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Chemistry and Biochemistry News

Keyword: experiential learning

Biochemistry junior Olivia Apicella is spending 10 weeks of her summer vacation in the laboratory. This is Olivia's second independent research experience with Chemistry faculty member Dr. Will Harrell. She, along with chemistry majors Joe Kittelberger and Sarah Riggin are synthesizing tripheynyl methane derivatives that can serve as anion binder and transporter molecules. These transporters, if effective, can help with the fundamental buildup of chloride in the lung cells of patients with cystic fibrosis. Olivia has chosen to continue her work with Dr. Harrell because she had a lot of fun in her first independent research experience. The summer research experience is more in depth than what can happen during the semester, and students have opportunities to not only learn new lab skills, but to practice their oral presentation skills through weekly journal club meetings with other summer research students in the School of the Sciences.

The Stevenson Summer Scholars Research Program (S3RP ) is well underway in the Fine School of the Sciences. Dr. Tim Dwyer and Dr. Will Harrell are conducting research with multiple students this summer. Dr. Dwyer pictured above with his students, biochemistry majors Kristen Snitchler and Dyana Daniyarova  are working on the expression and purification of malate dehydrogenase protein in order to study its role in cancer growth and proliferation. 

(L-R): Ian Liyayi (Biochem '18); Delaney Patterson (Biochem '18); Destinie Burgan (Biotech '17); Karleigh Baldwin (Biology '19); and Anna Chippi (Biology '18)

The 82nd Intercollegiate Student Chemists Convention (ISCC) was held this Saturday at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania. The ISCC is a long-running convention for undergraduate students in Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Maryland and Pennsylvania.  Several students presented their research in a 12 minute talk. The student presentations were all excellent, and first and second place awards were given for each of the four sections. Senior Biochemistry major Delaney Patterson, was awarded 2nd place in the organic chemistry section. Congratulations to all the students for a job well done! 

Several chemistry faculty and students presented at the Paul Lack Scholar's Showcase last week. It is an opportunity for faculty and students  to share progress with the Stevenson Community. 

Drs Dwyer and Burkett reported on their approach to teaching the Biochemistry Integrated Lab

Dr. Narayan shared the results of her computational chemistry work

Dr. Mason share the progress she's been making characterizing a new chemotherapeutic

Students Hayley Chapman and Stephen Ferrara presented their original proposal from their Honors Chemistry Class 

                                                         

 

Chemistry senior Lindsay Most completed her capstone last fall at Friends Medical Laboratory. She is still working there, with a standing invitation to join the team full time when she completes her education.  She had the following to say about her experience:

From day one, I was given a list of tasks, shadowed supervisors and laboratory technicians to learn the ropes, and then was in charge of running the samples efficiently and correctly in the TLC unit to produce reliable results. In the GC/LC unit, I was responsible for extracting drugs from patient samples using standard operating procedures for solid phase extraction and by observing fellow technicians. I handled hazardous materials such as fentanyl calibrators, and prepared batches of samples for extractions and injection for liquid chromatography. I was able to apply my chemistry knowledge and laboratory skills gained at Stevenson University in a professional laboratory setting, in order to excel in the TLC and GC/LC unit. By working on an individually assigned fentanyl project, I was able to analyze data and determine additional steps that would yield in greater, more accurate results.

The experience gained from Stevenson and this capstone experience allowed me to become employed and to pursue a career path that I have been considering for a long time, which is drug analysis. While I am still determining whether to pursue a passion for ballistics analysis, I know that I am comfortable with and thoroughly enjoy identifying illicit drugs in patient samples and that I really enjoy using liquid chromatography and analyzing data, all thanks to this fantastic opportunity.”