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2017 Ph.D. and M.S. Defenses

October 27
Friday
1:00 PM
CHEM 305
Ph.D. DEFENSE
Pericyclic & Pseudopericyclic Reactions: A Study of [1,5]-Sigmatropic Rearrangement in a Constrained System
Josmalen Ramos-Lewis, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University
October 20
Friday
2:00 PM
CHEM 305
Ph.D. DEFENSE
Abiotic and Biotic Stress-Tolerance Mechanisms Operate in Two Brassicaceae Species
Ranjith Kumar, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University
October 19
Thursday
10:00 AM
CHEM 102
Ph.D. DEFENSE
Highly Efficient "Inverse" Frustrated Lewis Pair Catalysts for Hydrogenation Reactions
Sureshbabu Mummadi, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University
October 12
Thursday
2:00 PM
CHEM 305
Ph.D. DEFENSE
Studies of Microfluidic Affinity Cell Separation for Bioanalysis and Clinical Application
Ye Zhang, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University
October 9
Monday
3:00 PM
CHEM 234
Ph.D. DEFENSE
GAP (Group Assisted Purification) Chemistry and its Applications in Asymmetric Reactions
Shuo Qiao, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University
July 24
Monday
3:00 PM
CHEM 102
Ph.D. DEFENSE
Motivation Factors in the Flipped Classroom
Drew Brandon, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University
July 3
Monday
2:00 PM
CHEM 234
M.S. DEFENSE
Asymmetric Synthesis of Bis-indoles and Indole-Containing Small Molecules Aided by Chiral Phosphoric Acid Ion Pair Formation
Armando Paniagua Vigil, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University
June 30
Friday
1:00 PM
CHEM 305
Ph.D. DEFENSE
Chemistry of Pseudopericyclic Reactions and Synthesis of New Proton Sponges
Ang Zuo, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University
June 23
Friday
1:00 PM
CHEM 412
M.S. DEFENSE
Small Molecule Metabllo-β-lactamase Inhibitors
Kflom Gebreslasie, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University
June 22
Thursday
10:00 AM
CHEM 305
M.S. DEFENSE
Direct Exfoliation of Expanded Graphite in Ionic Liquids with High Graphene Yield
Yu Zhang, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University
June 21
Wednesday
1:00 PM
CHEM 101
Ph.D. DEFENSE
Synthesis and Characterization of Copper(I) Complexes for Study of Dynamic Supramolecular Ring-Chain Equilibria and Application as Photoredox Catalysts
Muhammet Mustafa Cetin, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University
March 31
Friday
1:00 PM
CHEM 101
Ph.D. DEFENSE
New Synthetic Methodology for Chiral Amines and Peptides via GAP Technology
Cole Seifert, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University
March 30
Thursday
1:00 PM
CHEM 102
M.S. DEFENSE
Cholesta-5, 7, 22, 24-Tetraenol and 26, 27-Dehydrolanolsterol are Suicide Inhibitors of 24-Sterol Methyl Transferase of Acanthamoeba Castellanii
Medhanie Kidane, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University
March 30
Thursday
10:00 AM
CHEM 102
M.S. DEFENSE
Probing Sterol Biosynthesis and Chokepoint Enzymes in Naegleria Gruberi for Treatment of Amoeba Diseases
Maja Milankovic, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University
March 30
Thursday
10:00 AM
CHEM 011
Ph.D. DEFENSE
Sol-Gel Derived Nanostructure Materials with Possible Applications in Catalysis and Energy Storage
Roya Baghi, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University
March 30
Thursday
8:00 AM
CHEM 102
M.S. DEFENSE
Transcript Profiling of Tropane Alkaloid Biosynthesis Genes in Erythroxylum Coca
Olga P. Peregrino Estrada, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University
March 29
Wednesday
3:30 PM
CHEM 102
M.S. DEFENSE
The Effects of Amphotericin B as a Fungicide and the Isolation and Identification of Compounds for X-Ray Crystallography
Madison Keller, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University
March 29
Wednesday
3:00 PM
CHEM 305
Ph.D. DEFENSE
Quantum Reactive Scattering Quantities in Molecular Physics: New Computational Approaches Based on Quantum Trajectories
Chaowen Guo, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University
March 29
Wednesday
1:00 PM
CHEM 102
M.S. DEFENSE
Characterization and Inhibition Studies of the 24-methyltransferase in Acanthamoeba Castellanii for Rational Drug Design
Boden Vanderloop, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University
March 28
Tuesday
10:00 AM
CHEM 305
M.S. DEFENSE
Using Wavelets to Compute the Vibrational States of OCHCO+
Ankit Pandey, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University
March 24
Friday
1:00 PM
CHEM 234
Ph.D. DEFENSE
Studies of Microfluidic Affinity Cell Separation in Bioanalysis for Clinical Applications
Wenjie Li, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University

2016 Ph.D. and M.S. Defenses