Summer 2011

Chemistry Summer Research Institute (CSRI) 2011

All seminars held on Friday at 9:00am in the room indicated

Date Speaker Title
Mon, June 6
PHSC 301
Dr. Randy Miller "Summer Research Orientation" and "Computational Chemistry using WebMO/Gaussian"
Students please bring laptops
June 10
No Seminar
June 17
PHSC 301
Dr. Dave Ball "Preparation of chiral propargyl alcohols: the chiral pool or chiral auxiliaries"
Dr. Ben Taft (Chico State 2004; now a post-doc at Stanford) "Designer Surfactants for Transition Metal Catalyzed Cross-Couplings at Room Temperature in Water" 
June 24
PHSC 301
Dr. Dan Edwards "Tweaking the Scaffold: Tailoring Enzymes in Cyanobacterial Natural Product Biosynthesis"
Dr. Lisa Ott “Current Sources for and Preparations of Biodiesel Fuel”
July 1
PHSC 301
Dr. Erik Wasinger "Radical Delocalization as Probed by Sulfur K-edge X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy"
July 8
PHSC 301
Dr. Jinsong Zhang "Application of the Diels-Alder reaction in natural product synthesis"
July 15
PHSC 301

Dr. Dan Clark

"Curriculum Development and Refinement in the Biochemistry Lab"
Mr. Wade Killingsworth "The Lack of and need for Chemistry at Science Museums and Centers and a Proposed Solution"
July 22
PHSC 109
Kyle Almlie (Ott) “Preparation and Analysis of Biodiesel Fuel from Agricultural Products” 
Adam Taylor (Ott/Nishio) “Preparation of Biodiesel Fuel using a Two-Step, Supercritical Method” 
July 29
PHSC 109
Ally Erlendson (Edwards) "Natural product prospecting from Streptomyces species"
Andy Chang (Zhang) "Synthesis of 1,4-benzodioxane via a hetero-Diels-Alder reaction"
August 5
PHSC 109
Rebecca Mulligan  (Chico State 2005; now a Ph.D. student in Env. Tox. at UC Davis) “Determination of physicochemical properties of clothianidin in California rice field conditions”
Ryan Fedrizzi (Ball) “Synthesis of the degradation products of the insecticide clothianidin”
August 12
PHSC 109
Michael Shaffer (Wasinger) "Toward the synthesis of tetrabutylated thiosalens"
Devin McBain (Wasinger) "Electrochemical and biochemical explorations of thiosalens"
Kyle May (Clark) "Refinement of the biochemistry lab experimental procedures and development of an assay for coenzyme M"
Daniel Lane (Killingsworth) "24/7 Monitoring of Chemistry Reactions via Web Cams and Some Geosciences Chemistry for The Gateway Science Museum"
Tori McDermott (Killingsworth) "Development of The Breathalyzer Reaction for The Gateway Science Museum"
Travis Wulff (Zhang) "Enamine Formation and the Synthesis of 1,4-Benodioxane"

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