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Student Research Fall 2010

StudentFacultyTitle

Thomas Allen

Dr. Brian J. Myers

Synthesis of 3-amino-2-methyl-3-(naphthalene-1-yl) propanoic acid

Anton Blatnik

Dr. Ronald C. Peterson

Analysis of a Bacterial Two-hybrid System for Monitoring Protein-Protein Interactions

Elizabeth Crandall

Dr. Tevye C. Celius

Investigation of Benzofluorenone Derivatives as Solvatochromic Dyes

Caleb Davis

Dr. Kimberly Broekemeier

Substrate specificity of mitochondrial iPLA2

Stephanie Hicks

Dr. Ronald C. Peterson

Preparation and Characterization of Maltose Binding Protein from E.coli

Kathryn Kinkelaar

Dr. Tevye C. Celius

Investigation of Benzofluorenone Derivatives as Solvatochromic Dyes

Danielle Nicolai

Dr. Kimberly Broekemeier

Substrate specificity of mitochondrial iPLA2

Russell Spatney

Dr. Jake Zimmerman

Asymmetric Radical Fragmentation Reactions

Rob Stahler

Dr. Kimberly Broekemeier

Effect of select NSAIDs on mitochondrial function

Mitchell P. Thayer

Dr. Tevye C. Celius

Investigation of Benzofluorenone Derivatives as Solvatochromic Dyes

Suzanne Witt

Dr. Ronald C. Peterson

Analysis of a Bacterial Two-hybrid System for Monitoring Protein-Protein Interactions

Robert Zimmer

Dr. Tevye C. Celius

Investigation of Benzofluorenone Derivatives as Solvatochromic Dyes

Senior Research

StudentFacultyTitle

Aaron Baker

Dr. Jake Zimmerman

Synthesis of Chiral 1,5-Diazocycloocrtanes and Their Applications as Chiral Ligands

Steven Kennedy

Dr. Susan E. Bates

Synthesis and Characterization of Metal Alkoxide Precursors to Metal Oxide and Composite Materials

Mark Nicolas

Dr. Ronald C. Peterson

Preparation and Use of an Epitope-tagged HMGB1 Protein

Jonathan Syrigos

Dr. Susan E. Bates

Synthesis and Characterization of Metal Alkoxide Precursors to Metal Oxide and Composite Materials

Joshua Szekely

Dr. Jeffrey A. Gray

Mechanistic studies of thermal cis→trans relaxation of azo dyes catalyzed by metal complexes

Holly Taylor

Dr. Chris Bowers

Characterization of Medicinal Herbs

Philip Weiss

Dr. Jeffrey A. Gray

Acid-catalyzed photo-functional polymeric films

Chemistry and Biochemistry Summer 2010 Research Fellowships

StudentFacultyDescriptionLocation

Aaron Baker

  

Sherwin-Williams, Cleveland

Stephanie Hicks

Dr. Robert Lamb

Developing methods to study the metals of dry and wet deposition

Ohio Northern University Fellowship, Ohio Northern University

Steven Kennedy

  

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati

Mark Nicolas

Dr. Ronald C. Peterson

Investigating and realizing the production of a HMGB1 protein tagged with a FLAG epitope

Ohio Northern University Fellowship, Ohio Northern University

Russell Spatney

Dr. Jake Zimmerman

Investigating a new stereoselective radial fragmentation methodology

Ohio Northern University Fellowship, Ohio Northern University

Jonathan Syrigos

Dr. Jake Zimmerman

Focusing on the design and synthesis of a new, versatile class of molecules

ACS PRF Fellowship, Ohio Northern University

Joshua Szekely

Dr. Jeffrey A. Gray

Examining the complexes formed between azobenzene dyes and metal ions

CLIPS, Ohio Northern University

Holly Taylor

  

Lubrizol, Wickliffe, Ohio

Mitchell Thayer

  

Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.

Philip Weiss

Dr. Jeffrey A. Gray

Preparing thin polymeric films containing azo dyes and performing spectroscopy experiments

CLIPS, Ohio Northern University

Suzanne Witt

  

Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio

Research by Chemistry Students 2007-08 Academic Year

StudentTopic
Jay S. Anderson
with Dr. Broekemeier
Quantitation of mitochondrial nucleotides after separation by HPLC and electrochemical detection
Nicholas J. Dunn
with Dr. Gray
pH-Dependent Isomerization Kinetics of Azo Dyes
Joshua C. Judkins
with Dr. Zimmerman
Survey of Tin-Free Radical Reactions
Lukas T. Kromer
with Dr. Gray
Fluorescence-based sensing of oxygen diffusion through polymers
Grace N. M'mworia
with Dr. Broekemeier
Augmentation of Chemistry 314 to the Level of Chemistry 414
Ryan L. Wheaton
with Dr. Gray
Fluorescence-based sensing of oxygen diffusion through polymers
Samuel F. Manzer
with Dr. Broekemeier
Quantitation of mitochondrial nucleotides after separation by HPLC and electrochemical detection.
Emily A. Middleton
with Dr. Celius
Investigation of Benzofluorenone Derivatives as Solvatochromic Dyes
Amanda M. Holloway
with Dr. Zimmerman
Survey of Tin-Free Radical Reaction
Nicole Hume
with Dr. Celius
Investigation of Benzo[a]phenoxazine-5-one Derivatives as Long-Wavelength Photo-controllable Protecting Groups
Kevin A. Craigo
with Dr. Gray
Lifetime spectroscopy to determine oxygen permeation in microheterogeneous polymeric materials
Christopher M. Lemon
with Dr. Alan Sadurski
Synthesis and characterization of substituted aryl silanes
Danielle L. Slomberg
with Dr. Bowers
Use of MS-MS in Trace Analysis
David E. Stoker
with Dr. Bowers
Infrared Spectroscopy for the Comparison of Studio Paints
Sonya Adas
with Dr. Myers
Studies toward the Synthesis of Botcinolide
Jennifer L. O'Conner
with Dr. Myers
Studies on the Asymmetric Reduction of ethyl acetoacetate
Ryan Merk
with Dr. Myers
Toward the Synthesis of the Lactone of Botcinolide
Brad Crouch
with Dr. Bowers
GC-MS Analysis of Rural Water
Jeff Wilson
with Dr. Celius
Computational Investigation of the Excited States of Benzofluorenone Derivatives
Lisa Meyers
with Dr. Celius
Investigation of Benzofluorenone Derivatives as Solvatochromic Dyes

Summer 2007 Research by Chemistry Students

StudentLocation
Danielle SlomburgInternational Research Experience for Students (iRES) at University of Technology in Graz, Austria
Christopher LemonUniversity of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Wes ImmlerThe Edward M. Chester, M.D. Summer Scholars Program, MetroHealth Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Nicholas DunnResearch Corporation Fellowship, Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH
Kevin CraigoSyracuse University, Syracuse, NY

Research by Chemistry Students 2006-07 Academic Year

StudentTopic
Danielle Slomburg
with Dr. Chris Bowers
Use of Large Volume Injection HPLC in the Determination of Benzene
David Stoker
with Dr. Chris Bowers
Exploration of the Use of Large Volume Injection to Improve Detection Limits in HPLC
Brittany Catron
with Dr. Kim Broekemeier
Identification of Mitochondrial DNA Damage in Mitochondria that have Undergone the Permeability Transition
Nicholas Schumacher
with Dr. Kim Broekemeier
Determination of the Enzyme Component Responsible for the Release of Saturated Fatty Acids from Rat Liver Mitochondria
Erika Crane
with Dr. Tevye Celius
Investigation of Benzo[a]phenoxazine-5-one Derivatives as Solvatochromic Dyes and Long-Wavelength Photo-controllable Protecting Groups.
Nicholas Dunn, Dana Koch, Anthony Schneider, Ryan Wheaton
with Dr. Jeff Gray
Fluorescence-based Sensing of Oxygen Diffusion through Polymers
Laura Allen
with Dr. Brian Myers
Toward the Total Synthesis of Botcinolide
Kelli Dodson
with Dr. Brian Myers
Derivitization of Levamisole
Chris Lemon
with Dr. E. Alan Sadurski
Synthesis of Some Substituted Aryl Silanes
Joshua Judkins
with Dr. Jake Zimmerman
Survey of Tin-Free Radical Reactions

Summer 2006 Research by Chemistry Students

StudentTopicLocation
Laura AllenOlefin Cross Metathesis of Enones Catalyzed by Ruthenium ComplexesUniversity of Connecticut
Brittany CatronInternshipAshland Chemical Company
Erika CraneMass Spectroscopy Analysis of DNA Alkylation of Azinomycin B "Top-Half" Partial Structure and its EnantiomerOhio State in the lab of Dr. Robert Coleman
Kelli DodsonThe Synthesis of Ester Based Polyisobutylene Dispersants for Soot Dispersion in Passenger Cars and Heavy Duty Diesel EnginesLubrizol Coporation, Cleveland, OH
Nicole HumeExploration of the Effect of UV Light on Bicyclic Sultam and Lactam SystemsOhio State in the lab of Dr. Leo Paquette
Chip HumphriesThe Radiative Lifetime of NO A State v'=OSandia National Labs, Livermore, CA
Wes ImmlerAnalytical Chemistry on Rheology Modifers in Sherwin-Williams PaintSherwin Williams Breen Technology Center, Cleveland, OH
Joshua JudkinsCharacterization of a VaccineWyeth Vaccines, Research Triangle Park, NC
Danielle SlombergDevelopment of High Performance Commercial AcrylicSherwin Williams Breen Technology Center, Cleveland, OH
Dave StokerUtilizing Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry to Determine the Declining Concentration Rate of 2-Phenoxyethanol in Black Ballpoint InksUnited States Secret Service, Washington, DC

Research by Chemistry Students 2005-06 Academic Year

StudentTopic
Kelli Dodson
with Dr. Brian Myers
Investigation of the Synthesis of Levamisole Derivatives
Laura Allen
with Dr. Brian Myers
Studies toward the Total Synthesis of the Natural Product Botcinolide
Dan Waddell
with Dr. Chris Bowers
Application of pH Gradient High Performance Liquid Chromatography in the Separation of Polyelectrolytes
Chip Humphries
with Dr. Jeff Gray
Two Color Transient Absorption Spectroscopy on Gas with Phase Peroxy Radicals
Derek Rhoades
with Dr. Jeff Gray
Laser-induced Breakdown Spectroscopy
David Stoker
with Dr. Jeff Gray
Laser-induced Breakdown Spectroscopy
Erika Crane
with Dr. Tevye Celius
Investigation of Benzo[a]phenoxazine-5-one Derivatives as Long-Wavelength Photo-controllable Protecting Groups.
Matthew Tupps
with Dr. Tevye Celius
Synthesis of New Amine Diazeniumdiolates.
Zachary Schrensky
with Dr. Tevye Celius
Synthesis of Protected Acyl Nitroso Compounds for Use as Photochemical Precursors to Nitroxyl.
Brittany Catron
with Dr. Kim Broekemeier
Does DNA damage correlate with propensity of mitochondria to undergo the permeability transition?
Joshua Judkins
with Dr. Ron Peterson
Analysis of Reducing Sugars with BCA-Copper Reagent
Chris Lemon
with Dr. E. Alan Sadurski
Spectroscopy of some substituted aryl silanes