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May 22, 2020

Dissertation Defense – Joseph Harman, May 29th

photo- Joseph HarmanGood luck to Joseph Harman as he defends his thesis for his PhD in Chemistry!

Friday, May 29, 2020
3:30PM via Zoom

The title of his thesis is “Evolutionary and Mechanistic Studies of the Multifunctional Innate Immune Protein S100A9

For ZOOM link, email leaho[at]uoregon.edu

Dissertation Defense – Connor Balzer, May 29th

photo - Connor BalzerGood luck to Connor Balzer as he defends his thesis for his PhD in Chemistry!

Friday, May 29, 2020
1:00 PM via ZOOM

The title of his thesis is “The Effects of WISH/DIP/SPIN90 and WASp Family Proteins Regulation of Arp2/3 Complex on Actin Network Architecture and Dynamics

For ZOOM link, email leah[at]uoregon.edu

Dissertation Defense – Danielle Hamman, May 29th

Good luck to Danielle Hamann as she defends her thesis for her PhD in Chemistry!

Friday, May 29, 2020
9:00 AM via ZOOM   

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For ZOOM link, email leaho[at]uoregon.edu

May 21, 2020

Dissertation Defense – Alexis Kiessling, May 28th

photo - Alexis Kiessling 

Good luck to Alexis Kiessling as she defends her thesis for her PhD in Chemistry!

Thursday, May 28, 2020
3:00 PM via ZOOM   

The title of her thesis is “Time-Dependent Approaches and Their Utility: Dynamical Formulations of Two-Dimensional Electronic Spectroscopy Signals and Electronic Structure Theory

 

For ZOOM link, email leah[at]uoregon.edu

May 20, 2020

Dissertation Defense – Curtis Colwell

Good luck to Curtis Colwell as he defends his thesis for his PhD in Chemistry!

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
11:00 AM via ZOOM

Poster - Curtis Colwell

May 19, 2020

OIM – 3rd Year Graduate Student Talks, Friday, May 22nd

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2020 UG Research Symposium will showcase the work of 18 Chemistry and Biochemistry Undergrads

UG_Symposium_BannerThe 10th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium will take place this Thursday, May 21, 2020. The virtual format will include research work conducted by 18 chermistry and biochemsitry majors.

The presentations will be a mix of live-stream, pre-recprded and Zoom events.  Zoom events require an RSVP by Wednesday, May 20 at noon. See the virtual Symposium navigation guide for details.

Chemistry and Biochemistry Research Presentations

Stacey Andreeva – Chemistry
Faculty Mentor(s): Carl Brozek
Session 5: The Bonds that Make Us
Title: Metal-Ligand Bond Dynamics in Metal-Organic Frameworks Confirmed by Variable
Temperature Vibrational Spectroscopy

Dylan Bardgett – Chemistry
Faculty Mentor(s): Dave Johnson | Danielle Hamann
Session 6: Interact & React
Title: The Reactions Between Iron and Selenium

Zack Basham – Biochemistry
Faculty Mentor(s): David Garcia
Session: Pre-recorded Poster Presentation
Title: Influence of a prion protein on the TOR pathway in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae

Lejla Biberic – Biochemistry
Faculty Mentor(s): Amber Rolland | James Prell
Session: Pre-recorded Poster Presentation
Title: Determining detergent dependence of Cytolysin A oligomeric state through native mass
spectrometry

Anabel Chang – Biochemistry
Co-Presenter(s): Maya Pande
Session: Pre-recorded Poster Presentation
Faculty Mentor(s): Andrew Marcus
Title: Characterizing the Conformational Fluctuations of DNA Under Physiological and SaltStabilized Conditions

Emmalyn Leonard – Biochemistry
Faculty Mentor(s): Cristopher Niell | Philip Parker
Session 5: The Wonders of the Brain
Title: Determining the role of the pulvinar in visual attentional control

Tristan McKibben – Biochemistry
Faculty Mentor(s): J. Josh Snodgrass
Session 5.5: McNair Scholars Presentations
Title: The Evolution of Coronaviruses: Cross-Species Transfers and Mechanisms of Infections

Parker Morris – Chemistry
Faculty Mentor(s): Amanda Cook | Kiana Kawamura
Session: Pre-recorded Poster Presentation
Title: Rational Design and Synthesis for Nickel Catalyzed Hydrosilylation

Matthew Nardoci – Biochemistry/Biology
Co-Presenter(s): Jewlyssa Pedregon
Faculty Mentor(s): Santiago Jaramillo
Session: Pre-recorded Poster Presentation
Title: Characterization of sound-evoked responses of photo-identified auditory striatal neurons

Jake Olsen – Chemistry and Mathematics
Faculty Mentor(s): Marina Guenza | Jake Searcy
Session 1: It’s a Science Thing
Title: The Atomistic Reconstruction of Coarse-Grained Polymeric Systems via Machine Learning
Techniques

Maya Pande – Biochemistry, Political Science
Co-Presenter(s): Anabel Chang
Faculty Mentor(s): Andrew Marcus
Session: Pre-recorded Poster Presentation
Title: Characterizing the Conformational Fluctuations of DNA Under Physiological and SaltStabilized Conditions

Madelyn Scott – Chemistry, Physics
Faculty Mentor(s): Kelly Wilson | Cathy Wong
Session 2: Cells R Us
Title: Quantifying the spatial morphology of organic films through polarization-dependent
imaging

Nathan Stovall – Chemistry
Faculty Mentor(s): Shannon Boettcher | Raina Krivina
Session 5: The Bonds that Make Us
Title: Ultrathin Iridium Oxide Catalyst on a Conductive Support for the Oxygen Evolution
Reaction in Acid

Eric Strand – Biology/Biochemistry
Faculty Mentor(s): Joshua Barker
Session: Pre-recorded Poster Presentation
Title: Rational Design of s-Indacene-cored Small Molecule Organic Semiconductors as a
Paradigm to Tune Electronic Characteristics

Ian Torrence – Biochemistry
Faculty Mentor(s): Sean Fontenot
Session 2: Cells R Us
Title: Sensors and Materials for In-field Aqueous Analysis of Nitrate and Other Ions

Dan Tudorica – Biochemistry
Faculty Mentor(s): Arden Perkins
Session 3: The Substance of Us
Title: The role of the Chemoreceptor Zinc-Binding Domain in bacterial signal transduction

Nicole Wales – Chemistry and Physics
Faculty Mentor(s): Mark Lonergan | Zack Crawford
Session 5: The Bonds that Make Us
Title: Quantification of Point Defects in Perovskite Solar Cells

Daria Wonderlick – Biochemistry
Faculty Mentor(s): Mike Harms
Session 5: The Bonds that Make Us
Title: Ensembles link RNA thermodynamics and molecular evolution

May 12, 2020

OIM – 3rd Year Graduate Student Talks, Friday, May 15th

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April 28, 2020

Eight UO students receive prestigious NSF graduate fellowship – Six from Chemistry Program

April 23, 2020

Curtis Colwell and Jasti Lab Research covered in ChemistryWorld Magazine

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