Faculty & Staff

Sandra M. Banks
Adjunct Professor
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

Beth Kochly
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Mary Ann Childers Kinkead Faculty Awardee
Department Head
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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Visiting Scholars

Ronald Chiarello
Associate Adjunct 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

Lynn Delker
Adjunct Professor
NSB 116, 510.430.3133,
Office Hours: Monday 11:00-11:55, Tuesday 1:30-2:25, Wednesday 1:30-3:00, Friday 11:00-11:55
Professional Interests: Physics and science education

Jennifer Cassano
NSB 118, 510.430.2137
Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00-11:00

Heike Held
Assistant Adjunct Professor
NSB 118, 510.430.2137,
Office Hours: Wednesday 1:00-2:00, Thursdays 11:15-12:00
Professional Interests: Bioorganic chemistry, use of synthetic organic chemistry to study biological processes

Nicci Synder
NSB 118. 510.430.2137

Felisa Wolfe-Simon
Chan-Norris Visiting Professor


Antonio Arredondo
Laboratory Coordinator/Faculty Administrative Assistant
NSB 202, 510.430.2374,

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Last Updated: 3/15/18