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Charles F. Hutchison Lecture Series: "New Heme-Copper-O2 Constructs: Factors Leading to O–O Reductive Cleavage"

May 04, 2017
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
473 Hutchison Hall

Kenneth D. Karlin
Johns Hopkins University
Department of Chemistry

Kenneth D. Karlin is the Ira Remsen Professor of Chemistry and the current department Chair at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. He grew up in Palo Alto, California, and was educated at Stanford University (B.S. 1970) and at Columbia University, New York (Ph.D. 1975; Preceptor, S. J. Lippard). He was a N.A.T.O. postdoctoral fellow at Cambridge University in England before being appointed Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the State University of New York at Albany (SUNY Albany) in 1977.  He moved to The Johns Hopkins University as Professor in 1990, where he was appointed as Ira Remsen Professor of Chemistry in 1999. Dr. Karlin is Editor-in-Chief of Progress in Inorganic Chemistry (John Wiley & Sons) and holds or has held advisory or administrative positions with the Society for Biological Inorganic Chemistry (SBIC), the Petroleum Research Fund (PRF) (of the American Chemical Society (ACS)) and the Division of Inorganic Chemistry (DIC) of the ACS, most recently as 2013 DIC Chair (elected)). He is also a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and was elected as an ACS Fellow in 2014. For research accomplishments, he won a 2009 ACS National Award, the F. Albert Cotton Award in Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry. He has been Organizer/Chair of a number of international meetings on copper and/or bioinorganic chemistry, the 1998 Metals in Biology Gordon Research Conference and the 1989 International Conference on Bioinorganic Chemistry (ICBIC-4). Dr. Karlin’s bioinorganic research focuses on the design, synthesis and study of coordination complexes whose chemistry is relevant to biological processes, mainly metalloenzyme active site chemistry, involving copper and/or heme (porphyrin-iron) complexes and their chemistry with molecular oxygen, its reduced derivatives, and nitrogen oxide compounds.

Category: Colloquia