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Students Present Posters at the Capitol
Three pharmacy students, Kelly Jensen a third-year student form Hudson, Ohio; Crystal Clemans, a fourth-year student from Marysville, Ohio, and Melanie Nicol, a sixth-year student from Plain City, Ohio, will present research conducted under the direction of Dr. Jeffery Talbot, assistant profess of pharmacology.
Corey Scherer, a senior biology from Mentor, Ohio, and Danny Krall, a fifth-year pharmacy student from Columbus, Ohio, are presenting separate entries on their work. Both used a combination of molecular modeling programs to design a group of new antibacterial agents active against some resistant strains of bacteria.
Derek Rhoades, a fourth-year pharmacy student from Bellefontaine, Ohio, is presenting his computer model of the binding site of the sigma2 receptor. This model is significant because it helps the design and the development of new potent and selective sigma2 agonists, which have anticancer activity. These students worked with Dr. Tarez Mahfouz, assistant professor of pharmaceutical chemistry.
These students were selected from undergraduate students across northwest Ohio who applied for this opportunity.
Posters at the Capitol is hosted by the undergraduate research programs from Bowling Green State University, Heidelberg University, Ohio Northern University, the University of Findlay and the University of Toledo. The event is designed to inform members of Ohio's Legislature and the Governor about the importance of research and creative experiences for university undergraduates. Students are encouraged talk to their representatives about their projects as a way of illustrating the importance of research as an educational experience.