University at Buffalo

Sep 23 - Sep 24, 2013

"This was my first interactive session with ACS and it was great."

Anupam Biswas
National Chemical Laboratory, India

Buffalo, NY

Sep 23 - Sep 24, 2013


University at Buffalo

Silverman Library 2nd Floor

201 Capen Hall, North Campus

Buffalo, NY

ACS on Campus is headed to University at Buffalo to offer a behind the scenes peek of the publishing process, SciFinder®, preparing a resume and more!

Read full module descriptions here.

Program Notes:

  • You do not have to register for all of the sessions in order to attend. You are invited to come for as many of the sessions as your schedule allows.
  • Complimentary food will be provided for all registered participants.
  • ACS on Campus is a great opportunity to network, build skills and learn tips and strategies to help you advance in your career.

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Prof. Michael R. Detty

Chair of the Department of Chemistry
University at Buffalo

Prof. Michael R. Detty received his B. Sc. degree from Bowling Green State University and his Ph. D. from The Ohio State University.  He worked for 17 years in the Research Laboratories of the Eastman Kodak Co., but moved on to academia in 1995, where he has spent the last 18 years at the University at Buffalo. He currently is Professor of Chemistry and is serving as Chair of the Department of Chemistry.

Dr. Thomas C. Clancy

Program Manager
ACS Office of Research Grants

Dr. Thomas Clancy is a Program Manager for the ACS Office of Research Grants for proposals involving Polymer Science, Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Engineering.  He joined the ACS after working as a Materials Research Scientist at the National Institute of Aerospace.  Dr. Clancy has a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Texas.

John Kratunis

Senior Applications Specialist, CAS

After starting as a bench chemist in the pharmaceutical industry, John has spent over twenty years in sales and technical support in the information services industry, including nine years at CAS. His current responsibilities include providing customer support for STN and SciFinder.

John received a Bachelors degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Pennsylvania, a Masters in Chemistry from the University of Rochester, and an MBA in Marketing from Rutgers University. He is a thirty-year member of the ACS.

Patrick Gordon, PhD

Career Consultant and Workshop Presenter, ACS

Dr. Patrick Gordon has completed both academic and industrial post-doctoral fellowships.  He worked for 13 years in industry but moved on to academia, where he has spent the last 8 years. He is a lecturer at Framingham State University and Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Services. Dr. Gordon is also the former Chair for the Northeast Section of the ACS.

Susan Cardinal

Chemistry Librarian, University of Rochester

Sue Cardinal obtained her B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa.  For seven years she worked as an environmental analytical chemist at a start-up company, Galson Remediation Corporation then Galson Laboratories in Syracuse, NY.  She obtained her MLS from Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies in Syracuse, New York while working as a Circulation Supervisor at the Barclay Law Library at Syracuse University.  At the University of Rochester, she teaches 15 -20 course integrated chemical information sessions a year.  Sue has been a member of ACS for many years and has been active in the CINF Division as Secretary for the Division (2002-2003) and CoChair of the Education Committee (2005 to 2007).

Ranjini Prithviraj, Ph.D.

Managing Editor, ACS Synthetic Biology, American Chemical Society

Dr. Ranjini Prithviraj received a B.Tech (Honors) degree in Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur, India and a Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. She then did research as a post-doctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health, working on the genetics of Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Prithviraj joined the American Chemical Society in February 2012 and is currently the Managing Editor of ACS Synthetic Biology. She can be reached at

Vivian Cody, PhD.

Principal Investigator, Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute
Professor, Structural Biology Department, University at Buffalo

Dr. Cody received her B.S. degree in Chemistry from the University of Michigan and her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Cincinnati. She started at Hauptman-Woodward on an NIH Endocrinology Training Fellowship studying the crystal structures of thyroid and steroid hormones. She stayed on as an independent scientist and expanded her structural work to proteins and used cutting edge computer graphics tools applied to structure-based drug design. She has served on a number of editorial boards including Molecular Graphics, Biochemistry and Endocrinology. The current focus of her research group is structure-based drug design of pathogenic enzyme inhibitors.

Ronald Spohn, PhD.

Development Specialist II , Praxair, Inc.

Dr. Ron Sophn recieved a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Northeastern University in 1978. Dr. Spohn went on to earn a PhD in Organic Chemistry from Colorato State University in 1983 and a post doc from Indiana University in 1985. Dr. Spohn worked closely with Occidental Chemicial, R&D from 1985-2001. Dr. Spohn has worked with PraxAir since 2001 and currently works with specialty gases, Electronics R&D, Adsporption R&D and Electronics R&D. Among Dr. Spohn's many accomplishments, he holds 30 patents and publications, and is a proud father of two children.

Marcia Galloway

Quality Assurance (QA) Director and Chief Chemist, Ecology and Environment, Inc.

Ms. Galloway received her B.A. degree in Chemistry from Bowdoin College and her M.S. in Analytical Chemistry from the Indiana University. Ms. Galloway has 27 years’ professional experience in the environmental field and is currently the Quality Assurance (QA) Director and Chief Chemist at Ecology and Environment, Inc. She provides broad oversight for hazardous and mixed waste investigation/remediation, emergency response, and multidisciplinary environmental programs, including major contracts with EPA, DOE, the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the United States Air Force (USAF), state agencies, and the private sector. She leads the development of QA policies and procedures and oversees E & E’s subcontract laboratory and data management program.

H. Austin Booth

Vice Provost for University Libraries - University at Buffalo

Austin Booth is the Vice Provost for University Libraries at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Her research focuses on digital culture, and on higher education and information technology. She earned a master's degree in library and information science from the University of California-Berkeley and holds a master's degree in English language and literature and a graduate certificate in women's studies from the University of Michigan, where she was named University Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor and held a Mellon Fellowship. She received bachelor's degrees in English and economics from Cornell University.


Monday September 23, 2013

6:00-8:00 Science Cafe Networking Event

** Kickoff networking event to be held at Brennan's Bowery Bar & Restaurant  - 4401 Transit Rd

Tuesday September 24, 2013


University at Buffalo

Silverman Library 2nd Floor

201 Capen Hall, North Campus

8:30-9:00   Sign in and onsite registration

9:00-9:30   Opening Remarks

11:00-11:15   Networking Break



ACS Synthetic Biology (ACS Publications)