Associate Faculty (Chemistry)

Irina Slobodov

Irina Slobodov

Associate Faculty (Chemistry)
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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.


  • 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

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