Chemistry & Biochemistry Seminar Series Fall 2017

September 5, 2017

Dr. Philip Byers '08

Farmingdale State, NY

"A Investigation into the Synthesis and Properties of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons".

September 19, 2017

Dr. Christopher Alabi

Cornell University

Biomolecular engineering: surface characterization of
drug loaded nanoparticles and enhancing intracellular
RNA transport and delivery.

September 26, 2017

Dr. Nora Radu '90

Dupont Inc

Organometallic and materials chemistry

October 03, 2017

Dr. Michael Shatruk
Florida State University

Chemistry of Materials, Environment and Energy,
Solid State Chemistry, Supramolecular Chemistry,
Synthesis and Catalysis

October 24, 2017

Kathleen Sampson '13
University of Toronto

Materials Chemistry Research in Renewable Energy

October 31, 2017

Shane Galley '13
Florida State University

Nuclear Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry

November 28, 2017

Carina Chittim '14
Harvard University

Discovery, understanding, and manipulation of
microbial metabolism

December 5, 2017

Dr. Amanda Kowalsick Kern '08
Tufts University

Analytical variations in the chemical composition of
natural products, foods and beverages.

Summer Research and Chemistry Capstone Student Presentations (Tentative)

(Summer Research presentations will be on Tuesdays in CNS 333 at 12:10 PM)

September 12, 2017

Melissa Raymond '18 Summer Research at Ithaca College, Anna Larsen's Lab

Synthetic and Structural Studies of ionic materials with halogenated carborane cluster anions

Rain Talosig '19 Summer Research at Ithaca College, Anna Larsen's Lab

Synthesis and Reactivity Studies of Rhodium Pincer complexes

Samantha Hilston '18 Summer Research at Cornell University, Robinson Group

Optimization of Co3-xMnxO4 (x = 1.21) Supercapacitor Performance Through Oxidation Time

October 10, 2017

Kito Gilbert-Bass '19 Summer Research at Ithaca College, Janet Hunting’s Lab

“Combustion synthesis of perovskites and quaternary Nitride Synthesis via tube furnace”

Claire Levitt '19 Summer Research at Ithaca College, Janet Hunting’s Lab

“Doping of Yttrium Indium Oxide to form Pigments”

Erin Higgins '18 Summer Research at Ithaca College, Scott Ulrich's Lab

'Ketogenesis and the Treatment of Neurodegenerative Disease.’

October 17th, 2017

Maggie Carroll `18 Summer Research at Ithaca College, Jamie Ellis’s Lab

"DNA Discrimination: Binding Efficacy of Molecular Calipers"

Reid Garner `18 Summer Research at Ithaca College, Jamie Ellis’s Lab

Auxin Response Factor PB1 domain in Arabidopsis thaliana

Noah Budin `18 Summer Research Ithaca College advisor Akiko Fillinger, Summer REU advisor Jack Saltiel, FSU.

“Trapping the Twisted Excited Intermediate of a-Methylstilbene”

November 7th, 2017

Marcus Liebenthal `19 Summer Research at Ithaca College, Vincent DeTuri’s Lab


Anthony DiBernardo`19 Summer Research at Ithaca College, Janet Hunting and Scott Ulrich Lab’s

“Synthesis and Characterization of Perovskites and Fluorescent Labeled Protein Precursor”

Jesse Hsu `19 Summer Research at Ithaca College, Advisor Mike Haaf, Summer REU Edward Van Keuren, Georgetown University

“Surface-Crosslinked Polystyrene Nanoparticles as Vessels for MRI Contrast Agents”

Senior Capstone Presentations will be on Tuesday, November 14th

in CNS 333 @12:00 PM

Kaitlyn Crobar

Title: Visualizing Chemistry Through a New Lens: Using Infrared Imaging to Address Challenging Concepts in Enzyme Kinetics

Noah Budin

Title: Efficient, Stereoselective Synthesis of (R)-3-hydroxybutyryl (R)-3-hydroxybutyrate