Student Seminars

Student Seminars Archive

*All Seminars are scheduled for 1 PM, Patricia A. Sullivan Science Building, 301 McIver Street, Rm 201, unless otherwise stated.

April 28, 2021

Joe Wang

Joe Wang

Talk Title: Sequencing small non-coding RNA by using PANDORA-seq

Advisor: Dr. Norman Chiu

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April 21, 2021

Jarrod Stanley

Jarrod Stanley

Thesis Title: Palladium Catalyzed Dehydration of Primary Amides: Step Economical Synthesis of Vildagliptin

Advisor: Dr. Mitchell Croatt

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April 14, 2021

Amy Waldbusser

Amy Waldbusser

Thesis Title: Electrocatalytic C–H/N–H Functionalization Mediated by Ferrocene Derivatives

Advisor: Dr. Shabnam Hematian

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April 7, 2021

Maria Carrasco

Maria Carrasco

Thesis Title: Protonation State of the Bridging Ligand in the Resting State of Cytochrome c Oxidase: Investigations of Synthetic Heme/Copper Models

Advisor: Dr. Shabnam Hematian

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March 31, 2021

Ali Shahbandi

Ali Shahbandi

Thesis Title: Exploration of interactions between commensal Staphylococci and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Advisor: Dr. Nadja B. Cech

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March 24, 2021

Tyler Greenstein

Tyler Greenstein

Thesis Title: Synthesis of Analogs of Polyketide Products and An Enantioenriched, Indole-Containing Compound

Advisor: Dr. Kimberly Petersen

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March 17, 2021

Gabbrielle Dailey

Gabbrielle Dailey

Dissertation Title: Zika mediated knockdown of host selenoprotein expression via antisense interactions between Zika RNA and host cell mRNAs as a compounding factor in the onset of Zika related congenital microcephaly

Advisor: Dr. Will Taylor

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March 10, 2021

Elvis McFee

Elvis McFee

Thesis Title: Protodecarboxylations and The Flow Synthesis of Isomaleimides

Advisor: Dr. Mitchell Croatt

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November 23, 2020

Saad Sohail

Saad Sohail

Thesis Title: Design and Development of Novel Reactions Utilizing Dienes and Carbene Intermediates

Advisor: Dr. Mitchell Croatt

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November 18, 2020

Tamera Jones

Tamera Jones

Title: The Role of Visuo-Spatial Ability for Problem Solving in Chemistry

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November 11, 2020

Symone Alexander

Symone Alexander

Title: Diastereoselective Cyclization of Lactones via Brønsted Acid Catalysis

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November 4, 2020

Tian Li

Tian Li

Title: The Recent Development of Palladium (I) Catalyzed Cross-Coupling Reactions

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October 28, 2020

Luis Cruz

Luis Cruz

Title: Identification of Commensal Bacteria Autoinducing Peptides with Ultrahigh Performance Liquid Chromatography – High Resolution Mass Spectrometry

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October 21, 2020

Hadi Pourhadi

Hadi Pourhadi

Title: Gadolinium-Based MRI Contrast Agents: Development and Future Prospects

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October 14, 2020

Josh Frost

Josh Frost

Title: Synthetic Methodologies for the Formation of P-Stereogenic Molecules

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October 7, 2020

Derick D. Jones, Jr

Derick D. Jones, Jr

Pronouns: they/them

Type of talk: Ph.D. Defense

Dissertation Title: Molecular Insights into Virulence Regulation in MRSA using Mass-Spectrometry Based Metabolomics

Ph.D. Advisor/Committee Chair: Dr. Nadja B. Cech

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September 30, 2020

Fridah Rotich

Fridah Rotich

Title: Barriers and Drivers to STEM Education Reform

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September 23, 2020

Herma Pierre

Herma Pierre

Title: Biotransformations of Novel Stilbenes

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October 30, 2019

Warren S. Vidar

Warren S. Vidar

PhD Literature Seminar 751
Adviser: Dr. Nadja B. Cech
Talk Title: “Understanding the Integrity and Limitations of Metabolomics”

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October 10, 2019

Diana Kao

Diana Kao

Ph.D. Candidate, Medicinal Biochemistry
PhD Dissertation Seminar 752
Adviser: Dr. Nicholas Oberlies
**Talk takes place at 9:30 am in Sullivan Science Building Room 435**
Talk Title: “Steps in the Journey to Advance the Study of Nature’s Chemistry”

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