|Alumni of the Month||Reunions||Pat's Annual Holiday Letter Archives|
|2014 Reunion in France|
Reunion in Tokyo. In November, there was a Stony Brook reunion at the Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa, Koji Kato. Masaki Fujiwara and his family, Tadashi Inoue, Koich Araki, Kentaro Shinoda & his family, and Prof. Tadakazu Maeda and his wife attended the event. Photos are available in the Photo Gallery.
Reunion in San Francisco. At the ACS National Meeting in San Francisco in August, there were two reunion dinners. For the first reunion dinner, Songnian Lin and his family, Grace Chuang, Zihao Hua, Christine Susanto, and current graduate students, Tao Wang, Krupa Haranahalli and Simon Tong attended the event. Then, there was another reunion dinner with Masa Eguchi and Elke Schoffers. Photos are available in the Photo Gallery.
SB-French Connection Reunion in Paris. In July Prof. Ojima visited France for an international conference and lectures in Bordeaux and Paris. There was a delightful reunion dinner at the restaurant in the Garnier Opera House in Paris. Thierry & Agnes Brigaud, Francette Delaloge, Bibia Bennacer Heideman, Olivier Marec, Louis & Helene Fensterbank (Ph.D. Sieburth & Bell) attended the event. Photos are available in the Photo Gallery.
Reunion in Shanghai. In November, Prof. Ojima gave a lecture at the Sundia Meditech in Shanghai, wherein Joseph Zhu is a Vice President and Kate Wen is an Executive Director, as a part of his conference/lecture tour in China. Photos are available in the Photo Gallery.
Reunion in Tokyo. In November, there was a Stony Brook reunion at the Shinagawa Prince Hotel organized by Koji Kato. Attendees included Kazuaki Nakahashi, Masaki Fujiwara and his family, Tadashi & Orie Inoue, Atsushi Kinoshita, and Prof. Tadakazu Maeda (postdoc, Ben Chu) and his wife. Photos are available in the Photo Gallery.
Reunion in Indianapolis. At the ACS National Meeting in Indianapolis in August, there was a small but nice reunion dinner. Masa Eguchi, Elke Schoffers and Bruno Chapsal attended the dinner. Photos are available in the Photo Gallery.
Reunion in New Orleans. At the ACS National Meeting in New Orleans in March, there was a reunion luncheon at the New Orleans Marriott Hotel, celebrating Prof. Ojima’s ACS Award. Thierry Brigaud, Qing Dong, Antonella Pepe, Ce Shi, Prof. Mikiko Sodeoka (RIKEN) as well as current graduate students, Joshua Seitz, Divya Awasthi, Bora Park and Jacob Vineberg attended the event. Photos are available in the Photo Gallery.
Reunion in Shanghai. In November, Prof. Ojima visited China to deliver Keynote Lecture at the International Drug Discovery Science and Technology Conference as well as an Invited Lecture at the Symposium of Drug Delivery Systems in Nanjing, as well as business meetings in Beijing. During his visit, there was a nice reunion dinner in Shanghai, organized by Joseph Zhu. Kate Wen and Chien-An Chen (Ph.D. 1997, Sieburth Lab) joined the dinner. Photos are available in the Photo Gallery.
Reunion in Tokyo. During Prof. Ojima’s annual visit to Japan in October-November, there was a nice Stony Brook reunion at the Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa. Attendees included Kazuaki Nakahashi, Koji Kato, Takeo Komata, Masaki Fujiwara, Tadashi & Orie Inoue, Atsushi Kinoshita, Nobuhiro Mizutani, Fujiwara family, and other Stony Brook alumni. Photos are available in the Photo Gallery.
Reunion in Seuol. Prof. Ojima visited Seoul, Korea to deliver the 2012 Ohdang Lecture at the International Convention of the Pharmaceutical Society in October. During his visit, there was a Reunion at a magnificent restaurant with traditional Korean cuisine. Young-Hoon Park, Youngim Oh and Su Hui. Photos are available in the Photo Gallery.
Pat's 15th Anniversary Celebration for her Outstanding Service. In September, Prof. Ojima organized a memorable reunion event to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Pat’s service in the Ojima Research Laboratory since August 1997. The event was held at the Chapel of the Charles B. Wang Center and many Alumni and their family as well as current laboratory members attended to thank Pat for her role as “Big Mom” and celebrate her achievements. It was a very heart-warming and memorable gathering. Photos are available in the Photo Gallery.
Reunion in Philadelphia. At the August ACS Meeting in Philadelphia, where most of the current lab members were presenting, there was another excellent reunion, this time organized by Stephan Brandstadter, and attended by Stephan’s wife, Stephanie Sen, and by Hojae Choi, Elke Schoffers, and Songnian Lin, as well as Dr. Honda and 11 current students and postdocs. Photos are available in the Photo Gallery.
Reunion in Barcelona. In late May to early June, Prof. Ojima visited Spain to give an invited lecture at 3rd International Symposium on Organofluorine Compounds in Biomedical, Materials and Agricultural Sciences, Valencia, Spain, as well as three major universities and institutes in Barcelona, San Sebastian and Madrid. During his trip, there was a memorable reunion with Nuria Clos (Ph.D. in 1989) and her husband Jordi in Barcelona. Photos are available in the Photo Gallery.
Reunion in San Diego. At the ACS Meeting in San Diego in March, a delightful reunion dinner was organized by Leila Abrous, and attended by “old timers” Scott Kuduk, Chung-Ying Tsai, Subrata Chakravarty, Pierre-Yves Bounaud, Xianrui (Ray) Zhao, Prof. Vadim Soloshonok (Visiting Professor), Jose Aceña (Soloshonok’s Research Associate) and current students, Divya Awasthi and Bora Park . Photos are available in the Photo Gallery.
Reunion in Taiwan. In August 2011, Professor Ojima visited Taiwan as a National Research Council Lecturer, giving lectures at the National Chiao-Tung University, National Health Research Institutes, National Chung Cheng University and National Taiwan University. He reunited with Professor Chung-Ming (Daniel) Sun (1994 Ph,D), Dr. Hsing-Pang Hsieh (1991 Ph.D. Prof. Burrows), and Professor Haugh-Jyun (Candy) Chen (1988 Ph.D), as well as other Chemistry Department Alumni in Taiwan in Hsin-Chu. Photos of the reunions are available in the Photo Gallery.
Reunion in Beijing. In August 2011, Professor Ojima visited Beijing to give keynote lectures at the 2011 World Congress of Catalytic Asymmetric Synthesis and the International Conference on Medichem 2011. He also visited the Pharmaron to give a lecture. He reunited with Dr. Liang Sun (2008 Ph.D). Photos are available in the Photo Gallery.
Reunion in Geneva. In late August 2011, Professor Ojima visited Geneva en route to the 2011 CUSO Summer School on Organic Chemistry in Villars, Switzerland. He reunited Dr. Cecilia (Fumero) Oderda (2000, Ph.D), her husband, Gianluca Oderda (1999, Ph.D. Physics) and their 3 children in Geneva as well as at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne. Photos are available in the Photo Gallery.
Reunion in Paris. In early September, Professor Ojima visited Paris as a part of his visit to Sanofi-Aventis in Toulouse for collaborative research. A "Stony Brook French Connection Reunion" was held at the "Villa Spicy" in Paris, where he reunited with Professor Thierry Brigaud (1990-1991, postdoc), Martine Zucco (1991-1992, postdoc), Olivier Duclos (1993-1994, postdoc), David Machnik (1994, M.S), Raphael Geney (2005, Ph.D) and Professor Louis Fensterbank (1993, Ph.D. Prof. Sieburth). Photos are available in the Photo Gallery.