We have an exciting group of speakers scheduled for our 2016-17 Distinguished Lecture Series: Professors Douglas Rees, Kimberly Prather and Jacqueline Barton.
The series begins with the Fall 2016 lecture on Monday, October 10, 2016 by Dr. Douglas Rees, Roscoe Gilkey Dickinson Professor of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology, HHMI Investigator, titled “Ironing Out the Nitrogenase Mechanism” .
Dr. Kimberly Prather, Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UC San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, will give the Winter 2017 Distinguished Lecture on Monday, January 23, 2017 and Dr. Jacqueline Barton, Roscoe Gilkey Dickinson Professor of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology, HHMI Investigator, will give the Spring 2017 Distinguished Lecture on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. All of the 2016-17 Distinguished Lectures will take place at 4:00 p.m. at the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) auditorium followed by a reception. The UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry Distinguished Lecture Series is a department-wide colloquium in a special week once per quarter when there are no other seminars in our department. Since beginning this event three years ago, we have invited some of the world’s most accomplished and engaging people to speak: Frances Arnold (Caltech), Barry Honig (Columbia), Nobel Laureate Roger Kornberg (Stanford), Harry Gray (Caltech), Francois Diederich (ETH Zurich), Yi Lu (Illinois), Sharon Hammes-Schiffer (Illinois) and JoAnne Stubbe (MIT). Their lectures have consistently encouraged thought-provoking conversations and ideas.
The lectures are open to the public. While the research covered in the lectures is meant to appeal to a broad range of chemists and biochemists, the lectures also include a general introduction to the research for those who are further separated in research expertise.
For more information about the Distinguished Lecture Series please contact Penny Jennings, Communications Manager, email@example.com, 310-825-9809.