Department of Chemistry Newsletter for 07/02/2018

XLII - No. 21 July 2nd, 2018

GSFLC has arranged a special deal for tickets to the Mallards baseball game on July 21st at 6pm! This will be a fun and family-friendly event; so feel free to purchase tickets for plus-ones and family members. The're several options for buying tickets, which can be done through this portal: Please note that tickets need to be purchased by July 7th. We hope to see you there!
Best, Christian Wallen
Post-doctoral Representative | Graduate Student-Faculty Liaison Committee.

2018 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

Summer 2018 TBA

Finance Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 1130

Summer 2018 TBA

Friday, July 6th, 2018 - General Special Event, 12:15 pm, 1315. Rob Sepich from UHS, "Graduate School Stress Management Seminar w/ Rob Sepich from UHS"
Monday, July 9th, 2018 - General, Analytical Ph.D. Thesis Defense Seminar, 10:00 am, 1116 Rennebohm Hall. Zhengwei (Tony) Chen, UW Madison Li group "Advancing mass spectrometry methods for glycosylation analysis and their application to disease-related glycol-alteration study"
Monday, July 9th, 2018 - General Special Event, 6:30 pm, TBD. "Yoga for Chemists w/ Andjela Radmilovic"
Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 - Physical Ph.D. Thesis Defense Seminar, 3:00 pm, 8335. Sonisilpa Mohapatra, University of Wisconsin - Madison "Spatial and Temporal Organization of Translation and Translation Factor in Live E.coli"
Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 - General Special Event, 1:00 pm, Shain Atrium. "GSFLC Professional Headshots - with Tatum Lyles"
Thursday, July 12th, 2018 - General Special Event, 4:30 pm, Meet in Lot 56. "Monona Lake Loop Bike Ride"
Saturday, July 14th, 2018 - General Special Event, 10:30 am, "Chemistry Group Bike Outing to One Barrel Brewery"
Monday, July 16th, 2018 - General Special Event, 11:45 am, Meet in the Shain Tower Atrium. "Let's Walk to Lunch! Babcock Dairy Store"
Saturday, July 21st, 2018 - General Special Event, 6:00 pm, "GSFLC at Mallards Game"
Monday, July 23rd, 2018 - General Special Event, 9:00 am, 9341. "Preparing for Life after Graduate School (PfLAGS) "
Monday, July 23rd, 2018 - General Special Event, 6:30 pm, TBD. "Yoga for Chemists w/ Andjela Radmilovic"
Tuesday, July 24th, 2018 - General Special Event, 9:00 am, 9341. "Preparing for Life After Graduate School (PfLAGS)"
Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 - General Special Event, 9:00 am, 1104/1108. "Preparing for Life After Graduate School (PfLAGS)"
Friday, July 27th, 2018 - General Special Event, 4:30 pm, "GSFLC Summer Social Hour"
Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 - General Special Event, 1:30 pm, 9341. "Executive Committee Meeting"
Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 - General Special Event, 11:45 am, Meet in the Shain Tower Atrium. "Let's Walk to Lunch! Library Mall Food Carts"
Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 - Analytical, Chemical Biology, Inorganic, Materials, Organic, Physical Career Services, 5:00 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). 3M "3M Information Session"
Thursday, August 9th, 2018 - Analytical, Chemical Biology, Inorganic, Materials, Organic, Physical Career Services, 8:00 am, 1104 & 1108 & 1371A-D Chemistry. 3M "3M Campus Interviews"
Saturday, August 11th, 2018 - General Special Event, 10:00 am, "Puppy Play Date "
Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 to Thursday, August 16th, 2018 - Analytical, Chemical Biology, Inorganic, Materials, Organic, Physical Career Services, 8:00 am, Dow "Dow Campus Recruiting"
Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 - General Special Event, 1:30 pm, 9341. "Executive Committee Meeting"
Tuesday, August 21st, 2018 to Friday, August 24th, 2018 - Analytical, Chemical Biology, Inorganic, Materials, Organic, Physical Special Event, 8:00 am, "New Graduate Student Orientation"
Saturday, August 25th, 2018 - General, Analytical, Chemical Biology, Inorganic, Materials, Organic, Physical Special Event, 12:00 pm, Rennebohm Park. GSFLC and Chemistry Department, "Annual Chemistry Department Snout-Out and Softball Tournament"
Monday, August 27th, 2018 to Tuesday, September 4th, 2018 - Analytical, Chemical Biology, Inorganic, Materials, Organic, Physical Special Event, 8:00 am, "TA Training"
Monday, August 27th, 2018 - Analytical, Chemical Biology, Inorganic, Materials, Organic, Physical Career Services, 4:00 pm, 9341 Chemistry Building. Tamas Benkovics & Frank Bernardoni & Siwei Zhang & Xianhai Huang, Merck "Merck Information Session"
Tuesday, August 28th, 2018 - Analytical, Chemical Biology, Inorganic, Materials, Organic, Physical Career Services, 8:00 am, Chemistry 1104 & 1108. Tamas Benkovics & Frank Bernardoni & Siwei Zhang & Xianhai Huang, Merck "Merck On Campus Interviews"
Tuesday, August 28th, 2018 - Analytical, Chemical Biology, Inorganic, Materials, Organic, Physical Career Services, 5:00 pm, PPG "PPG Info. Session "
Wednesday, August 29th, 2018 - Analytical, Chemical Biology, Inorganic, Materials, Organic, Physical Career Services, 8:00 am, 1104 & 1108 Chemistry. PPG "PPG Campus Interviews"
Wednesday, August 29th, 2018 - Inorganic Special Event, 5:00 pm, Hoyt Park Large Shelter. Inorganic picnic, UW-Madison "Inorganic picnic"
Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.
Who Should Apply: Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome.
Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session.
Locations: In addition to the below in-person locations, we will have a remote online session:
     •    New York City
     •    San Francisco Bay Area
     •    Boston
     •    Washington, DC.
All sections will be from 2018-09-10 to 2018-11-02.
Application Link:
Data Science in 30 minutes: Learn how to build a data-science project in our upcoming free Data Science in 30-minutes webcast. Signup soon as space is limited.
Learn More: You can learn about our fellows at The New York Times, LinkedIn, Amazon, Capital One, or Palantir. To read about our latest fellow alumni, check out our blog. To learn more about The Data Incubator, check us out on Venture Beat, The Next Web, or Harvard Business Review.
Sincerely, Michael, Postdoc, Cornell.
ScribeAmerica; a company that hires and trains Medical Scribes for Physicians, Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners. This email is to provide information about a truly unique employment opportunity for students interested in careers in medicine. Our company is currently looking to recruit students to work as a Medical Scribe in Beaver Dam, WI. The scribe will work side by side with providers assisting with documentation for each patient evaluated by the provider. It is an exceptional opportunity for any student interested in medicine to gain first-hand experience following a provider.
The role of a scribe is to closely collaborate with their assigned provider by documenting the history of each patient evaluated, the providers physical examination, the results of laboratory/radiological studies ordered, and the eventual diagnosis and disposition.  Becoming a scribe provides the student with first rate exposure to medical terminology, disease processes, emergency procedures, medications, and the medical decision making process performed by the physicians.
This job is not for everyone, the complexity of the material and fast-paced environment necessitate that only the sharpest and most motivated students succeed as a scribe.  We are looking for dependable and hard working employees that have a desire for an eventual career in medicine, or are interested in learning more about careers in medicine. There are multiple shifts, both day and night and each shift consists of following a single physician, usually lasting 8-12 hours. It is expected that each scribe can commit to 2 shifts per week for at least 2 years. Paid classroom & clinical training is provided. The training is extensive and intense. Each employee will have multiple training sessions both in the classroom and the emergency department during which we teach the flow of the emergency room, extensive medical terminology, and appropriate medical/legal documentation.
Apply today at:
This is a unique and exciting opportunity which has demonstrated itself to be excellent experience for students preparing for careers in medicine. Our past employees that excelled as scribes have gone on to receive outstanding evaluations in their clinical years and residencies. For more information you may also visit our website  Please contact me if you have any questions about our program. Jay Schofield:
UW-Madison's Outstanding Women of Color Awards 2018 - DUE DATE   Friday, September 21, 2018.
The UW-Madison Outstanding Women of Color Awards acknowledge and honor women of color among UW-Madison faculty, staff, students (undergraduate or post-baccalaureate) and in the Greater Madison community, who have made outstanding contributions in one or more of the following areas:
     •    social justice, activism and advocacy on behalf of disadvantaged, marginalized populations;
     •    community service;
     •    scholarly research, writing, speaking and/or teaching on race, ethnicity and indigeneity in U.S.
          society; and
     •    community building on- or off-campus, to create an inclusive and respectful environment for all.
How to nominate:
Prepare a nomination packet to include the following:
     •    A Letter of Nomination
     •    Two additional letters of support from the Nominee's colleagues (student, staff, faculty and/or
          community member)
     •    The Nominee's updated curriculum vitae
     •    A recent photo of the Nominee
Please submit the online nomination packet to 2018OWOCNomination in electronic format by Friday, September 21, 2018.  If you have questions, please contact us at
A selection committee comprising students, faculty and staff will review nominations for the awards. UW-Madison's Outstanding Women of Color for 2018 will be announced at the annual Diversity Forum on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018.  A campus-wide reception in their honor will be held in the spring semester on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, hosted by the Office of the Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer.
SUMOylome Profiling Reveals a Diverse Array of Nuclear Targets Modified by the SUMO Ligase SIZ1 during Heat Stress.
Rytz, TC; Miller, MJ; McLoughlin, F; Augustine, RC; Marshall, RS; Juan, YT; Charng, YY; Scalf, M; Smith, LM*; Vierstra, RD.
PLANT CELL, 30 (5):1077-1099; 10.1105/tpc.17.00993 MAY 2018.
Less severe processing improves carbon nanotube photovoltaic performance.
Shea, MJ; Wang, JL; Flach, JT; Zanni, MT*; Arnold, MS.
APL MATERIALS, 6 (5):10.1063/1.5026853 MAY 2018.
Mineral licks as environmental reservoirs of chronic wasting disease prions.
Plummer, IH; Johnson, CJ; Chesney, AR; Pedersen, JA*; Samuel, MD.
PLOS ONE, SN 1932-6203, MAY 2, 2018, VL 13, IS 5.
Transition state redox during dynamical processes in semiconductors and insulators.
Luo, GF; Kuech, TF*; Morgan, D.
NPG ASIA MATERIALS, SN 1884-4049, EI 1884-4057, APR 4, 2018, VL 10.
Electrochemical Oxidation of 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural with NiFe Layered Double Hydroxide (LDH) Nanosheet Catalysts.
Liu, WJ; Dang, LN; Xu, ZR; Yu, HQ; Jin, S*; Huber, GW.
ACS CATALYSIS, 8 (6):5533-5541; 10.1021/acscatal.8b01017 JUN 2018.
Proteomic and Phosphoproteomic Changes Induced by Prolonged Activation of Human Eosinophils with IL-3.
Esnault, S; Hebert, AS; Jarjour, NN; Coon, JJ*; Mosher, DF.
JOURNAL OF PROTEOME RESEARCH, 17 (6):2102-2111; 10.1021/acs.jproteome.8b00057 JUN 2018.
Highly Active Trimetallic NiFeCr Layered Double Hydroxide Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Evolution Reaction.
Yang, Y; Dang, LN; Shearer, MJ; Sheng, HY; Li, WJ; Chen, J; Xiao, P; Zhang, YH; Hamers, RJ*; Jin, S*.
ADVANCED ENERGY MATERIALS, 8 (15):10.1002/aenm.201703189 MAY 25 2018.
LipiDex: An Integrated Software Package for High-Confidence Lipid Identification.
Hutchins, PD; Russell, JD; Coon, JJ*.
CELL SYSTEMS, 6 (5):621-+; 10.1016/j.cels.2018.03.011 MAY 23 2018.
Simultaneous identification of the anaphylactoid components from traditional Chinese medicine injections using rat basophilic leukemia 2H3 and laboratory of allergic disease 2 dual-mixed/cell membrane chromatography model.
Han, SL; Lv, YN; Kong, LY; Sun, YM; Fu, J; Li, LJ*; He, LC.
ELECTROPHORESIS, 39 (9-10):1181-1189; SI 10.1002/elps.201700457 MAY 2018.
Profiling of small molecule metabolites and neurotransmitters in crustacean hemolymph and neuronal tissues using reversed-phase LC-MS/MS.
Cao, QJW; Ouyang, CZ; Zhong, XF; Li, LJ*.
ELECTROPHORESIS, 39 (9-10):1241-1248; SI 10.1002/elps.201800058 MAY 2018.
The sensitivity of benzene cluster cation chemical ionization mass spectrometry to select biogenic terpenes.
Lavi, A; Vermeuel, MP; Novak, GA; Bertram, TH*.
ATMOSPHERIC MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUES, SN 1867-1381, EI 1867-8548, JUN 7, 2018, VL 11, IS 6.
Catalytic Asymmetric Synthesis of All Possible Stereoisomers of 2,3,4,6-Tetradeoxy-4-Aminohexopyranosides.
Zhu, ZP; Glazier, DA; Yang, DS; Tang, WP*.
ADVANCED SYNTHESIS & CATALYSIS, SN 1615-4150, EI 1615-4169, JUN 5, 2018, VL 360, IS 11.
Monophosphorylation of cardiac troponin-I at Ser-23/24 is sufficient to regulate cardiac myofibrillar Ca2+ sensitivity and calpain-induced proteolysis.
Martin-Garrido, A; Biesiadecki, BJ; Salhi, HE; Shaifta, Y; dos Remedios, CG; Ayaz-Guner, S; Cai, WX ; Ge, Y*; Avkiran, M; Kentish, JC.
JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY, SN 0021-9258, EI 1083-351X, JUN 1, 2018, VL 293, IS 22.

Lecturer Position - Chemistry. Stony Brook University invites applications for a one year, renewable, non-tenure track lecturer position in the Department of Chemistry. Stony Brook is a research university with a strong commitment to curricular innovation. The position includes opportunities for curriculum development and for training and supervision of teaching assistants in the Department's undergraduate chemistry courses. Initial assignments will be in our general chemistry or organic chemistry courses and may include laboratory or lecture courses. A Ph.D. in Chemistry or Chemical Education and a commitment to chemical education are required. Previous experience administering large lab or lecture courses would be a plus. Candidates should submit a complete CV including a publication list and a statement of teaching interests, and have three letters of recommendation sent to: Lecturer Search Committee, Dept. of Chemistry, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook NY 11794-3400 via (#11343). Application review will begin July 15, 2018 and continue until position is filled. Stony Brook University is an AA/EEO employer and educator and actively encourages applications from women and members of historically under-represented groups.
Facility Manager W.M. Keck Research Laboratory in Astrochemistry, University of Hawaii. The Reaction Dynamics Group, Department of Chemistry, College of Natural Sciences, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, invites applications for a Facility Manager for the W.M. Keck Research Laboratory in Astrochemistry. This is a permanent, full time state-funded position starting May 1, 2019, at a level of $ 75,000 per year plus fringe benefits. To apply, please submit a cover letter indicating how you satisfy each of the minimum and desirable qualifications, names of 3 professional references and Ph.D. certificate to the address below (copies accepted, but original document required upon hire). Send application materials as single PDF file attachments to Prof. Ralf I Kaiser ( Please include position title in the subject line.
Title: Facility Manager W.M. Keck Research Laboratory in Astrochemistry
Hiring Unit: College of Natural Sciences
Location: Manoa Campus
Date Posted: June 20, 2018
Closing Date: August 20, 2018
Annual Salary (11 Months): $ 75,000
Projected Starting Date: May 1, 2019
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Temporary/Permanent: Permanent
Other Conditions:
Working Title: Facility Manager W.M. Keck Research Laboratory in Astrochemistry
     Duties and Responsibilities:
•    Responsible for implementing and overseeing the daily operation of the W.M. Keck Research Laboratory in Astrochemistry and enforcement of standard operation procedures (
•    To request biannually user proposals from the scientific com-munity by disseminating open calls in electronic newsletters of, e.g., the American Chemical Society (ACS), the American Geophy-si-cal Union (AGU), and the American Astronomical Society (AAS).
•    To coordinates merit reviews and allocate experimental time to successful pro-posals.
•    To design and to conduct in collaboration with (inter)national and local faculty members, scientists, postdoctoral fellows, and students experiments in the W.M. Keck Research Laboratory in Astrochemistry.
•    To disseminate in collaboration with (inter)national and local scientists the results from the experiments in peer-reviewed journals
•    To maintain the W.M. Keck Research Laboratory in Astrochemistry such as lasers, cryosystems, and pumping systems.
•     To modify existing research instruments to add capabilities that extend the usefulness of the instrument and the laser systems.
•    Responsible for inventory management (chemicals, vacuum components) related to the W.M. Keck Research Laboratory in Astrochemistry.
•    To co-organize a biannual  Laboratory Astrophysics Wor--k-shop' for current and prospective users to be promoted, e.g., via the American Chemical Society (ACS), the American Geophy-si-cal Union (AGU), and the American Astronomical Society (AAS).
•    Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications
•    Possession of a Ph.D. degree in physics, physical chemistry, or planetary sciences or related field with at least 5 year(s) of responsible professional experience with operating ultra high vacuum experimental setups and tunable laser systems (solid state, dye lasers)
•    Demonstrated ability to disseminate research results in internationally circulated, peer-reviewed publications
•    Considerable working knowledge of principles, practices, and maintenance techniques in cryosciences (cold heads, liquid nitrogen plants).
•    Considerable working knowledge and understanding of gas phase time of flight and condensed pase spectroscopy data fitting and analysis procedures.
•    Demonstrated ability to work in an (international) team.
•    Demonstrated ability to present research results at (international) conferences.
•    Demonstrated ability to operate a personal computer, work stations, apply word processing software, programming (C or C++), labview, and autocad/solidworks.
•    For supervisory work, demonstrated ability to lead subordinates and to manage work priorities and projects.
•    Ability to work outside of normal work hours, including evenings, weekends & holidays
•    Ability to plan, organize, direct, and evaluate the activities of subordinates.
•    Ability to travel for purposes of attending meetings, training and other activities.

NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP) Position, Astrochemistry Laboratory Group, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, USA.
We are looking for a postdoctoral fellow to work in our Astrochemistry Laboratory at NASA Ames Research Center. Information about this position can be found at:
Our group studies the composition, evolution, as well as the physical and chemical properties of interstellar and planetary materials. More particularly, we focus on the evolution of astrophysical ices (on interstellar grains in dense molecular clouds, on grains in protoplanetary disks, in comets, or on the surface of icy worlds in our Solar System) and their interaction with energetic radiation (photons and energetic particles). We are particularly interested in how this leads to the formation of organic residues that contain a large variety of organic molecules including compounds of astrobiological interest. Such astrophysical ice analogs are produced in the laboratory under conditions that are realistically close to those expected in the interstellar and/or interplanetary medium (low temperatures, high vacuum), and analyzed using a range of analytical techniques which include infrared (IR) spectroscopy and microscopy, gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (GC-MS), fluorescence microscopy, and X-ray absorption near-edge structure (XANES) spectroscopy. We also study the chemical and isotopic properties of the organic residues produced in our experiments, as well as the effects of energetic radiation on the composition and structure of these residues. The study of these materials provides us with qualitative and quantitative information to: (1) interpret astronomical observations; (2) interpret data taken from extraterrestrial samples (cosmic dust, meteorites, samples returned by spacecraft missions); (3) interpret data obtained by missions going to other Solar System objects; (4) help improve existing astrophysical and astrochemical models which need experimental inputs; and (5) guide instrument development for future missions. For more information on the Astrophysics & Astrochemistry Laboratory, visit our Web site at
Applications must be submitted through the NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP) website: contacting us first (see contact information on the research opportunity webpage). Information about the application process and requirements can be found at: The next application deadline is July 1st, 2018, at 6:00 pm/18:00, U.S. Eastern Time (GMT -05:00). If selected, the postdoc appointment would be for 2 years, with the possibility to extend it to a third year. We expect the position to start sometime in Fall 2018.
NPP fellowship benefits include competitive stipend rates (which vary with the cost of living at the location of the appointment), relocation expenses, travel allowance ($10,000 annually), and health insurance. More information about these benefits can be found at:
Applicants must have a PhD in Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy or a related discipline and have some experience with experimental astrochemistry, cryovacuum systems, spectroscopy (IR, UV, XANES), and chemical analysis (HPLC, GC-MS, etc.). Knowledge in basic organic chemistry and photochemistry is a plus. Applications from U.S. citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents (Green Card holders), and foreign nationals are accepted. However, please note that applicants who are citizens from Designated Countries will not be accepted at this time, unless they are Legal Permanent Residents of the United States. A complete list of Designated Countries can be found at:
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