Last week the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry was represented by five students at the annual IU South Bend Undergraduate Research Conference. Biochemistry major Alexandra Hochstetler won the poster prize while Chemistry major David Aupperle received an honorable mention for his poster. For the presentations, Biochemistry major Michele Costantino was awarded an honorable mention in the Natural Sciences category. Aupperle and Costantino both presented work done on campus with faculty from the department (Professors Muna and Rizk, respectively) while Hochstetler's research came from her summer experience at the IU School of Medicine. David Aupperle (left) explains the how to best make a glassy carbon electrode below.
Also presenting were Biochemistry students Victor Gutierrez-Schultz and Khai Pham. Gutierrez-Schultz had spent his last summer working on campus in Professor Anderson's laboratory while Pham spent her summer on an internship at Leco Corporation. We are very proud of all our student researchers and are glad that they have had these opportunities to shine outside of the classroom. Khai Pham (right) discusses gas chromatography and mass spectrometery in the picture below.
Electrochemical Detection of Steroid Hormones
Reversible Self-Assembly Using Protein Conformational Changes
Developing a Non-enzymatic Decontamination Method of Arsenic
ALEXANDRA HOCHSTETLER, SARA SANTIGUEL, DANIEL LEE, WOAN LOWE, MARGARET SCHWARZ MD
Role of AIMP1 in Pulmonary Morphogenesis
KHAI PHAM, DAVID E. ALONSO, CHRISTINA KELLY, JOE BINKLEY
A Novel Benchtop Time of Flight GC/MS System For High Throughput Qualitative And Quantitative Analysis of Drugs of Abuse in Human Urine
In the photograph below we see Victor Gutierrez-Schultz stand by his work (in more ways than one) with arsenic oxidizing enzymes.