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Department Seminar

Supported by The Allergan Foundation

Upcoming Seminar

Examining the morphology and chemical reactivity of 2D and 3D carbon structures
Dr. Michael Grove, CSU Fullerton

September 15, 2021
4:00pm via Zoom (Meeting ID: 810 8267 9705)

Michael Grove

Molecules composed of carbon are ubiquitous to many applications, however, it is only relatively recently that extended 2- and 3- dimensional structures have been harnessed for their chemical and electronic properties. In this talk, I will present computational work from my students that examines how the structure of extended carbon surfaces can affect the acidity of adjacent functional group as well as other electronic properties which has implications towards they synthesis of small molecules and high-powered electronics.

Allotropes of carbon - anthrahydroquinone 0D, nonribbon 1D, graphene 2D, diamond 3D
Fig. Allotropes of carbon.

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

For seminars held via Zoom, faculty, staff, alumni, and students of the department will automatically receive a weekly invitation via email. All others may email the Seminar Coordinator for invitation.

Schedule for Fall 2021

Date Title Speaker and Affiliation
September 1 Anatomy of chemical reactions: Catalytic oxidation of carbon monoxide Dr. Jerry LaRue, Chapman University
September 8 Enzymatic Oxidative Coupling Reactions to Make Protein Therapeutics Dr. Matthew Francis, UC Berkeley
September 15 Examining the morphology and chemical reactivity of 2D and 3D carbon structures Dr. Michael Groves, CSU Fullerton
September 22 Probing proteome foldedness and conformational changes under proteostasis stresses Danny Hatters, University of Melbourne
September 29 TBD Peter Qin, USC
October 6 Reaction Networks and the Metric Structure of Chemical Space(s) Dmitrij Rappoport, UC Irvine
October 13 Strange things happen at the nanoscale: Spectroscopy, entropy and quantum effects at solid/liquid interfaces Tod Pascal, UC San Diego
October 20 TBD Hadi Tavassol, CSU Long Beach
October 27 TBD Shelley Halpain, UC San Diego
November 3 TBD Zeke Gonzalez, University of Mississippi Medical Center
November 10 A Tale of DNA Modifications: Chemistry, Biology, and Applications Linlin Zhao, UC Riverside
November 17 TBD Martin and Teresa Head-Gordon, UC Berkeley
December 1 TBD Yi Tang, UCLA
December 8 TBD David Elsenberg, UCLA

Previous Seminars

The following are Seminars from previous semesters.

Spring 2021

Date Title Speaker and Affiliation
April 28 Development of multitarget inhibitors for the
treatment of pain: design, synthesis, biological
evaluation and molecular modeling studies
Dr. Stevan Pecic, CSU
April 21 Earth-Abundant Metal Catalysis: Mechanisms of CC
and C-Heteroatom Bond Forming Reactions
Dr. Xiaotai Wang, University of
April 14 Proteins and Drugs Controlling Cancer Cell
Dr. Seth Rubin, US Santa Cruz
April 7 The Bioinorganic Chemistry of the Simple Nitrogen
Oxides (NOx): Not So Simple
Dr. George Richter-
Addo, University of
March 24 The Fifth Element in Disguise Dr. Shiyuan Liu, Boston College
March 17 Single-Molecule Imaging of the Electrochemical
Dr. Bo Zhang, University of Washington
March 10 Recombinant protein-polymers in medicine and
Dr. Andrew MacKay, USC
February 17 Uncovering the proteomes and transcriptomes of
cellular protrusions using Laser capture
Dr. Karine Gousset, CSU Fresno
February 10 Fast and Accurate Quantum Chemistry Simulation
for molecular design and discovery
Dr. Fang Liu, Emory University
February 3 Cheminformatics: Using SWIF's to Identify Binding Modes in Non-Covalent Complexes Dr. Eric Sorin, CSU Long Beach
February 3 Stepping into Light: Developing a General Photo-
Initiated Hydroacylation of Alkenes
Dr. Paul Buonora, CSU Long Beach

Spring 2020

Note: most of the Spring 2020 seminars were cancelled due to COVID-19.

Date Title Speaker and Affiliation
March 11, 2020 From Photooxidation to Photobasicity: Adventures Exploring Photochemistry with Undergrads Dr. Andrew Petit, CSU Fullerton
March 4, 2020 Oxylipins and HDL, an explanation for pro- and anti-inflammatory activities Dr. Gregory Shearer, Penn State
February 26, 2020 Epitope-Targeting Cyclic Peptides as Chemical Biology Tools Dr. Min Xue, UC Riverside
February 19, 2020 Twists and turns along the path of reactivity-driven methodology development Dr. Hosea Nelson, UCLA