Department of Chemistry Newsletter for 07/10/2017

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DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XLI - No. 10 July 10th, 2017

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NED SIBERT SELECTED AS ACS FELLOW
Congratulations to Professor Ned Sibert on his selection as ACS Fellow! This designation recognizes distinguished scientists who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in chemistry and important contributions to the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society. https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/funding-and-awards/fellows/list-of-20.... Congratulations, Ned!
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JUDITH BURSTYN, CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT CHAIR
Dear Colleagues,
I am pleased to pass the baton of Department Chair, and the title of Irving Shain Chair in Chemistry, to Professor Judith Burstyn.  Judith's appointment began, July 1, 2017.  We owe Judith a debt of gratitude for her willingness to assume this leadership role in the department.
With thanks to each of you for all that you do to advance the mission of the department and the institution. On Wisconsin! ... Bob.
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2017 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

TBA

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

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SEMINARS
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Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 - General Seminar, 9:30 am, 9341 Chemistry. Spring Knapp, UW-Madison "Achieving Career Insight & Development (ACID)"
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Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 - General Seminar, 3:00 pm, 1315 Chemistry. CCHF, "NSF- CCHF Virtual Seminar"
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Monday, July 24th, 2017 - General Career Services, 9:00 am, Chris Marvin & Al Kruger, "AbbVie Info Session"
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Monday, July 24th, 2017 - General Career Services, 9:00 am, 9341. "AbbVie Info Session"
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Monday, July 24th, 2017 - General Career Services, 10:30 am, 1108. "AbbVie Interviews"
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Monday, July 24th, 2017 - General Career Services, 11:00 am, Chris Marvin & Al Kruger, "AbbVie Interviews"
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Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 to Friday, July 28th, 2017 - General Career Services, 8:00 am, "PfLAGS"
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Monday, August 14th, 2017 to Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 - General Career Services, 9:00 am, Paul C. Vosejpka, "The Dow Chemical Company "
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Thursday, August 17th, 2017 to Friday, August 18th, 2017 - General Career Services, 9:00 am, Corinne Lipscomb & Jeremy Higgins, "3M Info. Session and Interviews "
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Sunday, August 20th, 2017 to Thursday, August 24th, 2017 - General Conference/Meeting, 8:00 am, "ACS National Meeting (Washington D.C.)"
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Sunday, August 20th, 2017 - General Special Event, 5:00 pm, 146C. UW-Madison Department of Chemistry, "Department Reception at ACS National Meeting (Washington D.C.)"
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Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 to Friday, August 25th, 2017 - General Special Event, 8:00 am, "Graduate Orientation"
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Monday, August 28th, 2017 to Friday, September 1st, 2017 - General Special Event, 8:00 am, "TA Training"
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Monday, August 28th, 2017 - General Career Services, 5:30 pm, 9341. Sandra Lee & Tamas Benkovics & Frank Bernardoni, Merck "Merck Information Session"
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Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 - Analytical, Chemical Biology, Organic Career Services, 8:00 am, 1104 & 1108 Chemistry. Sandra Lee & Tamas Benkovics & Frank Bernardoni, Merck "Merck On-Campus Interviews"
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Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 - Analytical, Chemical Biology, Inorganic, Materials, Organic, Physical Career Services, 5:00 pm, 9341. Alicia Phelps & Bill Retsch & Adam Powell & Tim Marsh, PPG "PPG Information Session"
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Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 - Analytical, Chemical Biology, Inorganic, Materials, Organic, Physical Career Services, 8:00 am, 1104 & 1108 Chemistry. Alicia Phelps & Bill Retsch & Adam Powell & Tim Marsh, PPG "PPG On-Campus Interviews"
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SAVE THE DATE: GSFLC SUMMER SOCIAL HOUR #2, FRIDAY JULY 14TH
Hello everyone!
The GSFLC is very excited to announce that we will be hosting our second summer social hour on Friday, July 14th from 4:30pm to 6:30pm in the grassy lot behind the chemistry building. We had a great turnout for our first event and we plan to continue hosting these social hours throughout the summer! As a reminder, there will be 2 alcoholic beverages provided per person and if you do choose to consume alcohol DO NOT return to lab. Come enjoy the warm summer weather with snacks, sodas, and beer provided by the GSFLC!
Thank you, The GSFLC
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LIVE GLASS BLOWING DEMONSTRATION
Kazunori Watanabe, Chief engineer, Scientific Glassblower, Osaka Prefecture University Live Demonstration, Friday, July 21, 2017 at 2:30pm, Chemistry Department Glass Shop, room B-201.
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DIRECTORY OF RESOURCES FOR RESEARCHERS NOW LIVE FOR PUBLIC VIEWING
Dear Department Colleagues:
It is with great pleasure that I share with you the Directory of Resources for Researchers, which provides listings for shared research resources at UW-Madison.
The directory is accessible at https://resources.research.wisc.edu/. I hope that you will visit the site if you have not already had a chance to do so, and ask that you please share information about the directory with colleagues in your department.
This is the first centralized, publicly searchable directory of shared research resources at UW-Madison. We are aiming to make the directory comprehensive in scope, including biological sciences, physical sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities.
It is this scope that truly makes the UW-Madison Directory of Resources for Researchers unique among our peer institutions, whose efforts are typically limited to medical schools or biological sciences.
As of today, we have 62 shared resources listed in the directory and more in the pipeline for approval. Information in the directory is organized using categories and controlled keywords so related resources are easily located. The directory provides information about equipment and instruments, and also databases, technologies, services, training, expertise, and consultation.
If you need help locating a resource or you would like to add a shared resource to the Directory of Resources for Researchers, please contact Dr. Isabelle Girard who is the Director of the Office of Campus Research Cores in the OVCRGE. You also can sign up at the directory website to receive periodic summaries from the Office of Campus Research Cores on updates and new, shared resources.
I am very thankful to Dr. Girard, directory contributors, faculty consultants, test users, and developers for help bringing this valuable tool to our research community.
All the best, and have a wonderful summer. Marsha Mailick, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education, Vaughan Bascom and Elizabeth M. Boggs Professor.
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Mass Spectrometric Analyses Reveal a Central Role for Ubiquitylation in Remodeling the Arabidopsis Proteome during Photomorphogenesis.
Aguilar-Hernandez, V; Kim, DY; Stankey, RJ; Scalf, M; Smith, LM*; Vierstra, RD.
MOLECULAR PLANT, 10 (6):846-865; 10.1016/j.molp.2017.04.008 JUN 5 2017.
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Coupling functionalized cobalt ferrite nanoparticle enrichment with online LC/MS/MS for top-down phosphoproteomics.
Chen, BF; Hwang, L; Ochowicz, W; Lin, ZQ; Guardado-Alvarez, TM; Cai, WX; Xiu, LC; Dani, K; Colah, C; Jin, S*; Ge, Y*.
CHEMICAL SCIENCE, 8 (6):4306-4311; 10.1039/c6sc05435h JUN 2017.
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Reactions of N2O5 with Salty and Surfactant-Coated Glycerol: Interfacial Conversion of Br- to Br-2 Mediated by Alkylammonium Cations.
Shaloski, MA; Gord, JR; Staudt, S; Quinn, SL; Bertram, TH*; Nathanson, GM*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A, 121 (19):3708-3719; 10.1021/acs.jpca.7b02040 MAY 18 2017.
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Generation of Gaseous ClO2 from Thin Films of Solid NaClO2 by Sequential Exposure to Ultraviolet Light and Moisture.
Jain, R; Abbasi, R; Nelson, K; Busche, D; Lynn, DM*; Abbott, NL*.
ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, 9 (19):16594-16603; 10.1021/acsami.6616570 MAY 17 2017.
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Influence of Vapor Deposition on Structural and Charge Transport Properties of Ethylbenzene Films.
Antony, LW; Jackson, NE; Lyubimov, I; Vishwanath, V; Ediger, MD*; de Pablo, JJ.
ACS CENTRAL SCIENCE, 3 (5):415-424; 10.1021/acscentsci.7b00041 MAY 2017.
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Molecular Dynamics Simulations of the Predicted E-Coli FtsB-FtsL Tetra-meric Complex.
Vazquez, GD; Condon, S; Cui, Q*; Senes, A.
BIOPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 112 (3):501A-501A; 1 FEB 3 2017.
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Protein Sculpting: Probing the Interplay between the Ribosome and Molecular Chaperones in Protein Folding in the Cell.
Addabbo, RM; Dalphin, MD; Liu, Y; Mecha, MF; Cavagnero, S*.
BIOPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 112 (3):41A-41A; 1 FEB 3 2017.
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Channeling Nascent Proteins Towards the Native State: Role of the Ribosome and Molecular Chaperones.
Cavagnero, S*; Addabbo, RM; Dalphin, MD; Liu, Y; Mecha, MF.
BIOPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 112 (3):15A-15A; 1 FEB 3 2017.
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De Novo Synthesis of Mono- and Oligosaccharides via Dihydropyran Intermediates.
Song, WZ; Wang, SJ; Tang, WP*.
CHEMISTRY-AN ASIAN JOURNAL, SN 1861-4728, 1861-471X, MAY 18, 2017, VL 12, IS 10.
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Mass Spectrometric and Vibrational Characterization of Reaction Intermediates in [Ru(bpy)(tpy)(H2O)](2+) Catalyzed Water Oxidation.
Voss, JM; Duffy, EM; Marsh, BM; Garand, E*.
CHEMPLUSCHEM, SN 2192-6506, MAY, 2017, VL 82, IS 5.
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Coordination chemistry controls the thiol oxidase activity of the B-12-trafficking protein CblC.
Li, Z; Shanmuganathan, A; Ruetz, M; Yamada, K; Lesniak, NA; Krautler, B; Brunold, TC*; Koutmos, M; Banerjee, R.
JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY, 292 (23):9733-9744; 10.1074/jbc.M117.788554 JUN 9 2017.
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Synthesis, Characterization, and Variable-Temperature NMR Studies of Silver(I) Complexes for Selective Nitrene Transfer.
Huang, MX; Corbin, JR; Dolan, NS; Fry, CG; Vinokur, AI; Guzei, IA*; Schomaker, JM*.
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 56 (11):6725-6733; 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.7b00838 JUN 5 2017.
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Coupling between the Dynamics of Water and Surfactants in Lyotropic Liquid Crystals.
McDaniel, JG; Yethiraj, A*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, 121 (19):5048-5057; 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b02551 MAY 18 2017.
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Distinct sequences and post-translational modifications in cardiac atrial and ventricular myosin light chains revealed by top-down mass spectrometry.
Gregorich, ZR; Cai, WX; Lin, ZQ; Chen, AJ; Peng, Y; Kohmoto, T;  Ge, Y*.
Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology, SN 0022-2828, 1095-8584, JUN, 2017, VL 107.
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Feedstocks to Pharmacophores: Cu-Catalyzed Oxidative Arylation of Inexpensive Alkylarenes Enabling Direct Access to Diarylalkanes.
Vasilopoulos, A; Zultanski, SL; Stahl, SS*.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 139 (23):7705-7708; 10.1021/jacs.7b03387 JUN 14 2017.
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Fine-Tuning Strain and Electronic Activation of Strain-Promoted 1,3-Dipolar Cycloadditions with Endocyclic Sulfamates in SNO-OCTs.
Burke, EG; Gold, B; Hoang, TT; Raines, RT*; Schomaker, JM*.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 139 (23):8029-8037; 10.1021/jacs.7b03943 JUN 14 2017.
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Amyloid beta-Sheet Secondary Structure Identified in UV-Induced Cataracts of Porcine Lenses using 2D IR Spectroscopy.
Zhang, TO; Alperstein, AM; Zanni, MT*.
JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, 429 (11):1705-1721; 10.1016/j.jmb.2017.04.014 JUN 2 2017.
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Identification of the phosphorylation targets of symbiotic receptor-like kinases using a high-throughput multiplexed assay for kinase specificity.
Jayaraman, D; Richards, AL; Westphall, MS; Coon, JJ*; Ane, JM.
PLANT JOURNAL, 90 (6):1196-1207; 10.1111/tpj.13529 JUN 2017.
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Erythropoietin signaling regulates heme biosynthesis.
Chung, J; Wittig, JG; Ghamari, A; Maeda, M; Dailey, TA; Bergonia, H; Kafina, MD; Coughlin, EE; Minogue, CE; Hebert, AS; Li, LT; Kaplan, J; Lodish, HF; Bauer, DE; Orkin, SH; Cantor, AB; Maeda, T; Phillips, JD; Coon, JJ*; Pagliarini, DJ; Dailey, HA; Paw, BH. ELIFE, 6 10.7554/eLife.24767 MAY 29 2017.
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Reconstitution of a minimal machinery capable of assembling periplasmic type IV pili.
Goosens, VJ; Busch, A; Georgiadou, M; Castagnini, M; Forest, KT*; Waksman, G; Pelicic, V.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, SN 0027-8424, JUN 20, 2017, VL 114, IS 25.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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Green Plains is seeking recent Grads and College Juniors/Seniors for Job Opportunities in Ethanol Environmental, Health, Safety, and Security! Green Plains is a vertically-integrated ethanol producer based in Omaha, Nebraska. We currently have an ethanol production capacity of over 1.0 billion gallons per year with our 17 plants located in Virginia, Texas, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, and Nebraska.  Green Plains was #8 on FORTUNE 100 Fastest Growing Companies list and continues to expand its operations annually and is looking for new employees! Our Environmental, Health, Safety, & Security (EHSS) Department is seeking recent college graduates in geology, biology, chemistry, environmental, and engineering fields to fill several available positions.
EHSS Assistant - this is a management fast-track position in which recent college graduates in science and engineering are mentored by a Senior EHSS Manager to become an EHSS Manager at one of our locations or for future expansion/acquisition opportunities. This position would initially be based out of one of the following three locations:  Bluffton, Indiana, Riga, Michigan, or Fergus Falls, Minnesota with an expectation of relocation into the Manager position within approximately 1-2 years.  Relocation would be required and should be expected at that time.  Recent Assistants have seen advancement opportunities as quickly as 6 months after hire! This is a fast-paced, management driven program for those interested in permitting, training, and safety that would be interested in living in a rural area.
PSM (Process Safety Management) Coordinator - this is a 9 month to one year temporary position for recent college graduates in engineering (or possibly science) background that are looking to gain industrial, hands on experience as they enter the work force.  This is a project based position at one of our ethanol plants (Virginia, Illinois, Indiana, Texas) working with Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (PIDs), job shadowing operations and maintenance staff, to complete Standard Operating Procedures, Confined Space Profiles, Electrical Room classifications, etc.  Many of our previous PSM Coordinators have transitioned into full time employment with us as EHSS Assistants (end then to Managers) or as Plant Operators.  If you have not had a lot of degree related internships during your college career, and are struggling to get in the door due to lack of industrial, practical, hands-on experience, this could be the opportunity for you!
EHSS/PSM Internship - this is a 3-4 month, summer break position for college student finishing their Junior year and preparing to enter their Senior year. This temporary position is for students in hard science or engineering schools that are looking to gain industrial, hands on experience prior to graduation.  These are project based positions at one of our ethanol plants (VA, IL, IN, TX) working with Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (PIDs), job shadowing operations and maintenance staff, completing valve verifications, pipe identification and labeling, and other EHSS projects.  Interns may apply by sending resume, letter of interest, and a copy of transcripts to: careers@gpreinc.com.
If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please apply today at the career link found at: http://www.gpreinc.com/. Positions are expected to fill quickly, so please complete the application fully, and upload a resume and transcripts during the application process.  Additional questions can be directed to: careers@gpreinc.com. Dan Dunham, Environmental Compliance Assistant, 402-952-4986 office, 315-244-1102 cell, email: Daniel.Dunham@gpreinc.com, Green Plains Inc., 1811 Aksarben Drive, Omaha, NE 68106.
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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Steve Regen of Lehigh University, currently has a postdoctoral opening in his research group in his  hyperthin membrane project. In essence, this project involves the design, synthesis and evaluation of hyperthin (<100 nm) membranes for gas separations; e.g., Lin, C., Stedronsky, E. R.; Regen, S. L. "pKa-Dependent faciitated transport of CO2 across hyperthin polyelectrolyte multilayers", ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2017, 9, 19525-19528. Candidates having a strong background in polymer synthesis, materials science and analytical chemistry are especially encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should send him a copy of their cv, have two letters of references emailed directly to me and indicate when they would be available to join us. Send to: S.L. Regen, Department of Chemistry, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA 18015, Tel: (610) 758-4842, Fax: (610) 758-6560.
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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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