Research in Science 2019

Presentations from the Undergraduate Research Fellows and Associates in Chemistry

Anastasia Saar, Class of 2020
“Allosteric Regulation in the MutS Protein”
Mentor: Dr. Colin Smith

Miranda Nestor, Class of 2020
“MD Simulations of CAP to Detect Allostery without a Conformational Change”
Mentor: Dr. Andrea Roberts

California Clark, Class of 2021
“Natural Product Analogue Synthesis to Fight Caner”
Mentor: Dr. Erika Taylor

May Do, Class of 2020
“Synthesis of Analogs of Rocaglamide via the IFB Reaction”
Mentor: Dr. Andrea Roberts

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

Aryan Vavila, Class of 2020
“Investigating the Electrical Properties of Zigzag and Armchair Cyclacenes”
Mentor: Dr. Stew Novick

Jaina Wollowitz, Class of 2020
“A Computational Investigation of the Mechanisms of Thiol-Vinylsulfone Reaction Initiators”
Mentor: Dr. Andrea Roberts

Camille Chossis, Class of 2020
“Cell Non-Autonomous Effect of GLIA on Neurodegeneration in C9ORF72 Dependent Frontotemporal Dementia and Amytrophic Lateral Sclerosis”
Mentor: Dr. Andrea Roberts

Matthew Huston, Class of 2020
“Inhibition of Specific Cancer Cell Lines Using Rocaglamide Derivatives”
Mentor: Dr. Alison O’Neil

Daniel Kulick, Class of 2021
“Motor Neuron Specific Sensitivity to Organochlorine Pesticides”
Mentor: Dr. Joseph Knee

Sydney Taylor-Klaus, Class of 2020
“Biochemical Analysis of Superoxie Dismutase I”
Mentor: Dr. Andrea Roberts

Leila Etemad, Class of 2021
“Generating Bimetallic Silver-Platinum Nanoprisms and Methods to Interconvert Between Nanoprisms and Bipyramids”
Mentor: Dr. Michelle Personick

Abrar Habib, Class of 2021
“Plasmonic Approach to Synthesizing Bimetallic Nanoparticles as Functional Catalysts”
Mentor: Dr. Andrea Roberts

Jing Jing Wang, Class of 2020
“Optimization of Palladium Nanoparticle Syntheses for the Underpotential Deposition of Silver”
Mentor: Dr. David Westmoreland

Kate Luo, Class of 2021
“Investigating the Mechanism of LigAB Catalyzed Lignin Degradation”
Mentor: Dr. Joseph Knee

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