Spring 2019 – 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
"TBD"
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
"TBD"
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
"TBD"
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
TBA
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
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Host: John Love
May 03
4:00 PM
GMCS-301
Prof. Tayloria Adams
Chemistry and Biomolecular Engineering
University of California, Irvine
TBA
Host: Chris Harrison
May 10
4:00 PM
GMCS-301
Dean Jeff Roberts
Chemistry and Biochemistry
San Diego State University
"Surface Modification of Aerosol Nanoparticles for Materials Applications"
Host: Bill Tong
May 24
4:00 PM
GMCS-301
Prof. Andrew Bocarsly
Department of Chemistry
Princeton University
Princeton
TBA
Host: Jing Gu & Yong Yan