UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 1/06/2014

Bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXVIII - No. 1 January 6th, 2014

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2013 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

Feb. 11, 2014 Mar. 11, 2014
Apr. 15, 2014 May 13, 2014

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

Jan. 21, 2014 Feb. 4, 2014 Feb. 18, 2014 Mar. 4, 2014
Mar. 25, 2014 Apr. 22, 2014 May 6, 2014 May 20, 2014

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SEMINARS
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Tuesday, January 21st, 2014 - Chemical Biology, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Gregory Voth, The University of Chicago "Theory and Simulation of Biomolecular Systems: Surmounting the Challenge of Bridging the Scales"
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Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Sam Krerowicz of the Schwartz Group, UW Madison "Organic Student Seminar"
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Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 - Chemical Biology, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Cecilia Clementi, Rice University "Multiscale Modeling of Macromolecular Dynamics"
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Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Amanda Corcos, UW Madison "TBD"
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Thursday, January 30th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. James Sawicki of the Yoon Group, UW Madison "Organic Student Seminar"
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Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Michael A. Duncan, University of Georgia "Infrared Spectroscopy of Cold Ions and their Clusters: Inorganic and Organic Chemistry in the Gas Phase"
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Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Seth Horne, University of Pittsburgh "TBD"
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Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Judith Burstyn, UW-Madison "TBD"
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Thursday, February 6th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315. Maaz Ahmed of the Stahl Group, UW Madison "Organic Student Seminar"
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Monday, February 10th, 2014 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 3:00 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Bldg.. Professor Lynn Kamerlin, Uppsala University, Sweden "Theoretical Chemistry Institute Seminar"
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Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Christopher Mundy, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Ken Houk, UCLA "Organic seminar"
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Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Theo Agapie, California Institute of Technology "TBD"
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Thursday, February 13th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Ryan Scamp of the Schomaker Group, UW Madison "Organic Student Seminar"
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Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Markus Raschke, University of Colorado-Boulder "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Arthur Mar, University of Alberta "TBA"
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Thursday, February 20th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Scott McCann of the Stahl group, UW Madison "Organic Student Seminar"
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Monday, February 24th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Kyoko Nozaki, University of Toyko "Casey Lectureship Seminar Series, Title TBD"
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Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 - Chemical Biology, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Doug Barrick, Johns Hopkins University "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Jeff Kelly, Scripps Research Institute "Organic Seminar"
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Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Kyoko Nozaki, The University of Tokyo, Casey Lectureship Seminar Series, "TBD"
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Thursday, February 27th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Jean Rivera of the Keutsch Group, UW Madison "Organic Student Seminar"
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Friday, February 28th, 2014 - Department Special Event, 4:00 pm, Union South. Chemistry Department, UW Madison "Graduate Recruiting Weekend"
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Vibrational spectroscopy of water in hydrated lipid multi-bilayers. III. Water clustering and vibrational energy transfer.
Gruenbaum, SM; Skinner, JL*.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 139 (17):10.1063/1.4827018 NOV 7 2013.
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An Explicit Consideration of Desolvation is Critical to Binding Free Energy Calculations of Charged Molecules at Ionic Surfaces.
Mori, T; Hamers, RJ*; Pedersen, JA; Cui, Q*.
Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, 9 (11):5059-5069; 10.1021/ct400487e NOV 2013.
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Quantifying proteomes and their post-translational modifications by stable isotope label-based mass spectrometry.
Merrill, AE; Coon, JJ*.
CURRENT OPINION IN CHEMICAL BIOLOGY, 17 (5):779-786; 10.1016/j.cbpa.2013.06.011 OCT 2013.
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Cyclic Constraints on Conformational Flexibility in gamma-Peptides: Conformation Specific IR and UV Spectroscopy.
Walsh, PS; Kusaka, R; Buchanan, EG; James, WH; Fisher, BF; Gellman, SH*; Zwier, TS.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A, 117 (47):12350-12362; 10.1021/jp408736t NOV 28 2013.
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Triply Resonant Sum Frequency Spectroscopy: Combining Advantages of Resonance Raman and 2D-IR.
Boyle, ES; Neff-Mallon, NA; Wright, JC*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A, 117 (47):12401-12408; 10.1021/jp409377a NOV 28 2013.
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Tunable, Chemoselective Amination via Silver Catalysis.
Rigoli, JW; Weatherly, CD; Alderson, JM; Vo, BT; Schomaker, JM*.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 135 (46):17238-17241; 10.1021/ja406654y NOV 20 2013.
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Superhydrophobic Polymer Multilayers that Promote the Extended, Long-Term Release of Embedded Water-Soluble Agents.
Manna, U; Kratochvil, MJ; Lynn, DM*.
ADVANCED MATERIALS, 25 (44):6405-6409; 10.1002/adma.201302561 NOV 2013.
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Restoration of Superhydrophobicity in Crushed Polymer Films by Treatment with Water: Self-Healing and Recovery of Damaged Topographic Features Aided by an Unlikely Source.
Manna, U; Lynn, DM*.
ADVANCED MATERIALS, 25 (36):5104-5108; 10.1002/adma.201302217 SEP 2013.
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Thiols and Selenols as Electron-Relay Catalysts for Disulfide-Bond Reduction.
Lukesh, JC; VanVeller, B; Raines, RT*.
Angewandte Chemie-international Edition, 52 (49):12901-12904; 10.1002/anie.201307481 DEC 2 2013.
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Mechanism of IAPP amyloid fibril formation involves an intermediate with a transient beta-sheet.
Buchanan, LE; Dunkelberger, EB; Tran, HQ; Cheng, PN; Chiu, CC; Cao, P; Raleigh, DP; de Pablo, JJ; Nowick, JS; Zanni, MT*.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110 (48):19285-19290; 10.1073/pnas.1314481110 NOV 26 2013.
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Structural Characterization of alpha/beta-Peptides having Alternating Residues: X-ray Structures of the 11/9-Helix from Crystals of Racemic Mixtures.
Lee, M; Shim, J; Kang, P; Guzei, IA*; Choi, SH.
Angewandte Chemie-international Edition, 52 (48):12564-12567; 10.1002/anie.201306404 NOV 25 2013.
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Differential expression of proteins in naive and IL-2 stimulated primary human NK cells identified by global proteomic analysis.
Ma, D; Cao, WF; Kapur, A; Felder, M; Scarlett, CO; Patankar, MS; Li, LJ*.
JOURNAL OF PROTEOMICS, 91 151-163; 10.1016/j.jprot.2013.06.024 OCT 8 2013.
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A multi-scale strategy for discovery of novel endogenous neuropeptides in the crustacean nervous system.
Jia, CX; Lietz, CB; Ye, H; Hui, LM; Yu, Q; Yoo, S; Li, LJ*.
JOURNAL OF PROTEOMICS, 91 1-12; 10.1016/j.jprot.2013.06.021 OCT 8 2013.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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Platypus Technologies. Product Development Chemist/Engineer. Platypus Technologies uses advanced materials to develop sensors for industrial hygiene and environmental monitoring markets; and cell assay systems for life science research. The company has built a uniquely broad portfolio of intellectual property, expertise and technological capabilities, and is poised to commercialize multiple new products, applying expertise in physics, chemistry, materials science, biology and engineering. Employees benefit from a small company atmosphere in which everyone contributes to whatever tasks are needed to accomplish company goals. Platypus offers a stimulating, challenging environment, a full benefits package, and competitive salary.
Reporting to the Technical Director, the Product Development Chemist / Engineer will be a significant contributor to the design, development, and production of the company's liquid crystal-based chemical and biological sensors. The Chemist / Engineer will implement product development projects, generate new product ideas, and help bring projects to commercial readiness.  The successful candidate will be a member of a multidisciplinary team of scientists and engineers experienced in commercializing new products, and will have access to world-class scientific advisors.
Primary Responsibilities:
     •    Play a key role developing chemical approaches to sensing diverse targets using the company's
          proprietary liquid crystal sensor technology.
     •    Assist with the development and manufacture of new products.
     •    Support product launch activities and line extensions.
     •    Assist with applications for federal grants and contracts to support innovative product development.
     •    Other duties to be assigned as needed.
Candidate Requirements:
     •    PhD in chemistry, chemical engineering, chemical physics, materials science or related discipline.
     •    Familiarity with liquid crystals and materials-related technology development an advantage.
     •    Team player, with enthusiasm for working in multidisciplinary product development teams.
     •    Able and willing to contribute to product development from concept to market readiness.
     •    Detailed-oriented and self-motivated with strong English language communication skills.
How To Apply: Email resume and cover letter to: hr@platypustech.com with the subject line PDC1213. Platypus Technologies, 5520 Nobel Drive, Madison, WI 53711, USA. Toll-Free 1.866.296.4455 Fax: 608.237.1271, web: http://www.platypustech.com, orders@platypustech.com, http://www.platypustech.com/order.html.
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Indiana University, Bloomington. Visiting Lecturer Position in Biochemistry/Organic Chemistry. The Department of Chemistry at Indiana University (http://www.chem.indiana.edu/) invites applications for a non-tenure track visiting lecturer position in biochemistry, organic chemistry and freshman chemistry starting in the Fall of 2014.  This appointment will be at the level of Visiting Lecturer, for a 2-year period and pending a satisfactory annual review, can be renewed for a third and final year.  Candidates with prior teaching experience in undergraduate biochemistry are especially encouraged to apply.  Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.  Applications will be reviewed starting on January 31, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.  Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae (emphasizing teaching experience) and teaching philosophy as a single pdf, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: Professor David Giedroc, Chair, Department of Chemistry, Indiana University, 800 E. Kirkwood, Bloomington, Indiana 47405.  All materials should be sent electronically to: chemchair@indiana.edu. Indiana University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and especially encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented groups in chemistry to apply.
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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Assistant Professor (Analytical Chemistry). Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at SIU Carbondale seeks applicants for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor specializing in Analytical Chemistry, or a related subfield. The Department offers Ph.D., M.S., B.S. and B.A. degrees in various specializations. Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a vigorous externally-funded research program, mentor graduate and undergraduate researchers, and teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels (particularly courses concerning analytical chemistry). The successful candidate will join a young and interdisciplinary Department that has enjoyed continued success in obtaining major (NIH/NSF/DOE) federal funding, including 7 NSF CAREER Awardees since 2000.
Requirements: A Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, or closely related field, at least one year of postdoctoral research experience and a strong record of publications in both Ph.D. and postdoctoral studies are required.
Effective Date of Employment: August 16, 2014. Application Deadline: Review of applications will commence December 13, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. Application Procedure: Submit a letter of application (in which the specialty area applied for is specified), curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research plans (~5-7 pages), a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to: chemapp@chem.siu.edu (electronic submissions, with all attachments in .pdf format, strongly preferred). Alternatively, applications may be submitted to: Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Mail Code 4409, 1245 Lincoln Drive, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL 62901.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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