UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 08/17/2015

XXXIX - No. 23 August 22nd, 2015

2015 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, August 19th, 2015 - Department Special Event, 5:00 pm, Memorial Union Great Hall. Fifth
Qualifier Planning Committee, "Fifth Qualifier"
Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 to Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 - Department Special Event, 8:00 am, "Fall
2015 TA Training"
Saturday, August 29th, 2015 - Department Special Event, 12:00 pm, Rennebohm Park. "Snout-Out"
Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry
Building. Professor Naomi Ginsberg, University of California, Berkeley "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Ratmir Derda,
University of Alberta "Organic Seminar "Discovery of Functional Ligands from Genetically-Encoded
Libraries of Peptide Derivatives""
Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, Chemistry #1315. Professor Alex
Radosevich, Pennsylvania State University "Organic Seminar "Distorted Tricoordinate Phosphorus
Compounds as Biphilic Catalysts""
Friday, September 4th, 2015 - Physical, Theoretical Special Event, 5:00 pm, Garner Park - 333 South
Rosa Road. "Physical Chemistry Path Picnic"
Tuesday, September 8th, 2015 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry
Building. Professor Etienne Garand, University of Wisconsin-Madison "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
Friday, September 11th, 2015 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor
Robert West, UW-Madison "Dept. Colloquium"
Monday, September 14th, 2015 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 3:00 pm, Room 8335
Chemistry Building. Professor Yosuke Kanai, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill "Theoretical
Chemistry Institute Seminar"
Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 - Department, Materials, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 4:00 pm, 1610
Engineering Hall. Professor Gerbrand Ceder, Massachusetts Institute of Technology "Kramer Lectures in
Physical Chemistry"
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 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry
Building - Seminar Hall. Professor B. Montgomery Pettitt, University of Texas Medical Branch "Physical
Chemistry Seminar"
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 - Inorganic, Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof.
Matthias Beller, Leibniz Institute for Catalysis "Casey Lectureship Seminar"
Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 - Inorganic, Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof.
Matthias Beller, Leibniz Institute "Casey Lectureship Seminar"
Monday, September 28th, 2015 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall).
Prof. Paul Wender, Stanford University "Gilbert Stork Lecture "Function through Synthesis-informed
Design - 1: Strategies for the Eradication of HIV/AIDS and for the Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease""
Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry
Building - Seminar Hall. Professor Carol Hall, North Carolina State University "Physical Chemistry
Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Prof. Paul
Wender, Stanford University "Gilbert Stork Lecture "Function through Synthesis-informed Design - 2: Cell
Penetrating Molecular Transporters for Drug and Probe Delivery""
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"
The Midwest Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (MWSCC) each year offers $1,000
scholarships to three Graduate Students exhibiting excellence in either course work or research in the
fields of Chemistry, Biology, Cosmetic, Pharmaceutical or Allied Science. Special consideration is given to
students pursuing careers in Cosmetic Science. Forms and instructions can be found on the MWSCC
website: http://www.midwestscc.org/scholarship. Review of applications on 9/01/2015. The deadline for
submission for this year is October 15, 2015. Contact and completed applications go to: Melissa Tolla,
Ph.d., MWSCC Scholarship chair, 3032 Bennett Drive, Naperville, IL 60564.

Biophysics Thesis Defense, Raashi Sreenivasan
Tom Record Lab, Thursday, August 20, 2015, 1:00 pm - DeLuca Biochemical Sciences Building - Room
1211 "Characterizing DNA bending, wrapping and opening in E.coli RNA Polymerase during
HS 350 Special Topics Things not Words: Using Material Culture
Professor Catherine Jackson, 333 Bradley Memorial Hospital, cjackson8@wisc.edu, Office Hours: F
9:30-11:30 in Aldo's Coffee Shop within the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery Class meets: TR
1:00-2:15pm, Van Vleck B223.
Science is what happens when ideas meet things. When what we'd like to be true collides with nature.
This course shows you how that works. Based around UW Madison's remarkable history, collections and
architecture, this practically oriented course will give you hands-on experience of how material culture
changes our understanding of science, its history, its relationship to the arts and humanities, and its place
in wider society. It will also introduce you to current research in this area   right here in Madison. The class
will involve regular field trips to collections in local/campus museums, including visits to the UW Zoology
Museum, Special Collections and to see the Chemistry Department's resident glassblower at work. This
interdisciplinary course is suitable for undergraduate students in history of science, history and the
sciences, as well as for those in anthropology, art history, and architecture. The course is also open to
graduate students. Any student with an interest in visual and material culture or museum studies should
consider taking this course. Interested students should contact me directly to discuss their particular
Learning Objectives: In addition to introducing you to important aspects of the history of science at UW
Madison, this course aims to help you learn how to:
     •    understand the strengths and weaknesses of visual and material culture as an approach
          to history;
     •    appreciate that the historian's choice of sources affects the kind of history s/he writes;
     •    explain and evaluate the various ways in which historians of science have used visual and
          material culture (in class and in the mid-semester test);
     •    present your assessment of historical sources, including images and objects as well as
          secondary and primary literature (in class discussion and more formal assessments);
     •    (graduate only, in final paper) analyze what the study of visual and material culture has
          added to our understanding of the nature of modern science;
     •    (graduate only, in final paper) understand how the study of visual, material, and print
          culture interacts with other approaches to the history of science, including studies of
          practice and pedagogy.

Skip residues modulate the structural properties of the myosin rod and guide thick filament assembly.
Taylor, KC; Buvoli, M; Korkmaz, EN; Buvoli, A; Zheng, YQ; Heinze, NT; Cui, Q*; Leinwand, LA; Rayment,
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112
(29):E3806-E3815; 10.1073/pnas.1505813112 JUL 21 2015.
Polyethylene Glycol Coatings on Plastic Substrates for Chemically Defined Stem Cell Culture.
Schmitt, SK; Xie, AW; Ghassemi, RM; Trebatoski, DJ; Murphy, WL; Gopalan, P*.
ADVANCED HEALTHCARE MATERIALS, 4 (10):1555-1564; 10.1002/adhm.201500191 JUL 15 2015.
Atmospheric benzenoid emissions from plants rival those from fossil fuels.
Misztal, PK; Hewitt, CN; Wildt, J; Blande, JD; Eller, ASD; Fares, S; Gentner, DR; Gilman, JB; Graus, M;
Greenberg, J; Guenther, AB; Hansel, A; Harley, P; Huang, M; Jardine, K; Karl, T; Kaser, L; Keutsch, FN*; Kiendler-Scharr, A; Kleist, E; Lerner, BM; Li, T; Mak, J; Nolscher, AC; Schnitzhofer, R; Sinha, V; Thornton, B; Warneke, C; Wegener, F; Werner, C; Williams, J; Worton, DR; Yassaa, N; Goldstein, AH.
SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 5 10.1038/srep12064 JUL 13 2015.
Bonding Analysis of TM(cAAC)(2) (TM = Cu, Ag, and Au) and the Importance of Reference State.
Landis, CR*; Hughes, RP; Weinhold, F*.
ORGANOMETALLICS, 34 (13):3442-3449; 10.1021/acs.organomet.5b00429 JUL 13 2015.
The "Best Catalyst" for Water Oxidation Depends on the Oxidation Method Employed: A Case Study of
Manganese Oxides.
Pokhrel, R; Goetz, MK; Shaner, SE; Wu, XX; Stahl, SS*.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 137 (26):8384-8387; 10.1021/jacs.5b05093 JUL 8 2015.
Capillary Electrophoresis-Electrospray Ionization-Mass Spectrometry for Quantitative Analysis of Glycans
Labeled with Multiplex Carbonyl-Reactive Tandem Mass Tags.
Zhong, XF; Chen, ZW; Snovida, S; Liu, Y; Rogers, JC; Li, LJ*.
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 87 (13):6527-6534; 10.1021/acs.analchem.5b01835 JUL 7 2015.
IR and SFG vibrational spectroscopy of the water bend in the bulk liquid and at the liquid-vapor interface,
Ni, YC; Skinner, JL*.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 143 (1):10.1063/1.4923462 JUL 7 2015.
Mixed quantum/classical approach to OH-stretch inelastic incoherent neutron scattering spectroscopy for
ambient and supercooled liquid water and ice Ih.
Shi, L; Skinner, JL*.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 143 (1):10.1063/1.4923387 JUL 7 2015.
Nanosized {Pd-4(mu(4)-C)}Pd-32(CO)(28)(PMe3)(14) Containing Tetrahedrally Deformed Pd-4 Cage with
Encapsulated Carbide Atom: Formal Substitution of Geometrically Analogous Interior Au-4 Entity in
Isostructural Au4Pd32(CO)(28)(PMe3)(14) by Electronically Equivalent Pd-4(mu(4)-C) and
Computational/Catalytic Implications.
Mednikov, EG; Ivanov, SA; Dahl, LF*.
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 54 (13):6157-6168; 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.5b00208 JUL 6 2015.
Stabilized Skyrmion Phase Detected in MnSi Nanowires by Dynamic Cantilever Magnetometry.
Mehlin, A; Xue, F; Liang, D; Du, HF; Stolt, MJ; Jin, S*; Tian, ML; Poggio, M.
NANO LETTERS, 15 (7):4839-4844; 10.1021/acs.nanolett.5b02232 JUL 2015.
AEE-active cyclic tetraphenylsilole derivatives with similar to 100% solid-state fluorescence quantum
Cai, YJ; Samedov, K; Dolinar, BS; Albright, H; Song, ZG; Zhang, CC; Tang, BZ; West, R*.
DALTON TRANSACTIONS, 44 (29):12970-12975; 10.1039/c5dt01846c 2015.
Residue-Based Preorganization of BH3-Derived alpha/beta-Peptides: Modulating Affinity, Selectivity and
Proteolytic Susceptibility in alpha-Helix Mimics.
Peterson-Kaufman, KJ; Haase, HS; Boersma, MD; Lee, EF; Fairlie, WD; Gellman, SH*.
ACS CHEMICAL BIOLOGY, 10 (7):1667-1675; 10.1021/acschembio.5b00109 JUL 2015.
Carbon Substrates: A Stable Foundation for Biomolecular Arrays.
Lockett, MR; Smith, LM*.
Annual Review of Analytical Chemistry, Vol 8, 8 263-285; 10.1146/annurev-anchem-071114-040146 2015.
Advances in Mass Spectrometric Tools for Probing Neuropeptides.
Buchberger, A; Yu, Q; Li, LJ*.
Annual Review of Analytical Chemistry, Vol 8, 8 485-509; 10.1146/annurev-anchem-071114-040210 2015.
Reassessing the ratio of glyoxal to formaldehyde as an indicator of hydrocarbon precursor speciation.
Kaiser, J; Wolfe, GM; Min, KE; Brown, SS; Miller, CC; Jacob, DJ; deGouw, JA; Graus, M; Hanisco, TF;
Holloway, J; Peischl, J; Pollack, IB; Ryerson, TB; Warneke, C; Washenfelder, RA; Keutsch, FN*.
ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS, 15 (13):7571-7583; 10.5194/acp-15-7571-2015 2015.


The Department of Chemistry at The College of Wooster invites applications for two (2) tenure-track
     •    Assistant Professor of Chemistry in Analytical Chemistry
     •    Assistant Professor of Chemistry in Inorganic Chemistry
The College of Wooster is a private liberal arts located in NE Ohio with a long history of excellence in
chemistry. The College is well known for its commitment to undergraduate research as demonstrated by
its 70 year history of requiring all students to conduct a comprehensive research project and thesis.  The
department is interested in finding candidates that have a desire to do high quality research at the
undergraduate level.
If you're a graduate students or post-docs that would be interested in a tenure track position in analytical or inorganic chemistry please reply to this email. For more information please see: http://www.wooster.edu/offices/hr/jobs/faculty/  http://www.wooster.edu/academics/areas/chemistry/
The Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, invites applications for a tenure stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in the area of Experimental Physical Chemistry,
including fundamental studies of materials and/or biophysical chemistry. The position start date is July 1,
Applicants must have earned a PhD by date of the appointment or soon thereafter in the broadly defined
area of Physical Chemistry, a strong academic background, an excellent research record and
demonstrated excellence in teaching. Successful candidates will be expected to conduct innovative
research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, externally funded research
program. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments,
letters of reference and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application. Candidates also must
have a record of excellence in research as demonstrated by publications in top ranked and field relevant
academic journals, presentations at significant conferences, and strong endorsements by referees. Salary
and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All qualified candidates are invited to
apply by clicking on the link below. Applications should include curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching
philosophy and interests, and an outline of proposed research. If you have questions about this position,
please contact: receptn@chem.utoronto.ca.  All application materials should be submitted online.
Please combine attachments into one or two clearly labeled files in PDF format. Submission guidelines
can be found at:
http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. Applicants should also arrange to have three confidential
letters of recommendation sent on their behalf to: receptn@chem.utoronto.ca. To ensure full
consideration, applications should be received by October 1, 2015. This search will remain open until
For more information about the Department of Chemistry, please visit our website,
www.chem.utoronto.ca. The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community
and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons,
persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further
diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and
permanent residents will be given priority.

Kevin P. Campbell, Ph.D., Howard Hughes Medical Institute has a new chemical biology postdoctoral fellowship in his laboratory to study the glycosylation and function of dystroglycan. Dystroglycan is a widely expressed transmembrane glycoprotein that requires complex post-translational processing to function as a high-affinity receptor for components of the basement membrane.  This protein is involved in a variety of physiological and developmental processes including maintenance of the function of skeletal muscle, as well as formation and function of the central nervous system.  Recent genetic data has shown that mutations in at least eighteen genes encoding post-translational enzymes lead to a reduced Xyl-GlcA dissacharide repeat on dystroglycan and cause congenital/limb-girdle muscular dystrophies, which can be accompanied by brain and eye abnormalities. The overall goal of my research is to elucidate the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the novel post-translational processing required for dystroglycan to function as an extracellular matrix (ECM) receptor, and on how abnormalities in this function lead to muscular dystrophy.
His laboratory is particularly interested in using approaches of chemistry, biology and structural biology to
understand the glycosylation and function of dystroglycan, as well as to delineate the functions of the
enzymes involved in its novel post-translational processing. Our goal is to publish high impact papers that
provide molecular-level insights into the mechanisms underlying the required post-translation processing
of this vital protein.
Our funding from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute was just renewed through 2020, and we have
support for chemical biology fellows for the next five years. Typically, a fellow does full-time research in my
laboratory, and also has the opportunity to interact with investigators in the Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy
Cooperative Research Center, the François M. Abboud Cardiovascular Research Center, and the growing
institute of neuroscience. There are excellent facilities for this research including CCOM Nuclear Magnetic
Resonance Facility, CCOM Proteomics Facility and High Resolution Mass Spectrometry Facility (HRMSF).
Fellows present their findings at lab meetings and also have opportunities to present at national meetings.
Fellows receive a $50,000 stipend and are provided with health insurance. Initial appointments are for
three years, with the potential for renewal.
Please contact him with questions or their application materials (cover letter, CV, names of three references). Following review, selected applicants will be invited to Iowa City to visit my laboratory and present a seminar (all travel expenses will be covered). Kevin P. Campbell, Ph.D., Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Chair and Department Executive Officer,  Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver Biomedical Research Chair, Professor, Neurology and Internal Medicine, Director, Senator Paul D. Wellstone MDCRC, University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, 4269B CBRB, 285 Newton Road, Iowa City, IA 52242, Telephone: (319) 335-7867; Mobile: (319) 594-3283, Fax: (319) 335-6957. E-mail: kevin-campbell@uiowa.edu,
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