Faculty Research Spotlight

published a research article in Molecular Pharmaceutics, “Inhibition of cancer cell proliferation and breast tumor targeting of pHLIPmonomethyl auristatin E conjugates” with Kelly Burns et al. in Mol. Pharm., 12(4), 1250–8(2015). Thévenin presented at the 2014 FASEB Summer Research Conference (Molecular Biophysics of Cellular Membranes) on the “Homo- and Hetero-dimerization of Receptor Protein-Tyrosine Phosphatases.” He also gave a series of talks on the “Specific Targeting and Delivery of...

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 developed the CHM 334/335 year long Advanced Lab sequence for Chemistry majors, and the sequence is finally "stable." He is still developing new experiments to be able to "rotate" experiments from year to year. One experiment was successfully moved from a 20 year old HPLC to a new HPLC-MS with expanded capabilities. He’s had a total of three undergraduates helping develop these new experiments. The following are numerous service areas of Roberts. Since 1996 Jim has served as faculty advisor...

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 presented an invited paper at a Department of Energy workshop and gave a lecture at the U. of Massachusetts. He designed and co-authored seven articles in juried/peer reviewed journals over the course of the academic year. Titles of the articles ranged from “Polyelectrolyte Multilayers on PTMSP as Asymmetric Membranes for Gas Separations,” “Push-Pull Mechanism for Lipid Raft Formation” and “Eliminating the Roughness in Cholesterol’s β-Face,” all in Langmuir. He published “The Structural...

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 presented an abstract and poster “D-amino acid based modification of bacterial cell surfaces” at the Gordon Research Conference Bioorganic Chemistry (2015) and a poster titled “D-Amino Acid Remodeling of Bacterial Cell Surfaces,” at the American Peptide Symposium. In the spring, Pires was also the recipient of the Faculty Research Grant. The research group has published five peer reviewed journal articles so far in 2015 and they have two additional articles out for review. The articles...

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presented a talk, “Supercapacitive Swing Adsorption of Carbon Dioxide” at a Green Chemistry Conference and he presented a poster on “High-Pressure Chemistry with Mesoporous Boron Nitride” at the North East Corridor Zeolite Association Conference, the COMPRES annual meeting, and the Gordon Conference on Nanoporous Materials. Landskron co-authored “Mechanical and hydrothermal stability of mesoporous materials at extreme conditions” and “Synthesis of mesostructued stishovite from FDU-12/carbon...

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presented an invited paper “CounterACT Medicinal Chemistry Progress: New Topical Antiinflammatory Agents” at the 9th Annual Conference on Counter Terrorism (New York), June, 2015. The conference was held at the site of the former World Trade Center towers. Heindel also authored a chapter, “A One-Man Festival of Chemistry" in ACS Symposium Vol. #1153: A Festival of Chemistry Entertainments. The book was edited by Emerita Professor, Natalie Foster. Heindel co-authored “Sulfa drugs inhibit...

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chaired a session and presented an invited lecture on “Probing the Structure and Topology of Caveolin- 1” at the Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society February 2015. Glover is also serving as a permanent member of a National Institutes of Health study panel. Glover also coauthored “Secondary Structure Analysis of a Functional Construct of Caveolin-1 Reveals a Long C-terminal Helix” in Biophys. J.

gave a Keynote Lecture at the IUPAC Conference on Physical Organic Chemistry entitled: “Unraveling the Mechanism of Single-Electron Reduction and Oxidation in Synthetic Reactions.” He also gave lectures at University of Michigan and Wayne State University in October entitled: “Give or Take and Electron. Mechanistic Studies of Single Electron Transfer in Synthetically Important Reactions.” Flowers was also an invited speaker in China this past spring and gave lectures on his research at the...

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and his group of graduate and under - graduate students are active in the areas of electrochemistry at the surface of gold and synthetic chemistry on silicon/ silicon dioxide. Current research in the first area focuses on the chemistry of the thermodynamically unstable oxide(s) of gold, which his group has used in NSF-funded work as a “protecting group” to allow regioselective synthesis on microelectrode arrays. These oxide studies have revealed new insights not only into the materials...

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