Department of Chemistry Seminars

Spring 2018

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

**Refreshments provided by SAACS/Chemistry Club**

Jan. 30, 2018

Graduate Student Welcome Reception

Feb. 6, 2018

"Synthetic biology approaches to new chemistry"

Prof. Michelle Chang

UC Berkeley

Feb. 13, 2018

"Exploring Gas-Phase DNA Nucleobases with UV Action Spectra and Excited State Calculations"

Mr. Andy Dang

University of Washington

Feb. 20, 2018

"Modular Approaches for the Synthesis of Next-Generation Antibiotics"

Prof. Ian Seiple

University of California, San Francisco

 Feb. 27, 2018

"Chemistry of Gasoline"

Dr. Suzanne Golisz

Chevron

THURSDAY

March 1, 2018

"Transport and biosynthesis of a novel copper-chelating natural product"

Prof. Amy Rosenzweig

Northwestern University

March 6, 2018

"Understanding Protease Function through Protein Redesign"

Prof. Teaster Baird

San Francisco State University

March 13, 2018

"Using a Photoaffinity Approach to Identify the Target of an Antipyocyanin Compound in Pseudomonas aeruginosa"

Ms. Rebecca Moore

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

THURSDAY

March 15, 2018

IN ROOM DH 505

 

"Drug Discovery at the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases (IND)"

Prof. Jay Conrad

University of California, San Francisco

March 20, 2018

"Protein Engineering of Toluene-o-Xylene Monooxygenase for Green Chemistry and Bioremediation"

Prof. Gönül Schara

CSU Stanislaus

March 27, 2018

None

Spring Recess/No Classes

April 3, 2018

"Computational Models Exploring the Role of Flexibility in Binding Tat Peptide to TAR RNA"

Mr. Thanh Le

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

April 10, 2018

"Frustration-Induced Periodic Pattern Formation by Minimally Hydrated Molecular Amphiphiles"

Prof. Mahesh Mahanthappa

University of Minnesota- Twin Cities

April 17, 2018

"A Biochemical Study of the Autocatalytic Nature of a Serine Protease (Early Trypsin) from the Aedes Aegypti Female Mosquito"

Ms. Rachael Lucero

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

WEDNESDAY

April 18, 2018

"Methods and Case Studies in Polymer Failure Analysis"

Dr. Yanika Schneider

EAG Laboratories

April 24, 2018

"Comparison and Characterization of Four Type-C Silica Columns with Resveratrol Analogues"

Mr. Josh Topete

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

THURSDAY

May 3, 2018

"Photophysical and Electronic Properties of PbSe Quantum Dot Solids after Ligand Exchange Chemistry"

Mr. Michael LeRoy

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

May 8, 2018

"A REBEL WITH A CAUSE? An in vitro biochemical study of a chymotrypsin-like serine protease from the female Aedes aegypti mosquito"

Ms. Olive Burata

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