Chemistry and Biochemistry

Spring 2021

All seminars are held on Fridays at 1 p.m. on Zoom unless indicated otherwise. All are welcome to attend/view and contribute! 

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Feel free to e-mail Dr. Carolynn Arpin ( with any seminar questions!

Week 1 

January 29th

Dr. Johannas Bauer, Dept of Chemistry, Sacramento State University

"Do not go gentle into that good night - the biochemistry of behavior and longevity"

Week 2 

February 5th

Dr. Joe Rollin, DMC Biotechnologies

"Brewing Specialty Chemicals with Climate Impact"

Week 3 

February 12th - No Seminar

Week 4 

February 19th

Dr. Matthew Amicucci, BCD Bioscience

"Carbohydrates and Gut Microbiota: A Sweet Symbiosis"

Weeks 5, 6, 7 and 8 

February 26th, March 5th, 12th, and 26th - No Seminar

Week 9 

April 2nd

Dr. Madalyn Radlauer, Dept of Chemistry, San Jose State University

"Catalysis within Polymers: The Design and Development of Synthetic Enzyme-Like Catalysts for Highly Efficient and Selective Catalysis"

Week 10

April 9th

Dr. Jeffrey Gazaille, Chevron

"Fundamentals of Fuel and Lubricant Additives"

Week 11 

April 16th - No Seminar

Week 12 

April 23rd

Casey Becker, Student Research Presentation under the mentorship of Dr. Karl Voigtritter

"Modeller Homology Modelling in the Chimera Interface Utilizing Multiple CPUs"

Week 13

April 30th

Kelly Burns, California Department of Justice

"How the evidence speaks... through DNA"

Week 14

May 7th

Dr. Marc Anderson(opens in new window), Dept of Chemistry and Biochemistry, San Francisco State University

Week 15

May 14th

Kendall Block, Honors Research Presentation under the mentorship of Dr. Carolynn Arpin

Mandi McCaslin, Honors Research Presentation under the mentorship of Dr. David Ball