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Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Seminar Schedule

Seminar Format

Seminars are held on Fridays from 11am to noon.  Invited speakers are asked to present a technical talk for about 40 minutes, then allow for at least 10 minutes for information recruiting.  Information about the application process, graduation timeline, classes facilities, faculty, funding and scholarships are all relevant topics. After the seminar there will be a pizza lunch with students from noon to 1pm followed by an open meeting until 1:30-2pm for those students who were unable to attend lunch.  For more information, please contact the respective seminar coordinator.

2019–2020 Academic Year Seminar Schedule

Coordinator:  Dr. Derik Frantz

September 27, 2019 - Prof. Darren Johnson, University of Oregon

October 11, 2019 - Prof. Scott Eagon, Cal Poly

October 18, 2019 - Prof. Derik Frantz, Cal Poly

October 25, 2019 - Prof. Katharine Watts, Cal Poly

November 1, 2019 - Dr. Celeste Holz-Shietinger, Impossible Foods

November 8, 2019 - Prof. Elizabeth Jarvo, UC Irvine

November 15, 2019 - Prof. Kevin Plaxco, UC Santa Barbara

January 17, 2020 - Prof. Chester Simocko, San Jose State University

January 31, 2020 - Prof. Mihaela Sefan, University of Texas, Dallas

February 7, 2020 - Dr. Nathan Uter, Sutro Biopharma

February 18, 2020 - Prof. Jon Rainier, University of Utah

February 21, 2020 - Dr. Christopher Bailey, Pliant Pharmaceuticals

February 28, 2020 - Prof. Jon Rainier, University of Utah

March 6, 2020 - Prof. Christopher Kloxin, University of Delaware

April 17, 2020 - Prof. Sefanie Sydlik, Carnegie Mellon University

April 24, 2020 - Dr. Heather Jensen, Perfect Day Foods

May 1, 2020 - Prof. Frank Liebfarth, University of North Carolina

May 15, 2020 - Dr. Cameron Danesh, Avicena Tech

May 22, 2020 - Prof. Brian Paegel, UC Irvine and TSRI


We gratefully acknowledge financial support from the Frost Fund and Promega.


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