Biological Chemistry seminar: Eriks Rozners

Thu, 2018-02-08 15:00
Carolyn Hoff Lynch Room
CANCELED---"Amide-modified RNA: Synthesis, structure and RNA interference activity"

CANCELED: Biological Chemistry seminar: Thomas Pologruto, Kepos Capital

Thu, 2018-02-22 15:00 - 16:00
Carolyn Hoff Lynch Room
Topic: Biophysics and finance

Ben Garcia joins Chemistry as Secondary Appointment

Professor Benjamin Garcia, Presidential Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics in Perelman School of Medicine, received a secondary appointment in Chemistry. Ben received his B.S. in Chemistry from UC Davis, where he was an undergraduate researcher with Prof. Carlito Lebrilla and was first introduced to the field of mass spectrometry. He received his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Virginia under the supervision of Prof. Donald Hunt , and then was an NIH NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Illinois with Prof. Neil Kelleher.

Special Biological Chemistry seminar: Adrian Ferre-D'Amare, NIH

Thu, 2018-03-08 15:00 - 16:00
Host Rhoades
Carolyn Hoff Lynch Room

RNA mimics of fluorescent proteins: new tools for the in vivo study of noncoding RNAs


Adrian R. Ferré-D'Amaré Laboratory of RNA Biophysics and Cellular Physiology National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Bethesda, MD 20892-8012


Biological Chemistry seminar: Melike Lakadamyali, University of Pennsylvania

Thu, 2018-02-15 15:00 - 16:00
Carolyn Hoff Lynch Room
"Visualizing biology at the nanoscale"

Biological Chemistry Seminar: Seth Zost, University of Pennsylvania, John C. Makris Memorial Lecture

Thu, 2018-01-18 15:00 - 16:00
"Trying to hit a moving target: dissecting human antibody responses against influenza A viruses"

George T. Furst (1946-2018)

The Department of Chemistry is deeply saddened to share the passing of our longtime NMR Director, Dr. George Furst.


His Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30am Saturday, January 13, at St. Ignatius Church, 999 Reading Avenue, Yardley, PA. Entombment will follow in the parish cemetery. Friends may call from 8:30am to 10am Saturday at the FitzGerald-Sommer Funeral Home, 17 S. Delaware Avenue (River Road), Yardley.


David Chenoweth Leads Research for New Patent with Arrakis Therapeutics

Arrakis Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company based in Massachusetts, announced earlier this week that it has agreed to a license agreement with Penn based on research developed by Prof. David Chenoweth and his research group in the area of small molecule drug candidates that directly target RNA. The license will allow utilization of technology related to families of compounds that selectively bind specific nucleic acid structures, called three-way junctions, that are present in folded RNA and have attractive characteristics for potential therapeutic targeting of RNA. 

Organic Chemistry Seminar Dr. Noah Burns (Stanford University)

Mon, 2018-04-23 12:00 - 13:00
Host: Winkler
Carol Lynch Lecture Hall Chemistry Complex
Attached Document: 

Title: Selective Halogenation and the Study of Noncanonical Lipids



Penn Chemistry Scientific Advisory Board Career Panel

Thu, 2017-12-07 16:30 - 17:30

Please join us as a distinguished panel of experts discusses career paths for the next generation of scientists.

Scheduled participants:


Dr. P. Roy Vagelos, Merck (retired)

Dr. Kelly George, L’Oreal

Dr. Michele Kercher-DiVerdi, Vertex

Dr. Lori Gavrin, GlaxoSmithKline

Dr. Kenneth DelRossi, ExxonMobil

Dr. Wenqing Yao, Incyte

Dr. Ruth Wexler, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Dr. Gary Phillips, Mallinckrodt


All attendees are welcome to join the panel at a reception following the event.


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