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Anderson, Mr. Jason P.

"Learning The Language Of Organic Chemistry: How Do Students Develop Reaction Mechanism Problem-Solving Skills?"
(Advisor: Bodner , 2008-2009 )

Ayala-Lopez, Mr. Wilfredo

"Folate-Receptor Mediated Targeting Of Diagnostics And Therapeutics To Activated Macrophages In Inflammation"
(Advisor: Low , 2008-2009 )

Begue, Mr. Nathan J.

"Polarization Analysis In Nonlinear Optics And Multiphoton Microscopy"
(Advisor: Simpson , 2008-2009 )

Biswas, Mr. Debanjan

"Preparation And Reactions Of Stable Aldimine-Borane Complexes. Synthesis Of GABA Analogs, β -Lactams, And Aminoboronic Esters. Electrophysiological Screening Of GABA Analogs."
(Advisor: Ramachandran , 2008-2009 )

Cavender, Ms. Aubrey

"Chemistry That Affects Regional And Global Tropospheric Ozone Concentrations"
(Advisor: Shepson , 2008-2009 )

Chen, Mr. Nongtao

"Chemical Imaging Of Nanocarriers In Live Cells And Live Animals"
(Advisor: Cheng , 2008-2009 )

Chen, Mr. Yi

"DNA Nanomachines And DNA-Directed Assembly Of Nanostructures"
(Advisor: Mao , 2008-2009 )

Cheng, Mr. Gang

"Chemistry Of 4-Deoxypentenosides And Their Application Toward The Synthesis Of L-Sugars"
(Advisor: Wei , 2008-2009 )

Corbin, Mr. Rex A.

"Niobium And Tantalum (V) Complexes Supported With Aryloxide Ancillary Ligation: Synthesis; Structure; 2-Vinylpyridine Insertion Reactions. Oxorhenium (V) Oxazoline Complexes: Reactivity, Mechanism, And Application Towards Catalytic Hydrolysis And Alcoholysis Of Organic Silanes"
(Advisor: Abu-Omar , 2008-2009 )

Daly, Ms. Shanna R.

"Design Across Disciplines"
(Advisor: Bodner , 2008-2009 )

Du, Mr. Shiyu

"Free Radical-Molecule Complexes And Their Reaction Mechanisms"
(Advisor: Francisco , 2008-2009 )

Duan, Mr. Penggao

"Structural Elucidation Of Organic Molecules And Analysis Of Petroleum Fractions Via Ion-Molecule Reactions In A Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance (Ft-Icr) Mass Spectrometer"
(Advisor: Kenttämaa , 2008-2009 )

Emory, Mr. Joshua F.

"Gas-Phase Ion/Ion Reactions In 3D Ion Trap And 2D Linear Ion Trap Mass Spectrometers: Reagent And Method Development For Analysis Of Biological Macromolecules"
(Advisor: McLuckey , 2008-2009 )

Erickson, Mr. David E.

"Instrumentation And Method Development For The Interrogation Of Biomolecules And Ion/Ion Chemistry"
(Advisor: McLuckey , 2008-2009 )

Fautch, Ms. Jessica M.

"Oxovanadium Compounds And Reactions With Alkylating Agent Toxins"
(Advisor: Wilker , 2008-2009 )

Fiddler, Mr. Marc N.

"Analysis Of Synthetic Hydrocarbon And Biogenic Aerosol Polymers With Mass Spectrometry"
(Advisor: Shepson , 2008-2009 )

Fu, Mr. Minkung

"Novel Mass Spectrometric Methods For The Characterization Of Pharmaceutical Compounds, And For The Investigation Of Biradical-Induced Damage On Protein Components "
(Advisor: Kenttämaa , 2008-2009 )

Gaddis, Mr. Brandon D.

"Inhibitors Of Anthrax Pathogenesis"
(Advisor: Chmielewski , 2008-2009 )

Gemene, Mr. Kebede L.

"Pulsed Chronopotentiometric Flash Titration At Polymeric Membrane Ion-Selective Electrodes – A Novel Method For Clinical And Environmental Analyses"
(Advisor: Bakker , 2008-2009 )

Gqamana, Mr. Putuma P.

"Exploration Of Laser-Induced Acoustic Desorption And Chemical Ionization Towards The Analysis Of Underivatized Polyisobutylenes With Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry"
(Advisor: Kenttämaa , 2008-2009 )

Greene, Ms. Jamila R.

"Photodissociation Studies Of Brominated Neutral And Ion Species Using Ion Velocity Imaging"
(Advisor: Francisco , 2008-2009 )

Griggs, Ms. Amy M.

"Probing The Functional Oligomerization State Of The Isoprenylcysteine Carboxylmethyltransferase, Ste 14p, From Saccharomyces Cerevisiae"
(Advisor: Hrycyna , 2008-2009 )

Han, Ms. Hongling

"Biomolecule Analysis Through Gas Phase Ion/Ion Reactions And Dissociation In Linear Ion Trap Instruments"
(Advisor: McLuckey , 2008-2009 )

Haque, Mr. Farzin

"Conformational Dynamics Of Wild Type And Mutant α-Synuclein On Membrane Surfaces "
(Advisor: Hovis , 2008-2009 )

He, Mr. Yu

"Programmed DNA Self-Assembly And The Applications"
(Advisor: Mao , 2008-2009 )

Henry, Mr. Ian D.

"Applications And Advancements Of Microcoil And LC-NMR Techniques For Improved Sensitivity And Throughput"
(Advisor: Raftery , 2008-2009 )

Hodges, Ms. Heather B.

"Investigation Of Substrate And Inhibitor Specificities Of The Human Isoprenylcysteine Carboxyl Methyltransferase (HICMT) For The Development Of Putative Anti-Cancer Agents"
(Advisor: Hrycyna , 2008-2009 )

Holland, Mr. David

"The Development Of A Membrane-Based Biosensor For ICMT: Membrane Synthesis, Properties & Methods Of Detection"
(Advisor: Thompson , 2008-2009 )

Hudon, Ms. Sarah E.

"Characterization And Inhibition Of The CAAX Processing Prelamin A Protease ZMPSTE24"
(Advisor: Hrycyna , 2008-2009 )

Hutchinson, Ms. Kelly M.

"Teachers’ Incorporation Of Nanoscale Science And Engineering Lessons Into The Classroom And Factors That Influence This Incorporation"
(Advisor: Bodner , 2008-2009 )

Jacobson, Mr. Kyle W.

"Electrodynamic Cavitation With Nanoscale Control"
(Advisor: Simpson , 2008-2009 )

Jankiewicz, Mr. Bartłomiej J.

"Gas-Phase Studies On The Reactivity Of Charged, Aromatic σ,σ,σ-Triradicals By Using Distonic Ion Approach And Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance (FT-IDR) Mass Spectrometry"
(Advisor: Kenttämaa , 2008-2009 )

Janowiak, Ms. Bonnie Schafman

"Flowing Afterglow Study: The Effect Of Nitrogen Oxidation On The Energetics And Dynamics Of Diradical Forming Dissociation Reactions"
(Advisor: Wenthold , 2008-2009 )

Kang, Mr. Soo Sung

"A Photolabile Backbone Amide Linker For The Solid-Phase Synthesis Of Cyclic Peptides. Cysteine-Free Native Chemical Ligation. Synthesis And Biological Evaluation Of A Library Of Resveratrol Analogues"
(Advisor: Lipton , 2008-2009 )

Kim, Ms. Jin-Hee

"Oxidative Stress Studies In Yeast With A Frataxin Mutant"
(Advisor: Regnier , 2008-2009 )

Kim, Ms. Youngsoon

"Synthetic Studies Toward Apoptolidin And Its Analogues"
(Advisor: Fuchs , 2008-2009 )

Ko, Ms. Seung Hyeon

"Self-Assembly Of Nucleic Acids And Their Biomedical Applications"
(Advisor: Mao , 2008-2009 )

Kodippili, Ms. Gayani C.

"Band 3 Diffusion On Healthy And Diseased Red Blood Cells And Implications For RBC Membrane Structure"
(Advisor: Low , 2008-2009 )

Lamberson, Ms. Emily R. M.

"The Use Of Ions To Control The Charge And Phase Behavior Of Phospholipid Membranes"
(Advisor: Hovis , 2008-2009 )

Lee, Ms. Amanda Q.

"Structural And Mechanistic Characterization Of Heme And Non-Heme Iron Metalloenzymes"
(Advisor: Abu-Omar , 2008-2009 )

LeGreve, Ms. Tracy A.

"Conformation-Specific Spectroscopy And Dynamics Of Biological Neurotransmitters"
(Advisor: Zwier , 2008-2009 )

Li, Mr. Sen

"Gas-Phase Ion-Molecule Reactions In Mass Spectrometric Studies Of Phenyl Radical-Induced Damage On Peptides And In The Characterization Of Functional Groups In Unknown Compounds"
(Advisor: Kenttämaa , 2008-2009 )

Liu, Mr. Runhui

"Glucosamine Sulfoforms: Solid-Phase Synthesis, Mass Spectrometry Analysis And Biological Profiling"
(Advisor: Wei , 2008-2009 )

Loaiza, Mr. Aristobulo

"Stability And Folding Dynamics Of Phenylalanine Hydroxylase From Chromobacterium Violaceum"
(Advisor: Abu-Omar , 2008-2009 )

Lockwood, Ms. Amanda L.

"The Fate Of Atmospheric Organic Nitrates"
(Advisor: Shepson , 2008-2009 )

McGuire Jr., Mr. Robert

"The Study And Application Of Exciplex Quenching In Platinum(II) Polypyridine And Copper Porphyrin Systems"
(Advisor: McMillin , 2008-2009 )

Meng, Mr. Shihong

"Molecular Theory Of Liquid Crystal Thin Films"
(Advisor: Szleifer , 2008-2009 )

Mollat du Jourdin, Mr. Xavier

"Total Synthesis Of In Silico Designed (+)-Discodermolide Analogs Via Vinyl Sulfone Chemistry"
(Advisor: Fuchs , 2008-2009 )

Nefliu, Ms. Marcela

"Fundamentals And Applications Of DESI-MS And Investigations On The Formation And Chiral Amplification Of The Serine Octamer"
(Advisor: Cooks , 2008-2009 )

Pandey, Mr. Anjan P.

"Clustering Of α-Synuclein And Tubule Formation On Supported Lipid Bilayers "
(Advisor: Hovis , 2008-2009 )

Pillsbury, Mr. Nathan R.

"Conformation-Specific Spectroscopy And Dynamics Of Flexible Bichromophores And Combustion-Related Molecules"
(Advisor: Zwier , 2008-2009 )

Pires, Mr. Marcos M.

"Development Of Polyvalent Inhibitors Of P-Glycoprotein And Metal-Triggered Self-Assembly Of Collagen Peptides "
(Advisor: Chmielewski , 2008-2009 )

Reyes Gil, Ms. Karla R.

"Development Of Anion-Doped Metal Oxides For Solar-To-Hydrogen Conversion"
(Advisor: Raftery , 2008-2009 )

Russell, Mr. Cianán B.

"Development And Evaluation Of A Research-Based Undergraduate Laboratory Curriculum"
(Advisor: Weaver , 2008-2009 )

Seo, Mr. Seung Kee

"The Chemistry Of Unsaturated Pyranosides And L-(–)-Sucrose "
(Advisor: Wei , 2008-2009 )

Slavin, Mr. John

"On Biomolecules And Semiconductors: Analytical Studies Of Interface Dynamics"
(Advisor: Ivanisevic , 2008-2009 )

Smith, Mr. Scott A.

"Developments Of Multiplexed And Miniature Two-Dimensional Quadrupole Ion Trap Mass Spectrometers"
(Advisor: Cooks , 2008-2009 )

Song, Mr. Qingyu

"Development Of Mass Spectrometers Using Rectilinear Ion Trap Analyzers"
(Advisor: Cooks , 2008-2009 )

Steinmiller, Ms. Ellen M. P.

"Studies On Electrochemically Constructed Zinc Oxide And Zinc Oxide-Based Composite Electrodes With Controlled Nanoscale Structures For Use In Solar Energy Conversion"
(Advisor: Choi , 2008-2009 )

Tackett, Mr. Philip J.

"Investigation Of The Multiple Roles Of Tropospheric Halogen Chemistry During Arctic Ozone Depletion Events"
(Advisor: Shepson , 2008-2009 )

Wang, Mr. Guangwei

"Study Towards Palladium-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling And Zirconium-Catalyzed Carboalumination And Their Application To Natural Products Synthesis, Such As Mycolactones A And B, 2′-O-Methylmyxalamides D"
(Advisor: Negishi , 2008-2009 )

Wang, Mr. Hefeng

"Quantum Simulation And A Study Of Entanglement And Its Application In Quantum Teleportation"
(Advisor: Kais , 2008-2009 )

Xi, Mr. Bin

"Extended Diruthenium σ-Alkynyl Complexes And Attenuation Of Electronic Coupling "
(Advisor: Ren , 2008-2009 )

Xi, Mr. Kai

"Total Synthesis Of Platensimycin And Platencin And Design And Synthesis Of SARS Coronavirus Chymotrypsin-Like Protease Inhibitors"
(Advisor: Ghosh , 2008-2009 )

Xu, Mr. Xiaoming

"Enantioselective Total Synthesis Of Peloruside A And Spongidepsin"
(Advisor: Ghosh , 2008-2009 )

Xu, Ms. Jun

"New Methods And Experiments In Protein NMR"
(Advisor: Skrynnikov , 2008-2009 )

Xu, Ms. Yida

"Current Controlled Polymeric Ion Sensors For Bioanalysis"
(Advisor: Bakker , 2008-2009 )

Yurkovich, Mr. Michael J.

"Gas-Phase Studies Of Distonic meta-Benzyne And CN ortho-Benzyne Analogues In A Fourier-Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance (FT-ICR) Mass Spectrometer And In A Flowing-Afterglow Guided Ion Beam (FA-GIB) Apparatus"
(Advisor: Kenttämaa , 2008-2009 )

Boyd, Mr. Darryl A.

"Determination Of The Binding Site Of S-Adenosyl-L-Methionine On The Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Isoprenylcysteine Carboxylmethyltransferase Ste 14p"
(Advisor: Hrycyna , 2008-2009 )

Bruck, Ms. Laura B.

"Faculty Perspectives Of The Undergraduate Chemistry Laboratory: Goals, Limitations, And Assessments"
(Advisor: Towns , 2008-2009 )

Cloud, Mr. Joshua L.

"A New Generation Of Marine Antifouling Coatings"
(Advisor: Wilker , 2008-2009 )

Cram, Mr. Kevin D.

"Biochemical Characterization Of Caax Processing Enzymes From S. Cerevisiae: Investigating The Mechanism Of Proteolysis For The Integral Membrane Zinc Metalloprotease Ste24p And The Location Of S-Adenosy-L-Methionine Binding For The Isoprenylcysteine Carboxyl Methyltransferase Ste14p"
(Advisor: Hrycyna , 2008-2009 )

Dugas, Ms. Aliah C.

"Hyperthermal Cesium Ion Initiated Reactions On A Copper Foil Surface"
(Advisor: Cooks , 2008-2009 )

Gagare, Mr. Pravin

"Ammonia Borane-Hydrogen Cycle: Synthesis, Dehydrogenation And Regeneration"
(Advisor: Ramachandran , 2008-2009 )

Goodwin, Mr. Michael P.

"Development Of Mass Spectrometric Methods For Catalytic Studies"
(Advisor: Cooks , 2008-2009 )

Grunert, Ms. Megan L.

"Understanding Women’s Self-Efficacy Beliefs And Career Choices In Chemistry"
(Advisor: Bodner , 2008-2009 )

Micklos, Ms. Amy L.

"An Investication Of How Chemistry Teachers Plan Lessons"
(Advisor: Bodner , 2008-2009 )

O'Neil, Ms. Nicole E.

"Probing Hydrophobicity Of Cationic Amphiphilic Polyproline Helices Through Side-Chain Variations "
(Advisor: Chmielewski , 2008-2009 )

Pates, Mr. George O.

"Studies On The Reactivity And Selectivity Of Charged Phenyl Radicals Toward Amino Acids In A Fourier-Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance (FT-ICR) Mass Spectrometer"
(Advisor: Kenttämaa , 2008-2009 )

Permaul, Ms. Michelle

"X-Ray Structure Of The Catalytic Domain Of UCH-L5, A Proteasome- Associated Deubiquitinase"
(Advisor: Das , 2008-2009 )

Tessman, Ms. Jocelyn

"Students’ Conceptions Of Nanoscience Phenomena: The Beginning Of A Nanoscience Concept Inventory"
(Advisor: Bodner , 2008-2009 )

Weller, Ms. Jessica K.

"Undergraduate Students’ Beliefs About The Nature Of Matter"
(Advisor: Nakhleh , 2008-2009 )

Wischow, Ms. Emily D.

"Development And Analysis Of Lesson Plans For Nanoscience, Engineering, And Technology"
(Advisor: Bodner , 2008-2009 )

Wyche, Ms. Melanie D.

"Raman Detection Of Solute Induced Perturbations Of Solvent Shell Molecules"
(Advisor: Ben-Amotz , 2008-2009 )

Yem, Ms Sonoeun

"A Comparative Study Of The Reactivity Of Didehydropyridiniums Toward Cyclohexane And Decalin In The Gas-Phase By Using Fourier-Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry"
(Advisor: Kenttämaa , 2008-2009 )

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