UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 5/27/2014

XXXVIII - No. 18 May 27th, 2014

Congratulations to Professor Danny Fredrickson on receiving the ExxonMobil Solid State Chemistry Faculty Fellowship, which is awarded by the ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry! The Solid State Chemistry Faculty Fellowship recognizes young scientists who have made substantial contributions to the discipline of solid-state chemistry and have the potential to emerge as leaders in the field. Congratulations, Danny!
Congratulations to Professor Song Jin on receiving the Nanoscience Award, which is awarded by the ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry! The award recognizes sustained excellence, dedication, and perseverance in research and service in the area of inorganic nanoscience. Congratulations, Song!
Kate Skog, a fourth-year graduate student in the Frank Keutsch lab, has received a Graduate Peer Mentor Award from the Multicultural Graduate Network. More information can be found at: http://grad.wisc.edu/diversity/mgn/peermentor. Congratulations Kate!
J.P. Gerdt, a graduate student in the Helen Blackwell lab, has received a Graduate Peer Mentor Award from the Multicultural Graduate Network.  More information can be found at: http://grad.wisc.edu/diversity/mgn/peermentor. Congratulations J.P.!
We  ve just been informed that Emily Ruff, a Chemistry graduate student in the lab of Tom Record, received the 2014 Sigrid Liermo Award from Biochemistry. This award recognizes a graduate or postdoctoral student who best exemplifies the spirit of Sigrid Leirmo, who received her Ph.D. degree in the Department of Biochemistry (1989) and was a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Bacteriology when she died tragically in an accident in October, 1990.  Dr. Leirmo was widely acknowledged among her fellow students and colleagues both as a promising researcher and as an enthusiastic friend and mentor. Congratulations Emily!

Thursday, May 29th, 2014 - Department, General Seminar, 9:30 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Timothy Bertram, University of California, San Diego "Interfaces: The Gordian Knots of Atmospheric Chemistry"
Friday, May 30th, 2014 - Chemical Biology Seminar, 9:10 am, Room 1315 Chemistry. 4th Year Chemical Biology Students, UW-Madison "2nd Annual Chemical Biology Seminar day"
Thursday, June 19th, 2014 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 3:00 pm, Room 9341 Chemistry Bldg.. Professor YiJing Yan, University of Science and Technology of China "Theoretical Chemistry Institute Seminar"
Sunday, August 10th, 2014 - Department Special Event, 5:00 pm, Grand Ballroom C. "Department Reception at ACS National Meeting (San Francisco)"
Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 8335. Dr. Manabu Abe Professor of Chemistry, Hiroshima University, Japan "Organic Seminar"
Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 - Department, Materials, Physical Lecture, 4:00 pm, 1610 Engineering Hall. Professor Joanna Aizenberg, Harvard University "Kramer Lecture"
Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Roald Hoffmann, Cornell University "McElvain TBD"
Friday, September 19th, 2014 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Dr. William Banholzer, UW Madison Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering/Chemistry "William Banholzer - Department Colloquium"
Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Guangbin Dong, UT Austin "Organic Seminar"
Friday, September 26th, 2014 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Andrew Jorgensen, University of Toledo "Department Colloquium"
Friday, May 30, 2014 in Room 1315 Chemistry
Organized by the Chemical Biology Ph.D. Program in Chemistry. Everyone is invited to attend. An award will be given for the best student talk, sponsored generously by Sigma-Aldrich.
Chemical Biology 4th Year Speakers:
     •    Heejun Choi - Weisshaar "Quantitative Fluorescence Microscopy on Live E. coli Cells"
     •    Bennett Fox - Tibbetts "The Importance of Being Proline: How One Domain Can Change the Function of a Protein"
     •    Shyamosree Bhattacharya - Forest "Evolution of A Hydrophobic Core Leads to Fluorescence in A Canonical Bacteriophytochrome"
     •    Ross Cheloha - Gellman "Designing á/â-Peptide Mimics of Parathyroid Hormone with Useful Properties"
     •    Joseph Moore - Blackwell "Effects of Active Efflux on Quorum Sensing Inhibitors in Pseudomonas aeruginosa"
     •    Heather Hodges - Kiessling "Visualization of Bacterial Chemoreceptor Array Assembly, Structure and Signalling"
     •    Marco Torelli - Hamers "Functionalization of Fully Disaggregated Nanodiamond for Study of Fundamental Particle-Environmental Interactions"
     •    Michael Welsh - Blackwell "Probing Quorum Sensing in Pseudomonas aeruginosa With Small Molecules"
     •    Michael Kratochvil -  Lynn "Release of Quorum Sensing Modulating Peptides from
          Superhydrophobic Multilayer Assemblies"
     •    Hannah Bowman - Burstyn "Structure-Function Relationships in Gas-Sensing Transcription
     •    Rachel Knoener - Smith "Global Identification of RNA-protein Complexes with Density Gradient Certrifugation and SILAC-MS"
     •    James Checco - Gellman "Targeting Topologically Complex Protein Surfaces with
          Alpha/Beta-Peptide Foldamers"
Reception to follow in the Shain Atrium.

Missing Gas-Phase Source of HONO Inferred from Zeppelin Measurements in the Troposphere.
Li, X; Rohrer, F; Hofzumahaus, A; Brauers, T; Haseler, R; Bohn, B; Broch, S; Fuchs, H; Gomm, S; Holland, F; Jager, J; Kaiser, J; Keutsch, FN*; Lohse, I; Lu, KD; Tillmann, R; Wegener, R; Wolfe, GM; Mentel, TF; Kiendler-Scharr, A; Wahner, A.
SCIENCE, 344 (6181):292-296; 10.1126/science.1248999 APR 18 2014.
Top-Down Proteomics with Mass Spectrometry Imaging: A Pilot Study towards Discovery of Biomarkers for Neurodevelopmental Disorders.
Ye, H; Mandal, R; Catherman, A; Thomas, PM; Kelleher, NL; Ikonomidou, C; Li, LJ*.
PLOS ONE, 9 (4):10.1371/journal.pone.0092831 APR 7 2014.
Orientation of a Mono layer of Dipolar Molecules on Graphene from X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy.
Johnson, PS; Huang, CS; Kim, M; Safron, NS; Arnold, MS; Wong, BM; Gopalan, P*; Himpsel, FJ.
LANGMUIR, 30 (9):2559-2565; 10.1021/la500183b MAR 11 2014.
Helical folding of alpha/beta-peptides containing beta-amino acids with an eight-membered ring constraint.
Lee, W; Kwon, S; Kang, P; Guzei, IA*; Choi, SH.
ORGANIC & BIOMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY, 12 (17):2641-2644; 10.1039/c4ob00266k 2014.
Synthesis of Poly(4-hydroxystyrene)-Based Block Copolymers Containing Acid-Sensitive Blocks by Living Anionic Polymerization.
Sweat, DP; Yu, X; Kim, M; Gopalan, P*.
Journal of Polymer Science Part A-polymer Chemistry, 52 (10):1458-1468; 10.1002/pola.27138 MAY 15 2014.
Recent advances in coupling capillary electrophoresis- based separation techniques to ESI and MALDI-MS.
Zhong, XF; Zhang, ZC; Jiang, S; Li, LJ*.
ELECTROPHORESIS, 35 (9):1214-1225; SI 10.1002/elps.201300451 MAY 2014.
Structural motif of polyglutamine amyloid fibrils discerned with mixed-isotope infrared spectroscopy.
Buchanan, LE; Carr, JK; Fluitt, AM; Hoganson, AJ; Moran, SD; de Pablo, JJ; Skinner, JL*; Zanni, MT*.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111 (16):5796-5801; 10.1073/pnas.1401587111 APR 22 2014.
Structure and OH-stretch spectroscopy of low- and high-density amorphous ices.
Tainter, CJ; Shi, L; Skinner, JL*.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 140 (13):10.1063/1.4869293 APR 7 2014.
Bright Building Blocks for Chemical Biology.
Lavis, LD; Raines, RT*.
ACS CHEMICAL BIOLOGY, 9 (4):855-866; 10.1021/cb500078u APR 2014.
Highly Stable Skyrmion State in Helimagnetic MnSi Nanowires.
Du, HF; DeGrave, JP; Xue, F; Liang, D; Ning, W; Yang, JY; Tian, ML; Zhang, YH; Jin, S*.
NANO LETTERS, 14 (4):2026-2032; 10.1021/nl5001899 APR 2014.
Sensitivity enhancement in solution NMR: Emerging ideas and new frontiers.
Lee, JH; Okuno, Y; Cavagnero, S*.
JOURNAL OF MAGNETIC RESONANCE, 241 18-31; SI 10.1016/j.jmr.2014.01.005 APR 2014.
A tRNA splicing operon: Archease endows RtcB with dual GTP/ATP cofactor specificity and accelerates RNA ligation.
Desai, KK; Cheng, CL; Bingman, CA; Phillips, GN; Raines, RT*.
NUCLEIC ACIDS RESEARCH, 42 (6):3931-3942; 10.1093/nar/gkt1375 APR 2014.
A Key n ->pi* Interaction in N-Acyl Homoserine Lactones.
Newberry, RW; Raines, RT*.
ACS CHEMICAL BIOLOGY, 9 (4):880-883; 10.1021/cb500022u APR 2014.
Cytotoxicity of Paclitaxel in Breast Cancer Is due to Chromosome Missegregation on Multipolar Spindles.
Zasadil, LM; Andersen, KA; Yeum, D; Rocque, GB; Wilke, LG; Tevaarwerk, AJ; Raines, RT*; Burkard, ME; Weaver, BA.
SCIENCE TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE, 6 (229):10.1126/scitranslmed.3007965 MAR 26 2014.
Methylation of yeast ribosomal protein S2 is elevated during stationary phase growth conditions.
Ladror, DT; Frey, BL; Scalf, M; Levenstein, ME; Artymiuk, JM; Smith, LM*.
Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 445 (3):535-541; 10.1016/j.bbrc.2014.01.040 MAR 14 2014.
On the temperature dependence of organic reactivity, nitrogen oxides, ozone production, and the impact of emission controls in San Joaquin Valley, California.
Pusede, SE; Gentner, DR; Wooldridge, PJ; Browne, EC; Rollins, AW; Min, KE; Russell, AR; Thomas, J; Zhang, L; Brune, WH; Henry, SB; DiGangi, JP; Keutsch, FN*; Harrold, SA; Thornton, JA; Beaver, MR; St Clair, JM; Wennberg, PO; Sanders, J; Ren, X; VandenBoer, TC; Markovic, MZ; Guha, A; Weber, R; Goldstein, AH; Cohen, RC.
ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS, 14 (7):3373-3395; 10.5194/acp-14-3373-2014 2014.
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Genentech. Research Associate/Sr. Research Associate, Antibody-Drug Conjugation (ADC). Job ID: 00431774. Job Function: Research. Location: United States-California. South San Francisco. At the Roche Group, about 80,000 people across 150 countries are pushing back the frontiers of healthcare. Working together, we've become one of the world's leading research focused healthcare groups. A member of the Roche Group, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry for more than 30 years, using human genetic information to develop novel medicines for serious and life-threatening diseases. The headquarters for Roche pharmaceutical operations in the United States, Genentech has multiple therapies on the market for cancer and other serious illnesses. Please take this opportunity to learn about Genentech, where we believe that our employees are our most important asset and where we are dedicated to remaining a great place to work. We have an exciting position open for an organic chemist at the RA/SRA level to join the antibody-drug conjugation (ADC) lab in the Protein Chemistry department. This position will offer a cross-functional opportunity: applying knowledge in chemical synthesis to the preparation and analytical characterization of ADCs to support company-wide research activities. A BS or MS in chemistry, chemical biology or biochemistry with 4 or more years of experience in synthetic organic or peptide chemistry. The ideal candidate will have additional experience in protein biochemistry and/or protein purification. Must be a highly motivated team-player and have strong problem-solving, analytical, communication and organizational skills.
A potential job opportunity has opened at Sigma Aldrich here in Madison. Applicants can send their resume/cover letter to: Mary.Engler@sial.com (manufacturing manager) and Mitch.Leider@sial.com (manufacturing supervisor). If you're a budding young chemist looking for employment following graduation, we have previously primarily utilized staffing agencies for talent acquisition, though recently we have found that our best luck still lies with the local universities. If you know of some hard working, detail oriented, students that are looking to pursue employment with one of the most trusted names in the industry, please do not hesitate to pass my email address on and I can coordinate receiving cover letters/resumes with them personally.

Assistant/Associate Professors in the Department of Chemistry and Physics. Fixed-term, Non-tenure track, nine-month appointments. Salary and rank dependent upon academic qualifications and experience August 20, 2014. The Division of Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Physics, College of Science and Engineering (COSE) at St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN has 13 full-time chemistry faculty positions and offers an American Chemical Society approved program. The department is well equipped with major instrumentation and research facilities, including an Agilent GC-MS, Agilent HPLC, JEOL SEM, an Asylum Instruments SPM, and a Bruker X-ray Diffraction System. Additional information about the College and the Department can be found at http://www.stcloudstate.edu/cose/ and http://www.stcloudstate.edu/chemistry/.
The Chemistry Division is seeking up to three full-time and one half-time Fixed-Term Non-Probationary faculty positions: position 1) principal teaching assignments in upper division inorganic and general chemistry, position 2) principal teaching assignments in organic chemistry (lower and upper division) and introduction to organic and biochemistry, position 3) principal teaching assignments in general chemistry and/or general, organic, and biochemistry, and potentially in an online/hybrid format, and position 4) a half-time position in forensic chemistry. Faculty will be expected to teach effectively, conduct scholarly activities or research, continually prepare and study, contribute to student growth and development, and serve the university and community.
     •    Ph.D. in Chemistry or related field for inorganic, organic, and general/introductory chemistry
          positions and Ph.D. in Chemistry or M.S. or Ph.D. in Forensic Science or related field for forensic
          chemistry position.
     •    Evidence of ability to work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds
     •    Experience in teaching inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, forensic chemistry, general and/or
          introductory chemistry courses to undergraduate students.
     •    Individuals with experience teaching chemistry courses in an online and/or hybrid format.
To apply for these positions directly, click on the web link:
http://agency,governmentjobs.com/stcloudstate/default.cfm (click "Apply" within this posting to complete
The completed application must include:
     •    Cover Letter indicating position(s) to which applying
     •    Resume/Curriculum Vitae
     •    Teaching Philosophy Statement
     •    Unofficial transcripts acceptable for screening. Copies of official Transcript(s)
          (undergraduate/graduate) are required for successful candidates prior to hiring
     •    Name and contact information for three (3) current professional references
Contact Information (for questions and letters of reference). E-mail: chemistryftnpsearch@stcloudstate.edu. The deadline for the receipt of all application materials is May 21st 2014. Materials received after this date cannot be guaranteed consideration. Positions are open until filled. St. Cloud State University is committed to excellence and actively supports cultural diversity. To promote this endeavor, we invite individuals who contribute to such diversity to apply, including minorities, women, LGBT, persons with disabilities and veterans. St. Cloud State University is a member of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.
The Chemistry Department at Valparaiso University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position in chemistry, beginning in August 2015. A PhD is required; previous teaching experience is desirable but not necessary. The teaching responsibilities of this position will be a non-majors Introductory Chemistry course (mostly general chemistry with some organic and biochemistry) and the associated laboratory. Applicants must have a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching. Research is not a necessary part of this position, but the opportunity will be available to engage in research with undergraduate students if the candidate so desires. The position is potentially renewable for up to three years.
We expect that this position will be attractive to recent PhD's who wish to teach at a predominately undergraduate institution and are interested in gaining experience in such a setting. Valparaiso University is a distinguished private university of 4000 students, one hour southeast of Chicago, and offers ACS certified degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry. Candidates should be interested in working at a university engaged in issues in Christian higher education in the Lutheran tradition.
To apply, submit a cover letter, CV, statement of research interests, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation via email to: Dr. Steven Engerer, Steven.Engerer@valpo.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities - Stanford Cancer Imaging Training (SCIT) Program. The Stanford Cancer Imaging Training (SCIT) Program is currently recruiting postdoctoral fellows. More information can be found at: SCIT Program: http://scitprogram.stanford.edu/.
Florida State University. Applicants are sought for a position in the area of photochemical and/or spectroscopic studies concerning reaction mechanisms with emphasis on molecules of biochemical interest. Goals of the research range from developing a green solid state synthesis of vitamin D derivatives to studies of the photochemical and photophysical response of resveratrol to testing theoretical predictions of photochemical reactivity by improving the accuracy of the experimental scaffold for their evaluation. A Ph.D. in chemistry is required. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in physical organic chemistry. Expertise in photochemistry, transient absorption spectroscopy, and/or fluorimetry (steady state and transient) would be a plus.
The position is available as of August 1. Inquiries, CVs and letters of recommendation should be sent (preferably by e-mail) to: Professor Jack Saltiel, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-4390, fax: 850 644 8281, phone: 850 644 5405, email: saltiel@chem.fsu.edu, web: https://www.chem.fsu.edu/~jsaltiel/.
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