Summer REU Program

The department is currently accepting applications for our Research Experiences for Undergraduates program funded by the National Science Foundation. The program is open to students enrolled at any US college or university and will be held May 20 - August 3, 2019.

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Our 15 Most-Recent Publications

Electrochemical benzylic oxidation of C-H bonds
Marko, Jason A.; Durgham, Anthony; Bretz, Stacey Lowery; Liu, Wei
CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 2019, 55, 937-940

Polymer conjugation of proteins as a synthetic post-translational modification to impact their stability and activity
Wright, Thaiesha A.; Page, Richard C.; Konkolewicz, Dominik
POLYMER CHEMISTRY, 2019, 10, 434-454

A novel qualitative method to improve access, elicitation, and sample diversification for enhanced transferability applied to studying chemistry outreach
Pratt, Justin M.; Yezierski, Ellen J.
CHEMISTRY EDUCATION RESEARCH AND PRACTICE, 2018, 19, 410-430

Organic chemistry students' interpretations of the surface features of reaction coordinate diagrams
Popova, Maia; Bretz, Stacey Lowery
CHEMISTRY EDUCATION RESEARCH AND PRACTICE, 2018, 19, 919-931

Organic chemistry students' challenges with coherence formation between reactions and reaction coordinate diagrams
Popova, Maia; Bretz, Stacey Lowery
CHEMISTRY EDUCATION RESEARCH AND PRACTICE, 2018, 19, 732-745

Solid phase synthesis and spectroscopic characterization of the active and inactive forms of bacteriophage S-21 pinholin protein
Drew, Daniel L., Jr.; Ahammad, Tanbir; Serafin, Rachel A.; Butcher, Brandon J.; Clowes, Katherine R.; Drake, Zachary; Sahu, Indra D.; McCarrick, Robert M.; Lorigan, Gary A.
ANALYTICAL BIOCHEMISTRY, 2019, 567, 14-20

Guided inquiry activity linking thermodynamic parameters of protein unfolding to structure using differential scanning fluorimetry data in the biophysical chemistry classroom
Emery, Patrick; Yezierski, Ellen J.; Page, Richard C.
BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY EDUCATION, 2019, 47, 67-75

Headspace Gas Monitoring of Gut Microbiota Using Targeted and Globally Optimized Targeted Secondary Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry
Li, Haorong; Xu, Mengyang; Zhu, Jiangjiang
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 2019, 91, 854-863

RANCM: a new ranking scheme for assigning confidence levels to metabolite assignments in NMR-based metabolomics studies
Joesten, William C.; Kennedy, Michael A.
METABOLOMICS, 2019, 15, 5

Efficient coupling by oxygen accelerated photocatalyzed thiol-alkyne chemistry
Allegrezza, Michael L.; Thompson, Adam M.; Kloster, Alex J.; Konkolewicz, Dominik
POLYMER, 2019, 161, 27-32

Revised and Improved Procedure for Immunolocalization of Male Meiotic Chromosomal Proteins and Spindle in Plants without the Use of Enzymes
De, Kuntal; Yuan, Li; Makaroff, Christopher A.
PLANTS-BASEL, 2018, 7, 93

Solution NMR structure of CHU_1110 from Cytophaga hutchinsonii, an AHSA1 protein potentially involved in metal ion stress response
Liang, Chunjie; Zhu, Jiang; Ramelot, Theresa A.; Kennedy, Michael A.; Yue, Xiali; Li, Xuegang; Liu, Maili; He, Ting; Yang, Yunhuang
PROTEINS-STRUCTURE FUNCTION AND BIOINFORMATICS, 2019, 87, 91-95

College Students Teaching Chemistry through Outreach: Conceptual Understanding of the Elephant Toothpaste Reaction and Making Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream
Pratt, Justin M.; Yezierski, Ellen J.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL EDUCATION, 2018, 95, 2091-2102

Two-compartment kinetic Monte Carlo modelling of electrochemically mediated ATRP
D'hooge, Dagmar R.; Fantin, Marco; Magenau, Andrew J. D.; Konkolewicz, Dominik; Matyjaszewski, Krzysztof
REACTION CHEMISTRY & ENGINEERING, 2018, 3, 866-874

Rapid differentiation of Lactobacillus species via metabolic profiling
Yang, Kundi; Xu, Mengyang; Zhong, Fanyi; Zhu, Jiangjiang
JOURNAL OF MICROBIOLOGICAL METHODS, 2018, 154, 147-155