Chemistry Newsletter for 7/12/2010

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XXXIV - No. 26 July 12th, 2010

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Eun Lee, Seoul National University. "Bioactive Oxacyclic Natural Products:  Recent Progress"

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Tuesday, September 14th, 2010 - Kramer Lecture, 3:30 p.m., Engineering Hall. Professor Yet-Ming Chiang (MIT). "Advanced Inorganic Materials for Batteries"

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Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Tristan Lambert, Columbia University.

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Tuesday, October 5th, 2010 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Hening Lin, Cornell University.

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Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Andrei Kutateladze, ETH.

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Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Stuart Rowan, Case Western Reserve.

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Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Emmanuel LaCote, CNRS, Paris.

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Friday, November 5th, 2010 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 4:00 p.m., Room 1351 Chemistry Department. Professor Clark Landis, UW-Madison, Department of Chemistry.

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Friday, December 3rd, 2010 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 4:00 p.m., Room 1351 Chemistry Department. Pupa Gilbert, UW Physics Department.

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Tuesday, December 7th, 2010 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor William van der Donk, University of Illinois-Urbana.

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Friday, February 4th, 2011 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 4:00 p.m., Room 1351 Chemistry Department. Deborah Blum, UW Department of Journalism and Mass Communications; author: "The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York"

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Friday, April 1st, 2011 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 4:00 p.m., Room 1351 Chemistry Department. Dr. K.V. Reddy, Founder and President of Printel, Inc.

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Thursday, April 14th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, Abbott Lecture, Room 1315 Chemistry Building.  Professor Barry Sharpless, The Scripps Research Institute.

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Friday, April 15th, 2011 - Chemistry Department Shain Colloquium, 4:00 p.m., Room 1351 Chemistry Department. Barry Sharpless, The Scripps Research Institute.

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Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Hirschmann Lectures - Professor Donald Hilvert, ETH Honggerberg.

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

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High-resolution human genome structure by single-molecule analysis.

Teague, B; Waterman, MS; Goldstein, S; Potamousis, K; Zhou, SG; Reslewic, S; Sarkar, D; Valouev, A; Churas, C; Kidd, JM; Kohn, S; Runnheim, R; Lamers, C; Forrest, D; Newton, MA; Eichler, EE; Kent-First, M; Surti, U; Livny, M; Schwartz, DC*.

PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 107 (24): 10848-10853 JUN 15 2010.

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Side-Chain Pairing Preferences in the Parallel Coiled-Coil Dimer Motif: Insight on Ion Pairing between Core and Flanking Sites.

Steinkruger, JD; Woolfson, DN; Gellman, SH*.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 132 (22): 7586-+ JUN 9 2010.

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Combining capillary electrophoresis matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry and stable isotopic labeling techniques for comparative crustacean peptidomics.

Wang, JH; Zhang, YZ; Xiang, F; Zhang, ZC; Li, LJ*.

JOURNAL OF CHROMATOGRAPHY A 1217 (26): 4463-4470 JUN 25 2010.

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Two-dimensional infrared spectroscopy and ultrafast anisotropy decay of water.

Jansen, TLC; Auer, BM; Yang, M; Skinner, JL*.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 132 (22): Art. No. 224503 JUN 14 2010.

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Polyketide synthase chemistry does not direct biosynthetic divergence between 9-and 10-membered enediynes.

Horsman, GP; Chen, YH; Thorson, JS; Shen, B*.

PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 107 (25): 11331-11335 JUN 22 2010.

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[2+2] Cycloadditions by Oxidative Visible Light Photocatalysis.

Ischay, MA; Lu, Z; Yoon, TP*.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 132 (25): 8572-+ JUN 30 2010.

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Oligo(ethylene glycol)-functionalized disiloxanes as electrolytes for lithium-ion batteries.

Zhang, ZC; Dong, JA; West, R*; Amine, K.

JOURNAL OF POWER SOURCES 195 (18): 6062-6068 Sp. Iss. SI SEP 15 2010.

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Oxazolomycin Biosynthesis in Streptomyces albus JA3453 Featuring an "Acyltransferase-less" Type I Polyketide Synthase That Incorporates Two Distinct Extender Units.

Zhao, CH; Coughlin, JM; Ju, JH; Zhu, DQ; Wendt-Pienkowski, E; Zhou, XF; Wang, ZJ; Shen, B*; Deng, ZX.

JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY 285 (26): 20097-20108 JUN 25 2010.

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ANYL 188-Selective intercalation of functionalized nanoparticles into diblock copolymers.

Mangham, AN; Goel, D; Kang, HM; Nealey, PF; Hamers, RJ*.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 235: - 188-ANYL APR 6 2008.

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ANYL 183-Surface modification strategy for controlling the self-assembly of PS-b-PMMA in thin films.

Han, EN; Nealey, PF; Gopalan, P*.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 235: - 183-ANYL APR 6 2008.

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CHED 34-Ready-to-use resources from the Journal of Chemical Education.

Moore, JW*; Fanis, LN; Jacobsen, EK; Slocum, LE.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 235: - 34-CHED APR 6 2008.

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CHED 593-Electronic perturbation of N-sulfonyl oxaziridines.

Jacobsen, AC; Michaelis, DJ; Yoon, TP*.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 235: - 593-CHED APR 6 2008.

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CHED 1498-Natural product structural diversity, biosynthesis, and drug discovery.

Shen, B*.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 235: - 1498-CHED APR 6 2008.

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COLL 120-Probing membrane peptides using isotope labeling and 2-D IR spectroscopy.

Zanni, MT*.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 235: - 120-COLL APR 6 2008.

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COLL 403-Organic monolayers for interfacing electrocatalytic molecules to nanostructured electrodes.

Landis, EC; Hamers, RJ*.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 235: - 403-COLL APR 6 2008.

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COLL 207-Photochemical reactivity of silicon: The role of electron photoemission as a reaction initiator.

Streifer, JA; Colavita, P; Wang, XY; Warf, P; Hamers, RJ*.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 235: - 207-COLL APR 6 2008.

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COLL 81-Ions at interfaces: Thermodynamic consequences and two-state molecular description of accumulation or exclusion.

Record, MT*; Pegram, LM.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 235: - 81-COLL APR 6 2008.

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COLL 361-Electrochemistry, electrocatalysis, and photoelectrochemistry of carbon nanofiber forests.

Hamers, RJ*.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 235: - 361-COLL APR 6 2008.

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ENVR 73-Transformation and toxicity of engineered metal and metal chalcogenide nanoparticles under simulated environmental conditions.

Metz, KM; Wiecinski, PN; Hamers, RJ*; Pedersen, JA.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 235: - 73-ENVR APR 6 2008.

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ENVR 255-In vitro assay for assessing the gastrointestinal biodurability of engineered nanomaterials.

Wiecinski, PN; Metz, KM; Hamers, RJ*; Pedersen, JA.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 235: - 255-ENVR APR 6 2008.

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I&EC 76-What do polymorphs teach us about nucleation and crystal growth?

Yu, L; Tao, J; Sun, Y; Xi, HM; Ediger, MD*.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 235: - 76-IEC APR 6 2008.

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INOR 833-Metal-metal multiply bonded groups as "ligands" to transition metals.

Berry, JF*.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 235: - 833-INOR APR 6 2008.

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INOR 702-Quadruply bonded metal-metal units as axial ligands in "octahedral" transition metal complexes.

Nippe, M; Berry, JF*.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 235: - 702-INOR APR 6 2008.

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INOR 929-Excited state mixed valence spectroscopy in two- and three-chromophore molecules.

Zink, JI; Lockard, JV; Hoekstra, R; Nelsen, SF*.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 235: - 929-INOR APR 6 2008.

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INOR 93-New frontiers in nanosized homopalladium/heteropalladium carbonyl clusters: Hypothesized metal-core growth processes and chemical consequences of bimetallic Au-Pd/Pt-Pd clusters vs. homopalladium analogs.

Dahl, LF*; Mednikov, EG; Erickson, JD.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 235: - 93-INOR APR 6 2008.

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INOR 189-Synthesis and characterization of molybdenum(VI) mono- and di-imido complexes with

N-salicylidene-2-aminophenol.

Arizpe, LA; Guzei, IA*; Minelli, M.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 235: - 189-INOR APR 6 2008.

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ORGN 294-Titanium(IV) catalyzed cycloadditions of N-sulfonyl nitrones.

Partridge, KM; Yoon, TP*.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 235: - 294-ORGN APR 6 2008.

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ORGN 152-Electron transfer properties of a series of mixed-valence bishydrazines with increasing bridge length.

Schultz, KP; Nelsen, SF*.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 235: - 152-ORGN APR 6 2008.

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PHYS 726-Infrared spectroscopic probes of dynamics in water, salt solutions, reverse micelles, and membrane proteins.

Skinner, JL*.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 235: - 726-PHYS APR 6 2008.

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PHYS 202-Rapid-scan 2-D IR spectroscopy using mid-IR pulse shaping and application to amyloid folding.

Zanni, MT*.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 235: - 202-PHYS APR 6 2008.

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PHYS 674-Surfactant control of N2O5 hydrolysis in aqueous sulfuric acid.

Park, SC; Burden, DK; Nathanson, GM*.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 235: - 674-PHYS APR 6 2008.

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PHYS 185-Single-conformation spectroscopy and dynamics in the complexity gap: Synthetic foldamers and flexible bichromophores.

Zwier, TS; Baquero, E; James, W; Pillsbury, N; Rodrigo, C; Mueller, C; Gellman, SH*; Choi, SH; Plusquellic, D.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 235: - 189-PHYS APR 6 2008.

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PHYS 620-Ultrafast infrared spectroscopy of dilute HOD in aqueous salt solutions.

Lin, YS; Skinner, JL*.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 235: - 620-PHYS APR 6 2008.

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PHYS 348-Site-specific kinetic studies of Amyloid fibril formation revealed with 2-D IR spectroscopy.

Shim, SH; Strasfeld, DB; Ling, Y; Zanni, MT*.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 235: - 348-PHYS APR 6 2008.

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PMSE 56-Polymeric brushes as functional templates for immobilizing RNase A: Study of binding kinetics and activity.

Cullen, SP; Mandel, I; Liu, XS; Himpsel, FJ; Gopalan, P*.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 235: - 56-PMSE APR 6 2008.

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PMSE 261-Photopatternable substrate-independent poly(glycidyl methacrylate-ran-2-(acryloyloxy) ethyl

2-methacrylate) polymer films for immobilization of biomolecules.

Cullen, SP; Ha, S; Lagally, MG; Gopalan, P*.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 235: - 261-PMSE APR 6 2008.

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PHYS 633-Organic molecules at the surface of sulfuric acid.

Krier, JM; Nathanson, GM*.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 235: - 633-PHYS APR 6 2008.

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PHYS 717-Fast, in situ measurements of glyoxal at BEARPEX 2007 via laser-induced phosphorescence.

Huisman, AJ; Hottle, JR; Coens, KL; DiGangi, JP; Galloway, MM; Keutsch, FN*.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 235: - 717-PHYS APR 6 2008.

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PHYS 535-Diffusive anomaly of water in aqueous sodium chloride solutions at low temperatures.

Kim, JS; Yethiraj, A*.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 235: - 535-PHYS APR 6 2008.

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Transition state barriers in multidimensional Marcus theory.

Zwickl, J; Shenvi, N; Schmidt, JR*; Tully, J.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 235: - 552-PHYS APR 6 2008.

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PHYS 159-Contribution of glyoxal to secondary organic aerosol formation from atmospheric oxidation of small volatile organic compounds.

Keutsch, FN*; Galloway, MM; Chan, AWH; Ng, NL; Seinfeld, JH; Wennberg, P.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 235: - 159-PHYS APR 6 2008.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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CPS, Inc., a company in the western part of the U.S., has two job openings. 1. BS/MS/PhD Analytical Methods Development Chemist - They are seeking someone with 5-10 years of experience with XRF and ICP-MS or ICP-AES. 2. BS/MS Analytical Chemist - The Company is looking for a chemist with 2-7 years of QC Analytical testing with ICP-MS or ICP-AES experience. CPS has been recruiting and placing scientists for over 35 years.  I have a wide range of positions and levels. The following are some of the areas: Polymers, Resins, Coatings, Adhesives, Inks, Composites, Plastics, Pharmaceutical, Nutraceuticals, Food and Specialty Chemicals. These can be: Organic/Polymer Synthesis, New Product Development, Analytical/Characterization, Quality Control, Process Development, Materials Science, Regulatory and others. These are from BS to Ph.D. and from Entry Level to Vice-President. If I can be of any assistance, please contact me at: Larry Riederer, Sr. Technical Recruiter/Section Manager, CPS, Inc., 2128 Midlands Court, Suite 101, Midlands Professional Campus, Sycamore, IL 60178, Phone 815-756-1221,  Fax: 815-756-1350, e-mail: Larry@cps4jobs.com, web: http://www.cps4jobs.com.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) invites nominations and applications for a Director and two additional faculty appointments in the Sealy Center for Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics (SCSBMB) http://www.scsb.utmb.edu and the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology http://www.bmb.utmb.edu. All appointments will be at tenure-track Associate or Full Professor levels. The Center's mission is for SCSBMB faculty to establish and maintain independent funded research programs in structural biology and molecular biophysics, and to partner with researchers in clinical and biological departments to solve structural and quantitative biology problems with translational endpoints as a goal.

Director: We seek an MD and/or PhD degree scientist with an outstanding, independently funded research program in structural biology/molecular biophysics, and with leadership and managerial qualities that will enable the Center to thrive in pursuit of its mission. In this regard, the Director is to partner with the Center's faculty in maintaining an outstanding and collegial scientific environment for the promotion of individual and collective investigator-driven basic. translational and applied research. The Center Director will have an academic appointment in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and will report directly to the Dean of the School of Medicine on matters pertaining to the SCSBMB. The Director has fiduciary responsibilities for the Center that include its budget, oversight of core facilities and staff, and maintaining a collegial and productive scientific environment within the Center and with UTMB's other departments and research centers of excellence.

Senior Faculty: We invite applications at the levels of tenure-track Associate or Full Professor in all areas of structural biology and molecular biophysics for appointment in the SCSBMB and the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Successful candidates must be highly motivated and dynamic individuals with a PhD or MD degree, a strong publication record, and a record of independent well-funded grant support. The ideal candidates will have extensive experience in problem-oriented solution molecular biophysics; crystallography, mass spectrometry, cryo-electron microscopy, high-field NMR spectroscopy, or computational biology applied to study of the structure, dynamics, novel mechanisms, and functions of bio-macromolecules, viruses, membranes, etc. in accordance with the mission of the Center. Candidates should be energized by opportunities to interact with the UTMB environment of established biomedical researchers and to become outstanding mentors to grad students and postdoctoral fellows.

A very attractive recruitment package of salary, start-up and space will be offered. Application Direct inquiries to: Dr. W. Bujalowski. wbujalow@utmb.edu, phone: 409-772-5634. Applicants are requested to submit: a cover letter expressing their interest in being considered, their curriculum vitae, a summary of research accomplishments and future goals (3-5 pages). and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of five references to: BMB.recruiting@UTMB.edu, Structural Biology Recruitment Committee Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston 301 University Blvd., Galveston, TX 77555-0645.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS

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Postdoctoral Opportunities at University of British Columbia. Professor David M. Perrin is seeking postdoctoral candidates (and grad students) to work in his lab at UBC, to start in the next 3-6 months. Work in his lab focuses on four highlighted themes with links to representative papers: 1) Protein-inspired Mg2+-free DNAzyme RNaseA mimics. http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/122506378/PDFSTART. 2) New F18-labeling methods that use boronic acids to label bio-molecules in one step for PET. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/ja802734t. 3) Chemical biology of natural product peptide toxins. http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/117914160/PDFSTART. 4) Mechanism of ribozyme action. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/ja807790e. My lab's web site is found at: http://www.chem.ubc.ca/personnel/faculty/perrin/index.shtml. Individuals who would be capable and interested in working on aspects of chemical biology, as highlighted above, please contact: David M. Perrin, Professor, Rm A343 - Chem/Phys Building, Chemistry Department, 2036 Main Mall, UBC Vancouver, Canada, V6T-1Z1, phone: (604) 822-0567,  fax: (604) 822-2847.

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Please submit all newsletter information or address changes to: goldade@chem.wisc.edu or 262-0293. Thanks.

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