Faculty


Lawrence Margerum

Department Chair
(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, Inorganic Chemistry, Laboratory, Graduate Directed Study, Graduate Research Methods, Thesis Writing

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 I, Organic Chemistry II, Organic Chemistry Lab I, Medicinal Chemistry, Research Methods & Practice

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:

General Chemistry II, Inorganic Chemistry I, Laboratory, Integrated Laboratory

William Karney

Professor
(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, Environmental Chemistry, Air and Water w/Lab, Laboratory, Environmental Chemistry

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, Directed Study, Graduate Directed Study, Graduate Research Methods, Thesis Writing

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

Contact Info

Department of Chemistry

Mon-Fri, 8:30a.m. - 5p.m.

Harney Science Center 353 (415) 422-6157 (415) 422-5157