Department of Chemistry

New Faculty Member Jasmine Bryant Joins USC Chemistry
The department enthusiastically welcomes Associate Professor (teaching) Jasmine Bryant, who will teach undergraduate courses including Chem 103 and 105b starting this fall semester. Dr. Bryant comes from the University of Washington, where she has served as a lecturer and senior lecturer in the Department of Chemistry since 2011 and in 2002 received her Ph. D. in inorganic chemistry with advisor Prof. James Mayer. Dr. Bryant has received several prestigious teaching awards at UW, including the Distinguished Teaching Award for Innovation with Technology.  Prior to 2011, she served as Director of Communications and IT Project Manager at UW’s NSF Center for Enabling New Technologies through Catalysis.

Incoming Graduate Students Hail from Twelve Countries
The Department of Chemistry cordially welcomes a diverse group of new students, 23 women and 18 men, from home countries including the United States, China, Germany, Great Britain, India, Iran, Jamaica,  Mexico, Rwanda, Taiwan, Turkey and Vietnam. Students will spend the fall semester rotating among research groups within areas of interest before selecting faculty advisors and joining specific labs for the duration of their PhD programs.

Hats Off to New Chemistry PhDs
Seventeen graduates in Chemistry received their ceremonial hoods at the 2018 USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony on May 10. During the festive celebration at Cromwell Field on University Park Campus, each candidate’s dissertation committee chair presented the hood, a symbol of the Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) degree. The Department hosted a lunch reception afterward for graduates, faculty, family and friends.
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Seminar / Events

08/30/2018: Chemical Biology
Professor Sivaraj Sivaramakrishnan
Department of Genetics, Cell Biology & Development, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
"In Cell Biochemistry: Targeting Synergies in Dynamic Protein Ensembles"
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium

09/04/2018: Inorganic
Professor Hill Harman
Department of Chemistry, University of California, Riverside
"Boron-Doped Acenes for the Redox Activation of Small Molecules"
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium

09/06/2018: Chemical Biology
Professor Evan Miller
Department of Chemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium

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