November 2007

Chair’s Column
New Tenure-Track Faculty Members
New Staff Members
Renate Retires
Dept. Awarded a Professorship
Students Receive Awards
JUST Fellows Program
Bolender Receives Award
Clark ’01 Begins Career
Faculty Research Highlights
New External Grants
Research Publications in 2007
Education Related Publications
Newest Alumni

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Chair’s Column

There is never a dull moment in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at USD! In this issue of The Spin, we’ll bring you up to date on some of the recent changes and transitions. As always, we encourage you to keep up with the latest department news at our website Among the items you will read about, we welcome the newest members of our faculty, Dr. Christopher Daley (an inorganic chemist) and Dr. Robert Dutnall (a biochemist) who have joined us as Assistant Professors. We also welcome a tremendous group of new adjunct faculty to the department: Dr. Ian Ball, Dr. Margaret Daley, Dr. Faith Jacobsen, Dr. Kimberly Reynolds, Ms. Lisa Selchau and Ms. Ruth Trejo. We are also delighted to welcome Dr. Hélène Citeau as our new Instrument Specialist, Dr. Ola Ghoneim as our JUST Fellow and Ms. Mia White as our new Executive Assistant.

The department’s strengths in teaching and commitment to student learning were celebrated again this year as Dr. Jim Bolender received the 2007 Davies Award for Teaching Excellence. Congratulations! Our growing strength in undergraduate research was also evident in 2007 – as of this writing, department faculty were awarded over $350,000 in new external research grants and have published five research papers with undergraduates and four education-related papers. Read more about these accomplishments below.

To our terrific alumni, please continue to support us by keeping in touch! Visit us in person or online:
and let us know what and how you are doing.

Enjoy this issue of The Spin – I’d like to thank Hailey Adams (’02) for all of her efforts in starting this newsletter. Hailey is on hiatus now since she and her husband Derek have recently welcomed their beautiful daughter Shae Olivia in September. Congratulations! Thanks also to Mia White who is now producing this newsletter and doing an all-around wonderful job adjusting to the department.

Warmest regards,

Welcome to our new Tenure-Track Faculty Members!

Dr. Christopher Daley joined USD in August 2007, from Western Washington University. According to Dr. Daley, USD’s overriding enthusiasm and drive to succeed in teaching and research, completely won him over. Currently, Dr. Daley teaches general and inorganic chemistry, as well as the inorganic-physical advanced lab. In future years, Dr. Daley would like to expand his base and teach special topics courses such as bioinorganic and organometallic chemistry. Dr. Daley’s research is centered on the study of metalloenzymes and new catalyst development; focusing on the design and synthesis of small molecule analogues of metalloezymes that contain a single metal in their active site – specifically on the iron or cobalt containing nitrile hydratase family of enzymes. USD students will quickly learn that (a) he loves to ask “Why (explain)?” (b) he is tough but fair; and (c) he is animated in the classroom with very "student-interactive" lectures. Dr. Daley plans to begin working with USD undergraduate students in his laboratory before Christmas, with an anticipated unofficial opening in early November with a ribbon cutting ceremony in early December. Accompanying Dr. Daley and his biochemist wife, Dr. Margaret Daley, are their cat Murray and “Daley in the oven”, anticipated to be completely synthesized, separated, and purified in early January. (Note: Characterization will begin from that point on but will require significant time and funding to complete!)

Dr. Robert Dutnall joined the faculty in August 2007, from UCSD. One of the major reasons he chose USD is a shared belief and enthusiasm in creating “hands-on” learning experiences; where students perform experiments themselves in laboratory courses, as well as in faculty research labs. Dr. Dutnall currently teaches biochemistry and general chemistry lab. Students will learn that Dr. Dutnall likes to keep things interactive in the classroom using PowerPoint and drawing on the board a lot because he likes to use pictures to help explain concepts. His research focuses on the study of histone acetyltransferase (HAT) enzymes, especially the enzyme Hat1 that is involved in repressing gene expression in yeast, and methods for making histones using bacterial expression systems. He plans to use a variety of biochemical and biophysical approaches to understand the biochemical and enzymatic properties of Hat1 but also plans to use genetic methods to ask questions about the biological function of this enzyme in living cells. His research is interdisciplinary and students majoring in chemistry, biochemistry or biology will find something interesting they can work on. It has been a very exciting year for Dr. Dutnall. In addition to settling in at USD, he became a dad for the first time in April when he and his wife, Dr. Caroline McKeown, who is a research scientist at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, welcomed their son Elliot. Although Dr. Dutnall has learned and studied aspects of DNA function (and taught genetics) for most of his life; every time he sees Elliot, he can’t help but be amazed how meiosis and mitosis really work; and wonder about the structures of the molecules that are controlling Elliot’s growth and development.

Welcome to our new Staff Members!

Dr. Hélène Citeau is the Instrument Specialist for the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. She holds a M.S. in Chemical Engineering from France and a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Toledo. After studying the chemistry of quantum dots for 2 years and working as an application scientist for an instrument company for 4 years, she is very happy to work for the University of San Diego in the field of instrumentation. Dr. Citeau’s goal is to ensure that the department is equipped with pristine analytical instruments and equipment for teaching and research purposes. This involves grant writing to obtain better and newer instruments, helping with teaching labs when they deal with instrumentation, inventory and routine maintenance of the pool of instruments owned by the Department, training on the latest developments in the field of scientific instrumentation, and the never-ending-but-oh-so-exciting- surprise troubleshooting. Dr. Citeau loves instruments because they are beautifully engineered tools designed to empower the scientist with tons of information about the structure of chemical compounds.

Mia White has joined the department as Executive Assistant. Mia moved to San Diego from Arkansas in February 2007 and has already experienced several small earthquakes! Mia has a very lively and outgoing personality, great communication, and administrative skills. Mia’s brings to the department a wealth of technical skills from previous experience working at an architectural firm and in Creative Services at USD. In addition to supporting an expanding department of faculty, staff and students, Mia will serve as liaison with our alumni so look forward to hearing from her often! Mia can be contacted at

Renate Valois Retires

In August 2007, Renate retired as Executive Assistant in the department after 37 years of outstanding service to USD. Renate was a tremendous asset to the department and consistently offered valuable help to faculty, staff and students. To show our appreciation, the department sent Renate and her husband John to Palm Desert in October for a week of relaxation. We thank Renate for her enormous contributions and dedication to USD and to the department. We will miss her and wish her and John the best of health and happiness.

Department Awarded a Clare Boothe Luce Professorship

The department was recently awarded a highly prestigious Clare Boothe Luce Professorship, which will fund a new female professor in Chemistry and Biochemistry for five years, beginning in the fall of 2009. The Clare Boothe Luce Program, which promotes the advancement of American women in the sciences, engineering and mathematics, is the largest source of private support for women in these fields.

Dr. Debbie Tahmassebi spearheaded our efforts, crafted the proposal and coordinated a very successful site visit by the CBL director in spring 2007. Proudly, the department secured this award upon our first application. Among the factors that impressed the committee was the department’s skyrocketing number of female majors as well as the number of female role models in the department and campus-wide.

The award amounted to $586,000 from the Luce Foundation and will fund a new tenure-track faculty position in the department. Over five years, it will pay for her salary, benefits, research and career development. A USD match of $135,000 to this grant will partially be used to fund a new departmental program called “Bridges to Doctoral Institutions,” which will pay for two female students to do summer work at a major research institution.

Outstanding Students Receive Department Awards for 2007

Each year, the department selects a number of students to receive awards in the department. Traditionally, one graduating major is selected as Outstanding Senior and one or more graduating majors receive Outstanding Achievement awards that are presented at the University-wide Honors Convocation each May. The Outstanding Senior Award for 2007 was presented to Alexander (Sasha) Neuwelt. The award was made on the basis of Sasha’s outstanding academic accomplishment in Chemistry. By the way, Sasha was also selected as College Valedictorian and delivered a truly inspiring and first-rate address at the Commencement ceremony. Well done, Sasha!

Four 2007 graduates were recognized for Outstanding Achievement in Chemistry. Congratulations to Joanna Cole, LisaMarie Di Pasquale, Christo Dru and Michelle Leibrand.

The department also created a new award in 2007 to recognize those students who have excelled in their research efforts at USD. The Departmental Award for Research Excellence recognizes outstanding student achievement in chemical or biochemical research conducted at USD and in collaboration with a Department faculty member. Award winner(s) will have generated a cohesive body of research in their area of study and will have made a significant intellectual contribution to that research. Although not a requirement, it is desirable that the award winner will also have disseminated his/her results in the form of a poster, oral presentation, or peer reviewed paper. The recipients of the Departmental Award for Research Excellence for 2006-2007 were Christopher Dru, Charles Gyselbrecht, Danielle Pfaff, Briana Simon and Keaton Tomlin.

Finally, the department continues to participate in the national program facilitate by Taylor and Francis publishers and CRC Press whereby we honor a first-year student on the basis of outstanding academic achievement in freshman (general) chemistry. For 2007, we actually had a tie between two students, Ryan Brennan and Ashley Cobb, who both received copies of the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics. We are proud to say that both Ryan and Ashley have declared majors in Biochemistry – congratulations to you both!

To more publicly and permanently acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of our students, the department installed a display case on the third floor, east wing wall of the Donald P. Shiley Center for Science and Technology. Mounted in the case are perpetual award plaques for each award containing the names of all recipients (beginning in 1990). Stop by and see for yourself!

Training Future Faculty: Introducing the JUST Fellows Program

The USD Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) received funding from the Fletcher Jones Foundation to implement a unique and mutually beneficial science partnership. The Joint USD-Scripps Training for Future Faculty Members (JUST) Program will provide an opportunity for TSRI post-doctoral fellows to gain mentored teaching and research experience with undergraduate students at USD. The program will provide the USD students with exposure to the opportunities graduate school holds as they plan their future careers in science.

The first JUST Fellow is Dr. Ola Ghoneim who is a synthetic medicinal chemist doing her post-doctoral research with Dr. Edward Roberts at TSRI.At USD, she is team-teaching organic chemistry this semester and will solo-teach the second semester course in the spring. Her goals are to develop an academic career with research projects in the field of targeted drug design. Her general areas of interests are in neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric disorders with a special interest in autism spectrum disorder.

Professor Jim Bolender Receives Teaching Award

Each year, one faculty member in the College of Arts and Sciences has the distinct honor of receiving the Davies Award for Teaching Excellence. The Davies Award was established by Mrs. Darlene Davies in memory of her husband, Lowell Davies and was presented to Dr. Bolender at the Honors Convocation in May 2007. The Davies award recognizes teaching excellence through: 1) commitment to the values of a liberal arts education; 2) a demanding intellectual presence in the classroom; 3) accessibility to students; 4) impact on student lives beyond the classroom experience; and 5) contributions to the growth of colleagues as effective teachers. The award consists of an official Davies Chair and $1,000 for professional development. Dr. Bolender is the fourth member of the department to receive the Davies Award and joins his colleagues Drs. Herrinton (1996), Malachowski (1999) and Dwyer (2000) in this honor. Congratulations!

Alumni Highlight: Tim Clark ’01 Begins Career in Academics

Timothy Clark came to USD from Vista, California located in the north county inland area of San Diego. Tim graduated from USD in May 2001, married his high school sweetheart Nicole Anthony in June 2001 and began graduate school in organic chemistry at UC Irvine in September 2001! Tim and Nicole welcomed their daughter Hannah Bryanne in August 2005. Tim earned his Ph.D. in the laboratory of Professor Keith Woerpel at UCI, defended his dissertation in March 2006 and promptly moved the family to Madison, Wisconsin where he was a NIH post-doctoral fellow in the laboratory of Professor Charles Casey. Tim is now Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington and he took some time to reflect on his time at USD and the path to his academic career.

Tell us about your family.

We are a devoted Catholic family and spend much of our free time building Catholic community and growing in our faith. Nicole is an RN who is very interested in childbirth and has assisted several midwives in labor and birthing. Hannah turned 2 years old in August and is a talkative bundle of joy.

How did your USD education prepare you for success in graduate school?

Between my courses at USD and the two summer research experiences at Agouron Pharmaceuticals and the University of Michigan, I was very well prepared for my years in graduate school. The courses at UCI were very challenging, but I felt like the classes and research experiences at USD gave me a solid foundation to excel in my graduate courses.
I also felt that I was given the necessary research experiences to do well in research. While I had a great deal to learn about research techniques, I had the basic skill set I needed to continue to learn new methods.

When/how did you decide to pursue a career in academia, specifically teaching and research with undergraduates?

I decided that I wanted to teach at a predominantly undergraduate institution while I was in my junior year at USD. Both the professors at USD, that really got me excited about the field of chemistry, and the experience of tutoring other USD students and local high school students inspired me to become a professor myself. In graduate school I really enjoyed the research side of learning and teaching chemistry and developing new ideas. I then decided that I wanted to be at a school that emphasized both teaching and scholarship.

What classes do you teach at WWU?

At Western Washington University I will primarily teach the organic chemistry series (lectures and labs). I also plan to teach advanced electives such as organic reaction mechanisms and organometallic chemistry.

Can you describe your research program?

My research is focused on the applications of organometallic chemistry to organic synthesis and new reaction development. I plan to use transition metal complexes to catalyze organic reactions that are not possible through traditional organic reactions.

What stands out for you about your time as a student at USD that most prepared you for your career at WWU?

During my time at USD, the consistently high expectations imposed by the faculty to always work harder, delve into the material, and develop a deeper understanding of chemistry was instrumental in preparing me for my career at Western Washington University. The faculty expected me (and the other students) to work very hard, but they were also highly invested in my success. The faculty’s interest in my success was the key to my desire to become a professor at a predominantly undergraduate institution so that I could provide a similar experience to undergraduate students. In my limited experience as a professor, I have found that those qualities that I found so vital to my education have guided my approach to the students I am teaching. I have very high expectations for my students and I truly expect all my students to achieve their goals.

What advice would you give to current USD students considering graduate school and a similar career path?

The best advice I can give USD students is to be prepared to work hard. This may sound ominous, but I think it is just realistic. Sure you can “get by” doing relatively little at USD, or even in graduate school, but the less you excel, the more you will be limited in your choices down the road. If you stay focused and do well at USD, you will have better luck getting into a graduate school that will be well suited for you. By finding a graduate program that is well suited for you, you will be more likely to excel in the program and more readily find a job that you are interested in taking. I want to point out that working hard does not preclude enjoying your life. I highly recommend balancing school with leisure activities. My time at USD and at UC Irvine was among the most enjoyable years of my life.

What do you most value about your USD training?

What I value most about my USD training is the emphasis on a fundamental understanding of chemistry. In particular, I value the approach that my instructors took to understand organic chemistry from a physical perspective. From the organic chemistry series to the advanced electives, I feel that I was given a solid foundation to understand organic chemistry and to apply that understanding to my future studies.

Tim Clark and his research group at Western Washington University.

Faculty Research Highlights

De Haan Research Update

Dr. De Haan's group continues to unravel the chemistry of smog haze. In December 2006 he traveled with two of his group members, Ashley Corrigan and Sean Hanley, to San Francisco where all three presented posters at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union. They discovered that glyoxal, a common aldehyde in the air in Southern California, can form haze particles; even at very low humidity through a reaction with amine compounds. Yes, they’re in the air in Southern California, too. The 2007 members of his undergraduate research group – Ashley, Dan Stroik, Frances Lee, Amanda Conley, Joanne Phan, and Jake Turley - are attempting to identify the deeply colored products of these reactions and are developing a sensitive glyoxal detection scheme. They will use the scheme to try to find out why the Henry's Law (gas/solution) equilibrium constant of glyoxal isn’t at all constant under atmospheric conditions.

Dwyer Research Update

Danielle Pfaff explains her work to Dean Healy
at Creative Collaborations 2007.
Our project on structural studies of DNA duplexes containing non-hydrogen bonding isosteres in collaboration with Dr. Tahmassebi has really taken off in the last year. I have had one research student, Danielle Pfaff, working for over a year on the project and she has made tremendous contributions. Danielle beautifully designed molecular dynamics protocols using NMR derived distance constraints to model the structures of two DNA duplexes. One duplex is has 10 base pairs with a GT wobble pair in the center and the other is identical except for it has a guanine-difluorotoluene non-natural pair in the GT position. We have completed the structural analyses of these biomolecules and we are currently writing a manuscript on which three undergraduates and one alumna (Kristy Clarke, Chemistry ’02) have contributed. The comparison of these structures has yielded some very interesting results that suggest an important role for backbone flexibility and conformation in the recognition and repair of mismatch sites in DNA. We have more promising data to analyze on some one-of-a-kind DNA duplexes that will come together as I enjoy a yearlong sabbatical. I am spending most of my time at the Scripps Research Institute in the laboratory of Dr. David Case who generously me an office and gives Danielle and me access to his tremendous computational facilities. Another goal in the coming year is to assist Danielle in finding the right graduate program and to wish her well on graduation. We’ll miss you!

Iovine Research Update

Since the last edition of the Spin newsletter the Iovine research group has been very busy. In terms of research funding, the San Diego Foundation recently awarded our group a one-year grant totaling $47,000 to investigate the chemical modification of renewable resource, lignin, with the long term goal being the development of eco-friendly plastics. The Iovine research group has dabbled in polymer chemistry for some time now but this award solidifies our commitment to move in that direction. The funds from this award were used to purchase a state-of-the-art gel permeation chromatography system that is designed to measure polymer molecular weights. This instrument greatly expands our research capability but it will also impact the capabilities in the upper division laboratory classes. It seems likely that the next generation of upper-division students will be doing experimental polymer chemistry.

In addition to our eco-friendly plastics project, we continue to investigate fundamental organoboron chemistry especially in the area of dendrimers. We have a longstanding collaboration with our theoretical friends in the Kua group and several new external collaborations have recently germinated.

Former Iovine lab members Sasha Neuwelt, Erik Raaum, and Jason Loera graduated in the spring of 2007. Sasha was the recipient of the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship and will spend one year studying in Poland. Sasha leaves the Iovine group with a fantastic record of research and publication. Erik Raaum, a fantastic experimentalist, also graduated in the spring 2007. Erik is known for his intuitive approach to experimental organic chemistry and these skills were recognized by a local start-up. Erik accepted a position at San Diego-based Actimis Pharmaceuticals and is greatly enjoying his work there. Jay Loera, a co-author on an Iovine research article studying chemotherapeutic agents, traveled for a year and plans to attend medical school in 2008. As always, I am interested to hear from former students and research group members.

Kua Research Update

The Kua research group is continuing to progress in several areas of self-assembly. Keaton Tomlin ('08) is running simulations to watch antimony trichloride and dioxane self-assemble. Charles Gyselbrecht ('09) has finished electronic structure calculations on boroxine heterotrimers and is working on parameterizing a reactive force field to simulate the assembly of boronic acid molecules into covalent organic frameworks. (Charles' first paper on boroxine kinetics was published this past summer.); Both Keaton and Charles presented posters at the MSC Conference at Caltech this past Spring. Dan Stroik ('08) is running quantum calculations to study the oligomerization of methylglyoxal. He is also working on related experiments in David De Haan's research group. Dan is continuing a project started by Sean Hanley ('08) on the oligomerization of the smaller glyoxal molecule (manuscript recently submitted to the Journal of Physical Chemistry and under review). Our newest member is Sara Hansen ('08) who has just started calculations to explore the chemistry of a boronate ester framework.

Malachowski Research Update

As synthetic organic chemists, we love to make new compounds. As such, we shifted our work from modeling biological systems into synthesizing new compounds that can serve as building blocks for coordination solids. Our group has made some nice progress in the synthesis of dipyrromethenes’ that complex to metal ions like copper. In the lab, Chelsea Davis and Randy Yale, have returned to “holding it down” while Alex Dru and Stephanie Kishbaugh are “ramping it up”! Everyone is working hard at mastering the challenges of crystallization. This year, we have published, “Synthesis, Structure, Redox Properties and Azide Binding for a Series of Biphenyl-Based Cu (II) Complexes,” in the Journal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions; from work of former USD students Ryan White, Zachary Thawley, and Angie Thayer. This year, I have also published two papers in this area, conducted workshops and talks expounding these ideas.

Mills Research Update

The Mills research group is making initial steps toward understanding how metals are inserted into proteins. Over the summer, Laura Murphy (’08) spent her time developing conditions to express a copper amine oxidase from Saccharomyces cerevisiae (Baker’s yeast). By the end of the summer she made some initial attempts to purify this protein. She will continue to tweak this system this fall and hopes to begin evaluating the protein in the spring. She has been joined by Kaitlyn Dang (’10) this semester. Joey Schneider (’09) spent the summer working with a local biotech company to develop an instrument that will help him understand the metal binding properties of the Ferric Uptake Regulator (Fur) from Pseudomonas aeruginosa (a bacterium). He is joined by Julie Becherer ('09) in this project. Julie will be developing an expression system for the Fur protein from a different bacterium, Lactobacillus plantarum.

Tahmassebi Research Update

Calvin Schneider, April Stanley and Will Porterfield

Work in the Tahmassebi lab has recently been focused on two major projects, both involving non-natural nucleosides synthesized in our lab. In one project, which is collaborative with Dr. Tammy Dwyer, Danielle Pfaff (a senior) continues to study the structure of DNA duplexes containing non-natural nucleosides using 2D-NMR and computational methods. On another project, Will Porterfield (junior) with help from April Stanley (freshman) has almost completed the synthesis of a fluorescent dideoxynucleoside in order to study the motion of the DNA Polymerase enzyme complexed with a DNA primer: template as it binds incoming nucleotides. On another aspect of the same project, Calvin Schneider (junior) and Chad Amador (junior; not pictured) are working to correlate the distance dependence of the quenching of a fluorescent nucleoside by a quencher molecule for use in DNA Polymerase studies.

New External Grants Obtained by Chemistry and Biochemistry Faculty in 2007

Faculty Member(s)


Project Title

Funding Period

Total $$

David De Haan/
Scott Anders (Law)

San Diego Foundation Blasker Grant

Determining Solution Pathways to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the San Diego Region



Peter Iovine

San Diego Foundation Blasker Grant

Biocompatible Green Materials from Renewable Agricultural Feedstocks



Jeremy Kua

American Chemical Society – Petroleum Research Fund

Boron-containing Covalent Organic Frameworks: Simulating Dynamics of Self-Assembly



Leigh Plesniak

National Institutes of Health

Hunter-Killer Peptides and Their Membrane Interactions



Debbie Tahmassebi

Research Corporation

Fluorescence Studies of Polymerase-DNA Complexes



Total Secured


Faculty and Student Co-Authored Research Publications in 2007 (students designated by *):

  • Grant, C. V. Sit, S. -L. De Angelis, A. A. Khuong, K. S. Plesniak, L. A. Opella, S. J., "An efficient 1H/31P double-resonance solid-state NMR probe that utilizes a scroll coil”, J. Magn. Reson. 188, 279-284 (2007).

  • Matsuda, S. Fillo, J. D.*; Henry, A. A. Wilkens, S. J. Dwyer, T. J. Wemmer, D. E. Spraggon, G. Geierstanger, B. H. Schultz, P. G. Romesberg, F. E. "Unnatural Base Pair Structure-Activity Relationships”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 129, 10466-10473 (2007).

  • Chen, J. Russo, R. Chao, W. Margerum, L. D. Malachowski, M. R. White, R.*; Thawley, Z.*; Thayer, A.*; Rheingold, A. L. Zakharov, L. N., "Synthesis, Structure, Redox Properties and Azide Binding for a Series of Biphenyl-Based Cu(II) Complexes," J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 2571, (2007).

  • Kua, J. Gyselbrecht, C. R.*, "Thermodynamics and kinetics of nethylboroxine-amine adduct formation: A computational study", J. Phys. Chem. A 111, 4759-4766 (2007).

  • Harned, T. Kalous, O. Neuwelt, A.*; Loera, J.*; Neuwelt, E. Iovine, P. M. Reynolds, C. P., “Sodium Thiosulfate (STS) Administered Six Hours After Cisplatin Does Not Compromise Anti-Neuroblastoma Activity”, Proc. Amer. Assoc. Cancer Res., 48, 1172 (2007).

    Faculty and Student Co-Authored Education Related Publications in 2007

    (students designated by *):
    • Malachowski, M. R. Nelson, M., “Lessons from the CUR Institutes on Institutionalizing Undergraduate Research,” Society for the Teaching of Psychology (in press).

    • Herrinton, T. R., J. Chem. Ed., 84(9), 1427 (2007).

    • Tahmassebi, D. C. Williamson, J. R., "Balancing Teaching and Research in Obtaining a Faculty Position at a Predominantly Undergraduate Institution", ACS Chem. Biol., 2 (8), 521-524 (2007).

    • Mitchell, T. A.*, Finocchio, D. Kua, J., "Predicting the stability of hypervalent molecules" J. Chem. Educ. 84, 629-634 (2007).

    Our Newest Alumni: Chemistry and Biochemistry Class of 2007

    Kyle Botsch Sapphire Energetics (San Diego)
    Joanna Cole Helps International (Guatemala)
    Julio De Unamuno
    Leia Dally
    LisaMarie Di Pasquale
    Christopher Dru Loyola University (Medicine)
    Kate Grillot Arena Pharmaceuticals (San Diego)
    Joshua Gurr Vertex Pharmaceuticals (San Diego)
    Michelle Heaton
    John Javier
    Michelle Leibrand University of Washington (Medicinal Chemistry)
    Jason Loera
    Brian McCarthy Biogen Idec (San Diego)
    Paulo (Marco) Neri
    Alexander (Sasha) Neuwelt Fulbright Fellowship (Wroclaw, Poland)
    Chi Nguyen Creighton University (Pharmacy)
    Cristina Osborne University of Colorado Health Sciences (RA)
    Timothy Parr
    Nicole Pena UCSF Medical Center (Patient Care Specialist)
    Erik Raaum Actimis Pharmaceuticals (San Diego)
    Marshall Schulz
    Kristian Sievert
    Brianna Simon Pharmatek (San Diego)
    Kevin Sweeney University of Washington (Dentistry)
    Tiffany Wilkus Intradigm Corporation (Pala Alto)

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