Guthikonda Lecture Series

About the Guthikonda Lecture Series

In 2010, the Guthikonda family established this annual lectureship in Organic Chemistry at Stanford University to honor all members of the Guthikonda family since 1754. Originally from Moparru Village in Guntur District in Andhra Pradesh State, India, Drs. Ravindra and Padmavathy came to the US so that Ravindra could pursue his Ph.D. at Columbia University. After Columbia, Ravindra Guthikonda had a successful career as a scientist at Merck. Padmavathy Guthikonda was a physician, and their son, Dr. Kiran Guthikonda (1979 - ), earned a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Stanford University under the direction of Professor Justin Du Bois. The Guthikonda family is committed to supporting education and research at all levels and have set up endowments at Stanford and Columbia. Contact Please contact the Office of Events with all questions about the Guthikonda Lecture Series: chemistry-events [at] stanford.edu  

Past Events

Date
Wednesday, March 16, 2022, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location:
Zoom
2022 Guthikonda Lectureship: Professor David Liu, Harvard University (Host: Matthew Kanan) **This seminar is only available for virtual attendance.** "Base Editing and P
Date
Wednesday, June 9, 2021, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location:
Zoom
2021 Guthikonda Lectureship: Professor Nuno Maulide, University of Vienna (Hosts: Noah Burns & Barry Trost) About the Talk "The powerful simplicity of rearrangements"
Date
Thursday, May 2, 2019, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location:
Sapp Center Lecture Hall
Guthikonda Lectureship: Professor Ben Feringa, University of Groningen (Host: Carolyn Bertozzi) About the Lecture "Dynamic Molecular Systems - from switches to motors" Th
Date
Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location:
Sapp Center Lecture Hall
Guthikonda Lectureship: Professor Kenichiro Itami, Nagoya University (Host: Carolyn Bertozzi) "Exploring molecular nanocarbon science" About the Seminar Nanocarbons condu
Date
Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location:
Sapp Center
Guthikonda Lectureship: Professor Stephen Buchwald, MIT, Sapp Center Lecture Hall, 4:30pm (Host: Carolyn Bertozzi) About the Seminar:
Date
Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 4:30pm
Location:
Braun Lecture Hall
About the Seminar This lecture will cover a number of topics dealing with total synthesis, molecular design and biological testing of complex molecules relevant to biology and medicine, in
Date
Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 4:15pm
Location:
Braun Lecture Hall
S.G. Mudd Building
Stanford University
“Us Versus Them: Targeting Microbial Cell Surface Glycosylation” About the Seminar The glycans displayed on mammalian cell surfaces can differ markedly from tho
Date
Monday, May 12, 2014, 4:15pm
Location:
Braun Lecture Hall
About the Seminar: "Cycloadditions for Synthesis, Chemical Biology, and Materials Chemistry: Theory and Dynamics" 
Date
Friday, April 26, 2013, 4:15pm
Location:
Braun Lecture Hall
About the Seminar: "Towards a Patient-Based Drug Discovery"