Chemistry and Biochemistry

Chemistry Summer Research Institute (CSRI) 2015

All events in PHSC 109 unless otherwise indicated.

Week 1

Monday June 1 (3:30 pm; PHSC 301)

Dr. Randy Miller

"CSRI 2015: Orientation"

Friday June 5 (9:00 am)

Dr. Dave Ball

"Lyngabytoxin A: Still A Synthetic Challenge”

Week 2

Thursday June 11 (12:00pm, PHSC 301) - Special Seminar -> Bring your own lunch

Dr. Eric Ayars, Department of Physics, CSU, Chico

"Building ideal circuit components using Operational Amplifiers"

Friday June 12

No Seminar. Electrical power will be off all across campus.

Week 3

Thursday June 18 (11:30am-1:00pm, PHSC 301)- Special seminar and lunch provided

Dr. Randall von Wedel, Cytoculture, Inc.

"Biogas, Aquaponics and other Potential Student Research Projects at CSU Chico"

Friday June 19 (9am)

Dr. Lisa Ott

"Fundamental Studies of Transition-Metal Nanoclusters"

Week 4

Tuesday June 23 (12:00pm-1:00pm, PHSC 301)- Special Seminar -> Bring your own lunch

Dr. Eric Bartelink, Department of Anthropology, CSU, Chico

"Dietary Reconstruction in the Prehistoric San Francisco Bay Area Using Stable Isotope Analysis"

Wednesday June 24 (11:30am-1:00pm, PHSC 109)- Special lecture and lunch provided

Ms. Rebecca Mulligan

"Topic in General Chemistry"

Friday June 26 (9am, PHSC 109)

Dr. Carolynn Arpin

"How and Why We Target SH2 Domains in Medicinal Chemistry"

Dr. Dan Edwards

"A Chemical Perspective on Brewing"

Week 5

Monday June 29 (11:30am-1:00pm, PHSC 109)- Special lecture and bring your own lunch

Dr. Edward Tarver

"Topic in General Chemistry"

Thursday July 2  -> Special Plan

9am ->Presentations

Ms. Caitlin Johnson, CHS (Ball Lab)

"Sandalwood: Essential Oil Isolation and Analysis"

Dr. Karl Voigtritter

"Progress towards the synthesis of Gallicynoic Acids"

12pm -> BBQ at the home of Dave Hassenzahl

Friday July 3 

No CSRI Activities

Week 6

Friday July 10 (9am)

Ms. Daytona Pipkin, PVHS (Edwards Lab)

"Characterization of the Inducible Enzymatic Breakdown of the Bioplastic Polyhydroxybutyrate by Acidovorax sp."

Dr. Jinsong Zhang

"Organic Chemistry in California: Method Development, Synthesis, and Applications"

Week 7

Thursday July 16 (12:00pm-1:00pm, PHSC 301)- Special lecture with lunch provided

Mr. Tom Butler, Pharmacyclics

"The Business of Chemistry: A Lunch conversation"

Friday July 17 

Ms. Annie Valceschini (Ott Lab)

"The Production of Deep Eutectic Solvents from Biodiesel Waste Glycerol"

Dr. Monica So

"Synthesis and Characterization of Metal-Organic Framework Thin Films: Towards Solar Energy Conversion Devices"

Week 8

Friday July 24 (9am)- Student Seminars

Ms. Ashley Law and Ms. Linda Lee (Ott Lab)

"The production of PHB using Azohydromonas lata and glycerol"

Ms. Mikaela Hassenzahl, CHS (Miller/Bartelink Labs)

"Detecting bone diagenesis using FT-IR"

Week 9

Friday July 31 (9am)- Student Seminars

Ms. Ami Rose (Edwards Lab)

"A Study of Antioxidant, Oxidation and Storage Properties of Different Hop Varieties"

Ms. Charlotte Park (Voigtritter Lab)

"Copper Hydride catalyzed reductions"

Week 10

Wednesday August 5 (11:30am-1:00pm, PHSC 301)- Special lecture and lunch provided

Dr. Hasan Palandoken, Department of Chemistry, Cal Poly SLO

"The Versatile Oxime Ether"

Friday August 7 (9am)- Student Seminars

Mr. Eugene Juette (Zhang Lab)

"Synthesis of Organic Bi-functional Linker Molecules for Optimization of Nanomaterials"

Ms. Ellen Sampson (Arpin Lab)

"Optimization of a Novel Domino Reaction for the Synthesis of GRB7 Inhibitors"

Mr. Josh Gladfelder (Arpin Lab)

"Synthesis of Dimeric Binders of the GRB2 SH2 Domain from Naphthaldehyde"

Week 11

Wednesday August 12 (11:30am-1:00pm, PHSC 301)-Special Student Seminar and bring your own lunch

Ms. Lindsay Quigley, Mr. Michael Smith and Ms. Sisarie Sherry (Wasinger Lab)

"Electronic structure of Ru(PyrX) 4Cl 2 complexes"

Friday August 14 (9am)- Student Seminars

Mr. William French (Arpin Lab)

"Synthesis of Dimeric Binders of the GRB2 SH2 Domain from 1,5-dihydroxynaphthalene"

Ms. Lindsey Rubottom and Ms. Tabitha Schempp (Ball Lab)

"Filling in the Holes of CSRI 2013 and 2014”"