UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 4/29/2013

Bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXVII - No. 15 April 29th, 2013

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JIM MAYNARD RECEIVES EDUCATIONAL INNOVATION FUND
Jim Maynard has received $40K from the Educational Innovation Fund on campus for his proposal "Video Course Development for Large-Lecture Chemistry Courses". The Department will provide $10,000 in matching funds. This will enable us to explore new ways to use video in our large lecture courses in Genchem and Organic. Many thanks to Jim for his leadership in this venture!
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2013 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

May 14th, 2013

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

May 7th, 2013

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SEMINARS
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Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 - McElvain Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Greg Engel, The University of Chicago "Imaging Quantum Effects in Biological Systems to Elucidate Design Principles of Photosynthetic Energy Transfer"
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Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 - McElvain Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Derek Lowe, Vertex Pharmaceuticals "Medicinal Chemistry: Getting Old, Or Just Starting to Grow Up"
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Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John Arnold, University of California, Berkeley "Catalysis via a Reactive 3-Coordinate Niobium Species"
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Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 - Abbott Organic Seminar, 9:30 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Larry Overman, University of California, Irvine "AbbVie Lecture - Rearranged Spongian Diterpenes: Linking Chiral Rings at Stereocenters"
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Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Ron Cohen, University of California, Berkeley "Breathing Easier? New perspectives on the atmospheric chemistry of ozone and aerosol"
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Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 - Materials Science Program Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 265 in the Materials Science and Engineering Building.  Xifan Wu, Department of Physics, Temple University. "Linear scaling method of exact exchange -- towards better understandings of electronic and molecular structures in liquids"
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Friday, May 3rd, 2013 - Department, Graduate Special Event, 4:00 pm, Varsity Hall II (Union South). Department of Chemistry Graduate Students, UW-Madison "GSFLC Poster Session"
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Monday, May 6th, 2013 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 3:00 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Joseph Subotnik, University of Pennsylvania "A molecular interpretation of Marcus Theory from the Surface Hopping Perspective"
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Monday, May 6th, 2013 - 2012-2013 X-Ray Superuser Seminar, 12:00 p.m., Room 1220 in the new Biochemical Sciences Building on Henry Mall. Presenter and title TBA.
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Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Carlos Vega, Complutense University of Madrid "Describing Water Using Computer Simulation"
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Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Andrew Borovik, University of California Irvine "Metal-Oxo Complexes in Biology and Chemistry"
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Thursday, May 9th, 2013 - Analytical, Chemical Biology Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. David Weis, Kansas University "Exploring the Role of Flexibility in Protein Function and Dysfunction With H/D Exchange Mass Spectrometry"
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Friday, May 10th, 2013 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. James Yardley, Columbia University "Preparing for a New Era of Multidisciplinary Research: Nanoscale Science and Engineering"
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Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 - Department Special Event, 1:30 pm, 9341 Chemistry Building. "Department Meeting"
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Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 - Chemical Biology, Organic Seminar, 2:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Michael Marletta, Scripps Research Institute "Novartis Symposium"
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Thursday, May 16th, 2013 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Rainer Volkamer, University of Colorado, Boulder "Analytical Seminar"
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Similarities in STXM-NEXAFS Spectra of Atmospheric Particles and Secondary Organic Aerosol Generated from Glyoxal, alpha-Pinene, Isoprene, 1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene, and d-Limonene.
Shakya, KM; Liu, S; Takahama, S; Russell, LM; Keutsch, FN*; Galloway, MM; Shilling, JE; Hiranuma, N; Song, C; Kim, H; Paulson, SE; Pfaffenberger, L; Barmet, P; Slowik, J; Prevot, ASH; Dommen, J; Baltensperger, U.
AEROSOL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 47 (5):543-555; 10.1080/02786826.2013.772950 MAY 1 2013.
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Three Independent Techniques Localize Expression of Transcript afp-11 and Its Bioactive Peptide Products to the Paired AVK Neurons in Ascaris suum: In Situ Hybridization, Immunocytochemistry, and Single Cell Mass Spectrometry.
Jarecki, JL; Viola, IR; Andersen, KM; Miller, AH; Ramaker, MA; Vestling, MM*; Stretton, AO.
ACS CHEMICAL NEUROSCIENCE, 4 (3):418-434; 10.1021/cn3001334 MAR 2013.
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Mass spectrometric characterization of the neuropeptidome of the ghost crab Ocypode ceratophthalma (Brachyura, Ocypodidae).
Hui, LM; D'Andrea, BT; Jia, CX; Liang, ZD; Christie, AE; Li, LJ*.
GENERAL AND COMPARATIVE ENDOCRINOLOGY, 184 22-34; 10.1016/j.ygcen.2012.12.008 APR 1 2013.
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Geometric and Electronic Structures of Manganese-Substituted Iron Superoxide Dismutase.
Jackson, TA; Gutman, CT; Maliekal, J; Miller, AF; Brunold, TC*.
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 52 (6):3356-3367; 10.1021/ic302867y MAR 18 2013.
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Modular Synthesis of Alkyne-Substituted Ruthenium Polypyridyl Complexes Suitable for "Click" Coupling.
Gerken, JB; Rigsby, ML; Ruther, RE; Perez-Rodriguez, RJ; Guzei, IA*; Hamers, RJ*; Stahl, SS*.
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 52 (6):2796-2798; 10.1021/ic302827s MAR 18 2013.
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Physically-Motivated Force Fields from Symmetry-Adapted Perturbation Theory.
McDaniel, JG; Schmidt, JR*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A, 117 (10):2053-2066; 10.1021/jp3108182 MAR 14 2013.
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Characterization and Quantification of Intact 26S Proteasome Proteins by Real-Time Measurement of Intrinsic Fluorescence Prior to Top-down Mass Spectrometry.
Russell, JD; Scalf, M; Book, AJ; Ladror, DT; Vierstra, RD; Smith, LM*; Coon, JJ*.
PLOS ONE, 8 (3):10.1371/journal.pone.0058157 MAR 11 2013.
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Aerobic Oxidative Heck/Dehydrogenation Reactions of Cyclohexenones: Efficient Access to meta-Substituted Phenols.
Izawa, Y; Zheng, CW; Stahl, SS*.
ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION, 52 (13):3672-3675; 10.1002/anie.201209457 2013.
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Copyright © 2013 Thomson ISI
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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Research/Sr. Research Investigator, Chemistry. Department: Medicinal Chemistry Location: Wilmington, DE. Research/Sr. Research Investigator, Chemistry. Incyte, Corp., Wilmington, DE.
This position designs and synthesizes novel compounds or their back-ups that meet nomination criteria. Summary of the Essential Functions of the Job:
     •    Designs novel compounds and designs/conducts organic chemistry experiments to develop and
          optimize the synthesis of those novel compounds to meet nomination criteria
     •    Utilizes the principles of Organic Chemistry to guide, direct and assist drug discovery
     •    Independently drives research projects, solves problems and generates testable hypotheses
     •    Guides, directs or supervises others and/or performs, as appropriate, laboratory techniques and
          procedures
     •    Collaborates with biologists in developing structure activity relationships for molecular targets of
          pharmacological interest
     •    Understands patent requirements. Designs appropriate experiments and provides suitable data for
          patent applications (including well documented laboratory notebook)
     •    Principal author on papers or meets inventorship criteria, if co-author, within proprietary constraints
     •    Represents the Company as a technical expert (e.g. licensing, patents, scientific/industry meetings,
          etc.)
     •    Works with latest organic/analytical chemistry technology and equipment
     •    Identifies or develops novel technologies to meet research objectives
     •    Works on existing programs under lead of other researchers
     •    Understands key aspects of a project/program within a particular discipline
     •    Responsible for a portion of a research effort related to a primary program
     •    Leverages extensive use of the literature to increase knowledge base and design novel research
     •    Demonstrates a clear and unbiased understanding of research goals of a project and management
          expectations
Minimum Requirements: Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry or equivalent experience. Contact Information: Elham Behshad, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, Incyte Corp., Tel:  302-498-6966, Fax:  302-498-2721.
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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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The Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases (IND) at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) is seeking outstanding postdoctoral fellows to pursue groundbreaking research projects involving neurodegenerative illnesses in humans. The postdoctoral mentoring program at the IND trains fellows to become independent investigators qualified to research neurodegenerative diseases using the most appropriate, modern methods. To achieve this goal, fellows must acquire a strong foundation in the fundamentals that will enable them to master new techniques and approaches long after they complete formal training.
Applicants should hold or be close to completing a Ph.D., M.D. or D.V.M. degree and be highly motivated individuals with expertise in one or more of the following: neuroscience, molecular biology, synthetic chemistry, biophysics, cell biology, or animal behavior. Applicants should apply through the IND's website at: http://ind.ucsf.edu/ind/careers/postdoctoral with a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a brief statement of research accomplishments and interests, and the contact information of three references.
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Postdoctoral Position in Advanced Materials/Heterogeneous Catalysis/Monolithic Reactors. Departments of Chemistry and Chemical and Biological Engineering. The University of Alabama. Our dynamic interdisciplinary faculty team of Ryan Hartman (Chemical and Biological Engineering), Martin Bakker (Chemistry) and Kevin Shaughnessy (Chemistry) is combining Materials Chemistry, Heterogeneous Catalysis and Monolithic Reactors, and has a Post-doctoral position open for an outstanding candidate with experience in one or more of the following areas: heterogeneous catalysis, sol-gel synthesis, synthesis of self-organizing materials and continuous reactors. The project will involve scale up of various sol-gel based methods for making hierarchically porous catalysts, the incorporation of these materials into a flow reactor, and studying the efficiency of the catalysis under process conditions. More details concerning the project can be found by contacting: Dr. Ryan Hartman: rhartman@eng.ua.edu, 205-348-1696; Dr. Bakker: bakker@bama.ua.edu, 205-348-9116; or Dr. Shaughnessy: kshaughn@as.ua.edu, 205-348-4435. The position is available starting June 1 2013 and is for a year, renewable by mutual agreement for a second year. Application is made online at: http://facultyjobs.ua.edu/postings/31562.
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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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