Research in Science 2016

Presentation from the Undergraduate Research Fellows and Associates in Chemistry

Paul Brachle, '17
"Toward the Synthesis and Characterization of a Tri-Pyridine Based Manganese(II) Complex"
Mentor: Professor T. David Westmoreland

Angela Chung, '18
"A Reinvestigation of the Electronic Properties of 2-Bromopyridine with High Spectroscopy Resolution Microwave"
Mentor: Professor Stewart E. Novick

Leticia Costa, '19
"Thermal Diffusion Pathways in PDZ Model Allosteric Resolution"
Mentor: Professor David L. Beveridge

Luke Davoren, '18
"Purification and Activation Kinetics of DesB, an Extradiol Dioxygenase Enzyme"
Mentor: Professor Erika A. Taylor

Alex de Magalhaes, '17
"Studies on Diamagnetic CDTA and EDTA Complexes of Cobalt(III) and Zinc(II)"
Mentor:  Professor T. David Westmoreland

Shione Donahue, '18
"Applications of the One-Step Pinacol Coupling/Rearrangment Reaction of Aryl Alkyl Ketones"
Mentor: Professor Albert J. Fry

Aditya Gandhi, '18
"Catalytic Preassociation in the Transesterification of Ethyl 2-(1,1’-biphenyl-4’-[2-(dimethylamino) ethoxy]-4-oxy) Acetate"
Mentor: Professor Michael A. Calter

Adis Halilovic, '19
"Thermodynamics of Ligand Binding in Manganese Complexes of EDTA Derivatives"
Mentor: Professor T. David Westmoreland

Zach Hillman, '17
"Anodic Oxidation and Decomposition of Nitroarylamine Electrocatalysts"
Mentor: Professor Albert J. Fry

Collin Hitter, '18
"Investigation of E. Coli Heptosyltransferase-I Dynamics"
Mentor: Professor Erika A. Taylor

Levi Huang, '18
"Characterization of Catalytic and Associated Protein Dynamic Residues of GtfA and Enzymatic Reconstitution of Sugar Substrate."
Mentor: Professor Erika A. Taylor

Haeyoon Jung, '17
"Seed-Mediated Aqueous Syntheses of Bimetallic Palladium-Silver Nanoparticles"
Mentor: Professor Michelle L. Personick

Eija Kent, '19
"Seed Mediated Synthesis of Platinum and Copper Nanoparticles"
Mentor: Professor Michelle L. Personick

Nahian Kahn, '18
"The Nonpoar Reduction of a Hydroxyhydrofuran Product of the 'Interrupted' Feist-Benary Reaction."
Mentor: Professor Michael A. Calter

Joanna Korpanty, '18
"The Synthesis of an Antifungal Compound"
Mentor: Professor Michael A. Calter

David Lopez-Wade, '18
"Disrupting Catalysis by Targeting Catalytic and Dynamic"
Mentor: Professor Erika A. Taylor

Colleen Lynch, '17
"Design and Synthesis of an Electrostatically Neutral Tetra-substituted Cyclen Derivative"
Mentor:  Professor T. David Westmoreland

Innocent Mashinyire, '17
"Synthesis of Synthetic Ubiquitin Activating Enzymes: 1,4,7,13,16,19-hexaaza-10,22-dioxycyclotetradecane"
Mentor: Professor Michael A. Calter

Hanna Morales, '17
"Syntheses of Fluorinated Trehalose Derivatives to Test Their Impact on Protein Stability"
Mentor: Professor Erika A. Taylor

Jiyoon Park, '18
"Finding Routes to Efficient Synthesis of Dendrimers via Thiol-Maleimide Click Chemistry"
Mentor: Professor Brian H. Northrop

Giselle Reyes, '18
"Studying the Complex Electrolytic Reduction of 4-bromobenzophenone by Solar-Powered Electrolysis"
Mentor: Professor Albert J. Fry

Danny Robertson, '17
"Phase Transitions of Charged Particles in a Paul Trap Alcohols"
Mentor: Professor Michelle L. Personick

Haley Rugh
"Calcium’s Impact upon Calmodulin’s Flexibility and Structure"
Mentor: Professor David L. Beveridge

Robie Ryan, '17
"Understanding Boronate Ester Conformations: Synthesis and Computation"
Mentor: Professor Brian H. Northrop

Dylan Schick, '18
"Molecular Docking of Novel Inhibitors to Heptosyltransferase I"
Mentor: Professor Erika A. Taylor

Claire Slevin, '17
"Progress Towards the Synthesis of Water-Soluble Rotaxane Stoppers"
Mentor: Professor Brian H. Northrop

Aidan Stone, '17
"The Silver-Induced, Seed Mediated Synthesis of Platinum Nanoparticles"
Mentor: Professor Michelle L. Personick

Jeanette Thornton, '18
"Progress Towards [2+2] and [3+3] Covalent Organic Polygons"
Mentor: Professor Brian H. Northrop

Ann-Dorie Webley, '18
"Rate of Oxidation of the Benzylic Radical to the Cation during the Electrolysis of 1,1-Diphenylacetaldehyde"
Mentor: Professor Albert J. Fry