Alumni Theses & Dissertations

The Department of Chemistry would like to proudly present the dissertations and  theses of our Alumni. Look below to find the name of the alumnus and click the title of their dissertation to read more on their work. Click here to access all of the dissertations.


Ayesha Farheen
Affordances and Limitations of Molecular Representations in General and Organic Chemistry

Chenhuan Wang
Developing New Strategy toward Ruthenium and Gold Redox Catalysis

Dhanya Dhananjayan
Protein Folding Kinetics Analysis Using Fluorescence Spectroscopy

Dina M. Swanson
Enhanced Methods in Forensic Mass Spectrometry for Targeted and Untargeted Drug Analysis

Grant Lawrence
Synthesis of cannabinoids

Jacob McAlpin
Considerations for Curricular Reform in Undergraduate Chemistry: Cooperative Adoption Factors, Modeling Social Influence, and Focusing on Specific Populations

Jamie Nunziata
Synthesis of Small Molecule Modulators of Non-Traditional Drug Targets

Jingwen Wei
Gold-Catalyzed Diyne-ene Cyclization: Synthesis of Hetero Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons and 1,2-Dihydropyridines

Katrinah Tirado
Zinc-Mediated Reductive Acylation and Silylation of Various p-Quinone Derivatives

Khalid Khandker
Effect of Dual Inhibition of Atypical PKC Signaling and PI3K/Akt Signaling on Cell Viability and Apoptosis in Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma (ccRCC)

Khalilia C. Tillett
Diazirines and Oxaziridines as Nitrogen Transfer Reagents in Drug Discovery

Kyle Pedretty
Synthesis of Constrained N-Heterocyclic Peptidomimetics and Development of Strain-Release Reagents

Meng Gu
Development and Application of γ-AA Peptide on Enzyme Mimetic and Biomolecular Agents

Menglin Xue
Development of Antimicrobial Guanidinylate Polycarbonates

Mengjia Liu
Supramolecular Architectures Generated by Self-assembly of Guanosine and Isoguanosine Derivatives

Mohammad Nazmus Sakib
Synthetic Studies of Potential New Ketogenic Molecules

Nathan Grimes
Applications in Opioid Analysis with FAIMS Through Control of Vapor Phase Solvent Modifiers

Paul Orndorff
Conformational Dynamics and Free Energy Studies of DNA and Other Biomolecules

Sandra Khalife
Synthesis, Characterization, and Separation of Loaded Liposomes for Drug Delivery

Sefat E Munjerin
Chemical Analysis of Metabolites from Mangrove Endophytic Fungus

Shun Teng
Study on Versatile S(VI) Reagents Towards Synthesis of S(IV) and S(VI) Functional Groups

Sloan Breedy
aPKCs role in Neuroblastoma cell signaling cascades and Implications of aPKCs inhibitors as potential therapeutics

Stephanie B. Feola
Institutional and Individual Approaches to Change in Undergraduate STEM Education: Two Framework Analyses

Stephanie P. Suarez
Coupling Chemical and Genomic Data of Marine Sediment-Associated Bacteria for Metabolite Profiling

Songyi Xue
Development of Antiviral Peptidomimetics

Qi Tang
Investigation of Challenging Transformations in Gold Catalysis

Yu Yan
Self-Assembly of Metallo-Supramolecules Based on Terpyridine and Its Derivatives

Zachary L. Magnuson
Syntheses, Photophysics, & Application of Porphyrinic Metal-Organic Frameworks


Brandon J. Yik
Measurement in Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics Education: Student Explanations of Organic Chemistry Reaction Mechanisms and Instructional Practices in Introductory Courses

Chiyu Wei
Developing Efficient Transition Metal Catalyzed C-C & C-X Bond Construction

Jared G. Waters
Bioactivity of Suberitenones A and B

Joshua Welsch
Chemical Investigation and Drug Discovery Potential of Terpenoid Secondary Metabolites from Three Deep-Sea Irish Soft Corals

Laxmi Vuppala
Advanced Analytical Method Development: From Highly-Enrolled Classroom to Data-Intensive Proteomics

Lindsey Blume

Nicole Miller
Interfacing Computational Techniques with Synthetic and Spectroscopic Methods for Research and Education

Radwan Noor
An Investigation into the Protein Dynamics and Proton Transfer Mechanism of Class-A β-lactamase (CTX-Ms) by NMR Spectroscopy

Ruixuan Gao
Development of Lipidated Antimicrobial Polycarbonates

Shahedul Islam
Exploring the Structure and Activity of Metallo-Tetracyclines

Shuyao Zhang
Study on New Strategy toward Gold(I/III) Redox Catalysis

Stephen Thompson
Metabolomic Analysis, Identification and Antimicrobial Assay of Two Mangrove

Taranjot Kaur
Large Area Projection Sintering of Semicrystalline Polymers and Part Analysis of the Printed Specimens

Teng Yuan
Study on New Reactivity of Vinyl Gold and Its Sequential Transformations

Ying Wang
Measuring and Improving Student Attitude in College-Level Chemistry: A Novel Survey Methodology and Social-Psychological Interventions

Zhen Wang
Targeting the Side-Chain Convergence of α-Helical Hot Spots to Design Small-Molecule Mimetics Disrupting Protein-Protein Interaction


Adam A. Aboalroub
An Insight into the Biological Functions, the Molecular Mechanism and the Nature of Interactions of a Set of Biologically Important Proteins.

Briana Amaris Aguila
Functional Porous Materials: Applications for Environmental Sustainability

Abdulaziz A. Alanazi
Biomimetic Light Harvesting in Metalloporphyrins Encapsulated/Incorporated within Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs).

Linda Corrinne Barbeto
Design and Synthesis of Novel Agents for the Treatment of Tropical Diseases

Raja Reddy Bommareddy
Effect of Atypical protein kinase C inhibitor (DNDA) on Cell Proliferation and Migration of Lung Cancer Cells

Darrell Cole Cerrato
The Activity and Structure of Cu2+-Biomolecules in Disease and Disease Treatment

Douglas Franz
Simulation and Software Development to Understand Interactions of Guest Molecules in Porous Materials

Ying He
Construction of G-quadruplexes via Self-assembly: Enhanced Stability and Unique Properties

S M Anisul Islam
The Role of Atypical Protein Kinase C in Colorectal Cancer Cells Carcinogenesis

Andrea Lemus
Chemical Tools and Treatments for Neurological Disorders and Infectious Diseases

Anne-Claire D. Limon
Antarctic Deep Sea Coral and Tropical Fungal Endophyte: Novel Chemistry for Drug Discovery

Rainer Metcalf
Constituent Partitioning Consensus Docking Models and Application in Drug Discovery

Brian G. O'Flynn
An Investigation into the Heterogeneity of Insect Arylalkylamine N-Acyltransferases

Md Tawabur Rahman
Evaluating the Evidence Base for Evidence-Based Instructional Practices in Chemistry through Meta-Analysis

Wishrawana Sarathi Bandara Ratnayake 
Role of Oncogenic Protein Kinase C-iota in Melanoma Progression; A Study Based on Atypical Protein Kinase-C Inhibitors

Alejandro Rivera Nicholls
Formulation to Application: Thermomechanical Characterization of Flexible Polyimides and The Improvement of Their Properties Via Chain Interaction

Andrew Jason Shilling
The Chemical Ecology and Drug Discovery Potential of the Antarctic Red Alga Plocamium cartilagineum and the Antarctic Sponge Dendrilla membranosa 

Zachary P. Shultz
Synthesis, Discovery and Delivery of Therapeutic Natural Products and Analogs

Sylvia E. Singh
Development of α-AA peptides as Peptidomimetics for Antimicrobial Therapeutics and The Discovery of Nanostructures

Bo Song
Self-Assembly of 2D and 3D Metallo-Supramolecules with Increasing Complexity

Santana Alexa Lavonia Thomas
The Potential of Marine Microbes, Flora and Fauna in Drug Discovery

Lei Wang
Design, Synthesis, and Self-Assembly of Supramolecular Fractals Based on Terpyridine with Different Transition Metal Ions


Ryan Anderson
Fatty Acid Amides and Their Biosynthetic Enzymes Found in Insect Model Systems

Ma Su
Structure-based Design, Synthesis and Applications of a New Class of Peptidomimetics: 'Y-AA Peptides and Their Derivatives

Wilarachchige D C B Gunatilleke
Analysis and New Applications of Metal Organic Frameworks (MOF): Thermal Conductivity of a Perovskite-type MOF and Incorporation of a Lewis Pair into a MOF

Victoria Izumi
Optimizing Peptide Fractionation to Maximize Content in Cancer Proteomics

Fengyu She
Development of Bioactive Peptidomimetics

Rebecca E. Gibbons
Survey Research in Postsecondary Chemistry Education: Measurements of Faculty Members' Instructional Practice and Students' Affect

Selam Hagos
Chemical Investigation of Bioactive Marine Extracts

Ankush Kanwar
Studies Aimed at the Synthesis of Anti-Infective Agents

Garrett Michael Craft
Characterization of Nylon-12 in a Novel Additive Manufacturing Technology, and the Rheological and Spectroscopic Analysis of PEG-Starch Matrix Interactions

Geoffrey M. Gray
Conformational Fluctuations of Biomolecules Studied Using Molecular Dynamics and Enhanced Sampling

Benjamin Joe Eduful
Synthesis of Novel Agents for the treatment of Infectious and Neurodegenerative diseases

Olapeju Bolawrinwa 
Interrogation of Protein Function with Peptidomimetics

Mussie Gide
Design, Synthesis, Application of Biodegradable Polymers

Chengliang Jiang                                                                                                  Germania-based Sol-gel Coatings and Core-shell Particles in Chromatographic Separations

Tamalia Julien 
Synthesis, Modification, Characterization and Processing of Molded and Electrospun Thermoplastic Polymer Composites and Nanocomposites

Matthew A. Knestrick 
From Florida to Antarctica: Dereplication Strategies and Chemical Investigations of Marine Organisms

Chavis Andrew Stackhouse 
Azamacrocyclic-based Frameworks: Syntheses and Characterizations


Justin K. White
Investigations into the Non-Mevalonate Isoprenoid Biosynthesis Pathway's First Two Enzymes utilizing Hybrid QM/MM Techniques

Alekhya Nimmagadda
Design, Synthesis, Applications of Polymers and Dendrimers

Kia Williams
Metal-Organic Frameworks and MOF-derived Carbon Materials for Fuel Cell Applications

Faeez Mahzamani
Studies of Polycrylate Based Nanoparticle Emulsions

Sheshanka Kesani
Sol-gel Niobia-based Sorbents for the Enrichment of Organophosphorus Compounds by Capillary Microextraction Online Coupled for High Performance Liquid Chromatography

Josanne-Dee Woodroffe
Design and Synthesis fo CpG-Lytic Peptie Conjugate, Brachytherapy Beads and a Combinatorial Library of Primary Amines used as Potential Therapeutics in the Treatment of Cancers

Katherine A. Forrest
Understanding Gas Sorption Mechanisms in Metal-Organic Materials via Computational Experimentation

Boliang Dong
Formation of Carbon-Carbon adn Carbon-Hetero Bonds through Gold Catalysis

Siqi Sun
Magnetic Nanostructure Application in SERS Detection of Melatonin and Resonance Ramen Characterization of Binding of Catechol Moieties with Antibiotic Iron(III)-Bacitracin

Yujuan Liu
Investigating Students' Basic Needs and Motivation in College Chemistry Courses with the Lens of Self-Determination Theory

Danielle H. Demers
Chemical Investigations of Fungal Natural Products for Drug Discovery

Christian C. Tang
Structure and Activity of Metallo-Peptides

Sean M. Johnson
Toward the Synthesis of Naphthalene-Bridged Bis-Triazole Bimetallic Complexes

Stephen Motika
Diversifying Homogeneous Au(I)-Catalysis through New Reaction Discovery

Emre Seyyal
Germania- and silica-based perfluorinated and non-fluorinated sol-gel sorbents for capillary microextraction in chromatographic analysis

Li Ye
Exploring Student Learning in Post-Secondary General Chemistry: Novel Tools for Measuring Linked Concepts and Study Habits

Ning Ma
On the Conformational Dynamics of DNA: A Perspective from Molecular Dynamics Simulations

Courtney A. Smith
Hydroalkynylation of Oxocarbenium Intermediates via Au(I) Catalysis

Seyedmorteza Hosseyni
New Reaction Discoveries in Gold Catalysis


Abdullah Awadh Alhendal
Hydrolytic and Nonhydrolytic Sol-gel Zirconia-, Titania-, and Niobia-based Capillary Microextraction Coatings for the Preconcentration and HPLC Analysis of Catecholamine Neurotransmitters and Phosphorylated Peptides

Wenyang Gao
Metal-Organic Frameworks as Potential Platforms for Carbon Dioxide Capture and Chemical Transformation 

Michale Lawerence Doligalski
Design and Development of Peptidomimetic Ligands for Targeting Radiopharmaceuticals, Imaging Probes, and Immunotherapeutics in Oncologic Disease

Sri Krishna Nimmagadda
Asymmetric Transformations Catalyzed By Chiral BINOL Alkaline Earth Metal Phosphate Complexes

Kenneth Kull
Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Polyurethanes and Polyimides

Ali Husain Husain
Spatially Directional Resorcin[4]arene Cavitand Glycoconjugates for Organic Catalysis in Aqueous Media

Sreya Mukherjee
Applications of Molecular Modelling and Structure Based Drug Design in Drug Discovery

Ge Bai
Cell Permeability Studies of AApeptides and Novel Molecular Probes for AD

Yaqiong Li
Gamma AApeptides as Host Defense Peptide Mimics

Qiagan Cheng
Co(II)-Based Metalloradical Catalysis for Asymmetric Radical Cyclopropanation

Marcello Giulianotti
The Use of Synthetic Mixture Based Libraries to Identify Hit Compounds for ESKAPE Pathogens, Leishmaniasis, and Inhibitors of Palmitoylation

Michael Trent Kemp
Optimizing Protocols for Carbohydrate NMR Chemical Shift Computations

Susana Sorina Lopez
Chiral Boro-Phosphates in Asymmetric Catalysis: 1,4-reduction of Enones and Reductive Aldol

Yi Liang
Design, Synthesis and Screening of Peptidomimetics for Anticancer and Antiviral Drug Candidates

Jacqueline Lee Fries
Chemical Investigation of Antarctic Marine Organisms & Their Role in Modern Drug Discovery


Mona Hanfy Mohamed
Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Materials Based on Oxyanion Linkers for Selective Adsorption of Polarizable Gases

Jeanine Yacoub
Synthesis of Agents for the Treatment and Analysis of Tropical Diseases

Matthew R. Battistini
Novel Enzymes Perspectives: Arylalkylamine N-acyltransferases from Bombyx mori & 1-Deoxy-D-Xylulose-5-Phosphate Synthase from Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax

Patrick Stephen Nugent
Tailoring the Pore Environment of Metal-Organic and Molecular Materials Decorated with Inorganic Anions: Platforms for Highly Selective Carbon Capture

Tarah A. Word
Photoacoustic Calorimetry Studies of the Earliest Events in Horse Heart Cytochrome-c Folding

Michael Veri
Dead/Live Microbial Culture Technique

Christian R. Cioce
Computational Investigations of Potential Energy Function Development for Metal-Organic Framework Simulations, Metal Carbenes, and Chemical Warfare Agents

Qiao Qiao
Investigаtiоn оf 3D Structures оf γ-AAрeрtide bаsed Peрtidоmimetics

Yuri Pevzner
Development and Application of Web-Based Open Source Drug Discovery Platforms

Aleksandra Karolak
Application and Development of Computational Methods in Conformational Studies of Bio-molecules

Sachel M. Villafañe-García
Use of Assessments in College Chemistry Courses: Examining Students' Prior Conceptual Knowledge, Chemistry Self-efficacy, and Attitude

Chris G. Witowski
Investigation of Bioactive metabolites from the Antarctic Sponge Dendrilla membranosa and Marine Microorganisms

Jordany Richardson Maignam
Development of Orally Bioavailable 4(1H)-Quinolones and 1,2,3,4-Tetrahydroacridin-9(10H)-ones with Potent Anti-malarial Activity

Youngran Ji
Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) and Porous Organic Polymers (POPs) for Heterogeneous Asymmetric Catalysis

Hasnaa Mouttaki
Quest toward the Design and Synthesis of Functional Metal-Organic Materials (MOMs): A Supermolecular Building Layer Approach (SBL)

Megan Marie Barber
2,4-Disubstituted Quinazolines with Antileishmanial or Antibacterial Activity

Christopher Lee Lizardi
Aldehydic C–H Amination Reactions via Co(II)-Based Metalloradical Catalysis and Constructionof Novel Chiral meso-Amidoporphyrin Ligands

Perry Robert Mitchell Jr. 
The Detection and Quantitative Analysis of Endocannabinoids and Endogenous Fatty Acid Amides in Apis Mellifera and Tribolium Castaneum

Kristen A. Jeffries
Biosynthesis of Long-chain Fatty Acid Amides

Tony Pham
Theoretical Investigations of Gas Sorption and Separation in Metal-Organic Materials

Frankie Costanza
Design, Synthesis and Applications of Polymer Biomaterials

Haifan Wu
Gamma-AApeptides as a New Class of Peptidomimetics: Synthesis, Structures, and Functions

Yaogang Hu
Design and Synthesis of Bioactive Peptidomimetics

Sungyub Han 
Optimization of Aggregating agents and SERS Substrates for SERS detection of Cotinine and trans 3'-hydroxycotinine

Daniel Robert Dempsey
Identification and Characterization of N-acyltransferase Enzymes that are Involved in the Biosynthesis of Fatty Acid Amides


Todd Adam Gatlin
Chemistry Graduate Teaching Assistants' Experiences in Academic Laboratories and Development of a Teaching Self-image

Xiaoying Xu
Evaluation and Application of Instruments Measuring Spatial Ability and Attitude for College Chemistry Students

Alaa Hassam Hashim
Metallopeptides From Design to Catalysis: Structure, Oxidative Activities, And Inhibition Studies Of Designed And Naturally Occurring Metallopeptides

Michael M. McLean
Phenyl Functionalized Sol-gel Silica Sorbent for Capillary Microextraction and Chromia-Based Sol-gel Ucon Stationary Phase for Capillary Gas Chromatography

Sameh Khamis Elsaidi
Crystal Engineering of Functional Metal-Organic Material Platforms for Gas Storage and Separation Applications

Tao Liang
Chiral Phosphoric Aids and Alkaline Earth Metal Phosphates Cemistry

Fenger Zhou
Synthesis of [1,2,4]-Triazines as Kinase Inhibitors and of Novel Fluorine Capture Reagents for PET probes

Yao Chen
Synthesis, Characterization and Mechanistic Studies of Biomolecules @ mesoMOFs

Adrian Villalta-Cerdas
Development and Assessment of Self-explaining Skills in College Chemistry Instruction

Katherine Cristina Parra
Combination of the Computational Methods: Molecular dynamics, Homology Modeling and Docking to Design Novel Inhibitors and study Structural Changes in Target Proteins for Current Diseases

Wenfeng Wang
Investigation of Energy Alignment Models at Polymer Interfaces

Hyun Joo Kil
Design & Synthesis of Peptidomimetics Adopting Secondary Structures for Inhibition of p53/MDM2 Protein-protein Interaction and Multiple Myeloma Cell Adhesion

Andrii Monastyrski
Synthesis and Evaluation of 3-Aryl-4(1H)-Quinolones as Orally Active Antimalarials:Overcoming Challenges in Solubility, Metabolism, and Bioavailability

Shruti Padhee
Insights into α-AApeptides and γ-AApeptides as Broad Spectrum Antimicrobial Peptidomimetics and Anti-Biofilm Agents

Josanne-Dee Woodroffe
A Synthesis Approach Of TRP-Like Primary Amine Peptoid Side Chains Used In Cyclic Beta-Hairpin - Like Scaffolds

Alexander Schoedel
[M3(μ3-O)(O2CR)6] and Related Trigonal Prisms: Versatile Molecular Building Blocks for 2-Step Crystal Engineering of Functional Metal-Organic Materials

Shi-Yuan Zhang
Homochiral Metal-Organic Materials: Design, Synthetic and Enantioseletive Separation

Zhenjie Zhang
Template-Directed Synthesis and Post-Synthetic Modification of Porphyrin-Encapsulating Metal-Organic Materials

Pankaj Jain
Brønsted Acid Catalyzed Asymmetric Allylation and Propargylation of Aldehydes

Ranjani Muralidharan
Investigation and characterization of Pt-modified Au catalysts and polymer composites by electrochemistry, Raman and surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS)


Jhon J. Figueroa
Immobilization and Characterization of Physisorbed Antibody Films Using Pneumatic Spray as Deposition Technique

Mohamed N. Amin
Synthesis of Amphiphilic α- and γ-AApeptides for Antimicrobial, Self-Assembly, and Mineralization Studies

Seongmin Hong
Optimization, Modification and Application of Gold Nanoparticles as the Substrates of Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy

Ashley Lynn Mullen 
A Polarizable and Transferable Carbon Dioxide Potential for Materials Simulation

Courtney Jerome Du Boulay
Virtual Screening for Inhibitors of Anti-apoptotic Proteins: DCK, BCL-XL, MCL-1, MDMX, and MDM2

Ushiri Kumarihamy Kulatanga
Argumentation as a Lens to Examine Student Discourse in Peer-Led Guided Inquiry for College General Chemistry

Kurt Steven Von Horn
Anti-parasitic and anti-bacterial agents: Studies on 1,4-dihydropyridines and 2,4-diaminoquinazolines

Keily Heredia
Refinement, Application, and Evaluation of Cognitive and Affective Chemistry Measures for College Students

Bernard Knudsen
A Rheological Examination of Polymer Composites: Including Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes, Viable Polyurethane Alternates, and Contact Lens Hydrogels

Parul Jain
Characterizing Interactions between Chromophores in Synthetic and Natural Macromolecular Films via MALDI-TOF, IBF and Dielectric Analyzer

Jingran Tao
Asymmetric Nitrene Transfer Reactions with Azides via Co(II)-Based Metalloradical Catalysis (MRC)

William Antonio Maza
Reaction Enthalpy and Volume Profiles for Excited State Reactions Involving Electron Transfer and Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer

Matthew Jon Kaplan
Chiral Phosphoric Acid-Catalyzed Acetalization and Iso-Pictet-Spengler Reactions

Sai Lakshmana Kumar Vankayala
Computational Approaches for Structure Based Drug Design and Protein Structure-Function Prediction


Biplop Bhattacharya
Synthesis and Anti-MRSA Activity of Hydrophilic C3-Acylated N-Thiolated β-Lactams and N-Acyl Ciprofloxacin-N-Thiolated β-Lactam Hybrids

Gajendrasingh Ingle
Chiral BINOL Metal Phosphate/Phosphoric Acid Catalyzed Enantioselective Addition of Phosphorus and Sulfur Nucleophiles to Imines and Epoxides

Katya Pavlova Nacheva
Development of a Bio-Molecular Fluorescent Probe Used in Kinetic Target-Guided Synthesis for the Identification of Inhibitors of Enzymatic and Protein-Protein Interaction Targets

Sameer Shamrao Kulkarni
Development and Optimization of Kinetic Target-Guided Synthesis Approaches Targeting Protein-Protein Interactions of the Bcl-2 Family

Shawn E. Larsen
Enantioselective Brønsted and Lewis Acid-Catalyzed Reaction Methodology: Aziridines as Building Blocks for Catalytic Asymmetric Induction

Daniel Navarrete Santiago
Use and Development of Computational Tools in Drug Discovery: From Small Molecules to Cyclic Peptides

Divya Ramamoorthy
Design of Novel Inhibitors for Infectious Diseases using Structure-based Drug Design: Virtual Screening, Homology Modeling and Molecular Dynamics

Jeremy Beau
Drug Discovery from Floridian Mangrove Endophytes

Mu Seong Kim
Design, Synthesis, Processing, and Thermal Analysis of Nanocomposites with Tunable Properties

Arun Babu Kumar
Design, Synthesis and Evaluation of Novel Diazirine Photolabels with Improved Ambient Light Stability and Fluorous-Based Enrichment Capacity

Ryan Cormier
N-Acyl Ciprofloxacins: Synthesis, Antibacterial Activity and Effects on Molecular Loading of Poly(vinyl benzoate) Nanoparticles

David Bager
Design and Synthesis of Protein-Protein Interaction Inhibitor Scaffolds

Xue Xu
Asymmetric Intra- and Intermolecular Cyclopropanation by Co(II)- Based Metalloradical Catalysis

Padmini Kavuru
Hierarchy of Supramolecular Synthons in the of Design Multi-Component Crystals

Christi Leigh Whittington
Molecular Dynamics of the RNA Binding Cavity of Influenza A Non-structural Protein 1 (NS1) RNA Binding Domain

Ramakanth Ananthoji
Hydrophilic Polymers of Poly (2-Hydroxy Ethyl Methacrylate) with Tunable Properties for Drug Release, Sequestration of Blistering Agent, Preparation of Ultra-Strong Hydrogels & Thermal Stability of Various Organic Azides

Shikha Mahajan
Protein Profiling of Adenine Nucleoside and Nucleotide Analogs Binding Proteins Using N6-Biotinylated-8-azidoadenosine Analogs as Affinity Based Protein Profiling Probes

Heather Dawn Marie Clarke
Crystal Engineering of Multi-Component Crystal Forms: The Opportunities and Challenges in Design

Sumit Handa
1-deoxy-D-xylulose-5-phosphate Synthase (DXS) Mechanistic Study and its Implication in the Development of Novel Antibiotics and Antimalarials

Philip Murray
cHYD1 Solution Phase Synthesis Optimization and the Development of a Novel Human Growth Hormone Antagonist and Agonist

Le Meng
Design and Construction of Functional Metal-Metalloporphyrin Frameworks

Rachel Josephine Alessio

Removal of Bisphenol A Model Compounds and Related Substances Using Octolig®


Wei Sheung Ma
Natural Product Drug Discovery against Tropical Diseases

Carissa Marie Vetromile
Probing Molecules in Confined Space

Michelle Yolanda Cortes-Salva
Guanidines, Amidines and Carbamides as Novel Sigma Receptor Ligands for Post-Stroke Therapeutics

Sebastian Gutmann
Electronic Structure Characterization of Nanocrystalline Surfaces and Interfaces with Photoemission Spectroscopy

Praveen Ramaraju
Synthesis and Antimicrobial Activities of S,S'-Heterosubstituted Disulfides

Sreya Mukherjee
Crystal Engineering of Pharmaceutical Cocrystals

Jason Alexander Perman
Solid-State Synthesis of Imide Ligands for the Self-Assembly of Metal-Organic Materials

Meghanatha Gali
Synthesis of Small Molecule Inhibitors of Janus Kinase 2, Phosphodiesterase IV, GABAA and NMDA receptors: Investigation of Mcmurry, Mannich and Chemoenzymatic Strategies

Shradda R. Desai
Role of Protein Kinase C-iota in Glioblastoma

Prajit P. Pillai 
Role of Protein Kinase C-iota in Neuroblastoma and the Effect of ICA-1, a Novel Protein Kinase C-iota Inhibitor on the Proliferation and Apoptosis of Neuroblastoma Cells

Abdullah Awadh Alhendal
Sol-gel Resorcinarene Sorbent for Capillary Microextraction Coupled to Gas Chromatography

Roger Wesley Bass
Synthesis and Characterization of Self-Healing Poly (Carbonate Urethane) Carbon-Nanotube Composites

John Alan Maschek
Chemical Investigation of the Antarctic Marine Invertebrates Austrodoris kerguelenensis & Dendrilla membranosa and the Antarctic Red Alga Gigartina skottsbergii

Richard Matthew Cross
Lead Discovery and Optimization Strategies Towards the Development of 4(1H)-Quinolones and 1,2,3,4-Tetrahydroacridone Analogs with Antimalarial Activity

Tien Teng Ong
Crystal Engineering of Molecular and Ionic Cocrystals

David Rudy Weyna
Crystal Engineering of Multiple Component Crystal Forms of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients


Shridhar Reddy Kaulagari
Design, Synthesis & Biological Activity of Novel Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase (PTP) Mimetics

Zhenming An
New Peptide-paie Screening Strategy and Peptidylglycine a-Hydroxylating Monooxygenase (PHM) Based Enrichment for the Discovery of Novel a-Amidated Peptides

Matthew D. Lebar
Antarctic Tunicates and Endophytic Fungi: Chemical Investigation and Synthesis

Kimberly Bliss Fields
The Design and Synthesis of Functionalized Porphyrins and Their Applications in Group Transfer Reactions, Medicine, and Materials

Brent Hilker
Electric-Field Effects and Interactions of Dye-Polymer Systems

Chung Sik Kim
Corrole Synthesis and Catalytic Applications Toward Cobalt(III)-Catalyzed Epoxidation, N-H Insertion, and Cyclopropanation

Ali Husain
Synthesis of Functionalized Resorcin[4]arene via Click Chemistry

Meagan Small
Photothermal studies of carboxymyoglobin

Anthony Green
Applications of Molecular Dynamics Techniques and Spectroscopic Theories to Aqueous Interfaces

Abraham C. Stern
Computer Simulation of Metal-Organic Materials

Melissa Elizabeth Topper
Design, Combinatorial Synthesis, and Biological Evaluation of Novel α-Helical Mimetics Based on Functionalized Piperazines as Antagonists of p53/ MDM2 Interactions

Priyesh Jain
Design and Synthesis of Beta-Hairpin Peptidomimetics for Modulating Integrin Mediated Cell Adhesion, Abeta Fibrillogenesis and p53-MDM2 Protein-Protein Interactions

Mingzhou Zhou
Design and Combinatorial Synthesis Approach of Non-peptidic Trimeric Small Molecules Mimicking i, i + 4(3), i + 7 Positions of alpha-Helices

Carmen Alicia Garcia
Tracking chemistry self-efficacy and achievement in a preparatory chemistry course

Amy J. Cains
Structural Diversity in Crystal Chemistry: Rational Design Strategies Toward the Synthesis of Functional Metal-Organic Materials

Wen-shan Chang
Use of model compounds to study potential removal of pharmaceuticals using Octolig®

Emma K. Farrell
Biosynthesis of fatty acid amides

Jaime Heimbegner Noguez
Chemical Investigation of the Antarctic Marine Invertebrates Synoicum adareanum and Artemisina plumosa

Scott S. Sergo
Surface-bonded sol-gel sorbents for on-line hyphenation of capillary microextraction with high-performance liquid chromatography

Mohamed H. Alkordi
Metal-Organic Materials: From Design Principles to Practical Applications

Farid Nuoar
Design, synthesis and post-synthetic modifications of functional metal-organic materials

Xiaoying Xu
Refinement of a chemistry attitude measure for college students


Jonathan L. Belof
Theory and simulation of metal-organic materials and biomolecules

Mariangela Dametto
Computer simulations of apomyoglobin folding

Miranda L. Cheney
The Rold of Cocrystals in Solid-State Synthesis of Imides and the Development of Novel Crystalline Forms of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients

John Jackson Perry
Hierarchial complexity in metal-organic materials: From layers to polyhedra to supermolecular building blocks

Dorina F. Sava
Quest towards the design and synthesis of functional metal-organic materials: A molecular building approach

Dalia A. Aboarayes
Crystal engineering of nutraceutical cocrystals

Twarita Anil Pujari
Cocrystals of nutraceuticals: Protocatechuic acid and quercetin

Divya Ramamoorthy
Synthesis of small molecule inhibitors targeting signal transduction pathways

Laura Anderson
Design and synthesis of substituted 1,4-hydrazinelinked piperazine-2,5- and 2,6-diones and 2,5-terpyrimidinylenes as [alpha]-helical mimetics

Teresa McClain Eckart
Productive whole-class discussions: A qualitative analysis of peer leader behaviors in general chemistry

Audrey Mokdad
Time-resolved thermodynamics studies of heme signaling proteins and model systems

Anne M. Shearrow
Ionic liquid-mediated sol-gel sorbents for capillary microextraction and challenges in glass microfabrication

Shisi Liu
Synthesis and characterization of a novel Poly(methyl methacrylate) Composites using Copper-4,4'-Trimethylenedipyridine Metal Organic Frameworks as Fillers

Ruizhi Wu
Enzymatic and chemical synthesis of polyesters and polycarbonates derived from L-tartaric acid and synthesis of polycaprolactones initiated by cavitands

Li Fang
Germania-based sol-gel organic-inorganic hybrid coatings for capillary microextraction

Jacob A. Shafer
N-acyltyramines as substrates for tyrosinase: Enzymatic lag and dopamine precursor

William J. Wagner
Two methodologies in pursuit of the elucidation of copper (II)-centered bioinorganic chemistry

Audrey Mokdad
Time-resolved thermodynamics studies of heme signaling proteins and model systems


Jacilynn A. Brant                                                                                                                                      Toward the Synthesis of Designed Metal-Organic Materials

Jarrod F. Eubank
Rational Synthesis Toward the Design of Functional Metal-Organic Materials

Milena Ivkovic
N-Acylethanolamines as Novel Alcohol Dehydrogenase 3 Substrates

Bo Jiang
Formal Reasoning and Spatial Ability: A Step Towards "Science for All"

Padmini Kavuru
Crystal Engineering of Flavonoids


Pasha Moeenuddin Khan
Application of Pd Catalyzed Alkylation: Synthesis of Bicyclic Furans, Isoxazolines and New Cyclopentane Amino Acid Analogs

Edward W. Lowe

Steady-State and Theoretical Investigations of Peptidylglycine a-amidating Monooxygenase


Neil R. McIntyre
Mechanistic Studies of Peptidylglycine Alpha-Amindating Monooxygenase

Gregory J. McManus
Structural Diversity in Metal-Organic Materials

Emily Bretherick Rowland
Enantioselective Brønsted Acid-Catalyzed Reaction Methodology: Part A: Enantioselective Mannich Reaction. Part B: Enantioselective Desymmertrization of Meso-Aziridines

Gerald B. Rowland
Enantioselective Bronsted Acid-Catalyzed Addition of Carbon and Nitrogen Nucleophiles to Imines

Joshua V. Ruppel
Cobalt (II)-Catalyzed Atom/Group Transfer Reaction: Stereoselective Carbene and Nitrene Transfer

William Maung Tray
Metallopeptides As Model Systems for the Study of Cu(II)-Dependent Oxidation Chemistry

Chunyan Wang
Development of Novel Biocompatible Hydrogel Coatings for Implantable Glucose Sensors

Hla Yee Win
Role of Protein Kinase C-iota in Prostate Cancer

Sung Wook Yi
Cysteine Based PNA (CPNA): Design, Synthesis and Application


Tae-Young Kim
Novel Sol-Gel Titania-Based Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Coatings for On-Line Capillary Microextraction Coupled to High-Performance Liquid Chromatography

Kashmir Singh Juneja
Tyrosinase-like Activity of Several Alzheimer's Disease Related and Model Peptides and their Inhibition by Natural Antioxidants

Sumedh Parulekar
A Novel Approach to Manipulate Cavity Size In Resorcinarenes

Jennifer Anne McMahon
Crystal Engineering of Novel Pharmaceutical Forms

Zhenqiang Wang
Design of Metal-Organic Framework Materials Based upon Inorganic Clusters and Polycarboxylates

Vasiliki Lykourinou
Copper and Iron Complexes of Linear and Crosslinked Polymers as Catalysts for Phosphoester Hydrolysis and Oxidative Transformation of Phenolic and Catecholic Substrates

Alfred B. Roney
Structure and Dynamics of Heterogeneous Molecular Systems

J. Michelle Leslie
N-Thiolated β-Lactam Antibiotics: Synthesis and Structure-Activity Studies of C3-Oxygenated Derivatives and Attachments to New, Functionalized Caprolactone Monomers and Polymers

Christina Ridley Kaspryzk
Practical Applications of Molecular Dynamics Techniques and Time Correlation Function Theories

Zhenqiang Wang
Metal-Organic Networks Based Upon Dicarboxylato Ligands

Marci Culbreath
An Investigation into the Antifungal Activities of N-Thiolated Beta-Lactams Against Selected Candida Species

Beverly Dee Barker
Teaching Philosophy and Practices Among Chemistry Faculty Attending MID Project Workshops: Implications for Reform in Chemistry

Jason Aaron Matthews
Investigation of the Effects of Increased Levels of O-GlcNAc Protein Modification on Protein Kinase C and Akt

Joanna A. Bis
Crystal Engineering of Organic Compounds Including Pharmaceuticals

Thushara Kelum Kaviraj Diyabalanage
Chemical Investigation of two Antarctic Invertebrates, Synoicum adraeanum (Chordata: Ascidiaceae: Enterogona: Polyclinidae) and Austrodoris kergulenensis (Molusca: Gastropoda: Nudibranchia: Dordidae)

Surbhi Bhatt
Chemo-Enzymatic Route to Synthesis of Biodegradable Polymers and Glycolipid Analogs

Yang Wang
Antibiotic-Conjugated Polyacrylate Nanoparticles: New Opportunities for Development of Anti-MRSA Analogs

Kadine Mohomed
Thermal Analysis of Hydrophilic Polymers Used in Nanocomposites and Biocompatible Coatings

Kiran Kumar Venkata Raja Avancha
Design and Synthesis of Core Structural Intermediates for Novel HIV-1 Protease Inhibitors & Synthesis, Biological Activity and Molecular Modeling of Novel 20S Proteasome Inhibitors

Stephanie Tara Weiss
The Theoretical Modeling, Design, and Synthesis of Key Structural Units for Novel Molecular Clamps and Pro-Apoptotic Alpha Helix-Peptidomimetics

Scott Edwin Lewis
An Evaluation of a Pedagogical Reform Designed for College Chemistry Teaching with Large Classes

Kevin David Revell
Mode of Action and Structure-Activity Studies of N-Alkylthio-b-Lactams and N-Alkylthio-2-Oxazolidinones, and Synthesis of Second-Generation Disulfide Inhibitors of b-Ketoacyl-Acyl Carrier Protein Synthase III (FabH) as Potent Antibacterial Agents

Young Chun Jung
A New Approach of Kainoids: Total Syntheses of (-)-Kainic Acid and (+)-Allokainic Acid

Wen Li
Electrically Charged Sol-Gel Coatings for On-Line Preconcentration and Analysis of Zwitterionic Biomolecules by Capillary Electrophoresis

Sarah Elizabeth Carpenter
Enzyme Linked Spectroscopic Assays for Glyoxylate; The Use of Peptidoglycine alpha-Amidating Monooxygenase for the Discovery of Novel alpha-Amidated Hormones