Chemistry Newsletter 08/10/2009

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XXXIII - No. 24 August 10th, 2009

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Professor Josh Coon Article
There is a nice article about Professor Josh Coon's outreach efforts in the Wisconsin State Journal. The article can be found online at: http://www.madison.com/wsj/mad/latest/460169. Nice job, Josh!
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Chemistry Snout Out
The Snout-Out is closely approaching. Please mark your calendars for September 12th from noon to 6 pm. Watch for registration forms in your mailboxes starting later this month. We look forward to seeing you there!
Best, GSFLC.
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2009 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry
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Finance Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 1130
TBA
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SEMINARS
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Tuesday, September 8th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Steven Baldelli, University of Houston.
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Thursday, September 10th, 2009 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Robert T. Kennedy, University of Michigan.
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Tuesday, September 15th, 2009 - Physical/Materials Seminar hosted by Chemistry, Chemical Engineering & Materials Science & Engineering Departments, 4:00 p.m., Room 1610 Engineering Hall. Professor Mark Davis, California Institute of Technology. “Design of Hybrid Inorganic-Organic Materials”
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Thursday, September 17th, 2009 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jarrod Marto, Harvard University.
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Thursday, September 17th, 2009 - Sponsored by the Science, Religion, and Ethics Program of the Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy, 7:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. UW Philosophy Professor Steven Nadler entitled “Science and Religion in Jewish Thought, or, What Maimonides Really Meant” Steven Nadler is the William H. Hay II Professor, and Max & Frieda Weinstein/Bascom Professor of Jewish Studies and chair of the UW-Madison Philosophy Department.
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Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Paul Hergenrother, University of Illinois-Urbana.
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Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ron Elber, The University of Texas at Austin.
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Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009 - Meloche Lecture, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Harry B. Gray, California Technology Institute.
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Thursday, September 24th, 2009 - Meloche Lecture, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Harry B. Gray, California Technology Institute.
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Thursday, September 24th, 2009 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Daniel Chiu, University of Washington.
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Friday, September 25th, 2009 - Shain Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Harry B. Gray, California Technology Institute.
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Monday, September 28th,  2009 - Richard B. Bernstein Lectureship, 3:30 p.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Professor Ahmed Zewail, California Institute of Technology.
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Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 - Richard B. Bernstein Lectureship, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ahmed Zewail, California Institute of Technology.
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Thursday, October 1st, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.
Professor Albrecht Berkessel, Universitat zu Koln, Germany. “Asymmetric Organo Catalysis by Hydrogen Bonding Networks”
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Monday, October 5th, 2009 - Theoretical Chemistry Institute Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building.  David Luckhaus, University of British Columbia.
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Tuesday, October 6th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ruth Signorell, The University of British Columbia.
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Wednesday, October 10th, 2009 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Slavi Sevov, Notre Dame.
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Monday, October 12th, 2009 - Theoretical Chemistry Joseph O. Hirschfelder Lecture, 2:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Peter Wolynes, University of California, San Diego. “Landscapes of Matter”
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Tuesday, October 13th, 2009 - Theoretical Chemistry Joseph O. Hirschfelder Lecture, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Peter Wolynes, University of California, San Diego. “Recent Successes of the Energy Landscape Theory of Protein Folding”
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Wednesday, October 14th, 2009 - Theoretical Chemistry Joseph O. Hirschfelder Lecture, 2:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Peter Wolynes, University of California, San Diego. “The Theory of Glasses”
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Tuesday, October 20th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ben King, University of Nevada, Reno.
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Wednesday, October 21st, 2009 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Karen Goldberg, University of Washington.
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Thursday, October 22nd, 2009 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Gail Fanucci.
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Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Tianquan Lian, Emory University.
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Thursday, October 29th, 2009 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Heather Dasaire, University of Kansas-Lawrence.
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Thursday, October 29th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Albert Padwa, Emory.
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Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Ben Ocko, Brookhaven National Lab.
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Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.
Professor Tim Jamison, MIT.
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Thursday, November 5th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry McElvain Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ronald Breslow, Columbia University. “The Origin of Homochirality on Prebiotic Earth", hosted by Margaret Wong and Michael Ischay”
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Thursday, November 5th, 2009 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Arne Gericke, Kent State University.
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Friday, November 6th, 2009 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Justin Anderson, WARF.
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Tuesday, November 17th, 2009 - McElvain Seminar in Physical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Marsha Lester, University of Pennsylvania.
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Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Patricia L. Clark, University of Notre Dame.
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Tuesday, December 8th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jennifer Kohler, UT-Southwestern. “Capturing Glycoconjugate Interactions with Metabolically Incorporated Photocrosslinking Sugars”
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Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor William Schneider, University of Notre Dame.
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Wednesday, January 20th, 2009 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Keith Fagnou, University of Ottawa.
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Tuesday, January 26th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jin Quan Yu, Scripps.
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Tuesday, January 26th, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. John Orlando, National Center for Atmospheric Research.
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Tuesday, February 2nd, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.
Professor Robert Waymouth, Stanford University.
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Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Angel E. Garcia, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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Thursday, February 4th, 2010 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Greg Huey, Georgia Tech.
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Tuesday, February 9th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.
Professor Stephen Craig, Duke University.
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Tuesday, February 9th, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Christiane Alba-Simionesco, Leon Brillouin.
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Thursday, February 18th, 2010 - Ferry Lecture, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Frank Bates, University of Minnesota.
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Tuesday, February 23rd, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Scott Miller, Yale University.
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Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Horia Metiu, University of California Santa Barbara.
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Thursday, February 25th, 2010 - Pittcon Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Yi Cui, Stanford University.
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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.
Professor Scott Denmark, University of Illinois-Urbana .
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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John Straub, Boston University.
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Tuesday, March 9th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.
Professor Martin Burke, University of Illinois-Urbana.
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Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Samuel T. Hess, University of Maine.
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Tuesday, March 16th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.
Professor Steve Buchwald, MIT.
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Tuesday, April 6th, 2010 - McElvain Seminar in Physical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor George Schatz, Northwestern University. “Modeling Self-Assembly of Nanomaterials.”
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Tuesday, April 13th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Giovanna Ghirlanda, Arizona State.
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Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Niels H. Damrauer, University of Colorado.
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Thursday, April 15th, 2010 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Yiying Wu, Ohio State University.
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Tuesday, April 20th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.
Professor Giovanna Ghirlanda, Arizona State.
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Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Joan-Emma Shea, University of California, Santa Barbara.
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Tuesday, April 27th, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Roberto De Guzman, The University of Kansas.
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Tuesday and Wednesday, April 27th and 28th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Hirschmann Lecture Series, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Samuel Danishefsky, SLoan Kettering, Columbia University.
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Thursday, April 29th, 2010 - McElvain Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Paul Alivisatos, Lawrence Berkely National Lab.
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Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Millard Alexander, University of Maryland.
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Thursday, May 5th, 2010 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Peter Chen, Spelman College.
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Thursday, May 6th, 2010 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Peter Chen, Spelman College.
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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A tethering mechanism for length control in a processive carbohydrate polymerization.
May, JF; Splain, RA; Brotschi, C; Kiessling, LL*.
PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 106 (29): 11851-11856 JUL 21 2009.
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Poly(vinyl ester) Block Copolymers Synthesized by Reversible Addition-Fragmentation Chain Transfer Polymerizations.
Lipscomb, CE; Mahanthappa, MK*.
MACROMOLECULES 42 (13): 4571-4579 JUL 14 2009.
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Perpendicular Orientation of Domains in Cylinder-Forming Block Copolymer Thick Films by Controlled Interfacial Interactions.
Han, E; Stuen, KO; Leolukman, M; Liu, CC; Nealey, PF; Gopalan, P*.
MACROMOLECULES 42 (13): 4896-4901 JUL 14 2009.
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Sequence-Directed Organization of beta-Peptides in Self-Assembled Monolayers.
Mondal, J; Sung, BJ; Yethiraj, A*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B 113 (28): 9379-9385 JUL 16 2009.
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How Do Hydrogen Bonds Break in Small Alcohol Oligomers?
Jiang, RM; Sibert, EL*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A 113 (26): 7275-7285 JUL 2 2009.
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Collisions of DCl with a Solution Covered with Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic Ions: Tetrahexylammonium Bromide in Glycerol.
Brastad, SM; Albert, DR; Huang, MW; Nathanson, GM*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A 113 (26): 7422-7430 JUL 2 2009.
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Electron Transfer within Charge-Localized Dinitroaromatic Radical Anions.
Telo, JP; Nelsen, SF*; Zhao, Y.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A 113 (27): 7730-7736 JUL 9 2009.
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Developmental toxicity of oxidatively degraded quantum dots.
Wiecinski, PN; Heiden, TCK; Metz, KM; Mangham, AN; Hamers, RJ*; Heideman, W; Peterson, RE; Pedersen, JA.
GEOCHIMICA ET COSMOCHIMICA ACTA 73 (13): A1437-A1437 Suppl. S JUN 2009.
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Photooxidation of 2-Methyl-3-Buten-2-ol (MBO) as a Potential Source of Secondary Organic Aerosol.
Chan, AWH; Galloway, MM; Kwan, AJ; Chhabra, PS; Keutsch, FN*; Wennberg, PO; Flagan, RC; Seinfeld, JH.
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 43 (13): 4647-4652 JUL 1 2009.
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Synthesis of Photoacid Generator-Containing Patternable Diblock Copolymers by Reversible  Addition-Fragmentation Transfer Polymerization.
Kim, YJ; Kang, HM; Leolukman, M; Nealey, PF; Gopalan, P*.
CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS 21 (14): 3030-3032 JUL 28 2009.
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Remarkable regioselectivity in the preparation of the first heterotrimetallic Mo  W center dot center dot center dot Cr chain.
Nippe, M; Timmer, GH; Berry, JF*.
CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS (29): 4357-4359 2009.
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Guanidine Hydrochloride-Induced Unfolding of the Three Heme Coordination States of the CO-Sensing Transcription Factor, CooA.
Lee, AJ; Clark, RW; Youn, H; Ponter, S; Burstyn, JN*.
BIOCHEMISTRY 48 (28): 6585-6597 JUL 21 2009.
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Peptide Inhibitors Identify Roles for SSB C-Terminal Residues in SSB/Exonuclease I Complex Formation.
Lu, D; Windsor, MA; Gellman, SH*; Keck, JL.
BIOCHEMISTRY 48 (29): 6764-6771 JUL 28 2009.
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Nuclear Receptors Homo sapiens Rev-erb beta and Drosophila melanogaster E75 Are Thiolate-Ligated Heme Proteins Which Undergo Redox-Mediated Ligand Switching and Bind CO and NO.
Marvin, KA; Reinking, JL; Lee, AJ; Pardee, K; Krause, HM; Burstyn, JN*.
BIOCHEMISTRY 48 (29): 7056-7071 JUL 28 2009.
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Collagen Structure and Stability.
Shoulders, MD; Raines, RT*.
ANNUAL REVIEW OF BIOCHEMISTRY 78: 929-958 2009.
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Effect of Sequence and Structural Properties on 14-Helical beta-Peptide Activity against Candida albicans Planktonic Cells and Biofilms.
Karlsson, AJ; Pomerantz, WC; Neilsen, KJ; Gellman, SH*; Palecek, SP.
ACS CHEMICAL BIOLOGY 4 (7): 567-579 JUL 2009.
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Elongation and migration of single DNA molecules in microchannels using oscillatory shear flows.
Jo, K; Chen, YL; de Pablo, JJ; Schwartz, DC*.
LAB ON A CHIP 9 (16): 2348-2355 2009.
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Structure-activity Relationships among Random Nylon-3 Copolymers That Mimic Antibacterial Host-Defense Peptides.
Mowery, BP; Lindner, AH; Weisblum, B; Stahl, SS*; Gellman, SH*.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 131 (28): 9735-9745 JUL 22 2009.
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Photophysical Characteristics and Reactivity of Bis(2,9-di-tert-butyl-1,10-phenanthroline) copper(I).
Green, O; Gandhi, BA; Burstyn, JN*.
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY 48 (13): 5704-5714 JUL 6 2009.
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Computer Simulations of Protein Diffusion in Compartmentalized Cell Membranes.
Sung, BJ; Yethiraj, A*.
BIOPHYSICAL JOURNAL 97 (2): 472-479 JUL 22 2009.

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