Spring 2018 – SDSU Chemistry & Biochemistry Department Seminars

date speaker title
Jan 29
4:00 PM
Gold Auditorium
Dr. Stefan Gross

Agios Pharmaceuticals
Cambridge MA
"Smashing Cancer with Enzyme Kinetics: Precision Medicine, IDH Mutations, and Oncometabolites"
Host: Christal Sohl
Jan 29
10:00 AM
Gold Auditorium
Dr. Stefan Gross

Agios Pharmaceuticals
San Diego CA
"Careers in Industry Q&A,"
Host: Christal Sohl
Feb 09
4:00 PM
GMCS-301
Prof. Madeline Rasche
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
CSU Fullerton
Fullerton CA
"Targeting Methanopterin Biosynthesis to Inhibit the Microbial Production of Methane as a Greenhouse Gas"
Host: Prof. Swairjo
Feb 16
4:00 PM
GMCS-301
Hill Harman
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
UC Riverside
Riverside CA
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Host: Jeff Gustafson
Mar 02
4:00 PM
GMCS-301
James Landers
Departments of Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering
University of Virginia
Charlottesville VA
"Harnessing microfluidics for a small, portable, cost-effective system for ultrafast forensic DNA analysis"
Host: Christal Sohl
Mar 23
4:00 PM
GMCS-301
Prof. Keary Engle
Department of Chemistry
The Scripps Research Institute
La Jolla, CA
"Catalytic Methods for Selective Functionalization of CC π-Bonds"
Host: Byron Purse
Apr 06
4:00 PM
GMCS-301
Alexandra Teixeira

Boston Consulting Group
Boston MA
"Beyond Academia: How my PhD taught me to be a consultant"
Host: Christal Sohl
Apr 13
4:00 PM
GMCS-301
Prof. Gourisankar Ghosh
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of California, San Diego
"Discovery of ubiquitous splice signal in humans "
Host: Tom Huxford
Apr 20
4:00 PM
GMCS-301
Orianna Bretschger

Aquam Technology LLC
"Bioelectrochemical systems and electric microbiomes for wastewater treatment"
Host: Jing Gu
Apr 27
4:00 PM
GMCS-301
Prof. Julius Rebek
Department of Chemistry
The Scripps Research Institute
La Jolla, CA
"Recognition and Catalysis in Deep Cavitands"
Host: Byron Purse
May 04
4:00 PM
GMCS-301
Dr. James Shigley, Distinguished Research Fellow and Dr. Mike Breeding, Senior Research Scientist
GIA Gem Laboratory
Gemological Institute of America
Carlsbad, CA
"Identifying Gemstones -- Are they Real?"
Host: Tom Huxford
Jun 01
4:00 PM
GMCS-301
Dr. Paul Richardson

Pfizer
La Jolla, CA 92037
"Applying Chemical Technology To Expedite the Oncology Portfolio"
Host: Jeff Gustafson
Jun 05
4:00 PM
GMCS-301
Prof. Rebeka Gundry
Department of Biochemistry
Medical College of Wisconsin
"Mapping the Cardiomyocyte Surfaceome: New Tools and Technologies for Studying Differentiation and Disease"
Host: Tom Huxford