Wilkes University

Past Speakers - Catherine H. Bone Lecture Series

Dr. Peter J. StangPeter Stang
University of Utah
Topic: “Abiological Self-Assembly: Predesigned Metallacycles and Metallacages via Coordination
When: Wednesday, 21 October 2015
Where: Stark Learning Center, Room 101

About the Speaker:
Dr. Stang is a Distinguished Professor and David P. Gardner Presidential Chair in the Department of Chemistry at the university of Utah.

Dr. Stang is the recipient of the Priestley Medal (in 2013), the National Medal of Science (2011), F.A. Cotton Medal for Excellence in Chemical Research (2010), Fred Basolo Medal for Outstanding Research in Inorganic Chemistry (2009), Linus Pauling Medal (2006), and many others. He has served as Editor for the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS) since 2002 and as Associate Editor from 1982 – 1999. Dr. Stang is a leader in the fields of self-assembly and supramolecular chemistry.

William Jorgensen, Ph.D.
Yale University
Topic: "Computationally Guided Drug Discovery"Jorgensen
October 15, 2014

About the speaker:
Dr. Jorgensen is Sterling Professor of Chemistry and Director of the Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering at Yale University.  

His research involves organic, medicinal and computational chemistry including simulations of organic and enzymatic reactions, computer-aided drug design, and synthesis and development of therapeutic agents targeting infectious, inflammatory and hyperproliferative diseases.

Dr. Samuel J. Danishefsky
Yale University
"Biologics by Chemical Synthesis"
Date: October 16, 2013Samuel J. Danishefsky

About the speaker:
Regarded as one of the world’s leading chemists in cancer research, Samuel Danishefsky is a leader in the field of organic synthesis, with particular emphasis in carbohydrate chemistry. He has introduced the most complex carbohydrate based anti-tumor vaccines ever brought to clinical trial.

Nominated multiple times for the Nobel Prize, Danishefsky is the recipient of numerous awards, including multiple recognitions from the American Chemical Society and the French Pharmaceutical Society. He earned his doctorate at Harvard University and then spent 14 years at Yale University, where he rose to the rank of Sterling Professor of Chemistry.

Dr. Roald Hoffmann
Nobel Laureate, Professor Emeritus at Cornell University, Writer and PoetDr. Hoffman
Topic: "The Chemical Imagination at Work in Very Tight Places"
Date: October 18, 2012

About the Speaker:
A member of the faculty at Cornell University since 1965, Roald Hoffmann is now the Frank H. T. Rhodes Professor of Humane Letters Emeritus.

His many honors include the 1981 Nobel Prize awarded jointly with Kenichi Fukui of Japan’s Kyoto University for their theories concerning the course of chemical reactions. Hoffmann, who describes his work as “applied theoretical chemistry,” is the only person ever to have received the American Chemical Society's awards in three different subfields of chemistry — the A. C. Cope Award in Organic Chemistry, the Award in Inorganic Chemistry, and the Pimentel Award in Chemical Education.

Dr. Paul WenderDr. Wender
Wilkes Class of 1969, Department of Chemistry, Department of Chemical and Systems Biology at Stanford University
Topic:Molecular Frontiers and Future Transformative Therapies for AIDS, Alzheimer’s and Resistant Cancer”
(Reflections in and on the light house at Finisterre)
Date: October 27, 2011

About the speaker:
Dr. Wender has pioneered new methodologies for design and construction of complex organic molecules, both naturally occurring and synthetic. His contributions cover a broad range of chemistry, including synthetic organic, organ metallic, medicinal, and agricultural and photo-chemistry, cancer biology and computer application in synthesis and drug design.