Fall 2009 – SDSU Chemistry & Biochemistry Graduate Seminars

date speaker title
Sep 16
2:00 PM
GMCS-217
Isabelle Nevchas
Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
"Chemical Methodologies toward the Total Syntheses of the Virginiamycin M1 and Micromide Natural Products"
MS thesis defense
Sep 25
12:00 PM
GMCS-305
James Caldwell
Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
n/a
biochem
Sep 25
1:00 PM
GMCS-305
Mario Navarro
Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
n/a
biochem
Sep 25
3:00 PM
GMCS-305
Brian Abeykoon
Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
"Fabrication and Characterization of Visible-Light-Driven Plasmonic Photocatalyst Ag/AgCl/TiO2 Nanotube Arrays"
physical
Oct 02
12:00 PM
GMCS-305
Markus Ruetsche
Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
n/a
biochem
Oct 02
1:00 PM
GMCS-305
Arthur Hauenstein
Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
n/a
biochem
Oct 02
3:00 PM
GMCS-305
Melissa Marquez
Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
"Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy: A Method to Identify Pigments in Different Media"
physical
Oct 09
3:00 PM
GMCS-305
Mallory Hinks
Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
"Maneuvering the Surface Plasmon Resonance of Silver Nanostructures through Shape-Controlled Synthesis"
physical
Oct 09
3:00 PM
GMCS-305
Maiko Nagura
Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
"Electrokinetic Detection and Characterization of Intact Mictoorganism"
physical
Oct 13
2:00 PM
GMCS-217
Donna Sirenski
Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
"Dual-Channel Nonlinear Laser Wave-Mixing Detection for Cellular Proteins"
MS thesis defense
Oct 16
12:00 PM
GMCS-305
Benjamin Saylor
Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
"Cloning of the Thermostable Cellulase Gene from Newly Isolated Bacillus subtilis and its Expression in Escherichia coli"
biochem
Oct 23
12:00 PM
GMCS-305
Colin Lipper
Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
"A Chimeric Fusion Protein Engineered with Disparate Functionalities-Enzymatic Activity and Self-assembly"
biochem
Oct 23
1:00 PM
GMCS-306
Robert Sellers
Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
"Synthesis of peptide and peptidomimetic macrocycles as antitumor agents"
synthetic
Oct 30
1:00 PM
GMCS-306
Vikki Johnson
Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
"Synthesis and scale up of potent Sansalvamide A derivatives: preparing them for mice models"
synthetic
Oct 30
3:00 PM
GMCS-305
Juan Gonzales
Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
"SPASER-Based Nanolaser"
physical
Nov 06
12:00 PM
GMCS-305
Mark Villaluz
Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
"Tumor necrosis factor-a-induced neutral sphingomyelinase-2 modulates synaptic plasticity by controlling the membrane insertion of NMDA receptors"
biochem
Nov 20
12:00 PM
GMCS-305
Jin Joo Kang
Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
"Mechanism of TBP recruitment to the TATA-less U1 promoter"
biochem
Nov 20
1:00 PM
GMCS-306
Vikki Johnson
Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
"Geldanamycin: Preparation of Chemical Analogs and Subsequent Biological Evaluation"
synthetic
Dec 04
1:00 PM
GMCS-306
Maiko Nagura
Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
"Galanthamine Synthesis"
synthetic
Dec 04
3:00 PM
GMCS-305
Glen Marquez
Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
"PET/MRI Dual-Modality Tumor Imaging Using RGD-Conjugated Radiolabeled Iron Oxide Nanoparticles"
physical
Dec 04
12:00 PM
GMCS-305
Yoon Soon Kang
Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
"TBP domain symmetry in basal and activated archaeal transcription"
biochem
Dec 10
1:00 PM
CSL-508
Suchitra Ravula
Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
"Design and Synthesis of Sansalvamide A and FR235222 derivatives - Anti-Cancer Agents"
M.S. thesis defense
Dec 11
1:00 PM
GMCS-306
Robert Sellers
Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
"Total Synthesis of Hirsutene"
synthetic
Dec 11
3:00 PM
GMCS-305
Koyuki Takenaka
Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
"Method Development for Analysis of Testosterone/Epitestosterone in Human Samples Using Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry"
physical
Dec 16
10:00 AM
CSL-508
Swetha Neravetla
Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
"Synthesis and Reactivity of Metal Complexes with Hindered Pyrazole / Imidazole Ligands"
M.S. thesis defense