2012 Final Poster Session Titles
for Chemistry Department REU Presentations

DEPOSITION OF GOLD NANOPARTICLES ON GRAPHENE FOR USE IN DYE-SENSITIZED SOLAR CELLS
Zachary Bushman, Faculty Advisor: Dr. Cindy Berrie, Department of Chemistry, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045 and University of Wisconsin, Platteville, WI 53818

INTEGRATION OF WHISPERING GALLERY MODE RESONATORS INTO MICROFLUIDIC DEVICES FOR IMPROVED ASSAY PERFORMANCE
Sonivette Colón- Rodríguez1,2, Daniel Kim1, Sarah Wildgen1, Kevin Armendariz1, Will Newhart1 and Dr. Robert Dunn1, 1Department of Chemistry, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045 and 2Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, Ponce, PR 00717

GENERATION OF A LIBRARY OF STRUCTURALLY DIVERSE TRICYCLIC, BIARYL SULTAMS
Grace Gast, Qin Zang, Pradip Maity, Naeem Asad, Kyu Ok Jeon, Paul R. Hanson, Department of Chemistry, University of Kansas, 1251 Wescoe Hall Drive, Lawrence, KS 66045,  Library Development (KU-CMLD) 2034 Becker Drive, Del Shankel Structural Biology Center, Lawrence, KS 66047 and  Luther College, Decorah, IA 52101

ARTIFCIAL PHOTOCATALYST: CUPROUS OXIDE/GRAPHENE NANOHYBRIDS
Ethan Harak, Dr. Shenqiang Ren, Dr. Maogang Gong, Alec Kirkeminde, Jessica Lohrman, Department of Chemistry, University of Kansas, Lawrence KS 66045 and Rockhurst University, Kansas City MO 64110

THE REACTIVITY OF A MANGANESE (IV)-OXO COMPLEX
Rena Ingram, Domenick Leto and Faculty Advisor, Dr. Timothy Jackson, Department of Chemistry, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045 and Fort Valley College, Fort Valley, GA 31030

DESIGN, SYNTHESIS, AND EVALUATION OF K2/SPICE AMINOALKYLINDOLES FOR THE TREATMENT OF ALCOHOL ABUSE
Sarah S. Khana, Tammi Vasiljevikb, and Thomas E. Prisinzanob, aDepartment of Biology, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK 74012 bDepartment of Medicinal Chemistry, School of Pharmacy, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, 66045

SEPARATION OF OXYTOCIN DEGRADATION PRODUCTS USING CAPILLARY ELECTROPHORESIS WITH UV DETECTION
Shannon T. Krauss1, Jessica S. Creamer2,3, Susan M. Lunte2,3, 1Keene State College, Department of Chemistry, Keene, NH, 2Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS and 3Ralph N. Adams Institute for Bioanalytical Chemistry, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

DETECTION OF PEPTIDYL-4-HYDROXPROLINE IN BACILLUS ANTHRACIS
Aaron Rudeen*, Joel Finney, HeeJung Moon, Li Xu, Mason Lantz, and Faculty Advisor: Minae Mure, Department of Chemistry, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045 and Bethel College, Newton, KS 67117

EXPLORING DOUBLE DEACYLATIVE ALLYLATION REACTIONS                      
Amy E. Rydeen, Jon A. Tunge, James J. Partridge, Alexander J. Grenning, Department of Chemistry, University of Kansas, Lawrence KS 66045 and Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana PA 15701

QUANTIFYING PHYTOSTEROLS BY CAPILLARY ELECTROPHORESIS AND FLUORESCENCE DETECTION
Christopher Simwinga, Faculty Advisor: Craig Lunte and Dr. Mike Ducey, Research for Undergraduates Program, Department of Chemistry, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045 and Pittsburg State, Pittsburg, KS 66762

SYNTHESIS OF KAPPA OPIOID RECEPTOR AGONIST/ANTAGONIST CHEMOTYPES TO TREAT DRUG ADDICTION
William Taylor, Stephen Slauson, Digamber Rane, and Dr. Jeff Aubé, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Kansas, Lawrence KS 66045 and Jackson State University, Jackson MS 39217 

DEVELOPMENT OF ONE-POT SEQUENTIAL TRANSITION METAL CATALYST REACTION FOR SYNTHESIS OF BIOLOGICALLY ACTIVE HETEROCYCLES
Monica Trejo, Sandeep Raikar, Lucas McCormick, Helena Malinakova*, The Department of Chemistry, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas 66047 and California State University Stanislaus, Turlock, California 95382

FRET STUDIES OF LOV DOMAIN INTERACTIONS
Katee L. Wyant, Matthew S. DeVore, and Carey K. Johnson, Department of Chemistry, University of Kansas, Lawrence KS 66045 and Northwestern College, Orange City IA 51041

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