Undergraduate chemistry majors and underclassmen strongly considering a major in chemistry were invited to participate in the Summer Research program of 2012, 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.
HMC Chemistry Summer Research
Kogi Food Truck Event
Quakes Game/Rancho Cucamonga
Professor Haushalter Lab
Left to Right: , Christian Stevens '14, ChemBio Assistant Anna Lee, Fang-Chu Lin (UCLA '14), Bryan Visser '13, Devon Stork '15, Laura Haushalter, and Professor Haushalter.
Fang-Chu Lin '14 (UCLA) : "Change the Sequence of tRNA-shRNAs in a Triple Chimera Construct"
Cleo Stannard'15 :
Christian Stevens '14: "Inhibition of HIV-1 Replication by a tRNA-TAR Decoy Chimera"
Devon Stork '15: "Post-cleavage Decay of tRNA to Decrease Therapy Toxicity"
Bryan Visser '13: "In Vitro Reconstitution of tRNase Z Activity on tRNA-shRNA Hairpins"
Professor Hawkins Lab
Left to Right: Amanda Lemire '15, Katherine Muller '14, Professor Hawkins, Benjamin Johnson '15, Lydia Jahl '14, Hannah Allen '14 (Reed)
Hannah Allen '14 (Reed) and Lydia Jahl '14: "Absorptivity of Amine-aldehyde Seconardy Organic Aerosols"
Benjamin Johnson '15: "Light-absorbing Soluble Organic Aerosol in Los Angeles"
Amanda Lemire '15 and Katherine Muller '14: "Characterization of Synthetic and Atmospheric Aerosol Particles by Atomic Force Microscopy"
Professor Vosburg Lab
Left to Right, Row 1: Eva Gao '14, Julia Lee '14, Mika Nakashige (Williams '13), Emily Yu (UCLA '14), Row 2 Standing: Katie Hilleke '13, Cory Evans-Klock '13, Professor Vosburg, Brian Fielder '14, and Bethany Okada '13
Cory Evans-Klock '13: "Syntheses of Davanoids for Antifungal Screens"
Brian Fielder '14: "Optimizing the Synthesis of (+)- Artemone"
Eva Gao '14 and Mika Nagashige '13 (Williams):"Towards a Total Synthesis of Erythrophloin C"
Katie Hilleke '13 and Emily Yu '14 (UCLA):"Towards a Total Synthesis of Beilschmiedic Acid C"
Julia Lee '14 and Bethany Okada '13: "Towards a Total Synthesis of Endiandramide A"
Professor Karukstis and Professor Van Hecke Joint Labs
Bradley Nakamura '14 (Xavier) and Nagiko Hara '12: "New Library of 2, 7-Disubstituted Fluorenes"
Marie Kirkegaard '15: "Binary Phase Diagrams of Surfactants in 1-n-butyl-3-methylimidazolium Tetrafluoroborate"
Ji Su Lee '15: "Sunset Yellow FCF: a Study of Chromatic Molecular Aggregation"
Morgan Luckey '14: "Formaldehyde Detection using Liquid Crystals"
Annalise Nunn '14 (NAS) and Kelsey Jindra '15: "The Liquid Crystal Properties of Cobalt Stearate"
Scott Rayermann '13: "A New Chromonic Lyotropic Liquid Crystal"
Emma Van Burns '13: "Binary Phase Diagram of Xanthene-9-carboxylic Acid"
Christopher Zazueta '14: "Characterization of the Aqueous Liquid Crystalline Phase Behavior of Green Surfactants"
Professor Bill Daub Lab
Maya Johnson '14, Diana Mar '14, and Mark Mann '14: "Heavy Metal Detection in Soil and Leafy Greens"
Professor Hal Van Ryswyk Lab
Edward Ruan '13: "Constructing a Freshman Nanomaterials Lab Course"
Sejal Shah "14 and Greg Sauer '14 (Binghamton): "A Homologous Series of Zinc Porphyrin Dyes for Dye-sensitized Solar Cells Employing Zinc Oxide Nanotube Photoanodes"