Chair Notes

Dear ACS Members,

It’s that time of year! By the time you read this, you probably have enjoyed a tasty Thanksgiving dinner with friends or family and are looking forward to the next holidays and the end of the year.

On October 26th we celebrated National Chemistry Week with our own ChemExpo at Miramar College. It was a huge success – a more detailed overview can be found in the newsletter.

We had a great event to end the year, “Harnessing Poop for the Cure, Omics and Machine Learning to Create Novel Therapies”, a presentation given by Dr. Stephanie Culler – co-founder & CEO of Persephone Biome. This event was hosted at Takeda – thank you to them and all our hosts for monthly meetings this year.

If your company would be interested in hosting a monthly meeting in 2020, please contact James Caldwell ( with contact information and availability.

Don’t forget to register for our Annual Holiday Party at Sufi Mediterranean Cuisine on December 3rd. RSVP by Monday, December 2, 2019: If you are unable to register online, please use voice mail: 1- 619-687-5570.

You will hear about the election results for the Local Section, highlights from 2019 and upcoming events in 2020 from our new Chair, James Caldwell. Please note our Executive Committee Meeting dates for 2020 in this newsletter as well

Hope to see most of you on December 3rd. Have a joyful Holiday Season!

Jennifer Barber-Singh, Co-Chair
San Diego Section of the American Chemical Society