Upcoming Events

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 4:10pm

Thiel Group: Michael Manley's student seminar.

Friday, January 24, 2020 - 1:10pm

Nancy Pleshko

Nancy Pleshko

Temple University

Society for Applied Spectroscopy (SAS) Student Chapter

Friday, January 24, 2020 - 3:10pm

Lauren Webb

Lauren Webb

Department of Chemistry, The University of Texas at Austin

(VanVeller)

Abstract:  Lipid bilayer membranes are complex, dynamic, and functional structures composed of a wide diversity of lipids, proteins, small molecules, and water organized in heterogeneous domains through noncovalent interactions. The structure and motion of these molecules generate large electric fields within the interior of the membrane that are critical to membrane structure and function.  Here, we describe how vibrational spectroscopy of unnatural nitrile chromophores places throughout the membrane structure is used to measure electrostatic fields in peptides intercalated in free-standing lipid bilayer membranes of increasing chemical complexity.  In combination with electrodynamics simulations, these experiments highlight how common small molecules such as cholesterol dramatically affect membrane structure and dynamics through large changes to membrane electric fields.  

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 4:10pm to 5:00pm

Chris HanesAs you are aware, mental health is very important to have a safe and productive study and work environment. Unfortunately, self-care and mental health are often neglected. To stress the importance of mental health, we will have a presentation from the Director of Student Counseling Services at Iowa State, Chris Hanes, on the following topic:

Friday, January 31, 2020 - 1:10pm

Steven Zimmerman

University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign

(Zhao)

Friday, January 31, 2020 - 3:10pm

Peter Sushko

Peter Sushko

Pacific Northwest National Lab

(Winter)

Friday, February 7, 2020 - 3:10pm

Chuck Henry

Chuck Henry

Colorado State University

(Anand)

Friday, February 14, 2020 - 1:10pm

Corey Thompson

Corey Thompson

Purdue University

(Kovnir)

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 3:10pm

David Mobley

David Mobley

University of California - Irvine

(Potoyan)

Friday, February 28, 2020 - 1:10pm

Christer Aakeröy 

Christer Aakeröy

Kansas State University

(Graduate Student Liaison Committee)

Friday, February 28, 2020 - 3:10pm

Yaroslava YingLIng

Yaroslava Yingling

Department of Materials Science & Engineering, North Carolina State University

(Potoyan)

Friday, March 6, 2020 - 1:10pm

Judy Wu

Judy Wu

University of Houston

(VanVeller)

Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Friday, March 13, 2020 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, April 10, 2020 - 1:10pm

David Chenoweth

David Chenoweth

University of Pennsylvania

(VanVeller)

Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 1:10pm

Lawrence Technological University

Host: Vela / Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Friday, April 17, 2020 - 3:10pm

David T. Kennedy

David T. Kennedy

30th Annual Fassel Lecture

University of Michigan

(Anand)

Friday, April 24, 2020 - 1:10pm

Kenneth Poeppelmeier

Kenneth Poeppelmeier

Northwestern University

(Zaikina)

Friday, April 24, 2020 - 3:10pm

Jae-Hyun Cho

Texas A&M University

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