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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Undergraduate Open House

The department's annual Open House for prospective undergraduates will be held Saturday, April 6, 2019. This is a great opportunity for students interested in majoring in chemistry or biochemistry to see our facilities, ask burning questions, and meet with current faculty and students in an informal setting. The open house follows one of the Make It Miami sessions (on Friday, April 5), so visiting prospective students and their families can spend a couple of days in the area and learn what we have to offer.

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Our 15 Most-Recent Publications

Evaluation of the Antibacterial Activity of 75 Mushrooms Collected in the Vicinity of Oxford, Ohio (USA)
Hassan, Faizule; Ni, Shuisong; Becker, Taylor L.; Kinstedt, Christine M.; Abdul-Samad, Jana L.; Actis, Luis A.; Kennedy, Michael A.
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MEDICINAL MUSHROOMS, 2019, 21, 131-141

The Turner syndrome research registry: Creating equipoise between investigators and participants
Prakash, Siddharth K.; Lugo-Ruiz, Soniely; Rivera-Davila, Michelle; Rubio, Nunilo, Jr.; Shah, Avni N.; Knickmeyer, Rebecca C.; Scurlock, Cindy; Crenshaw, Melissa; Davis, Shanlee M.; Lorigan, Gary A.; Dorfnnan, Aaron T.; Rubin, Karen; Maslen, Cheryl; Bannba, Vaneeta; Kruszka, Paul; Silberbach, Michael
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL GENETICS PART C-SEMINARS IN MEDICAL GENETICS, 2019, 181, 135-140

Determination of Nitrite Through S-Nitrosocaptopril Formation and Fluorescent Derivatization of Remaining Captopril Using o-Phthalaldehyde and Glycine
Li, Youxin; Zhang, Ying; Ali, Abd al-karim; Danielson, Neil D.
ANALYTICAL LETTERS, 2019, 52, 649-670

Anilinium Salts in Polymer Networks for Materials with Mechanical Stability and Mild Thermally Induced Dynamic Properties
Chakma, Progyateg; Digby, Zachary A.; Shulman, Max P.; Kuhn, Leah R.; Morley, Colleen N.; Sparks, Jessica L.; Konkolewicz, Dominik
ACS MACRO LETTERS, 2019, 8, 95-100

Csp(3)-Csp(3) Bond-Forming Reductive Elimination from Well-Defined Copper(III) Complexes
Paeth, Matthew; Tyndall, Sam B.; Chen, Liang-Yu; Hong, Jia-Cheng; Carson, William P.; Liu, Xingwu; Sun, Xiaodong; Liu, Jinjia; Yang, Kundi; Hale, Elizabeth M.; Tierney, David L.; Liu, Bin; Cao, Zhi; Cheng, Mu-Jeng; Goddard, William A., III; Liu, Wei
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 2019, 141, 3153-3159

Probing the Dynamics and Structural Topology of the Reconstituted Human KCNQ1 Voltage Sensor Domain (Q1-VSD) in Lipid Bilayers Using Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Dixit, Gunjan; Sahu, Indra D.; Reynolds, Warren D.; Wadsworth, Tessa M.; Harding, Benjamin D.; Jaycox, Colleen K.; Dabney-Smith, Carole; Sanders, Charles R.; Lorigan, Gary A.
BIOCHEMISTRY, 2019, 58, 965-973

Characterizing the structure of styrene-maleic acid copolymer-lipid nanoparticles (SMALPs) using RAFT polymerization for membrane protein spectroscopic studies
Harding, Benjamin D.; Dixit, Gunjan; Burridge, Kevin M.; Sahu, Indra D.; Dabney-Smith, Carole; Edelmann, Richard E.; Konkolewicz, Dominik; Lorigan, Gary A.
CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS OF LIPIDS, 2019, 218, 65-72

Co(II) is not oxidized during turnover in the copper amine oxidase from Hansenula polymorpha
Mills, Stephen A.; Gazica, Kiera E.; Tierney, David L.
JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL INORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 2019, 24, 31-37

Chemically fueled covalent crosslinking of polymer materials
Zhang, Borui; Jayalath, Isuru M.; Ke, Jun; Sparks, Jessica L.; Hartley, C. Scott; Konkolewicz, Dominik
CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 2019, 55, 2086-2089

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