Chemistry and Biochemistry

Fall 2019

All seminars held on Friday at 1:00pm in ARTS 112 unless indicated otherwise. Refreshments served just prior to the presentation.

Week 1

Friday August 30

James Calvo, CSU Chico, Summer Researcher at Sandia National Laboratories

"Exploring Prussion Blue as an Artificial Synapse"

Sydney Angel, CSU Chico, Summer Researcher at Sandia National Laboratories

"Doping of Metal-Organic Frameworks Toward Electronics"

Week 2

Friday September 6

Prof. Kim Hageman, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Utah State University

"Predicting Pesticide Volatilization from Agricultural Fields with the PLoVo Model"

Week 3

Friday September 13

Kendall Block, Juan Caravez, and Maddy Wong, CSU Chico

Summer Researchers at Vanderbilt Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery

"mGlu7 PAM's"

Robin Bumbaugh, CSU Chico Alum, Summer Researcher at NASA

"ISS Wastewater Processing" 

Week 4

Friday September 20

Prof. Chong Fang, Department of Chemistry, Oregon State University

"Capturing Molecular Movies of Nanomachines with Ultrafast Raman Spectroscopy"

Week 5

Friday September 27

Minjoo Kim, CSU Chico, Summer Researcher at Northeastern University

"Modifying Natural Chromophores with Metal"

Brice Vanness, CSU Chico, Summer Researcher at Utah State University


Week 6

Friday October 4

Prof. Long Luo, Department of Chemistry, Wayne State University

"Bubble-based electrochemical methods for detection of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in water"

Week 7

Friday October 11

Prof. Erik Menke, Department of Chemistry, UC Merced

"Electrochemistry for preparing and testing new materials for energy applications"

Week 8

Friday October 18

Prof. Ian Seiple, UC San Francisco

"Can we beat nature? New antibiotics based on old natural products"

Week 9

Friday October 25

Prof. David Olson, Department of Chemistry, UC Davis

"Chemical Control of Neural Plasticity"

Week 10

Friday November 1

Olivia McIntosh, CSU Chico, Summer Research at Lawrence Livermore National Lab

"Understanding the Influence of a Microenvironment on Tumor Evolution

Christopher Lupton, CSU Chico, Summer Research at UW Madison

"Copper Phosphates Nanosheets"

Week 11

Friday November 8 

Diana Ramierez, CSU Chico, Summer Research at BYU

"TELSAM polymer as a crystallization chaperone"

Week 12

Friday November 15


Week 13

Friday November 22


Week 14

Friday December 6 

Dr. Gabriele Meloni, UT Dallas

"In-N-Out: The fascinating chemistry of transmembrane metal transporters

Week 15

Friday December 13