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2011 Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day

April 20, 2010 from 9:00-2:00 in Duke Ellington Ballroom, Holmes Student Center (More Information)

Over 170 students presented their research projects at the 2011 Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day on Wednesday, April 20, 2011. The event showcased more that 110 research projects from 26 academic departments. Judges selected the top projects from both Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) and Social Science, Health, Humanities, Arts & Education (SSHA).

Award Winners

First Place:  Albertina Gaebler
Third Place:  Kaitlynn Sullivan
Honorable Mention:  Vanessa Tempel
People's Choice Award:  Robin Patel
Faculty Mentor of the Year Award:  James Horn

All 2011 Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day Winners


Gaebler, First Place  Tempel, Honorable Mention  Patel, Peoples Choice  Horn, Faculty Mentor



Posters Presented by Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Highlighted below are the 24 posters presented by Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry students. Congratulations to all participating students and faculty mentors!


Anneliese Amaya

Anneliese Amaya

Alternate Route for Synthesis of Adenine Incorporated Carborane Compounds
Authors: Anneliese Amaya
Faculty Mentor: Narayan Hosmane & Elizabeth Gaillard

Sara Billenstein

Sara Billenstein

Determination of DNA Sequences of Two Stereoselective Antibodies
Authors: Sara Billenstein
Faculty Mentor: Heike Hofstetter & Oliver Hofstetter
 
 

Alex Corral

Alex Corral

Synthesis of High Quality, Large Crystalline LaRu2P2 for Measurement of Superconductivity-Pressure LaRu2P2 Relationship
Authors: Alex Corral
Faculty Mentor: Chong Zheng

Abby Gaebler

Albertina Gaebler

Biophysical Investigations of the Binding Properties of the Anti-apoptotic Protein Bcl-xl
Authors: Albertina Gaebler
Faculty Mentor: James Horn
 
 

Lauren Kuta

Lauren Kuta

Tin (IV) Sulfide: Novel Nanocrystalline Morphologies
Authors: Lauren Kuta
Faculty Mentor: Narayan Hosmane

Willis McInerney

Willis McInerney

Design and Synthesis of Riccardin C Analogs
Authors: Willis McInerney, Amy Dalby, Keith Hermann, Edward Bower & Dmitry Kadnikov
Faculty Mentor: Dmitry Kadnikov

Robin Patel & Hiren Patel

Robin Patel

Adenine-Enriched Carborane Compounds for Cancer Therapy
Authors: Robin Patel, Amartya Chakrabarti & Hiren Patel
Faculty Mentor: Narayan Hosmane

Tressa Sharma

Tressa Sharma

Engineering pH-Sensitive Protein Binding
Authors: Tressa Sharma
Faculty Mentor: James Horn
 
 
 

Shena Stanley

Shena Stanley

Alternate Route for Synthesis of Boron Nitride Nanotubes
Authors: Shena Stanley, John Price, Hiren Patel, Amartya Chakrabarti, John Maguire & Narayan Hosmane
Faculty Mentor: Narayan Hosmane

Vanessa Tempel

Vanessa Tempel

Expression and Purification of Single Domain Antibodies
Authors: Vanessa Tempel, Megan Murtaugh & James Horn
Faculty Mentor: James Horn
 
 


Not Pictured Above:

Arian Droskiewicz

Geochemical Analysis of Synthetic Drilling Fluids from McMurdo Sound, Antarctica
Authors: Arian Droskiewicz
Faculty Mentor: Melissa Lenczewski & David Ballantine

Karon McGee

The Synthesis of Triazole MetAp2 Inhibitors for the Treatment of Malaria
Authors: Karon McGee
Faculty Mentor: Timothy Hagen

Caitlan Ayala

Caitlan Ayala

Formation of Gas Phase Tyrosine Radical Cations
Authors: Caitlan Ayala
Faculty Mentor: Victor Ryzhov
 
 

Pinal Chokshi

Pinal Chokshi

Protection and Generation of DLhomocysteine Radicals by Acetylation and Nitrosylation Using Ion-Trap Mass Spectroscopy
Authors: Pinal Chokshi
Faculty Mentor: Victor Ryzhov

Jacqueline Do

Jacqueline Do

Syntheses and Biological Evaluation of Carborane-Thio-Sugar Conjugates
Authors: Jacqueline Do, Rashmirekha Satapathy, Barada Dash & Masao Takagaki
Faculty Mentor: Narayan Hosmane

Kevin King

Kevin King

Analysis of Antibody Interactions by Alanine Scanning Through a Methotrexate-VHH Model System
Authors: Kevin King
Faculty Mentor: James Horn

Nina Le

Nina Le

Gas-phase Radical Cations of Tryptophan
Authors: Nina Le & Caitlan Ayala
Faculty Mentor: Victor Ryzhov & Narayan Hosmane

Emilee McNally & Madeline Tenison

Emilee McNally & Madeline Tenison

Synthesis of Adenine Containing Carborane Compounds for Cancer Therapy
Authors: Emilee McNally & Madeline Tenison
Faculty Mentor: Narayan Hosmane

Chris Potocki

Chris Potocki

Synthesis of tumor specific vehicle for use with BNCT
Authors: Chris Potocki & Devangi Patel
Faculty Mentor: Narayan Hosmane
 
 

Jennifer Skrabutenas

Jennifer Skrabutenas & Laura Paulson

Conversion of Carbon Dioxide to Few-layer Graphene
Authors: Jennifer Skrabutenas, Laura Paulson, Amartya Chakrabarti & Zhili Xiao
Faculty Mentor: Narayan Hosmane

Kaitlynn Sullivan

Kaitlynn Sullivan

Production of Antibodies Against Phenyl Pyruvate
Authors: Kaitlynn Sullivan, Derek Myslinski & Jered Myslinski
Faculty Mentor: Oliver Hofstetter
 
 

Alexandra Terry

Alexandra Terry

Structural Details of an Engineered pH Sensitive Single-Domain VHH Camelid Antibody
Authors: Alexandra Terry, Megan Murtaugh, Sean Fanning & James Horn
Faculty Mentor: James Horn


  

Kenneth Gogol

Discovery and Synthesis of Cytidine-Based IspF Inhibitors
Authors: Kenneth Gogol
Faculty Mentor: Timothy Hagen
 

Bret Young

Processing Microalgae as Feedstocks for Biodiesel Production
Authors: Bret Young 
Faculty Mentor: Gabrial Holbrook, Scott Grayburn & Douglas Klumpp

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