Science Alumni Conference 2012

SUNY Fredonia Science Alumni Conference

Homecoming Saturday, September 29th 2012

Speaker Schedule 

 

Biology, Biochemistry & Environmental Science
Williams’ Center S-204A

1:00-1:25

Jeffrey Diers
Watershed Coordinator Chautauqua County Department of Planning & Economic Development, Division of Planning
Invasive Water Chestnut in Chautauqua Lake

1:25-1:50

Tony Contento (1995 Biology)
Visiting Assistant Professor, SUNY Oswego
A Life in Science and the Importance of Scientific Advocacy

1:50-2:15

Jeanette Almekinder (2004, Medical Technology)
Almekinder Dairy
How Now, Brown Cow?- My path to a non-traditional career

2:15-2:40

Terri Minunni Ercole (1984 Medical Technology)
Penfield Central School District
From Testtubes to Teachertube.com

2:40-3:05

BREAK

3:05-3:30

Frank J. Priznar (1976 Special Studies Environmental Science)
President & CEO of PRIZIM Inc
Mistakes Are Only Lessons

3:30-3:55

Jason Gestwicki (1997 Chemistry & Recombinant Gene Technology)
Associate Professor and Director of the Center of Chemical Genomics
University of MichiganHoughton meets Jewett: New Treatments for Cataract Using Chemical Biology  
**this session is in S-204 B***.



Chemistry
Williams Center S-204B

1:00-1:25

Scott Simpson (2010 Chemistry)
PhD Candidate, SUNY Buffalo
Substituted Benzene Derivatives on the Cu(111) Surface

1:25-1:50

Jim Kempf (1993 Chemistry)
Bruker Biospin Corporation
Electric Fields in NMR

1:50-2:15

Christopher Cahill (1993 Chemistry)
Professor, Department of Chemistry, George Washington University
Interesting chemistry from the part of the periodic table that no one really talks about

2:15-2:40

Barry E Moore II (2011 Chemistry)
PhD Candidate, SUNY Buffalo
The analysis of optical activity in terms of bonds and lone-pairs: the difficult case of norbornenone.

2:40-3:05

BREAK

3:05-3:30

Don Brenner (1982 chemistry)
Associate Department Head and Kobe Distinguished, North Carolina State
Computational Materials Chemistry

3:30-3:55

Jason Gestwicki (1997 Chemistry & Recombinant Gene Technology)
Associate Professor and Director of the Center of Chemical Genomics
University of Michigan
Houghton meets Jewett: New Treatments for Cataract Using Chemical Biology

3:55-4:20

Amy Diegleman Parente (1995 Chemistry)
Assistant Professor, Mercyhurst College
Biochemistry in the Environment: an Elusive Quest for Splenda and More in Lake Erie

4:20-4:45

Amanda Petrus (2003 Chemistry)
Clark University, Biology Department
Comparative analyses of vitamin B12 synthesis and usage among the ancient thermophilic Thermotoga phylum reveals novel biosynthesis pathways

4:45– 5:10

Carl Gaupp (1997 Chemistry)
Hilton High School, Rochester NY
From Research Chemist to High School Chemistry Teacher: an Unconventional Path to Fulfillment

5:10-5:35

Loriana Valentin Bromberg (2009 Chemistry)
PhD Candidate, SUNY Binghamton
Smooth Sailing After Fredonia:  Navigating the Journey After Graduation.


Medicinal & Pharmaceutical
Williams’ Center S-204C

1:00-1:25

Jonathan Sanford (2009 Molecular Genetics)
PhD Candidate, Ohio State University
Analysis of polymorphisms regulating hepatic CYP2C19 expression and the role of biomarkers in personalized medicine.

1:25-1:50

Dr. Shari M. Yudenfreund-Sujka (1978/79 Biology)
Anesthesiologist (retired)
Life is not a straight path, there are many twists and turns to take.

1:50-2:15

Dr. Paula Sperry (1977 Biology)
Sperry Chiropractic, Eastham MA
The Doctor of the Future

2:15-2:40

Fred Guerriero (1971/74 Biology)
Manager, Occupational Toxicology (retired), GlaxoSmithKline
37&1/2 Years in the Pharmaceutical Industry - Twists, Turns and Mergers

2:40-3:05

BREAK

3:05-3:50

Deborah Bruner (1985, Medical Technology)
Business Process Analyst
Worldwide Safety and Regulatory Operations, Pfizer, Inc.
Mark Bruner (1984 Biology/Chemistry)
Associate Director, Johnson & Johnson, Janesen Pharmaceutical
Pharmaceutical Development and Business Strategy.

 
Space and Atmospheric Science
Williams Center S-204D

1:00-1:25

Dave Mittlefehldt (1973 Geology)
Planetary Scientist, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
The NASA Dawn Mission to Asteroid (4) Vesta

1:25-1:50

Andrew Heymsfield (1969 Physics)
Senior Scientist, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Can Airplanes Make Holes in Clouds?

1:50-2:15

Gerald Heymsfield (1971 physics)
Research Meteorologist , Goddard Mesoscale Atmospheric Processes Branch at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Studying Hurricanes with Unmanned Planes


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