Spring 2009 – SDSU Chemistry & Biochemistry Graduate Seminars

date speaker title
Feb 06
3:00 PM
GMCS-305
Sukhjinder Singh
Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
"Self-Organized, Highly Luminescent CdSe Nanorod-DNA Complexes"
physical
Feb 13
1:00 PM
GMCS-305
Youly Ly
Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
n/a
biochem
Feb 13
3:00 PM
GMCS-305
Steve Cook
Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
"Visualization of Lost Paintings Using Synchrotron Radiation Based X-ray Fluorescence Elemental Mapping"
physical
Feb 20
1:00 PM
GMCS-305
Norman Zhu
Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
n/a
biochem
Feb 20
2:00 PM
GMCS-305
Kris Bunce
Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
"New Chemical Methods to Make Fuels from Biomass"
synthetic
Feb 20
3:00 PM
GMCS-305
Madhura Rane
Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
"Comparison of the Practical Resolving Power of One- and Two-Dimensional High-Performance Liquid Chromatography Analysis of Metabolomic Samples"
physical
Feb 27
2:00 PM
GMCS-305
Derek Brown
Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
"Synthesis of Bifunctional Pincer-Type Ligands Containing N-Heterocyclic Carbenes"
synthetic
Feb 27
3:00 PM
GMCS-305
Tiffany Neary
Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
"The Natively Unfolded Character of Tau and Its Aggregation to Alzheimer-like Paired Helical Filaments"
physical
Mar 06
12:00 PM
GMCS-305
Mark Villaluz
Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
"Removal of phospho-head groups of membrane lipids immobilizes voltage sensors of potassium ion channels"
biochem
Mar 06
1:00 PM
GMCS-305
Stewart Polk
Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
"Thichostatin A causes p53 to switch oxidative-damaged colorectal cancer cells from cell cycle arrest into apoptosis"
biochem
Mar 06
2:00 PM
GMCS-305
David Schmitt
Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
"The Total Synthesis of Platencin An Evaluation of Two Reaction Pathways"
synthetic
Mar 13
12:00 PM
GMCS-305
James Caldwell
Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
"The mechanism of pentabromopseudilin inhibition of myosin motor activity"
biochem
Mar 13
1:00 PM
GMCS-305
Kris Bunce
Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
"Identification of Mg2-dependent Neutral Sphingomyelinase 1 as a Mediator of Heat Stress-induced Ceramide Generation and Apoptosis"
biochem
Mar 13
2:00 PM
GMCS-305
William McGowan
Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
"Porous Metal-Organic Materials for Hydrogen Storage and Catalysis"
synthetic
Mar 20
2:00 PM
GMCS-305
Caline Abadjian
Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
"Synthesis of Bifunctional DOTA and DOTMA Analogs for Gadolinium-based MRI Contrast Agents"
synthetic
Mar 20
3:00 PM
GMCS-305
Kristofer Bunce
Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
"Magnetic Permanently Confined Micelle Arrays for Treating Hydrophobic Organic Compound Contamination"
physical
Mar 27
2:00 PM
GMCS-305
Hai Tran
Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
"Novel metal complexes of bifunctional Imidazolyl-substituted N-heterocyclic carbenes"
synthetic
Apr 10
2:00 PM
GMCS-305
Jessica Lamonte
Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
"Exploratory Research into Atypical N-Heterocyclic Carbenes: Synthesis, Structure, and Function"
synthetic
Apr 10
3:00 PM
GMCS-305
Koyuki Takenaka
Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
"High-Performance Polymer-Based Monolithic Capillary Column"
physical
Apr 17
2:00 PM
GMCS-305
Stewart Polk
Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
"Two Alkyl Group Transfer in the Reductive Alkylation of Quinone and 1,4-Additions Using Mixed Organoboranes"
synthetic
Apr 17
3:00 PM
GMCS-305
Robinaire Ruiz
Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
"Sensitive Multi-Photon Nonlinear Laser Spectroscopy for Condensed-Phase Analytes"
physical
Apr 21
3:00 PM
CSL-508A
Melinda Davis
Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
"Design and synthesis of Sansalvamide A and Di-Sansalvamide A derivatives"
MS thesis defense
May 01
3:00 PM
GMCS-305
Steve Cook
Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
"Synthesis and Chemical and Optical Properties of Magic-Size CdSe Nanocrystals"
physical
May 08
3:00 PM
GMCS-305
Madhura Rane
Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
"Tyramide Signal Amplification-Fluorescent In-Situ Hybridization of Gamma Proteobacteria"
physical