Students attend National Meeting of the American Chemical Society

April 15, 2014 / By: UST Chemistry Department

Sixteen students and two faculty from the Chemistry Department presented their research March 16 to 20 at the 247th American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition, held in Dallas, Texas.

Student presenters, their projects and their research advisers were:  

  • Marianna E. Moffatt, “Quantifying bacterial resistance to antibiotics in Minnesota surface waters,” and Jacqueline M. Kapla, “Quantifying cultivable antibiotic-resistant bacteria in surface waters” (students of Dr. Kristine H. Wammer)
  • Olga Y. Zamulko, “Synthesis of a novel isoxazolinone,” Michael D. Sirianni, “Tetrasubstituted furans from diarylpropargylic alcohols,” Mark A. Frommelt, “Kinetics of curing in polyaspartic coatings,” Suzanne M. Mages,“Synthesis of a novel small molecule to trigger cancer cell death,” and Rebecca L. Kummer, “Synthesis of a topologically designed antibacterial compound” (students of Dr. J. Thomas Ippoliti)
  • Brianne J. Herlitzke, “Solid-state intermolecular interactions in 3-chlorobenzaldoxime and 3-fluorobenzaldoxime: Hydrogen bonding vs. halogen bonding” (student of Dr. William H. Ojala)
  • Matthew J. Folstad and Daniel M. Kremer, “Investigation of novel pincer ligands to sensitize lanthanide(III) luminescence,” and Meghan O. Talbot, “Investigation of the amount of hydrogen gas produced by asymmetric triazolylidenes in the nickel-catalyzed dehydrogenation of ammonia-borane” (students of Dr. Marites A. Guino-o)
  • Kirsten G. Mueller, “DNA structure affects binding to polycationic delivery agents,” Ryan J. Smith, “Polyethylene glycol conjugation ratio and molecular weight affect polyethylenimine binding to DNA,” Nicolas C. Benish, “Cell penetrating compounds selectively bind vesicles composed of anionic lipids,” and Kristin J. Braden, “Charge density and stereochemistry affect the interaction of cell-penetrating compounds with glycosaminoglycans” (students of Dr. Lisa E. Prevette)
  • Benjamin M. Flood, “G-wires are highly resistant to a broad spectrum of nucleases” (student of Dr. Thomas C. Marsh)

Faculty presenting talks were:

  • Dr. J. Thomas Ippoliti (with UST student co-authors Rebecca L. Kummer, Olga Y. Zamulko and Vladimir Vinnik), “Synthesis of topologically designed compounds” 
  • Dr. Lisa E. Prevette (with UST student co-authors Kristin J. Braden, Amber R. Schoenecker, and Nicolas C. Benish), “Structure affects the interactions of cell-penetrating compounds with cell-surface glycosaminoglycans and lipid vesicle model membranes.”