SDSU Chemistry & Biochemistry Department Seminars

date speaker title
Jan 25
4:00 PM
GMCS-301
Prof. Dave Martin
Department of Chemistry
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA
New Strategies for Photocatalytic Bond Activation
Host: Jeff Gustafson
Feb 07
4:00 PM
ENG-201
Prof. Nathan Luedtke
Department of Chemistry
University of Zurich
Switzerland
Expanding the chemical and photophysical functionality of cellular DNA
Host: Byron Purse
Feb 08
4:00 PM
GMCS-301
Dr. Adam Weingarten

Nature Communication Editor
Publishing in Nature Research Journals
Host: Jing Gu
Feb 15
4:00 PM
GMCS-301
Prof. Patricia Jennings
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of California, San Diego
San Diego CA
Understanding Entanglement in Knotted and Pierced Lasso Proteins
Host: John Love
Feb 22
4:00 PM
GMCS-301
Dr. Ana Kusnetzow
Director of Biology
Crinetics Pharmaceuticals
San Diego CA
Small molecule drugs acting at a GPCR for the treatment of acromegaly
Host: Christal Sohl
Mar 01
4:00 PM
GMCS-301
Prof. Huolin Xin
Professor of Physics & Astronomy
UC Irvine
Californina
Artificially intelligent TEM and statistically 3D chemical imaging--their development and application in the study of battery and fuel cell materials
Host: Yong Yan
Mar 08
4:00 PM
GMCS-301
Prof. Nathan Lanning
Department of Biological Sciences
CSU Los Angeles
Los Angeles CA
Surveying the mitochondrial bioenergetic landscape for new therapeutic targets
Host: Christal Sohl
Mar 15
4:00 PM
GMCS-301
Prof. John Chaput
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA
Evolving Enzymes to Synthesize and Modify Artificial Genetic Polymers (XNAs)
Host: Byron Purse
Mar 15
12:00 PM
6745 Alvarado Rd
Prof. Regis Komperda
Department of Cheistry and Biochemistry
San Diego State University
San Diego
Unpacking Active Learning: Modeling how constructivist learning environment factors influence student outcomes in undergraduate chemistry courses
CRMSE seminar
Mar 22
4:00 PM
GMCS-301
Prof. Feng Lin
Chemistry
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA
Ion Reactions to Modulate Solid-State Electrochemistry for Batteries and Catalysis
Host: Yong Yan
Mar 29
4:00 PM
GMCS-301
Dr. Sara Rahimnejad
California Nanosystems Institute
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles CA
Visible WO3 Photocatalyst with Tunable Bandgap for Energy Conversion
Host: Andy Cooksy
Apr 12
4:00 PM
GMCS-301
Prof. Wei Li
Department of Chemistry
University of Toledo
Toledo OH
Halonium Catalysis for the Synthesis of Heterocycles
Host: Jeff Gustafson and Yong Yan
Apr 19
4:00 PM
GMCS-301
Prof. Xiang-Lei Yang
Department of Molecular Medicine
The Scripps Research Institute
La Jolla CA
Novel function of seryl-tRNA synthetase in vascular development, hypoxia response, and cancer
Host: Manal Swairjo
Apr 26
4:00 PM
GMCS-301
Prof. Karilyn E. Sant
Division of Environmental Health
San Diego State University
San Diego CA
The Developmental Origins of Diabetes: Finding the ‘links’ between perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) & chronic metabolic disease
Host: John Love
May 03
4:00 PM
GMCS-301
Prof. Tayloria Adams
Chemistry and Biomolecular Engineering
University of California, Irvine
Developing a Viable Biomarker for Cells
Host: Chris Harrison
May 10
4:00 PM
GMCS-301
Dean Jeff Roberts (Rescheduled)
Chemistry and Biochemistry
San Diego State University
Surface Modification of Aerosol Nanoparticles for Materials Applications
Host: Bill Tong
May 20
6:00 PM
GMCS-333
Prof. David Walba
Chemistry
University of Colorado, Boulder
Spontaneous Achiral Symmetry Breaking in Organic Fluids
Host: Bill Tong
May 24
4:00 PM
GMCS-301
Prof. Andrew Bocarsly
Department of Chemistry
Princeton University
Princeton
Discovering New Heterogeneous Electrocatylsts for the Reduction of CO2 to Value Added Organics
Host: Jing Gu & Yong Yan
Aug 14
4:00 PM
GMCS-301
Prof. Kenji Katayama

Chuo University
Japan
TBA
Host: Yong Yan
Aug 23
4:00 PM
GMCS-301
Lance Elliott
EH&S
SDSU
Annual EH&S Chemistry Safety Seminar
Host: Bill Tong
Aug 30
4:00 PM
GMCS-301
Prof. David Patrick
Department of Chemistry
Western Washington University
TBA
Host: Jing Gu
Oct 04
4:00 PM
GMCS-301
Dr. Gregor Blaha
Department of Biochemistry
UC Riverside
Riverside CA
TBA
Host: Christal Sohl
Oct 18
4:00 PM
GMCS-301
Prof. Anna Edlund

J. Craig Venter Institute
La Jolla, CA
Deciphering the Chemistry of the Human Microbiome and its Role in Health
Host: Bill Tong
Nov 15
4:00 PM
GMCS-301
Prof. Valerie deCrecy-Lagard
Department of Microbiology
University of Florida
Gainesville FL
TBA
Host: Manal Swairjo
Nov 22
4:00 PM
GMCS-301
Biochem

TBA
TBA
Dec 06
4:00 PM
GMCS-301
Biochem

TBA
TBA
Dec 13
4:00 PM
GMCS-301
Biochem

TBA
TBA
Dec 20
4:00 PM
GMCS-301
Biochem

TBA
TBA
May 01
4:00 PM
GMCS-301
Jason Zbeig

Amgen Inc.
TBA
Host: Jeff Gustafson