Undergraduate chemistry majors and underclassmen strongly considering a major in chemistry were invited to participate in the Summer Research program of 2011, funded by the NSF. This summer program ran for 10 weeks under the direction of Professor Karl Haushalter. We have students conducting research, learning about the chemistry profession, and honing their presentation skills. They also will participate in a variety of social activities.
Summer Research 2011
Professor G. William Daub and Professor Hal Van Ryswyk Group
Eric Driscoll '12 (Lock Haven University) "Ruthenium porphyrin oligomers as dyes in dye-sensitized solar cells"
Samantha Fisher '12 "Homologous series of zinc porphyrin dyes for dye-sensitized solar cells"
Malous Kossarian '12 "Amide acetal claisen rearrangement"
Anastasia Patterson '14 "Lab development in chemistry"
Professor Karl Haushalter
Ashley Kretsch '13, Erikan Obotetukudo '13 (CMC), Emily Putnam '12, Jackie Sun (Mt. Sac), and Carmen Jauregui (Bassett H.S.)
"Optimization of combinatorial shRNA knockdown"
Professor Adam Johnson
Michelle Hansen '11 "Synthesis of bidentate amino alcohol ligands"
Nagi Hara '12, Alex Kohn '13, Alex Venning '12 (St. Olaf College)
"Asymmetric hydroamination with tantalum aminoalcohols and co-ligands"
Professor Kerry Karukstis and Professor Gerald Van Hecke Group
Bram Carlson '13 and John Robinson '12 "Vapor detection by liquid crystals"
Chance Crompton '13 and Emma Van Burns '13 "Lyotropic liquid crystalline phase diagrams of green surfactants"
Professor Katherine Maloney
Thomas Aldrich '12 'Isolation of Xylella inhibitory metabolites from endophytic fungi'
Alix Chan '12 'Variation in secondary metabolite chemistry among cryptic species of the soft coral Sarcophyton glaucum'
Brian Fielder '14 'Quantitation of polyamines in extracts of Eutypa lata'
Bethany Okada '13 'Variation in secondary metabolite chemistry among cryptic species of the soft coral Sarcophyton glaucum'
Kim Quach '12 'Tradeoffs between physical and chemical defenses in Sinularia soft coral"
Professor David Vosburg
Corey Evans-Klock '13 "Synthesis and antimicrobial properties of davanoids"
Katie Hillieke '13 "Biomimetic synthesis of beilschmiedic acid C and antibacterial studies"
Mary Van Vleet '12 "Biomimetic synthesis of beilschmiedic acid C and antibacterial studies"