Special Biochem Seminar – Jie Zhou

Mani L. Bhaumik Centennial Collaboratory 607 Charles E. Young Dr., East, Los Angeles, CA

Title: Identify and Target Proteolytic Neoepitopes in Cancer

Physical Chemistry Seminar 228: Dolores Bozovic

Mani L. Bhaumik Centennial Collaboratory 607 Charles E. Young Dr., East, Los Angeles, CA

Prof. Bozovic Flyer Title: Physics of the Auditory System Abstract: Hair cells of the auditory system constitute a remarkable biological sensor that exhibits nanometer-scale sensitivity of mechanical detection. Our experiments explore the active nonlinear processes behind the detection of very weak signals. We demonstrate the presence of chaos in the innate motility of active bundles, and […]

Special Houk-Jung Organic Colloquium 247: Soumitra Athavale

Mani L. Bhaumik Centennial Collaboratory 607 Charles E. Young Dr., East, Los Angeles, CA

Tales in Molecular Evolution:  From Chiral Symmetry Breaking to New-to-Nature Biocatalysis  The evolutionary journey of chemistry on our planet, from small molecules to genetic polymers, presents fascinating opportunities for the organic chemist. At one end, mysterious early steps evoke grand questions at the foundations of chemistry, while at the other, biology’s extraordinary machinery lies primed for creative manipulation.   […]

Houk-Jung Organic Colloquium 247: Zachary Wickens

Mani L. Bhaumik Centennial Collaboratory 607 Charles E. Young Dr., East, Los Angeles, CA

Prof. Wickens Flyer Selective Synthesis via Light and Electricity Abstract: We are investigating how organic radical ions–typically thought of as fleeting intermediates–can be tamed and exploited as a new family of organocatalysts and small molecule reagents. We identified selective generation of such species as a key hurdle stymying exploration these electronically-destabilized systems. To address this […]

Biochemistry Seminar Series – Prof. Zhipeng Lu

Mani L. Bhaumik Centennial Collaboratory 607 Charles E. Young Dr., East, Los Angeles, CA

Flyer: Zhipeng Lu Flyer Title: What does RNA look like in cells? Structures, interactions and modifications. Abstract: RNA in living cells are in constant motion, form dynamic structures, and interact with many molecules, including other RNAs. Direct determination of RNA structures and interactions in vivo is essential to understanding their functions, and developing new RNA-based […]

Physical Chemistry Seminar 228: David Ginger

Mani L. Bhaumik Centennial Collaboratory 607 Charles E. Young Dr., East, Los Angeles, CA

Prof Ginger Flyer Title: Probing Ion Injection and Transport in Conjugated Polymers: From Bioelectronic Brains to Energy Storage Abstract:   Ion injection and transport in conjugated polymers affects the performance of devices ranging from organic electrochemical transistors (OECT) for bioelectronic signal transduction, and from aqueous polymer batteries to next generation neuromorphic computing architectures. The performance of conjugated […]

Houk-Jung Organic Colloquium 247: Nicholas Ball

Mani L. Bhaumik Centennial Collaboratory 607 Charles E. Young Dr., East, Los Angeles, CA

Prof Ball Flyer Unlocking Fluorine: Activation of Sulfur(VI) Fluorides for New Sulfur-Fluorine Exchange (SuFEx) Reactions Abstract: Sulfur-fluoride exchange (SuFEx) chemistry is emerging as a promising synthetic tool in chemical biology, material science, and synthetic chemistry. In synthesis, sulfur (VI) fluorides show unique promise as synthons in organic chemistry due their stability versus other sulfur (VI) […]