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Undergraduate Research With Chemistry Professors

Check out the 2019 Chemistry Student Research Presentations

See the slides from the Research Slam 2017

Professor Cannon's Lab

Summer 2017

  • David Barnett '20 - Synthesis of Bicyclic Furanolactone Cores using a Ruthenium Catalyst
  • Santi Bedoya '18 - Total Synthesis of Oncostemonls
  • Molly Brown '18 - Remote Carbon-Carbon Bond Formation via a Nitrogen Centered Radical
  • Anne Marie Crooke '19 - Total Synthesis of the Plakortone Family of Natural Products
  • Natalie Dwulet '17 - Development of an Auxiliary-Directed Enolate Alkylation for Unnatural Amino Acid Synthesis
  • Daniel Essayan '19 - Enolate Alkylation of Sulfinamide-Bound Amino Esters
  • Katherine Forbes '18 - Synthesizing Furanolactone Motifs through Photocatalyzed Ketyl Radical Cyclizations
  • Nicholas Foy '17 - Reductive Ketyl Radical Cyclization Towards the Total Synthesis of the Plakotone Family of Natural Products
  • Benjamin (Ed) Sartor '17 - A Concise Synthesis of Oncostemonols Enabled by Transition Metal Catalysis
  • Matthew Schmidt '18 - Alpha-Alkenylzinc Bromide Synthesis
  • Tina Zolfaghari '18 - The development of a General Synthesis of Allyic Ester Sulfinamides

Summer 2016

  • Santi Bedoya '18 - Total Synthesis of Oncostemonls 
  • Molly Brown '18 - Anti-Markovnikov Olefin Hydroamination via a Nitrogen Centered Radical
  • Natalie Dwulet '17 - Stereoselective Synthesis of Amino Acids using the Ireland-Claisen Rearrangement
  • Nicholas Foy '17 - Transition Metal-Catalyzed Reactions Yielding Fused Bicyclic Furanolactone Structures
  • Maxwell Gruber '17 - Total Synthesis of Plakortones and their Natural Products
  • Benjamin (Ed) Sartor '17 - Total Synthesis of Oncostemonols
  • Tina Zolfaghari '18 - The development of a General Synthesis of Allyic Ester Sulfinamides

Professor Craney's lab

Summer 2016

  • Mairin Murphy '18 - Using Visual Images and Social Media as a Tool for Scientific Self Discovery

Professor Hill's Lab

Summer 2017

  • Ian Convy '18 - Selective Hydrocarbon Oxidation by an Earth Abundant Water Oxidation Electrocatalyst - Mechanical Studies
  • Charlotte Cullip '19 - Modeling Cytochrome c/Cytochrome c Oxidase Interfacial Dynamic at Gold (111) Surfaces
  • Lynn He '19 - Electromechanical Reshaping of Cartilage and the Molecular and Chemical Effects of Water Electrolysis on Tissue and Cell Viability
  • Kai Knight '17 - Synthesis of High-Throughput Sunscreen Assay with a Triazene-Ferrocene Modifier
  • Lucas Moran '21 - Electrolysis of Fat
  • Harine Park '19 - Blue Copper Binding Proteins and Early Nudulins
  • Ben Sappey '18 - Using [Ni Fe]-LoH as an Oxidizing Nanocatalyst
  • Anna Stokolosa '18 - EMR (Electromechanical Reshaping) of Cartilage and the Molecular and Chemical Effects of Water Electrolysis on the Tissue and Cell Viability

Summer 2016

  • Ian Convy '18 - Selective Carbon Dioxide Reduction via Non-covalent Capture and Electrocatalysis
  • Rebeca Fernandez '16 - Electrochemical Activation of Cytochrome p-450: A Green Alternative to C-H Bond Activation
  • Lynn He '19 - Fluorescent Dye Synthesis for Electromechanical Reshaping of Cartilage
  • Kai Knight '16 - A high-throughput electrochemical assay for UV induced DNA damage
  • Lisa Pangilinan '16 - Mechanism and Kinetics of DNA-Labeled Surfaces
  • Arvin Sookezian '16 - Selective Reduction of Carbon Dioxide to Fuel via Noncovalent Bidentate Capture and Molecular Electrocatalysis
  • Anna Stokolosa '18 - Mapping the pH Landscapes Generated During Electromechanical Reshaping of Living Cartilage Tissue
  • Gabriela Zagonel '16 - Ruthenium-Mediated Cytochrome P450 for C-H Bond Activation
  • Andrew McCollough - Solar-Energy Storage via the Photoelectrochemical Disproportionation of Ru(II)

Professor Nersissian's Lab

Summer 2016

  • Alexandra Filkins '16 - Characterization of Novel Anti-Coagulants
  • Carlos Razo '16 - Survival of Early Nodulins via Metal Binding
  • Alex Urry '16 - Novel Anti-coagulants in the Parasitic Copepod Phrixocephalus Cincinnatus
  • Christy Wong '18 - Discovering the Transition between Vascular and Nonvascular Plants
  • William Reeves '16 - Characterization of Novel Anti-Coagulants from Marine Parasites 

Professor Ross's Lab

Summer 2017

  • Scott Niman '18 - Enantioselective Total Synthesis of DAB-1

Summer 2016

  • Scott Niman '18 - Synthesis of Enantiopure Isofagomine
  • He (Isaac) Wang '17 - Total Synthesis of Isofagomine by Almond-Extracted Enzyme

Professor Spain' Lab

Summer 2017

  • Angel (Pathricia) Leus '17 - Determining the Role of Ankyrim Protein in Mediators for Bioelectrochemical Catalysis with P450
  • Trevor Nash '17 - Mechanistic Investigation of Flouride Ion Induced AuNP Aggregation

Summer 2016

  • Tess Arrighi '17 - Indole Production in Bdellovibrio Bacteriovorus Ale
  • Angel (Pathricia) Leus '17 - Indole's Role in the Cell Interactions of E. coli and Bdellovibrio bateriovorus in unique Biofilm Growth
  • Trevor Nash '17 - Effects of Particle Size on fluoride ion Detection Limits for thioglucose-capped gold nanoparticle Chemical Sensors

Professor Udit's Lab

Summer 2017

  • Whi-Inh (Shirley) Bae '17 - Cobaltocenium Derivatives as Mediators for Bioelectrochemical Catalysis with P450
  • Justin Choi '17 - Reversing Heparin-induced Anticoagulation using a Virus Nanoparticle
  • Danica Gressel '18 - Cobaltocenium Derivatives as Mediators for Biocatalysis of P450
  • Elizabeth Lim '17 - Reversing Heparin-induced Anticoagulation Using a Virus Nanoparticle
  • Colin McCully '17 - Cobaltocenium Derivatives as P450 Mediators for Synthesis of Fine Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals
  • Eric Moll '17 - Generating a Heparin Substitute Using Sulfated Virus Nanoparticles
  • Joey Najjar '19 - Asymmetric Cobaltocenium Molecules for Mediated Electrochemical Biocatalysis
  • Annie Rorick '18 - Novel Anticoagulants Using Sulfated Dendrimers on Virus-Like Particles
  • Samuel (Luke) Schulert '18 - Cytochrome p450 (Electrochemistry)
  • Michael Shoga '17 - Developing an Alternative Antagonist to Heparin Using Virus Nanoparticles
  • Chandler Smith '19 - Developing a Simple One-Step Method for Performing Bioconjugation Reactions using CLICK Chemistry
  • Christy Wong '18 - Discovering the Link Between Plants and Animals Through Metal Binding Properties

Summer 2016

  • Whi-Inh (Shirley) Bae '17 - Cobalticinium Derivatives as Mediators for Bioelectrochemical Catalysis with P450
  • Justin Choi '17 - Reversing Heparin-induced Anticoagulation using a Virus Nanoparticle
  • Colin McCully '17 - Cobaltocenium Derivatives as P450 Mediators for Synthesis of Fine Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals
  • Ariana Rowshan '17 - Probing Cytochrome P450 Bioelectrocatalysis with Redox Titrations
  • Michael Shoga '17 - Developing an Alternative to Heparin for Using Virus Nanoparticles