Sunday, November 20, 2016

Biochemistry Major Khai Pham Presents at ACS Meeting

Last month biochemistry student Khai Pham presented a poster at the 51st Midwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society.  Her poster was titled A Novel Benchtop Time-of-Flight GC-MS System for High Throughput Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of Drugs of Abuse in Human Urine and is now on display on the walls of Northside Hall.  Clicking on the title will take to you a larger version of the poster that is readable.  This poster details work done by Pham and colleagues at Leco Corporation this past summer where she completed an internship.  She collaborated with Adjunct Professor David Alonso who works at Leco full time, but generously teaches organic chemistry laboratories for us in the evenings.  Leco is an international company with its world headquarters not so far away in Saint Joseph, Michigan.  They produce many types of analytical equipment and develop testing procedures for these devices.

Presenting at this regional conference is a step-up for Pham who last year tied for best presentation in the Natural Science Division of our campus's Undergraduate Research Conference describing research she helped conduct during the prior summer at the Eck Institute for Global Health of the University of Notre Dame. With two summer research experiences and two conference posters under her belt, Pham is rounding out her resume very nicely.