Course Spotlight: Chemistry 2990

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Chemistry 2990 at The Ohio State University is a seminar course targeting chemistry majors focusing on the development of professional skills, conducting literature searches, writing research papers, and exploring careers and research options. Offered by Dr. Nicole Karn on Monday’s at 3:00 PM, this course will help students hone their writing skills and understanding, while having the opportunity to attend research presentations given by faculty conducting research. Sign up for the Spring 2019 semester! Take a look at the tentative syllabus for an in-depth course description and schedule.

New Honors Course Offered in Autumn 2016

Primary Care Across Countries—Honors (PUBHHMP 4660H/HTHRHSC 4660H) will be offered in Autumn 2016. Chemistry and Biochemistry students pursuing graduate school, professional school, or looking to work in the medical or health fields may be particularly interested in this course.

Topics include the exploration of why access to high-quality health care is important for the overall heath of the population, and understanding how different countries practice primary care. Students will look in-depth at countries-including Australia, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, and United Kingdom-to gain an understanding and respect for the multifaceted face of primary care systems in light of political, economic, cultural, social, and historical contexts. Finally, students will look at the outcomes these systems have on various aspects of society.



  • Mondays 2:15 PM – 4:45 PM.

With Who?

  • Lorraine S. Wallace, PhD


  • To gain an understanding of how primary care systems are constructed.
  • Understand the political, economic, multicultural, social and historical contexts of their systems development.
  • See the outcomes of each system on various segments of society.

Have any questions?

Contact Lorraine S. Wallace,


Chem 5430: Carbohydrate Chemistry

This Spring, Chemistry 5430 (Carbohydrate Chemistry) will be a course offering.

Carbohydrate Chemistry topics include degradative reactions in acids and bases, protecting group manipulations, strategies and functional group inter-conversions, reactions at the anomeric center and pseudosugars, chemical glycoside synthesis, NMR of carbohydrates, biosynthesis of carbohydrates and enzymatic synthesis methods, and biology of carbohydrates. 



  • Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:35 a.m.- 10:55 a.m.

With who?

  • Dr. Christopher Callam


  • Gain a better understanding of glycol-science
  • Develop knowledge of synthesis, conformation, and biological importance of carbohydrates and oligosaccharides
  • Develop scientific problem solving skills and application of carbohydrate chemistry to new situations

Have any questions?

Contact Dr. Christopher Callam,



Chem 4550: Inorganic Chemistry Lab

This Spring, Inorganic Chemistry Lab (Chem 4550) will be a course offering.

Inorganic topics include chelates, electron-transfer, the kinetic trans-effect, isomerism, solid state chemistry, metal-metal bonding, magnetism, absorption, and emission.


  • Lecture: Mondays 3:00-3:55 p.m.
  • Lab: Tuesdays OR Thursdays 11:10 a.m.- 2:05 p.m.

With Who?

  • Dr. Rebecca Ricciardo


  • Learn new synthesis and characterization techniques
  • Use advanced instrumentation in modern lab space
    • FTIR, Luminescence, UV-Vis, X-ray diffration

This lab also fulfills the advanced lab requirement for a BS in Chemistry and help fulfills requirements for an ACS certified degree.

Have any questions? 

Contact Dr. Ricciardo, 120B Celeste Lab,