Research in Science 2017

Presentation from the Undergraduate Research Fellows and Associates in Chemistry

Giselle Reyes, Grad Student
"Deoxygenation of Benzophenone and Benzhydrol via Electrolysis"
Mentor: Professor Albert J. Fry

Jacquelin Aroujo, Class of 2019
"The Enantio-Selective Synthesis of an Anti-cancer Reagent "
Mentor: Professor Michael A. Calter

David Cabanero, Class of 2019
"Stereoselective Methodology of the “Interrupted” Feist-Benary Reaction"
Mentor: Professor Michael A. Calter

Joanna Korpanty, Class of 2018
"The Synthesis of an Antifungal Compound"
Mentor: Professor Michael A. Calter

Vanessa Ramirez, Class of 2019
"The Synthesis of Nigrospine"
Mentor: Professor Michael A. Calter

Theo Prachyathipsakul, Class of 2019
"Toward the Synthesis of a Water-soluble Macrocycle"
Mentor: Professor Brian H. Northrop

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

Victoria Yu, Class of 2019
"Polymerization Using Selective Thiol-Michael Reactions"
Mentor: Professor Brian H. Northrop

Angela Chung, Class of 2018
"Probing the Electronic Properties of 2-Bromopyridine and Uranium Halides"
Mentor: Professor Stewart E. Novick

Robert Melchreit
"Conformational Studies of 1-Octyne from Rotational Spectroscopy and Computational Alignment of Free Induction Decay"
Mentor: Professor Stewart E. Novick

Luke Davoren, Class of 2018
"Characterizing LigAB Mutants"
Mentor: Professor Erika A. Taylor

Adis Halilovic, Class of 2019
"Thermodynamics of Metal Ligand Complexes and Prototropic Exchange Relaxivity Studies"
Mentor: Professor T. David Westmoreland

David Solti, Class of 2018
"Tailoring Syntheses Towards Exotic Gold Nanoparticles: Catalysts For The Future"
Mentor: Professor Michelle L. Personick

Max Distler, Class of 2018
"Plasmon Mediated Synthetic Control of Silver Nanoparticles"
Mentor: Professor Michelle L. Personick

Shemaiah Clarke, Class of 2018
"Synthesis of Fluorinated Trehalose to Test Its Impact on Protein Stability"
Mentor: Professor Erika A. Taylor

Cody Hecht, Class of 2018
"Escherichia coli Heptosyltransferase I: Examining Protein Dynamics with Pyrene Excimer Fluorescence"
Mentor: Professor Erika A. Taylor

Danny Robertson, Class of 2017
"Ag-Au Concave Cubes for Oxygen-Assisted Coupling of Alcohols"
Mentor: Professor Michelle L. Personick

Maya Marshall, Class of 2018
"Escherichia coli Heptosyltransferase I: Optimizing the Synthesis of Fully-deacylated Lipid A"
Mentor: Professor Erika A. Taylor

Grace Chen, Class of 2020
"Stereochemical Rigidity of Cobalt(III) and Zinc(II) Complexes of Polyamino Carboxylate and Related Ligands"
Mentor: Professor T. David Westmoreland

Chien Ho, Class of 2019
"Synthesis and Characterization of a Cyclen-Based Ligand, DO2AM"
Mentor: Professor T. David Westmoreland

Aaron Stone, Class of 2018
"Rationalizing Equation 2A: A Model for Complexes in the Fast-Exchange Regime"
Mentor: Professor T. David Westmoreland