Department of Chemistry Newsletter for 04/04/2016

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DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XL - No. 11 April 4th, 2016

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ETIENNE GARAND TO RECEIVE AN AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR MASS SPECTROMETRY (ASMS) RESEARCH AWARD!
Congratulations to Professor Etienne Garand, who has been selected to receive an American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) Research Award! These awards are intended to promote academic research in mass spectrometry by young scientists. www.asms.org/about/asms-awards/research-awards. Congratulations, Etienne!
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BOB HAMERS NAMED 2016 LANGMUIR LECTURER
Congratulations to Professor Bob Hamers on being named the 2016 Langmuir Lecturer. The award, which is sponsored by the ACS journal Langmuir and the ACS Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry, recognizes individuals working in the interdisciplinary field of colloid and surface chemistry.  Bob will present his award lecture at the Fall 2016 ACS National Meeting (August 21-25, 2016) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Congratulations, Bob!
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TIM BERTRAM PROMOTED TO ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR WITH TENURE!
Congratulations to Tim Bertram upon his promotion to Associate Professor with tenure!  This action reflects the recognition of Tim's scholarly contributions to our discipline, the Department, and the institution.  The tenure process involves recommendation by the Department, review by the Physical Sciences divisional committee, and approval by the Dean.  Dean Scholz recently approved Tim's tenure and promotion.  Subsequent approvals by the Chancellor and Board of Regents are pro forma. Congratulations, Tim!
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NSF FELLOWSHIPS ANNOUNCED!
Once again, UW-Madison Chemistry students are well represented among the recipients of fellowships. The following students received fellowships:
Jordan Buhle (Stahl), Brian Cary (Gellman), Lianna Dang (Jin), Kirandeep Deol (Strieter), Sarah Guillot (Hamers), Caitlin Kozack (Stahl), Hillary Mitchell Warden (Fredrickson), Chase Salazar (Stahl), and Tom Sobyra (Nathanson).
Kyle Brown (Ge), Kellen Delaney (Li), Matthew Dent (Burstyn), Moira Esson (Mecozzi), Alexander Foote (Goldsmith), Erik Horak (Goldsmith), William McDermott (Hermans), Josh Ostrander (Zanni), Morgan Rea (Goldsmith), Matthew Styles (Blackwell), and Anji Trujillo (Coon) received Honorable Mention.
Amanda Buchberger (Li Group) has received an NIH F31 Fellowship.
Congratulations to all!!
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2016 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

4/12/2016 5/10/2016

Finance Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 1130

4/05/2016 4/26/2016 5/03/2016 5/17/2016

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SEMINARS
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Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Christine Thomas, Brandeis University "New Frontiers in Metal-Metal Bonding and Reactivity of Early/Late Heterobimetallic Complexes"
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Thursday, April 7th, 2016 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Yu Xia, Purdue University ""Radical" Mass Spectrometry - A New Path in Bioanalysis"
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Thursday, April 7th, 2016 - Department, Physical Seminar, 4:00 pm, 1610 Engineering Hall. Professor Gerbrand Ceder, University of California - Berkeley "The Materials Genome and the Transformation of Materials Science and Engineering"
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Friday, April 8th, 2016 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Dr. Molly Carnes and Dr. Christine Pribbenow, LEAD Center (WCER) "From Bias to Opportunity"
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Monday, April 11th, 2016 - Inorganic, Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Kirill Kovnir, University of California-Davis "Rational approaches for novel thermoelectric and strongly-correlated magnetic materials"
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Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry Building - Seminar Hall. Professor Jamie Donaldson, University of Toronto "Whad'ya NO? Atmospheric surface chemistry, featuring nitrogen"
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Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 - Department Special Event, 1:30 pm, 9341 Chemistry Building. Department of Chemistry, "Department Meeting"
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Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Michael Neidig, University of Rochester "Structure, Bonding and Mechanism in Iron-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling"
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Thursday, April 14th, 2016 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Zhenan Bao, Stanford University "Skin-Inspired Organic Electronic Materials and Devices"
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Thursday, April 14th, 2016 - Analytical, Materials Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Kyoung-Shin Choi, UW Madison Dept. of Chemistry "Analytical Seminar - Title TBD"
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Friday, April 15th, 2016 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 pm, !315 Chemistry. Profs. John Moore and Robert McMahon, UW Madison Department of Chemistry "Chemistry Building Project Colloquium"
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Monday, April 18th, 2016 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 3:00 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Anne B. McCoy, University of Washington "Understanding spectral signatures of large amplitude vibrations and hydrogen-bonding through studies of the vibrational spectroscopy of solvated ion complexes"
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Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry Building - Seminar Hall. Professor Linda Columbus, University of Virginia "Membrane protein structural biology: from micelles to bacterial invasion"
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Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Professor Samson Jenekhe, University of Washington "Organic Seminar "Organic Photovoltaics Beyond Fullerenes""
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Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 - General Seminar, 9:30 am, 9341 Chemistry Building. Emily Dunkelberger, "Alumni Seminar, Emily Eunkelberger"
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Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 - Department, Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry (Seminar hall). Dr. John Naber, Merck "Inorganic seminar TBA"
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Thursday, April 21st, 2016 - Organic Seminar, 10:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Cyndie Maryanoff, Baruch S. Blumberg Institute "Organic McElvain Seminar "Dynamics of Drug Release from Two Different Polymer Systems in Drug-Eluting Cardiovascular Stents""
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Thursday, April 21st, 2016 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Andrew Moran, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill "Analytical Seminar - Title TBD"
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Thursday, April 21st, 2016 - Organic Seminar, 2:00 pm, Chemistry #1315. Professor Bruce Maryanoff, The Scripps Research Institute "Organic McElvain Seminar "Novel Mimetics of Apolipoprotein A-I as Anti-atherosclerosis Agents"""
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Friday, April 22nd, 2016 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry - Seminar Hall. "Department Colloquium - Jo Handlesman"
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Monday, April 25th, 2016 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 2:00 pm, 1315 Chemistry Building - Seminar Hall. Professor Stephen Leone, University of California-Berkeley "Molecular Dynamics with Ultrafast X-rays"
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Monday, April 25th, 2016 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Hemamala Karunadasa, Stanford University "Materials Seminar - Cancelled"
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Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry Building - Seminar Hall. Professor Stephen Leone, University of California-Berkeley "Attosecond Electron Processes in Solid"
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Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Jeffery Byers, Boston College "Diversification of a Biodegradable Polymer using an Iron-Based Catalyst"
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Thursday, April 28th, 2016 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, Chemistry #1315. Professor Gary Molander, University of Pennsylvania "Single Electron Transformations to Enable Cross-Coupling"
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Thursday, April 28th, 2016 - Materials Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Stuart Lindsay, Arizona State University "Materials Seminar - Title TBD"
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Friday, April 29th, 2016 - Department Colloquium, 2:00 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Paul Weiss, UCLA & California NanoSystems Institute "Precise Chemical, Physical and Electronic Nanoscale Contacts"
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Friday, April 29th, 2016 - Department Special Event, 3:30 pm, 1361 Chemistry Building. UW-Madison Department of Chemistry, "Student Awards Ceremony"
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Contributions of Coulombic and Hofmeister Effects to the Osmotic Activation of Escherichia coli Transporter ProP.
Culham, DE; Shkel, IA; Record, MT*; Wood, JM.
Biochemistry, Amer Chemical Soc, SN 0006-2960, MAR 8, 2016, VL 55, IS 9.
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Copper Oxidation/Reduction in Water and Protein: Studies with DFTB3/MM and VALBOND Molecular Dynamics Simulations.
Jin, HY; Goyal, P; Das, AK; Gaus, M; Meuwly, M; Cui, Q*.
Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Amer Chemical Soc, SN 1520-6106, MAR 3, 2016, VL 120.
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Human Proteomic Variation Revealed by Combining RNA-Seq Proteogenomics and Global Post-Translational Modification (G-PTM) Search Strategy.
Cesnik, AJ; Shortreed, MR; Sheynkman, GM; Frey, BL; Smith, LM*.
Journal of Proteome Research,  Amer Chemical Soc, SN 1535-3893, 1535-3907, MAR, 2016, VL 15.
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Efficient and Selective Electrochemical and Photoelectrochemical Reduction of 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural to 2,5-Bis(hydroxymethyl)furan using Water as the Hydrogen Source.
Roylance, JJ; Kim, TW; Choi, KS*.
ACS Catalysis, Amer Chemical Soc, SN 2155-5435, MAR, 2016, VL 6, IS 3.
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Dynamics of water confined in lyotropic liquid crystals: Molecular dynamics simulations of the dynamic structure factor.
Mantha, S; Yethiraj, A*.
Journal of Chemical Physics, Amer Inst Physics, SN 0021-9606, 1089-7690, FEB 28, 2016, VL 144, IS 8.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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Postdoctoral position in chemical biology. A position is open in the Lazarus Lab at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Our group (lazaruslab.org) is a new lab studying starvation and nutrient signaling pathways in cancer and diabetes, focusing on autophagy and O-GlcNAcylation, using crystallography, chemistry, and cell biology. We're looking for a motivated candidate interested in either of these research areas with a strong background in crystallography, chemical biology, biochemistry, or cell biology. We're in the Department of Pharmacology and Systems Therapeutics and are part of a great research community, located on the Upper East Side in New York City.
To apply, please send a C.V., a brief description of graduate research, and contact information for three references to: michael.lazarus@mssm.edu.
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Carbon Fixation Pathways from the Marine Dark Biosphere: Opportunities exist to harvest new genomic and mechanistic information from the marine dark biosphere and treating it as a new frontier for discovery of energy producing microorganisms. The study will utilize samples from the marine dark biosphere located in the Gulf of Mexico and investigate the impact the microbes within those samples have on the carbon cycle. The availability of new samples will allow this program to uncover new genetic mechanisms and functionally distinctive microorganisms, which to date have eluded conventional cultivation and characterization. Contact: Bradley R. Ringeisen, Head, Bioenergy and Biofabrication Section, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC 20375, PH: 202-767-0719, Mobile: 202-631-6766, e-mail: Ringeisen@nrl.navy.mil.
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Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Biofabrication: Seek a self-motivated post-doctoral researcher in cell biology, bioengineering or biomaterials. Candidates should have extensive experience with mammalian cell culture, experience with stem cells is preferred. Primary duties include differentiation, expansion, and maintenance of human primary cells and induced pluripotent stem cells for various tissue models. The candidate will have knowledge, training and interest allowing them to develop and optimize novel tissue models. The ideal candidate will have experience with perfused bioreactor systems for in vitro human cell/tissue models. Microfluidic perfusion systems and lab on chip culturing/analysis systems experience is also valued.  Experience in design, fabrication, and testing of novel biomaterials, particularly biomimetic scaffolds and membranes for tissue engineering/wound healing applications will be valuable. Analysis techniques including mechanical characterization of materials as well as assessment of biocompatibility and cellular differentiation via gene expression, immunohistochemistry, qPCR, SEM, diffusion studies, TEER, confocal microscopy are also requested. Additional skills may include electrophysiology, microfabrication, photolithography, and cell-printing. Bradley R. Ringeisen, Head, Bioenergy and Biofabrication Section, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC  20375, PH: 202-767-0719, Mobile: 202-631-6766, e-mail: Ringeisen@nrl.navy.mil.
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