Department of Chemistry Seminars

Spring 2017

All seminars are in Duncan Hall 250 on Tuesdays at 4:30 PM unless otherwise noted.

Jan. 31st, 2017

Introduction to Chem 285 

 Feb. 7th, 2017

“Intro to Massively Parallel DNA Sequencing Technology, Chemistry and Applications in Forensic Investigations

Prof. Steven Lee

San Jose State University

 Feb. 14th, 2017

How Student Research Can Lead to Commercial Products

Prof. Joesph Pesek

San Jose State University

(note: this is the acceptance presentation that Prof. Pesek gave recently for the 2017 CSUPERB Faculty Research Award)

Feb. 21st, 2017

 TBA

Feb. 28th, 2017

Moving Hydrides with Iron and Electrons through Metal Oxides: Biomimetric and Solar Fules Approach for Hydrogen

Prof. Michael Rose

University of Texas at Austin

March 2nd, 2017 Droplets, Particles and Photons: Towards Ultra-High Throughput Chemical and Biological Experimentation

Prof. Andrew deMello

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

(Note: Thursday seminar, DH-505)

March 9th, 2017

Exploring the unsual and intricate details of an allosteric dodecameric spermidine acetyltransferase (SpeG)

Prof. Misty Kuhn

San Francisco State University

(Note: Thursday seminar, DH-505)

March 14th, 2017

Recombinant Expression and Potential Autocatalysis of Aedes Aegypti Trypsin-like Serine Proteases (AaSPII and AaSPIV)

Ms. Diane Eilerts

San Jose State University
M.S. Final Seminar
Research Advisor: Prof. Rascón, Jr.

March 21st, 2017

Inhibition of virulence by targeting LuxI-type synthases and volatile free fatty acid profiling of Streptomyces

Mr. Anthony Balistreri

San Jose State University
M.S. Final Seminar
Research Advisor: Prof. Miller Conrad

March 28th, 2017

None

Spring Recess/No Classes

April 4th, 2017

“Biochemical and enzymatic studies of the midgut serine protease AaSPVII from the Aedes aegypti mosquito”

Mr. James Nguyen

San Jose State University
M.S. Final Seminar
Research Advisor: Prof. Rascón, Jr.

April 11th, 2017

“The Library Synthesis of Hybrid Inositol Glycans”

Mr. Scott Chan

San Jose State University
M.S. Final Seminar
Research Advisor: Prof. d'Alarcao

April 18th, 2017

“Learning chemistry from Lance Armstrong to Dennis Rodman”

Prof. Ingo Eiiks

University of Bremen, Germany

April 25th, 2017

“Title TBD” 

Prof. Aaron Romanowsky

San Jose State University

(note: will discuss his current research in astrophysics)

May 2nd, 2017

“A Chemist's Journey through Energy Harvesting” 

Dr. Paul Furuta

Capacitor Sciences, San Jose, CA

(note: SJSU Chemistry alumnus)

May 9th, 2017

“synthesis of palmitoyl myoinositol and hexadecyl myoinositol”

Ms. Deepthi Anumala

San Jose State University
M.S. Final Seminar
Research Advisor: Prof. d'Alarcao

May 16th, 2017

“Tandem C-H Functionalization Via Light-Driven Biocatalysis and Photocatalysis”

Mr. Victor Sosa Alfaro

San Jose State University
M.S. Final Seminar
Research Advisor: Prof. Cheruzel