UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 06/22/2015

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DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXIX - No. 19 June 22th, 2015

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CONGRATULATIONS TO JR SCHMIDT!

Congratulations to Professor JR Schmidt on receiving an award through the 2015 Early Career Research Program, Office of Science, Department of Energy. The funding opportunity for researchers in universities and DOE national laboratories, now in its sixth year, supports the development of individual research programs of outstanding scientists early in their careers and stimulates research careers in the disciplines supported by the DOE Office of Science. Congratulations, JR!
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2014-15 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

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SEMINARS
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Saturday, July 4th, 2015 - General Special Event, 8:15 pm, Professor Bassam Shakhashiri, UW-Madison Department of Chemistry "Science is Fun on Independence Day"
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Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 to Thursday, August 6th, 2015 - Department Seminar, 8:00 am, Dr. Valerie Kuck, American Chemical Society "PfLAGS"
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Sunday, August 16th, 2015 to Thursday, August 20th, 2015 - General Special Event, 8:00 am, American Chemical Society, "ACS Meeting - Boston"
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Sunday, August 16th, 2015 - Department Special Event, 5:00 pm, TBD. Department of Chemistry, UW-Madison "Department Reception at ACS Meeting"
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Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 to Monday, August 24th, 2015 - Department Special Event, 8:00 am, "Fall 2015 Orientation"
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Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 to Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 - Department Special Event, 8:00 am, "Fall 2015 TA Training"
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Saturday, August 29th, 2015 - Department Special Event, 12:00 pm, Rennebohm Park. "Snout-Out"
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NMR POSITIONS AVAILABLE
Charlie Fry, Director of the NMR Facility, has seen a large number of position announcements in late May and June involving NMR spectroscopy: 3 postdoctoral, 5 academic staff, and 1 industrial. If you are interested, contact Charlie for more information.
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SCIENCE IS FUN ON INDEPENDENCE DAY
Saturday, 07/04/2015 - 8:15pm
Special Event, Professor Bassam Shakhashiri, UW-Madison Department of Chemistry.
Join Professor Bassam Shakhashiri and WISL's Dr. Rod Schreiner for a science demo show at the Memorial Union Terrace on the Fourth of July. Mike Leckrone and members of the UW Marching Band will make a special guest appearance.
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Mass spectrometric analysis of spatio-temporal dynamics of crustacean neuropeptides.
OuYang, CZ; Liang, ZD; Li, LJ*.
BIOCHIMICA ET BIOPHYSICA ACTA-PROTEINS AND PROTEOMICS, 1854 (7):798-811; SI 10.1016/j.bbapap.2014.10.023 JUL 2015.
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Lead halide perovskite nanowire lasers with low lasing thresholds and high quality factors.
Zhu, HM; Fu, YP; Meng, F; Wu, XX; Gong, ZZ; Ding, Q; Gustafsson, MV; Trinh, MT; Jin, S*; Zhu, XY.
NATURE MATERIALS, 14 (6):636-U115; 10.1038/NMAT4271 JUN 2015.
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Optimized Diazo Scaffold for Protein Esterification.
Mix, KA; Raines, RT*.
ORGANIC LETTERS, 17 (10):2358-2361; 10.1021/acs.orglett.5b00840 MAY 15 2015.
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A Rapid Injection NMR Study of the Reaction of Organolithium Reagents with Esters, Amides, and Ketones.
Plessel, KN; Jones, AC; Wherritt, DJ; Maksymowicz, RM; Poweleit, ET; Reich, HJ*.
ORGANIC LETTERS, 17 (10):2310-2313; 10.1021/acs.orglett.5b00650 MAY 15 2015.
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Spectroscopic and Computational Investigation of the H155A Variant of Cysteine Dioxygenase: Geometric and Electronic Consequences of a Third-Sphere Amino Acid Substitution.
Blaesi, EJ; Fox, BG; Brunold, TC*.
BIOCHEMISTRY, 54 (18):2874-2884; 10.1021/acs.biochem.5b00171 MAY 12 2015.
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Structural Characterization of Vapor-Deposited Glasses of an Organic Hole Transport Material with X-ray Scattering.
Gujral, A; O'Hara, KA; Toney, MF; Chabinyc, ML; Ediger, MD*.
CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS, 27 (9):3341-3348; 10.1021/acs.chemmater.5b00583 MAY 12 2015.
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Solution Growth of Single Crystal Methylammonium Lead Halide Perovskite Nanostructures for Optoelectronic and Photovoltaic Applications.
Fu, YP; Meng, F; Rowley, MB; Thompson, BJ; Shearer, MJ; Ma, DW; Hamers, RJ*; Wright, JC*; Jin, S*.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 137 (17):5810-5818; 10.1021/jacs.5b02651 MAY 6 2015.
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Reparametrized E3B (Explicit Three-Body). Water Model Using the TIP4P/2005 Model as a Reference.
Tainter, CJ; Shi, L; Skinner, JL*.
Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, 11 (5):2268-2277; 10.1021/acs.jctc.5b00117 MAY 2015.
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Mechanistic Studies of Copper(I)-Catalyzed 1,3-Halogen Migration.
Van Hoveln, R; Hudson, BM; Wedler, HB; Bates, DM; Le Gros, G; Tantillo, DJ; Schomaker, JM*.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 137 (16):5346-5354; 10.1021/ja511236d APR 29 2015.
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Pre-clinical biomarkers of prion infection.
Gushue, D; Herbst, A; Li, LJ*; McKenzie, D; Aiken, J.
PRION, 9 S51-S52; 1 APR 24 2015.
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Targeting diverse protein-protein interaction interfaces with alpha/beta-peptides derived from the Z-domain scaffold.
Checco, JW; Kreitler, DF; Thomas, NC; Belair, DG; Rettko, NJ; Murphy, WL; Forest, KT; Gellman, SH*.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112 (15):4552-4557; 10.1073/pnas.1420380112 APR 14 2015.
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Efficient and Selective Cu/Nitroxyl-Catalyzed Methods for Aerobic Oxidative Lactonization of Diols.
Xie, XM; Stahl, SS*.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 137 (11):3767-3770; 10.1021/jacs.5b01036 MAR 25 2015.
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The histone H3 N-terminal tail: a computational analysis of the free energy landscape and kinetics.
Zheng, YQ; Cui, Q*.
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 17 (20):13689-13698; 10.1039/c5cp01858g 2015.
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Mass spectrometric measurement of neuropeptide secretion in the crab, Cancer borealis, by in vivo  microdialysis.
Liang, ZD; Schmerberg, CM; Li, LJ*.
ANALYST, 140 (11):3803-3813; 10.1039/c4an02016b 2015.
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Immunoaffinity challenges of vomitoxin analysis removed with automation Improving sensitivity, safety and workflow with technology.
Hofhine, TR; Krantz, EK; Doolittle, P*; Barta, C*.
AGRO FOOD INDUSTRY HI-TECH, 26 (1):12-15; JAN-FEB 2015.
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Not all density functionals are created equal: the case of the missing electron in the oxidized [W-W equivalent to O](7+) core.
Brogden, DW; Berry, JF*.
CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 51 (44):9153-9156; 10.1039/c5cc02917a 2015.
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A preorganized beta-amino acid bearing a guanidinium side chain and its use in cell-penetrating peptides.
Demizu, Y; Oba, M; Okitsu, K; Yamashita, H; Misawa, T; Tanaka, M; Kurihara, M; Gellman, SH*.
ORGANIC & BIOMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY, 13 (20):5617-5620; 10.1039/c5ob00389j 2015.
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Barrier-free absorbance modulation for super-resolution optical lithography.
Majumder, A; Masid, F; Pollock, B; Andrew, TL*; Menon, R.
OPTICS EXPRESS OPTICAL SOC AMER SN 1094-4087 MAY 4 2015 VL 23 IS 9.
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Highly Torquoselective Electrocyclizations and Competing 1,7-Hydrogen Shifts of 1-Azatrienes with Silyl Substitution at the Allylic Carbon.
Ma, ZX; Patel, A; Houk, KN; Hsung, RP*,
ORGANIC LETTERS AMER CHEMICAL SOC WASHINGTON 1155 16TH ST, NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20036 USA SN 1523-7060 1523-7052 MAY 1 2015 VL 17 IS 9.
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AlCl3-Catalyzed Ring Expansion Cascades of Bicyclic Cyclobutenamides Involving Highly Strained Cis,Trans-Cycloheptadienone Intermediates.
Wang, XN; Krenske, EH; Johnston, RC; Houk, KN; Hsung, RP*.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY SN 0002-7863 APR 29 2015 VL 137 IS 16.
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Isomer-Specific Spectroscopy of Benzene-(H2O)(n), n=6,7: Benzene's Role in Reshaping Water's Three-Dimensional Networks.
Tabor, DP; Kusaka, R; Walsh, PS; Sibert, EL*; Zwier, TS.
Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 6 (10):1989-1995; 10.1021/acs.jpclett.5b00786 MAY 21 2015.
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Three Dimensional Liquid Chromatography Coupling Ion Exchange Chromatography/Hydrophobic Interaction Chromatography/Reverse Phase Chromatography for Effective Protein Separation in Top-Down Proteomics.
Valeja, SG; Xiu, LC; Gregorich, ZR; Guner, H; Jin, S*; Ge, Y.
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 87 (10):5363-5371; 10.1021/acs.analchem.5b00657 MAY 19 2015.
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Coupling Capillary Zone Electrophoresis with Electron Transfer Dissociation and Activated Ion Electron Transfer Dissociation for Top-Down Proteomics.
Zhao, YM; Riley, NM; Sun, LL; Hebert, AS; Yan, XJ; Westphall, MS; Rush, MJP; Zhu, GJ; Champion, MM; Medie, FM; Champion, PAD; Coon, JJ*; Dovichi, NJ.
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 87 (10):5422-5429; 10.1021/acs.analchem.5b00883 MAY 19 2015.
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Controlled Synthesis of Layered Double Hydroxide Nanoplates Driven by Screw Dislocations.
Forticaux, A; Dang, LN; Liang, HF; Jin, S*.
NANO LETTERS, 15 (5):3403-3409; 10.1021/acs.nanolett.5b00758 MAY 2015.
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Phosphorylation at the Homotypic Interface Regulates Nucleoprotein Oligomerization and Assembly of the Influenza Virus Replication Machinery.
Mondal, A; Potts, GK; Dawson, AR; Coon, JJ*; Mehle, A.
PLOS PATHOGENS, 11 (4):10.1371/journal.ppat.1004826 APR 2015.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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For the coming academic year, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Northern Illinois University has an available position for a Visiting Assistant Professor.  We are looking for a person with a doctoral degree, preferably in organic chemistry, who might or might not have completed a postdoctoral appointment and is interested in gaining experience in academics.
It is anticipated that the position will entail teaching in our organic chemistry sequence (CHEM 330 & 331 - primarily for biology majors), teaching chemistry in society offerings (CHEM 100 - general education), and oversight of our undergraduate research seminar (CHEM 498 & 499 - undergraduate chemistry and biochemistry majors).  The VAP will also perform research in collaboration with our existing research programs.
The compensation for the appointment will be highly competitive.  The appointment extends from August 16, 2015 to May 15, 2016.  A one year extension is possible, pending mutual agreement of the VAP and NIU.
If you know qualified persons who might be interested in the position, please have them provide a letter of interest and a curriculum vita.  In addition, the contact information and professional relationship of at least three references are requested.  The applicant should contact: Jon W. Carnahan, Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL  60115, phone: 815-753-1131, e-mail: carnahan@niu.edu.
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Chemistry: Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry. Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time one-year position of Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry to begin September 1, 2015.
Minimum Required Qualifications: We seek candidates who have an earned doctorate, but will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status. Candidates must have demonstrated excellence in teaching. A commitment to undergraduate teaching is essential; in their application candidates should discuss their commitment to teaching a student-centered undergraduate chemistry curriculum in a liberal arts environment.
Preferred Qualifications: We are interested in applicants who will complement our commitment to students and faculty from diverse cultural groups, and who will diversify the expertise and experiences represented in the department.
Major/Essential Functions: The teaching load will be seven course equivalents. Primary teaching responsibilities will include: 100-level organic chemistry lecture and associated labs, 200-level biochemistry laboratories, 100-level Principles of Chemistry laboratories, and a possible January Term experiential course determined by candidate and appropriate to the candidate's expertise.
Application and Institution Information: Electronic application is required; email application materials as PDFs to chem-search@gustavus.edu. The application materials must include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (scanned copies acceptable), and three confidential letters of professional recommendation (sent directly from the reference or letter service). The cover letter and letters of recommendation should be addressed to: Dr. Scott Bur, Search Committee  Chair, Department of Chemistry, Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 W College Ave, Saint Peter, MN 56082-1498. Application information is also available at: www.gustavus.edu/jobs. For more details, visit the College's website at: www.gustavus.edu/provost/newfaculty/ or contact Dr. Scott Bur at: 507-933-7320 or chem-search@gustavus.edu. Review of applications will begin on July 2, 2015, and continue until the position is filled.
Preference will be given to complete application files received by July 2, 2015.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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Postdoc Position at Pacific Northwest National Lab. We are looking for a postdoc to join our molecular catalysis group at Pacific Northwest National Lab, and we request your help through encouraging potential candidates to apply.  The research position will focus on catalysis for H2 production and oxidation.  The position will include synthesis, characterization, catalyst testing, and mechanistic studies.  Expertise in the synthesis, manipulation, and characterization of air-sensitive compounds is essential, and experience in electrochemistry would be helpful, but is not required. To apply, applicants can go to: http://www.jobs.pnnl.gov/ and locate job ID 304392. Contact: Monte L. Helm, Senior Scientist, Center for Molecular Electrocatalysis, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, 902 Battelle Boulevard, P.O. Box 999, MSIN K2-57, Richland, WA 99352  USA, Tel: 509-375-2331, Fax: 509-375-6660, E-mail: monte.helm@pnnl.gov, Web: http://efrc.pnnl.gov.
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Postdoctoral Associate Position in Organic Chemistry, Research Group of Timothy Dore, NYU Abu Dhabi. The Dore Laboratory in the Chemistry Program of the Division of Sciences at New York University Abu Dhabi seeks to appoint a Postdoctoral Associate starting September 2015. Applicants with backgrounds in synthetic organic, bioorganic, medicinal chemistry, or chemical biology are encouraged to apply. The research is aimed at developing new technology and tools for the study of biological function. Current projects include light-based methods to study developmental neurophysiology and small-molecule approaches to regulate CaaX proteases. For more information, visit: http://nyuad.nyu.edu/academics/faculty/timothy-dore.html.
Applicants must have received a Ph.D. in chemistry or related subject within the last three years or be within a few months of completion. We encourage applications from candidates with significant research experience in synthetic organic chemistry, bioorganic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, or chemical biology. Knowledge of photochemistry, molecular modeling, microscopy, molecular or cellular biology, biochemistry, or neuroscience is desired, but not required. Excellent communication skills in English, ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams, and scientific creativity are essential. The terms of employment are competitive and include housing and educational subsidies for children. Applications will be accepted immediately and candidates will be considered until the position is filled. To be considered, all applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a one-page summary of research accomplishments and interests, all in PDF format, through the NYUAD online application portal. Please visit our website at: http://nyuad.nyu.edu/about/careers/facultypositions. html for instructions and information on how to apply. If you have any questions, please email nyuad.science@nyu.edu.
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