Seminar Series

Spring 2022

All seminars are held in the Pearson Chemistry Building, 62 Talbot Ave., Rm. P106 on the Medford Campus at 12:00 pm unless otherwise noted. Refreshments are available thirty minutes prior to the seminar. For further information, please contact Debbie D’Andrea at (617) 627-2649 or by email
Please note: Visitors are welcome to attend all seminars.

February 16, 2022 (In-person)
"Intracellular Targeting of RNA and RNA-protein Interactions via Biomimetic Triplex Hybridization”
Prof. Dennis Bong, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

February 23, 2022 (Virtual - via Zoom)
"Measuring Meaningful Learning and Mindset: Students’ Expectations, Experiences, and Beliefs about Intelligence in the Undergraduate Chemistry Laboratory"
Prof. Stacey Lowery Bretz, Miami University, Oxford, OH

March 2, 2022 (In-person)
"Rational Design of Ligands for Protein Surfaces and Catalysts for Amide Bond Formation"
Prof. Paramjit Arora, New York University

March 9, 2022 (In-person)
"Biomimetic Chemistry of RNAi Therapeutics"
Dr. Mano Manoharan, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

March 16, 2022 (In-person)
"Machine Learning Guided Design of Macrocycles and Cyclic Peptides"
Prof. Adrian Whitty, Boston University

March 30, 2022 (In-person)
"Challenges of the Real-World Applications of Catalysis"
Dr. Mikhail Rodkin, IMASC, Harvard University

April 6, 2022 (Virtual - via Zoom)
"Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer in Catalysis and Energy Conversion"
Prof. Sharon Hammes-Schiffer, Yale University

April 14, 2022 (In-person)
Thursday, 4:30pm
"Bioactive Peptides: Harnessing Nature for the Benefit of Humankind"
Dr. Christina Schroeder, National Cancer Institute, NIH

April 20, 2022 (In-person)
"The Geological Record of Fossilized Carotenoid Pigments: Insights into Evolution of Earth’s Ocean-Atmosphere Redox Structure"
Prof. Roger Summons, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

April 27, 2022 (In-person)
"Polymer Chemistry Inspired Approaches to Polysaccharides and Glycomimetics for Material and Biological Discoveries" 
Prof. Jia Niu, Boston College