Chemistry and Biochemistry

Spring 2011

All seminars held on Friday at 1 p.m. in AYRS 120 unless indicated otherwise. Refreshments served just prior to the presentation.

February 4

Dr. Lisa Berreau- Utah State University

"Photochemical CO Release from Divalent Metal Flavonolate Complexes"

Host: Dr. Dan Clark

February 25

Dr. Bill Fenical - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

"The Organic Chemistry of the Deep Sea, A New Resource for Drug Discovery"

A video from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography that highlights Dr. Fenical's work(opens in new window)

Host: Dr. Dan Edwards

April 8

Dr. Larry Scatena- Boise Technology

"Molecular-Level Surface Perspective of Protective Materials: Adsorption of Chemical Warfare Agents and Toxic Industrial Chemicals at Polymer Surfaces"

Host: Dr. Erik Wasigner

April 22

Dr. Melissa Golden- California State University- Fresno

"Transmetallation and Oxygenation Studies of O-ethyl-L-cysteinato Complexes of Ni(II) and Zn(II)"

Host: Dr. Erik Wasinger

April 29

Dr. Craig Lindsley- Vanderbilt University

"Development of Allosteric Modulators for the Treatment of CNS Disorders"

Host: Dr. Dave Ball

May 13

Mr. Sam Allen- California State University- Chico

Chemistry Honors Research Project:

"Almond Nut Oil as an Alternative Feedstock for the Preparation of Biodiesel Fuel: Optimization of Parameters"

Advisor: Dr. Lisa Ott