Irina  Slobodov

Faculty, Chemistry

Irina Slobodov started teaching at Mission College Chemistry Department in 2012. She is also presently teaching at Ohlone College in Newark, CA. She previously worked as Summer Science Instructor for the Upward Bound Program, teaching and mentoring first generation college students. Prior to entering the teaching field, Irina worked in the pharmaceutical industry as medicinal chemist synthesizing small molecule antiviral targets. Irina Slobodov started teaching at Mission College Chemistry Department in 2012. She is also presently teaching at Ohlone College in Newark, CA. She previously worked as Summer Science Instructor for the Upward Bound Program, teaching and mentoring first generation college students. Prior to entering the teaching field, Irina worked in the pharmaceutical industry as medicinal chemist synthesizing small molecule antiviral targets.

Education 

M.S. in Chemistry, University of California San Diego;
B.S. in Chemistry, concentration Biochemistry, San Jose State University 

Courses Taught 

Chem 1A:  General Chemistry I
Chem 1B:  General Chemistry II
Chem 002:  Introduction to Chemistry
Chem 002L:  Introductory Chemistry Lab

Expertise

Irina’s main area of expertise is in synthesis and characterization of small organic molecules.  While studying at UCSD, she worked on multi-step synthesis of natural products in the Garcinia Cambogia family. While working at Genelabs Technologies, she gained experience synthesizing and analyzing potential drug targets for the treatment of Hepatitis C. 

Fast Facts

Irina’s main area of expertise is in synthesis and characterization of small organic molecules.  While studying at UCSD, she worked on the multi-step synthesis of natural products in the Garcinia Cambogia family. While working at Genelabs Technologies, she gained experience synthesizing and analyzing potential drug targets for the treatment of Hepatitis C. 

Favorite Quote

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less. ~ Marie Curie

 

Irina Slobodov

Irina Slobodov
phone: not listed
email: irina.slobodova@missioncollege.edu
office: by appt