UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 05/26/2015

XXXIX - No. 17 May 26th, 2015

Greeting everyone,
I'd like a chance to recognize our Division/Path Chairs for the upcoming 2015-16 school year. Congratulations and enjoy your summer.
     •    Analytical: Lloyd Smith
     •    Materials: Kyoung-Shin Choi
     •    Organic: Steve Burke
     •    Physical: Mark Ediger
     •    Inorganic: John Berry
     •    Chem Bio: Helen Blackwell
     •    General: Judith Burstyn

I write to alert you to our annual 4th Year Seminar Day for the Chemical Biology Path. This event will be Wednesday (May 27) from 9 am -12:30 pm in seminar hall. Our seven current 4th years will be giving short talks on their research. Please come join me in celebrating the successes of these students and learning about the terrific research going on in our Department. Everyone is welcome to attend!
2014-15 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry


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



Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 - General Special Event, 8:00 am, ACS Great Lakes/Central Regions, "ACS Joint Great Lakes/Central Regional Meeting"
Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 - Chemical Biology Seminar, 10:00 am, 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Chemical Biology Ph.D. Path, "Chemical Biology Fourth-Year Student Seminar Day"
Saturday, August 29th, 2015 - Department Special Event, 12:00 pm, Rennebohm Park. "Snout-Out"
Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, Chemistry #1315. Professor Alex Radosevic, Pennsylvania State University "Organic Seminar"
Friday, September 11th, 2015 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Robert West, UW-Madison "Dept. Colloquium"
Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Vlad Iluc, University of Notre Dame "Inorganic Seminar -TBA"
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 - Inorganic, Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Mathias Beller, Leibniz Institute for Catalysis "Casey Lectureship Seminar -TBA"
Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 - Inorganic, Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Mathias Beller, Leibniz Institute "Casey Lectureship Seminar -TBA"
Monday, September 28th, 2015 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Prof. Paul Wender, Stanford University "Organic Seminar-Gilbert Stork Lectures"
Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Prof. Paul Wender, Stanford University "Organic Seminar - Gilbert Stork Lectures"
Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Michael Hall, Texas A & M University "Inorganic Seminar -TBA"
Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Michael Hall, Texas A & M University "Inorganic Seminar -TBA"
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 2:30 - 3:45 PM
1255 HF DeLuca Forum, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery
Event Title: Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Membership Launch for UW-Madison Professionals. On May 27th, a new Society of Women Engineers (SWE)/Internet2 partnership will be announced at the University of Wisconsin-Madison during an event sponsored by the UW-Madison Office of the CIO and UW Women in Technology (UW-WIT). SWE is an inclusive organization dedicated to the success of women in engineering and technology, and supports STEM initiatives, while Internet2 provides a collaborative environment for U.S. research and education (R&E) organizations to solve common technology challenges and to develop innovative community-driven R&E solutions.
Karen Horting, Executive Director and CEO of SWE, and Florence Hudson, Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer at Internet2, will be introducing new professional development opportunities, provided via SWE memberships for UW-Madison faculty and staff. Memberships in SWE in conjunction with the Internet2/SWE partnership will be underwritten by the Office of the CIO and facilitated by UW-WIT.
Please join us for this opportunity to hear about and gain access to SWE's vast pool of resources focused on personal and career development for women in engineering and technology, as well as their advocates. Benefit of Attending: As a faculty or staff member, learn how you can gain access at no charge to the 34,000 member strong SWE membership network, along with professional development resources and a number of additional benefits for a full year. Registration Link: http://go.wisc.edu/48zu18. Sponsored by UW-WIT and CIO Office.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the GSFLC poster session yesterday! We were excited with the
turn out and happy to see the sharing of research and department-wide socializing.
Thanks to all who helped yesterday run smoothly (we are looking at you, Bruce Goldade and Kristi Heming!) and also a big thank you to our faculty judges: Etienne Garand, Ying Ge, and Bob Hamers! And finally, thank you to our sponsors   Promega, WARF, and Sigma Aldrich   who helped make this event possible with generous donations.
We are excited to announce the following first and second place prize winners as well as three honorable mention distinctions, as determined by our faculty judges:
First Place ($90 each)
     •    Kittikhun Wangkanont, Kiessling Group
     •    Poster Title: Novel Structures of Xenopus laevis and Human X-type Lectins Reveal Mechanisms of
          Carbohydrate Recognition
     •    Janelle Steves, Stahl Group
     •    Poster Title: Bicyclic Nitroxyl Co-Catalyzed Aerobic Alcohol Oxidation
     •    Mimi Hang, Hamers Group
     •    Poster Title: LiCoO2 and Li1/3Ni1/3Mn1/3Co1/3O2 Nanomaterials:  Interactions with Biological
Second Place ($45 each)
     •    Emily Wilkerson, Coon Group
     •    Poster Title: The NeuCode Mouse: Multiplexed Proteomic Analysis Reveals Metabolism Effects of
          Deubiquitinase Deletion
     •    Megan Cismesia, Yoon Group
     •    Poster Title: Evidence for a Chain Propogation Mechanism in Photoredox Catalysis
     •    Huong Tran, Zanni Group
     •    Poster Title: Conformation Ensemble of a Potassium Channel Selectivity Filter Probed by 2D IR
Honorable Mention
     •    Matt Aronoff, Raines Group
     •    Poster Title: Diazo Groups as Chemoselective Reporters
     •    Angela Marquard, Goldsmith Group
     •    Poster Title: Mechanistic Study of Catalyst Initiation in Suzuki Coupling using Single-Molecule and
          NMR Spectroscopy
     •    Kaz Skubi, Yoon Group
     •    Poster Title: Enanitoselective [2+2] Cycloadditions using Visible Light Photocatalysis
Thanks again everyone. We look forward to this event again next spring! The GSFLC
I am writing to thank all of you for your support, advice, and help during the second WI Crystal Growing Contest and during the award ceremony.  Without your participation it would not have been possible to organize any part of the Contest.  We made it a success.
This year 26 schools and over 500 high school students participated in the state-wide competition. More than 70 students, teachers, and parents came to visit the campus and department yesterday.  I have heard a lot of positive comments and I want to pass that praise on to you.
I plan to make this contest an annual event - please feel free to share your comments and suggestions. Your feedback from last year made this year's event much better.
Best wishes, Ilia
We're looking for smart, hard-working students who work well in a team and are eager to work for change during the summer and after graduation.
The Fund for the Public Interest (aka "the Fund") helps some of the top progressive organizations in the country work on issues such as clean water, equal rights for LGBT Americans, and ending subsidies to corporate farms. And we're hiring!
Specifically, we're hiring Citizen Outreach Directors to run our grassroots campaign offices across the country next fall   working on behalf of groups like the Environment America, the Human Rights Campaign and US PIRG.
We are looking for smart, motivated students who want to get their hands dirty and make a real impact on some of the most critical issues facing our society.
If you are interested in applying, visit our website at - www.fundjobs.org. I'm looking forward to speaking with you more about our positions!

Myeloperoxidase-mediated Methionine Oxidation Promotes an Amyloidogenic Outcome for Apolipoprotein A-I.
Chan, GKL; Witkowski, A; Gantz, DL; Zhang, TQO; Zanni, MT*; Jayaraman, S; Cavigiolio, G.
JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY, 290 (17):10958-10971; 10.1074/jbc.M114.630442 APR 24 2015.
Infrared absorption of CH3O and CD3O radicals isolated in solid para-H-2.
Lee, YF; Chou, WT; Johnson, BA; Tabor, DP; Sibert, EL*; Lee, YP.
JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR SPECTROSCOPY, 310 57-67; SI 10.1016/j.jms.2014.11.008 APR 2015.
Proper Resonance Depiction of Acylium Cation: A High-Level and Student Computational Investigation.
Esselman, BJ; Hill, NJ*.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL EDUCATION, 92 (4):660-663; 10.1021/ed5002152 APR 2015.
Serine effects on collision-induced dissociation and photodissociation of peptide cation radicals of the z(+O)-type.
Nguyen, HTH; Shaffer, CJ; Ledvina, AR; Coon, JJ*; Turecek, F.
International Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 378 20-30; SI 10.1016/j.ijms.2014.06.028 FEB 15 2015.
Competitive hydrogen atom migrations accompanying cascade dissociations of peptide cation-radicals of the z(+center dot) type.
Ledvinaa, AR; Coon, JJ*; Turecek, F.
International Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 377 44-53; SI 10.1016/j.ijms.2014.02.015 FEB 1 2015.
Two-dimensional sum-frequency generation (2D SFG) spectroscopy: summary of principles and its application to amyloid fiber monolayers.
Ghosh, A; Ho, JJ; Serrano, AL; Skoff, DR; Zhang, TQ; Zanni, MT*.
FARADAY DISCUSSIONS, 177 493-505; 10.1039/c4fd00173g 2015.
Fast Surface Diffusion of Amorphous o-Terphenyl and Its Competition with Viscous Flow in Surface Evolution.
Zhang, W; Brian, CW; Yu, L*.
One-hour proteome analysis in yeast.
Richards, AL; Hebert, AS; Ulbrich, A; Bailey, DJ; Coughlin, EE; Westphall, MS; Coon, JJ*.
NATURE PROTOCOLS, 10 (5):701-714; 10.1038/nprot.2015.040 MAY 2015.
Effects of charge and surface ligand properties of nanoparticles on oxidative stress and gene expression within the gut of Daphnia magna.
Dominguez, GA; Lohse, SE; Torelli, MD; Murphy, CJ; Hamers, RJ*; Orr, G; Klaper, RD.
AQUATIC TOXICOLOGY, 162 1-9; 10.1016/j.aquatox.2015.02.015 MAY 2015.
Airborne measurements of organosulfates over the continental US.
Liao, J; Froyd, KD; Murphy, DM; Keutsch, FN*; Yu, G; Wennberg, PO; St Clair, JM; Crounse, JD; Wisthaler, A; Mikoviny, T; Jimenez, JL; Campuzano-Jost, P; Day, DA; Hu, WW; Ryerson, TB; Pollack, IB; Peischl, J; Anderson, BE; Ziemba, LD; Blake, DR; Meinardi, S; Diskin, G.
Journal of Geophysical Research-atmospheres, 120 (7):2990-3005; 10.1002/2014JD022378 APR 16 2015.
Energy transfer pathways in semiconducting carbon nanotubes revealed using two-dimensional white-light spectroscopy.
Mehlenbacher, RD; McDonough, TJ; Grechko, M; Wu, MY; Arnold, MS; Zanni, MT*.
NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, 6 10.1038/ncomms7732 APR 2015.
Twisting phonons in complex crystals with quasi-one-dimensional substructures.
Chen, X; Weathers, A; Carrete, J; Mukhopadhyay, S; Delaire, O; Stewart, DA; Mingo, N; Girard, SN; Ma, J; Abernathy, DL; Yan, JQ; Sheshka, R; Sellan, DP; Meng, F; Jin, S*; Zhou, JS; Shi, L.
NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, 6 10.1038/ncomms7723 APR 2015.
Instrument intercomparison of glyoxal, methyl glyoxal and NO2 under simulated atmospheric conditions.
Thalman, R; Baeza-Romero, MT; Ball, SM; Borras, E; Daniels, MJS; Goodall, ICA; Henry, SB; Karl, T; Keutsch, FN*; Kim, S; Mak, J; Monks, PS; Munoz, A; Orlando, J; Peppe, S; Rickard, AR; Rodenas, M; Sanchez, P; Seco, R; Su, L; Tyndall, G; Vazquez, M; Vera, T; Waxman, E; Volkamer, R.
ATMOSPHERIC MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUES, 8 (4):1835-1862; 10.5194/amt-8-1835-2015 2015.

Lubrizol. Postdoctoral Scientist - Dermal Delivery Systems in Brecksville Ohio United States. At Lubrizol LifeSciences we link science to life! Through a combination of right chemistry, market knowledge and passion for excellence, we deliver innovative solutions to the healthcare industry   ultimately improving lives. Our growing business focuses on the application of polymers in both medical devices as well as drug delivery systems/ pharmaceutical excipients. If that excites you, then read on!
We are looking to add a postdoctoral scientist to our team to leverage our strengths in thermoplastic polyurethanes and Carbopol  Polymers for a range of target applications including dermal, vaginal, buccal, ophthalmic drug delivery. Understanding of pharmaceutics and interactions of actives and polymers in biological environments in the development of therapies is key. The position is for one year initially, with a strong possibility of renewal for a second year or full-time employment.
     •    Analyze structure-property relationships of polymeric systems in controlled release of
          pharmaceutical actives
     •    Handle pharmaceutical actives and complex formulations
     •    Develop drug delivery prototypes in the form of films, hydrogels, microspheres, etc. for testing
     •    Develop and document analytical methods
     •    Organize, document and analyze experimental data
     •    Make presentations to the core group and management
     •    Develop patentable ideas and draft invention reports
SKILLS, QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, SPECIAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 1. PhD graduate in a scientific discipline focused on pharmaceutics, bio-medical engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, polymer science, materials science or related fields 2. Experience in one of the following areas: 1. Pharmaceutical controlled release documentation and formulation development for dermal delivery 2. Development of a dermal or transdermal drug delivery system 3. Characterization and processing of synthetic or natural hydrophilic polymeric pharmaceutical systems CONSIDERED A PLUS: * Experience in more than one of the areas listed above * Formulation with polymers for dermal and transdermal delivery * Polymer synthesis and characterization experience * In vitro documentation of dermal and transdermal drug diffusion.
Job: *Research and Development
Title: Postdoctoral Scientist - Dermal Delivery Systems
Location: OH-Brecksville
Requisition ID: 1501476
Apply Now:

Madison College is now hiring part-time chemistry instructors for the Fall 2015 semester to teach General chemistry and General, Organic, & Biological Chemistry.  Qualified candidates have a Master's Degree in Chemistry or a related field. At least one year of teaching experience is preferred. Please see listing for more information and to apply at: https://jobs.madisoncollege.edu/postings/10352. For questions, contact Christen Smith (cbsmith@madisoncollege.edu).
Purdue University - Assistant Head.
Job Duties: The successful candidate will assist the Department Head in implementing strategic initiatives, resource allocation and future planning. Serve as administrative officer in the Department of Chemistry. Oversee graduate program including admissions and recruiting. Monitor student progress and performance. Supervise departmental support services and facility operations. Represent the department to various internal and external individuals and organizations.
Qualifications - Required:
     •    Ph.D. in Chemistry or related discipline.
     •    Two years of managerial experience in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math field (in
          academia or industry).
     •    Will also consider  Master's degree in Chemistry (or related field) and four years of managerial
          experience in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math field (in academia or industry).
     •    Knowledge of strategic planning and performance metrics.
     •    Fundamental understanding of chemistry research.
     •    Knowledge of trends and opportunities in Chemistry.
     •    Excellent communication (oral & written), planning, problem-solving, organizational, interpersonal,
          project management and customer service skills.
     •    Personal computer and related software skills.
     •    Ability to influence and build work relationships among a diverse workforce at all levels.
     •    Able to foster a participative supervisory style that utilizes teamwork to successfully guide the work
          of others.
     •    Possess a learning orientation to changing technology impacting business processes.
     •    Ability to multi-task and meet established work/project deadlines.
     •    Ability to analyze, interpret and implement University policies and procedures.
     •    A valid US or Canadian driver's license is necessary for employment in this position
     •    Academic department leadership or teaching experience or Industrial experience with demonstrated
          management experience.
A background check will be required for employment in this position. For consideration submit resume and apply online for this staff position at: www.purdue.edu/careers (direct link to the posting: http://purdue.taleo.net/careersection/wl/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=1500974) and reference Job Number 1500974.
Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. (For print ads only, this last line can be shortened to: EOE/Vet/Disabled).

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