Chemistry

Summer Research 2011
in conjunction with the Ronald E. McNair & the Mellon Mays Associates Programs 

Presentations from Undergraduate Research Fellows and Associates in Chemistry 

2011 Prof. Rex Pratt and Rachel Merzel, '12.

2011 Hughes Poster Session, Exley Science Center

Oscar Takabvirwar, '14 poster. 2011 Robert Stolz poster.

2011 Prof. Philip Bolton with his research students.

2011 Andras Sagi poster.
Kwaku Obeng Akoi, "Synthesis and Characterization of a Co(III) Complex with 1,4, 7, 10-Tetraazacyclododecane Tetraacetic Acid: A Diamagnetic Analogue for a Class of Paramagnetic Transition Metal Complexes."

Mentor:  Professor T. David Westmoreland
"Hughes Fellow 2011"

Kwaku Obeng Akoi '14
 
2011 Charles Baron, '12  "Possible Common Inhibitors of b-Lactamases and Amide Signature Enzymes."

Mentor: Professor Rex F. Pratt
"Hughes Fellow 2011"

Charles Baron, '12

 
2011 Evan Baum, '13

 

"Electrochemical Oxidation of a COT Derivative in Allyltrimethylsilane."

Mentor:  Professor Albert J. Fry
"Hughes Associate 2011"

Evan Baum, '13

 
2011 Jennifer Corcoran, '12 "Construction of a Mn(II)-Selective Electrode."

Mentor:  Professor T. David Westmoreland
"Hughes Associate 2010, 2011"

Jennifer Corcoran, '12
 
2011 Chuqiao Dong, '13 "Syntheses of Two o-Aryloxycarbonyl Hydroxamates as Potential b-Lactamase Inhibitors."

Mentor:  Professor Rex F. Pratt
"Hughes Associate 2011"

Chuqiao Dong, '13 
 
2011 Chinh Duong, '13 "Spectral Assignment and Structural Determination of the Argon-36 Cyclopentanone van der Waals Complex."

Mentor:  Professor Stewart E. Novick and Professor Wallace C. Pringle
"Hughes Associate 2011"

Chinh Duong, '13 
 
2011 Lee Gottesdiener, '12 "Purification of Membrane Fusion Protein RtxD by Refolding."

Mentor: Professor Rich Olson
"Hughes Associate 2011"

Lee Gottesdiener, '12

 
2011 Suzanne Ho, '13 "The Binding Properties of Integration Host Factor with the H1 Consensus Sequence."

Mentor: Professor Ishita Mukerji
"Hughes Fellow 2011"

Suzanne Ho, '13

 
2011 Julie Hsia, '14 "The Synthesis of a Lignin Mimic."

Mentor:  Professor Erika A. Taylor
"Hughes Fellow 2011"

Julie Hsia, '14
 
2011 Thomas Kuntz, '12 "Energetics and Dynamics of 9-Fluorenemethanol Complexes with Alcohols."

Mentor:  Professor Joseph L. Knee
"Hughes Fellow 2011"

Thomas Kuntz, '12
 
2011 Kelvin Kwofie, '12 "Exploring an Alternate Synthetic Pathway of Rocaglamide."

Mentor:  Professor Michael A. Calter
"Hughes Fellow 2011"

Kelvin Kwofie, '12
 
2011 Sophie Levan, '12 "Determination of Sugar-Binding Selectivity and Affinity in Vibrio cholerae Cytolysin (VCC)."

Mentor: Professor Rich Olson
"Hughes Fellow 2011"

Sophia Levan, '12

 
2011 Rachel Merzel, '12 "The Electrochemical Oxidation of Diphenylacetaldehyde: A Mechanistic Study."

Mentor:  Professor Albert J. Fry
"Hughes Associate 2010, Sonnenblick 2011"

Rachel Merzel, '12

 
2011 Maika Nagata, '13 "Correlation of Solution Infrared Spectroscopy with Solid State Coordination Number in Five-, Six-, and Eight-Coordinate Transition Metal Complexes of a Tetrakis (amido) tetraazamacrocycle."

Mentor:  Professor T. David Westmoreland
"Hughes Associate 2011"

Maika Nagata, '13 
 
2011 Abraham Ngu "Purification and Production of LigAB Mutants."

Mentor:  Professor Erika A. Taylor
"Hughes Associate 2010, COE 2011"

Abraham Ngu, '13
 
2011 Kateryn Nunez, '13 "Molecular Beacon-Equilibrium Cyclization to Determine Binding Affinities of TBPc."

Mentor:  Professor Philip H. Bolton and Professor Ishita Mukerji
"Hughes Associate 2011"

Kateryn Nunez, '13

 
2011 Natalia Powers-Riggs "Design and Synthesis of Covalent Organic Polygons."

Mentor:  Professor Brian H. Northrop
"Hughes Associate 2011"

Natalia Powers-Riggs, '13

 
2011 Heidi Ransohoff, '12 "Synthesis of a Potential New b-Lactamase Inhibitor."

Mentor:   Professor Rex F. Pratt
"Sonnenblick 2010, Hughes Associate 2011"

Heidi Ransohoff, '12
 
2011 Andras Sagi, '14 "Determination of the Structural Locations of Binding of Selected Ligands on 24-mer and 15-mer Quadruplex Structures via Fluorescence-Visualized Hydroxyl Radical Footprinting Assays."

Mentor:  Professor Philip H. Bolton
"Hughes Fellow 2011"

Andras Sagi, '14
 
2011 Patrick Sarver, '14 "The Catalytic Asymmetric Interrupted Feist Benary Reaction of a-Substituted Prophiophenones."

Mentor:  Professor Michael A. Calter
"Hughes Associate 2011"

Patrick Sarver, '14
 
2011 Robert Stolz, '12 "Improving Efficiency in Dendrimer Synthesis."

Mentor:  Professor Brian H. Northrop
"SCIC 2010, Hughes Associate 2011"

Robert Stolz, '12
 
2011 Oscar Takabvirwa, '14 "Solvation of Melittin Using Molecular Modeling."

Mentor:  Professor David L. Beveridge and Professor Christina M. Othan
"Hughes Fellow 2011"

Oscar Takabvirwa, '14
 
2011 Ging-Ji Nathan Wang, '13 "Investigating Steric Effects in Mechanically Interlocked Polymers."

Mentor:  Professor Brian H. Northrop
"Hughes Associate 2011"

Ging-Ji "Nathan" Wang, '13

 
2011 Shu Zhang, '13 "Molecular Beacon-Equilibrium Cyclization to Determine Binding Affinities of TBPc."

Mentor: Professor Philip H. Bolton and Professor Ishita Mukerji
"Hughes Associate 2011"

Shu Zhang, '13
 
2011 Matenga Zuikomborero, '13 "Exponential/Computational Study of the Electrochemical Oxidation of Isomoers of Dibenzoyclooctanetraene."

Mentor:  Professor Albert J. Fry
"SCIC 2010, SCIC 2011"

Matenga Zuikomborero, '13
 
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