Fall 2014 – SDSU Chemistry & Biochemistry Department Seminars

date speaker title
Sep 12
4:00 PM
GMCS-301
Prof. Doug Grotjahn
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA
"Two Can Be Far Better than One: Bifunctional Catalysts That Move Protons for Organic Chemistry and Energy"
Host: Gustafson
Sep 19
4:00 PM
GMCS-301
Dr. Oana Luca
Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA
"The Selective Electrochemical Conversion of CO2 to Methane"
Host: Gustafson
Sep 26
4:00 PM
GMCS-301
Lance Elliott
Environmental Health and Safety
SDSU
San Diego CA
"Safety Seminar"
Oct 03
4:00 PM
GMCS-301
Prof. Emmanuel Theodorakis
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, CA
"Natural Products; From Flask to Cell"
Host: Bergdahl
Oct 10
4:00 PM
GMCS-301
Prof. Yitzhak Tor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, CA
"New Isomorphic Fluorescent Nucleosides for Studying RNA-based Processes"
Host: Purse
Oct 17
4:00 PM
GMCS-301
Prof. Tom Cole
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA
"The Latest Aspects of Organoborane Chemistry"
Host: Cooksy
Oct 24
4:00 PM
GMCS-301
Dr. Olga Mukhina
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Denver
Denver, CO
"Photoassisted diversity-oriented synthesis: accessing benzoazocine and hydroquinoline cores"
Host: Purse
Oct 31
4:00 PM
GMCS-301
Dr. Nathan Schley
Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA
"A Radical-chain Mechanism in Nickel-catalyzed Stereoconvergent Negishi Arylation"
Host: Gustafson
Nov 07
4:00 PM
GMCS-301
Prof. Peter Iovine
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of San Diego
San Diego, CA
"Macromolecular and Supramolecular Architectures from Polysaccharide Building Blocks"
Host: Purse
Nov 14
4:00 PM
GMCS-301
Prof. Joann Um
School of Mathematics, Science & Engineering
Southwestern College
Chula Vista, CA
"Quantum Mechanical Investigation of the Effect of Catalyst Fluorination in the Intermolecular Stetter Reaction"
Host: Gustafson
Nov 21
4:00 PM
GMCS-301
Prof. Ken Janda
Chemistry
U.C. Irvine
Irvine CA
"Gas Hydrates: Hydrophobic Water"
Host: Cooksy
Dec 12
4:00 PM
GMCS-301
Dr. Eileen J. Kennedy
Department of Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences, College of Pharmacy
University of Georgia
Athens, GA
"Design of chemically modified peptides to study regulation of protein kinases"
Host: Huxford