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Spring Symposium Schedule

Thursday, March 21: 2:30 - 5:15 pm

Oral Session I (ISAT 259)

2:30 - 2:45 Michael Poltash, Brian Huffman, and Dr. Christine Hughey Effect of polar protic and polar aprotic solvents on negative ion electrospray ionization and chromatographic separation of small acidic molecules.
2:45 - 3:00 Caroline Campbell, Matthew Dent and Dr. Barbara A. Reisner New Polymorphs in the Zero-Dimensional Transition Metal Hydrotris(triazolyl)borates: M[BH(trz)3]2 (M= Fe, Co, Ni, Zn)
3:00 - 3:15 Jhosdyn Barragan, Gabriel Fitzgerald, Jul Kim, Daniel Moon, Jade LaDow, Kyle Bonifer, Nicholas Minahan, Jason Floyd, Dr. Kevin P. C. Minbiole, Dr. Kyle Seifert and Dr. Kevin L. Caran The Synthesis and Study of Novel Polycephalic and Gemini Amphiphilic Derivitives of Mesitylene
3:15 - 3:30 Brian J. Reeves and Dr. Brycelyn M. Boardman The Synthesis of Thienyl Phosphine Ligands for Polymerizable Cobalt Chalcogenide Clusters.
3:30 - 3:45 Rima Janusziewicz, Ryann Diehl and Dr. Christine Hughey Thermal Stability of Monomeric and Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins in Almonds
3:45 - 4:00 Gabriel Fitzgerald, Jhosdyn Barragan, Jul Kim, Daniel Moon, Jade LaDow, Kyle Bonifer, Nicholas Minahan, Jason Floyd, Dr. Kevin P. C. Minbiole, Dr. Kyle Seifert and Dr. Kevin L. Caran Modifications of Mesitylene and m-Xylylene Based Amphiphilic Architectures and the Effects on Colloidal and Antibacterial Activity.

Poster Session: 4:15 - 5:15 (PH/CH Lobby)

Zachary S. Bartley, Nikita Alexevich and Dr. Brycelyn M. Boardman Design and Synthesis of Conjugated Polymers for Photovoltaic Applications
Tracy Caldwell and Dr. Nathan Wright Methods to purify the Ig2 domain and the ZIg9-10 duel domain system of the muscle protein obscurin
Karen Corbett, Dr. Vince LiCata, Renata Esquillo, and Dr. Gina MacDonald Monitoring the Effect of Salts on the Structure, Unfolding, and Aggregation of the DNA Repair Protein, RecA, Utilizing Attenuated Total Reflectance Infrared Spectroscopy
David D’Amico, Dr. Donna S. Amenta, and Dr. John W. Gilje Metal complexes with substituted n-pyrazolylpropanamide ligands
Mitchell Delusa, Caroline Livick, Emily Todd, and Dr. Christopher Berndsen Multi-Enzyme Spectrophotometric Assay for Ubiquitin Conjugation
Matt Dent, Caroline Campbell, Austin Muetterties and Dr. Barbara Reisner Metal organic frameworks derived from the hydrotris(1,2,4-triazolyl)borate ligand: M[BH(C2H2N3)3] (M = Li, Na, K)
Kelsey DeWitt, Justin Hagerman and Dr. Yanjie Zhang Cation-Π Interactions at the Air/Water Interface
Steven Dirks, Dr. Donna S. Amenta and Dr. John Gilje Synthesis and Spectroscopic Characterization of a Novel Ruthenium Complex with the Acrylamide-based ligand N-pyrazolylpropanamide
Kelly Du Pont, Ashton Knighton and Dr. Christopher Berndsen Purification and Structural Analysis of the anti HIV-1 protein, BST-2
Sammy Herold, Dr. Donna S. Amenta and Dr. John W. Gilje Synthesis and Characterization of RuClNO(dppmO)2+BF4- from Ruthenium Based Compounds and Ligands
Chelsey M. McMinn and Dr. Christine A. Hughey Beer-omics: Molecular fingerprinting of craft beers by positive and negative ion ESI q-TOF MS
Neil Mehta, Rafael Snell-Feikema and Dr. Thomas DeVore Absorption of Acetic Acid on Copper Minerals
Matthew Oehler and Dr. Nathan Wright The Purification and Characterization of Ig1-2 Domain of Giant Muscle Protein Obscurin
Katie Olsonowski
Reid Putney, Dr. Chris Berndsen and Dr. Nathan Wright Structural and mechanistic investigation of ubiquitination
Rebecca Patterson and Dr. Debbie Mohler The synthesis of tripod molecules for ultrafast photolysis studies
Michael Rudloff, Alec Woosley and Dr. Nathan Wright Toward Structural Analysis of the M10 Domain of Titin
Emigdio Turner, Anthony DiDomenico, Alexa DeLuca, Justin Hagerman and Dr. Yanjie Zhang Two-Component Low Molecular Weight Organogels Formed by Amino Acid Surfactants Amines
Courtney Wardwell, Alan Mo, Dr. Brian Augustine, Dr. Chris Hughes, Dr. Thomas DeVore Improving the Adhesion of Au Thin Films to PMMA

Friday, March 22: 1:30 - 4:30 pm

Oral Session II (ISAT 259)

1:30 - 1:45 Natalie Trinh, Diana Al Husseini, Branden Deyerle and Dr. Yanjie Zhang Effects of Anions on the Interfacial Tension at the Hydrophobic/Aqueous Interface
1:45 - 2:00 Logan Meyer and Dr. Nathan Wright Low Resolution Studies of Ig 58 and 59 of Obscurin Using Small Angle X-Ray Scattering
2:00 - 2:15 Michael Metrick and Dr. Gina MacDonald Spectroscopic Studies on the Influence of Buffer Structure and pH on the Thermal Stability of RecA Reveal Distinct Aggregation States
2:15 - 2:30 Caroline Livick, Emily Todd and Dr. Chris Berndsen Investigations of the Structure and Stability of Thermotoga maritima Lactate Dehydrogenase
2:30 - 2:45 Arlie Bagley and Dr. Thomas DeVore Investigation of the Effects of Methanol on Hydrogen Bonding in Various Solvents using NMR
2:45 - 3:00 Alec N. Woosley and Dr. Nathan T. Wright Characterization and Structural Analysis of Obscurin, a Giant Intracellular Protein Involved in Muscle Integrity and Maintenance
3:00 - 3:15 Skylar White, Dr. Brian Augustine and Dr. Chris Hughes Real-Time Micro-Phase Separation Kinetic Analysis of POSS-MA Thin Films Using Atomic Force Microscopy
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3:30 – 4:30 Dr. Christy Vestal Martin ('99)
Graphene:  Perspectives on Moving a New Nanomaterial from Laboratory Curiosity to Commercial Products