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National Chemistry Week EVENTS: (All Pacific Time)
1) Oct 19, 2020, Monday: 5-6 pm Talk
Dr. Ian S. Haworth, Associate Professor & Vice Chair, Department of Pharmacology & Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, University of Southern California
"Chemistry in Drug Design and Delivery: Use of Chemical Principles to Make Better Drugs"
2) Oct 20, 2020, Tuesday 5-6 pm Talk
Dr. Krishna Kallury, Ph.D.
"Ingredients for Life – Chemistry of Healthy Foods"
3) Oct 21, 2020, Wednesday 5-6 pm Talk
Dorothy Pan, resident physician at Keck Hospital and LA County Hospital with the USC Caruso Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, training to be a surgeon-scientist advancing therapies for and treating disorders of the ears, nose, and throat.
"Nanoparticle Drug Delivery: History and Future Developments"
4) Oct 22, 2020, Thursday 5-6 pm Talk
Professor G. K. Surya Prakash, Director of Loker Hydrocarbon Research, Institute and Chair of the Department of Chemistry at USC
"Long Term Sustainability through Carbon Dioxide Capture and Conversion: The Methanol Economy"
5) Oct 23, 2020, Friday 5-6 pm Talk
Brenda Eap, Ph.D. Student, USC
"Ketone bodies in aging"
6) Oct 24, 2020, Saturday 10 am -11 am Talk
Jessica Weber, Ph.D., JPL Postdoctoral Fellow (3227), Origins and Habitability Lab
"Mineral organic interactions and prebiotic chemistry"
7) Oct 24, 2020, Saturday 11 am -12 pm Panel Discussion
"Women for Chemistry and STEM career"
A) Jessica Weber (JPL)
B) Maggie Fox (PhD student at UCLA)
C) Dorothy Pan (Keck Hospital and LA County Hospital)
D) Khushbu Patel (Relativity Space)
E) Brenda Eap (USC)
F) Dr. Kristeen Pareja-Navarro (Tracy Lab)
8) Oct 24, 2020, Saturday 12-1 pm Panel Discussion
YP young professionals for Chemistry and STEM Career
A) Ryan Casey (Chaminade College Preparatory)
B) Dr. Ian S. Haworth (USC)
Volunteers needed
9) Oct 24, 2020, Saturday 1-2 pm
Tyrone Jacobs Jr. (Northrop Grumman)
"Inspiring African American and Minorities to pursue STEM"
10) Oct 24, 2020, Saturday: 2-3 pm Talk
Daniella Duran
Honors Nanoscience and Chemistry Teacher- Valencia High School, Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) Club Advisor, Teacher Facilitator/ PD provider- UCLA Nanoscience Program
STEM talk: Building partnerships, providing meaningful research experiences for students, and promoting diversity in STEM by leveraging technology and human resources
11) Oct 24, 2020, Saturday 3-4 pm Talk
Marty Waldman
BD & Intellectual Property Director / Space Systems Architect for Space Information Labs (SIL) 
"How to leverage your life experience into starting  a business"

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Dr. Ian Haworth is an Associate Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences at USC. He received his Ph.D. in Physical Organic Chemistry from the University of Liverpool, UK, and then spent three years as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Oxford, UK, before joining USC in 1992. His research work lies at the interfaces of chemistry, biochemistry, and computational prediction of molecular structure. This work involves development and utilization of algorithms for prediction of drug-protein molecular interactions and simulation of ADME properties of drugs. Dr. Haworth's laboratory has published about 100 scientific articles on this work. Current projects include examining the relationship of affinity with solvation at drug-protein interfaces; prediction of ionic solubility for utilization in ADME models for prediction of drug delivery; and use of molecular informatics in prediction of peptide delivery. Dr. Haworth also has a major role in teaching of medicinal chemistry and biopharmaceutics in the Pharm.D., Ph.D. and Masters programs at USC, and he has lectured and taught courses on this content worldwide. He is also currently Co-Director of the International Summer Program in the USC School of Pharmacy. Dr. Haworth has utilized problem-based learning and active learning in teaching of Pharm.D. science courses for many years, and he has published and presented widely on these educational approaches. Dr. Haworth is also interested in utilization of computational methods in evaluation of educational outcomes, including new approaches to curriculum mapping and assessment.
Chemistry in Drug Design and Delivery: Use of Chemical Principles to Make Better Drugs
There are two major considerations in the design of a new drug: how tightly the drug binds to its target, and how effectively can the drug be delivered to this target. These basic questions can also be applied to understanding the efficacy of a drug that is already in clinical use. In this talk, the focus will be on delivery, and how molecular structure and physicochemical properties can be used to predict whether a molecule will be a “good” oral drug. After a patient swallows a tablet, the drug in the tablet first needs to dissolve in the stomach. It then moves to the small intestine where it can be absorbed into the blood. These processes are driven by physical forces controlling rate of solution and by equilibria that depend on extent of ionization (pKa and pH), partitioning (Log P), and interactions with proteins in the gut wall. These effects can also be influenced by the in vivo environment, including food and liquids consumed at the same time the drug is taken. Several examples of these effects will be discussed for common drugs, including ibuprofen and penicillin. Understanding of drug delivery requires application of basic principles of physical chemistry to molecules in vivo. This context can be used to illustrate the importance of these principles in an applied science.
Dr. Krishna Kallury:
Krishna Kallury obtained his Ph.D. from Osmania University, India, at the age of 22. He served as Assistant and Associate Professor at the same University for 10 years and produced several Ph.D. students. He did post-doctoral work at University of Adelaide, Australia; University of London, London, U.K. and University of Toronto, Canada where he also taught undergraduate courses and supervised graduate students. After over 20 years of teaching/research at academic institutions, Dr. Kallury switched to the industrial sector and served as R&D Manager, Applications Manager and Project Scientist at Supelco, Varian/Agilent, Phenomenex and BioScreen Testing/Analytical Services, respectively, before retiring a couple of years ago. He published over 100 research papers in peer reviewed journals, written several book chapters and holds six U.S. and International patents. He is an Executive Committee member of SCALACS since 2015 and served as its Chair during 2019.
Ingredients for Life – Chemistry of Healthy Foods
Chemistry plays a vital role in defining the composition of food materials and how safe they are with respect to human health and safety. The current presentation identifies food products that provide amino acids/proteins, omega-3-fatty acids, vitamins, carbohydrates and dietary fiber for healthy living. Also included in the discussion are the preservatives and other ingredients that are added to food materials and the purpose they serve. The work of Regulatory Agencies that oversee the food and nutrition industry to ensure public safety will also be discussed.

Tyrone Jacobs, Jr., 26 years old, was born in Chicago, IL. He is currently based in Los Angeles, CA. Tyrone strives to become the best speaker, engineer, leader, man, and person that he can be. His mission is to give hope to the hopeless. He aims to show people that, regardless of their past circumstances and environment, that, they can become successful and accomplish their wildest goals and dreams.
Maggie Fox is currently a 3rd year Ph.D. student in Materials Science and Engineering at UCLA researching 2.5D batteries and energy-efficient materials. She received her B.S. in Materials Chemistry from SUNY Binghamton in 2018. While there she did research abroad in Grenoble, France as a visiting research assistant through the LSAMP iREU program. Outside of the lab, Maggie works on several STEM education initiatives, serves as a Mentorship Coordinator for the Society of Women Engineers Graduate Leadership Team, is an avid baseball fan, and is training for her next marathon!
Khushbu Patel is the Avionics HITL Engineer at Relativity Space | STEM Chair at AIAA Los Angeles/ Las Vegas Chapter. She waas Avionics Simulations Engineer in Virgin Orbit and GN&C Intern in Odyssey Space Research, LLC. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) from Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering.

Marty Waldman

BD & Intellectual Property Director / Space Systems
Architect for Space Information Labs (SIL)
-NDIA Southern Nevada Chapter Founder/1st President, Jan 2018-2020
-Las Vegas Chapter Chair of the Los Angeles/Las Vegas AIAA
-Las Vegas Spaceport Project Lead @LasVegasSpaceport
-Co-founder of the Endeavour Institute STEM outreach organization, Vandenberg AFB, CA

Mr. Waldman brings over 43 years of DoD Navy and Air Force Program Management experience to SIL from his technical involvement with Cruise Missile, Space Shuttle, Titan IV, Minuteman, Peacekeeper and Eastern/Western Range Data Acquisition and Processing Systems. Having successfully authored and prosecuted numerous Patents, Mr. Waldman’s insight and understanding of what’s necessary to bring a product to the commercial/military market is continually demonstrated via the fielding of these and other key technologies at SIL.

Leading SIL projects include the Vehicle Based Independent Tracking System (VBITS) Patent # 5739787, Military Grade Small Satellites, Space Rated Battery/Power Systems, Vehicle Based Independent Range System (VBIRS), Patent Publication # US20170328678A1, granted as Patent #10,302,398 on 28 May 2019. All systems support Missile, Rocket, Hypersonic, Satellite, Aircraft and UAV operations.

Mr. Waldman is also a key team-member with the Small Modular Nuclear Reactor/Microgrid development for Nevada test & implementation: B.S. Electrical Engineering, Northeastern University. 34+ Years of Navy/Air Force Civil Service prior to his current Private Sector Service.

How to leverage your life experience into starting  a business.
-Learn how I began with entrepreneurial consumer items and evolved into important alliances that resulted in our current aerospace business.