The Weekly Newsletter of the MIT Chemistry Department
Volume 13, Number 19
Friday, May 23, 1997
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Graduate Research Symposium in Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry
Thursday, May 29, 1997
2:00 PM, Room 6-120
- Becky Carazza, Virgil Lab
- "Efforts Toward the Total Synthesis of Paeoniflorin"
- David Hays, Fu Lab
- "The Development of Organotin Reagents for Organic Synthesis"
- Adam Renslo, Danheiser Lab
- "[4+2] Cycloadditions of Oximino Sulfonates. A Method for the Regioselective Synthesis of Substituted Pyridines"
- Bain Chin, Buchwald Lab
- "Resolution of (rac)-Ethylenebis(tetrahydroindenyl)Titanium and Zirconium Derivatives"
- Jinhua Song, Masamune Lab
- "Some Recent Advances in Macrolide Synthesis"
- Malisa Troutman, Buchwald Lab
- "Early Transition Metal-Catalyzed Asymmetric Reduction of Olefins"
- Andrew Rhomberg, Biemann Lab
- "Characterization of Highly Sulfated Compounds by MALDI Mass Spectrometry Aimed at a Sequence Methodology for Heparin and Related Polysaccharides"
Chris Morse to Appear on Jeopardy!
Mark your calendars to tune into Jeopardy on Monday, July 7th when Chris Morse (Davison group) appears as a contestant. He went out to Los Angeles in February to film it and we can't tell you what happens. . . . you will just have to watch! We will remind you again next month!
Glass Blowing Services Available
Bob DiGiacomo will be coming in on Wednesdays or Thursdays to pick up any glass blowing work that you may have available. Please bring any work to room 6-031 or call Ed Udas or John Annese at 3-4505. Bob will do the work on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Metabolic Solutions, Inc: Merrimack, NH: is an emerging biotech company located in Merrimack, NH. The company is developing a unique product line of medical diagnostic tests based on stable isotope techniques. These products include non-invasive tests for liver function, detection of Helicobacter pylori infection, a method for measuring P450 enzymes to be used for drug dosing, and tests to indicate the presence of bacterial overgrowth in the intestine. In addition, the company operates a mass spectrometry service that provides support to researchers at major universities, research hospitals. U.S. Government labs and the pharmaceutical industry. MSI is seeking a high energy, creative individual who will become an integral part of the effort to develop the products and support the analytical service. the responsibilities are wide ranging and diverse, but primarily focus on laboratory work. The position responsibilities would include but are not limited to: method development, conducting biochemical assays, writing technical papers and grant applications, operating mass spectrometry and HPLC instruments and sample log-in and preparation. Please send resumes to: 7 Henry Clay Drive, Merrimack,NH 03054, (603) 596-6960, or fax to: (603) 598-6973 or e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org or internet at: http://www.metsol.com
- College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA: Seeks a Chemistry Laboratory Supervisor to responsible for ensuring that the upper level labs in the fields of analytical, physical and inorganic chemistry are rewarding, stimulating and informative. This requires making certain that experiments are working well, which includes the accurate preparation of fresh chemicals and the maintenance and repair of laboratory instrumentation and computer equipment. Demonstrates proper laboratory techniques, organizes and ensures that labs are functioning properly, assists students with data analysis and lab reports, grades experiments, supervises hired teaching assistants and enforces lab safety rules. Contact and submit resumes to: Rose Baril, Employment Coordinator, Personnel Department, College of the Holy Cross, 1 College Street, Worcester, MA 01610-2395. Phone is 508-793-3391 or fax is 508-793-3575.
- St. Mary Jr-Sr. High School, Lynn, MA: High School Chemistry Teacher for the 10th grade a the honors and basic college prep. levels. St. Mary's High School has an all college prep curriculum and possesses a complete chemistry lab, storeroom and lecture room. Students are required to take biology, chemistry and physics to meet graduation requirements. They seek a teacher with appropriate science background who can communicate well with teenage students and effectively teach high school chemistry. St. Mary's is a regional Catholic co-educational institution in an inner city location with students from over ten cities and towns.. Please contact: St. Mary's Jr./Sr. High School, Att: Mr. James Sicusa, Principal, 35 Tremont Street, Lynn, MA 01901. Telephone is (617) 595-7885 or fax at (617) 599-8707.
- The University of California at Berkeley: The Miller Institute for Basic Research in Science invites you to assist the faculty scientists at the University of California at Berkeley in nominating candidates for Miller Research Fellowships in the basic sciences. The Miller Institute seeks to discover and encourage individuals of outstanding talent, and to provide them with the opportunity to pursue their research. Fellows are selected on the basis of their academic achievement and the promise of their scientific research. Each Miller Fellow is sponsored by a department of the Berkeley campus and performs his or her research in the facilities provided by the department. The Fellowships are intended for those who have recently been awarded, or who are about to be awarded, their Ph.D. Nominations must be received no later than October 6, 1997 and early nominations are encouraged. Your letter should include the following information: the complete current mailing address of the nominee including their e-mail and/or fax number, anticipated date of Ph.D. and your recommendation/ of candidate's promise. Please send information to Professor Beth Burnside, Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, Chancellor Professor and Executive Director, Miller Institute for Basic Research in Science, at the University of California at Berkeley 2536 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720 or e-mail: email@example.com or telephone at (510) 642-4088 or fax at (510) 642-7393. There is more information in headquarters in the fellowship file.
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