10/11/18 - 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM
Student Seminar Series: Professor David M. Chenoweth
Student Seminar Series
Design and synthesis of new chemical tools for probing, manipulating, and imaging biological systems
Chemical tools are invaluable for modulating, probing, manipulating, and imaging biological systems. Our laboratory utilizes synthetic chemistry to develop new small molecule and peptide based chemical tools for probing and monitoring biological systems in a spatially defined and temporally controlled manner. Recent results from our laboratory describing modular chemical tools for control of protein localization have paved the way for several recent advances aimed at controlling cellular processes. This work will be discussed in the context of new chemical tools for studying biology.
Open Forum: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11
Kate & Michael Barany Conference Room (117/119 Smith Hall)
“Industry versus academics, a path to a career”
Professor Chenoweth was born in Indiana and received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Indiana University-Purdue University. Indianapolis. After graduation, he completed an internship in organic chemistry at Dow AgroSciences prior to joining the Neuroscience Discovery Chemistry Research department at Eli Lilly in 2000.
In 2003, Chenoweth left Eli Lilly and headed to the California Institute of Technology to pursue a doctorate with Professor Peter Dervan. After graduation in 2009, he moved to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to work with Professor Timothy Swager as an National Institutes of Health Post-doctoral Fellow.
Chenoweth was appointed assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania in 2011, in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Graduate Group in the Perelman School of Medicine in 2013, and in the Bioengineering Graduate Group in the School of Engineering and Applied Science in 2013. He was promoted to associate professor with tenure in July 2017.