Fall 2022 Graduate Seminar Series

Join the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department Seminar Series on Tuesdays at 12:00PM to learn more about advances in research within the molecular sciences.

Seminars are presented by graduate students and guest speakers who share their research within the chemistry and biochemistry fields such as analytical, biochemical, educational, inorganic, organic and physical. Below is the schedule of seminars for FALL 2022. Please email Dr. Michael Hayes if you wish to attend at [email protected]. We hope to see you there!

Seminar Schedule Fall 2022


Seminar Title: "Permeability of the Brain Barrier" by Hannah Tjitradjaja 
Date and Time: Tuesday, October 11, 2022 from 12pm-1pm

Seminar Title: "From Remdesivir (Veklury), (-) -Paviodolide B to Clopidogrel (Plavix), Translational and Integrative OrgSyn, MedChem and ChemBio Studies for Medicine, Science, and Humanity" by Professor Yaoqiu Zhu. For more information on Prof. Zhu, visit The Zhu Lab
Date and Time: September 27, 2022 from 12pm-1pm
Seminar Title: "Developments in tumor- selective Fluorescence-guided drugs for clinical treatment of cancer" by Karen "Stephanie" Lemus
Date and Time: September 20, 2022 from 12pm-1pm
Seminar Title: "The Optimization of Hajos-Parrish-Eder-Sauer-Wiechert Reaction" by Andrew Yoon
Date and Time: September 6, 2022 from 12pm-1pm
Seminar Title: "Electrochemical C02 Capture, Concentration, and Conversion" by Dr. Jenny Yang
Date and Time: August 30, 2022 from 12pm-1pm
Seminar Title: "Fibril Assemblies of Dipeptides" by Angel Arrendondo
Date and Time: Tuesday, October 18, 2022 from 12pm-1pm

Seminar Title: CO/CO2 Hydrogenation to Chemicals with High Selectivity by Zhengxu Li
Date and Time: Tuesday, October 25, 2022 from 12pm-1pm (EVENT CANCELLED)

Seminar Title: "Investigating the Structure-Activity Relationships of Substituted Tryptamine Derivates" by Erick Avila 
Date and Time: Tuesday, November 1, 2022 from 12pm-1pm (EVENT CANCELLED)

Seminar Title: "Synthesis of Tradition Chinese Medicine Molecules" by Rhemrose Sabio
Date and Time: Tuesday, November 8, 2022 from 12pm-1pm

Seminar Title: Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon sorption on Microplastics by Jennifer Galvez
Date and Time: Tuesday, November 15, 2022 from 12pm-1pm
Seminar Title: "Understanding Functions of Histone Deacetylase 11 (HDAC 11): De-acetylation of Fatty Acids" by Eduardo Cardenas
Date and Time: Tuesday, November 29, 2022 from 12pm-1pm
Seminar Title: TBA
Date and Time: Tuesday, December 6, 2022 from 12pm-1pm