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Wednesday, May 1
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Chemical Biology Approaches for Interrogating the Contributions of Altered Circadian Rhythms and Macrophages to Cancer Aggression
  • Michelle Farkas, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Massachusetts - Amherst,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
What can statistical state dynamics teach us about emergent coherent structures in stratified turbulence?
  • Joseph Fitzgerald, Caltech,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Moore 239
Computational Imaging: a Quest for the Perfect Image
  • Jaebum Chung, Graduate Student, Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Properties of Metallic Liquids at High Temperature and Their Relation to Glass Formation
  • Kenneth Kelton, Professor of Physics and the Arthur Holly Compton Professor in Arts & Sciences, Washington University (St. Louis, Missouri),
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Thursday, May 2
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Crellin 151
Investigating the role of the [4Fe-4S] cluster of yeast Dna2
  • Siobhán MacArdle, Graduate Student, Barton Group, CCE, Caltech,
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3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Crellin 151
Noncovalent Interactions of Silent Agonist Binding to the Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor
  • Catriona Blunt, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Quantum Diagnostics: from single-cells to single-molecules
  • Dino Di Carlo, Professor, Department of Bioengineering, University of California, Los Angeles,
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Friday, May 3
8:30 am - 9:30 am
Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Chemical Tools for Protein Imaging in Live Bacterial Cells
  • Samuel Ho, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Broad 100
How single cells sense Smad3 signal
  • Christopher Frick, Graduate Student, BMB, Caltech,
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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Applications of the Enantioselective Allylic Alkylation Toward the Synthesis of Complex Natural Products
  • Steven A. Loskot, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Steele 125
Dielectric Metasurfaces from Fundamentals to Applications
  • Seyedeh Mahsa Kamali, Graduate Student, Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
H2 Evolution from a Ni(III) Hydride
  • Nina X. Gu, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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Monday, May 6
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Copper and Nickel Catalysis for the Construction of Novel C−N and C−C Bonds
  • Carson Matier, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Crellin 151
Mechanistic Study of Photoinduced C–S Bond Formation and Electrochemical Ammonia Production by a Surface-Attached Iron Complex
  • Kareem Hannoun, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Bioinspired Coordination Complexes and Polymers for Energy Applications
  • Smaranda Marinescu, Gabilan Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California,
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Tuesday, May 7
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Non-Innocent Anthracene-Based Ligand Towards Zr(IV)-Catalyzed Coupling of Alkynes and Nitriles to N-Heterocycles
  • Choon (Marcus) Heng Low, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Alcohol and Amine Derivatives Guide Position-Selective C-H Functionalization Reactions
  • Jenny Roizen, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Duke University,
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Wednesday, May 8
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Annenberg 243
Impact of Transmission Network Topology on Electrical Power Systems
  • Linqi (Daniel) Guo, Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Caltech,
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2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Moore 139
Oxygen Transporter and Generator Devices to Treat Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Nicholas Scianmarello, Graduate Student, Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology,
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3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Employing an Interest in Chemistry to Positively Impact Patient Lives
  • Dr. Bruce Ellsworth, Director, Head of Fibrotic Diseases Discovery Chemistry, Bristol Myers Squibb,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Shining light on the dark matter of natural products: Structure and function of colibactin
  • Seth Herzon, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Yale University,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
The Atlantic-Pacific salinity asymmetry and the hydrological cycle
  • Johan Nilsson, Stockholm University,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Additive Manufacturing of Glass Optics
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Thursday, May 9
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Li-ion and Li-air batteries: harnessing oxygen redox and understanding interfacial reactivity in high energy batteries
  • Bryan McCloskey, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Berkeley,
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Friday, May 10
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Rapid Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing via Measurement of Nucleic Acid Quantity and State
  • Nathan Schoepp, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Bioanalytical Tools to Develop Rapid Diagnostics and Study Physiology
  • Justin Rolando, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Accessing Chiral Amines via Enantioconvergent, Nickel-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling of N-Hydroxyphthalimide Esters
  • Dylan Freas, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Beckman Behavioral Biology B180
Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Student/Postdoc Seminar Series
  • Gil Sharon, Postdoc, Mazmanian Lab, Caltech,
  • Ben Levin, Postdoc, Arnold Lab, Caltech,
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Monday, May 13
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Beckman Behavioral Biology B180
Proteomics Profiling and Functional Characterization of Caenorhabditis elegans Excreted/Secreted Proteins
  • Wen Chen, Graduate Student, BMB, Caltech,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
What did the metal know, and when did she know it? Ultrafast XUV spectroscopy reveals short-lived states in transition metal complexes and organohalide perovskites
  • Josh Vura-Weis, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Chemistry, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Use of recombinant self-associating proteins for altering cellular fate and behavior
  • Mark Kozlowski, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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Tuesday, May 14
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Revealing the chemistry in quantum chemistry: from diatomics to proton coupled electron transfer in enzymes
  • Gerald Knizia, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, The Pennsylvania State University,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
"A Weird Ion Channel for a Weird Ion: How Microbes Protect their Precious Bodily Fluids from Environmental Fluoride"
  • Christopher Miller, Professor, Biochemistry, Brandeis University/HHMI,
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Wednesday, May 15
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Beckman Institute Auditorium
Join us at the BIA for 7 sustainability science research talks presented by Resnick Graduate and Postdoctoral Fellows! All are invited to attend!
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11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Earth-Abundant Metal Oxides for Anodic Reactions in Acidic Electrolytes
  • Ivan Moreno-Hernandez, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Crellin 151
Characterization of adaptor binding and substrate processing by VCP/p97
  • Emily Blythe, Graduate Student, BMB, Caltech,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Enantioselective Chemical Synthesis Methods via Cooperative Catalysis
  • Tom Snaddon, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Indiana University - Bloomington,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
The wetland methane paradox: how does O2 enhance methane production?
  • Xinning Zhang, Princeton University,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Synthesis, the new frontier for computational materials science
  • Gerbrand Ceder, Professor of Materials Science & Engineering, University of California at Berkeley,
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Thursday, May 16
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Crellin 151
Quantitative, Spatially-Resolved Measurement of Protein Synthesis in Neurons
  • Sophie Miller, Graduate Student, Tirrell Group, CCE, Caltech,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Nitrate-initiated biogenic aerosol production: anthropogenically triggered atmospheric haze formation over forests
  • Dr. Juliane Fry, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Studies, Reed College,
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Friday, May 17
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Beckman Behavioral Biology B180
Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Student/Postdoc Seminar Series
  • Manuel Razo Mejia, Graduate Student, Philips Lab, Caltech,
  • Jingzhou Wang, Graduate Student, Mayo Lab, Caltech,
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Monday, May 20
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Spectroscopic and Kinetic Studies of Catalytically Versatile Non-Heme Iron Enzymes
  • Yisong (Alex) Guo, Assistant Professor, Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University,
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Tuesday, May 21
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Broad 100
Molecular Basis for Ribosomal Protein Protection from Cellular Degradation
  • Ferdinand Huber, Graduate Student, BMB, Caltech,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
On the role of asynchronicity in C-H bond activations
  • Martin Srnec, Head of Department of Computational Chemistry, Department of Computational Chemistry, J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry,
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Wednesday, May 22
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Shape Selectivity of Small-pore Molecular Sieves for the Methanol-to-Olefin Reaction
  • Jong Hun Kang, Graduate Student, Chemical Engineering, Caltech,
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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
  • Hyun Gi Yun, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Aerosol-Cloud Interactions: Buffering Processes, Challenges Ahead, and Promising Approaches
  • Yangang Liu, Brookhaven National Laboratory,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Efficient and Versatile Annulation to Build Diverse (Macro)Molecular Ladders as Microporous Membranes and Antiaromatic Molecules
  • Yan Xia, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Chemistry Department, Stanford University,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
The Materials Science of Sustainable Cements
  • Claire E White, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
  • Jae Ho Lee, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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Thursday, May 23
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Crellin 151
Innovating Organofluorine Synthesis by Bridging Synthetic Chemistry and Biology
  • Xiongyu Huang, PostDoc, Arnold Group, CCE, Caltech,
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3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Aerosol Particle Measurements: Strategies for Health-Relevant Data Collection and Analysis
  • Amanda Grantz, Graduate Student, Chemical Engineering, Caltech,
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Friday, May 24
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Moore 239
Long Term Implantable Pressure Sensors
  • Aubrey Shapero, Graduate Student, Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Beckman Behavioral Biology B180
Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Student/Postdoc Seminar Series
  • Taylor Stevens, Graduate Student, Hoelz Lab, Caltech,
  • Xun Wang, Graduate Student, Rothenberg Lab, Caltech,
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Tuesday, May 28
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Applying Inorganic Chemistry to Challenges in Physics
  • Danna Freedman, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University,
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Wednesday, May 29
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Kinetic and Spectroscopic Studies of Chlorinated Intermediates in the Upper and Lower Atmosphere
  • Matthew Smarte, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Archeoceanography
  • Francis Albarede, ENS Lyon,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Crellin 151
Highly Multiplexed Imaging of E. coli Chromosome
  • Yandong Zhang, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Beckman Auditorium
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Thursday, May 30
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Understanding Remote Metal Effects on Fe/Mn-OHx Motifs Relevant to Water Oxidation
  • Christopher Reed, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Crellin 151
Decoding sterol recognition in Hedgehog autoprocessing
  • Rahul Purohit, PostDoc, Ondrus Group, CCE, Caltech,
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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Charge-Transfer Heptamethine Dyes for Singlet Oxygen Generation
  • Bryce Jarman, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
The Truth about Entropy
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2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Beckman Institute Auditorium
Interfacial Behavior of 2D Materials in Devices for Solar Fuels and Sensing Applications
  • Annelise Thompson, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Crellin 151
Functional Evaluation and Development of Novel Agonists and Modulators of Neuronal Ion Channels
  • Antoinette Blom, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Gates Annex 22
Nature of the Metal-Ligand Bond
  • Harry B. Gray, Arnold O. Beckman Professor of Chemistry, Division of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Caltech,
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Friday, May 31
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Crellin 151
Mechanistic Investigations of Pentameric Ligand-Gated Ion Channel Gating
  • Richard Mosesso, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Schlinger 101
Structure, symmetry and charge as drivers for non-statistical processes on the femtosecond timescale
  • Theis Solling, Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Coppenhagen,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
The Effect of Solvent on the Sulfur Reduction Processes in a Mg-S Battery
  • Sarah Bevilacqua, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Beckman Behavioral Biology B180
Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Student/Postdoc Seminar Series
  • Vahe Galstyan, Graduate Student, Philips Lab, Caltech,
  • Shyam Saladi, Graduate Student, Clemons Lab, Caltech,
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