Research in Science 2018

Presentations from the Undergraduate Research Fellows and Associates in Chemistry

Alison Biester, Class of 2019
“Selectivity and Byproduct Formation in Thiol-Michael Reactions”
Mentor: Dr. Andrea Roberts

David Cabanero, Class of 2019
“Computational Studies on the Catalytic, Asymmetric ‘Interrupted’ Feist-Benary Reaction”
Mentor: Dr. Erika Taylor

Grace Chen, Class of 2020
"Characterization of the Solution Speciation of Vanadyl Complexes Through Longitudinal and Transverse Relaxation Times”
Mentor: Dr. Michelle Personick

Dan Chung, Class of 2020
“Mapping the Allosteric Network of Glutathione Peroxidase-4 (GPX4)”
Mentor: Dr. Brian Northrop

May Do, Class of 2020
“Synthesizing Analogs of Anti-Cancer Molecule, Rocaglamide”
Mentor: Dr. Andrea Roberts

Jessica Garcia, Grad Student 
“Synthesis of 6-(aminomethyl) picolinate”
Mentor: Dr. David Westmoreland

Allie Goss, Class of 2020
“Synthesis of Nigrospine”
Mentor: Dr. Carlos Jimenez-Hoyos

Abrar Habib, Class of 2021
“Synthesis of Bimetallic Palladium-Copper (Pd-Cu) & Silver-Platinum (Ag-Pt) Nanoparticles”
Mentor: Dr. Andrea Roberts

Chien Ho, Class of 2019
"Non-Linear Dependence of 1H Relaxation Rates on the Concentration of Copper Hexaaqua Ion”
Mentor: Dr. Andrea Roberts

Eija Kent, Class of 2019
"Investigation of Seed-Mediated Synthesis of Gold Containing Nanoparticles"
Mentor: Dr. David Westmoreland

Amy Liu, Class of 2020
“Subcloning LpxE from pET-15b to pNGFP-BC”
Mentor: Dr. Erika Taylor

Lucas Mani, Grad Student  
“Modification of Pyridine Donating Groups in TPADA and TPAMA to Optimize Stability and Relaxivity”
Mentor: Dr. David Westmoreland

Tenzin Ngodup, Class of 2020
“Fingerprinting Biomolecules and the Detection of Disease Markers Through the Use of Rhodium Nanocubes For Surface Enhanced Resonance Raman Spectroscopy"
Mentor: Dr. Colin Smith

Theo Prachyathipsakul, Class of 2019
“Synthesis and Study of a Water-soluble Macrocycle
Mentor: Dr. Brian Northrop

Joshua Signore, Class of 2019
“Conformational Isomerism of 1-Iodopentane and 1-Iodohexane"
Mentor: Dr. Stew Novick

Rochelle Spencer, Class of 2020
“Dendrimer Synthesis via Highly Efficient Thiol-Michael Reactions"
Mentor: Dr. Carlos Jimenez-Hoyos

Kate Sundberg, Class of 2020
“The Synthesis of a Probe for Lignin Depolymerization Detection”
Mentor: Dr. Erika Taylor

Frank Tucci, Class of 2019
“Mutagenesis of E. coli Heptosyltransferase I to Disrupt Enzyme Dynamics and Chemistry"
Mentor: Dr. Erika Taylor

Sonja Welch, Class of 2020
“Electrochemical Synthesis of Gold Concave Nanocubes"
Mentor: Dr. Michelle Personick

Jaina Wollowitz, Class of 2020
“A Computational, Energetic Analysis of the Roles of Initiators in Thiol-Vinylsulfone Reactions"
Mentor: Dr. Andrea Roberts