Chemistry Newsletter - 02/28/2000

 

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University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter

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XXXV No. 9 February 28th, 2000

Inorganic Chemistry Cumulative Exam Schedule, 2000

All cumes are in room 2373 from 9 am to noon.

March 4th April 1st

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Finance Committee Meetings

The following dates have been confirmed for the Finance Committee Meetings this spring.

All of the meetings will be held on Tuesday from 1:20 to 3:30 PM

February 29 March 21
April 4 April 25 May 23

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, February 29th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Jim Prestegard, University of Georgia. "Dipolar Coupling in Magnetically Aligned Media: A New Approach to Protein Structure and Ligand Interaction"

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*****CANCELED*****Tuesday, February 29th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Professor Tom Lectka, John Hopkins.

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Tuesday, February 29th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Andreas Bomarius, Degussa-Germany. "Biocatalytic Processes to Pharmaceuticals and Fine Chemicals"

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Thursday, March 2nd, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Tami Raguse, Graduate Student. "Photoaffinity Labeling of P-Glycoprotein"

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Thursday, March 2nd, 2000 - Highlights Lecture, 2:25 p.m., Room 3335 Sterling. Professor Shannon Stahl, U.W. - Madison. "Chemical and Biological Oxidases"

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Monday, March 6th, 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Thomas Vos, Graduate Student.

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Tuesday, March 7th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. W. E. Moerner, Stanford University. "Shedding Light on Single Molecules"

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Tuesday, March 7th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. George M. Homsy, Stanford University. "Surface Tension Driven Instabilities in Coating Flows"

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Thursday, March 9th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Dan Ebeling, Graduate Student, University of Wisconsin-Madison. "DNA Sequencing with Mass Spectrometry"

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Thursday, March 9th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Pengfei Wang, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, March 9th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1610 Engineering Hall. Dr. Ole H. Nielsen, Technical University of Denmark. "Parallel Supercomputing in Science and Engineering"

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Thursday, March 9th, 2000 - Highlights Lecture, 2:25 p.m., Room 3335 Sterling. Professor Sandro Mecozzi, U.W. Madison. "Self-Assembly in Chemistry and Biology"

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Thursday, March 9th, 2000 - Chemical Education Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Jim Marshall, University of North Texas. "The Rediscovery of the Elements"

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Wednesday, March 15th, 2000 - Special P-Chem Seminar, 3:00 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Ron Naaman, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel. "Electron Transmission Through Thin Organic Films - The Role of Quantum Mechanics"

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Friday, March 17th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1610 Engineering Hall. Michele Parrinello, Max-Planck-Institut for Festkorperforschung, Stuttgart, Germany. "Ab-initio Simulations in Physics and Chemistry"

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Monday, March 20th, 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Thomas Wood, 3M McElvain Speaker.

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Tuesday, March 21st, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Professor Bart Kahr, University of Washington.

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Tuesday, March 21st, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Bruce E. Koel, University of Southern California. "Atomic Level Control of Alloy Surface Chemistry"

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Wednesday, March 22nd, 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Gerry Niccolai, CPE, Lyon France.

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Thursday, March 23rd, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Xiaoping Cao, Graduate Student, U. W. - Madison. "Interfacial Structure of conjugated Organic Molecules on Silicon Surface"

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Thursday, March 23rd, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. William Thomas, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, March 23rd, 2000 - Highlights Lecture, 2:25 p.m., Room 3335 Sterling. Profressor Adnan Elfarra. "Toxicant Bioactivation, Macromolecule Modification, and Safety Evaluation"

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Tuesday, March 28th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Mr. Ramchandra M. Watwe. University of Wisconsin-Madison. "Stability and Reactivity of Hydrocarbons on Metals and Metal Alloys" & Mr. Paul Conrad, University of Wisconsin-Madison. "Cryopreservation of Biological Molecules and Cells"

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Thursday, March 30th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Wei Cai, Graduate Student, U. W. - Madison. "Surface Chemistry for DNA Immobilization on Si(001)"

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Monday, April 3rd, 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Kenneth Suslick, University of Illinois.

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Tuesday, April 4th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Charles Parmenter, Indiana University. "Intra-and Intermolecular Dynamics of Molecules with Internal Rotation"

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Tuesday, April 4th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Julia S. Higgins, Imperial College, London. "The Effect of Flow on Mixing and Demixing of Polymers"

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Thursday, April 6th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. David Preston, Graduate Student, U. W. - Madison. "Mass Spectrometry and Large Ion Detection Efficiency"

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Thursday, April 6th, 2000 - Chemical Education Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Jane Snell Copes, Science Museum of Minnesota. "What Do You DO In A Science Museum"

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Thursday, April 6th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11a.m., TBA, Chemistry Building. Professor Brent Stockwell, MIT.

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Monday, April 10th, 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Du Shriver, Northwestern University.

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Tuesday, April 11st, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Dor Ben-Amotz, Purdue University. "Measurement and Modeling of Solvation Forces and Fluctuations"

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Tuesday, April 11th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Bernhard Rieger, University of Ulm, Germany. "The Design of Thermoplastic Elastomers by Transition Metal Catalysis"

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Thursday, April 13th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Manchun Lu, Graduate Student, U.W. - Madison. "Massively Parallel Genotyping On Surfaces"

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Thursday, April 13th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Matthew Bursavich, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, April 13th, 2000 - Highlights Lectures, 2:25 p.m., Room 3335 Sterling. Silvia Cavagnero, UW Madison.

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Monday, April 17th, 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Mahdi Abu-Omar, University of California-Los Angeles.

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Tuesday, April 18th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Lewis Rothberg, University of Rochester. "Making Light of Polymers"

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Tuesday, April 18th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Frank S. Bates, University of Minnesota. "Block Copolymers - Designer Soft Materials"

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Tuesday, April 18th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Department. Professor David Beebe, Department Biomedical Engineering. "Microfluidic Systems for Biology: Is Microfluidics Useful to Biologists? What Class of Biological Questions Can Microfluidic Systems Address? What Obstacles Must be Overcome First"

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Wednesday, April 19th, 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Bob Bedard, UOP.

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Thursday, April 20th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Andrew Hawk, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, April 20th, 2000 - Highlights Lecture, 2:25 p.m., Room 3335 Sterling. TBA.

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Monday, April 24thd, 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Tobin Marks, 3M McElvain Speaker.

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Tuesday, April 25th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Irina Shkel, UW-Madison. "Salt Control of DNA Oligomer Binding in Technological Applications"

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Tuesday, April 25th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Professor John R. Scheffer, UBC-Vancouver.

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Thursday, April 27th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Ned Seeman (Analy Sci/Mat Sci), New York University. "DNA Nanotechnology"

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Thursday, April 27th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Byron Griffith, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, April 27th, 2000 - Highlights Lecture, 2:25 p.m., Room 3335 Sterling. Professor Meyer Jackson.

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Monday, May 1st, 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Debra Rolison, Naval Research Laboratory - Joint with Analytical.

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Tuesday, May 2nd, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Dana Dlott, University of Illinois. "Vibrational Energy Relaxation in Liquids Studied by Ultrafast Two-Dimensional Vibrational Spectroscopy"

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Tuesday, May 2nd, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Professor Jumi Shin.

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Wednesday, May 3rd, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Dr. Jack Douglas, (Analy Sci/ACS), National Institutes of Standards & Technology. "Correlated Motion in a Simulated Supercooled Liquid"

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Wednesday, May 3rd, 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Mike Hopkins, The University of Chicago.

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Thursday, May 4th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Dr. Cynthia Jameson.

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Thursday, May 4th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Stanley I. Sandler, University of Delaware. "The Use of Computational Chemistry to Predict the Phase Behavior of Complex Systems"

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Thursday, May 4th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Robert Halter, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, May 4th, 2000 - Highlights Lecture, 2:25 p.m., Room 3335 Sterling. Professor Lloyd Smith, UW-Madison Chemistry Department. "DNA Computing on Surfaces"

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Tuesday, May 9th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. David Grier, University of Chicago. "When Like Charges Attract: Surprises in Macroionic Interactions"

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Tuesday, May 9th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Pablo G. Debenedetti, Princeton University. "Towards an Improved Understanding of the Glassy State"

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Thursday, May 11th, 2000 - Highlights Lecture, 2:25 p.m., Room 3335 Sterling. Professor Jeff Johnson, UW-Madison.

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Tuesday, May 16th, 2000 - (McElvain) - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Stanley Williams, Hewlett Packard. "Architectonics of Molecular Computers"

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Recent Publications

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Patra CN; Yethiraj A.

Density functional theory for the nonspecific binding of salt to polyelectrolytes: Thermodynamic properties.

BIOPHYSICAL JOURNAL 2000, Vol 78, Iss 2, pp 699-706.

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Klink TA; Woycechowsky KJ; Taylor KM; Raines RT.

Contribution of disulfide bonds to the conformational stability and catalytic activity of ribonuclease A.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF BIOCHEMISTRY 2000, Vol 267, Iss 2, pp 566-572.

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Dopke JA; Powell DR; Gaines DF.

Synthesis and characterization of new 19-vertex macropolyhedral boron hydrides.

INORGANIC CHEMISTRY 2000, Vol 39, Iss 3, pp 463-467.

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Zhang HZ; Banfield JF.

Phase transformation of nanocrystalline anatase-to-rutile via combined interface and surface nucleation.

JOURNAL OF MATERIALS RESEARCH 2000, Vol 15, Iss 2, pp 437-448.

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McMahon RJ; Halter RJ; Fimmen RL; Wilson RJ; Peebles SA; Kuczkowski RL; Stanton JF.

Equilibrium structure of cis-hex-3-ene-1,5-diyne and relevance to the Bergman cyclization.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2000, Vol 122, Iss 5, pp 939-949.

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Zimmerman HE; Alabugin IV.

Excited state energy distribution and redistribution and chemical reactivity; Mechanistic and exploratory organic photochemistry.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2000, Vol 122, Iss 5, pp 952-953.

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Zorn ME; Noll RJ; Anderson MA; Sonzogni WC.

In-line catalytic purification of carbon dioxide used in analytical-scale supercritical fluid extraction.

ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY 2000, Vol 72, Iss 3, pp 631-633.

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Price SB; Cheng CM; Kaspar CW; Wright JC; DeGraves FJ; Penfound TA; Castanie-Cornet MP; Foster JW.

Role of rpoS in acid resistance and fecal shedding of Escherichia coli O157 : H7.

APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY 2000, Vol 66, Iss 2, pp 632-637.

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Raffaelle M; Tsodikov OV; McQuade KL; Schlax PE; Craig ML; Record MT.

Kinetics and structural characterization of the mechanism of the open complex formation between E sigma(76) RNA polymerase and the lambda P-R promoter.

BIOPHYSICAL JOURNAL 2000, Vol 78, Iss 1, pp 286Pos.

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Holbrook JA; Capp MW; Saecker RM; Record MT.

Delta H degrees and for Delta C-P degrees for formation of an oligomeric DNA duplex.

BIOPHYSICAL JOURNAL 2000, Vol 78, Iss 1, pp 774Plat.

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Hovis JS; Coulter SK; Hamers RJ; D'Evelyn MP; Russell JN; Butler JE.

Cycloaddition chemistry at surfaces: Reaction of alkenes with the diamond(001)-2 x 1 surface.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2000, Vol 122, Iss 4, pp 732-733.

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Elder AM; Rich DH.

Two syntheses of the 16- and 17-membered DEF ring systems of chloropeptin and complestatin.

ORGANIC LETTERS 1999, Vol 1, Iss 9, pp 1443-1446.

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Huck BR; Langenhan JM; Gellman SH.

Non-hydrogen-bonded secondary structure in beta-peptides: Evidence from circular dichroism of (S)-pyrrolidine-3 carboxylic acid oligomers and (S)-nipecotic acid oligomers.

ORGANIC LETTERS 1999, Vol 1, Iss 11, pp 1717-1720.

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West CW; Rich DH.

Novel cyclic tripeptides and substituted aromatic amino acids via ruthenium-activated SNAr reactions.

ORGANIC LETTERS 1999, Vol 1, Iss 11, pp 1819-1822.

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Burke SD; Muller N; Beaudry CM.

Desymmetrization by ring-closing metathesis leading to 6,8-dioxabicyclo[3.2.1]octanes: A new route for the synthesis of (+)-exo- and endo-brevicomin.

ORGANIC LETTERS 1999, Vol 1, Iss 11, pp 1827-1829.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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None Available For This Newsletter

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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Assistant Professor Sheila S. David of the University of Utah is looking for postdoctoral associates To work in her laboratory on investigations of recognition and repair of DNA damage by DNA repair enzymes. Her laboratory has developed a multi-faceted program using chemical and biochemical approaches to study the E. coli DNA repair enzyme, MutY. This project is funded by the National Cancer Institute of the NIH. Specifically, my laboratory has synthesized and characterized a series of "non-cleavable" substrate analogs for MutY, as well as used detailed kinetic approaches and site-directed mutagenesis to determine the details of the recognition and repair of damaged DNA by MutY. We also have made preliminary progress at establishing the importance of the Fe-S cluster in MutY. We have also recently begun working on a variety of other DNA repair enzymes, related to MutY, that are involved in the repair of other types of DNA damage. My laboratory is now uniquely poised to use more biophysical and bioinorganic approaches in our study of E. coli MutY and its human homolog (hMYH). Thus, I am presently seeking individuals with strong backgrounds in bioinorganic or biophysical chemistry. Experience in spectroscopy of metalloproteins would be a considerable plus. In addition, we are also interested in continuing our "bioorganic" work on MutY and related base-excision repair enzymes. In particular, we have interest in synthesis of a variety of new analogs for DNA repair enzymes (similar to MutY) that repair oxidative damage. In addition, we plan to use kinetic isotope effects to determine the details of the mechanism used by MutY. Thus, I am also seeking individuals with a strong organic background (organic synthesis, bioorganic, physical organic, etc.). I presently have two types of postdoctoral positions available. One of these positions is that of "Faculty Intern". This position requires some teaching duties within the chemistry department here at Utah. Typically, this involves teaching one lecture course during the year. The actual course depends on the intern's PhD experience. This teaching experience is useful for postdocs who are interested in academic positions. Indeed, previous faculty interns in our department have been very successful in obtaining faculty positions at other universities or small colleges. I also have a position available for a "normal" postdoctoral associate which does not require any teaching duties. The experience with both nucleic acids and proteins is also ideal preparation for jobs in Biotech. If interested, please send a C.V., a list of publications, and three letters of reference to: Sheila S. David, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Utah/Chemistry, 315 South 1400 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0850, 801-585-9718 (tel), 801-581-8433 (fax), e-mail: david@chemistry.chem.utah.edu . Also, they can check out my web-site for more information http://www.chem.utah.edu/chemistry/faculty/david/david.html .


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