News & Events

Below is the News and Events related to the Chemistry department.

 

The Northern California Undergraduate Research Symposium will occur on April 30, 2016 at Saint Mary's College, Moraga, CA.

Parking: Upon entering the campus, look for signage or ask the Security personnel at the Check-in Gate.  The Parking lot to the left will be available for free day use.

Keynote Address: "Mass Spectrometry in Biopharmaceutical Drug Development of Antibody-Drug Conjugates: an emerging modality for the treatment of cancer" 

Keynote Speaker: Ola M. Saad, Ph.D. is a Senior Scientist in BioAnalytical Sciences (BAS), Genentech 

The event is this Saturday, April 30, 2016. Form information collection is closed  and scheduled assignments are below.

 

Schedule of Events

Check In: 8 - 8:45 a.m.  Brousseau Hall
Oral Presentation: 8:45 a.m - 9:45 a.m.  Sichel Hall (Rooms 101, 102,and 106)
Break: 9:45 - 10 a.m.
Poster Session 1: 10 - 11 a.m. Soda Center ( Orinda and Lafayette Rooms)
Break: 11 - 11: 15 a.m.
Keynote Speaker: 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Soda Center ( Moraga Room)
Poster Session: 12:15 - 1:15 p.m. Soda Center ( Orinda and Lafayette Rooms)

Student Research

To view the student abstracts for oral and poster presentations, select the Excel file at the very bottom of this webpage.  Search the Excel file by name or institution and select the link to the right of the presentation title.

Oral Presentations

Sichel 101

 

Time Presenter Names Institution Presentation titles
8:45 AM Vikrum Jain Santa Clara University Study of arylopeptoids as a novel antimicrobial scaffolds
9:05 AM Simon Luo University of San Francisco Computational Analysis of Radical Induced Hydrogen Shifts in Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
9:25 AM Gail Vinnacombe University of San Francisco Computational Study of Stone-Wales Rearrangements in Hydrocarbons with Pyracyclene Cores

 

 Sichel 102

 

Time Presenter Names Institution Presentation titles
8:45 AM Hadil Shalan San Jose State University Effect of the substituents in Ru(II)-polypyridyl complexes: Implication on the photocatalytic activity of hybrid P450 enzymes
9:05 AM Stephanie Valenzuela CSU Sacramento Syntheses and Reactivity of Phenylethynyl-Substituted Quinoxalenediyne Isomers
9:25 AM Marco Fanucchi Santa Clara University Synthesis of neoglycopeptide analogs of a glycosylated VEGF peptide

 

Sichel 106

 

Time Presenter Names Institution Presentation titles
8:45 AM Emily Johnston CSU Sacramento Use of High Resolution Electrospray-Mass Spectrometry for Analysis of Sulfated Sugar Containing Molecules
9:05 AM Erik Berggren Santa Clara University Capillary Electrophoretic Isolation of Aptamers that Selectively Bind Cancerous Glycoforms of Thrombospondin-1
9:25 AM Eric Carlson Santa Clara University Isolation and purification of thrombospondin-1 for use in development of early detection method for endometrioid ovarian cancer

 

Poster Sessions

Session A1 - Orinda Room

 

Session A1      
Poster Number First Name Last Name Institution Presentation or Poster Title
1 Cristobal Hernandez CSU East Bay Boron Heterocycles in Medicinal Chemistry
2 Sabrina Carrillo CSU Sacramento Determination of Cadmium Levels in California Soils Using Atomic Adsorption Spectroscopy and Evaluation of Potential Remediation
3 Jeffrey Bettencourt CSU Sacramento Optimization of Amide Coupling and Hydrolysis of Colominic Acid for Glycodendrimer Synthesis
4 Dominick Yeo Saint Mary's College of California Are BPA-Free Water Bottles Really BPA-Free?
5 Elias Makhoul Saint Mary's College of California Investigating polymer-based immobilized radicals using dynamic nuclear polarization-enhanced MRI
6 Ellison Jung San Francisco State University Mechanistic Investigation of SpeG Spermidine/Spermine N-acetyltransferases from Escherichia coli and Vibrio cholerae
6 David Tran San Francisco State University Mechanistic Investigation of SpeG Spermidine/Spermine N-acetyltransferases from Escherichia coli and Vibrio cholerae
7 Phuc Tran San Jose State University Binding of Mutant Tat Peptides to TAR RNA as a Model for Developing Hierarchical Methods Utilizing RNA-Protein Statistical Potential
8 Brent Modereger San Jose State University Quantifying Phenolic Antioxidants in Pomegranate Peel by HPLC-MS
9 saira montermoso San Jose State University Topology-based Logistic Models for Predicting Interfacial Residues
10 Daniel Horvath Santa Clara University Finding Critical Coalescence Conditions in Common Microfluidic Environments
11 Peter Gernon University of San Francisco Investigating Novel Inhibitors of the LuxS Enzyme via in silico Screening and  Preparation of a Potent Benchmark Inhibitor
11 Connor Morgan University of San Francisco Investigating Novel Inhibitors of the LuxS Enzyme via in silico Screening and Preparation of a Potent Benchmark Inhibitor
12 Ioannina Castano University of San Francisco Modulated Hydrothermal Synthesis and Optimization of Hf/Zr-Fumarate Metal-Organic Frameworks
13 Derrick Luong University of San Francisco A Comparison of Halide Salt Ionochromic Shifts Induced in Intervalence Charge Transfer and Ligand-to-Metal-Charge Transfer Absorbance
14 Madyson Migliozzi University of San Francisco Sulfonimidation via Ring-opening of 2-Oxazolines with Acidic Sulfonimide Nucleophiles

 

Session B1 - Lafayette Room

 

Poster Number First Name Last Name Institution Presentation or Poster Title
15 Brittanie Clendenin CSU Sacramento Polymer Supported Metal-Salens as Catalysts in Electrohydrocyclization
16 Ka Chan CSU Stanislaus A New Strategy for Synthesis of Suberedamine A
17 Kiefer Bell-Wilson Humboldt State University Synthesis of Bis(diaryl)thienothiadiazole Compounds with Pyridyl and  Pyrimidyl Groups For Use in Organic Photovoltaic Cells
17 Gregory Pitch Humboldt State University Synthesis of Bis(diaryl)thienothiadiazole Compounds with Pyridyl and Pyrimidyl Groups For Use in Organic Photovoltaic Cells
17 Micah Ojeda Humboldt State University Synthesis of Bis(diaryl)thienothiadiazole Compounds with Pyridyl and Pyrimidyl Groups For Use in Organic Photovoltaic Cells
18 Hayley Glicker Mills College Chemical Actinometry for Environmental Photolysis
19 Josefina Pacheco Saint Mary's College of California Measuring Lead Concentration in Raptor Feces
20 Kamille Parungao San Jose State University Recombinant Expression and Purification of Aedes aegypti Midgut Serine Protease VII (AaSPVII)
21 Anida Len San Jose State University Ultrathin Growth of SiO2 Shells on Fluorescent High-Temperature High-Pressure Nanodiamonds
21 Perla Sandoval San Jose State University Ultrathin Growth of SiO2 Shells on Fluorescent High-Temperature High-Pressure Nanodiamonds
22 Ian Smeenk Santa Clara University Droplet Microfluidic Platform for the Determination of Single-Cell Lactate Release
23 Amanda Fearon Santa Clara University Indomethacin Interactions with Supported Phospholipid Bilayers
24 Jennifer Yin Santa Clara University Peptoid Interactions with Silica Nanoparticles
25 Jason Grunberger Sonoma State University Analysis and comparison of sugar levels in sodas and fruit juice using an optical two-component glucose sensing system
25 Anthony Chui Sonoma State University Analysis and comparison of sugar levels in sodas and fruit juice using an optical two-component glucose sensing system
26 Sneha Dilip UC Berkeley The Benefits of the Undergraduate Teacher Scholar Program for both Teacher Scholar and Student
26 Seoyoung Han UC Berkeley The Benefits of the Undergraduate Teacher Scholar Program for both Teacher Scholar and Student
26 Jordan Said UC Berkeley The Benefits of the Undergraduate Teacher Scholar Program for both Teacher Scholar and Student
26 Maria Fe Bernadette Bautista UC Berkeley The Benefits of the Undergraduate Teacher Scholar Program for both Teacher Scholar and Student
26 Sean Limfat UC Berkeley The Benefits of the Undergraduate Teacher Scholar Program for both Teacher Scholar and Student.
27 Anthony Nguyen University of San Francisco Investigation of Ionochromic Effects on Ion-Pair Charge Transfer Absorption Bands of Ruthenium(III) Ammine Complexes in Solution
28 Sunny Jarman San Jose State University Qualitative Analysis of Mesquite Pod Flour

 

Session A2 - Orinda Room

 

Poster Number First Name Last Name Institution Presentation or Poster Title
29 Lucero Rodriguez CSU Sacramento Enantiomeric Separation Via the Addition of Chiral Di-carboxylic Anions
30 Alondra Jacqueline Cortés CSU Sacramento Examining the Reactivity of Highly Conjugated Enediynes
31 Seth Nunes CSU Sacramento Measurement of Cation Exchange Between Zeolites Using DRIFT Spectroscopy and Calculation of Short Term Diffusion Rates
32 sami haddad CSU Sacramento Similar effect of acidic pH on aggregation of human Apolipoprotein A-I and Two of Its Fibrillogenic Variants
33 Guadalupe Calvillo CSU Stanislaus Electrochemical and Spectroelectrochemical Characterization and Solvent Effect on the Tautomerism of Free-Base Corrole
34 Jing Lee CSU Stanislaus Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer Approach to Study Conformational Changes in UV Damaged DNA
35 Nicholas Kennen Saint Mary's College of California Ferrocene Alcohols as Electroactive Probes in Micellar Solutions
36 Irene Lin San Jose State University Mystery of a Tree Bark from Brazil – Analysis of Compounds Responsible for Medicinal Properties of the Extract
37 Dung Lam San Jose State University Quantitative Analysis of Antioxidants Found in Yerba Mate Leaves via HPLC and MS detection
37 Joshua Topete San Jose State University Quantitative analysis of antioxidants found in yerba mate leaves via HPLC and MS detection.
37 Seiichiro Watanabe San Jose State University Quantitative analysis of antioxidants found in yerba mate leaves via HPLC and MS detection.
37 Karla Fonseca San Jose State University Quantitative analysis of antioxidants found in yerba mate leaves via HPLC and MS detection.
37 Irene Lin San Jose State University Quantitative analysis of antioxidants found in yerba mate leaves via HPLC and MS detection.
37 Michael Lim San Jose State University Quantitative analysis of antioxidants found in yerba mate leaves via HPLC and MS detection.
38 Meghan McCurry Sonoma State University Photochemical and Toxicity Studies of a Novel Photochemical Carbon Monoxide Releasing Molecule (PhotoCORM)
39 Carissa Ladwig-Cox Sonoma State University Synthesis and Purification of BAFF-R RNA Aptamer
40 Chantelle Leveille Sonoma State University Synthesis, Purification and Characterization of Mannose Phosphotransferase Protein of Listeria monocytogenes
41 Morgan Daly CSU Sacramento Electronic and Steric Effects on the Cyclization of Angularly Benzannelated Enediynes

Session B2 - Lafayette Room

 

Poster Number First Name Last Name Institution Presentation or Poster Title
42 Fa Sakdamart CSU Sacramento Investigation of Diradical Forming Cyclization of Enyne-Enones for Potential Anti-Cancer Drugs
43 Ella Mokrushin CSU Sacramento Optimization of Colominic Acid Hydrolysis and Sugar-Oxime Coupling via Microwave Irradiation for Glycodendrimer Synthesis
44 Kim Anh Hoang CSU Sacramento Steric Effects in the Computational Modeling of Cyclization Reactions of Enediynones
45 J Zachary Kehrt CSU Sacramento Total Convergent Synthesis of Recently Discovered Jomthonic Acid A
46 Jared Stillford CSU Stanislaus The Chemistry of Wine: Computational Forecasting
47 Juan Lupian Humboldt State University Synthesis of the Photodimer of 1,2,3,4-Tetrafuoroanthracene
48 Jessica Rodriguez Mills College Minor and Trace Metal Concentrations in Surface Sediments of Three San Francisco Bay Region Reservoirs
49 Nicole Lemon Mills College The Effect of Bulky Cosolvents in Ionic Liquid Solvolysis Reactions
49 Annie Deh-Lee Mills College The Effect of Bulky Cosolvents in Ionic Liquid Solvolysis Reactions
50 polo tran San Jose State university Direct Amination of HPHT ND Surfaces for Biodetection
50 Elena Favre San Jose State University Direct amination of HPHT ND surfaces for biodetection
51 Tina Nguyen San Jose State University Qualitative Analysis of Mesquite Pod Flour
51 Charlie Ly San Jose State University Qualitative Analysis of Mesquite Pod Flour
51 Cuong Pham San Jose State University Qualitative Analysis of Mesquite Pod Flour
52 Grace Jeanpierre San José State University Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting For Hydrogen Production With ZnO:N Nanowires
53 Andrew Hunt Sonoma State University Photochemical Reactivity of a Binuclear Fe(l)-Fe(l) Hydrogenase Model Compound with Cyano Ligands
54 Liridona Leti Sonoma State University Quantification of Volatile Organic Compounds in Grass
55 Patricia De La Torre Sonoma State University Synthesis and Characterization of Chromium Complexes and Reaction with Transferrin
56 Derrick Luong University of San Francisco A Comparison of Halide Salt Ionochromic Shifts Induced in Intervalence Charge Transfer and Ligand-to-Metal-Charge Transfer Absorbance

 Brousseau Hall