REU Program - 2012

2012 Research Experience for Undergraduates Program
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry - Miami University

 2012 REU Students

(Left to Right) Zahilyn Roche, Christine Kirkpatrick, Zacharias Kinney, Jonathan Fifer, Tyler Hageman, Erin Cox, Rosalia Caceres, Treashure Wade, Dan Mark, James Molina

2012 Student Research Presentations

Mechanistic Studies of Metallo-Beta-Lactamases
Student: Zahilyn Roche, Florida International University
Mentor: Dr. Michael Crowder

Push-Pull Porphyrins for Dye-Sensitized Solar-Cells
Student: Rosalia Caceres, Richard Stockton College
Mentor: Dr. Hong Wang

Self-Normalizing Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy Based Detection of 2,4,6-Trinitrotoluene
Student: Dan Mark, SUNY Geneseo
Mentor: Dr. Jonathan Scaffidi

Gold Catalyzed [3C+2C] Cycloaddition Reactions
Student: Jonathan Fifer, Pennsylvania State University
Mentor: Dr. Benjamin Gung

Matrix Metalloproteinase
Student: Tyler Hageman, MidAmerica Nazarene
Mentor: Dr. David Tierney

Synthesis of Select Length Armchair Graphene Nanoribbons
Student: Zacharias Kinney, Edinboro University
Mentor: Dr. Scott Hartley

The construction of RNAi expression vectors for Arabidopsis cohesin proteins
Student: Erin Cox, Rose-Hulman Institute
Mentor: Dr. Christopher Makaroff

Ion Exclusion Chromatography for Monitoring the Degradation of Acetylsalicylate and Acetylcholine
Student: Christine Kirkpatrick, SUNY Geneseo
Mentor: Dr. Neil Danielson

Site-directed Mutagenesis of HetR from Anabaena sp. PCC 7120
Student: Treashure Wade, Northern Illinois University
Mentor: Dr. Michael Kennedy

Bottom-up Synthesis of Narrowest V-shaped Graphene Nanoribbons (V-GNRs)
Student: James Molina, Western Connecticut State
Mentor: Dr. Scott Hartley