This summer, chemistry senior Craig Winters is completing his capstone research project at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy under the supervision of Dr. Andrew Coop. He is researching nicotinic receptors and synthesizing compounds that antagonize those receptors.  The goal of the research is to develop compounds that can be injected into people who have overdosed on nicotine and other drugs so that the effect of the overdoses are negated. This research ties in with Craig's career goal of becoming a pharmaceutical chemist.  Craig is enjoying his capstone experience very much: "I enjoy doing this because it saves lives of those that do not know the harmful effects of nicotine and other harmful drugs that still have to be tested."