Junior biochemistry major Delaney Patterson and sophomore biochemistry major Sehlah Butt have been working with chemistry faculty member Dr. Will Harrell this semester. His research focuses on the synthesis of 1,2,3-triazole based derivatives as potential anion receptor and binder. In the long term, these sorts of complexes can potentially serve as therapies for patients who suffer from electrolyte mobility and transport issues, such as in cystic fibrosis, heart disease or Alzheimer’s.