Thomas J. Aldrich: "Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Radicinin Derivatives Against Xylella Fastidiosa, A Bacterial Pathogen of Grapevines." Thomas is headed to Northwestern University in the Ph.D. program.
Ryan Brewster: "Density Functional Theory Study of a Tantalum-catalyzed Hydroamination Reaction." Ryan will attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaigne.
Alix I. Chan: "Cross Coupling-Triggered Electrocyclization Cascades Toward the Endiandric Acids and Related Analogues." Alex is headed to Harvard University.
Kimberly Chung: "Effects of Varying Levels of RpoS on RpoS-Dependent Promoter Transcription in Escherichia coli." Kimberly will attend graduate school after she spends time in her Taiwanese homeland mountains.
Samantha L. Fisher: "Determining the Lyotropic Phases of n-Heptylthioglucoside in Methylimidazolium Tetrafluoroborate." Samantha will enter the work force.
Eun Young Ham: "Antibacterial Properties and Biocompatibility of 3-D Chitosan-Collagen Scaffolds for the Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury."
Nagiko Hara: "A New Library of 2, 7-Disubstituted Fluorenes for Liquid Crystal Applications." After spending the summer here at Mudd continuing research, Nagi will enter the work force.
Hayden A.M. Hatch: "Studying Cockroach Habituation to Cercal Stimulation Using a Bio-Robotic “RoboRoach” System." Hayden will enter the work force and plans to apply to medical school.
Malous Kossarian: "The Amide Acetal Claisen Rearrangement for Acetals of Cyclic Amides." Malous will attend Northwestern University this fall.
Jessica S. Kurata: "The Role of the Protein Fushi Tarazu in Regulating HOX Gene Expression in Drosophila melonagaster." Jessica has entered the Ph.D. program at the City of Hope.
Emily Putnam: "Competition of shRNAs in a Triple tRNA-shRNA Construct for ex vivo Gene Therapy Treatment of HIV-1." Emily will enter the work force and then apply to graduate school.
Kim Quach: "Optimizing the Synthesis of (+)-Artemone." Kim will attend Yale University.
John W. Robinson: "Vapor Detection Using Nematic Liquid Crystals." John has an internship in nuclear chemistry at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory at the Seattle branch.
Vincent Shieh: "Brown Carbon in Claremont, California: Concentration and Characterization." Vincent has entered the work force with a position at Medtronic.
Veerasak Srisuknimit: "Synthesis of a Fluorescent Tetrahedral Metal-Organic Complex." Jeep received a Watson Fellowship, and will attend Harvard University.
Russell Thompson: "Characterization of the Effect of a Compressed Collagen Environment and Proteoglycans on the Expression of a-SMA and ALDH1A1 by Subcultured Rabbit Cornal Keratocytes." Russell is attending medical school to pursue his MD/PhD degree at Washington University in St. Louis.
Mary Van Vleet: "Factors Controlling C-C Reductive Elimination from Two Isomeric Platinum (IV) Complexes." Mary is attending University of Wisconsin this fall.
Jonathon Witte: "Glutaraldehyde-Mediated Crosslinking of Collagen and Chitosan." Jonathon will attend UC Berkeley.