Science Students Present at Chemists Convention

Chemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Biology majors traveled with chemistry faculty to Lebanon Valley College to present their research at the 77th annual Intercollegiate Student Chemists Convention April 13.

Ursinus students and faculty at the Intercollegiate Student Chemists Convention

Ursinus students and faculty at the Intercollegiate Student Chemists Convention.

Kara DiJoseph (Biology 2014) presented a talk titled “The Interaction of Antibiotic-Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes with Escherichia Coli” on research she carried out with Dr. Mark Ellison. Caitlin Galvin (Chemistry 2013) won 2nd Place in the Analytical Chemistry division for her talk, “Comparison of Multi-functionalized Aromatic Analyte Retention between Hydrocarbon and Fluorinated Hydrocarbon Stationary Phases using HPLC” on research she carried out with Dr. Eric Williamsen.

Chris Goodwin (BCMB 2013) won 2nd Place in the Biochemistry division for his talk, “Toxicity of Cysteine-Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes in C. elegans” on research he carried out with Dr. Mark Ellison. Nick Nobiletti (BCMB 2013) presented a talk titled “Characterization and Interaction of Thrombomodulin and Complement Factor 3 via an Optimized Pull-Down Assay” on research he carried out with Dr. Julia Koeppe.

Aaron Peters (Chemistry 2013) won 1st Place in his Inorganic Chemistry division for his talk, “An Investigation of the Electronic Coupling Matrix Element in a Series of Iron, Ruthenium, and Platinum Containing Mixed Valence Compounds” on research he carried out with Dr. Brian Pfennig.Nikolas Sutsko (Chemistry 2013) presented a talk titled “The Characterization of Carbon Dots Produced from the One-Step Hydrothermal Treatment of Orange Juice” on research he carried out with Dr. Mark Ellison.

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