Chemistry and Biochemistry

Spring 2019

All seminars held on Friday at 1:00pm in HOLT 268 unless indicated otherwise. Refreshments served just prior to the presentation.

Week 1

Friday January 25

Dr. Caroline Saouma

University of Utah

"Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry for Energy and Catalysis"

Week 2

Thursday January 31 (5pm in ARTS 112)

Dr. Dan Edwards

CSU Chico Dept of Chemistry and Biochemistry

“Harnessing the Power of Evolution to do Chemistry: A Presentation About the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry”

Friday February 1

Dr. Saleem Abdo

Advion UPLC-MS systems

Week 3

Friday February 8


Week 4

Friday February 15


Week 5

Thursday February 21 (5pm in ARTS 112)

Dr. Sam Clegg (CSU, Chico CHEM Alum)

Los Alamos National Lab

Dr. Clegg Thursday Abstract (DOC)

Friday February 22

Dr. Sam Clegg (CSU, Chico CHEM Alum)

Los Alamos National Lab

Dr. Clegg Friday Abstract (DOC)

Week 6

Friday March 1


Week 7

Friday March 8


Week 8

Friday March 15


Spring Break Week

No Seminar

Week 9

Friday March 29

Benjamin R. Taft, Ph.D 

Novartis Institute for BioMedical Research

"From CSU-Chico to Global Pharma R&D: My Path to a Medicinal Chemistry Career and an Overview of Tropical Disease Research with a Focus on New Drugs for Malaria"

Week 10

Friday April 5


Week 11

Friday April12

Dr. Daniel Weix

University of Wisconsin

"Methods Development"

Week 12

Friday April 19


Week 13

Friday April 26

SAACS High School Chemistry Day

Week 14

Friday May 3

Reta Betar (CSU Chico CHEM Alum)


Week 15

Friday May 10


Final Exam Week

Friday May 17

No Seminar