie D’Andrea at (617) 627-2649 or by email
Please note: Visitors are welcome to attend all seminars.

January 31, 2024
"Overcoming the Limits of Approximate Electronic Structure Models in Machine Learning Accelerated Materials Discovery"
Prof. Heather KulikMassachusetts Institute of Technology

February 7, 2024
"Making Poor Metals Rich at the Nanoscale"
Prof. Michael B. Ross, University of Massachusetts, Lowell

February 15, 2024
Thursday, 4:30 pm
"Modeling the Quantum Effects and Vibrational Spectroscopy of Biomolecules"
Prof. Lu Wang, Rutgers University

February 24, 2024: Presented by Tufts Center for STEM Diversity and Tufts LGBT Center
Saturday, 12:00 - 2:00 pm, 51 Winthrop St.
"Queerness in STEM"
Dr. André K Isaacs, College of the Holy Cross 

February 28, 2024
"Decoding the Anatomy of MK-7602: A Promising Antimalarial Drug from an Efficient Academic/Industrial Collaborative Synergy"
Dr. Manuel de Lera Ruiz, Merck & Co., Inc.

Student/Post-Doc Panel: 3:00 pm, Jackson Gym, Rm. 005

March 5, 2024
Tuesday, 10:30 - 11:45 am, Pearson 112 (Chem 0194/0238)
"Computer-aided Drug Design in Action: Discovery of STING Agonists for the Treatment of Cancer"
Dr. Michael Altman, Merck & Co., Inc.

March 6, 2024
"Semicarbazide Employment as Amino Amide Surrogate in Peptide Mimicry for Treating Amyloid and Cardiovascular Diseases"
Prof. William Lubell, Université de Montréal

March 13, 2024
"Biosynthesis of a Copper-Containing Antibiotic"
Prof. Bo Li, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Max Tishler Award Lecture
April 2, 2024
Tuesday, 4:30 pm, Pearson 104
"Adventures in Pirating Proteins to Explore and Modulate Biology"
Prof. James WellsUniversity of California, San Francisco

April 10, 2024
"Thriving in the College of Chemistry: Assessing and Improving Academic Instruction and Climate"
Prof. Anne BarangerUniversity of California, Berkeley

April 24, 2024
"AKTivation Mechanisms"
Prof. Philip A Cole, Harvard Medical School