• Mitsch Lecture in Chemistry 2016

    2016 3M/Ronald A. Mitsch Lecture in Chemistry

    New Chemical Probe Technologies: Applications to Cancer Imaging and Drug Discovery

    Guest Lecturer

    Matthew Bogyo

    Matthew Bogyo
    Department of Pathology and Department of Microbiology and Immunology
    Stanford University School of Medicine

    Friday, April 15 at 12:45 p.m.
    Sundin Music Hall, 1531 Hewitt Avenue,
    Saint Paul, Minnesota

    Matthew Bogyo is a professor of pathology and microbiology and immunology at Stanford University. He received his bachelor’s in chemistry from Bates College in 1993 and his doctorate in chemistry from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1997, then completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School in 1998.

    Bogyo established an independent scientific career as a faculty fellow at the University of California, San Francisco, where he supervised a small laboratory of postdoctoral fellows and students. In 2001, he established and directed the Chemical Proteomics Department at Celera Genomics, which is focused on applying small molecule probes to the field of drug discovery.

    He joined the Department of Pathology at Stanford University in July 2003. He was promoted to associate professor in 2009 and to full professor in 2013. His laboratory works on the development of new chemical probe technologies that are applied to the study of the role of proteases in complex biological pathways associated with human disease.

    Bogyo has published 200 primary research publications and currently serves on the editorial board of several prominent research journals. He is also a member of Stanford’s Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford, and he is a consultant for several biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies in the Bay Area.

  • About the Mitsch Lectures in Chemistry

    The 3M/Ronald A. Mitsch Lectures in Chemistry are part of the 3M/Ronald A. Mitsch Endowed Fund in Chemistry, established in 1998 by the 3M Foundation in recognition and appreciation of Dr. Mitsch. The 3M/Ronald A. Mitsch Endowed Fund is intended to promote new connections and pioneering efforts between education and industry as an essential basis for the education of chemists who are prepared to meet the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century and beyond. Dr. Mitsch, a 1956 graduate of Hamline University’s College of Liberal Arts, began his career at 3M in 1960 as a research chemist. He earned 19 patents.

    In 1998, he retired from 3M as vice chairman of the board and executive vice president of the Industrial and Consumer Sector, Corporate Services. He is a Hamline University life trustee.

  • Past Lectures


    "Got Fakes? New Ways to Detect Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals." Dr. Marya Lieberman, University of Notre Dame


    "Biological and Ecological Toxicity of Engineered Nanomaterials." Dr. Christy L. Haynes, University of Minnesota


    "Recent Developments in the Peaceful Use of Chemistry: Eliminating the Chemical Weapons Threat." Ambassador Robert Mikulak '64


    "From Toxicology Mechanisms to Translational Medicine: Paracelsus Meets Sarandib." Dr. Daniel G. Baden, University of North Carolina at Wilmington


    “The Aging Brain and What We are Trying To Do About It.” Dr. Gregory A. Petsko, Brandeis University 


     "The Golden Age of Pharmaceuticals." Dr. Cynthia A. Maryanoff, Stanford University


     Dr. Richard N. Zare, Stanford University


    "Applications of Olefin Metathesis Catalysts: Fundamental Research to Commercial Products." Dr. Robert H. Grubbs, California Institute of Technology 


     Dr. JoAnne Stubbe, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


     "Chemical Studies of Violence, Sex, and Drugs in the Insect World." Dr. Jerrold Meinwald, Cornell University