Faculty

Full-Time Faculty


William Karney

Department Chair
(415) 422-5842

William Karney received his PhD in Organic Chemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1994. Prior to his position at USF he did...

Education:

PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

Courses:

Organic Chemistry I, Organic Chemistry II, Organic Chemistry Laboratory II, Environmental Chemistry, Advanced Organic Chemistry Lab, Research Methods & Practice, Directed Study, Laboratory, Environmental Chemistry

Osasere Evbuomwan

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-4914

Her research is focused on the development of lantha-nide complexes for prostate cancer diagnosis, and image-guided tumor resection.

Education:

PhD, University of Texas at Dallas | Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Texas at Dallas | Postdoctoral Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Courses:

Inorganic Chemistry I, Laboratory, Research Methods & Practice, Integrated Laboratory, Graduate Directed Study

Lawrence Margerum

Professor
(415) 422-5928

Professor Margerum started his professional career at the Clorox Technical Center investigating such areas as bleach stable metal chelates. He spend...

Education:

PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | Postdoctoral Fellow, UCLA

Courses:

Laboratory, General Chemistry II, Laboratory, Analytical Chemistry, Laboratory, Research Methods & Practice, Directed Study, Graduate Directed Study, Graduate Research Methods, Thesis Writing

William Melaugh

Professor
(415) 422-5930

Dr. Melaugh teaches general chemistry, organic chemistry and biochemistry. His areas of interest include: the application of mass spectrometry to the...

Education:

PhD, University of California, San Francisco

Courses:

General Chemistry I, Laboratory, General Chemistry II, Laboratory, Organic Chemistry I, Organic Chemistry II, Organic Chemistry Lab I, Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry I, Biochemistry II, Fundamentals of Biochemistry

Giovanni Meloni

Professor
(415) 422-6159

Prior to joining the University of San Francisco, Dr. Meloni carried out post-doctoral research at the University of California, Berkeley and at...

Education:

PhD, Universita' di Roma, La Sapienza

Courses:

Physical Chemistry I, Research Methods & Practice, Graduate Directed Study, Graduate Research Methods, Thesis Writing

Herman Nikolayevskiy

Assistant Professor

Herman Nikolayevskiy received his BE in Chemical Engineering from Cooper Union, a primarily-undergraduate institution in the heart of NYC. After a...

Education:

PhD, Organic Chemistry, Yale University | BE, Chemical Engineering, Cooper Union

Tami Spector

Professor
(415) 422-2927

Tami Spector received her bachelor's from Bard College, her PhD from Dartmouth College, and was a post-doctoral researcher at the University of...

Education:

PhD, Dartmouth College

Courses:

Organic Chemistry I, Organic Chemistry II, Organic Chemistry Laboratory II, Kitchen Science, Advanced Organic Chemistry Lab, Advanced Organic Synthesis, Graduate Directed Study, Graduate Research Methods, Thesis Writing

Ryan West

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-6142

Prior to arriving at USF, Professor West received his PhD in chemistry at the Georgia Institute of Technology under Prof. Jiří Janata. For his thesis...

Education:

PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology | Postdoctoral Fellow, NIST

Courses:

General Chemistry I, Laboratory, General Chemistry II, Analytical Chemistry, Laboratory, Physical Chemistry I, Physical Chemistry II, Research Methods & Practice, Integrated Laboratory, Graduate Directed Study, Graduate Research Methods, Thesis Writing

Janet Yang

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-4517

Janet Yang received her BS from Yale University and then promptly headed for the West Coast. She attended the University of California San Francisco...

Education:

PhD, University of California San Francisco | Postdoctoral Fellow, California Institute of Technology

Courses:

General Chemistry I, Biochemistry I, Biochemistry II, Experimental Biochemistry, Fundamentals of Biochemistry, Research Methods & Practice, Directed Study, Graduate Directed Study, Thesis Writing

Part-Time Faculty


John Cobley

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-6450

John Griffin Cobley is a professor of chemistry. He received his bachelor's and PhD from the University of Bristol; was a postdoc fellow at UCSF...

Education:

PhD, University of Bristol

Expertise:

The integration of ideas across disciplines in natural science, biochemistry

Courses:

Evolution & Human Origins, Laboratory

Joseph Leonetti

Adjunct Professor

Dr. Joseph Leonetti (USF Chemistry degree) went to U.C. Santa Barbara for his Ph.D. with Professor Dan Little doing di-radical chemistry and organic...

Education:

Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

Courses:

Wkshp in Gen Chem 111 (PLTL), Wkshp in Gen Chem 113 (PLTL)

Emeriti Faculty


Claire Castro

Research Professor
(415) 422-6069

After receiving her bachelor's in botany from UC Berkeley in 1982, Claire Castro loafed around the East Bay working in used book and record stores...

Education:

PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

Courses:

Organic Chemistry II, Organic Chemistry Lab I, Medicinal Chemistry

John Cobley

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-6450

John Griffin Cobley is a professor of chemistry. He received his bachelor's and PhD from the University of Bristol; was a postdoc fellow at UCSF...

Education:

PhD, University of Bristol

Expertise:

The integration of ideas across disciplines in natural science, biochemistry

Courses:

Evolution & Human Origins, Laboratory

Jeff Curtis

Professor
(415) 422-6391

Dr. Curtis' areas of interest and research in inorganic chemistry include: optical and thermal electron-transfer processes, redox kinetics and...

Education:

PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Courses:

General Chemistry II, Laboratory