Department Seminar

Upcoming Seminar

Exploiting Electron-Rich Molecules to Synthesize Bioactive Natural Products
Dr. Kevin Kou, UC Riverside

September 28, 2022
4:00pm in HSCI-103

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Kevin Kou

Molecules produced by nature, or natural products, have impacted the development of over 50% of FDA-approved medicines. In most cases, useful quantities of natural products must be synthesized in the lab, which requires substantial research and development. This talk will focus on how our group has taken advantage of electron-rich systems to develop new chemical methods and strategies to rapidly synthesize bioactive natural products.

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process for synthesizing complex natural products
Fig. Advancing catalysis and new strategies for synthesizing complex natural products.

Seminars are held on Wednesdays at 4:00pm. All are invited to attend.

Seminar Coordinator

For information and suggestions about our Department Seminar series, please contact the seminar coordinator:

Prof. Hadi Tavassol
Hadi.Tavassol@csulb.edu


Schedule for Spring 2022

Department Seminar Schedule
Date Title Speaker and Affiliation
September 28, 2022 Exploiting Electron-Rich Molecules to Synthesize Bioactive Natural Products Dr. Kevin Kou, UC Riverside
October 5, 2022 Evidence-Based Approaches to Curriculum Reform and Assessment Dr. Melanie Cooper, Michigan State Unviersity
October 12, 2022 Multiscaling the CRISPR-Cas Revolution from Gene Editing to Viral Detection Dr. Guilia Palermo, UC Riverside
October 19, 2022 Uncovering the Roles of Midgut Proteases in the Blood Meal Protein Digestion System of the Aedes aegypti Mosquito Dr. Alberto A. Rascón, Jr., San Jose State University

Previous Seminars

Department Seminar Schedule
Date Title Speaker and Affiliation
September 21, 2022 Using actin to put our heads and hearts in the right places Dr. Margot Quinlan, UCLA
September 14, 2022 Innovation in Asymmetric Catalysis by Bridging Chemistry and Biology Dr. Yang Yang, UC Santa Barbara
September 7, 2022 Chemical routes to improve the extraction of gold and silver and to use these metals as nanomaterials Dr. Juan Carlos Rodríguez Reyes, Centro de Investigación y Conservación del Patrimonio
August 31, 2022 Synthesis and evaluation of dipeptide as novel botulinum neurotoxin inhibitors Dr. Nicholas Salzameda, CSU Fullerton

The Seminar Archive has Department Seminars from previous semesters.


The Department Seminar is supported by The Allergan Foundation.