Spring 2006 – SDSU Chemistry & Biochemistry Graduate Seminars

date speaker title
Feb 10
2:00 PM
GMCS-305
Swetha Neravetla
Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
"Combined C-H Activation/Cope Rearrangement as a Strategic Reaction in Organic Synthesis: Total Synthesis of (-)-Colombiasin A and (-)-Elisapterosin B"
synthetic
Feb 17
2:00 PM
GMCS-305
Changchun Jiang
Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
"Chemical Studies Toward the Total Synthesis of Micromide/Novel Aqueous Wittig Methodology"
synthetic
Feb 24
2:00 PM
GMCS-305
Francisco Trujillo
Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
"Alkylation of Monosubstituted p-Benzoquinones Using Symmetrical Trialkylboranes: A Regioselective Study"
synthetic
Mar 03
2:00 PM
GMCS-305
Francisco Trujillo
Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
"Synthesis and Biological Activity of Analogues of the Antidiabetic/Antiobesity Agent 3-Guanidinopropionic Acid: Discovery of a Novel Aminoguanidinoacetic Acid Antidiabetic Agent"
synthetic
Mar 10
2:00 PM
GMCS-305
Katerina Otrubova
Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
"A Systematic Approach to the Optimization of Substrate-Based Inhibitors of the Hepatitis C Virus NS3 Protease: Discovery of Potent and Specific Tripeptide Inhibitors"
synthetic
Mar 17
2:00 PM
GMCS-305
Abhi Sharma
Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
"Total Synthesis of Eteinascidin 743"
synthetic
Mar 24
2:00 PM
GMCS-305
Isabelle Nevchas
Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
"The Total Synthesis and Elucidation of Azaspiracid-1"
synthetic
Mar 29
10:00 AM
LS-134
Yonghee Lee
Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
"Enzymatic properties of the chicken ecto-ATP-diphosphohydrolase are determined by its transmembranous domains"
M.S. Thesis Defense
Mar 31
2:00 PM
GMCS-305
Gulin Erdogan
Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
"Exploiting the Pd- and Ru- Catalyzed Cycloisomerizations: Enantioselective Total synthesis of (+)-Allocyathin B2"
synthetic
Apr 07
2:00 PM
GMCS-305
Steve Johannsen
Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
"Metabolism-Directed Optimization and Development of a 3-Aminopyrazinone Acetamide Thrombin Inhibitor"
synthetic
Apr 14
2:00 PM
GMCS-305
Arthur Hauenstein
Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
"Total Synthesis of Amathamide Alkoids, Amathamide A and B and (-)-Amathaspiramide F, Derived from the Bryozoan Amathia Wilsoni"
synthetic
Apr 21
2:00 PM
GMCS-305
Wen Zhao
Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
"Chemical Studies Toward the Total Synthesis of Streptogramin Group A Antibiotics: An Efficient Synthetic Pathway to Virginiamycin M1"
synthetic
Apr 28
2:00 PM
GMCS-305
Casey Larsen
Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
"A Synthetic Approach to a Tridentate Ligand and the Scope and Limitations of A Novel Bifunctional Catalyst for Alkene Isomerization"
synthetic
May 05
2:00 PM
GMCS-305
Ahmet Kekec
Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
"HIV Integrase Inhibitors Based on Derivatives from Quinolone Antibiotics and Novel Bifunctional Quinolonyl Diketo Acids"
synthetic
May 12
2:00 PM
GMCS-305
Alex Chang
Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
"Water Soluble Ligands and Metal Complexes for Aqueous Hydrolysis"
synthetic
Jun 27
11:00 AM
CSL-508
Reem Javed
Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
"Mutagenesis of Conserved Lysine and Arginine Residues in the Human Ecto-ATPase (NTPDase 2)"
M.S. thesis defense