Summer 2008

Chemistry Summer Research Institute (CSRI) 2008

All seminars held at 9:00am on Fridays in PHSC 301

June 6

Dr. Randy Miller
"Summer Research Orientation"

June 13

Dr. David Ball
"Total Synthesis of Biologically Active Natural Products"

June 20

Dr. Jinsong Zhang
"Natural Products Synthesis through Diels-Alder Reactions"

Garrett Parker - Student researcher
"Reflections on Research at Chico State and Advanced Light Technologies"

June 27

Dr. Dan Edwards
"Chemoenzymatic Synthesis of Terpenoid Natural Products"

Mr. Brian Pierce - President and CEO of Advanced Light Technologies (ALT)
"Advanced Light Technologies: A Technical Overview"

July 4

No Meeting

July 11

Dr. Erik Wasinger
"Electronic and Geometric Structure Derivation from X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy: Why Bother?"

July 25

Chris Lyons - Student researcher with Dr. Wasinger
"Synthesis and Characterization of Metallothiosalen Complexes"

Tim Dunn - Student researcher with Dr. Wasinger
"L-edge X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy of Organometallic Osmium Complexes: An Investigation of Electronic and Geometric Structure"

Student researchers from ALT - Garrett Parker (BIOL); Brandon Fragoso (BIOL); Kevin Parsons (BIOL); Allen Mull (BIOCHEM); Justin Petrovic (BIOCHEM)
"Characterization of Cancer: From Incubators to Murine Models"

August 1

Nina McCulley - Student researcher with Dr. Ball
"Synthesis of Gallicynoic Acids"

Nick Hernandez - Student researcher with Dr. Ball
"Preparation of Analogs of Indolactam V via Chemoenzymatic Aryl Amination"

August 8

Eric Bowman - Student researcher with Dr. Zhang
"Method develoment of synthesis of 1,4-benzodioxanes"

Nicole Crouse - Student researcher with Dr. Zhang
"Synthesis of enamines, a precursor to neolignans"

Student researchers from ALT - Preston Countryman (PHYS); Pierce Hubbard (MATH); Nishchal Rana (EE;
"Computer Modeling of a Magnetic Hammer"

August 15

Minh Uyen Huynh - Student researcher with Dr. Edwards
"Progress towards the development of an enzymatic indolactam cyclization system"