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Four Siena Students Present at National Chemistry Exposition

Four Siena Students Present at National Chemistry Exposition

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Four Siena students traveled to San Diego to present their research at the 251st American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting & Exposition. The theme for this year’s meetings was “Computers in Chemistry”, and over 16,000 attended the five-day event in March.

Chad Dashnaw ’18 (Biochemistry) worked with Dr. Jesse Karr and presented his poster entitled “Probing the structural difference between Ca(II) and Pb(II) bound syt1”.  Zackary Gregg ’16 (Chemistry) worked with Dr. Jodi O’Donnell and Dr. Lucas Tucker and presented his poster entitled “Design and synthesis of cholesteric liquid crystalline porphyrin VOC sensors”.  Bryce Lipinski ’16 (Chemistry) worked with Dr. Daniel Moriarty and presented his work entitled “Isolation and characterization of antibacterial molecules from various species of cinnamon and thyme“, along with another poster “Design and synthesis of 2,4-DiPAM sugar to combat organophosphorus compounds” from his work at the University of Delaware during the summer of 2015 as part of a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU). Tyler Nghiem ’17 (Biology) worked with Dr. Daniel Moriarty and presented his work entitled “Effects of gallic acid on amyloid fibril structure and formation”. 

Dr. O’Donnell also presented her pedagogical research preformed with Dr. Karr entitled “Writing research proposals across the undergraduate curriculum: Adapting a VIPEr Learning Object for use in multiple courses”. 

The conference gave the students the opportunity to be exposed to the latest research and technology across a diverse set of fields and present their work to an international audience.