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May 2014

Vol. XCII, No. 9

Monthly Meeting
Education Night at Tufts Microwell Arrays: From Genetic Analysis to UltraHigh Sensitivity Diagnostics By David Walt

NESACS 2014 Election
Candidate Statements By Jack Driscoll

Esselen Award Lecture March Meeting Report

Esselen Award Lecture
By David R. Walt, Tufts University

Microwell Arrays: From Genetic Analysis to Ultra-High Sensitivity Diagnostics
and well-funded research program by identifying interesting problems, carry out appropriate experiments to solve the problems and publish in the top journals. While these goals have been met, there were a few unexpected detours that have shaped both my research direction and my outlook. Shortly after starting a faculty position at Tufts, I became interested in the field of chemical sensors. The lab made numerous contributions in developing some useful chemistries for making chemical sensors and biosensors and had established a reputation in the optical sensing area. In 1995, a highly industrious postdoctoral associate, Paul Pantano (now an Associate Professor at the University of TexasDallas), was working on a project involving near field microscopy. Paul was trying to develop a rapid ultrahigh resolution optical imaging method. The approach involved etching optical fiber bundles to create an array of near field scanning probe tips. Every time he tried to etch the fiber arrays, he obtained the opposite result from what he was trying to accomplish. Instead of an array of sharp tips, divots appeared—tiny wells arrayed in a regular pattern with highly reproducible and predictable depths. These microwell arrays, as well as nanowell arrays prepared using the same technique, were orders of magnitude smaller than anything reported previously. Although Paul eventually succeeded in preparing the near field arrays, the microwells have been a signature platform of the laboratory ever since. After the initial demonstration of the microwell preparation, Karri Michael, a graduate student working at the lab bench across from Paul, carried out an interesting experiment in which she assembled microspheres (also called beads) into the wells. The size of the beads was matched to the size of the wells such that only one bead would be able to fit into each well. She created the first “Bead Arrays.” The microwell array and bead array technology have been used in my laboratory as a platform for performing bioanalytical measurements. We have successfully implemented the microwell array platform for a multitude of applications including genetic and protein analysis. The microwells serve as miniature reaction vessels and confine reaction mixtures to ultra-small volumes. In the bead array scheme, microwells are filled with sizematched beads containing receptors for performing high-throughput genetic and protein analysis. The ability to randomly assemble these microarrays using beads that were size matched to the well sizes provides access to incredibly high density and easily reconfigurable microarrays. In another scheme, the microwells are used as miniature reactor chambers
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It is a great honor to be the recipient of the 2014 Gustavus John Esselen Award for Chemistry in the Public Interest. The list of previous recipients is both humbling and inspiring. When I started my academic position many years ago, I was interested in doing what virtually every academic scientist strives for—build a successful

The Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society, Inc. Office: Anna Singer, 12 Corcoran Road, Burlington, MA 01803 (Voice or FAX) 781-272-1966. e-mail: secretary(at)nesacs.org NESACS Homepage: http://www.NESACS.org Officers 2014 Chair Catherine Costello Boston University School of Medicine 670 Albany Street, room 511 Boston, MA 02118-2646 Cecmsms(at)bu.edu Chair-Elect Katherine L. Lee Pfizer 200 CambridgePark Drive, t6014K Cambridge, MA 02140 katherine.lee(at)pfizer.com 617-665-5664 Immediate Past Chair Liming Shao 158 South Great Road Lincoln, MA 01773 Shao(at)fas.harvard.edu 781-518-0720 Secretary: Michael Singer Sigma-Aldrich 3 Strathmore Rd, Natick, MA 01360 774-290-1391, michael.singer(at)sial.com Treasurer: James Piper 19 Mill Rd, Harvard, MA 01451 978-456-3155, piper28(at)attglobal.net Auditor: Anthony Rosner Archivist Tim Frigo Trustees: Peter C. Meltzer, Michael E. Strem, Dorothy Phillips Directors-at-Large David Harris, John Neumeyer, Mary Burgess, James Phillips, Ralph Scannell, John Burke Councilors Alternate Councilors Term Ends 12/31/2014 Katherine Lee C. Jaworek-Lopes Michael P. Filosa Lawrence Scott Doris Lewis John Podobinski Morton Z. Hoffman Stuart Levy Patrick Gordon Mukund Chorghade Mary Burgess Sonja Strah-Pleynet Term Ends 12/31/2015 Catherine E. Costello Jerry Jasinski Ruth Tanner Stephen Lantos Ken Mattes Norton P. Peet Michaeline Chen Wilton Virgo Jackie O’Neil VACANT Term Ends 12/31/2016 Michael Singer Sophia R. Su Mary Shultz Leland L. Johnson, Jr. Robert Lichter Mary Mahaney Heidi Teng Andrew Scholte Marietta Schwartz Raj Rajur

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Microwell Arrays: From Genetic Analysis to Ultra-High Sensitivity Diagnostics By David R. Walt, Tufts University Education Night at Tufts University, Sarah Chobot Hokanson, British Consulate-General to speak

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SE MA Subsection Meeting at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

18th Annual Andrew H. Weinberg Symposium ________________7
Luiz Alberto Diaz, Jr., M.D. to speak on Novel Clinical Applications of Cancer Genomics 247th ACS National Meeting, Dallas, Texas, March 16-20, 2014 Candidate Statements

Summary of Governance Actions and Reports ________________8 2014 NESACS Election ________________________________10 March Monthly Meeting ________________________________23
By Jack Driscoll with photos by A. Bastianelli

Cover: Pictured at the Awards Banquet at the 247th ACS National Meeting (LR) are Rajeev Chorghade (Carnegie Mellon University), Sandy Hoffman (Sharon, MA), Katherine Lee (Pfizer and NESACS 2014 Chair-Elect) and Mukund Chorghade (THINQ Pharma and NESACS Board). Photo by Morton Z. Hoffman. September 2014 Issue: July 15, 2014

Editorial Deadlines: Summer 2014 Issue: June 15, 2014

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The Nucleus is published monthly, except June and August, by the Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society, Inc. Forms close for advertising on the 1st of the month of the preceding issue. Text must be received by the editor six weeks before the date of issue. Editor: Michael P. Filosa, Ph.D., 18 Tamarack Road, Medfield, MA 02052 Email: filosam(at)verizon.net; Tel: 508-843-9070 Associate Editors: Myron S. Simon, 60 Seminary Ave. apt 272, Auburndale, MA 02466, Mindy Levine, 516-697-9688, mindy.levine(at)gmail.com Board of Publications: James Phillips (Chair), Vivian K. Walworth, Mary Mahaney Business Manager: Karen Piper, 19 Mill Rd., Harvard, MA 01451, Tel: 978-456-8622 Advertising Manager: Vincent J. Gale, P.O. Box 1150, Marshfield, MA 02050, Email: Manager-vincegale(at)mboservices.net; Tel: 781-837-0424 Contributing Editors: Morton Hoffman, Feature Editor; Dennis Sardella, Book Reviews Calendar Coordinator: Xavier Herault, Email: xherault(at)netzero.net Photographers: Morton Hoffman and James Phillips Proofreaders: Donald O. Rickter, Vivian K. Walworth, Mindy Levine Webmaster: Roy Hagen Copyright 2014, Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society, Inc.
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to confine single molecules. Digital measurements, based on counting single molecules, enable extremely high sensitivity because low background signals can be readily distinguished, making for a much lower limit of detection. We have used the microwell arrays to develop methods to measure the concentration of proteins more than a thousand times lower than ELISAs— the standard for immunoassays. My laboratory is presently pursuing several clinical applications of the technology including early detection of both breast cancer and infectious disease. Our goal is to detect these diseases much earlier than is now possible, with the expectation that early diagnosis will lead to superior clinical outcomes. We are also using the microwell arrays to investigate fundamental aspects of enzymes by observing single enzyme molecules in action. As a consequence of the technological innovations that have been developed in my laboratory, there have been some unexpected but fulfilling deviations from the traditional academic path. Both of these applications of microwell arrays have been commercialized. In 1997 I was approached to commercialize the bead array technology. The technology portfolio was licensed from Tufts University and a company, Illumina Inc., was founded in San Diego, CA. After five years, Illumina became the leader in microarrays for genetic analysis and is now the leader in DNA sequencing. The microwell technology still powers the company’s microarray products and is also incorporated into its sequencing products. It is important to note that there are countless other creative technologies responsible for the company’s products. Many highly talented individuals have been involved in making Illumina the huge commercial success it is today—technicians, scientists, engineers, the sales force, financial experts, manufacturing specialists, and business executives. Seven years ago, the single molecule technology was licensed and another company was
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founded—Quanterix Corporation, based in Lexington, MA. The company recently launched its first platform that enables researchers to discover new protein biomarkers of potential clinical utility and a large commercial partner has licensed the rights to the clinical diagnostics market. These commercial successes have enabled the discoveries in my laboratory to be translated into the marketplace. Illumina employs over 3000 people and Quanterix employs nearly 60. The products are responsible for advances in clinical medicine and agriculture, and have enabled thousands of important research findings. These societal benefits would not be possible outcomes for the typical academic laboratory. I and the students and postdocs in my laboratory feel tremendous pride in having played a role in both job creation and bettering the human condition. The trajectory of my lab’s research program relied on some serendipitous discoveries (aka mistakes), perceptive recognition of important but unexpected results, and luck. My focus has shifted to areas of research that we believe will lead to important outcomes. Publications are still necessary for researchers to disseminate knowledge and to demonstrate that they can bring a project to fruition, but another motivator is whether the research has the potential to eventually lead to outcomes with societal impact. This path is not for everyone and the scientific enterprise would soon fall apart without the basic fundamental research that is the lifeblood for tomorrow’s technologies. I am immensely grateful to the many talented graduate students and postdoctoral associates who have contributed to the culture of creativity and invention that has characterized the laboratory. The productivity of the laboratory is a direct result of their tremendous dedication and incredible work ethic. I conclude with special thanks to my wonderful and supportive family, without whom none of these accomplishments would have been possible. u

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The 941st Meeting of the Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society Education Night Thursday, May 8, 2014
Tufts University, International Center, 58 Winthrop Street, Medford, MA 4:00 pm NESACS Board Meeting 5:00 pm Reception 6:00 pm Dinner 7:00 pm Award Meeting, Dr. Catherine Costello, NESACS Chair, presiding. Evening Lecture: Sarah Chobot Hokanson, Head of Science and Innovation, British Consultate-General, Boston Title: Building UK-US partnerships in science – my role in policy at the British Consulate-General, Boston 7:45 pm Presentation of the Education Night Awards Philip L. Levins Memorial Prize James Flack Norris/Theodore William Richards Awards for Excellence in Teaching at the Secondary School Level Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowships Undergraduate Grants-in-Aid Undergraduate Research Symposium, Phyllis Brauner Book Award Project SEED Students Induction of New Members into Aula Laudis Simmons College Prize Avery A. Ashdown Chemistry Examination Awardees Dinner reservations are required by NOON, Friday, May 2. Reservations should made using PayPal services: http://acssymposium.com/paypal.html. Select pay with credit or debit card option and follow the additional instructions on the page. Members, $30; Non-members, $35; Retirees, $20; Students, $10. If you are making a reservation for someone other than yourself, or, if you require a Vegetarian meal, please note that in the “Instructions to Buyer” section. Reservations for new members and for additional information, contact the secretary Anna Singer at (781) 272-1966 between 9am and 6pm or e-mail at secretary@nesacs.org (preferred). Reservations not cancelled at least 24 hours in advance will not be refunded. THE PUBLIC IS INVITED -reservations for the lecture portion of the evening are also required, and can be made using the PayPal site. Directions with Campus Map: http://www.tufts.edu/home/visiting_directions/medford_somerville/ VIA MBTA (See ‘Directions’ link above) From the West/Massachusetts Turnpike (See ‘Directions’ page above) Parking: Parking will be free after 4:00 PM in the Dowling Hall Parking Garage at 419 Boston Avenue (within one block of 58 Winthrop Street; the event site is on the corner of Winthrop Street and Boston Avenue) Push the visitor’s button when entering the garage to open the gate. u Dr. Sarah Hokanson is Head of the Science & Innovation Network’s (SIN) Boston team, based at the British Consulate-General in Cambridge, MA. In this role, she identifies New England leaders in bioscience innovation and builds connections between the New England and UK scientific and technical communities, in addition to overseeing cross-network US activities in the life sciences. Prior to joining SIN in January 2013, Sarah completed a NIH post-doctoral fellowship at Cornell University, where she studied the biochemistry of nitric oxide synthases. She earned dual B.A. degrees in Chemistry and English from Boston University, and her Ph.D.
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As Head of Science and Innovation at the British Consulate-General, Sarah is committed to establishing productive and sustainable UK-US science partnerships. The Science and Innovation team at the Consulate creates strategic UK-US science relationships, negotiates bilateral programs in science, influences science and/or innovationrelated government or university policies, and organizes events (including scientific workshops, conferences, and networking opportunities). In this keynote address, Sarah will talk about her role at the Consulate and current UK scientific initiatives, as well as highlight the key people and decisions that have shaped her career to date, and offer advice to students interested in a science policy career. u
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Special Meeting


Meeting of the Southeastern Massachusetts Area of the Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society Thursday, May 15, 2014 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Room 507, Clark Building, Quissett Campus 360 Woods Hole Road, Woods Hole, MA 02543
4:00 pm 5:00 pm 6:00 pm Tour of the National Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Facility (NOSAMS); meet in lobby of the Clark Building Registration and light refreshments Welcome: Catherine E. Costello, Chair, NESACS, Boston University School of Medicine Susan K. Avery, President and Director, WHOI Jeffrey S. Seewald, Chair, Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry Department, WHOI Southeastern Massachusetts Area Meeting: Morton Z. Hoffman, Boston University Introduction of Speaker: John N. Driscoll, PID Analyzers, LLC Speaker: Brian P. Jackson, Department of Earth Sciences, Dartmouth College, “Analysis of Arsenic and Mercury in the Food and Water Supply” Reception Prof. Jackson earned his Bachelor’s degree in chemistry at the University of Oxford, UK, and a Ph.D. in agronomy, with an emphasis on environmental soil chemistry, at the University of Georgia. His research focuses on the environmental chemistry of arsenic and mercury through the study of the fate and effects of arsenic from coal fly ash, poultry manure, and food and water, and has developed methods for the low level detection of mercury and methylmercury in waters and fish. He is the Director of the Trace Element Analysis Core at Dartmouth College and is a member of Dartmouth’s Children’s Center for Environmental Heath and Disease Prevention and Dartmouth’s Superfund Research program. u Q. Exactly, how many awards and scholarships does NESACS sponsor? A) One b) Two c) Many

6:15 pm 6:25 pm 6:30 pm 7:30 pm

Advance registration is required for planning purposes and follow-up. Additional information and a link to the registration form can be found at <www. nesacs.org>. Registration can also be made through Anna Singer at 781-2721966 or <secretary@nesacs.org> (e-mail is preferred using the registration form). Please register no later than Friday, May 9. THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO THIS EVENT WITHOUT CHARGE Directions to WHOI and maps: <http://www.whoi.edu/directions/> Parking: There is parking directly in front of the Clark Building. u


“Analysis of Arsenic and Mercury in the Food and Water Supply”
Arsenic and mercury are naturally occurring elements found at low concentrations in soils and water and, consequently, in the foods we eat. However, neither element has any known biological function and both are toxic to life at higher levels of expo6 The Nucleus May 2014


sure. The Minamata disaster in Japan, where thousands were exposed to toxic concentrations of anthropogenic methylmercury via fish, and the current disaster in South Asia, where millions are exposed to high levels of geogenic arsenic via groundwater, are stark examples of the human health consequences of exposure to these two toxic elements. Exposure to methyl mercury is primarily via fish whereas exposure to arsenic can be from both

food and water. Analytical determination of these two elements at environmentally relevant concentrations is challenging, complicated by the fact that both elements exist as a variety of compounds (species) that must be quantified individually. This talk will review methods for arsenic and mercury analysis and describe the range of concentrations encountered in foods and natural waters. u

The 18 Annual Andrew H. Weinberg Symposium
Associate Professor, Oncology, Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Ludwig Center for Cancer Genetics and Therapeutics


Luiz Alberto Diaz, Jr., M.D.

Novel Clinical Applications of Cancer Genomics June 19, 2014 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Reception to Follow

Yawkey Center for Cancer Care
450 Brookline Ave., Boston, Ma, 02215 For more information Contact: Naomi Echeandia, tel 617-632-4580 naomi_echeandia@dfci.harvard.edu

Location: Conference Center, 3rd Floor

Weinberg Symposium Past Speakers:
Bruce Chabner, M.D. Peter Ho, M.D., Ph.D. Charles Pratt, M.D., Ph.D. Nicholas Dean, Ph.D. Ken Bair, Ph.D. Peter Houghton, Ph.D. Steven Weitman, M.D., Ph.D. Judah Folkman, M.D. John Hohnecker, M.D. Randolf F Wykoff, M.D. David R. Parkinson, M.D. Richard D. Klausner, M.D. Leroy Hood, M.D., Ph.D. Daniel Von Hoff, M.D. David A. Kessler, M.D., J.D. Stephen H. Friend, M.D., Ph.D. Senator Edward M. Kennedy Malcolm Smith, M.D. David R. Parkinson, M.D. Lee J. Helman, M.D. Stephen W. Fesik, Ph.D. Peter C. Adamson, M.D. James R. Downing, M.D. Michael Jensen, M.D. u

Dr. Luis Diaz is a leading authority in oncology, having pioneered several genomic diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for cancer. He is an attending physician at the Johns Hopkins Hospital where he specializes in the treatment of advanced pancreatic and colorectal cancers. He is a member of the Ludwig Center for Cancer Genetics and Therapeutics where he directs translational medicine and is the Director of the Swim Across America Lab. He is also founder of Inostics and Personal Genome Diagnostics (PGDx), companies that focuses on genomic analyses of cancers. Dr. Diaz has undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Michigan, and completed residency training at the Osler Medical Service at Johns Hopkins and medical oncology training at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Diaz is involved in nearpatient translational studies with the goal of bringing diagnostic and therapeutic studies to patients. Most recently, our work has involved the clinical development of tumor-derived DNA as a biomarker for cancer screening, early detection, monitoring and measurement of early residual disease. The basis of this work is based on the well-accepted premise that cancer is defined by a discrete set of genetic alterations. This approach combines a next-generation genomic sequencing with novel digital techniques to count tumor-derived DNA fragments in complex mixtures of DNA. The mutations found in cancers are never found in normal cell populations and detection
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Recent advances in cancer genomics have provided a wealth of potential therapeutic and prognostic targets for clinical application. Novel uses of this information beyond these obvious applications have the potential to revolutionize cancer screening and care. u
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American Chemical Society 247th ACS National Meeting Dallas, Texas March 16-20, 2014

Dallas Convention Center

Photo by M. Z. Hoffman

Downtown Dallas

Photo by M. Z. Hoffman

The following summary is provided to help Councilors report to their local sections and divisions on key actions of the ACS Council and Board of Directors at the 2014 spring national meeting. ACTIONS OF THE COUNCIL Election Results The Committee on Nominations and Elections presented to the Council the following nominees for selection as candidates for President-Elect, 2015: Peter K. Dorhout, William A. Lester, Jr., Christopher K. Ober, and Henry F. Schaefer III. By electronic ballot, the Council selected Peter K. Dorhout and William A. Lester, Jr. as candidates for 2015 President-Elect. These two candidates, along with any candidates selected via petitions, will stand for election in the Fall National Election. The Committee on Nominations and Elections announced the results of the election to select candidates from the list of nominees to serve as Directors from District III and District VI on the Board of Directors for the term 2015-2017. Nominees for District III included Dee Ann Castell, Pat N. Confalone, Anne S. DeMasi, and Kathryn E. Uhrich. Nominees for District VI included Allison A. Campbell, Paul W. Jagodzinski, Lee H. Latimer, and Eleanor D. Siebert. By mail ballot, the Councilors from these districts selected Pat N. Confalone and Anne S. DeMasi as District III candidates; and Paul W. Jagodzinski and Lee H. Latimer as District VI candidates. Ballots
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will be mailed on or before October 10, 2014 to all ACS members in District III and District VI for election of a Director from each District. Candidates for Directors-at-Large The Committee on Nominations and Elections announced the selection of the following candidates for Directors-atLarge for a 2015-2017 term: Dawn A. Brooks, William F. Carroll, Jr., Barbara A. Sawrey, and Ellen B. Stechel. The election of two Directors-at-Large from among those candidates and any selected via petition will be conducted in the fall. Ballots will be mailed to the Council on or before October 10, 2014. Committee Continuance As part of a regular performance review, the Council VOTED unanimously to continue the Committees on Chemical Safety, on Chemistry and Public Affairs, and on Minority Affairs. Continuation of these three committees requires Board concurrence. 2015 Member Dues The Council voted to set the member dues for 2015 at the fully escalated rate of $158. This rate is established pursuant to an inflation-adjustment formula in the ACS Constitution and Bylaws. Divisional Allotment Formula After voting to postpone its implementation by one year, the Council voted to approve a revised formula for allocating

dues funds to divisions. This formula, which was presented by the Committee on Divisional Activities, will be effective with allocations for 2015 division performance. Changes in Local Section Territory On recommendation of the Committee on Local Section Activities, the Council voted to approve the petition from the North Jersey Section to include the area of the former Monmouth County Section in its territory, effective immediately. New International Chemical Sciences Chapter On recommendation of the Committee on International Activities and subject to the concurrence of the Board of Directors, the Council voted to approve petitions to charter the South Korea International Chemical Sciences Chapter and the Malaysia International Chemical Sciences Chapter. COMMITTEE ORAL REPORTS (Highlights) Society Committees Budget and Finance (B&F) In 2013, ACS generated a Net from Operations of $15.1 million, which was $2.0 million favorable to the budget. This represents the Society’s tenth consecutive year of positive operating results. Total revenue was $490.5 million, which was $8.8 million (or 1.8%) lower than budget, and essentially flat when compared with 2012. The result was largely attributable to cost containment measures throughout the ACS. Unrestricted Net Assets rebounded in 2013, rising to $207 million, and more than doubling from the 2012 level. Education (SOCED) SOCED approved a pilot program to form ACS International Student Chapters. Standing Committees Membership Affairs (MAC) For 2014, MAC authorized an individual member test for India to allow for a $52 full Member dues rate. At this meeting, MAC extended the test to include new and renewing members in India for three years. Economic and Professional Affairs (CEPA) Findings from the ACS 2013 New Graduate Survey have been compiled and reveal troubling news: overall unemployment among new graduates rose from 12.6% in 2012 to 14.9% in 2013. This is primarily due to the high unemployment among recent Bachelors degree chemists. New graduates must be at the top of our priority list for employment assistance in 2014. Meetings and Expositions (M&E) As of this morning (March 19, 2014), the ACS spring national meeting had attracted 13,680 registrants, including 6,853 regular attendees and 5,140 students. The meeting had 10,050 papers presented. The new ACS Mobile Application had over 6,000 downloads by meeting attendees. M&E voted to eliminate the author index in the hard program meeting program book beginning with the spring 2015

Confederate Monument

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meeting, The searchable author index is now available via the mobile application and other electronic means. Divisional Activities (DAC) Operating as a DAC subcommittee, the Multidisciplinary Planning Group is proposing the following 2017 national meeting themes to the divisions for their consideration: Spring, San Francisco: Advanced Materials, Technologies, Systems and Processes Fall, Washington, DC: Chemistry’s Impact on the Global Economy Local Section Activities (LSAC) LSAC will initiate the process to dissolve the Ocean County (New Jersey) Section as a result of the group’s failure to meet the criteria to remain an active section. Constitution and Bylaws (C&B) In Fall 2013, C&B announced a new optional process for expedited bylaw reviews, offering limited customization but faster than the current three-month turnaround. C&B has now created a new, easier way for local sections and divisions to prepare bylaw revisions for C&B review. They are not as restrictive as those permitted through the expedited process. After a unit indicates its willingness to update its bylaws, C&B would then offer to create a first draft of proposed bylaws changes for consideration by the unit. Alternatively, the unit may still propose its own draft changes for C&B review. Other Committees Chemical Safety (CCS) CCS has published its first-ever Safety Alert concerning the
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NESACS Election 2014
Jerry P. Jasinski
2005); High School Chemistry/Physics Teacher (1964-70, 1975-78); (New England Institute of Chemists, NEIC, Treasurer, 1988- ); Coeditor of Acta Crystallographica, Section E (2009- ); Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Crystallography (2012- ), Coauthor of over 475 refereed papers in chemical research journals. Research and Interests: PhysicalBioinorganic, Bioorganic and Structural Chemistry; Synthesis and X-ray crystallography of pharmaceutically active molecules, laser dye molecules and transition metal thiosemicarbazones. Local, regional and international collaborator utilizing single crystal X-ray crystallography as a tool for structural investigation of molecular compounds. Co-developer of a web-based tutorial entitled “Symmetry and Space Groups” (Dr. Bruce Foxman). Introduction of Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) techniques into the chemistry curriculum. ACS Service: Member since 1970. Member of INOR division. NESACS: Nominating Committee (2000-01, 2007-08); Alternate Councilor (200709; 2010-15); Norris Committee (2009-2012, Chair 2012); Richards Award Committee (2013-2016). Memberships: American Chemical Society (ACS), New England Section of the American Chemical Society (NESACS), American Crystallography Association (ACA), American Institute of Chemists (AIC), New England Institute of Chemists (NEIC), Council for Undergraduate Research (CUR), New England Association of Chemistry Teachers (NEACT). Position Statement for the position of Chair-Elect of the NESACS: I would consider it an honor to serve as Chair-Elect of the NESACS. As a longtime educator, researcher, leader and active collaborator on a local, regional and international scale, I would bring an impressive amount of expertise to the leadership of our section. Scientific Impact: As an active teacher and researcher who continues to coauthor between 40-50 papers a year in referred scientific journals as a crystallographer, over the past several years, I feel it is important to constantly bring current and cutting edge science and technology to the forefront of the NESACS membership with its various symposia. Having served on various committees in the NESACS since 2000 including Alternate Councilor, Nominating Committee, Norris Committee and the Richards Medal Committee, I feel that I have gained valuable experience and insights within these activities to be a strong advocate to shape the scientific agenda for our section’s future activities by recommending speakers for symposia endorsed by the NESACS. As Past President of the American Institute of Chemists (AIC), and as the longtime treasurer and board member of the New England Institute of Chemists (NEIC) and I have extensive experience in honoring regionally and nationally recognized speakers and awardees for these groups. Leadership: If I were to be elected as the Chair-Elect, I would be focused on making sure that the NESACS is duly represented at the annual ACS National Meetings. In addition, I would do my best to recruit new members of the NESACS to join with the current membership, to assist longterm members and new graduates with employment opportunities and continuing education, as well as to encourage them to take active roles in the broad and diverse activities of the Northeast Section. Collaboration: My experience as a longtime Professor of Chemistry in the academic environment at Keene State College, both as an educator and as a department chair has allowed me to recognize and craft the value of networking and collaboration when working with friends, colleagues and professionals. If elected, I would actively support this type of spirit and engagement along with volunteerism in keeping the NESACS at the forefront of professionalism. The NESACS is filled with talented chemists who have much to offer both to the younger population as well as

Education and Honors: B.A., 1964, M.S.T. (Alexander Amell), 1968 in Chemistry, University of New Hampshire; M.N.S. in Natural Science, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (1968); Ph.D. in Chemistry, 1974, University of Wyoming (Smith L. Holt); NATO Summer Research Associate, 1972, Chim Lab-4 University of Copenhagen, Denmark (Carl J. Ballhausen); Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (LASL), Associated Western Universities (AWU) Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow (1973-74) (Larned B. Asprey & John H. Wood); Postdoctoral Fellow, 1974-1975, University of Virginia (Paul N. Schatz); Vermont Sigma Hero’s Award (1995); 1st Recipient of the Keene State College Award for Faculty Distinction in Research and Scholarship (2001); Marquis Who’s Who in America, the World, Science & Engineering (2010-2014); Presidential Who’s Who (Chemistry Professor of the Year and Hall of Fame, 2011, 2012); Cambridge Who’s Who (Professional of the Year in Scientific Research & Education, 2010-2011); Towle High School Athletic Hall of Fame (2011); American Institute of Chemists (AIC-Board of Directors 1999-01, 2007-2009, President 20092011, Chair of the Board 2011- ); 2013-2014 Fulbright-Nehru Scholar (Hemmige S. Yathirajan). Professional Experience: Keene State College: Assistant Professor (1978-83), Associate Professor (198389), Professor (1989- ), Chair, Department of Chemistry, (1999-2005); Chair, Department of Physics, (200310 The Nucleus May 2014

veterans of the Northeast Section. The history of the organization is extensive, profound and proud. I hope to add to this legacy if elected. Thank you for your consideration and support.

Wilton L. Virgo

Education: Ph.D. in Chemistry, Arizona State University (2005). A.B. in Chemistry, Princeton University (2000). Professional Experience: PostDoctoral Fellow in Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Harvard University (Present). Research Affiliate, Department of Chemistry, MIT (Present). Senior Lecturer, Chemistry Department, Spelman College (2013). Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Wellesley College (2008-2013). D.C. Walsh Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Wellesley College (2008-2012). Visiting Scientist, Department of Chemistry, MIT (2008-2009). Postdoctoral Fellow and MLK Scholar, MIT (20062008). Postdoctoral Associate, MIT (2006). Professional Associate, Brookhaven National Laboratory (2000-2001). ACS Service: Research presentation at 239th ACS National Meeting, Boston, MA (2010). Research presentation at 234th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA (2007). NESACS Service: NESACS Alternate Councilor (2013-2015). Invited seminar speaker for the NESACS Monthly Meeting at Simmons College (2009). Panelist at the Overcoming Barriers Conference sponsored by NSYCC (2009). Relevant Memberships: American Chemical Society (ACS) member (2008-Present). Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) member (2009).

President of MIT NOBCChE Chapter (2008). Honors: Invited to give Forman Lecture, Vanderbilt University (April 2014). Jackie Robinson Foundation 42 Under 40 Alumnus (2014). Eastman Kodak Dr. Theophilus Sorrell Fellowship Award (2005). Minority Graduate Education @ Mountain States Alliance Scholar (2002-2005). Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant Award at ASU (2003). Rao Prize at OSU 2002 International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy (2002). Princeton University Chemistry Outreach Program Certificate (2000). Statement: My goal as a candidate for the NESACS Chair-Elect is to leverage the Northeastern Section’s position as one of the largest ACS Sections to strengthen both the BostonCambridge area and global scientific networks, and provide an environment for collaboration across academia and industry. I will bring added value to the Chair-Elect position as a chemist, organizer, collaborator and leader. If elected, I will diligently organize and administer the monthly meetings for the Section. I bring years of experience in identifying and inviting speakers for research seminars, scheduling and managing the logistics of meeting venues, contracting catering, delegating responsibility for hosting seminar speakers, providing audio/visual support for seminars and handling publicity for timely announcement of meetings. I will take the lead in organizing the NESACS monthly meetings, beginning with the early meeting announcement in The Nucleus, and ending with an engaging program for the monthly Board meeting, social hour, dinner and seminar. As a collaborator with demonstrated ability to network across different scientific spheres, I will continue the strong tradition of joint meetings with local professional organizations. I will work closely with the Board of Directors to prepare the budget for the monthly meetings, travel costs for speakers and for the ACS Leadership Conference, to report on relevant Section activities, and to engage in fund raising opportunities. As a leader in the chemical sciences and Alternate Councilor, I am available

NESACS Election

Election of Candidates
In the interest of providing maximum information and expression of opinion by the candidates for election in 2014, the Nominating Committee has pre pared this section of the NUCLEUS for mailing concurrently with the ballots. All candidates were asked to submit biographical material and, with the exception of committee member nominees, position statements. To attain uniformity of format, the biographical data have been rearranged, and, where the text exceeded the allotted space, abbreviated. The statements have been reproduced without change. An official ballot, along with a ballot envelope and return envelope have been provided. The election and balloting are being carried out in conformance with Article VIII of the Constitution of the North eastern Section. The order of candidates for each office on the ballot will be determined by lot. Comments regarding the election may be addressed to the Nominating Committee Chair, Dr. Liming Shao (address on p.3). The ballot must be received by May 31, 2014. u

to the NESACS community and responsible for facilitating the transfer of knowledge between expert speakers and all NESACS members that represent a diverse spectrum of interests and backgrounds in chemistry. I will bring my passion for chemistry and enthusiasm for organizing events around the pursuit and advancement of chemical knowledge to the Chair-Elect position. I look forward to the possibility of working with the executive committee to set the agenda for the future of NESACS and advance the global chemical enterprise.

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Education: B.S., State University of New York at Stony Brook (1986) . M.S., Brandeis University (1988) , Ph.D., Brandeis University (1993) Professional Experience: PostDoctoral Research Associate, Organix Inc. 1991-1994 . Senior Scientist, ArQule Inc. 1994-1996. Group Leader, Automated Combinatorial Synthesis, ArQule Inc. 1996-2001. Group Leader, Drug Discovery Research and Development, Sigma-Aldrich, Natick, 20012007. R&D Manager, Sigma Aldrich, Natick. 2008-present NESACS Service: CouncilorNESACS 1996-2001, 2005-present . Alternate Councilor – NESACS 20022004 . Board of Directors NESACS 1993-present . Secretary-NESACS 1998-present . Medicinal Chemistry Group (MCG) 1991-2001 . MCG Treasurer (1992-1993), Program Chair (1994) Chair (1995-1996) ACS Service: ACS Joint BoardCouncil Committee on Chemical Abstracts Service; Associate member 2004; Member 2005-2007. Local Section Activities Committee; Associate Member 2007; Member 2008 – 2013. Meetings and Expositions Committee; Associate Member 2014 Professional Recognition: Henry Hill Award – 2008 Statement for Secretary: During my tenure as Secretary for the NESACS, I have worked consistently to increase the amount of knowledge communicated within the section. The current process of collection and distribution of written reports from NESACS officers and committee chairs have significantly increased Board meeting efficiency. By having the actual reports of the many section committees in written form, there is an increase in the content and accuracy of the Board meeting minutes. To complete the circle, these enhanced meeting minutes are then promptly posted on our section website (www.nesacs.org) enabling our NESACS members to be up to date on all section activity. These past two years, I have been actively working with the NESACS archivist on developing a long term
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plan for the storage and indexing of the section archives. This work will continue going forward. As with any volunteer organization, the organization is only as strong as the membership and those volunteer members that actively participate in the planning and execution of the various events. The strength of the NESACS lies in its membership. For the membership to be strong, communications is critical. With your support for another term as Secretary for the NESACS I will strive to increase the flow of communication between all facets of our section membership.

Nucleus; monthly meetings; symposia; educational and social activities for students, teachers, and professional chemists; professional relations services including employment services; and public relations activities such as National Chemistry Week. The quality of these programs is high, and the major budgetary problems involve setting priorities among them. I am pleased to work with the members of the Board of Directors who volunteer many hours in the service of their profession.

Anthony L. Rosner

James U. Piper
Education: B.S. MIT; M.S., Ph.D. Emory University. Professional Experience: Research appointments at Yale U. 1963-6, MIT 1966-7 and 72-3, Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology 197980. Teaching appointments at New Haven College 1963-6, Simmons College 1966-2002. Currently Emeritus Prof. NESACS Service: ACS Member since 1960. 1990 Hill Award. NESACS Treasurer Sept. 1977-present. Statement: The Treasurer chairs the Budget Committee, is responsible for all Section funds except those of the Trust Accounts, and prepares reports for the Board of Directors, National ACS, and state and federal agencies. Annual financial statements are prepared by a CPA to meet the requirements of the Massachusetts Attorney General. The Section currently operates with a budget of $300,000 of which 30% comes from Trust Funds, 33% from local and national dues, and 37% from contributions and program revenues. About 20% of all expenditures are related to awards which recognize achievements in chemistry at all levels, from high school students to professional chemists, including programs that encourage young people to enter the profession. Administrative expenses constitute 15% of expenditures. The remaining 65% supports services to the membership such as the

John N. Driscoll
Education: Franklin Institute, AE, Chemical Engineering; Suffolk University, BS, Chemistry, 1965; Boston University, MA, 1967, Physical Chemistry (M. Hoffman), Northeastern University, Theoretical Physical Chemistry, 1969 Professional Experience : 19732003- Founder, President & TreasurerHNU Systems, Inc.; 1976- present- a Founder, board member, and Treasurer (1976-83), Audit committee (1990present) Nova Biomedical; 1988-present, Chairman HNU-Nordion, Ltd, OY (Helsinki, Finland); 1988-1994, IMV Ltd, a founder & board member; 199095, Environmental Business Council of New England; a founder, President then Chairman; 2003-present, PID Analyzers, LLC, President ACS Service: Member since 1967 Member SCHB, Environmental, Analytical Div., ACS Environmental Div. Session organizer at the ACS National Meeting 2011-present ; Associate Member of the ACS Committee on Environmental Improvement (CEI), 2014 , Asked by the ACS to help organize the ACS Entrepreneurial Forum East to be held at Nova Biomedical Corp. in April 9, 2014 NESACS Service: Public Relations Chair 2011-present. Started the Cape Cod Science Café with Jennifer Maclachlan in 2011 for IYC and have

run 8 science cafes over the past 3 years. Started the association with the Cambridge Science Festival in 2012 with Jennifer Maclachlan. Started the cooperation with the SE MA STEM region in 2012. Started the cooperation with the Cape Cod Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Received a ChemLuminary Award for an Outstanding Collaboration Between a Local Section and a Division during 2012 which was presented to NESACS and SCHB at the ChemLuminary Ceremony, at the ACS National Meeting in Indianapolis. Responsible for starting the NESACS Facebook page with Jennifer Maclachlan. Responsible for the NESACS Linkedin page. Worked with the SE MA subgroup to plan and hold our first meeting at UM Dartmouth in Oct. 2013 and have planned a second SE MA subsection meeting at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in Falmouth on May 15, 2014; worked with the CCC of the Boy Scouts, NESACS and Cape Cod Community College to organize the “STEM Journey: Spacelab to Zero G” with 2 astronauts. Relevant Memberships: American Industrial Hygiene Association 1972present, Scientific Apparatus Makers Association 1985-1991, Analytical Instrument Association, a founder and board member 1986-1991, , ASTM D19 1969-1974, appointed ASTM representative to the Intersociety Committee; Environmental Export Council member 1992-97 (appointed by the US Secretary of Commerce) Honors: Outstanding Achievement Award (2011) from NESACS for development of the PID. Suffolk University, DCS 1993 (Hon.). University of MA-Environmental Business Person of the year 1992. Chairman Emeritus, Environmental Business Council of NE. Five IR100 Awards; one R&D100 award in 2013 Position Statement : While I have no formal financial training (courses), I prepared all the P&L’s, balance sheets and cash flows for HNU Systems and Nova Biomedical for Bank of Boston. I prepared all the projections for the three companies acquired by HNU. I also review the financials for our Finnish subsidiary. I negotiated all the

line of credit agreements with the Bank (up to $25M). Based on my 40+ years of actual financial experience running companies, I believe that I am capable of performing the duties as a NESACS trustee.

Ruth Tanner
Education: B.S. Purdue University; Ph.D. University of Cincinnati (Physical Organic Chemistry) Professional Experience: Post-doctoral Research Associate, Duke University with Charles Hauser (Deuterium Exchange Reactions, Kinetics); Massachusetts State College at Lowell; Chair, Chemistry Department (1974); University of Massachusetts Lowell, Professor (1978 – 2007); Visiting Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Biomaterials and Fabrication Laboratory); Member of Joint Council on Food and Agricultural Sciences (FDA1979 – 1985); Director, Women in Science and Engineering Program (UMASS Lowell); 1996 – 2006, Professor Emeritus University of Massachusetts Lowell ( 2007 – Present), ACS Service: Councilor (2010 – present); Membership Affairs Committee ( 2011-present); Advisory Board, American Association of Chemistry Teachers (2013-present); High School/College Interface Symposium Chemical Education Division, 224th ACS national meeting 2002; On-Site Coordinator, ACS TV Satellite Seminar Series, Teaching Chemistry, University of Massachusetts Lowell (1996 – 1999) NESACS Service: NESACS Chair, (2012); Nominating Committee, Chair (2013); Board of Directors (1996 – Present); Chair, Education Committee including promotion of programs for undergraduate and high school chemistry teachers ; sponsorship of symposia at colleges and universities in the Northeastern Section; steering committee for the NESACS-JCF/GDCh Exchange program with Germany (2001 – present), a joint program with the YCC; the ACS Scholars program, the Northeast Undergraduate Day; coordination of student affiliate organizations, Chair of Connections to Chemistry, a program to connect high school chemistry teachers with the CHED resources of the ACS (1997 – 2009)

Honors: The John A. Timm Award for Excellence in Teaching Chemistry from the New England Association of chemistry Teachers (2012); Henry A. Hill Award for “meritorious service to the NESACS and to the profession of Chemistry” (2007); Advancement Award from Boston Club for Women in Science and Engineering Program (2000)); Council on Diversity and Pluralism Award (1999); Department of Chemistry Teaching Award (1998) Statement: The Trustees of NESACS are responsible for the management and growth of the Trust Funds of the Section and to make recommendations to the Board as to the uses of the Funds, in keeping with the wishes of the donors of the funds. Asset management involves the preservation and growth of funds by appropriate investments. The funding for the Sections programs, meetings, awards and activities comes from membership dues, contributions, sponsorships and support from the parent ACS. In addition, the income from the Trust Funds provides funding for specific awards and activities in keeping with their designated objectives. As Trustees, with our financial advisors, we need to be progressive, with caution, in seeking opportunities for growth that do not risk the principal of the funds.

Morton Z. Hoffman
Education: Hunter College, A.B., 1955; University of Michigan, M.S., 1957; University of Michigan, Ph.D., 1960. Professional Experience: Sheffield University, England: Postdoctoral Research Associate, 1960-61; Boston University: Assistant Professor, 196167; Associate Professor, 1967-71; Professor, 1971-2005; Professor Emeritus, 2005-present. ACS Service: SOCED Task Force on Undergraduate Programming, 19912002; College Chemistry Consultants Service, 1995-2009; Editorial Advisory Board, ACS General Chemistry Project, 1999-2004; SOCED, 2002-11; Organizing Committee, Malta Conferences on Science and Education in the Middle East, 2002-present; Senior Chemist Task Force, 2008-12; InternaThe Nucleus May 2014 13

tional Activities Committee, 2012; Senior Chemists Committee, 2013present. Division of Chemical Education (CHED): Program Committee, 1992-2004; International Activities Committee, 1993-2013; Regional Meetings Committee, 2000-09; ChairElect, Chair, Immediate Past Chair, 2004-06; CHED representative to IUPAC, 2005-14. NESACS Service: Board of Directors, 1993-present; Education Committee, 1993-present; German Exchange Steering Committee, 2001-present; Alternate Councilor, 1994-97, 19992002; Councilor, 1997-98, 2003-present; Chair-Elect, Chair, Immediate Past Chair, 2001-03; Feature Editor and Photographer, The NUCLEUS, 2005present; Norris Award Committee 2007-10; NERM Committee, 2007present; NESACS representative to the Northeast Region Board of Directors, 2010-present; IYC Committee, 2011; Subsection Task Force, 2013-present; Richards Medal Committee, 2013present. Relevant Memberships: American Association for the Advancement of Science; New England Association of Chemistry Teachers. ACS Divisions: Inorganic Chemistry; Physical Chemistry; Chemical Education. Honors: Phi Beta Kappa, 1955; Senior Postdoctoral Research Associate, National Academy of Sciences, 1969-70; Associate of the Danforth Foundation, 1970; Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1992; Metcalf Cup and Prize for Excellence in Teaching, Boston University, 1994; Hill Award for Outstanding Service, NESACS, 1999; Responsible Care® Catalyst Award, American Chemistry Council, 2002; Timm Award, New England Association of Chemistry Teachers, 2003; Arthur Sweeny, Jr., Memorial Lecturer, Lehman College, 2003; U.S. National Representative to the Committee on Chemistry Education, IUPAC, 2004-present; Leavy Family Lecturer, St. Michael’s College, 2005; James Flack Norris Award, NESACS, 2005; Professional Achievement Award, Alumni Association of Hunter College, 2006; ACS National Award for Volunteer Service, 2007; Visiting Scientist Award, Western Connecticut
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ACS Local Section, 2007; ACS Fellow, 2009. Statement: I have served as a member of ACS Council for 20 years, and I ask for your vote for re-election in order for me to continue to be one of the representatives of NESACS on the policy-making body of the Society. I intend to continue to work forcefully on Council and within my committee assignments to create stronger bonds between the Society and local sections, regions, younger chemists, high school teachers, senior chemists, and underrepresented minorities. Given my involvement with the NESACS German Exchange, the Malta Conferences Foundation, and IUPAC, I pledge to continue to support the Society’s international efforts. I promise to be an active voice for the Northeastern Section, representing the interests of our broad and diverse membership.

Christine Jaworek-Lopes

Education: B.A, Tufts University (1992); Ph.D., Tufts University (2000) Professional Experience: Associate Professor, Emmanuel College (2010present); Assistant Professor, Emmanuel College (2000-2010) ACS Service: Member since 1992; Member of Committee of Community Activities (2006-present); co-chair Volunteer Recognition and Engagement subcommittee for Committee of Community Activities (2009); Chair of Volunteer Recognition and Engagement Subcommittee for Committee of Community Activities (2010-present); Member of Chemical Education (CHED) Programming Committee (2011-present); co-chair for CHED programming 247th ACS National Meeting, Dallas, TX. NESACS Service: National Chemistry Week (NCW) Chair (2003- present); Member of the Phyllis A. Brauner Committee (2003-present); Councilor (2006-2008); Alternate Councilor (2009-2014); assist in Education night organization (2013-present). Awards: Recipient of the 2008 E. Ann Nalley Northeast Regional Award for Volunteer Services Statement: I am excited to be nominated for the position of councilor/alternate councilor for the

Northeastern Section. While my main focus would be to be an advocate for members and to communicate their visions and ideas, an ongoing goal of mine is to increase visibility and interest in chemistry among primary and secondary school children. I have begun this effort as chair of NCW. Our committee reached out to school districts for classroom participation in poster, puzzle, and t-shirt design competitions. We received interest, feedback, and involvement from many community educators. Also, during my ten years of involvement in NCW, I have succeeded in increasing the number of volunteers. We have expanded our Section NCW events each year by adding new venues and new programs. Our NCW activities in have resulted our Section receiving Chemluminary awards in 2003, 2007, 2010, and 2012 for either Most Creative Celebration Using the Yearly Theme or Most Original Hands-On Activity. Since 2006, I have been an active member of the Committee on Community Activities. While on this committee, I have assisted in streamlining the CCA Chemluminary award evaluation process and participated in the development of materials for NCW 2009, NCW 2010, Chemists Celebrate Earth Day (CCED) 2012, NCW 2012. This subcommittee designed the LS Outreach Volunteer of the Year Award which has been awarded to more than 100 individuals nationwide since its inception in 2012. In 2010, I was invited to serve on the CHED Program Committee and as a member of this committee I have served as a CHED National Meeting Co-Chair for the spring 2014 meeting and am slated to serve as co-chair for the spring 2016, fall 2017 ACS National Meetings. I would be honored to represent the section at local and national meetings.

Education: B.Sc. University of Guyana (1977); M.Sc, University of NewSouth Wales, Australia (1982); Ph.D., University of Manitoba, Canada (1987) Professional Experience: Post Doctoral Associate, Kansas State University,(1987-1988); Organix Inc.,

Patrick Gordon

Woburn, MA (1988-1991); Senior Scientist,Polaroid Corporation (19912001); Arqule Inc. (2001-2002); Polymer Laboratories, (2003-2004); Adjunct Professor Simmons College, Emmanuel College, MCHPS University, (2005 to Present). ACS Service: Alternate Councilor (1994-1996, 1997-1999, 2000-2001, 2003-2006) Councilor (2011-2014); Career consultant (2003 to present) NESACS Service: Chair-Elect (2010), Chair (2011), NERM Chair of the Symposium on Cannabinoids, (1989); Centennial Committee CoChair (1998); Member, Board of Publications 1999 to 2008; Secretary, Board of Publications, 2000; Chair, Board of Publications, 2002, 2004 Statement: I have been involved with the local since 1990 and have been a member since 1979 having joined when I was pursuing my master’s degree in Australia! And so I can say that I have appreciated the programs that both ACS and NESACS have implemented in order to provide valuable and essential services to its members. However, in these economic times, one of the challenges for the society is demonstrating the value of membership in ACS. I believe we, as current members, can help by continuing to provide volunteer support in whatever area we can or wish to support. I am choosing to work with high schools under the umbrella of the COACHES program that was initiated several years ago by ACS. In that vein, I am working with the John D O’Bryant and Malden high schools to provide support to the chemistry teachers at those schools. In addition, I am working to ensure that NESACS maintains its support project SEED and to support the career service program both at the national and at the local level. I have also maintained my involvement with the German exchange program. It would be a pleasure to continue serve on the board of NESACS and I thank you for your continued support.

Andrew Scholte

Education: B. Sc. (Biochemistry; 1st Class Honors) Simon Fraser University, 2000; Ph.D. (Chemistry) Uni-

versity of Alberta, 2006 Professional Experience: Genzyme, a Sanofi Company, Medicinal Chemistry Department, Staff Scientist II, 2012-present; Genzyme, a Sanofi Company, Medicinal Chemistry Department, Staff Scientist I, 20082012; Boston College, Chemistry Department, NSERC Postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Marc Snapper, 20062008. Honors/Awards: ACS Leadership Development Award (2010); Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) PDF (2006-2008); Outstanding Oral Presentation-Canadian Society for Chemistry (2005); Canada Graduate Scholarship (2003-2005); NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship A (2001-2003); Alberta Heritage Studentship (2000-2005); Faculty of Science Graduate Entrance Scholarship (2000); Department of Chemistry Entrance Scholarship (2000); Walter H. John Scholarship (2001-2005); Mary Louise Imrie Graduate Student Award (2004); Alfred Bader Scholarship-Canadian Society for Chemistry (2000). Service to the Chemistry Community (USA and Canada): Member of the ACS since 2006; Alternate Councilor (Jan. 2012-present), Vice Chair of the NSYCC (2010-2011). Member on the NESACS committee for the 2010 ACS meeting in Boston, MA (Katherine Lee-Chair); President of the 1st Banff Symposium on Organic Chemistry Organizing Committee; Member of the Canadian Institute of Chemistry since 2000. Statement: I am honored to be nominated for election as a NESACS councilor. For the past 15 years I have been actively involved with serving the scientific community in the United States and Canada. During my undergraduate studies at Simon Fraser University, I was the President of the Biochemistry and Chemistry Undergraduate Student Union. As president I initiated a career symposium program where students could learn more about potential career opportunities in both academic and industrial fields. During my graduate school training at the University of Alberta I established a new conference for graduate students in Chemistry. The Banff Symposium on

Organic Chemistry is held every two years in Banff, Alberta and aims to highlight graduate student’s research while providing an opportunity to discuss their work with industrial, postdoctoral, and faculty researchers. For the past few years I have been involved with NESACS. In the winter of 2010 I was a member of the NESACS committee for the 2010 ACS meeting in Boston. On this committee I was responsible for recruiting student volunteers working during the national meeting. More recently, I was elected as vice chair of the Younger Chemists Committee within NESACS (NSYCC) Z involved in planning of events hosted by the NSYCC and acted as a moderator and scientific judge for the annual graduate research conference (2011). Last year I was fortunate enough to be re-elected as an alternate councilor for the NESACS (20142016) and I am running again to be elected as a councilor on the NESACS board. I am looking forward to build upon my experiences with NESACS and to take on a more active role within the local section here in the Northeast. If elected as a councilor, I will continue to my work with the younger chemists. Younger chemists can learn from the experiences of our members and bring fresh and new ideas to the section. It is imperative for the future of NESACS and the ACS that we actively engage the younger chemists of our society. I ask for your vote and thank you in advance for your support.

Michael P. Filosa

Education: B. Sc., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1974), Ph.D., Harvard University, (1980), Babson School of Executive Education (1988). Honors: Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Lambda Upsilon, Merck Award (1974), Dreyfus Foundation Scholar (1975). NESACS Henry A. Hill Award (2012). Experience: Polaroid Corporation (1979-2005); Scientist, Group Leader, Senior Manager of Chemistry. (20052013); ZINK Imaging, Inc.; Senior Manager of Chemistry. NESACS and ACS Service: ACS Member since 1976. Alternate CounThe Nucleus May 2014 15

cilor (1997-1999; 2005-2008), Councilor (2009-2014); Editor of the Nucleus (2005-present). Board of Publications (2005-Present), Heyn Award Committee (2006-Present). Nominating Committee (2010, 2013). Local Organizing Committee for the 2007 and 2010 Boston ACS National Meetings. Committee on Chemical Abstracts Service (CCAS) Associate Member (2010) Full Committee Member (2011-16). Statement : As the Editor of the Nucleus for the last nine years, I have made a major contribution to the local section. Each year involves coordinating the production of ten issues, attendance at Board of Publications meetings as well as monthly Board Meetings. As a consequence of this duty, I am knowledgeable about the operations, history, and activities of the NESACS. I am also well acquainted with the leaders and many members of our section. Over the last six years as a councilor I have worked at supporting the objectives of our section at the ACS National Meetings. I have made it a priority to attend every national meeting as a councilor in order to develop a presence at the national level and ensure a strong NESACS presence at each Council Meeting. In 2010, I was appointed an associate member of the Committee on Chemical Abstracts Service (CCAS). CAS is one of the most important service/businesses of the ACS. I believe strongly in supporting the efforts of CAS in a very competitive environment for information services. After my first year as an associate member of CCAS I was appointed to a full term for 2011-13. I was just reappointed to a second term for 20142016. If reelected as councilor I hope to further extend my influence at the national level, as well as support the objectives of NESACS locally and nationally. Thank you for considering my candidacy and allowing me to represent you.

active member of the Section since graduation from Simmons College. I have participated in the programs while working in Academia, Industry, and Government.   I have been a member of the Professional Relations group and Education Group at National Meetings. In the Local Section, I have been involved with the development of the Student Night Award Program and the Henry Hill Award Program.   As Hospitality Chair, I have actively participated   in the National Meetings held in Boston in 1978, 1990, 1998, 2002, and 2007. I also worked on earlier ‘Summer Thing’ programs, which included   a “Night at POPS”.   I have been a National service member of the Professional Relations Group, Womens’ Committee, Local Sections Committee and the Professional Affairs Committee.  I received the Henry Hill Award in 1997, and most recently in 2007, the award for long-term service to NESACS Statement: I have represented the New England Section of the ACS as councilor and ask for your support to be reelected on the new slate. My term for the present will end in December 2014 and I ask you to consider me for reelection to the new slate.  I have been active in the Section as Chair of the Hospitality Committee (Local Arrangements) and wish to continue in that role.     I have been active during my career in local and national programs and encourage all members to participate in the local section activities, especially new and younger members.     I am proud to have been an active member with my associates. I shall continue to work to encourage others to be active in the section.  I ask for your continued support to do this. I hope that you will vote again for me as your councilor.

Mark J. Tebbe
Education: University of Notre Dame (B.S., 1988, major: Chemistry); Stanford University (Ph.D., 1994, major: Organic Chemistry) Professional Experience: Sr. Organic Chemist (Eli Lilly, 1994-1999), Research Scientist (Eli Lilly, 19992000), Head – Discovery Chemistry

Education: Simmons College B.S. Chemistry NESACS   Service : I have been an
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Mary Burgess

Research and Technologies, Hamburg, Germany (Eli Lilly, 2000-2003), Head – Discovery Chemistry Research, Research Triangle Park (Eli Lilly, 20032004), Global Head of Operations, Discovery Chemistry Research and Technologies, Indianapolis, IN (Eli Lilly, 2004-2006), Research Advisor (Eli Lilly, 2006-2007), Sr Research Advisor (Eli Lilly, 2007-2010), Vice President Medicinal and Computational Chemistry (Forma Therapeutics Inc., 2010-2013), Founder and Principal (Tebbe Consulting LLC, 2010-present), CEO and Head of Drug Discovery (Allosteerix Inc., 2014-present) ACS: ACS Member (1985-present), Organic Division Member (1988-94), Medicinal Chemistry Division Member (1994-Present) NESACS: Chair, Fund-raising Committee, 2013-present Statement: Having been involved with the ACS since I was in college and going out into the community to give demonstrations at the local schools, I have always enjoyed my involvement with the ACS. I have moved frequently in my career, including international assignments, which has made long term volunteering and involvement difficult. However, upon moving to the Boston area in 2010 from the mid-west, I wanted to find ways to give back to the community. While I volunteer at food banks and do other community services, I wanted to do something more for chemistry. Therefore, in 2012, I asked the NESACS leadership what I could do to get more involved - the answer was fund-raising. While I had no experience in this area, I believe that a little hard work and some careful thought can accomplish almost anything, so I agreed to take on the role of Chair of the fundraising committee for NESACS. I have gotten very involved with this, attended almost every board meeting since taking on this role in January of 2013, and been able to really get to know the NESACS organization and the people involved as well as actually raising some funds (anyone want to donate?)! I have been lucky to work with a great team of dedicated individuals within NESACS, and now I would like to take on additional responsibilities and continue to support an organization that does so much for chemistry education

and the furthering of chemistry in the greater community. I believe in discussion with follow-through, getting things done, giving people responsibility and accountability, and building teams. I think NESACS is a good environment to do this with a great group of people. Thanks for your support, and I will serve to the best of my ability to improve and further the organization.

Ralph T. Scannell

Education: B.S., 1973, Boston State College (Major: Biology and Minor: Chemistry); M.S., 1978 University of Lowell (Chemistry); Ph.D., 1983, Brandeis University (Organic Chemistry) Professional Experience: Laboratory Instructor, University of Lowell (1976-1977); Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Virginia (1983-86); Senior Medicinal Chemist (1987-1990), A.H. Robins Pharmaceuticals; Senior Research and Development Chemist (1990-1992), Ethyl Corporation; Principal Scientist (19921994), Associate Director of Medicinal Chemistry (1994-1996), Director of Medicinal Chemistry (1996-1998), Senior Director of Medicinal Chemistry (1998), CytoMed, Inc.; Senior Director of Chemistry (1998-2005), UCB Research, Inc.; Head of Chemistry (2007), Vice President of Chemistry (2007-2008), Amulet Pharmaceuticals; R&D Consultant (2008-Present); Vice President of Chemistry, ETX Pharmaceuticals (2014-Present), Adjunct Associate Professor, MS Program in Drug Discovery and Development, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (2007-2010); Guest Lecturer, Drug Discovery and Development, Northeastern University 2009-Present). NESACS Service: Vice-Chair/Programs 2006; Organizing committee, NESACS, IUPAC and RSC-US sponsored Advances in Chemical Sciences Symposium (2007-2010); Director-atLarge within NESACS, 2009 – 2015; Nominating Committee, 2010; ACS Fellows Nominating, 2012; Canvassing Committee for the Esselen Award, 2013. Memberships: American Chemical Society (Organic and Medicinal chem-

istry divisions), Science Advisory Board Member, University of Massachusetts in Boston Statement: I am honored to be nominated for election to Councilor/Alternate Councilor for the Northeastern Section of the ACS and I am looking forward for the opportunity to increase my role in section activities and representing the Northeastern Section within the larger community of the ACS. I will diligently strive to express the interests of the Northeastern section on the national level and will ensure that issues that are important to our local section are represented. I have actively participated within the NESACS on several levels and I am looking forward to continuing and broadening my activities.

Education: University of Iowa, M.S., 2004; University of Minnesota Duluth, B.S., 1999. Professional Experience: Moderna Therapeutics, 2012-present; Cerulean Pharma, Inc. 2007-2012; Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2004-2006. NESACS Service: Alternate Councilor, 2011 to present; Committee Member NESACS-JCF/GDCh Chemistry Student Exchange Program to Germany, 2011-present; Boston National ACS Meeting Committee, 2010. Memberships: American Chemical Society 2004-present (Division: Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering); Younger Chemist Committee 2010-2012. Statement: I had the privilege of serving the Northeastern Section this past year as a councilor during the Indianapolis ACS National Meeting and have been willing and able to serve for the past three years. Further, I am a committee member for the Chemistry Student Exchange Program to Germany and contributor to the Nucleus. This team has been responsible for facilitating several successful international chemistry student exchanges to Erlangen-Nürnberg, Rostock, and Jena and my review in the Nucleus identified for visitors and locals some of the best restaurants in New England.

John W. Podobinski

I am honored to be nominated to the position of Councilor for the Northeastern Section. As a Councilor for the Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society, I will attend local section board meetings. I will also attend our National ACS meetings, represent our section at these meetings, and cast my votes, as necessary, to represent our members and ensure that our governing body is working in the best interests of our section. Election to the position of Councilor would allow me to further support the growth and health of NESACS. My professional experience with formulation and drug delivery technologies in the biotechnology sector has been focused on discovering and developing more safe and effective therapeutics for patients with unmet medical needs. At Moderna, I have prepared novel formulations for the delivery of messenger ribonucleic acid therapeutics. At Cerulean, I coinvented and developed platform technologies for oncology targets. Formerly with discovery medicinal chemistry at Millennium Pharmaceuticals I synthesized novel kinase and ubiquitin-like protein inhibitors. Together these experiences have given me a unique perspective that will be invaluable in working together with chemists of diverse backgrounds. I look forward to representing our section and its members. As a representative I plan to advocate for younger chemists and I am motivated to encourage increased industrial participation at NESACS events. I ask for your vote and thank you for your support. Chemists Unite!

R. Christian (Chris) Moreton

Education: Nottingham, UK, B.Pharm, 1971, Strathclyde, UK, MSc, 1987, Wales – Cardiff, UK, PhD, 1992. Professional Experience: Torbay Hospital, Torquay, UK, 1971-2, Harker Stagg, London, UK, 1972-3, Pfizer, Sandwich, UK, 1973-80, Sterling Winthrop, Alnwick, UK, 1981-4, ACO Läkemedel, Solna, Sweden, 1984-6, Penwest Pharmaceuticals, Reigate, UK and Patterson, NY, 1992-2001, Genpharm, Toronto, Ontario, 2001-2, Idenix Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge,
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MA, 2002-7, FinnBrit Consulting, Waltham, MA, 2007-Present. ACS Service: None. NESACS Service: Government Affairs Committee (2009 – Present). Relevant Memberships: Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, Packaging Society (UK), Royal Society of Chemistry, Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences (UK), American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, Parenteral Drug Association, International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers. ACS Divisions: Analytical Chemistry, Colloid & Surface Chemistry, Polymeric Materials Science & Engineering Honors: None. Position Statement: I would be honored to serve as a Councilor/Alternate Councilor for NESACS. Our Section is one of the largest ACS Sections. It is important to maintain contact with our members, and to keep them informed and engaged. NESACS has done and continues to an excellent job in this respect with the monthly meetings, the Nucleus and the different awards meetings that the Section hosts. Going forward, as social media and other innovations will have a greater impact on our lives, NESACS will need to continue to adapt, and I am sure it will. ACS is the largest professional scientific society in the country, and we have to play our part in remedying the decline in US STEM education. As professional scientists, our members are well positioned to make a local impact, and I would like to see the Section make even more progress in this respect. If elected, I would be looking to continue the good work that has already been initiated by the Section to continue to develop our efforts with the State governmental organizations, and to encourage our involvement in local STEM initiatives. In addition, I would be looking to maintain our excellent relationship with the larger ACS organization.

Patricia Ann Mabrouk

Education: B.A. 1982 Wellesley; Ph.D. 1988 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Professional Experience: NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship 1988-1900 Stanford University; Assistant Professor, Northeastern University (19901997); Associate Professor, Northeastern University (1997-2004); Professor, Northeastern University (2004-present); Associate Dean of Academic & Faculty Affairs for the College of Science, Northeastern University (2011-present) ACS Service: Member since 1988. Associate member of ACS SEED National Committee (2003 – 2004); Councilor (2004-2012); Associate member of Women Chemists Committee (2006-2009); Associate member of Meetings & Expositions (2009-2010); Associate Member of SOCED (2011present); Member, Special Joint Committee revising ACS Academic Professional Guidelines (2012-present); Chair of ANYL Education Committee (2008 – 2013); Member, ACS National Award Committee (2009-2012); Chair, ACS National Award Committee (2013); Member, ACS ChemLuminary Award Committee (2013) NESACS Service: ACS SEED Coordinator for NESACS (19982010); Member of the Theodore William Richards ACS Medal Award Committee (1999 – 2005; 2010-2014); Member of James Flack Norris Award Committee (2013-present); Chair of Theodore William Richards ACS Medal Award Committee (2000 – 2004; 2011-2012); Councilor (2004present); Chair-Elect (2005); Chair (2006); Past-Chair (2007) Memberships, Honors: NSF CAREER Award (1996-2001); CASE Massachusetts Professor of the Year (2003); Northeastern University Excellence in Teaching Award (2004); Fellow of the American Chemical Society (2011); Sigma Xi; AAAS; NSTA; NSTA; NEACT Statement: I realize that I probably sound like a broken record but I am truly grateful for the myriad opportunities I have had as your representative with ACS over the years. I deeply value the opportunity this position has afforded me to “give something back” and the doors it has opened for me on so many levels. As one of your elected councilors, I have had the opportunity to serve on a national level with ACS

SEED Committee, with the Women Chemists Committee (WCC) and its advocacy subcommittee, Meetings & Exposititions (M&E), the Society Committtee on Education (SOCED), and with the Analytical Division and its education committee. As a member of SOCED I have recently had the opportunity to participate in discussions regarding revisions to the CPT guidelines for undergraduate chemistry programs at colleges and universities across the US, helped craft a policy statement on online education, and worked on a complete rewrite of the Academic Professional Guidelines as a member of a special Joint Task Force. I would very much like to continue to serve you and ACS as a Councilor representing our local section. Of course I can only do this with your support so I am asking for your support, specifically, for your vote for the position of Councilor. Many thanks!

Sonja Strah-Pleynet

Education: Ph.D. Organic Chemistry (1996); M.S. Organic Chemistry (1993); B.S. Chemistry (1990), University of Ljubljana, Slovenia; Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Florida (1997-1998); University of California, San Diego (1998-1999). Professional Experience: Consultant (2011-Present); National Science Foundation, Reviewer (2012); Thermedical, Inc. (2012); Arena Pharmaceuticals (1999-2009); Senior Scientist, Medicinal Chemistry. Awards and Honors: ChemLuminary Award - ACS President’s Award for Local Section Government Affairs (2010); ACS Certificate of Achievement, San Diego Section (2008); Arena Pharmaceuticals – Outstanding Medicinal Chemistry Team Award (2007); Postdoctoral Fellowship from Ministry of Science and Technology, Slovenia (1997); First Prize Winner at 26th KRKA Pharmaceuticals Research Awards (1996); Graduate Research Scholarship of Ministry of Science and Technology, Slovenia (1991-1996). Service in ACS National Offices: ACS Council (2004-Present); ACS National Award Selection Committee, Member (2011-Present); Presidential Task Force “Vision 2025”, Member

(2012-2013); Committee on Chemistry and Public Affairs, Associate (2013), Committee on Economic and Professional Affairs (CEPA), Member (20072012); Associate (2005-2006), ACS Industry Member Programs – Small/ Medium Business Advisory Panel, Member (2009-2010); ACS Legislative Action Network, Member (2006-Present); ACS Legislative Summit on Capitol Hill (2006, 2013); CEPA Task Force on Globalization (2008-2009). Service in ACS: Member since 1998; ACS Divisions: Organic and Medicinal Chemistry, Member (1998Present); Northeastern Section: Alternate Councilor (2013-Present); Government Affairs Committee, Member (2010-Present), STEM Task Force Coordinator (2012-Present); NESACS Website - STEM News Editor (2012Present); STEM Outreach - Science Café and Science Fairs (2011-Present); San Diego Section: Councilor (20042012), Alternate Councilor (20002003); Government Affairs Committee, Chair (2007-2010); ACS California Government and Legislative Affairs Committee (2008-2010); Western Regional Meeting: San Diego Host Local Section Volunteer (2007). Statement: I am honored to be nominated for reelection as NESACS Councilor. I bring 15 years of ACS volunteer and leadership experience on local and national level. I have been a strong advocate for science education and often conducted outreach activities for students, teachers and young chemists, through classroom visits, science fairs or career development symposia. Since 2010, I have served as a member of the Government Affairs Committee that helped organize NESACS Small Chemical Business Symposium in 2012 and shaped NESACS STEM initiative. I have been a coordinator and STEM news editor for the NESACS website. This new feature was designed to help publicize, coordinate and encourage local STEM activities. It also provides resources and opportunities for increased NESACS member involvement, networking and collaboration in programs that help promote K-12 education in science, technology, engineering and math in an effort to develop next generation of chemical scientists.

Prior to NESACS, I served as a Councilor and Chair of the Government Affairs Committee for San Diego Section. I organized and led federal legislative district office and Capitol Hill visits to engage legislators and advocate on issues important to ACS members, such as science research funding, STEM education, innovation, green chemistry and sustainability. In this role, I developed strategic partnerships and collaborations between industry, academia and government, ACS and other scientific organizations. As your councilor I will draw on my past leadership experience and network to keep bringing solutions to issues confronting our members. Thank you for your support!

Anna Waclawa Sromek

Education: BS in Chemistry, University of Chicago, 1996; PhD in Organic Chemistry, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2005. Professional Experience: Associate Chemist, Technical Coatings, 19961998; teaching assistant, 1998-2001; postdoctoral researcher, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2005-2006; chemist, JCL Bioassay, 2006-2008;

NIDA Research Fellow, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Center, McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 2008-2010; Instructor in Psychiatry, Medicinal Chemist, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Center, McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 2010present. ACS Service: Member since 1997; currently member of Organic Division, Medicinal Chemistry Division, and Northeast Section. NESACS Service: Member as of 2009; member, Esselen Award Committee, 2009-2013; chair, Esselen Award Committee, 2013 Personal Statement: I am honored to be nominated for election as a NESACS councilor. I have enjoyed my tenure in the Esselen Award Committee and I want to continue my service to the ACS and NESACS. If elected, I will actively work to promote chemistry to the general public, and to foster interest and participation of the chemistry community. Thank you for your consideration.

Doris I. Lewis

Education: Duke University, B.S., Tufts University, Ph.D.

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Professional Experience: Suffolk University 1975-2014 (Professor Emerita 2014; Chair 1995-2004; Forensic Science Coordinator 200207); Newton College of the Sacred Heart 1970-75. ACS Service: ACS Committee on Public Relations and Communications; ACS Committee on Chemistry and Public Affairs; ACS Council Committee on Local Section Activities; Science, Engineering, and Technology Congressional Visits. NESACS Service: NESACS Chair; Councilor; Alternate Councilor; founder and chair, Phyllis A. Brauner Memorial Lecture Committee; National Chemistry Week Committee; chair, Legislative Affairs Committee; Nominating Committee; Board of Publications; Suffolk University ACS Student Affiliate Chapter Adviser; Summerthing; Government Affairs; Norris Award Committee. Awards: E. Ann Nalley Award for Volunteer Service to the American Chemical Society (2013); Henry A. Hill Award for outstanding service to the Northeastern Section and to the Profession of Chemistry- 2003; ACS legislative action honor roll; NewTV Award for “Bubbles and Beakers” video. Statement: I place a high value on my membership in the community of chemists in the Northeastern Section. I’m proud of receiving the E. Ann Nalley Award for Service to the American Chemical Society and the Henry Hill Award, and of the activities that I have helped to initiate in our Sectionamong them an active National Chemistry Week program, NESACS days at Fenway Park, Connections to Chemistry for High School teachers, and an active Government Affairs Committeebut the fact of the matter is that dedicated and talented NESACS volunteers have made these and many more programs into wonderful successes. Working with them has been an honor and a pleasure. As chair of the Phyllis A. Brauner Memorial Lecture Committee I have the delightful experience of working with the National Chemistry Week volunteers to bring the joys of science to all ages through a public lecture-demonstration and hands-on activities. In 2000, my year as
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NESACS chair, our Section received the first President’s Award for Local Section Government Affairs, and I’ve brought our concerns to Congress as a member of the ACS Committee on Chemistry and Public Affairs and chaired our NESACS Government Affairs Committee. I invite you to join me in these worthwhile activities. I would appreciate your vote for Councilor, and I ask if I am elected that you share with me your views and concerns so that I can serve you and the Section better.

Education: B.Sc. 1971; M. Sc. 1973 (1st Class Honors) University of Poona, India; Ph.D. (Organic Chemistry), 1982, Georgetown University Professional Experience: Research Fellow, National Chemical Laboratory (1973-74); Instructor, Georgetown University (1981-82); Postdoctoral Research Assoc., University of Virginia (1982-84); Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Harvard University (1984-85); Senior Research Chemist (1985-89); Project Leader (1989-90), Dow Chemical Co.; Research Scientist/Assistant Director, College de France, Paris and Universite Louis Pasteur (1990-91); Project Manager, Abbott Laboratories, Pharmaceutical Research (1991-95); Senior Director, Chemical Sciences Research & Development, CytoMed, Inc. (1997-98); President, CP Consulting, Chorghade Enterprises (1995 to present); Visiting Scholar, University of British Columbia, University of Chicago, Northwestern University, Caltech, Cambridge University; Vice President, Pharmaceutical Development Sciences, Geltex Pharmaceuticals / Genzyme , (2000 to 2003); President and Chief Scientific Officer, Pharmaceutical Sciences Division, D & O Pharmachem (2003-present), President and CSO, THINQ Pharma (2006-), Founder and CSO, AGN Biofuels and Empiriko, (2010-), Adjunct Research Professor, Mass. College Of Pharmacy (2006-2008) Northeastern University (2008-), Adjunct at Harvard and MIT (2009-), Visiting Scholar, Boston College (2014-) ACS Service: Member since 1982. Chair, Brazosport Section (1990);

Mukund S. Chorghade

Organic Division, member; Visiting Speakers Program (1999 to present); Department of Career Services Consultant (2000 to present); Member, International Activities Committee (2003-2012), Program Chair, ComSci (2012-2013), Chair, SCHB (2010-11, 2014-), Member, Entrepreneurial Resource Center (2012-) NESACS Service: Board of Directors (1997-), Public Services Committee, Chair; Professional Services Committee, member and chair (2005-); Public Affairs Committee; Public Relations Committee (2000)-, Interim Editor, The Nucleus (2004), NESACS Chair-elect (2006), Chair (2007) Memberships/Honors:Maharashtra Academy of Sciences (Elected Fellow); Andhra Pradesh Academy of Sciences (Elected Fellow) IUPAC; Royal Society of Chemistry (Elected Fellow); New York Academy of Sciences; American Institute of Chemists (Elected Fellow); AAAS (Elected Fellow); ACS (Elected Fellow), Sigma Xi; Indian Society of Bio-Organic Chemists; IUPAC Commission on Biotechnology, Medicinal Chemistry, New Technologies and Special Topics, Division of Chemistry and Human Health; 20th IUPAC Conference on the Chemistry of Natural Products, Chicago, 1996; Chair, Scientific Programs Comm., on Advisory Board for Organic Process Research and Development; Member, Committees on International Activities and Technology, American Institute of Chemists. Awarded “Diamond Jubilee Fellowship”, Univ. Dept. of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, India- Awarded “B.D. Tilak Distinguished Visiting Fellowship”, University of Bombay, India. Awarded “Bharat Gourav” Award, Government of India. Invited speaker at numerous international conferences Statement: It is a singular honor and privilege to be nominated to the position of Councilor for the Northeastern Section. It will be my endeavor to represent the Northeastern section effectively in the National Council. The issues confronting the Chemical Enterprise in the USA and the ACS are complex and demand creative solutions. I am spearheading an entrepreneurship effort that

will stimulate job growth. I would also ensure election of more NESACS Fellows. I will spare no effort in ensuring that the voice of our electorate is heard and that the council determines effective policies for all members. My extensive experience in NESACS and National ACS governance has given me the background to effectively represent the section

Education: B.A. Chemistry, M.A., Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, Brandeis University Professional Experience: Project Management Consultant, Merck Research Labs (2012 – Present); Director, Business Solutions, Health Advances LLC (2011-2012); Sr. Research Business Analyst, Cubist Pharmaceuticals (2009 – 2011); Knowledge Development Manager, Millipore Corporation (2006 – 2008); Scientific Informatics Applications Consultant, AstraZeneca (2005-2006); Research Software Administrator, UCB Research, Inc. (2002 – 2005); Technical Services Consultant, Formation Systems (2000 – 2002); Documentation Manager and Support Scientist, CambridgeSoft Corp. (1996 – 2000); Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, MA College of Pharmacy (1995); Adjunct Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Boston College (1993 – 1994); Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Stonehill College (1986 – 1993) Memberships: American Chemical Society, American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, Cambridge Semantic Web Meetup Group, Laboratory Robotics Interest Group, Boston Area Group for Informatics and Modeling, Association for Computing Machinery, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Oracle Life Sciences User Group (Founding Director) Statement: I am honored to have been nominated for Director-at-Large of the Northeastern Section. Throughout my career in academia and industry, my training as a chemist has led me to many unanticipated opportunities within a

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diversity of scientific and technical cultures where chemistry holds a high value. As I continue to witness the evolving relationships among chemistry, biology, information technology, nanotechnology, and other emerging hybrid disciplines, I cannot escape wondering about how the evolving diversity of what it means to be a chemist will and should affect the ACS and the NESACS. I hope to be involved in helping our section anticipate and serve effectively the evolving needs and interests of our members, and I feel that my own career experiences have helped me learn how to communicate effectively across the increasingly fuzzy boundaries between chemistry and many of the disciplines it touches. I look forward to serving the NESACS, helping to foster communication and collaboration, and helping to promote the growth of our section.

Mukund S. Chorghade

(See biography and statement under Councilor/Alternate Councilor)

John Williams

Ralph T. Scannell

(For education and experience see Councilor/Alternate Councilor biography and statement) Statement: It is an honor and a privilege to be nominated for Directorat-Large for the Northeastern Section. My extensive experience in industry, where I have held several leadership roles, gives me the necessary background to operate efficiently and effectively in the role of Director-at-Large. The NESACS performs a critical function in representing the interests of its membership and creating opportunities where members can meet and disseminate information. I am looking forward to participating in these activities, promoting the growth of the organization and serving the interests of its membership.

Andrew Scholte

(See biography and statement under Councilor/Alternate Councilor)

Education: Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry, University of Michigan (2003). B.S. in Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Parkside (1994). Professional Experience: Director of Chemistry, Microbiotix, Inc. (2013present). Senior Scientist, Microbiotix, Inc. (2005-2013). Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Research Triangle Institute (2004-2005). ACS Service: Executive council, Central Massachusetts Section (20062008). Chair, Central Massachusetts Section (2008-2009). Invited presentation, 936th NESACS Meeting (2013). Research presentation, 246th National Meeting (2013). Invited presentation, 243rd National Meeting (2012). Invited presentation, 889th NESACS Meeting (2008). Memberships: American Chemical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Sigma Xi, International Society for Antiviral Research, International Society for Heterocyclic Chemistry. Statement: I have been very active in the Central Massachusetts Section of the ACS since I first arrived in Massachusetts. Now that I have moved into the Northeast Section, I would very much like to continue my involvement in local ACS activities; joining the Nominating Committee would be an ideal way to become more active. If I am elected, I will do my utmost to increase awareness of the many worthy chemists in the greater Boston area and make sure they are appropriately recognized. I greatly appreciate the chance to serve the Northeast Section and thank you for your consideration.

Nominating Committee
Anna Waclawa Sromek
(See biography and statement under Councilor/Alternate Councilor)

Norris Award Committee
R. Christian (Chris) Moreton
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Mary A. Mahaney
Education: B.A .Emmanuel College (1971) ; M.S. Northeastern University (1973); Dr. rer. nat. University of Constance, Germany (1977) ; M.B.A. Worcester Polytechnic Institute (1996) Professional Experience: Haartz Corporation (1999 – present); Polaroid Corporation (1982 - 1998); University of Zurich, Switzerland (1979 - 1981); University of Constance, Germany (1977 1979) NESACS Service: Member since 1977. Continuing Education Committee (1998 - 2008); Richards Medal Committee (2000 – 2004); Alternate Councilor (2005-2007); Board of Publications (2004 – present); Alternate Councilor (2013 – present). Position Statement: I would be honored to serve on the Norris Award Committee.

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Morton Z. Hoffman, NESACS Representative to the NERACS Board [hoffman@bu.edu] The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Northeast Region of the ACS, Inc., (NERACS) met in Dallas, TX, on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, on the occasion of the ACS national meeting. In attendance were Richard Cobb (Rochester), Chair; Willem Leenstra (Green Mountain), Vice Chair; Christopher Masi (Central Massachusetts); Wayne Jones (Binghamton), Treasurer; Julie Smist (Connecticut Valley), Bylaws Chair, and the following representatives from other local sections: Roger Bartholomew (Corning); Peter Bonk (Rhode Island); Thomas McCarrick (Cornell); Jeremy Steinbacher (Western New York); Gerald Putterman (New Haven); Morton Hoffman (Northeastern). NERM 2013 in New Haven attracted 862 registrants, including many undergraduate and graduate students, and resulted in a financial surplus that was transferred to NERACS according to the formula in the bylaws (60/40 split between local section/region). The NERACS treasury now contains more than $54,000 with no outstanding loans; a discussion will take place at the next Board of Directors meeting about creative ways to use those funds. No NERM is scheduled for 2014. NERM 2015 will take place at Ithaca College on Wednesday, June 10-Saturday, June 13, with the Cornell Local Section as the host. A proposal was submitted by the Binghamton Local Section to host NERM 2016 on Wednesday, October 5-Saturday, October 8 at the Binghamton Downtown Center. A further discussion and a vote will take place at the next Board of Directors meeting. The Rhode Island Local Section has expressed some interest in either NERM 2017 or 2018, both of which are currently unassigned. It was noted

in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. In 2014 she completed the MIT Sloan Entrepreneurship Development Program, capturing first place in the Program’s Business Planning Competition. Sarah currently lives in Framingham, MA, with her husband, David, and 19-month-old sons, Finn and Erik. u

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Mark Tebbe

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New Members
Invitation to attend a meeting
You are cordially invited to attend one of our upcoming Section meetings as a guest of the Section at the social hour and dinner preceding the meeting. Please call Anna Singer at 781272-1966 between 9am-6pm, or email: secretary(at)nesacs.org by noon of the first Thursday of the month, letting her know that you are a new member. u

of these mutations therefore confers exquisite specificity to the assay. Accordingly, he demonstrated that the level of mutations in the circulation, also known as circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA), tracked with fluctuations in tumor burden in patients undergoing resective surgery for colorectal cancer. Most striking is the ability of ctDNA to accurately predict recurrence after surgery and monitor patients with undetectable CEA levels. This novel biomarker is based on personalized genomics that in essence provides a ‘viral load’ equivalent for patients with solid tumors. The preliminary studies served as the basis for his most recent invention, the ‘molecular pap smear’, which is a promising approach for the early detection of ovarian and endometrial cancers. This work was highlighted in the New York Times, NPR, CNN and the NBC nightly news. u Your one-stop source to career-related links in the Chemical Sciences

that an ACS national meeting will take place in Boston in August 2018. Proposals are also sought from local sections to host NERM 2019 and 2020. The next annual meeting of the NERACS Board will take place in August 2014 in San Francisco during the ACS national meeting. u

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March Monthly Meeting

By Jack Driscoll, NESACS Public Relations Chair The NESACS monthly meeting at the Marriott Courtyard on Memorial Drive in Cambridge was held on March 6, 2014. This was the first Thursday of the month instead of the second because of the proximity to the ACS National Meeting the next week. When Professor Karplus was setting up the AV for his presentation, one of his students, Jay Portnow, came by to say hello. They had not seen each other for nearly 40 years. Jay had received his Ph.D., spent two years on a post-doc in Europe, then decided to go to medical school and specialize in treating pain. He has been a NESACS member for many years, but he had never been to a meeting before this. I told him about our Southeastern Massachusetts meeting on May 15, 2014 at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and he was very interested and said that he would be there. The reception was held from 5:30 to 6:30 in the area outside the ballroom. I talked to another NESACS member, Marsha, who will be moving to Cape Cod this summer. I spoke to her about the NESACS outreach programs on the Cape. She was very interested in volunteering. We cannot have enough volunteers. We can use volunteers in SE MA, New Hampshire and the Greater Boston area. At 6:30 we went into the ballroom for dinner. The room overlooked the Charles River and the tenderloin for dinner was excellent. We had 100 people come for the dinner. At 7:30 pm, 50 people (mostly college students) who came for the lecture only filed in. Dr. Cathy Costello, NESACS Chair, opened the 939th NESACS meeting, then turned it over to Dr. Jack Driscoll to introduce Prof. Karplus. Prof Karplus started studying Chemistry and Physics at Harvard to better understand biology. He finished Harvard and went to Cal Tech to work for Nobel Laureate Prof. Linus Pauling, who said that Martin Karplus was the best student that he ever had. Prof. Karplus was only 23 when he received his Ph.D. and then spent two years as a post-doc in Oxford. It was clear from his talk and his Nobel prize that when he returned to Harvard (after 5-year terms at both Univ. of IL and Columbia) as a Professor in 1966, his early love of biology returned (see article on Professor Karplus in the March issue of the Nucleus- http://www.nesacs.org/ pub_nucleus/2014/Mar14.pdf ). Prof. Karplus said he thought that he had talked at a NESACS meeting before, probably at the 600th meeting. We had the opportunity to hear a Nobel type speech without going to Sweden. A video of his actual Nobel speech can be found at http://www.nobelprize.org/ nobel_prizes/chemistry/laureates/2013/karplus-lecture.html His Nobel address about the hydrogen exchange reactionwas entitled “Development of Multiscale Molecules for

NESACS PR Chair, Jack Driscoll (R) presenting the ACS “Salute to Excellence Award” to Prof. Karplus. Photos by M. Z. Hoffman

Professor Karplus with NESACS Chair, Cathy Costello

Complex Systems: from H+H2 (hydrogen molecule ion) to Biomolecules.” This talk was entitled “Motion: Hallmark of Life: From Molecules to Marsupials” and was more focused on his favorite biological models than his Nobel talk. The Nobel prize was presented to Professor Karplus and two colleagues as a result of his 1977 paper on protein folding [”Dynamics of Folded Proteins”, Nature 267, 585-590(1977).] and the frequent successful use of their CHARMM software program by other researchers. I was surprised that it took so long to award a Nobel Prize for this important breakthrough. NESACS applied to the ACS and received a “Salute to Excellence” award for Professor Karplus. This was presented to him after his fantastic presentation. l told him that this was clearly not the caliber of his Nobel Prize but it was an important award from us. It was a very interesting talk and we had a lively question and answer session. Prof. Karplus took questions for nearly 25 minutes after the lecture. continued on page 25
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Rainbow Demonstration, in Chemical and Engineering News, March 17, 2014. Copies were distributed to Councilors. Chemists with Disabilities (CWD) The committee has updated and digitized its publication “Teaching Chemistry to Students with Disabilities.” It will be available in April 2014 and linked to the CWD website. Community Activities (CCA) Copies of the publication Celebrating Chemistry, a product of the ACS Department of Volunteer Support in conjunction with CCA, were distributed to Councilors. Local Sections can order up to 750 copies of this publication for Chemists Celebrate Earth Day. Minority Affairs (CMA) The committee reminded Councilors that the ACS Scholars Program is celebrating its twentieth anniversary in 2015. The program has enabled 1,400 students to achieve university degrees in the chemical sciences. CMA will highlight accomplishments and successes of the Scholars Program throughout 2015. Special Discussion Item A special discussion item was put on the Council agenda for this meeting. ACS President Tom Barton presented and moderated a discussion on “What can ACS do to increase the quality of science education in grades K-12? Following the presentation, 39 Councilors engaged in a robust discussion on the factors impacting the quality of K-12 science education in the U.S. ACTIONS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS At this meeting, the ACS Board of Directors considered a number of key strategic issues and responded with several actions. The Board’s Committees and Working Groups The Board of Directors received reports from its Committees on Grants and Awards (G&A), and Executive Compensation. On the recommendation of the Committee on Grants and Awards, the Board VOTED to approve a Society nomination for the National Medal of Science, which is bestowed by the President of the United States to individuals in science and engineering who have made important contributions to the advancement of knowledge in the fields of behavioral and social sciences, biology, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and physics. The Board received an extensive briefing and approved several recommendations from its Committee on Executive Compensation. The compensation of the Society’s executive staff receives regular review from the Board. The working group on Society Program Portfolio Management briefed the Board on its activities. The working group was charged with delivering a process for portfolio
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management of Society programs in the divisions of Membership and Scientific Advancement, Education, and the Office of the Secretary and General Counsel (Office of Public Affairs). The Board held a discussion on operational issues relating to virtual versus face-to-face committee meetings, the appropriate detail and format of information presented to the Board and committee members, and the proper length of committee meetings. The Executive Director/CEO Report The Executive Director/CEO and her direct reports updated the Board on the following: ACS financial trends and near term outlook; the launch of the recently approved American Association of Chemistry Teachers, which will support K12 teachers of chemistry by providing them with a professional home that addresses and is responsive to their needs; and the activities and plans of CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service) and the ACS Publications Division. As a follow-up to the Publications report, the Board VOTED to approve three journal editor re-appointments. The Board also VOTED to approve one appointment to the ACS Green Chemistry Institute Governing Board and one reappointment to the ACS Governing Board for Publishing. Other Society Business The Board also: Expressed its gratitude and thanks to Madeleine Jacobs, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, who on March 6 announced her plan to retire at the end of the year. The Board then began a discussion of the process and logistics of identifying and hiring her successor. Received reports from the Presidential Succession on their current and planned activities for the remainder of 2014 and 2015. Approved a resolution congratulating Robert Massie on his retirement at the end of this month for twenty-one years of successful leadership of the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS).
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The Board’s Open Session The Board held a lively, well-attended open session which featured a special forum focused on the question: “What is the one thing you like that ACS does, and why?” Members attending the session also received a brief review of the questions posed at the spring 2013 Board Open Session in New Orleans and the follow-ups undertaken by governance and staff. Board members continue to be pleased by the new format, turnout and quality of the discussions. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR COUNCILORS The following is a list of URLs and email addresses presented on slides at the Council meeting. You will find the information noted on these sites helpful. d.schmidt@acs.org, president@acs.org Contact information for ACS President-Elect Diane Grob Schmidt m.wu@acs.org Contact information for ACS Immediate Past President Marinda Wu www.yellowbook.acs.org Update Councilor Preference Form (membership number required) nomelect@acs.org Email address for the Committee on Nominations and Elections and to submit questions to Town Hall Meetings www.acs.org Click on “About Us” and scroll down to ACS Financial Information for information on the Society’s audited finances and IRS Form 990 filings safety@acs.org Email address for comments and suggestions about chemical safety to the Committee on Chemical Safety www.acs.org/bulletin5 ACS governing documents including information on petitions and certified bylaws for all units bylaws@acs.org Email to send petitions (deadline April 23) www.acs.org/earthday Chemists Celebrate Earth Day (CCED) 2014 http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/about/governance/committees/cwd/publications.html Teaching Chemistry to Students with Disabilities digitized version will be published here in April 2014. http://www.acs.org/chemistry-over-coffee Conversations with Celebrated Chemists Local Section Resources www.acs.org/getinvolved Grant information, important deadlines and officer resources www.acs.org/forms Submit annual reports, record meetings, activities and events year round u

Joan and Jack Driscoll.

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Martin and Marci Karplus

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I had at least a dozen people come to me after the lecture and say that this was the best NESACS meeting ever. Several people said that they were excited to come to future NESACS meeting. Everyone was taking photos with the Nobel Laureate. My wife and I were no exception. I talked with Prof. Karplus the day after the lecture. He had a very good time. He met a number of old friends and made some new friends and fans. He appreciated the questions and enjoyed presenting the lecture. He said that he was honored to receive the ACS “Salute to Excellence” Award. He said at the beginning of his lecture that he had given a talk at maybe the 600th NESACS meeting. He told me that he would like to come back and give a talk again at the 1200th NESACS meeting. u

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Check the NESACS home page for late Calendar additions: http://www.NESACS.org
Note also the Chemistry Department web pages for travel directions and updates.
These include: http://www.bc.edu/schools/cas/chemistry/semina rs.html http://www.bu.edu/chemistry/seminars/ http://www.brandeis.edu/departments/chemistry/ events/index.html http://www.chem.harvard.edu/courses/seminars. php http://chemcalendar.mit.edu/index.php http://chem.tufts.edu/seminars.html http://engineering.tufts.edu/chbe/newsEvents/se minarSeries/index.asp http://www.chem.umb.edu http://www.umassd.edu/cas/chemistry/ http://www.uml.edu/Sciences/chemistry/Seminar s-and-Colloquia.aspx http://www.unh.edu/chemistry/events

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10th Annual NESACS Golf Tournament
2014 Scramble Tournament Co-Sponsored with PCI Synthesis
Kernwood Country Club, Salem MA

100 year-old Donald Ross Course (www.kernwoodcc.org)

August 4, 2014
BBQ Lunch (11:30) followed by a Shot Gun Start at 1 PM Buffet Dinner and Awards Immediately Following Cost: $195 per golfer There will be a few subsidies for unreimbursed golfers Fee Includes: Greens fee, Cart Full BBQ lunch, snacks and drinks on the course, appetizers and full buffet dinner with carving stations Prizes: longest drive, closest to pin, 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams Hole Sponsorships are available at the suggested levels: $2500 Boron • $2000 Osmium • $1500 Sulfur $1000 Tritium • $500 Oxygen • $300 Nitrogen Please note: hole sponsorships are very important All proceeds support NESACS programs Registration: contact Amy Tapper at amyetapper@gmail.com. Please include all golfers names and e-mail addresses Payment: by check only. Please send your check to: Amy Tapper, 485 Harrison Ave. #302, Boston, MA 02118

May 5

Prof. Abigail Doyle (Princeton University) Boerhinger-Ingelheim Symposium Harvard University, Pfizer Lecture Hall 4:15 pm

May 6 May 7

Prof. Lakshminarayanan Mahadevan (Harvard) MIT 6-120 4:30 pm Prof. Seth Cohen (University of California at San Diego) MIT 4-370 4:15 pm

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Prof. Emily Balskus (Harvard) Boston Univ., Metcalf, Rm 113 4:00 pm Prof. Kristin Bowman-James (Kansas) MIT 4-370 4:15 pm Prof. Thomas O’Halloran (Northwestern) MIT 4-370 4:15 pm

What’s Yours?
DMPK Scientist, LC/MS Product Specialist, Mass Spec Operator, Staff Investigator, Process Chemist, QA Manager, Synthetic Chemist, Lab Instructor . . . Many local employers post positions on the NESACS job board.

May 1

Prof. J. R. Schmidt (Wisconsin) “Physically-motivated force field from symmetry-adapted perturbation theory” Tufts Univ., Pearson, P-106 4:30 pm

May 3

Prof. Tom Laue (University of New Hampshire) “Measurement of Protein Charge-Why, What, and How” UMass-Lowell, Cumnock Hall Auditorium 3:30 pm

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