Spring 2018

Seminar Locations

The location for Pomona seminars is Seaver Auditorium.

The location for Harvey Mudd seminars is Galileo Pryne Auditorium (HMC).

The location for Keck Science Department seminars is Burns Lecture Hall.

Kathleen Purvis-Roberts, Joint Sciences Department
"Science Diplomacy in the Asia-Pacific: Jefferson Science Fellow at the U.S. Department of State"
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 11 a.m., Burns Lecture Hall (KSD)

Robbins Lecture Series "Chemistry in Service to Society"
January 29 - February 1, 2018

Paul Reider, Princeton University
"Synthesis of Complex Molecules in the Real World"
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 11 a.m., Seaver North Auditorium

Jenny Yang, UC Irvine
"Catalysis for Renewable Fuels"
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 11 a.m., Galileo Pryne Auditorium (HMC)

Heidi Leonard '12, Israel Institute of Technology
"Unraveling Microbial Networks and Antibiotic Resistance on Silicon Photonic Array"
Thursday, February 8, 2018, 11 a.m., Seaver North Auditorium

Leonard Mueller, UC Riverside
"NMR Crystallography: An Atomic-Resolution Probe of Structure, Function and Mechanism for Materials Science and Structural Biology"
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 11 a.m., Burns Lecture Hall (KSD)

Christopher am Ende, Pfizer
"Pfizer Internal Medicine Drug Discovery: Synthetic Advancements and Chemical Biology"
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 11 a.m., Seaver North Auditorium

Thomas Ebbesen, University of Strasbourg
"The Alchemy of Vacuum"
Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 4:30 p.m., Argue Auditorium, Millikan Hall

Amelia Fuller, Santa Clara University
"Synthesis and Molecular Recognition Applications of Peptidomimetics"
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 11 a.m., Burns Lecture Hall (KSD)

David Liu, Harvard University
"Harnessing Evolution to Solve Problems in Biotechnology and Therapeutics Science"
Monday, April 2, 2018, 5 p.m., Seaver North Auditorium

David Liu, Harvard University
"Base Editing: Chemistry on the Genome of Living Cells"
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 11 a.m., Seaver North Auditorium

Shannen Cravens, University of Pennsylvania
"Exploring the Functional Dynamics of Biological Macromolecules"
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 11 a.m., Seaver North Auditorium

Rachel Nishimura, Johnson & Johnson
"Discovering Drugs: Medicinal Chemistry in Big Pharma"
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 11 a.m., Galileo Pryne Auditorium (HMC)

Fall 2017

Jennifer Love, University of British Columbia
"Developing Catalytic Reactions One Step at a Time"
Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 11 a.m., Seaver North Auditorium

Jessica Hoover, University of West Virginia
"Catalytic Oxidative Decarboxylative Coupling Reactions: Development and Mechanistic Insights" 
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 11 a.m., Galileo Pryne Auditorium (HMC)

Cole DeForest, University of Washington (Chemical Engineering)
"User-Programmable Hydrogel Biomaterials to Probe and Direct 4D Stem Cell Fate"
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 11 a.m., Galileo Pryne Auditorium (HMC)

Jennifer Heemstra, Emory University
"Small-Molecule Detection and Enantiopurity Measurement Using DNA-Based Sensors"
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 11 a.m., Seaver North Auditorium 

Noah Burns, Stanford University
"Selective Halogenation and the Study of Unusual Lipids"
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 11 a.m., Galileo Pryne Auditorium (HMC)

David Masiello, University of Washington
"Electron and Photo-Driven Optical Responses in Metallic, Alloyed and Semiconducting Nanostructures"
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 11 a.m., Galileo Pryne Audtiorium (HMC)

Ellen Sletten, UCLA
​"Perfluorocarbon Nanoemulsions for Photomedicine"
November 14, 2017 at 11 a.m., Galileo Pryne Auditorium (HMC)

Jennica Zaro, West Coast University (Pharm)
"Cell-Penetrating Peptides for Targeted Drug Delivery"
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 11 a.m., Seaver North Auditorium

Meeting Seminar Speakers (for Students)

Students interested in having lunch with the seminar speakers should consult with the seminar coordinator of the hosting college: