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Sandra M. Banks
Lecturer, Chemistry
NSB 118, 510.430.3133,
Professional Interests: Chemical education, organic chemistry-spectroscopy and organic chemistry reaction mechanisms

John S. Brabson
Professor of Chemistry
Program Head of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Program Head of Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical
NSB 128, 510.430.2203,
Professional Interests: Antifungal compounds and their modes of action, sphingolipid metabolism in Pichia ciferrii

Kristina Faul
Professor of Geochemistry and Environmental Geology
Rhoda Goldman Professorship in Environmental Science
NSB 119, 510.430.2202,
Professional Interests: Oceanography, climate change, the chemistry of past oceans, paleoceanography

David Keeports
Professor of Chemistry and Physics
Department Head, Fall
NSB 125, 510.430.2162,
Professional Interests: Molecular spectroscopy, physics and chemistry education, software development

Beth Kochly
Associate Professor of Chemistry
NSB 129, 510.430.2085,
Professional Interests: Mechanistic studies and reactive intermediates in organic chemistry, organic reactions in ionic liquids

Elisabeth Wade
Kilgore-Snyder Professorship
Professor of Chemistry
Department Head
Program Head of Environmental Science, Fall
NSB 117, 510.430.3132,
Professional Interests: Chemical kinetics, atmospheric pollutants, atmospheric and combustion chemistry

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Emily Chu
Visiting Assistant Professor, Fall
Professional Interests: Physical chemistry, chemical kinetics, atmospheric chemistry, science policy, science education, online education

Ronald Chiarello
Visiting Assistant Professor
NSB 118, 510.430.2137,
Office Hours: Tuesdays 12:00-1:00, Mondays-Fridays 10:00-12:30
Professional Interests: DNA/RNA synthesis and application development, novel labeling techniques for biomolecules, process development in biotechnology

Lauren Comfort
Lecturer, Chemistry
NSB 117, 510.430.3313,
Office Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 10:00-11:00 and 2:00-3:00, Tuesdays 12:00-1:00
Professional Interests: Atmospheric chemistry, science education, science and patent law

Lynn Delker
Visiting Assistant Professor
NSB 118, 510.430.3133,
Office Hours: Mondays 12:00-12:50 in NSB 105, Mondays, Tuesdays 1:00-2:00, Wednesdays 9:00-9:50, Fridays 1:00-2:00 or by appointment in NSB 118
Professional Interests: Physics and science education

Heike Held
Visiting Assistant Professor
NSB 118, 510.430.2137,
Office Hours: Thursdays 12:15-12:45
Professional Interests: Bioorganic chemistry, use of synthetic organic chemistry to study biological processes

Greg Nelson
Visiting Assistant Professor
NSB 118, 510.430.2317,
Office Hours: Wednesdays 1:00-2:00 and by appointment in NSB 206
Professional Interests: Transition metal complexes, polymer properties, molecular modeling, chemical structure determination, LEDs and OLEDs

Kevin Shambrook
Visiting Assistant Professor, Fall
Professional Interests: Physics of conducting polymers, improving physics education, electronics

Bill Trego
NSB 118, 510.430.2317,
Office Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays 9:00-1:00 in NSB 118
Professional Interests: Natural product synthesis, improving organic chemistry education


Pam Ralston
Laboratory Coordinator
NSB 205, 510.430.2374,

Jo Scullion
Faculty Administrative Assistant
NSB 111, 510.430.2317,
Office Hours: Thursdays 9:00-12:00

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Last Updated: 3/3/16