Brooklyn College Chemistry Colloquia
Spring 2016
Fridays: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
432 Ingersoll Hall Extension (unless otherwise noted)

February 19

Daniele Di Marino, Università della Svizzera Italiana, Switzerland

"A comprehensive description of the homo- and hetero-dimerization mechanism of the CCR5 and CXCR4n chemokine receptors"

February 26

Jean Gafney, Baruch College, CUNY


March 4

Marion Emmert, Worcester Polytechnic Institute 

"Breaking Strong Bonds and Recovering Rare Earths: Adventures in Sustainable Chemistry"

March 11

Nasri Nesnas, Florida Tech 


April 1

Sebastien Bontemps, CNRS Toulouse, France 


April 7 — Friedman Lecture

Greg Petsko, Weill Cornell Medical College

"Targeting Protein Trafficking for the Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease"

April 8

Jay Schneekloth, National Cancer Institute at Frederick

"Targeting Structurally and Functionally Diverse Nucleic Acids with Druglike Small Molecules" 

April 15

Jeremy Wulff, University of Victoria


May 13  —  Rescheduled to Fall semester

Lara Mahal, New York University

"Cracking the glycocode with systems-based approaches"



Brooklyn College Chemistry Colloquia
Fall 2015
Fridays: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
432 Ingersoll Hall Extension (unless otherwise noted) 

October 9

Rachel Austin, Barnard College

"Bridging scales: A molecular perspective on selected problems in environmental (bio) inorganic chemistry"

October 16

Charles Jakobsche, Clark University

"From Synthetic Organic Chemistry Methodology to Chemical Biology"

November 6

Jean P. Gaffney,  Baruch College, CUNY

"Finding New Mechanisms of Fluorescence in Marine Organisms" -- CANCELLED

November 13

Sebastian Poget, College of Staten Island, CUNY

"Interactions between animal peptide toxins and ion channel domains: Functional and NMR structural studies"

November 20

Brian Zeglis, Hunter College, CUNY

"Harnessing Bioorthogonal Chemistry for Pretargeted PET Imaging"

December 4

Kevin Ryan, City College, CUNY

"Molecular Recognition of Small Molecules by the Mammalian Odorant Receptors"


Brooklyn College Chemistry Colloquia
Spring 2015
Fridays: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
432 Ingersoll Hall Extension (unless otherwise noted)

January 30

Ryan Murelli, Brooklyn College, CUNY

"New Synthetic Methods and Strategies for Drug Discovery and Development"

February 6

Silvia De Rubeis, Mount Sinai

"Unraveling the neurogenetics of autism spectrum disorder"

February 20

Pawel Kulesza, University of Warsaw

"Lighting-up Metals: Fluorescent Tools for the Study of Magnesium Homeostasis"

March 6

Canceled due to inclement weather. It will be rescheduled. 

Jay Schneekloth, NCI Frederick

"Targeting Gene Expression With Small Molecules: New Strategies and Technologies"

March 20 

Mingzhao Liu, Brookhaven National Laboratory

“Photocatalytic Water Splitting over Metal oxide nanostructures: Carrier Recombination Assessment and Management”

March 27

Megan Shaw, Mount Sinai

“Exploring Novel Targets for Influenza Antivirals”

April 24 

Mark Kobrak, Brooklyn College

“A Thermodynamic Approach to Interfacial Concentration Gradients”

May 1

Ulrich Bierbach, Wake Forest University

“Preclinical Status of Platinum-Intercalator Hybrid Anticancer Agents”

May 8

Reza Khayat, City College of New York

“Mechanism of cellular recognition by Porcine Circovirus”

May 14

Tom Muir, Princeton University Friedman Lecture

“Houdini Proteins: Discovery and Applications of Ultrafast Inteins”


Brooklyn College Chemistry Colloquia
Fall 2014
Fridays: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
432 Ingersoll Hall Extension (unless otherwise noted)

September 5

Rein Uljin, Advanced Science Research Center, CUNY

"Adaptive Nanosystems Using Aromatic Peptide Amphiphiles"

Host: Associate Professor Brian Gibney

September 12

Piotr Piotowiak, Rutgers University – Newark

"Photoinduced Electron Transfer in Host-Guest Assemblies, Molecular Clusters and Dendrimers"

Host: Associate Professor Laura Juszczak

September 19 (Special Seminar)

Geoffrey Coates, Cornell University


Host: Inorganic and Organometallic Topical Group of the New York ACS

Note: This seminar is part a symposium held at Columbia University (209 Havemeyer Hall)

October 10

Mike Massiah, George Washington University

"Using NMR, MD Simulation, and Biochemical Techniques to Characterize the Function of MID1: A Multifaceted Protein Linked to Cleft Lipid/Palate and Huntington Disease"

Host: Assistant Professor Emilio Gallicchio

October 17

Rob Knowles, Princeton University

"Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer in Organic Synthesis and Asymmetric Catalysis"

Host: Assistant Professor Ryan Murelli

October 24

Stuart F. J. Le Grice, Center for Cancer Research, NCI at Frederick

Small Molecule Inhibitors of HIV Ribonuclease H and Integrase

Host: Assistant Professor Ryan Murelli

November 7

Elizabeth Biddinger, City College of New York (CUNY)

"Investigating Ionic Liquids in Electrochemical Applications

Host: Professor Mark Kobrak

November 14 (Special Seminar)

Michael Kelly


Host: Brooklyn College Chemistry Club

November 21

Shengping Zheng, Hunter College (CUNY)

"Heterocycle Synthesis From Quinoids"

Host: Assistant Professor Ryan Murelli

December 5

Pawel Kulesza, University of Warsaw


Host: Professor Malgorzata Ciszkowska

December 18  (Two special seminars)

Santiago Gómez-Ruiz (Profesor Titular, Rey Juan Carlos I , Madrid, Spain)

"Biological applications of nanostructured materials functionalized with metal complexes"


Sanjiv Prashar (Profesor Titular, Rey Juan Carlos I , Madrid, Spain)

"Catalytic applications of metal complexes and nanostructured materials" 

Host: Professor Maria Contel