Presentations

Chemistry faculty often take undergraduate students to present the results of their work at local, regional and national meetings.

Faculty/Student Presentations at Regional and National Meetings

(undergraduates are highlighted with an *)

2013

J. Mays and E. Bell, Allosteric Regulation of Glyoxysomal Malate Dehydrogenase by Citrate Involves Reciprocating Active Site Communication", ASBMB, Boston, MA, April, 2013.

Ellis Bell, "Promoting Concept Driven Teaching Strategies in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology through Concept Assessments", ASBMB, Boston, MA, April 23, 2013.

Ellis Bell, "Core Concepts and Skillsets for the Biochemical Workplace", Effectively Assessing Laboratory and Research Skills, ASBMB RCN UBE Workshop, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, February 23, 2013.

Ellis Bell, "Effectively Assessing Core Concepts in the Molecular Life Sciences", St. Mary's College of Maryland, St. Mary's City, MD, March 2, 2013.

Courtney Roach and Ellis Bell, "Probing the Effects of Cofactor and Substrate on Conformation and Flexibility of Human pGDH", ASBMB, Boston, April, 2013.

Chun Li and Ellis Bell, "Probing Ligand Induced Changes in Flexibility of Glutamate Dehydrogenase Using Collisional Quenching of Fluorescence", ASBMB, Boston, April, 2013.

Harold B. White, Marilee A. Benore, Takita F. Sumter, Benjamin D. Caldwell and Ellis Bell, "What Skills Should Students Have Upon Graduation from Undergraduate Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Programs?", ASBMB, Boston, April, 2013.

Ann Wright, Ellis Bell, Joseph Provost, Jennifer A. Roecklein- Canfield, "Essential Concepts & Underlying Theories from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics for the Molecular Life Sciences", ASBMB, Boston, April, 2013.

John T. Tansey, Teaster Baird Jr., Michael Cox, Kristin Fox, Jennifer Knight, Duane Sears, and Ellis Bell, "Foundational Concepts & Underlying Theories for the Molecular Life Sciences", ASBMB, Boston, April, 2013.

Ellis Bell & Chun Li, "Probing Conformational Changes With Multiwavelength Collisional Quenching", Virginia Academy of Sciences.

Rachel Jones and Ellis Bell, "The Role Of Conformational Flexibility In Nitric Oxide Synthase", Virginia Academy of Sciences.

C. Meehan, A. Magnuson, C. Roach and E. Bell, "The Role Of Entropy In The Regulation Of 3 Phosphoglycerate Dehydrogenase", Virginia Academy of Sciences.

G. Kingdom, Seung-Hwan Kim, C. Guzman, C. Metz and E. Bell, "ANS As A Probe Of Ligand Induced Changes In Oligomeric Dehydrogenases", Virginia Academy of Sciences.

William S. Case, "Catching Criminals with Chemistry: A Non-Majors Course in Forensics", 2013 American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, LA. (invited talk).

Dattelbaum, J.D. "Natural products isolation from New Zealand marine sponges." College of William and Mary, April 19th, 2013 (talk)

Dattelbaum, J.D. "Community-based projects that complement learning in a biochemistry course." ASBMB, Boston April 22, 2013. (talk)

Dattelbaum, J.D. "Novel photoinduced electron transfer (PET) method for detection of chemical analytes" CNR Institute for Protein Biochemistry, Naples, Italy. May 13th, 2013. (talk)

Raymond N. Dominey, Emma W. Goldman, Jessica Griswold*, Dana Guglielmo*, Caroline Elia*, Stephen Wilson*, Bryn Allen* "Naphthyridyl-Pyridine: Novel Ligands, TM-complexes, and Strategy for Photochemically Driven Reduction of CO2 to Methanol" Undergraduate Research at the Frontiers of Inorganic Chemistry Symposium, Division of Inorganic Chemistry, 245th Americn Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 7, 2013. (Invited symposium presentation)

Raymond N. Dominey, Emma W. Goldman, Roman Abdul-Satar*, Kyle Faust*, Jessica Griswold*, Dana Guglielmo*, Caroline Elia*, Stephen Wilson*, Matthew Newman*, Andrew B. Bocarsly, Elizabeth Zeitler, "Poly-Substituted Pyridines: Probing Structural/Electronic Influences on Catalytic Activity of the “Bocarsly” Pyridinium-Based Catalyst System for Reduction of CO2 to Methanol", 245th American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 9, 2013. (Poster)

K. Donald, "Polarization Models and Quantum Chemical Perspectives on Unusual Bonding Patterns in Molecules and Clusters", Department of Applied Physics - CINVESTAV, Merida, Mexico May 2013 (invited talk).

Stan Smith, Kyle Crocker, Sean Dudek, Corinne Lariviere, John Gupton, Nakul Telang, Dominic Gazzo*, Peter Barelli*, Spencer Bates*, Emily Kluball*, Kayleigh Hall*, Mike Wormald*, Jonathan Fagan*, Kristin Lescalleet*, Kara Finzel* and Brandon Mills*, "New Indole Building Blocks for the Regiocontrolled Construction of Indole Appended Pyrimidines and Pyrazoles", 245th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, April 7-11, 2013, New Orleans, LA.

Michelle Hamm, "Investigations into the mutagenic potential of 8-oxo-2'-deoxyguanosine using nucleotide analogs." National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, New Orleans; WCC Rising Stars Symposium. April 8, 2013. (Talk)

N.W. West*, D.A. Iovan*, W.H. Myers, K.D. Welch, W.D. Harman, "Exploration of reactivity of a novel tungsten-bound 2H-pyrrolium", April 2013, 245th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, New Orleans, LA.

Carol Parish, "The Intellectual Wanderings of a Computational Chemist: From Halogen Bonding; to Protein Folding; to Combustion" Department of Chemistry, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, April 2013.

Carol Parish, "Decomposition and Combustion Mechanisms of Molecular Constituents of Asphaltenes," 2013 American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 2013.

Carol Parish, "Multireference Studies of Heteroaromatic Diradicals," 49th Sanibel Symposium, St. Simons Island, GA., February 2013.

2012

Samuel A. Abrash, Amelia Weaver, Lyniesha Wright, Jordan Akers and M. Samy El-Shall, “Computational Treatments of Ion-Molecule Reactions of Astrophysical Interest:  Phenylacetylene Cation + HCN; Distonic Cations of Pyrimidine Cation”, Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Raleigh North Carolina, November 14-17, 2012 (Lecture Presented).

E. Bell, "Using Research to Teach Introductory Science", IBP Summer 2012 Conference: Implementing Vision and Change at the Introductory Biology Level, 2012 June 28-July 1 at AAAS in Washington DC.

E. Bell, "The Three “P”s of Undergraduate Research: From Proposal to Presentation and Publication", Enhancing Biological Science Research Opportunities at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (PUIs): Advancing Discovery While Training the Next Generation of Scientists, July 26 – 28, 2012 at Fullerton Marriott and CSU Fullerton.

E. Bell, J. Marion, C. Meehan, D. Berkholz, B. Falk and J. Bell. "The Role of Conformational Flexibility in 3-Phosphoglycerate Dehydrogenase: Do the Inter-nucleotide Domain Loops Act as an Entropy Sink in Catalytic Activity and Allosteric Regulation?", Protein Society, San Diego, August, 2012.

J. Mays, H. Yanta, J. Marion, J. Bell and E. Bell, "Allosteric Regulation of Glyoxasomal Malate Dehydrogenase by Citrate Involves Reciprocating Active Site Communication", Protein Society, San Diego, August, 2012.

Ellis Bell, "Developing Concept-driven Teaching Strategies in Structural Biology, Biochemistry & Biophysics", Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA, May 24, 2012.

Dattelbaum, J.D. "Isolation and structure elucidation of new hamigerans from the New Zealand marine sponge Hamigera tarangaensis," SERMACS, Raleigh, North Carolina, November 15, 2012 (talk).

M. Hillyer,* A. Cerel,* J. Dattelbaum, M.C. Leopold, "Quantitative Analysis of Cadmium, Lead, and Arsenic Levels in Children’s Toys Target for Low Income Consumers," Analytical/Bioanalytical, Undergraduate Session, SERMACS, Raleigh, North Carolina, November 17, 2012. (poster)

Raymond N. Dominey, Emma W. Goldman, Matthew Newman*, Roman Abdul-Satar*, Stephen Wilson*, Bryn Allen*, Andrew B. Bocarsly, Elizabeth Zeitler, "Poly-Substituted Pyridines: Probing Structural/Electronic Influences on Catalytic Activity of the “Bocarsly” Pyridinium-Based Catalyst System for Reduction of CO2 to Methanol". UNC-Solar Energy Research Center Research Symposium, “Solar Fuel: Science, Engineering, and Policy”, Duke University; Durham, NC; January 11-12, 2012. (Poster)

Raymond N. Dominey, Emma W. Goldman, Roman Abdul-Satar*, Kyle Faust*, Jessica Griswold*, Dana Guglielmo*, Caroline Elia*, Andrew B. Bocarsly, Elizabeth Zeitler, "Poly-Substituted Pyridines: Probing Structural/Electronic Influences on Catalytic Activity of the “Bocarsly” Pyridinium-Based Catalyst System for Reduction of CO2 to Methanol", Second Biennial CO2 Workshop at Princeton University, Department of Chemistry, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ; November 9, 2012. (Poster)

Raymond N. Dominey, Emma W. Goldman, Roman Abdul-Satar*, Kyle Faust*, Jessica Griswold*, Dana Guglielmo*, Caroline Elia*, Andrew B. Bocarsly, Elizabeth Zeitler, "Poly-Substituted Pyridines: Probing Structural/Electronic Influences on Catalytic Activity of the “Bocarsly” Pyridinium-Based Catalyst System for Reduction of CO2 to Methanol" AFOSR MURI Annual Review Meeting at University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA; December 7, 2012. (Poster)

“Charge Saturation and Neutral Substitutions in Halomethanes and their Group 14 Analogues” Matthew Guarino,* Bernard K Wittmaack, Chad Crigger, and Kelling J. Donald. South Eastern Theoretical Chemistry Association Meeting (SETCA) University of Georgia, Athens, GA, (Poster) May 2012.

John Stewart,* Matt Guarino, and Kelling J. Donald. "Bonding in the Group 12 Dihalides: Trimers ((MX2)3 M = Zn, Cd and Hg; X = F, Cl, Br, I)", South Eastern Theoretical Chemistry Association Meeting (SETCA) University of Georgia, Athens, GA, (Poster) May 2012.

Tianxiang (Ben) Liu,* Kelling J. Donald, "Halogen Bonding by CH3-X Compounds and its Group 14 Analogues", 64th Southeastern Regional Meeting of the ACS, Raleigh, NC, November 14-17, 2012.

Rotimi Omorodion,* and Kelling J. Donald, "Through Space / Through Bond Interactions and Rotational Barriers in 2-butyne Analogues", 64th Southeastern Regional Meeting of the ACS, Raleigh, NC, November 14-17, 2012.

Marina Tawfik,* Kelling J. Donald, "Halogen Bonding by CH3-X Compounds and its Group 14 Analogues", 64th Southeastern Regional Meeting of the ACS, Raleigh, NC, November 14-17, 2012.

Marina Tawfik,* Kelling J. Donald, "Halogen Bonding by CH3-X Compounds and its Group 14 Analogues", 2012 MERCURY Conference, Bucknell University, PA, July 2012.

Tianxiang (Ben) Liu,* Kelling J. Donald, "Halogen Bonding by CH3-X Compounds and its Group 14 Analogues", 2012 MERCURY Conference, Bucknell University, PA, July 2012.

Rotimi Omorodion,* and Kelling J. Donald, "Through Space / Through Bond Interactions and Rotational Barriers in 2-butyne Analogues", 2012 MERCURY Conference, Bucknell University, PA, July 2012.

Brandon Buncher,* and Kelling J. Donald, "The Potential Stability of Linear Assymetric A3 Transition Metal Cluster", 2012 MERCURY Conference, Bucknell University, PA, July 2012.

Rebecca Vareed,* and Kelling J. Donald, "Halogen Bonding in Water Analogues OR2: Model System X = Br, I", 2012 MERCURY Conference, Bucknell University, PA, July 2012.

Derek C. Obenschain,* Carly J. Mueller,* Ana M. Neferu,* C. Wade Downey, "Toward Chiral Auxiliary-Controlled One-Pot Three-Step Thioconjugate Addition-Oxidation-Diels–Alder Cycloaddition Reactions of Propiolates", 64th Southeastern Regional Meeting of the ACS, Raleigh, NC, November 14-17, 2012.

Carolyn M. Dombrowski,* Erin N. Maxwell,* Chelsea L. Safran,* Odamea A. Akomah,* C. Wade Downey, "One-Pot Enol Silane Formation-Mannich-Type Addition of Ketones, Thioesters, and Amides to Nitrones", 64th Southeastern Regional Meeting of the ACS, Raleigh, NC, November 14-17, 2012.

Ana M. Neferu,* Christina A. Vivelo,* Smaranda Craciun,* Carly J. Mueller,* C. Wade Downey, "One-Pot Three-Step Conjugate Addition-Oxidation-Diels–Alder Reactions of Ethyl Propiolate", 244th National ACS Meeting & Exposition, Philadelphia, PA, August 19-23, 2012.

C. Wade Downey, "Development of a One-Pot, Three-Step Thioconjugate Addition-Oxidation-Diels–Alder Cycloaddition Reaction", 64th Southeastern Regional Meeting of the ACS, Raleigh, NC, November 14-17, 2012. (talk)

Derek C. Obenschain,* Carly J. Mueller,* Ana M. Neferu,* C. Wade Downey, "Toward Chiral Auxiliary-Controlled One-Pot Three-Step Thioconjugate Addition-Oxidation-Diels–Alder Cycloaddition Reactions of Propiolates", 64th Southeastern Regional Meeting of the ACS, Raleigh, NC, November 14-17, 2012. (poster)

Carolyn M. Dombrowski,* Erin N. Maxwell,* Chelsea L. Safran,* Odamea A. Akomah,* C. Wade Downey, "One-Pot Enol Silane Formation-Mannich-Type Addition of Ketones, Thioesters, and Amides to Nitrones", 64th Southeastern Regional Meeting of the ACS, Raleigh, NC, November 14-17, 2012. (poster)

Ana M. Neferu,* Christina A. Vivelo,* Smaranda Craciun,* Carly J. Mueller,* C. Wade Downey, "One-Pot Three-Step Conjugate Addition-Oxidation-Diels–Alder Reactions of Ethyl Propiolate", 244th National ACS Meeting & Exposition, Philadelphia, PA, August 19-23, 2012. (poster)

Ana M. Neferu,* Christina A. Vivelo,* Smaranda Craciun,* C. Wade Downey, "One-Pot Three-Step Conjugate Addition-Oxidation-Diels–Alder Reactions of Ethyl Propiolate" 243rd National ACS Meeting, San Diego, CA, March 25-March 29, 2012.

John Gupton, "The Application of Vinylogous Iminium Salt Derivatives to the Synthesis of Bioactive Pyrrole Containing Marine Natural Products", Dept. of Chemistry, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL; invited speaker, Aug. 31, 2012.

Nakul Telang, Chenxiao Da, Kayleigh Hall*, Emily Kluball*, John Gupton, Susan Mooberry and Glen Kellogg, "The Development of Novel C-4 Analogs of JG-03-14 as Antitubulin Agents", 244th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, August 19-23, 2012, Philadelphia, PA.

John Gupton, Nakul Telang, Dominic Gazzo*, Jonathan Fagan*, Brandon Mills*, Kristin Lescalleet*, Emily Kluball*, Kayleigh Hall*, John Sobieski* and Stan Smith, "Preparation and Novel Reactions of Indole Containing Vinylogous Amide and Haloenal", Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Raleigh, NC, Nov. 14-17, 2012. 5

John Gupton, Nakul Telang, Dominic Gazzo*, Kristin Lescalleet*, Emily Kluball*, Kayleigh Hall*, Michael Wormald*, Jon Patteson*, Andrew Harrison*, Megan Hoerrner* and Michael Kimmel*, "Recent Developments Concerning the Cross-coupling Reactions of (Z)-3-Aryl-3-haloenals", Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Raleigh, NC, Nov. 14-17, 2012.

John Gupton, Nakul Telang, Jon Patteson*, John Sobieski* and Peter Barelli*, "New Approaches to the Synthesis of the Marine Alkaloid Lycogallic Acid", Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Raleigh, NC, Nov. 14-17, 2012.

John Gupton, Nakul Telang, Dominic Gazzo*, Peter Barelli*, Emily Kluball*, Kayleigh Hall*, Andrew Harrison* and Stan Smith, "Preparation of Novel Indole Containing Heterocycles from an Indole Appended Vinamidinium Salt", Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Raleigh, NC, Nov. 14-17, 2012.

John Gupton, Nakul Telang, Kristin Lescalleet*, Emily Kluball*, Kayleigh Hall*, Michael Wormald*, Jon Patteson*, Andrew Harrison*, John Sobieski*, Megan Hoerrner* and Michael Kimmel*, "Formyl Group Activation of Bromopyrrole Ester for Suzuki Cross-Coupling Reactions", Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Raleigh, NC, Nov. 14-17, 2012.

Michelle Hamm, Kelly Crowley,* Michael Ghio,* Kevin Kindler,* Maria Lindell,* and Jordan Silberg.* "Importance of the C2, N7 and C8 Positions to the Mutagenic Potential of 8-Oxo-2’-deoxyguanosine (OdG)." Gordon Bioorganic Research Conference. Andover, NH. June 2012

Michelle Hamm. "Insights into the Bioactivity of 8-Oxo-2’-deoxyguanosine." William and Mary Chemistry Department. Williamsburg, VA. March 30, 2012.

Michael Ghio,* Maria Lindell* and Michelle Hamm, "Studies into the Mutagenic Potential of OdGTP Using Nucleotide Analogues." Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Raleigh, NC. November 17, 2012.

Amelia Weaver,* Emily McFadden,* Michael Ghio* and Michelle Hamm, "Investigations into the synthesis of DNA opposite 8-Oxo-2’-deoxyguanosine with Polymerase β," Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Raleigh, NC. November 17, 2012.

Emily McFadden,* Amelia Weaver,* Michael Ghio* and Michelle Hamm, "Investigations into the mutagenic potential of 8-oxo-2’-deoxyguanosine using Polymerase β," Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Raleigh, NC. November 17, 2012.

Jordan Silberg*, Kelly Crowley* and Michelle Hamm, "Investigations into the Mutagenic Potential of 8-Oxo-2’ deoxyguanosine with the Y-Family Polymerase Dpo4," Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Raleigh, NC. November 17, 2012.

Kevin Kindler*, Maria Lindell*, Claire Ligon* and Michelle Hamm, "Investigations into the mutagenic potential of 8-oxo-2’-deoxyguanosine using nucleotide analogues," Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Raleigh, NC. November 17, 2012.

M. Freeman,* J. Hall,* and M.C. Leopold, "Nanoparticle-doped Xerogel Amperometric Glucose Biosensors," Analytical Chemistry Division, 64th Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Raleigh, North Carolina, November 15, 2012.

A. Schmidt,* N. Nguyen,* and M.C. Leopold, "Nanoparticle Film Assemblies As Potential Interfaces for Electrochemical Biosensing – Factors Affecting Amperometric Signal Enhancement of Hydrogen Peroxide," Electroanalytical Chemistry Division, 64th Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Raleigh, North Carolina, November 15, 2012.

M. Hillyer,* A. Cerel,* J. Dattelbaum, M.C. Leopold, "Quantitative Analysis of Cadmium, Lead, and Arsenic Levels in Children’s Toys Target for Low Income Consumers," Analytical/Bioanalytical, Undergraduate Session, 64th Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Raleigh, North Carolina, November 17, 2012.

K. A. Nolin, "Re(V)-Oxo Catalyzed Addition Reactions," 2012 SERMACS Conference, Raleigh, NC, November 2012. (Oral Presentation)

Caroline Braun,* Alyssa Shema,* Kristine Nolin, " The Addition of Thiols to Electron-Deficient Cyclopropanes Catalyzed by a Ca (II) Complex" 2012 SERMACS Conference, Raleigh, NC, November 2012. (Poster Presentation)

Alyson Garst,* Alexandra Badiceanu,* Kristine Nolin, "Tandem Meyer-Schuster Rearrangement-Conjugate Addition Reactions Catalyzed by a Re(V)-oxo Complex" 2012 SERMACS Conference, Raleigh, NC, November 2012. (Poster Presentation)

Carol Parish, "Women in Science: One Woman’s Experience in Chemistry," Women in Science Conference: The Challenge of Progress in Academia, The Open University of Israel in cooperation with the United States – Israel Education Foundation (Fulbright), December 2012. (plenary lecture)

Carol Parish, "Singlet Triplet Gaps in the Benzynes" Lise Meitner Minerva Center for Computational Quantum Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, December 2012.

Carol Parish, "Halogen Bonding" Lise Meitner Minerva Center for Computational Quantum Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, November 2012.

Carol Parish, "Bonding Puzzles Suitable for Study with Valence Bond Theory?" Lise Meitner Minerva Center for Computational Quantum Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, September 2012.

Carol Parish, "Modeling Diradicals", 2012 Workshop on ab initio Valence Bond Theory, July 2012, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France (talk)

Carol Parish, "Decomposition and Combustion Mechanisms of Asphaltenes," Southeastern Theoretical Chemistry Association (SETCA), University of Georgia, Athens, GA, May 2012. (invited lecture)

Alexis Achey, Jeff Schriber and Carol Parish, "A Mechanism for Annealing Bicyclic Polyyne Rings into Fullerenes", 2012 Southeastern Theoretical Chemistry Association (SETCA), University of Georgia, Athens, GA, May 2012.

Steven Holmes, Alex Hahn, Lisa Gentile and Carol Parish, "Molecular Dynamics Studies of Ionotropic Glutamate Receptors", 2012 Southeastern Theoretical Chemistry Association (SETCA), University of Georgia, Athens, GA, May 2012.

David Stevens, Rebecca Stansbury and Carol Parish, "Molecular Dynamics Analysis of the HIV-1 Protease Enzyme", 2012 Southeastern Theoretical Chemistry Association (SETCA), University of Georgia, Athens, GA, May 2012.

Idil Cazimoglu, John S. Mancini and Carol Parish, "A Conformational Investigation of Novel Ladder Polymers", 2012 Southeastern Theoretical Chemistry Association (SETCA), University of Georgia, Athens, GA, May 2012.

Emily Nelson, Anna Parker, John Mancini, Diomedes Saldana Greco and Carol Parish, "A Comparison of Optimized Geometries, Vertical Excitations and Adiabatic Singlet-Triplet Energy Gaps of Ortho, Meta- and Para-Benzyne", 2012 Southeastern Theoretical Chemistry Association (SETCA), University of Georgia, Athens, GA, May 2012.

Sally Q. Fisher and Carol Parish, "Multi-Microsecond Simulation of a New Fast Folding Protein", 2012 Southeastern Theoretical Chemistry Association (SETCA), University of Georgia, Athens, GA, May 2012.

Jeff Schriber, Alex Hahn, Evan B. Wang and Carol Parish, "Engineering more Reactive Radical Cyclizations: 5-Endo and 4-Exo-Dig Cyclization Reactions", 2012 Southeastern Theoretical Chemistry Association (SETCA), University of Georgia, Athens, GA, May 2012.

Justin Cook and Carol Parish, "Ring Expansion of Thiophene via Insertion of Formaldehyde", 2012 Southeastern Theoretical Chemistry Association (SETCA), University of Georgia, Athens, GA, May 2012.

Alexis Achey, Jeff Schriber and Carol Parish, "Theoretical Characterization of a Mechanism Proposed for Annealing Bicyclic Polyyne Rings into Fullerenes", 2012 National American Chemical Society Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August 2012.

D. Nicole Smith, Lisa Gentile and Carol Parish, "Conformational Exploration of the Impacts of Solvent, Chirality, and Ring Fusion on Sulfated Neurosteroids", 2012 National American Chemical Society Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August 2012.

Jeff Schriber and Carol Parish, "Quantum Mechanical Studies of Tetraradical Formations through a Double Bergman Cyclization", 2012 National American Chemical Society Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August 2012.

Stephen Holmes, Alex Hahn, Lisa Gentile and Carol Parish, "Molecular Dynamics Studies of Ionotropic Glutamate Receptors", 2012 National American Chemical Society Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August 2012.

David Stevens and Carol Parish, "Molecular Dynamics Analysis of the Dynamics of the HIV-1 Protease Enzyme", 2012 National American Chemical Society Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August 2012.

Devin Sullivan and Carol Parish, "Docking Studies of Ionotropic Glutamate Receptors", 2012 National American Chemical Society Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August 2012.

Jeff Schriber, Alex Hahn, Diomedes Saldana-Greco and Carol Parish, "Electronic and Steric Characterization of the 5-Endo-Dig Radical Cyclization Reactions: Engineering a more Reactive Synthesis of Potential Anticancer Enediyne Compounds", 2012 MERCURY Conference, Bucknell University, PA, July 2012.

Tabitha Yewer, D. Nicole Smith and Carol Parish, "The Conformational Analysis of Brevetoxin A, Brevetoxin B, and Ciguatoxin", 2012 MERCURY Conference, Bucknell University, PA, July 2012.

Alexis Achey, Jeff Schriber and Carol Parish, "A Mechanism for Annealing Bicyclic Polyyne Rings into Fullerenes", 2012 MERCURY Conference, Bucknell University, PA, July 2012.

Arjun Jaini and Carol Parish, "Possible Tautomeric Triggers of the Bergman Cyclization of Enediynes", 2012 MERCURY Conference, Bucknell University, PA, July 2012.

Brian Doherty and Carol Parish, "Quantum Mechanical Studies of 2,5-didehydropyrrole", 2012 MERCURY Conference, Bucknell University, PA, July 2012.

Shannon Houck, Erin Dahlke-Speetzen and Carol Parish, "Cyclopropyl Disrotary Ring Opening Reactions", 2012 MERCURY Conference, Bucknell University, PA, July 2012.

Josh Zeldin and Carol Parish, "Theoretical Characterization of the Pyridine Diradical", 2012 MERCURY Conference, Bucknell University, PA, July 2012.

Lily Mawby and Carol Parish, "Multi-reference, Highly-Correlated Characterization of Furan", 2012 MERCURY Conference, Bucknell University, PA, July 2012.

D. Nicole Smith, Lisa Gentile and Carol Parish, "The Influence of Solvent, Stereochemistry and the Carbon Ring Backbone on the Conformation of Sulfated Neurosteroids", 2012 MERCURY Conference, Bucknell University, PA, July 2012.

David Stevens and Carol Parish, "Molecular Dynamics Analysis of the HIV-1 Protease Enzyme", 2012 MERCURY Conference, Bucknell University, PA, July 2012.

Devin Sullivan and Carol Parish, "Docking Studies of Ionotropic Glutamate Receptors", 2012 MERCURY Conference, Bucknell University, PA, July 2012

2011

Samuel A. Abrash, Amelia Weaver and Lyniesha Wright, "Computational Treatments of Ion-Molecule Reactions of Astrochemical Interest: Phenylacetylene cation + HCN", Lecture Presented, Conference on the Chemistry and Physics of Matrix Isolated Species, Vancouver, BC, July 10-16, 2011.

Samuel A. Abrash, Danielle Taylor, Amelia Weaver and Lyniesha Wright, "Computational Treatments of Ion-Molecule Reactions of Astrochemical Interest", Poster Presented, Conference on the Chemistry and Physics of Matrix Isolated Species, Vancouver, BC, July 10-16, 2011.

Ellis Bell, “K – 12 outreach opportunities: Don’t let excuses get in the way of interacting with teachers and students.” ASBMB Today, June 2011.

Ellis Bell, Student centered education in the molecular life sciences II” ASBMB Today, April 2011.

Peter J. Kennelly and J. Ellis Bell “Accreditation 2011— turning the corner”. ASBMB Today, February 2011.

Dattelbaum, J.D. Sensors and Sponges: Studies of Ligand Binding and Sponge Secondary Metabolites. Victoria University in Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand, June 21, 2011. (invited lecture)

Raymond N. Dominey, Emma W. Goldman, Matthew Newman, Roman Abdul-Satar, Stephen Wilson, Bryn Allen, Andrew B. Bocarsly, Elizabeth Zeitler, “Poly-Substituted Pyridines: Probing Structural/Electronic Influences on Catalytic Activity of the “Bocarsly” Pyridinium-Based Catalyst System for Reduction of CO2 to Methanol”; Poster presentation at the AFOSR MURI Annual Review Meeting at University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA; December 8, 2011.

Raymond N. Dominey, Emma W. Goldman, Kirstin Humphrey, Matthew Newman; “Rational Design to Increase the Activity of the “Bocarsly Catalyst” for Reduction of Carbon Dioxide to Reduced Forms of Carbon”; Poster presentation in the Advances in Fuel and Energy Technologies Session, Division of Fuel Chemistry, at the 241st American Chemical Society National Meeting, Anaheim, CA; March 28, 2011.

Raymond N. Dominey, Emma W. Goldman, Kirstin Humphrey, Matthew Newman; “Rational Design to Increase the Activity of the “Bocarsly Catalyst” for Reduction of Carbon Dioxide to Reduced Forms of Carbon”; Poster presentation at the Gordon Research Conference on “Renewable Energy: Solar Fuels", Venura, CA; January 16-21, 2011.

Raymond N. Dominey, Emma W. Goldman, Bryn Allen, Stephen Wilson, Kristen Jobes; “A Naphthyridine Series: Probing Steric Effects with the Bocarsly Pyridinium-based Catalyst System for Reduction of CO2 Directly to Methanol”; Poster presentation at the Third Annual UNC-Solar Energy Research Center Research Symposium, “Solar Fuels: Catalysis and Photoconversion”, UNC-C; Chapel Hill, NC; January 14, 2011.

"Microwave Synthesis of A Series of Aminopyridine" By Abdul-Satar, Roman*; Dominey, Raymond N.; Goldman, Emma W., 63rd Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Richmond, VA, United States, October 26-29 (2011).

"Synthesis of a Phosphine Substituted α ,α '-Diimine as an Electrocatalyst for the Reduction of Carbon Dioxide" By Belcher*, Amanda; Dominey, Raymond N.; Goldman, Emma W.; 63rd Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Richmond, VA, United States, October 26-29 (2011).

"Naphthyridine series: Probing steric effects with the "Bocarsly" pyridinium-based catalyst system for reduction of CO2 directly to methanol" By Wilson*, Stephen; Dominey, Raymond N.; Goldman, Emma W.; 63rd Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Richmond, VA, United States, October 26-29 (2011).

"Halogen Bonding: A Case where Inorganic Out Performs Organic", K.J. Donald, Dept. of Chemistry, Univ. of the West Indies (Mona), Kgn. 7. Jamaica. (Invited) April 2011.

"Substituents Control Sigma Holes", K. J. Donald, Dept. of Chemistry, Univ. de Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico. (Invited) May 2011.

"Substituents Control Sigma Holes", K. J. Donald, Gordon Conference on Phys. Org. Chem. (Invited Short-Talk; based on poster) June 2011.

"Charge Saturation in Halomethanes and the Tuning of Sigma Holes", K.J. Donald, Department of Chemistry - Brooklyn College, NY (Invited) Nov. 2011.

“Half-Sandwich Phenalenyl Metal Complexes” Michael Henry,* and Kelling J. Donald., MERCURY Conference (Poster Presentations) Bucknell Univ. PA, July. 28-30, 2011.

“Charge Saturation and Neutral Substitutions in Halomethanes and their Group 14 Analogues” Matthew Guarino,* Bernard K Wittmaack, Chad Crigger, and Kelling J. Donald. MERCURY Conference (Poster Presentations) Bucknell Univ. PA, July. 28-30, 2011.

“Evaluation of Core-Polarization vs. Molecular Orbital Descriptions of Bending Anomalies in Small Molecules” Thomas Johnson, Kelling J. Donald. MERCURY Conference (Poster Presentations) Bucknell Univ. PA, July. 28-30, 2011.

“Bonding in the Group 12 Dihalides: Trimers ((MX2)3 M = Zn, Cd and Hg; X = F, Cl, Br, I)” John Stewart,* Matt Guarino, and Kelling J. Donald. MERCURY Conference (Poster Presentations) Bucknell Univ. PA, July. 28-30, 2011.

“Multidecker chain: Hexakis(sandwich)benzene complexes” Marina Tawfik,* and Kelling J. Donald South Eastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Richmond, VA, (Poster) Oct. 2011

Matthew Guarino* and Kelling Donald "Structure and Stability in Metal Halide Clusters: The Group 2 Dihalide Trimers." South Eastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Richmond, VA, (Oral Presentations) Oct. 2011.

John Stewart* and Kelling J. Donald "Structure and Bonding in the Group 12 Dihalide Trimers: Guided By the Monomers, Forecast of the Extended Solids." South Eastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Richmond, VA, (Poster and Oral Presentations) Oct. 2011.

“One-Pot Three-Step Conjugate Addition-Oxidation-Diels–Alder Reactions of Ethyl Propiolate” Christina A. Vivelo,* Ana M. Neferu,* Smaranda Craciun,* Stephanie Corsi,* C. Wade Downey, 63rd Southeast Regional Meeting of the ACS, Richmond, VA, United States, October 26-29, 2011.

“One-Pot Silyl Enol Ether Formation-Alkylation Reactions of Ketones and Esters to N,O-Acetals and Vinylogous Acetals in the Presence of TMSOTf” Chelsea L. Safran,* Evan Halliday,* C. Wade Downey, 63rd Southeast Regional Meeting of the ACS, Richmond, VA, United States, October 26-29, 2011.

Gentile, Lisa, N. “K-12 and beyond: ways to seek out research opportunities at all levels.” Academy Address VA Academy of Sciences. , May 2011.

Gentile, Lisa, N. “An integrated science curriculum for first year student,” Student-Centered Education Program, ASBMB-University of Richmond, July, 2011, plenary talk.

*Fisher, S.; *Landers, J.; Gentile, L.; and Parish, C. “The structure and folding behavior of the kinesin motor protein binding domain.” VA Academy of Sciences, May 2011, Richmond, VA.  (invited oral presentation given by Sally).

*Smith, Nicki,; Gentile, L.; and Parish, C. “Factors affecting the conformation of neurosteroids.” VA Academy of Sciences, May 2011, Richmond, VA. 

*Landers, J.; Gentile, L.; and Parish, C. “Utilizing molecular dynamics to study ionotropic glutamate receptors.” VA Academy of Sciences, May 2011, Richmond, VA. 

”Undergraduate Research in Organic Synthesis: From Vinylogous Iminium Salts to Marine Natural Products”, John Gupton, invited speaker, Blue Ridge Section of the American Chemical Society Meeting, March 21, 2011, Lynchburg, VA.

“New Synthetic Applications of Vinylogous Iminium Salts and Derivatives”, John Gupton, invited speaker, ACS National Award Symposium in Honor of Professor Greg Grant for Research at an Undergraduate Institution, March 29, 2011, Anaheim, CA.

“Research With Undergraduates in the Sciences/Chemistry”, John Gupton, invited speaker for Mentor Summit, 2011 Big South Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 16, 2011, Lexington, VA.

“The Preparation and Reactions of an Indole Containing Iminium Salt Building Block”, John Gupton, Nakul Telang, Peter Barelli*, Kara Finzel*, Dominic Gazzo* and Spencer Bates*, 42nd National Organic Chemsitry Symposium, June 5-9, Princeton, NJ.

“Vinylogous Iminium Salts as Building Blocks in Organic Synthesis”, John Gupton, invited speaker, Eastern Illinois University, Oct. 17, 2011, Charleston, Ill.

“Recent Developments Concerning the Cross-coupling Reactions of (Z)-3-Aryl-3-haloenoic Acids and Derivatives”, Emily Kluball*, Kayleigh Hall*, Michael Wormald*, Dominic Gazzo*, Jonathan Fagan*, Spencer Bates*, Andrew Harrison*, John Sobieski*, Nakula Telang and John Gupton, Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Oct. 26-30, 2011, Richmond, VA.

“Preparation and Novel Reactions of an Indole Vinamidinium Salt”, Peter Barelli*, Dominic Gazzo*, Jonathan Fagan*, Emily Kluball*, Kayleigh Hall*, Michael Wormald*, Spencer Bates*, Nakul Telang and John Gupton, Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Oct. 26-30, 2011, Richmond, VA.

“Preparation and Novel reactions of (Z)-3-Indolyl-3-haloenals”, Dominic Gazzo*, Jonathan Fagan*, Kristin Lescalleet*, Kara Finzel*, Emily Kluball*, Kayleigh Hall*, Michael Wormald*, Brandon Mills*, Nakul Telang and John Gupton, Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Oct. 26-30, 2011, Richmond, VA.

"Molecular Modeling Studies on Pyrrole-based Antitubulin Agents: Docking 3D-QSAR and Incorporation of Tautomerism", C. Da, Nakul Telang, John Gupton, Susan Mooberry and Glen Kellogg, Southeast Regional Meetin gof the American Chemical Society, Oct 26-30, 2011, Richmond, VA.

“New Synthetic Analogs of JG-03-14: A Colchicine Site Inhibitor of Microtubule Formation”, Nakul Telang, Chenxiao Da, Peter Barelli*, Xin Jia*, John T. Gupton, Susan L. Mooberry, and Glenn Kellog, American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences National Meeting, Oct. 24-26, 2011, Washington, DC.

Michelle Hamm. "Insights into the Bioactivity of 8-Oxo-2’-deoxyguanosine". Invited talk at the Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Richmond, VA. October 27, 2011.

Michelle Hamm. "Insights into the Bioactivity of 8-Oxo-2’-deoxyguanosine". Virginia Tech Chemistry Department. Blacksburg, VA. September 9, 2011.

Michael Ghio* and Michelle Hamm. Synthesis, Oligonucleotide Incorporation, and Base-Pair Stability of 8-oxo-2'-deoxyinosine and 8-thio-2'-deoxyinosine." Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society. Richmond, VA. October 27, 2011.

Kevin Kindler*, Maria Lindell*, Claire Ligon* and Michelle Hamm. "Investigations into the mutagenic potential of 8-oxo-2’-deoxyguanosine using nucleotide analogues.", Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Richmond, VA. October 27, 2011.

Jordan Silberg*, Kelly Crowley* and Michelle Hamm. "Investigations into the Mutagenic Potential of 8-Oxo-2’ deoxyguanosine with the Y-Family Polymerase Dpo4." Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society. Richmond, VA. October 27, 2011.

Maria Lindell and Michelle Hamm. "Using Nucleotide Analogues to Better Understand Replication of 8-oxo-2’-deoxyguanosine by the DNA Polymerase from Bacteriophage RB69." Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society. Richmond, VA. October 27, 2011.

J. Hall,* M. Freeman,* and M.C. Leopold, “Gold Nanoparticle-Doped Sol-Gel Amperometric Glucose Biosensors,” Analytical Chemistry Division, 63rd Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Richmond, Virginia, October 27, 2011.

A. Schmidt,* N. Nguyen,* and M.C. Leopold, “Enhanced Amperometric Signals and Biosensing at Electrodes Modified with Nanoparticle Film Assemblies,” Analytical Chemistry Division, 63rd Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Richmond, Virginia, October 27, 2011.

“Nanotechnology in Undergraduate Research and Beyond: The Study of Nanoparticles,” M.C. Leopold, University of Richmond, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Outreach Initiative, June 22, 2011.

"Towards enantiomeric products from tungsten-mediated reactions", W.H. Myers, D.A. Iovan*, W. West*, W.D. Harman, 63rd Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Richmond, VA, Oct. 2011

"Using a metal clamp to functionalize substituted pyrroles", W.H. Myers, D.A. Iovan*, W. West*, K.D. Welch, W.D. Harman, 63rd Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Richmond, VA, Oct. 2011.

"Characteristics and reactivity of η2 polyaromatic hydrocarbon complexes", L. Strausberg, M. Li, W .D. Harman, W.H. Myers, 242nd American Chemical Society National Meeting, Denver, Colorado, Aug. 2011.

“Re(V)-Oxo Catalyzed Addition Reactions”, Kristine. A. Nolin, (Oral Presentation) 2011 SERMACS Conference, Richmond, VA; October 2011.

"Thiol Additions to Epoxides Catalyzed by Re(V)-Oxo Complexes” (Poster Presentation) Alyson Garst,* Kristine Nolin, SERMACS Conference, Richmond, VA; October 2011.

"Selective Additions to Oxetanes Catalyzed by Re(V)-Oxo Complexes” (Poster Presentation) Meredith Trubitt,* Kristine Nolin, SERMACS Conference, Richmond, VA; October 2011

“Additions to Strained Heterocycles Catalyzed by Rhenium(V)-Oxo Complexes”, Kristine. A. Nolin, (Poster Presentation) Virginia Academy of Science Annual Meeting, Richmond, VA, May 2011.

“Decomposition Mechanisms of Thiophene”, Carol Parish, 2011 Ninth Triennial Congress of the World Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists (WATOC), Santiago de Compostela, Spain (talk).

“Structure Prediction of the Cargo Binding Domain of a Motor Protein,” Carol Parish, Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS), Richmond, VA, October 2011. (invited lecture)

“HIV Cocktails and Anticancer Warhead Drugs. What Computational Chemistry Can Tell us About Molecular Behavior,” Carol Parish, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Durham, N.C., January 2011. (invited lecture)

“Mechanistic Study of the 2-Thienylmethyl + HO2 Reaction”, Xinli Song and Carol Parish, 2011 American Conference on Theoretical Chemistry (ACTC), Telluride, CO (poster).

"Mechanistic Study of the 2-Thienylmethyl + HO2 Radical Recombination Reaction", Xinli Song and Carol Parish, 2011 Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS), Richmond, VA, October 2011 (talk)

"Electronic and Steric Characterization of the 5-Endo-Dig Radical Cyclization Reactions: Engineering a more Reactive Synthesis of Potential Anticancer Enediyne Compounds", Alexander Hahn, Diomedes Saldana-Greco and Carol Parish, 2011 Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS), Richmond, VA, October 2011 (talk)

"Describing Re-Fluorescence in Linear Systems", Justin M. Cook, John Mancini and Carol Parish, 2011 Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS), Richmond, VA, October 2011

"Comprehensive Analysis on the Effect of Structural Elements on the Conformation of Sulfated Neurosteroids", D. Nicole Smith and Carol Parish, 2011 Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS), Richmond, VA, October 2011

"Molecular Dynamics of the HIV Protease", Rebecca Stansbury, Sally Fisher and Carol Parish, 2011 Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS), Richmond, VA, October 2011

"Mechanistic Study of the Oxidation Reaction of Thiophene", Furong Bai, Xinli Song and Carol Parish, 2011 Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS), Richmond, VA, October 2011

"GLIDE Docking of Substrate Envelope Designed HIV-1 Protease Inhibitors", Kendra Cunningham and Carol Parish, 2011 Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS), Richmond, VA, October 2011

"Quantum Mechanical Studies of Tetraradical Formations through a Double Bergman Cyclization", Jeff Schriber and Carol Parish, 2011 Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS), Richmond, VA, October 2011

"Silicon-Containing Ladder Polymers", Idil Cazimoglu, John Mancini, Marty Zeldin and Carol Parish, 2011 Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS), Richmond, VA, October 2011

"The Conformational Analysis of Brevetoxin A, Brevetoxin B, and Ciguatoxin", Tabitha Yewer, D. Nicole Smith, Carol Parish, 2011 Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS), Richmond, VA, October 2011

"Re-Fluorescence in One-Dimension", Justin M. Cook, John Mancini and Carol Parish, 2011 MERCURY conference, Bucknell University, PA, July 2011

"Conformational Exploration of the Impacts of Solvent, Chirality, and Ring Fusion on Sulfated Neurosteroids", D. Nicole Smith, Julia A. James, Lisa Gentile, and Carol A. Parish, 2011 MERCURY conference, Bucknell University, PA, July 2011

"The Conformational Analysis of Brevetoxin A, Brevetoxin B, and Ciguatoxin", Tabitha Yewer, D. Nicole Smith, Carol Parish, Bucknell University, PA, July 2011

"Describing Re-Fluorescence in Linear Systems", Justin M. Cook, John Mancini and Carol Parish, 2011 American Conference on Theoretical Chemistry (ACTC), Telluride, CO, July 2011

"Halogen bonding in the context of biological systems such as natural and damaged DNA base pairs", Anna Parker, John Stewart, Kelling Donald, and Carol Parish, 2011 American Conference on Theoretical Chemistry (ACTC), Telluride, CO, July 2011

"Conformational Analysis of I-GluR Neurosteroids", D. Nicole Smith and Carol Parish, 2011 American Conference on Theoretical Chemistry (ACTC), Telluride, CO, July 2011

"(rac)- 1,1’-Binaphthyl-based simple receptors designed for fluorometric discrimination of maleic and fumaric acids", John S. Mancini, Justin M. Cook, and Carol A. Parish, 2011 American Conference on Theoretical Chemistry (ACTC), Telluride, CO, July 2011

"The Structure and Folding Behavior of the Kinesin Motor Protein Binding Domain", Sally Fisher and Carol Parish, Telluride, 2011 American Conference on Theoretical Chemistry (ACTC), CO, July 2011

"Electronic and Steric Characterization of the 5-Endo-Dig Radical Cyclization Reactions: Engineering a more Reactive Synthesis of Potential Anticancer Enediyne Compounds", Alexander Hahn, Diomedes Saldana-Greco and Carol Parish, 2011 American Conference on Theoretical Chemistry (ACTC), Telluride, CO, July 2011

"Study of the 2-Thienylmethyl + HO2 Radical Recombination Reaction, Xinli Song and Carol Parish, 2011 American Conference on Theoretical Chemistry (ACTC), Telluride, CO, July 2011

“Theoretical Study of Binol Based Receptors" John S Mancini, Justin Cook and Carol Parish, 2011 Virginia Academy of Science, University of Richmond, VA.

“A multireference study on the geometry and vertical excitations of 2,5-didehydrothiophene, a diradical similar to para-benzyne.” Anna J. Parker, Diomedes Saldana-Greco, Carol A. Parish, 2011 Virginia Academy of Science, University of Richmond, VA.

“Factors Affecting the Conformation of Neurosteroids.” D. Nicole Smith, Lisa Gentile, Carol A. Parish, 2011 Virginia Academy of Science, University of Richmond, VA.

“Quantum Mechanical Studies of 4-Exo-Dig Cyclization Reactions: Investigating the Competition Between 4-Exo-Dig and 5-Endo-Dig Cyclizations in Creating Radical Species” Jeffrey Schriber, Alex Hahn, Carol A. Parish, 2011 Virginia Academy of Science, University of Richmond, VA.

“Electronic and Steric Analysis of the 5-Endo-Dig Radical Cyclization Reaction for a More Energetically Favorable Synthesis of Anti-Cancer Enediyne Products”Alexander Hahn, Jeffrey Schriber, Evan B. Wang, Carol A. Parish, 2011 Virginia Academy of Science, University of Richmond, VA.

“A Conformational Investigation of Novel Ladder Polymers” Idil Cazimoglu, John S. Mancini, Carol A. Parish, Martel Zeldin, 2011 Virginia Academy of Science, University of Richmond, VA.

“The Structure and Folding Behavior of the Kinesin Motor Protein Binding Domain,” Sally Fisher and Carol Parish, 2011 Virginia Academy of Science Annual Meeting, University of Richmond, VA.

“Modeling Re-fluorescence” Justin Cook, John Mancini, Carol A. Parish, 2011 Virginia Academy of Science Annual Meeting, University of Richmond, VA.

“HIV Protease Inhibitors.” Rebecca Stansbury and Carol A.Parish, 2011 Virginia Academy of Science Annual Meeting, University of Richmond, VA.

2010

Samuel A. Abrash, "Writing a Successful Computational MRI Proposal", Lecture Presented, CUR National Conference, Weber State University, Ogden, UT, June 20-22, 2010.

Samuel A. Abrash, "So I've Got Tenure. Now What?"  Lecture Presented, CUR National Conference, Weber State University, Ogden, UT, June 20-22, 2010.

"Effects of allosteric ligands on the folded-unfolded transitions in GDH: Combining experimental and mathematical modeling approaches",Virzhiniya Lekova*, Ellis Bell, 2010 ASBMB Meeting.

"The Role of Methionine Residues in Activity and Subunit Communication in Malate Dehydrogenase", Farren Billue*, Ellis Bell, 2010 ASBMB Meeting.

The Varied Roles of Conserved Arginine Residues near Betaturns in Glyoxysomal Malate Dehydrogenase", Shannon Hedrick*, Ellis Bell, 2010 ASBMB Meeting.

"Computational approach to investigate the catalytic chemical reaction mechanism of glyoxysomal Malate Dehydrogenase", Hugo Guterres*, Ellis Bell, 2010 ASBMB Meeting.

"The Role of G51 and I140 in Glyoxasomal Malate Dehydrogenase", Rachel Jones*, Rachel Gruner, Ellis Bell, 2010 ASBMB Meeting.

Deacon*, L.J., Billones*, H., Luchansky*, M.L., and Dattelbaum, J.D. "Characterization of a Thermotoga maritima arginine binding protein". Joint Southeast/southwest Regional ACS Meeting, New Orleans, LA, December 1 – 3rd, 2010.

Manglitz, A. and Dattelbaum, J.D. Design of a FRET-based glucose biosensor. Joint Southeast/southwest Regional ACS Meeting, New Orleans, LA, December 1 – 3rd, 2010.

Harris, S.C., Nicholas, K.J., Marshall, E., Hill, M., and Dattelbaum, J.D. "Marine microbe natural product isolation and characterization". Joint Southeast/southwest Regional ACS Meeting, New Orleans, LA, December 1 – 3rd, 2010.

Eisenach, N.A. Dattelbaum, A.M, and Dattelbaum, J.D. "Immobilization of periplasmic protein-based biosensors". Joint Southeast/southwest Regional ACS Meeting, New Orleans, LA, December 1 – 3rd, 2010.

Dattelbaum, J.D. "Adventures in protein sensor design". Virginia Academy of Sciences, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, May 21, 2010. (invited lecture)

Marshall*, E., Nicholas*, K.J., Harris*, S.C., Harriott, O., Hill, A., Dattelbaum, J.D., Hill, M. "Isolation andCharacterization of Pigments Produced by Bacteria Associated with Chesapeake Bay Sponges". Annual Benthic Ecology Meeting, Wilmington, North Carolina. March 10-13, 2010.

Raymond N. Dominey, Emma W. Goldman, Bryn Allen, Stephen Wilson, Kristen Jobes; “A Naphthyridine Series: Probing Steric Effects with the Bocarsly Pyridinium-based Catalyst System for Reduction of CO2 Directly to Methanol”; Poster presentation at the “Future Directions in CO2 Conversion Chemistry Symposium”, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ; October 21, 2010.

“Evolution of Bonding Tendencies in the Group 12 Dihalide: Trimers ((MX2)3 M = Zn, Cd and Hg; X = F, Cl, Br, I)” John Stewart,* Matt Guarino, and Kelling J. Donald, MERCURY Conference (poster) Hamilton College NY, Aug. 1-3, 2010.

“Rationalizing Structural Preferences in the Group 2 Dihalide Timers: (MX2)3: M = Be, Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba; X = F, Cl, Br, I." Matt Guarino,* John Stewart, and Kelling J. Donald, MERCURY Conference (poster) Hamilton College NY, Aug. 1-3, 2010.

“Searching for Square Planar: (Non)Relativistic and Electronic Considerations in Heavy Analogues of Halomethanes ((MH4nXn) M = C, Si, Ge, Sn, and Pb, and X = F, Cl, Br, I).” Chad Crigger,* Bernard Wittmaack, and Kelling J. Donald, MERCURY Conference (poster) Hamilton College NY, Aug. 1-3, 2010.

“Tuning σ-holes: Charge Redistribution in the Heavy (Group 14) Analogues of Simple and Mixed Halomethanes Can Impose Strong Propensities for halogen Bonding.” Bernard Wittmaack,* Chad Crigger, and Kelling J. Donald., MERCURY Conference (poster) Hamilton College NY, Aug. 1-3, 2010.

“A Quantum Mechanical Study of Dative Bonding in Metalloatranes” Matthew Fanelli,* Martel Zeldin, Kelling J. Donald, Carol Parish, MERCURY Conference (poster) Hamilton College NY, Aug. 1-3, 2010.

“Evolution of Bonding Tendencies in the Group 12 Dihalide: Trimers ((MX2)3 M = Zn, Cd and Hg; X = F, Cl, Br, I)” John Stewart,* Matt Guarino, and Kelling J. Donald, 2010 Sanibel Symposium in Computational Chemistry: St. Simon Island, Georgia.

“Experimental and Theoretical Investigations of Half Sandwich Group 1 Bisphenalenyl Complexes”. Alan DeLorenzo,* Michael Henry, and Kelling Donald, 2010 Sanibel Symposium in Computational Chemistry: St. Simon Island, Georgia.

“Charge Redistribution in the Heavy (Group 14) Analogues of Simple and Mixed Halomethanes Can Impose Strong Propensities for halogen Bonding.” Bernard Wittmaack,* Chad Crigger, and Kelling J. Donald, 2010 Sanibel Symposium in Computational Chemistry: St. Simon Island, Georgia.

"Aldol Additions of Carboxylic Acids in the Presence of Trimethylsilyl Trifluoromethanesulfonate," C. Wade Downey, Miles W. Johnson,* Daniel H. Lawrence,* Alan S. Fleisher,* Kathryn J. Tracy,* 66th Southwest and 62nd Southeastern Regional Meeting of the ACS, New Orleans, LA, November 30-December 4, 2010. (talk)

"Zinc-Catalyzed Addition of Terminal Alkynes to Dimethyl Acetals in the Presence of TMSOTf," James T. Rague,* Chelsea L. Safran,* C. Wade Downey, 66th Southwest and 62nd Southeastern Regional Meeting of the ACS, New Orleans, LA, November 30-December 4, 2010. (poster)

"Toward a One-Pot Heteroconjugate Addition-Oxidation-Diels–Alder Reaction," Smaranda Craciun,* Christina A. Vivelo,* Stephanie Corsi,* Brian C. Southall,* Eric W. Etchill,* C. Wade Downey, 66th Southwest and 62nd Southeastern Regional Meeting of the ACS, New Orleans, LA, November 30-December 4, 2010. (poster)

"TMSOTf-Mediated Reactions Additions of Silylated Nucleophiles to Carbon-Oxygen Pi Bonds," Alan S. Fleisher,* James T. Rague,* Chelsea L. Safran,* Megan E. Venable,* C. Wade Downey, 66th Southwest and 62nd Southeastern Regional Meeting of the ACS, New Orleans, LA, November 30-December 4, 2010. (poster)

"Toward a One-Pot Heteroconjugate Addition-Oxidation-Diels–Alder Reaction," C. Wade Downey, Smaranda Craciun,* Stephanie Corsi,* Eric W. Etchill,* Brian C. Southall,* 239th National ACS Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March 21-25, 2010. (poster)

"IQS at UR," Lisa Gentile, Keck/PKAL FIDL National Leadership Conference, October 2010, Washington, DC. (invited poster and break-out session facilitator)

"Understanding the potentiation of NMDA iGluRs by pregnenolone sulfate," Lisa Gentile, *Krasi Cameron, *Sarah Rhoads, Protein Society national meeting, August 2010, San Diego, CA. (poster)

"The role of histidines in neurosteroid binding of NMDA NR2B and D subunits," Lisa Gentile, *Sarah Rhoads, *Laura Zemcik, Protein Society national meeting, August 2010, San Diego, CA. (poster)

"Understanding the inhibitory regulation of AMPA and NMDA iGluRs by sulfated neurosteroids," Lisa Gentile, *Krasi Cameron, *David Fanelli, *Beth Pollard, *Emily Bartle, Protein Society national meeting, August 2010, San Diego, CA. (poster)

"Determining the role of PaxB in Porifera," Lisa Gentile, *Anna Rued, *Brandon Cieniewicz, April Hill, Protein Society national meeting, August 2010, San Diego, CA. (poster)

"Neurosteroid binding domains of the NMDA receptor NR2B and NR2D subunits," Lisa Gentile, *Krasi Cameron, *Brian Borkowski, *Sarah Rhoads, *Joon Kim, *Gray Cassada, VA Academy of Sciences, May 2010, Harrisonburg, VA. (poster)

"Tips for grant writing. What to put in and where," Lisa Gentile, ASBMB panel discussion on grant writing, Anaheim, CA, April 2010. (invited talk)

"Strategies to engage the next generation of scientists," Lisa Gentile, ASBMB award address, Anaheim, CA, April 2010. (invited talk)

"Neurosteroid binding domains of the NMDA receptor NR2B and NR2D subunits," Lisa Gentile, *Krasi Cameron, *Brian Borkowski, *Sarah Rhoads, *Joon Kim, *Gray Cassada, *Monica Rocha, ASBMB national meeting, April 2010, Anaheim, CA. (poster)

"Neurosteroid regulation of ionotropic glutamate receptors," Lisa Gentile and *Sarah Rhoads, VA Academy of Sciences, May 2010, Harrisonburg, VA. (invited oral presentation given by Sarah)

“Integrated Quantitative Science: A new first year course at University of Richmond.” Gentile, L.; Hoke, K.; Caudill, L.; Fetea, M.; Hill, A.; Kerckhove, M.; Lawson, B.; Lipan, O.; Parish, C.; Stenger, K.; and Szajda, D. HHMI Director’s meeting, October 2010.

“The evolution of gene regulatory networks: Pax/Six in Ephydatia muelleri (Porifera; Demospongiae).” Rivera, A., *Cieniewicz, B., *Danka, E., *Warner, L., *Ding, S., *Rued, A., *Winters, I., Gentile, L., Hill, M., and Hill, A. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology annual meeting, 2010, Seattle, WA.

"The Application of Haloenoic Acids to an Efficient Synthesis of Highly Functionalized Pyrrolinones," J. Gupton, Gordon Research Conference on Heterocyclic Compounds, June 21, 2010; Newport, RI.

"Vinylogous Iminium Salts as Building Blocks for Biologically Important Heterocycles," J. Gupton, Virginia Military Institute Department of Chemistry, Jan. 25, 2010, Lexington, VA. (invited speaker)

"The Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of JG-03-14 and Its Analogs," John Gupton, Nakul Telang, Xin Jia*, Peter Barelli*, Emily Kluball*, Kayleigh Hall*, Kara Finzel* and Spencer Bates*, Joint Southeast/Southwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Nov. 30 to Dec. 3, 2010, New Orleans, LA.

"Cross-coupling Reactions of (Z)-3-Aryl-3-haloenoic Acids and Derivatives," John Gupton, Nakul Telang, Xin Jia*, Peter Barelli*, Emily Kluball*, Kayleigh Hall*, Kara Finzel*, John Stafford* and Spencer Bates*, Joint Southeast/Southwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Nov. 30 to Dec. 3, 2010, New Orleans, LA.

"Preparation and Novel Reactions of Iminium Salt Building Blocks," John Gupton, Nakul Telang, Xin Jia*, Peter Barelli, Kara Finzel*, John Stafford* and Spencer Bates*, Joint Southeast/Southwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Nov. 30 to Dec. 3, 2010, New Orleans, LA.

"The Application of Haloenoic Acids to an Efficient Synthesis of Highly Functionalized Pyrrolinones," Nakul Telang, James Eaton*, Lauren Firich*, Peter Barelli*, John Stafford*, Benjamin Giglio*, Emily Kluball* and John Gupton, American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists National Meeting, Nov. 14-18, 2010, New Orleans, LA.

Michelle Hamm. "Insights into the Bioactivity of 8-Oxo-2’-deoxyguanosine". Talk at the Telluride Science Research Conference on Nucleic Acids. Telluride, CO. August 2010.

Michelle Hamm. "Importance of the N7 and C8 Positions to the Mutagenic Potential of 8-Oxo-2’-deoxyguanosine (OdG)". Poster presentation. Gordon Bioorganic Research Conference. Andover, NH. June 2011

Maria Lindell*, and Michelle Hamm. "Using Nucleotide Analogues to Better Understand Replication of 8-oxo-2’-deoxyguanosine by Pol I from a Thermophilic Bacteria". SERMACS, New Orleans, LA, Dec 2010

Kelly Crowley* and Michelle Hamm. "Studies into the mutagenic potential of the DNA lesion 8-Oxo-2'-deoxyguanosine with various DNA polymerases". SERMACS, New Orleans, LA, Dec 2010

A. Galyean, M.C. Leopold and H. Weinberg, “Characterization, Isolation, and Detection of Engineered Nanoparticles in Drinking Water,” 2010 Water Quality Technology Conference, Savannah, GA, November 14-18, 2010.

“Nanotechnology: Facts, Fantasy, and Future – Medical Innovation Research with Nanoparticles,” M.C. Leopold, Richmond’s Math and Science Innovation Center, Keynote Speaker, Let’s Innovate! Student Conference for Middle School Science Students, December 4, “Chemistry with ‘Gold’ – Nearly a Decade of Undergraduates and Nanoparticles at the University of Richmond,” M.C. Leopold, University of Richmond, Department of Chemistry, September 17, 2010.

“Bridging the Gap to Our Scientific Future: Nanotechnology in the Undergraduate Research and Beyond” M.C. Leopold, Richmond’s Math and Science Innovation Center, Innovations in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics – A Conference for 6-12 Math & Science Teachers & IT Specialists, June 25, 2010.

‘Radial chromatography: An alternative to columns in the undergraduate organic laboratory", R.B. Miller, Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS) New Orleans, LA December 3, 2010.

"Exploring the reactions of tungsten(0) η2-coordinated pyrrole complexes", W.H. Myers, D.A. Iovan*, D.S. Nagra*, K.D. Welch, D.P. Harrison, W.D. Harman, 66th Southwest and 62nd Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, New Orleans, LA, Dec., 2010.

"Cross-coupling reactions of hydroborated vinyl compounds" , W.H. Myers, D.A. Iovan*, J. I. Macdonald, 66th Southwest and 62nd Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, New Orleans, LA, Dec. 2010. “Understanding acid-base and redox chemistry through Goldilocks Diagrams”, W.H. Myers, 21st Biennial Conference on chemical Education, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, Aug, 2010.

"Regio- and stereoselective umpolung piperidine synthesis incorporating π-basic tungsten" D.P. Harrison, V.E. Zottig, S. Wang, M. Sabat, W.H. Myers, W.D. Harman, 240th National American Chemical Society Meeting, Boston, MA, August 2010.

"Synthesis and Umpoulong Activation of η2-Pyridine: Generating New Piperidines", D.P. Harrison, K.D. Welch, G.W. Kosturko, S. Wang, V.E. Zottig, A.C. Nichols-Nielander*, M. Sabat, W.H. Myers, W.D. Harman, Conference on Catalytic Hydrogenation and Functionalization (DOE/EFRC/CCHF) May 2010.

"The Reactivity and Properties of Dihapto-Coordinated Phenols", V. Zottig, M.A. Todd, M. Sabat, W.H. Myers, W.D. Harman. Conference on Catalytic Hydrogenation and Functionalization (DOE/EFRC/CCHF), May 2010.

"Activation of Anilines using the π-Basic Metal Fragment {TpW(NO)(PMe3)}", R. Salomon, M. Sabat, W.H. Myers, W.D. Harman, Conference on Catalytic Hydrogenation and Functionalization (DOE/EFRC/CCHF), May 2010.

"A Multireference Study of the Singlet Electronic States of p-benzyne," Carol Parish, 31st Annual DOE Combustion Research meeting, Airlie Conference Center, Warrentown, VA, June, 2010. (invited talk)

"Theoretical Modeling of Diradical Systems," Carol Parish, Southeastern Theoretical Chemistry Association (SETCA), Columbia, SC, May 2010. (invited talk)

"Low-Lying Electronic States of Cyclobutanetetraone," 2010 Southeastern Theoretical Chemistry Association (SETCA) meeting, University of South Carolina, SC, Alexander E. Vaughn, Wesley D. Allen, Diomedes Saldana Greco* and Carol Parish. (poster)

"Pyrolysis of Thiophene," 2010 Southeastern Theoretical Chemistry Association (SETCA) meeting, University of South Carolina, SC, Xinli Song and Carol Parish. (poster)

“Modeling internal filtering of fluorescent solutions” Justin Cook, John Mancini, Carol A. Parish, 2010 Mercury Consortium on Computational Chemistry, Clinton, NY.

"Molecular Dynamics Investigation of a Tetratricopeptide Repeat Protein," Sally Fisher and Carol Parish, 2010 Mercury Consortium on Computational Chemistry, Clinton, NY.

“Study of the Flexibility of Shishijimicin A, Brevetoxin B, and Ciguatoxin” Reginald Gooden, Jackie Lee, Carol Parish, 2010 Mercury Consortium on Computational Chemistry, Clinton, NY.

“Engineering 5-Endo-Dig for a More Favorable Radical Cyclization Reaction” Alexander S. Hahn, Diomedes-Saldana Greco, Carol A. Parish, 2010 Mercury Consortium on Computational Chemistry, Clinton, NY.

"A Molecular Dynamics Study of the Structure of a Tetratricopeptide Repeat Protein." Jenna Landers, Lisa Gentile, Carol A. Parish, 2010 Mercury Consortium on Computational Chemistry, Clinton, NY.

“Classical and quantum mechanical study of BINOL-based receptors for discrimination of carboxylic acids.” John Mancini, Justin Cook, Carol A. Parish, 2010 Mercury Consortium on Computational Chemistry, Clinton, NY.

“Using high-level quantum chemical methods to elucidate the electronic states of 2,5- didehydrothiophene.” Anna J. Parker, Diomedes Saldana-Greco, Carol A. Parish, 2010 Mercury Consortium on Computational Chemistry, Clinton, NY.

"Molecular Dynamics Simulations with POSS as an HIV-1 Inhibitor." Conor Phelan, Greg Springsted, and Carol A Parish, 2010 Mercury Consortium on Computational Chemistry, Clinton, NY.

"Conformational Analysis of Selected Inverse Design HIV-1 Protease Inhibitors and Substrate MA-CA." Yajing Xie, Kendra Cunningham, Heather Hollis, and Carol A. Parish, 2010 Mercury Consortium on Computational Chemistry, Clinton, NY.

"Electrocyclization of Octadienediyne," 2010 Southeastern Theoretical Chemistry Association (SETCA) meeting, University of South Carolina, SC, Diomedes Saldana Greco* and Carol Parish. (poster)

"Using Quantum Mechanics to Compare Base Pair Stabilities of 8-oxo-2'-deoxyguanosine and Similar Damaged DNA Nucleotides," 2010 Southeastern Theoretical Chemistry Association (SETCA) meeting, University of South Carolina, SC, Anna Parker*, Tyler Steele*, Michelle Hamm and Carol Parish. (poster)

"Computational Design of Fluorescent BINOL-Based Receptors," 2010 Southeastern Theoretical Chemistry Association (SETCA) meeting, University of South Carolina, SC, John Mancini* and Carol Parish. (poster)

"Molecular Dynamics Investigation of Kinesin Cargo-Binding Domain," 2010 Sanibel Symposium, St. Simons Island, GA, Sally Fisher* and Carol Parish. (poster)

"Using Quantum Mechanics to Compare Base Pair Stabilities of 8-oxo-2'-deoxyguanosine and Similar Damaged DNA Nucleotides," 2010 Sanibel Symposium, St. Simons Island, GA, Anna Parker*, Tyler Steele*, Michelle Hamm and Carol Parish. (poster)

"Combustion of Asphaltenes," 2010 Sanibel Symposium, St. Simons Island, GA, Justin Cook* and Carol Parish. (poster)

"Computational Design of Fluorescent BINOL-Based Receptors," 2010 Sanibel Symposium, St. Simons Island, GA, John Mancini and Carol Parish. (poster)

"A Quantum Mechanical Study of the Dative Bond in Metallotranes," 2010 Sanibel Symposium, St. Simons Island, GA, Matthew G. Fanelli, Kelling J, Donald, Martel Zeldin and Carol Parish. (poster)

"Transition States and Products for Reactions between Methylthiophene X2 (X=O, N)," 2010 Sanibel Symposium, St. Simons Island, GA, Matthew G. Fanelli, Christopher R. Ashman, Justin Cook and Carol Parish. (poster)

"Density Functional and Correlated Approaches to the Electronic Structure of Diradicals," 2010 Sanibel Symposium, St. Simons Island, GA, Diomedes Saldana Greco and Carol Parish. (poster)

"Understanding the Conformational Preferences of Tenside Surfactants," 2010 Sanibel Symposium, St. Simons Island, GA, Tyler Steele and Carol Parish. (poster)

2009

Diomedes Saldaña-Greco* and Samuel A. Abrash, "Effects of Intermolecular Hydrogen-Bonding Interactions on N-Methylacetamide and H2O:  Theoretical and Matrix-Isolated Infrared Studies", Poster Presented, Gordon Research Conference on the Physics and Chemistry of Matrix Isolated Species, Magdalen College, Oxford, UK, July 17-23, 2009.

*Billones, H., Deacon, L.J., Luchansky, M.S. and Dattelbaum, J.D. "Characterization of Thermophilic Arginine Binding Protein from T. Maritima." Southeastern Regional ACS Meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 21-24, 2009.

*Nicholas, K.J., *Harris, S.C., *Marshall, E., Hill, M., and Dattelbaum, J.D. Southeastern Regional ACS Meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 21-24, 2009.

Harriott, O., *West, B., *Dancho, M., *Jones, B, *White, J, *Heussler, G, *Thomson, G., April Hill, Jon Dattelbaum, and Malcolm Hill. "Marine Heterotrophic Bacteria Associated with Larvae from the Chesapeake Bay Sponges Halichondria bowerbanki and Clathria prolifera". American Society of Microbiology, Philadelphia, PA, May 18-21, 2009.

*Manieri, C., *Thomson, G., *West, B., Malcolm Hill, and Jonathan Dattelbaum. "Response of carotenoid profiles to environmental stressors in temperate sponges from the Chesapeake Bay". American Society of Microbiology, Philadelphia, PA, May 18-21, 2009.

Raymond N. Dominey, Emma W. Goldman, Ryan Sutherland, Carrie Forstmann, Lindsay Drennan, Sarah Burd; “Rational Development of Electrocatalysts and Photocatalysts for Reduction of CO2”; First Annual Research Symposium, “Securing our Energy Future – Next Generation Photovoltaics and Solar Fuels”, hosted by the “Solar Energy Research Center” at UNC-C; Chapel Hill, NC; January 16, 2009.

"Utility of Polarized-Ion Models and Quantum Chemical Methods in Rationalizing Structural Preferences in Molecules and Solids: Groups 2 and 12 Metal Halides", K.J. Donald, Richard Bader Symposium, Canadian Society of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, McMaster University, Hamilton, (Invited) May 30 – June 5, 2009.

"Structural Preferences in Group 2 Dihalide Monomers, Oligomers and Solids", K.J. Donald, American Chemical Society, ACS National Meeting, Washington D.C., Aug. 2009.

“Bonding in the Sn and Pb Heavy Atom Analogues of Carbon Compounds.” Chad Crigger* and Kelling Donald, MERCURY Conference (poster) Hamilton College NY, Aug. 1-3, 2009.

"Charge Distribution and Halogen Bonding in the Si, Ge, Sn and Pb Analogues of Halomethanes.” Bernard Wittmaack* and Kelling Donald , MERCURY Conference (poster) Hamilton College NY, Aug. 1-3, 2009.

"Building Bridges (Part 1): Rationalizing Structural Preferences in the Group 2 Metals Dihalide Trimers.” Matthew Guarino,* John Stewart and Kelling Donald, Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Oct. 21-24, 2009, San Juan, Puerto Rico (poster).

“Building Bridges (Part 2): Rationalizing Structural Preferences in the Group 12 Metals Dihalide Trimers”. John Stewart,* Matthew Guarino and Kelling Donald, Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Oct. 21-24, 2009, San Juan, Puerto Rico (poster).

Bernard Wittmaack* and Kelling Donald: Charge Distribution and the Propensity for Halogen Bonding in Group 14 Halomethane Analogues, Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Oct. 21-24, 2009, San Juan, Puerto Rico (talk).

Matthew Bober* and Kelling Donald: Strained Rings and Sandwiches: A Theoretical Analysis of Unusual Organometallic Ansa - Complexes., Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Oct. 21-24, 2009, San Juan, Puerto Rico (talk).

“Carbonyl Attack by Enolate and Acetylide Nucleophiles in the Presence of Trimethylsilyl Trifluoromethanesulfonate” C. Wade Downey, College of William & Mary, March 27, 2009.

"NSF Grant Writing 1," Ellis Bell, Parag Chitnis, M. Johnson, M., and Lisa Gentile, Student-Centered Education Program, ASBMB-Colorado College, August 6, 2009. (invited workshop co-leader)

"Undergraduate research- how to establish effective undergraduate research at a PUI," Lisa Gentile, and Carla Mattos, Student-Centered Education Program, ASBMB-Colorado College, August 5, 2009. (invited workshop co-leader)

"Binding analysis and characterization of the NMDA NR2D ionotropic glutamate receptor," *Brian Borkowski, *Monica Rocha, *Sarah Rhoads, and Lisa Gentile, National Protein Society meeting, July 2009, Boston. (poster)

"Neurosteroid binding domains of the NMDA receptor NR2B subunit," *Krasi Cameron, *Joon Kim, *Gray Cassada, and Lisa Gentile, National Protein Society meeting, July 2009, Boston. (poster)

"Is an academic position at a primarily undergraduate institution the right choice for me?" Lisa Gentile, University of Wisconsin - Madison, May 1, 2009. (invited talk)

"The design of a first year quantitative integrated science/math course," Lisa Gentile, University of Wisconsin - Madison, May 1, 2009. (invited talk)

"Sustaining Research at a Predominantly Undergraduate Institution: Faculty, Departmental, and Institutional Strategies for Success," Lisa Gentile, ACS National Meeting, March 2009. (invited talk)

"The Power of Teaching," Lisa Gentile, The Science Museum of Virginia, J. Sargeant Reynold's 5th Annual Education Conference, February 2009. (keynote address)

“Utilizing the DESMOND Molecular Dynamics method to fold a Tetratricopeptide Repeat from its Extended Structure,” Landers, J.; Gentile, L.; Gindhart, J.; and Parish, C. MERCURY Conference in Computational Chemistry, 2009, Clinton, NY.

"From Vinylogous Iminium Salts to Marine Natural Products," J. Gupton, Big South Undergraduate Research Symposium (hosted at UNC-Asheville), March 28, 2009, Asheville, NC. (invited plenary speaker)

"Undergraduate Research in Organic Synthesis: From Vinylogous Iminium Salts to Marine Natural Products," J. Gupton, Virginia Section American Chemical Society Meeting, Jan. 5, 2009, Chester, VA. (invited speaker)

"The Synthesis and Bioassay of Pyrrole Containing Tubulin Inhibitors," J. Gupton, Gordon Research Conference on Heterocyclic Compounds, June 28, 2009; Newport, RI.

"From Vinylogous Iminium Salts to Marine Natural Products," J. Gupton, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Central Florida, September 28, 2009, Orlando, FL. (invited speaker)

"The Application of Organic Chemistry to the Discovery of New Chemotherapeutic Agents: The Preparation of Pyrrole Related Natural Products and Their Function as Tubulin Inhibitors," J. Gupton, Texas Bioscience Institute, Nov. 13, 2009, Temple, TX. (invited speaker)

"The Application of Haloenoic Acids to an Efficient Synthesis of Highly Functionalized Pyrrolinones," Lauren Firich*, Peter Barelli*, Ben Giglio*, John Stafford*, Nakul Telang and John Gupton, Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Oct. 21-24, 2009, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Michelle Hamm. "Insights into the Bioactivity of 8-Oxo-2’-deoxyguanosine". University of Richmond Chemistry Department. March 20, 2009.

*Vargo, M.L., *Gulka, C.P., *Doan, T., *Gerig, J.K., Trawick, M.L., Dattelbaum, J.D., and Leopold, M.C. "Protein Electrochemistry of Azurin at Nanoparticle Film Assemblies Versus Self-Assembled Monolayers - Molecular Level Interfacial Control and Evidence for a More Homogeneous Adsorption Interface", National ACS Meeting, Washington DC, August 16-20th, 2009.

C. Dowdy* and M.C. Leopold, “Electrochemistry at Polyelectrolyte-Nanoparticle Modified Electrodes: The importance of Electronic Coupling,” 238th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Washington DC, August 17th, 2009.

“Nanotechnology Research in the Undergraduate Laboratory and Beyond,” M.C. Leopold, Nano Fellows Conference for local teachers (grades 6-12) Sponsored by Richmond’s Math Science Innovation Center, August 10, 2009.

“Nanotechnology Research in the Undergraduate Laboratory: Nanoparticle Film Assemblies as Platforms for Protein Adsorption and Functional Components of Biosensor Strategies,” M.C. Leopold, Keynote Speaker, Chemistry & Physics Award Ceremony, Longwood University, April 16, 2009.

“Nanotechnology Research: Facts, Fantasy, Future,” M.C. Leopold, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, School of Continuing Studies, University of Richmond, February 12, 2009.

"Reactivity and properties of dihapto-coordinated phenols", V.E. Zottig, M.A. Todd, M. Sabat, W.H. Myers, and W.D. Harman, 238th National ACS National Meeting, Washington, D.C., August 2009.

"Tungsten directed regio- and stereoselective umpolung of enamide addition reactions derived from 1,2- dihydropyridine complexes", D.P. Harrison, M. Sabat, W.H. Myers, and W.D. Harman, 238th National ACS National Meeting, Washington, D.C., August 2009.

"Activation of anilines with a π-basic tungsten dearomatization agent ", R.J. Salomon, M. Sabat, W.H. Myers, and W.D. Harman, 238th National ACS National Meeting, Washington, D.C., August 2009.

"Thoughts from a Computational Chemist: Getting 'High Performance' out of HPC in a Liberal Arts Setting," Carol Parish, Union College, Schenectady, NY, October 27th 2009 (invited talk).

"Tales from In Silico - Molecular Studies of HIV and Anti-Cancer Drugs," Carol Parish, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA, April 29th 2009 (invited talk).

"Molecular Studies of HIV Fusion Drugs," Carol Parish, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, February 2009, (invited talk).

"Cutting Diamonds in the Rough - Training Undergraduates to use QM and Free Energy Methods to Understand Molecular Behavior," Carol Parish, 49th Sanibel Symposium, St. Simons Island, GA., February 2009, (invited talk).

"Conformational Analysis of Selected Substrate Envelope HIV-1 Protease Inhibitors," 2009 National American Chemical Society Meeting, Washington, DC, Yajing Xie* and Carol Parish (poster).

"Energetic Analysis of base-pair stability and DNA containing 7,8-dihydro-8-oxogaunine," 2009 National American Chemical Society Meeting, Washington, DC, Tyler Steele* and Carol Parish (poster).

"Molecular Dynamical Analysis of POSS as an HIV-1 Protease Inhibitor," 2009 National American Chemical Society Meeting, Washington, DC, Greg Springsted* and Carol Parish

"Computational and Theoretical Chemistry for Design of Fluorescent Receptors," 2009 National American Chemical Society Meeting, Washington, DC, John Mancini* and Carol Parish (poster).

"Density Functional and Correlated Approaches to the Electronic Structure of Diradicals," 2009 National American Chemical Society Meeting, Washington, DC, Diomedes Saldana-Greco* and Carol Parish (poster).

"Pyrolysis of Asphaltenes," 2009 National American Chemical Society Meeting, Washington, DC, Justin Cook* and Carol Parish (poster).

"Conformational Study of Adenine-based Fluorescent Receptors," 2009 National American Chemical Society Meeting, Washington, DC, Hao Zhong* and Carol Parish (poster).

"Using quantum mechanics to compare base pair stabilities of 8-oxo-2'-deoxyguanosine and similar damaged DNA nucleotides," 2009 National American Chemical Society Meeting, Washington, DC, Anna Parker* and Carol Parish (poster).

“Energetic Analysis of base-pair stability and DNA containing 7,8-dihydro-8-oxogaunine,” Tyler Steele and Carol Parish, 2009 MERCURY Conference in Computational Chemistry, Clinton, NY.

“Molecular Dynamics Study of the Structure of a Tetratricopeptide Repeat Protein,” Jenna Landers, Joe Gindhart and Carol Parish, 2009 MERCURY Conference in Computational Chemistry, Clinton, NY.

2008

"Defining the Role of Active Site Residues in the Activity of Glyoxysomal Malate Dehydrogenase", Sophonie Jean, Ellis Bell, American Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, 2008.

"Exploring the Strength of Subunit Interfaces Using Guanidine Hydrochloride and Dynamic Light Scattering", Jimmy Marion, Ellis Bell, American Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, 2008.

"The Role of Dynamics in the Activity and Regulation of Oligomeric Dehydrogenases", Ellis Bell, American Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, 2008.

"The Mechanism of Zinc Inhibition of Glutamate Dehydrogenase Involves Subunit Communication", Leander Sinanan, Ellis Bell, American Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, 2008.

"Exploring the Energy Barriers Involved in Allosteric Transitions in Glutamate Dehydrogenase", Erika Jarman, Ellis Bell, American Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, 2008.

"Engineering Tryptophan Residues into Glyoxysomal Malate Dehydrogenase", Adam Johnson, Ellis Bell, American Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, 2008.

"Ligand Induced Changes in Flexibility & Allosteric Interactions in Glutamate Dehydrogenase", Carolyn Scheel, Ellis Bell, American Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, 2008.

"Investigating the Evolution of the Allosteric Regulation of Glutamate Dehydrogenase", Virzhiniya Lekova, Ellis Bell, American Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, 2008.

Dattelbaum, J.D. "Sensors and Sponges: Studies of Ligand Binding and Sponge Secondary Metabolites". James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, April 17, 2008. (invited lecture)

Dattelbaum, J.D. "Sensors and Sponges: Studies of Ligand Binding and Sponge Secondary Metabolites". Emory University, Atlanta, GA, March 1, 2008. (invited lecture)

*West, B., *Thomson, G., *McQuillin, A.M., *Ramsby, B., Poppell, E., Hill, A., Harriott, O., Dattelbaum, J.D., and Hill, M. "Response of microbial symbiont communities and carotenoid profiles to environmental stressors in temperate sponges from the Chesapeake Bay". Gordon Research conference: Marine Natural Products. Ventura, CA. February 24-29, 2008.

*West, B., *Thomson, G., *McQuillin, A.M., *Ramsby, B., Poppell, E., Hill, A., Harriott, O., Dattelbaum, J.D., and Hill, M. "Response of microbial symbiont communities and carotenoid profiles to environmental stressors in temperate sponges from the Chesapeake Bay". The Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, San Antonio, TX. January 2-6, 2008.

Olga A. Pinchuk, C. Marks, Raymond N. Dominey, Kenneth J. Wynne; “Thermal Stability of Pt/(C-SiO2) Catalysts”; 213th Electrochemical Society (ECS) Meeting; Phoenix, AZ; May 20, 2008.

"Solid Memory: Structural preferences in Groups 2 and 12 Dihalide Monomers, Dimers and Solids." K.J. Donald, Department of Chemistry, George Mason University, (Invited) February 28, 2008.

"Structural Preferences in Group 2 Dihalide Monomers, Dimers, and Solids." K.J. Donald, American Chemical Society, ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA. April 10, 2008.

"Interpreting Unusual Bonding Patterns in Molecules and Solids", K.J. Donald, Department of Chemistry, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA., June 19, 2008.

"Preferences across Phases: Structural Preferences in Metal Dihalide Monomer, Dimers, and Solids." K. J. Donald, Dept. of Chemistry, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA. (Invited) October 24, 2008.

Smaranda Craciun "Structure and Bonding in Bisphenalenyl complexes of divalent metals from across the periodic table", MERCURY Conference, Hamilton College NY, Aug., 2008. (poster)

Bernard Wittmaack and Chad Crigger "Analysis of Competing Bonding Parameters in Heavy Atom Analogues of Carbon Compounds (the Case of Sn and Pb)." , MERCURY Conference, Hamilton College NY, Aug., 2008. (poster)

Matthew Bober "Strained Rings and Sandwiches: Theoretical Analysis of Sandwich Substituted Benzene complexes", MERCURY Conference, Hamilton College NY, Aug., 2008. (poster)

“In Situ Silylation as an Accelerant in Reactions of Enolate and Acetylide Nucleophiles” C. Wade Downey, Miles W. Johnson,* Brian D. Mahoney,* Kathryn J. Tracy,* Vincent R. Lipari,* 60th Southeast Regional ACS Meeting, Nashville, TN, November 12-15, 2008.

“An In Situ Enol Silane Formation-Mukaiyama Aldol Reaction Mediated by TMSOTf" C. Wade Downey, George Mason University, April 24, 2008.

"Differentiating the regulation and neurosteroid binding domains of the ionotropic glutamate receptors," *Melissa Pham, *Joon Kim, *Richard Raabe, *Martha Kahlson, and Lisa Gentile, Southeast Regional ACS meeting, November 2008. (poster)

"Regulation of Ionotropic Glutamate Receptors," Lisa Gentile, VCU Department of Biochemistry Seminar, November 17, 2008. (invited talk)

"Differential regulation of the NMDA NR2 subunit by endogeneous neurosteroids," *Melissa Pham, *Joon Kim, and Lisa Gentile, National Protein Society meeting, July 2008, San Diego, CA. (poster)

"The binding of presenilin to nicastrin in the gamma secretase complex," *Monica Rocha, *Cloe Franko, and Lisa Gentile, National Protein Society meeting, July 2008, San Diego, CA. (poster)

"Differentiating TCA and SSRI binding to ionotropic glutamate receptors," *Richard Raabe, and Lisa Gentile, National Protein Society meeting, July 2008, San Diego, CA. (poster)

"Differentiating TCA and SSRI binding to ionotropic glutamate receptors," *Richard Raabe, *Ben Telsey, *Christie Yankowski, *Laura Stoll, *James Hall, and Lisa Gentile, National ASBMB meeting, April 2008. San Diego, CA. (poster)

"Cross Talk Between the Reuptake of Biogenic Amines and Ionotropic Glutamate Receptors?" Lisa Gentile, Wake Forest University Chemistry Department Seminar, April 23, 2008. (invited talk)

"Deciphering the presenilin-nicastrin interaction in the Alzheimer's disease related gamma-secretase complex," Lisa Gentile, *Monica Rocha, *Cloe Franko, *Sandlin Seguin, *Anne Chapin, ASBMB National Meeting, April 6, 2008. (invited talk)

"Differentiating the regulation and neurosteroid binding domains of the ionotropic glutamate receptors," *Melissa Pham, *Joon Kim, *Richard Raabe, *Martha Kahlson, and Lisa Gentile, Southeast Regional ACS meeting, November 2008. (poster)

“The Application of Vinylogous Iminium Salts to the Preparation of Biologically Interesting Natural Products”, J. Gupton, Virginia Commonwealth University Institute for Structural Biology and Drug Discovery, invited speaker, March 5, 2008; Richmond, VA.

”Vinylogous Iminium Salts as Building Blocks in Organic Synthesis”, J. Gupton, National American Chemical Society Award Symposium for Research at an Undergraduate Institution, April 5-9, 2008, New Orleans, LA.

“Vinylogous Iminium Salt Based Approaches to Lamellarin and Ningalin Type Akaloids”, J. Gupton, Gordon Research Conference on Heterocyclic Compounds, June 16, 2008; Newport, RI.

”Undergraduate Research in Organic Synthesis: From Vinylogous Iminium Salts to Marine Natural Products”, J. Gupton, Council on Undergraduate Research National Conference, 2008 CUR Fellows Award Address, June 21, 2008, College of St. Benedict, St. Josephs, MN.

”Vinylogous Iminium Salts as Building Blocks in Organic Synthesis”, J. Gupton, Dept. of Chemistry, Ohio State University, invited speaker, Oct. 9, 2008; Columbus, OH.

”Vinylogous Iminium Salts as Building Blocks in Organic Synthesis”, J. Gupton, Dept. of Chemistry Penn. State University, invited speaker, Oct. 31, 2008; University Park, PA.

“Vinylogous Iminium Salt Based Approaches to the Synthesis of Rigidin C and Related Bioactive Analogs”, Lizzie Rieck*, John Gupton, Kristin L. Smith*, Peter J. Barelli*, Mona Hovaizi*, and Anastasia Kharlamova*, Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Nov. 11-14, 2008, Nashville, TN.

“Vinylogous Iminium Salt Based Approaches to the Synthesis of Lamellarin Alkaloids and Related Bioactive Analogs”, Ben Giglio*, John Gupton, James E. Eaton*, Jonathan E. Hempel*, and Matthew J. Keough*, Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Nov. 11-14, 2008, Nashville, TN.

Michelle Hamm. "Insights into the Bioactivity of 8-Oxo-2’-deoxyguanosine". Wake Forest University Chemistry Department. September 24, 2008.

A. Galyean,* R. Day, C. Dowdy,* M.C. Leopold, “Polyelectrolyte-Linked Assemblies of Nanoparticles: Growth, Stability, and Optical Properties,” Analytical Chemistry Division, 60th Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Nashville, Tennessee, November 14, 2008.

C. Gulka,* J. Gerig,* M. Vargo,* N. Lawrence,* C. Marks, M. Trawick, and M.C. Leopold, “Distance Dependence of Biological Electron Transfer: Azurin at Self-Assembled Monolayers Versus Nanoparticle Platforms,” Nanochemistry Division, 60th Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Nashville, Tennessee, November 13, 2008.

*Vargo, M.L., *Gulka, C.P., *Gerig, J.K., *Manieri, C.M., Jonathan D. Dattelbaum, and Michael C. Leopold. "Protein Monolayer Electrochemistry of Copper Blue Protein Azurin at Self-Assembled Monolayers - A System for Comparison to Protein Adsorption at Nanoparticle Film Assemblies". Southeastern Regional ACS Meeting, Nashville, TN, November 12-15, 2008.

R. Day* and M.C. Leopold. “Optical Responses of Functionalized Hollow Gold Nanoshells,” Materials Chemistry Division, 60th Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Nashville, Tennessee, November 13, 2008.

A. Loftus,* K. Reighard,* and M.C. Leopold, “Monolayer-Protected Nanoparticle Film Assemblies as Platforms for Controlling Interfacial and Adsorption Properties in Protein Monolayer Electrochemistry,” Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry, 235th American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 7, 2008.

R. Day,* A. Galyean* and M.C. Leopold, “Stable, Multi-layer Film Assemblies of Aqueous Nanomaterials with Polymeric Linking Mechanisms,” Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry, 235th American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 7, 2008.

J. Malinowski,* L. Russell,* M.C. Leopold, and K. Kittredge, “Assembled Nanoparticle Films With Crown Ether Derivatives As Sensors for Metal Ions,” Division of Organic Chemistry, 235th American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 9, 2008.

R. Day,* C. Dowdy,* and M.C. Leopold, “Aqueous Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Stability, and Film Growth,” Virginia Academy of Science, Hampton University, May 22, 2008.

J.T. Malinowski*, M.C. Leopold, and K.W. Kittredge, “Assembled Nanoparticle Films with Crown Ether Derivatives as Sensors for Metal Ions," Academic Celebration, Siena College, May 2, 2008.

“Nanoparticle Film Assemblies as Platforms for Protein Adsorption and Functional Components of Protein Monolayer Electrochemistry,” M.C. Leopold, George Mason University, March 20, 2008.

“Nanoparticle Film Assemblies as Platforms for Protein Adsorption and Functional Components of Protein Monolayer Electrochemistry,” M.C. Leopold, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, March 13, 2008.

"Lewis Acid Mediated Intramolecular [4+2] Cycloadditions: A Synthetic Approach Toward the Synthesis of the ent-Clerodane Diterpene Bacchofertin," Robert B. Miller, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA, December 5th 2008 (Invited talk).

"Radial Chromatography in Undergraduate Organic Chemistry Teaching," Laboratories," 2008 Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Nashville, TN, Robert B. Miller (poster)

"The Synthesis and Isolation of Michael-Addition and Ring-Closed Derivatives from a Pyrrole," W.H. Myers, M. Fanelli*, B. Parr*, N. Gianfrancesco*, E. Hejazi*, W.D. Harman, and K.D. Welch, 60th Southeastern Regional ACS Meeting, Nashville, TN November, 2008.

"η2-coordination of unsubstituted pyridine and regio- and stereo-selective nucleophilic addition to the first isolated N-acetyl-pyridium species", D.P. Harrison, K.D. Welch, M. Sabat, W.H. Myers, and W.D. Harman, 236th National ACS Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August 2008.

"Molecular Studies of HIV and Anti-Cancer Drugs," Carol Parish, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, June 2008, (invited talk).

"HIV Cocktails and Anticancer Warhead Drugs. What Computational Chemistry Can Tell us About Molecular Behavior," Carol Parish, Francis Marion University, Florence, S.C., January 2008. (invited talk)

“Minding the Gap: Lowering the Barrier of the Bergman Cyclization of Enediynes”, Carol Parish, 2008 American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 2008, (talk).

"Stochastic Dynamics Analysis of Polyoligomeric Silsesquioxane (POSS) as a Potential Inhibitor of the HIV-1 Protease," 2008 PIRE Symposium, University of Vienna, Austria, Greg Springsted* and Carol Parish, (invited talk).

"Quantum Mechanical Studies of Five, Seven, and Eight-membered Enediynes," 2008 PIRE Symposium, University of Vienna, Austria, Evan Wang* and Carol Parish, (invited talk).

"Interesting and Viable Alternatives to the Bergman Cyclization," Carol Parish, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA, March 2008. (invited talk)

"Conformational Analysis of Selected Substrate Envelope HIV-1 Protease Inhibitors," 2008 Southeastern Regional American Chemical Society Meeting (SERMACS), Nashville, TN, Yajing Xie*, Heather Hollis, Kendra Cunningham and Carol Parish, (poster)

"Molecular Dynamics Study of the Structure of a Tetratricopeptide Repeat Protein," 2008 Southeastern Regional American Chemical Society Meeting (SERMACS), Nashville, TN, Jenna Landers*, Joe Gindhart and Carol Parish, (poster).

"Stochastic Dynamics Analysis of Polyoligomeric Silsesquioxane (POSS) as a Potential Inhibitor of the HIV-1 Protease," 2008 Southeastern Regional American Chemical Society Meeting (SERMACS), Nashville, TN, Greg Springsted* and Carol Parish, (poster).

"Using Quantum Mechanics to Compare Base Pair Stabilities of 8-Oxo-2'-Deoxyguanosine and Similar Damaged DNA Nucleotides," 2008 Southeastern Regional American Chemical Society Meeting (SERMACS), Nashville, TN, Anna Parker,* Michelle Hamm and Carol Parish, (poster).

"Quantum Mechanical Studies of Aromatic Substituted Enediynes," 2008 Southeastern Regional American Chemical Society Meeting (SERMACS), Nashville, TN, Heather Hollis* and Carol Parish, (poster).

"Experimental and Computational Determination of the 3D Structure of Kinesin Light Chain Tetratricopeptide Repeats," 2008 Southeastern Regional American Chemical Society Meeting (SERMACS), Nashville, TN, Sally Fisher,* Joe Gindhart and Carol Parish, (poster).

"Conformational Analysis of a Model for the Trans-Fused FGH Ether Rings in Brevetoxin A," 2008 Beckman Scholars Conference, Irvine, CA, Evan Wang* and Carol Parish, (poster).

"Configuring Glide Docking Algorithms using HIV-1 Protease Inhibitors," 2008 MERCURY Conference in Computational Chemistry, Clinton, NY, Jeanice Brown* and Carol Parish, (poster).

"Glide/Ligand Docking of Inverse Designed HIV-1 Protease Inhibitors," 2008 MERCURY Conference in Computational Chemistry, Clinton, NY, Kendra Cunningham* and Carol Parish, (poster).

"Experimental and Computational Modeling of Kinesin Light Chain Tetratricopeptide Repeats," 2008 MERCURY Conference in Computational Chemistry, Clinton, NY, Sally Fisher,* Joe Gindhart and Carol Parish, (poster).

"Quantum Mechanical Studies of Aromatic Substituted Enediynes," 2008 MERCURY Conference in Computational Chemistry, Clinton, NY, Heather Hollis* and Carol Parish, (poster).

"A Molecular Dynamics Study of the Structure of a Tetratricopeptide Repeat Protein," 2008 MERCURY Conference in Computational Chemistry, Clinton, NY, Jenna Landers,* Joe Gindhart and Carol Parish, (poster).

"Energetic Analysis of Base-Pair Stability and DNA containing 7,8-dihydro-8-oxogaunine," 2008 MERCURY Conference in Computational Chemistry, Clinton, NY, Tyler Steele,* Anna Parker, Michelle Hamm and Carol Parish, (poster).

"Conformational Analysis of Selected Substrate Envelope HIV-1 Protease Inhibitors," 2008 MERCURY Conference in Computational Chemistry, Clinton, NY, Yajing Xie,* Heather Hollis, Kendra Cunningham and Carol Parish, (poster).

"Stochastic Dynamics Analysis of Polyoligomeric Silsesquioxane (POSS) as a Potential Inhibitor of the HIV-1 Protease," 2008 Virginia Tech - University of Richmond Theory Summit, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, Greg Springsted* and Carol Parish, (invited talk).

"Quantum Mechanical Studies of Five, Seven, and Eight-membered Enediynes," 2008 Virginia Tech - University of Richmond Theory Summit, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, Evan Wang* and Carol Parish, (invited talk).

"Conformational Analysis of a Trans-fused Model for the FGH Ether Rings in Brevetoxin A," 2008 Schrodinger User Group meeting, Portland, OR, Evan Wang* and Carol Parish, (poster).

"Stochastic Dynamics Analysis of Polyoligomeric Silsesquioxane (POSS) as a Potential Inhibitor of the HIV-1 Protease," 2008 Schrodinger User Group meeting, Portland, OR, Greg Springsted* and Carol Parish, (poster).

"Energetic analysis of base-pair stability and DNA containing 7,8-dihydro-8-oxoguanine," 2008 Schrodinger User Group meeting, Portland, OR, Tyler Steele,* Michelle Hamm and Carol Parish, (poster).

"Quantum Mechanical Studies of Five, Seven, and Eight-membered Enediynes," Evan Wang* and Carol Parish, 2008 American Chemical Society Meeting, "Ten Years of Beckman Scholars in Chemistry" Presidential Event, New Orleans, LA. (invited poster)

2007

Samuel A. Abrash, Tran T. Doan*, Pradeep Kushwaha*, and Diomedes Saldaña-Greco*, "Photochemistry of SiCH2O Isomers on the Triplet Hypersurface”, Poster Presented, Gordon Research Conference on the Physics and Chemistry of Matrix Isolated Species, Bates College, Lewiston, Maine, July 15-20, 2007.

“Ligand Induced Changes in Stability & Allosteric Interactions in Glutamate Dehydrogenase” , Carolyn Scheel and Ellis Bell, Protein Society Annual Meeting, 2007.

“The Role of Local Environment and Flexibility in the Catalytic Power of Malate and 3Phosphoglycerate Dehydrogenases” Jimmy Marion, Ashleigh McDade & Ellis Bell, Protein Society Annual Meeting, 2007.

“Interface Mutants of Glyoxasomal Malate Dehydrogenase” Thomas Ross, Autumn Wrenn, Jessica Bell, and Ellis Bell, Protein Society Annual Meeting, 2007.

“Defining the Role of “Second Sphere” Residues in the Activity of Glyoxysomal Malate Dehydrogenase , Sophonie Jean, Autumn Wrenn, Ellis Bell, Protein Society Annual Meeting, 2007.

"Spectroscopy and Symbiosis: Studies of Ligand Binding and Sponge Symbiont Natural Products," J.D. Dattelbaum, Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Greenville, SC. October 24-27, 2007 (invited lecture).

"Characterization of a Putative Periplasmic Binding Protein from T. Maritima," M.S. Luchansky* and J.D. Dattelbaum, Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Greenville, SC. October 24-27, 2007.

"Construction of a Reagentless Glucose Biosensor Using Molecular Exciton Theory," B.S. Der* and J.D. Dattelbaum, Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Greenville, SC. October 24-27, 2007.

"Examining the Diversity and Temporal Stability of Secondary Metabolites from Chesapeake Bay Sponges and Sponge Symbionts," G. Thomson*, M.S. Luchansky*, B.S. Der*, A. McQuillin*, L. Walker*, M. Hill, and J.D. Dattelbaum, Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Greenville, SC. October 24-27, 2007.

*Der, B.S, and Dattelbaum, J.D. "Analysis of ligand binding to a ribose biosensor". American Society of Microbiology, Toronto, Canada. May 21-25, 2007.

"Characterization of a putative glutamine binding protein from Thermotoga maritime," M.S. Luchansky* and J.D. Dattelbaum, American Society of Microbiology, Toronto, Canada. May 21-25, 2007.

Dattelbaum, J.D. "Design of Luminescent Biosensors for Maltose and Glucose". George Mason University, April 5, 2007 (invited lecture)

"Solid Memory: Structural Preferences in Groups 2 Dihalide Monomers, Dimers, and Solids", K.J. Donald, Department of Chemistry, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA, March 27, 2007.

"Neurosteroid regulation of AMPA receptors," Jason Barnes* and Lisa Gentile, Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Greenville, SC, October 2007. (poster)

"Alzheimer's Disease: Exploring the nicastrin-presenilin interaction in the gamma secretase complex," Monica Rocha*, Cloe Franko*, and Lisa Gentile, Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Greenville, SC, October 2007. (poster)

"Expression and purification of neurosteroid binding receptor domains," Melissa Pham*, Joon Kim*, and Lisa Gentile, Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Greenville, SC, October 2007. (poster)

"Ionotropic Glutamate Receptors and Depression?" Laura Stoll*, Sandlin Seguin*, and Lisa Gentile, ASBMB National Meeting, Washington, DC, April 2007. (invited talk)

"Ionotropic Glutamate Receptors and Depression?" L. Gentile, Hamilton College Chemistry Department Seminar, March 5, 2007. (invited speaker)

"Ionotropic Glutamate Receptors and Depression?" L. Gentile, Colgate University Chemistry Department Seminar, March 6, 2007. (invited speaker)

"The Application of Vinylogous Iminium Salts to the Synthesis of Ningalin C," J. Gupton, Gordon Research Conference on Heterocyclic Compounds, Newport, RI, June 25, 2007.

"A Georgia Tech. Education: From Sesquiterpenes to Vinylogous Iminium Salts to Pyrrole Antitumor Agents," J. Gupton, invited speaker for "100 Years of Chemistry Celebration" at Georgia Tech., 2007; Atlanta, GA, April, 18-19.

"Autophagic Cell Death Induced by a Novel Class of Substituted Pyrroles in the Breast Tumor Cell," C. Arthur, X. Du, J. Gupton, A. Yeudall, G. Kellog, M. Cabot and D. Gewirtz; poster presented by D. Gewirtz, American Association for Cancer Research National Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, April 14-18, 2007.

"The Application of Vinylogous Iminium Salts to the Synthesis of Lamellarin G trimethyl ether and Ningalin A," J. Gupton and J. Hempel. 233rd National ACS Meeting, Chicago, Il, March 26, 2007.

“A Combination Strategy for the Preparation of Rigidins B, C, and D”, Lizzie Rieck*, Kristin Smith*, Anastasia Kharlamova* and John Gupton, Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Oct. 24-27, 2007, Greeneville, SC.

“The Application of Sonogashira Cross-Coupling to the Synthesis of Ningalin C Type Alkaloids”, John Gupton, Eric Worrall*, Gordon Myers*, Melissa Sartin* and Matt Coppock*, Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Oct. 24-27, 2007, Greeneville, SC.

“The Application of Vinylogous Iminium Salts to the Synthesis of Lamellarin G trimethyl ether and Ningalin A”, John Gupton, Ben Giglio*, Matt Keough* and Jonathan Hempel*, Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Oct. 24-27, 2007, Greeneville, SC.

Michelle Hamm. "Substrate Specificity of Fpg and hOgg1, Two Repair Glycosylases". Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Greenville, SC, November 23, 2007

"Insight into Substrate Recognition by MutY, a DNA Repair Glycosylase," Sarah Nicolson* and Michelle Hamm, Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Greenville, SC, November 2007.

"Substrate Specificity of Fpg and hOgg1, Two Repair Glycosylases," Michelle Hamm, Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Greenville, SC, November 2007.

"Studies on the Effect of C8 Steric Bulk in the Replication of 8-Oxo-2'-Deoxyguanosine by Different DNA Polymerases," Carlos-Siekavizza-Robles*, Matt Summers* and Michelle Hamm, Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Greenville, SC, November 2007.

"Synthesis, oligonucleotide incorporation, and base pair stability of 9-deaza-2'-deoxyguanosine: An analogue of 8-oxo-2'-deoxyguanosine," Jennifer Carman*, Matt Summers* and Michelle Hamm, American Chemical Society Spring National Meeting, Chicago, IL, March 2007.

A. Loftus,* K. Reighard,* and M.C. Leopold, “Monolayer-Protected Nanoparticle Film Assemblies as Platforms for Protein Monolayer Electrochemistry: Interfacial Adsorption Considerations.” Medicinal and Biochemistry Division, 59th Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Greenville, South Carolina, October 25, 2007.

K. Reighard,* A. Loftus,* and M.C. Leopold, “Monolayer-Protected Nanoparticle Film Assemblies as Platforms for Protein Monolayer Electrochemistry: Understanding Charging Current,” Medicinal and Biochemistry Division, 59th Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Greenville, South Carolina, October 25, 2007.

A. Galyean,* R. Day,* L. Russell,* and M.C. Leopold, “Stable Multi-Layer Film Assemblies of Aqueous Nanomaterials with Polymeric Linking Mechanisms,” Polymer and Materials Science Division, 59th Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Greenville, South Carolina, October 25, 2007.

M. Mullaney,* D.J. Tognarelli,* C. Kidd,* and M.C. Leopold, “Electrochemical Characterization of Self-Assembled Monolayers on Gold Films Derived From Nanoparticle Assemblies,” Polymer and Materials Science Division, 59th Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Greenville, South Carolina, October 25, 2007.

A. Loftus,* K. Reighard,* and M. C. Leopold, “Monolayer-Protected Nanoparticle Assemblies As Platforms for Protein Monolayer Electrochemistry,” 233nd American Chemical Society National Meeting, Chicago, IL, March 26, 2007.

K. Reighard,* A. Loftus,* and M. C. Leopold, “Double Layer Capacitance of Nanoparticles Film Assemblies,” 233nd American Chemical Society National Meeting, Chicago, IL, March 26, 2007.

L. Russell,* A. Galyean,* Sheri Notte,* and M.C. Leopold, “Stable Aqueous Nanoparticle Film Assemblies,” 233nd American Chemical Society National Meeting, Chicago, IL, March 26, 2007.

"Using Nanoparticle Films as a Functional Component of Protein Monolayer Electrochemistry," M.C. Leopold, A.F. Loftus,* K.P. Reighard,* and S.A. Kapourales,* Presented at Biological Applications of Nanotechnology II, #587, 59th Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Greenville, South Carolina, October 26, 2007.

"Synthesis of bicyclic alkaloid cores from substituted η2 pyridine complexes," G.W. Kosturko, W.H. Myers, and W.D. Harman, 233rd National American Chemical Society Meeting, Chicago, IL, March 2007.

"Formation of polycyclic scaffolds from tungsten-arene complexes," E.C. Lis, Jr., W.H. Myers, and W.D. Harman, 233rd National American Chemical Society Meeting, Chicago, IL, March 2007.

"In search of the elusive η² isomers for the N-coordinated pyridine complex TpW(NO)(PMe3)(pyridine)," R.C. Klet*, K.D. Welch, W.H. Myers, and W.D. Harman, 233rd National American Chemical Society Meeting, Chicago, IL, March 2007.

"Molecular Studies of HIV and Anti-Cancer Warhead Drugs," Carol Parish, George Mason University, Fairfax, Va April 12, 2007. (invited talk)

“Molecular Studies of HIV and Anti-Cancer Warhead Drugs,” Carol Parish, University of Vienna, Austria, December 2007. (invited talk)

"Using Theoretical and Computational Methods to Understand Molecular Behavior," Carol Parish, 2007 Maryland Conference on Research at Undergraduate Institutions, University of Maryland, College Park, October 2007. (plenary speaker)

"Minding the Gap: Lowering the Barrier of the Bergman Cyclization of Enediynes," Carol Parish, 2007 Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS) Meeting, Greenville, South Carolina, October 2007. (contributed talk)

"Quantum Studies of Push-Pull [14]-pyridoannulenes," Carol Parish, University of Vienna Austria, December 2007. (invited talk)

“Electrocyclizations of Enediynes”, Carol Parish, 2007 Southeastern Regional American Chemical Society (SERMACS) Meeting, Greenville, South Carolina, October 2007, (talk)

"Minding the Gap: Variations on the Bergman Theme. Electrocyclizations of Penta-, Hepta- and Octa-diynes," Carol Parish, Gordon Research Conference - Physical Organic Chemistry, Holderness School, Plymouth, New Hampshire June 2007. (invited talk)

"Docking HIV-1 Protease Inhbitors into the HIV-2 Protease," 2007 Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS), Greenville, SC, Jeanice Brown* and Carol Parish. (poster)

"Modeling the Structure of the Kinesin-1 Light Chain Protein," 2007 Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS), Greenville, SC, Jeff Emrich* and Carol Parish. (poster)

"Conformational Analysis of Selected FDA Approved HIV-1 Protease Inhibitors," 2007 Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS), Greenville, SC, Jacklyn Lee* and Carol Parish. (poster)

"Conformational Analysis of the Loop Regions in Kinesin Light Chains," 2007 Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS), Greenville, SC, Shana Middleton* and Carol Parish. (poster)

"Molecular Dynamics Analysis of Potential Inhibitors of HIV-1 Protease," 2007 Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS), Greenville, SC, Greg Springsted* and Carol Parish. (poster)

"Quantum Mechanical Analysis of the Bergman Cyclization of Aromatic Enediynes," 2007 Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS), Greenville, SC, Heather Hollis* and Carol Parish. (poster)

"Conformational Analysis of a Trans-fused Model for the FGH Ether Rings in Brevetoxin A," 2007 Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS), Greenville, SC, Evan Wang* and Carol Parish. (poster)

"Docking HIV-1 Protease Inhbitors into the HIV-2 Protease," 2007 MERCURY Conference in Computational Chemistry, Clinton, NY, Jeanice Brown* and Carol Parish. (poster)

"Comparing Hierarchial, Agglomerative Clustering Methods to Clusters Obtained with Kohenen Self-Organzing Maps," 2007 MERCURY Conference in Computational Chemistry, Clinton, NY, Stefan Chipilov* and Carol Parish. (poster)

"Comparing the Molecular Properties of HIV-1 Protease Inhibitor Drugs," 2007 MERCURY Conference in Computational Chemistry, Clinton, NY, Kendra Cunningham* and Carol Parish. (poster)

"Modeling the Structure of the Kinesin-1 Light Chain Protein," 2007 MERCURY Conference in Computational Chemistry, Clinton, NY, Jeff Emrich* and Carol Parish. (poster)

"Conformational Analysis of Selected FDA Approved HIV-1 Protease Inhibitors," 2007 MERCURY Conference in Computational Chemistry, Clinton, NY, Jacklyn Lee* and Carol Parish. (poster)

"Conformational Analysis of the Loop Regions in Kinesin Light Chains," 2007 MERCURY Conference in Computational Chemistry, Clinton, NY, Shana Middleton* and Carol Parish. (poster)

"Conformational Analysis of Novel Trimeric Cross-Linking Reagents," 2007 MERCURY Conference in Computational Chemistry, Clinton, NY, Sarah Remmert* and Carol Parish. (poster)

"Molecular Dynamics Analysis of Potential Inhibitors of HIV-1 Protease," 2007 MERCURY Conference in Computational Chemistry, Clinton, NY, Greg Springsted* and Carol Parish. (poster)

"Energetic analysis of base-pair stability and DNA decamers containing 7,8-dihydro-8-oxoguanine," 2007 MERCURY Conference in Computational Chemistry, Clinton, NY, Tyler Steele* and Carol Parish. (poster)

"Conformational Analysis of a Trans-fused Model for the FGH Ether Rings in Brevetoxin A," 2007 MERCURY Conference in Computational Chemistry, Clinton, NY, Evan Wang* and Carol Parish. (poster)

“Molecular Dynamics Analysis of Potential Inhibitors of HIV-1 Protease,” Greg Springsted and Carol Parish, 2007 Virginia Local Section ACS meeting, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.

"Conformational Analysis of Novel Cross-Linking Reagents," 2007 Beckman Scholars Conference, Irvine, CA, Sarah Remmert* and Carol Parish. (poster)

"Quantum mechanical studies of five, seven, and eight-membered enediynes," 2007 Southeastern Theoretical Chemistry Association (SETCA), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, Evan Wang* and Carol Parish. (poster)

"Conformational Analysis of Novel Cross-Linking Reagents," 2007 Council on Undergraduate Research, Posters on the Hill Conference, Washington, DC, Sarah Remmert* and Carol Parish. (poster)

"Conformational Analysis of HIV-1 Protease Inhibitors," Jeanice Brown* and Carol Parish, American Chemical Society National Meeting, Chicago, IL, March 2007.

"The Cyclization and Conformational Variations of Kedarcidin and Neocarzinstatin," Lauren Folgosa* and Carol Parish, American Chemical Society National Meeting, Chicago, IL, March 2007.

"Energetic analysis of base-pair stability and DNA decamers containing 7,8-dihydro-8-oxoguanine," Tyler Steele*, Michelle Hamm and Carol Parish, American Chemical Society National Meeting, Chicago, IL, March 2007.

"A Conformational Analysis of HIV gp41 Inhibitors," Sarah Remmert* and Carol Parish, American Chemical Society National Meeting, Chicago, IL, March 2007.

"Molecular Dynamics Analysis of Potential Inhibitors of HIV-1 Protease," Greg Springsted* and Carol Parish, American Chemical Society National Meeting, Chicago, IL, March 2007.

"A Study of the Flexibility of Calicheamicin γ1 and Esperamicin A1," Leander Sinanan* and Carol Parish, American Chemical Society National Meeting, Chicago, IL, March 2007.

"Comparing the conformational behavior of a series of HIV-1 protease inhibitor drugs using the Low Mode: Monte Carlo conformational search method," Jacklyn Lee* and Carol Parish, American Chemical Society National Meeting, Chicago, IL, March 2007.

"Minding the Gap: Variations on the Bergman Theme. Electrocyclizations of Penta-, Hepta- and Octa-diynes," Evan Wang* and Carol Parish, American Chemical Society National Meeting, Chicago, IL, March 2007.

2006

Samuel A. Abrash. "Photochemistry of Weakly Bound Complexes in Cryogenic Matrices", Invited Lecture, Department of Chemistry, Ruhr-Universität-Bochum, Bochum, Germany, February 17, 2006.

Samuel A. Abrash. "Photochemistry of Weakly Bound Complexes in Cryogenic Matrices", Invited Lecture, Department of Chemistry, Justus-Liebig-Universität, Giessen, Germany, February 16, 2006.

"A Conformational Analysis of Nicotinamide-Adenine-Dinucleotide as it relates to a QM/MM Study of Glyoxysomal Malate Dehydrogenase," Jimmy Marion*, J. Ellis Bell and Carol Parish, MERCURY Conference in Computational Chemistry, Clinton, NY, July 2006.

"Characterization of the PS-C-terminal interaction with nicastrin in the γ-secretase complex," A. Chapin*, S. Preecs*, J. Telleria* and L. Gentile. Puget Sound ACS meeting, Bellingham, WA, May 2006.

"Characterization of the NMDA receptor by neurosteroid binding," J. Hall*, B. Johnson*, H. VanDeusen*, and L. Gentile. Puget Sound ACS meeting, Bellingham, WA, May 2006.

"Synthesis of Electrocatylsts for the Reduction of Carbon Dioxide," Lindsay Drennan*, Emma W. Goldman, and Raymond N. Dominey, Virginia Section ACS meeting, Univ. of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, Friday, April 14, 2006.

‘How Molecules Behave - Alone, In Pairs, and in a Crowd: Structural preferences in Group 2 Dihalide Monomers, Dimers and Solids.’ K.J. Donald, Department of Chemistry, Winston Salem State University, North Carolina. June. 2006.

‘Structural preferences in Groups 2 and 12 Dihalide Monomers, Dimers, and Solids.’ K.J. Donald, Dept. of Chemistry, Univ. of the West Indies (Mona), Kgn. 7. Jamaica. (Invited) Dec. 2006.

"Progress on the Synthesis of Pyrrole Containing Marine Natural Products from Marine Organisms," J. Gupton, invited speaker Department of Chemistry, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, September 22, 2006.

"A Combination Strategy for the Preparation of Storniamide and Pyrrolomycin Type Alkaloids," J. Gupton, Gordon Research Conference on Heterocyclic Compounds, Newport, RI, July 3, 2006.

"Progress on the Synthesis of Pyrrole Containing Marine Natural Products from Marine Organisms," J. Gupton, invited speaker Department of Chemistry, University of Tennessee at Chattanoga, Chattanooga, TN, May 19, 2006.

"Progress on the Synthesis of Pyrrole Containing Marine Natural Products from Marine Organisms," J. Gupton, invited speaker ACS National Meeting Award Symposium for Research at an Undergraduate Institution, Atlanta, Ga, March 29, 2006.

L.E. Russell,* R.R, Pompano,* K.W. Kittredge, and M.C. Leopold, “Crown-Ether Films as Sensors for Ions in Solution,” Scholars and Artists Week, Miami University, Middletown, April 10-14, 2006.

"Pd-catalyzed cross-coupling of saturated substrates," W.H. Myers, J. MacDonald*, R. Cole*, M. Fanelli* and Beatrice Grasu*, 58th Southeastern Regional ACS Meeting, Augusta, GA, November 2006.

"Rare examples of furanium complexes and their reactivity," W.H. Myers, K.C. Bassett, M. Olsen*, M. Sabat and W.D. Harman, 232nd National ACS Meeting, San Francisco, CA, September 2006.

"Tandem electrophilic/nucleophilic additions to tungsten-coordinated furan," W.H. Myers, M. Olsen*, K.C. Bassett and W.D. Harman, 231st National ACS Meeting, Atlanta, GA, March 2006.

"Molecular Pilates: Determining Drug Behavior and Conformational Flexibility with MacroModel and XCluster," Carol Parish, Schrodinger Global User Summit, New York, NY May 2006. (plenary speaker)

"Conformational Analysis of HIV-1 Protease Inhibitors," Jeanice Brown* and Carol Parish, MERCURY Conference in Computational Chemistry, Clinton, NY, July 2006.

"Study of the Flexibility of FDA Approved HIV-1 Protease Inhibitors," Amy Coan* and Carol Parish, MERCURY Conference in Computational Chemistry, Clinton, NY, July 2006.

"Cyclization and Conformational Variations of Kedarcidin and Neocarzinstatin," Lauren Folgosa* and Carol Parish, MERCURY Conference in Computational Chemistry, Clinton, NY, July 2006.

"Analyzing Conformational Search Results of HIV-1 Protease Inhibitors: Force Field Analysis," Jacklyn Lee* and Carol Parish, MERCURY Conference in Computational Chemistry, Clinton, NY, July 2006.

"Hydride Shuffle: ab initio Investigations of the Hydride Transfer Mechanism in Enediyne Keto-Enol Tautomers," Maximilian Macaluso* and Carol Parish, MERCURY Conference in Computational Chemistry, Clinton, NY, July 2006.

"A Study of the Flexibility of Calicheamicin γ1 and Esperamicin A1," Leander Sinanan* and Carol Parish, MERCURY Conference in Computational Chemistry, Clinton, NY, July 2006.

"Simple, Ten-Membered Rings and the Effects of Aromatic Addition on the Bergman Cyclization," Lindsay Vang* and Carol Parish, MERCURY Conference in Computational Chemistry, Clinton, NY, July 2006.

"Quantum Mechanical Studies of Five, Seven, and Eight-Membered Enediynes," Evan Wang* and Carol Parish, MERCURY Conference in Computational Chemistry, Clinton, NY, July 2006.

2005

Samuel A. Abrash, "Photochemistry of Weakly Bound Complexes in Cryogenic Matrices", Invited Lecture, Joint SE-SW Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Memphis, TN, November 3, 2005.

Samuel A. Abrash, "Photochemistry of Weakly Bound Complexes in Cryogenic Matrices", Invited Lecture, Department of Chemistry, Marshall University, Huntington, WV, September 23, 2005.

Samuel A. Abrash, "Modern Developments in the Physical Chemistry Laboratory”, Invited Lecture, 230th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, August 28th – September 1st, 2005.

"Analysis of ligand binding to a ribose biosensor using site-directed mutagenesis and fluorescence spectroscopy," N.C. Vercillo* and J.D. Dattelbaum, American Chemical Societ National Meetingy, Washington D.C. August 28-31, 2005.

Grayson, K.L., Dattelbaum, J.D., Hofmeyr, M.D. "The effect of habitat on the thermal regime and activity of the angulate tortoise, Chersina angulata". Joint Meeting of the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Herpetologists' League, and the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. Tampa, FL. July 2005.

Zhilian Zhou, Raymond Dominey, Joseph M. DeSimone; “New Super Proton-Conductive, High Acid-Containing Fluoropolymer PEMs from Cured Liquid Precursors”; 230th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society; Washington, DC; August 28-September 1, 2005.

Jennifer Y. Kelly, Raymond N. Dominey, Paul R. Resnick, Joseph M. DeSimone; “New Functionalized Liquids for Proton Exchange Membranes in Fuel Cells”; 230th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society; Washington, DC; August 28-September 1, 2005.

Emma W. Goldman, Raymond N. Dominey; “How Two Anasazi FT-NMRs Complement Midand High-Field FT-NMRs in a Liberal Arts and Science Chemistry Curriculum: 60 MHz 1H in a Nonmajors’ General Education Course and 90 MHz 1H/13C in Clore Majors Courses”; Invited Symposium Speaker; 230th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society; Washington, DC; August 29, 2005.

Raymond N. Dominey, Rene P.F. Kanters, Emma W. Goldman; “C-MoR: Computer Modules that Assist in Teaching NMR Theory and Interpretation”; Invited Symposium Speaker; 230th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society; Washington, DC; August 28, 2005.

Raymond N. Dominey, Emma W. Goldman, Rene P.F. Kanters; “The C-MoR Project - New Ways of Using Computer Technology to Teach Chemistry: Tools for Visualizing Chemical Entities and Concepts”; a series of presentations made at the NCSI Workshop “Computational Chemistry for Chemistry Educators: Beginners Workshop”; San Jose State University, San Jose, CA; July 10-16, 2005.

Raymond N. Dominey, Emma W. Goldman, Rene P.F. Kanters; “The C-MoR Project - New Ways of Using Computer Technology to Teach Chemistry: Tools for Visualizing Chemical Entities and Concepts”; a series of presentations made at the NCSI Workshop “Computational Chemistry for Chemistry Educators: Advanced Workshop”; University on Northern Colorado, Greely, CO; July 24-30, 2005.

Joseph M. DeSimone, Zhilian Zhou, Jennifer Y. Kelly, Raymond N. Dominey; “New PEM Materials for Fuel Cell Applications”; invited plenary paper delivered by Prof. DeSimone at the “Advances in Materials for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Systems 2005 Symposium”; Division of Polymer Chemistry, American Chemical Society; Pacific Grove, CA; February 21, 2005.

Jennifer Y. Kelly, Raymond N. Dominey, Joseph M. DeSimone; “New materials for Proton Exchange Membranes in Hydrogen and Methanol Fuel Cells”; poster presented at the “Advances in Materials for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Systems 2005 Symposium”; Division of Polymer Chemistry, American Chemical Society; Pacific Grove, CA; February 22, 2005.

Zhilian Zhou, Raymond Dominey, Joseph M. DeSimone; “’Liquid Nafion’ Membranes for Fuel Cell Applications”; poster presented at the “Advances in Materials for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Systems 2005 Symposium”; Division of Polymer Chemistry, American Chemical Society; Pacific Grove, CA; February 21, 2005.

"Regulation of Ionotropic Glutamate Receptors," L. Gentile, Colby College Chemistry Department Seminar, December 5, 2005. (invited speaker)

"Desipramine binding to ionotropic glutamate receptors," L. Stoll* and L. Gentile. National Protein Society Meeting, Boston, MA, August 2005.

"Effect of presenilin-I mutations on formation of gamma-secretase," S. Preecs*, A. Chapin*, J. Telleria*, A. Lambert* and L. Gentile. National Protein Society Meeting, Boston, MA, August 2005.

"Effect of presenilin-1 mutations on presenilin-nicastrin interaction in the γ-secretase complex," S. Preecs* and L. Gentile. CUR Posters on the Hill, Washington, DC, April 2005.

"Understanding pathogenic presenilin-1 mutants in Alzheimer's disease," B. Jeppesen*, L.Costello*, A. Fung*, B. Johnson*, E. Stanley* and L. Gentile. CUR Posters on the Hill, Washington, DC, April 2005.

"Synthesis of Electrocatylsts for the Reduction of Carbon Dioxide," Lindsay Drennan*, Emma W. Goldman, and Raymond N. Dominey, Virginia Section ACS meeting at Univ. of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, Thursday April 21, 2005.

"A Combination Strategy for the Preparation of Storniamide and Pyrrolomycin Type Alkaloids," J. Gupton, A. Sartin*, M. Coppock*, M. Ruszczyk* and D. Fisher*, Joint Southeast-Southwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Memphis, TN, Nov. 3, 2005.

"A Combination Strategy for the Preparation of Rigidin Type Alkaloids," J. Gupton, A. Kharlamova*, A. Scharf* and J. Hempel*, Joint Southeast-Southwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Memphis, TN, Nov. 3, 2005.

"The Application of Vinylogous Iminium Salts to the Synthesis of Pyrrole Containing Marine Natural Products," J. Gupton, invited speaker University of Maryland Symposium on Research at Undergraduate Institutions, College Park, MD, Oct. 14, 2005.

"Synthetic Approaches to the Rigidin Series of Alkaloids Employing Vinylogous Iminium Salts," J. Gupton, E. Banner, A. Scharf*, B. Adams*, B. Little*, C. Hickenboth* and I. Bluhn-Chertudi*, American Chemical Society National Meeting, Washington, D.C., Aug. 30, 2005.

"A Combination Strategy for the Preparation of Rigidin Type Alkaloids," J. Gupton, Gordon Research Conference on Heterocyclic Compounds, Newport, RI, July 4, 2005.

"Synthesis and Biochemical Characterization of 8-Oxo-2'-deoxyguanosine Analogues: Insight into the Bioactivity of an Abundant DNA Lesion," Rushina Cholera*, Courtney Hoey,* Sumika Rajguru,* Tim Gill* and Michelle Hamm, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) National Meeting, April 2005.

"Synthesis and Biochemical Characterization of 8-Oxo-2'-deoxyguanosine Analogues: Insight into the Bioactivity of an Abundant DNA Lesion," Rushina Cholera*, Courtney Hoey,* Sumika Rajguru,* Tim Gill* and Michelle Hamm, National Conference on Undergraduate Research, April 2005.

"Nanoparticle Platforms for Controlled Protein Adsorption and Behavior," A. Loftus*, S. Kapourales* and M.C. Leopold, 203th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Washington, DC, August 28, 2005.

"Crown-Ether Films as Sensors for Ions in Solution," L. Russell*, R. Pompano*, K. Kittredge and M.C. Leopold, 203th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Washington, DC, August 28, 2005.

P.G. Wortley,* M.C. Leopold, and K.W. Kittredge, “Vertically Integrated Nanotechnology Experiments for the Undergraduate Curriculum,” 229th American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Diego, CA, March 13-17, 2005.

“Nanoparticle Film Assemblies: Properties, Methods, and Applications,” M.C. Leopold, Longwood University, April 5, 2005.

"Variations on the Bergman Theme; Quantum Studies of Electrocyclizations," Carol Parish, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, October 2005. (invited talk)

"A Molecular Study of Pain, Inhibition and Harry Mosher's Method," Carol Parish, Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany, July 2005. (invited talk)

"Tandem electrophilic/nucleophilic additions to tungsten-coordinated furans," W.H. Myers, K.C. Bassett, M. Olsen*, M. Sabat and W.D. Harman, 230th National ACS Meeting, Washington, DC, August 2005.

"β-Electrophilic additions to η²-pyrrole complexes and the synthesis of tetrahydroindoles," W.H. Myers, K. Welch, M. Sabat and W.D. Harman, 230th National ACS Meeting, Washington, DC, August 2005.

"Electrophilic additions to pyrroles promoted by a π-basic tungsten fragment," W.H. Myers, K. Welch, M. Sabat and W.D. Harman, 230th National ACS Meeting, Washington, DC, August 2005.

"Reactivity of furans promoted by a tungsten π-base," W.H. Myers, K.C. Bassett, M. Olsen*, M. Sabat and W.D. Harman, 230th National ACS Meeting, Washington, DC, August 2005.

2004

Cailin Delaney, Justin Clar, Jodi Cohen and Samuel A. Abrash. "Photochemistry of HI-Allene Complexes in Argon Matrices", Poster Presented, 27th International Symposium on Free Radicals, Taipei, Taiwan, July 25th –July 30th , 2004.

Samuel A. Abrash, "So I’ve Got Tenure, Now What?", Invited Lecture, Gordon Research Conference on Chemical Education: Research and Practice”, Ventura, California, January 4-9, 2004.

"Biophysical characterization of presenilin I," B. Jeppesen* and L. Gentile. Murdock Undergraduate Research Conference, Portland, OR, November 2004.

"S1S2 Domain: Location of neurosteroid binding sites in the ionotropic glutamate receptors," N. VanBuren* and L. Gentile. Murdock Undergraduate Research Conference, Portland, OR, November 2004.

"Identification of a steroid binding site contained within the S1S2 domain of the ionotropic glutamate receptors," A. Lin*, V. Spivak* and L. Gentile. National Protein Society Meeting, San Diego, CA, August 2004.

"Biophysical characterization of wild type presenilin I and selected pathogenic mutants in the TM6/7 region," B. Jeppesen*, A. Fung*, E. Stanley*, A. Lambert*, L. Costello* and L. Gentile. National Protein Society Meeting, San Diego, CA, August 2004.

"Mapping neurosteroid binding sites on the ionotropic glutamate receptors," A. Lin* and L. Gentile. Beckman Symposium, Irvine, CA, July 2004.

"Understanding Neurosteroid Modulation of Ionotropic Glutamate Receptors on a Molecular Level." L. Gentile, PLU Chemistry Department Seminar, March 15, 2004. (invited speaker)

"Revealing neurosteroid modulatory sites of ionotropic glutamate receptors," A. Lin*, V. Spivak*, L. Stoll*, and L. Gentile. Volcano Conference, Park Forest, WA, February 2004.

"Structural differences between presenilin 1 and 2," A. Hall*, B. Jeppesen*, L. Costello*, E. Stanley*, A. Fung*, and L. Gentile. Volcano Conference, Park Forest, WA, February 2004.

"Investigation of neurosteroid binding to the NMDA receptor," N. VanBuren*, A. Hall*, and L. Gentile. Volcano Conference, Park Forest, WA, February 2004.

"Exploration of presenilin-nicastrin interactions leading to γ-secretase activity," A. Lambert*, J. Telleria*, and L. Gentile. Volcano Conference, Park Forest, WA, February 2004.

"Understanding Neurosteroid Modulation of Ionotropic Glutamate Receptors on a Molecular Level," L. Gentile, Gonzaga Chemistry Department Seminar, January 23, 2004. (invited speaker)

"Synthesis of Electrocatylsts for the Reduction of Carbon Dioxide," Nicole Cavadini*, Emma W. Goldman, and Raymond N. Dominey, Southeastern Regional American Chemical Society Meeting, Durham, NC, Saturday, Nov. 13, 2004.

"A Combination Strategy for Pyrrole Containing Alkaloids," J. Gupton, A. Scharf* and B. Little*, Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Durham, NC, Nov. 10-13, 2004.

"Microwave Accelerated Reactions for the Formation of Pyrroles from Vinamidinium Salts," J. Gupton, N. Lauerman* and J. Solano*, Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Durham, NC, Nov. 10-13, 2004.

"Suzuki Type Cross-Coupling Reactions of β-Chloroenals and Their Application to the Synthesis of Biologically Important Coumarins," J. Gupton, D. Callahan* and B. Adams*, Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Durham, NC, Nov. 10-13, 2004.

"The Application of Vinylogous Iminium Salt Derivatives to the Synthesis of Bioactive Pyrrole Containing Marine Natural Products," J. Gupton, invited speaker Biotage/University of Virginia Science Symposium, Charlottesville, VA, Oct. 20, 2004.

"A Combination Strategy for Pyrrole Containing Alkaloids," J. Gupton, Gordon Research Conference on Heterocyclic Compounds, Newport, RI, July 4, 2004.

"Synthesis and Biochemical Characterization of 8-Oxo-2'-deoxyguanosine Analogues: Insight into the Bioactivity of an Abundant DNA Lesion," Rushina Cholera*, Courtney Hoey,* Sumika Rajguru,* Tim Gill* and Michelle Hamm, Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS), Durham, NC, November 2004.

"Synthesis of 7-Methyl-8-oxo-2'-deoxyguanosine (MdG), an Analogue of the Potent Promutagen, 8-Oxo-2'-deoxyguanosine," Kelly Billig* and Michelle Hamm,Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS), Durham, NC, November 2004.

"Ultra-fast Formation of Stable Nanoparticle Film Assemblies," D.J. Tognarelli*, Daniel Sheibley* and M.C. Leopold, Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, November 11, 2004.

"Nanotechnology For Macro-Materials: Characterizing Organic Films on Novel Nanoparticle Gold," D.J. Tognarelli*, C. Kidd* and M.C. Leopold, Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, November 11, 2004.

"Crown Ether-Metal "Sandwiches" as Linking Bridges in Assembled Nanoparticle Films," L. Moatz*, R. Pompano*, D.J. Tognarelli, K. Kittredge and M.C. Leopold, Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, November 11, 2004.

"Preparation of 15-Crown-5 Functionalized Gold Nanoparticles," Lori L. White*, Phil Wortley*, M.C. Leopold and Kevin W. Kittredge, Second Annual Ohio Valley Chemistry Symposium, Wright State University, May 14-15, 2004.

"Binding of carbonyl-substituted pyrroles with a Re(I) fragment," W.H. Myers, R. Previs*, W.D. Harman and K. Welch, 56th Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Research Triangle Park, NC, November 2004.

"Initial evidence for cycloaddition reactions involving pyrroles complexed in an η² fashion by Re(I) or W(0)," W.H. Myers, A.P. Keller*, W.D. Harman and K. Welch, 56th Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Research Triangle Park, NC, November 2004.

"The MERCURY Computational Chemistry Consortium," Carol Parish, 2004 American Chemical Society National Meeting, Anaheim, CA. March 2004. (invited talk)

"HIV Cocktails and Anticancer Warhead Drugs. What Computational Chemistry Can Tell us About Molecular Behavior," Carol Parish, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY February 2004. (invited talk)

"Comparing the Conformational Behavior of a Series of Enediyne Natural Product Anticancer Agents using the Low Mode:Monte Carlo Conformational Search Method," Carol Parish and Rebecca Splain*, American Chemical Society National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August 2004.

"Comparing the Conformational Behavior of a Series of HIV-1 Protease Inhibitor Drugs using the Low Mode:Monte Carlo Conformational Search Method," Carol Parish and Hilda Castillo*, American Chemical Society National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August 2004.

"Quantum Mechanical Studies of Enediyne Tautomers," Carol Parish and Max Macaluso*, American Chemical Society National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August 2004.

"A Theoretical Investigation of the Electronic Nature of the Bergman Cyclization in Ten-Membered Enediynes," Carol Parish and Betsy Nuez*, American Chemical Society National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August 2004.

"Quantum Mechanical Studies of Substitution Effects in Enediynes," Carol Parish and Max Zimmerley*, American Chemical Society National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August 2004.

"Conformational Analysis of Potent HIV-1 Protease Inhibitors and a Comparison of Various Force Fields and Potential Energy Surfaces for a Series of Diastereomeric Cyclic Urea HIV-1 Inhibitors," Carol Parish and Hilda Castillo* MERCURY Conference in Computational Chemistry, Clinton, NY, July 2004.

"Quantum Mechanic Studies of Simple and Ten-Membered Enediynes," Carol Parish and Max Macaluso*, MERCURY Conference in Computational Chemistry, Clinton, NY, July 2004.

"Annulation and Annulenes," Carol Parish and Betsy Nuez*, MERCURY Conference in Computational Chemistry, Clinton, NY, July 2004.

"Heteroaromatic Substitution and Strain-Driven Effects of the Ene-diyne Bergman Cyclization. A Computational Investigation," Carol Parish and Max Zimmerley*, MERCURY Conference in Computational Chemistry, Clinton, NY, July 2004.

2003

Cailin Delaney, Stephanie Smith, Philip Eskew, Cindy Silvester, Leigh Jason, and Samuel A. Abrash, "Photochemistry of HI-Allene Complexes in Argon Matrices", Poster Presented, Gordon Conference on Physics and Chemistry of Matrix Isolated Species, Bates College, Lewiston, Maine, July 20-25, 2003.

Reactions of 3-Aryl-3-chloropropenals with Nucleophiles: Stereoselective Formation of Vinylogous Esters, Vinylogous Amides and Vinamidinium Salts”, S. Clough, Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Nov. 16-19, 2003, Atlanta, GA.

“Conversion of 3-Aryl-3-halopropenals to 5-Aryl-5-halopentadienoates and 5-Aryl-2-penten-4-ynoates”, S. Clough, Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Nov. 16-19, 2003, Atlanta, GA.

"Synthesis of Disubstituted Pyridines as Ligands for Metal Complexes," Nicolas Huck*, Emma W. Goldman, and Raymond N. Dominey, ACS Virginia Section Poster Symposium held at Univ. of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, April 8, 2003.

Raymond N. Dominey; “C-MoR Spectrometry Modules: Teaching Spectroscopy with Animations”; Invited Symposium Speaker; ACS Symposium entitled “Spectroscopy at the Interface Between Teaching and Research”; 226th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society; New York City, NY; September 07, 2003.

‘Success and Failure of Polarized-Ion Models: Bending and Atomization in Groups 2 and 12 Dihalides.’ K.J. Donald, Faculty Conference, (Pure and Applied Sciences), University of the West Indies. Mar. 2003.

‘Polarized-ion Models: Bending in AB2 Molecules and Efforts Towards an Improved Valence-State Atoms-in-Molecules Potential Function.’ K.J. Donald, Darmstadt Technical University, Clemens-Schöpf Institute for Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Research Group of Prof. H. J. Lindner. Sept. 2003.

"Progress on the Application of Vinylogous Iminium Salts to the Synthesis of Pyrrole Containing Marine Natural Products," J. Gupton, S. Clough, R. Miller, E. Chalk* and T. Caramore*, Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Atlanta, GA, Nov. 16-19, 2003.

"The Application of Suzuki Type Cross-Coupling Reactions to 3-Chloroenals and Related Substances," J. Gupton, S. Clough, R. Miller, B. Adams*, D. Callahan*, W. Cooper* and A. Greenblatt*, Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Atlanta, GA, Nov. 16-19, 2003.

"The Application of Vinylogous Amides and Amidiniums to the Regioselective Synthesis of 2-Benzoylpyrroles," J. Gupton, Gordon Research Conference on Heterocyclic Compounds, Newport, RI, July 6, 2003.

"The Science Initiative at the University of Richmond," J. Gupton, 2003 Spring National Meeting of the American Chemical Society,"Best Practices in Undergraduate Research Symposium," invited speaker, New Orleans, LA, March 23-27, 2003.

"Synthesis and Bioactivity of Pyrrole Containing Marine Alkaloids," J. Gupton, invited speaker, the Massey Cancer Center of the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, Feb. 5, 2003.

D. Georganopoulou, R. L. Donkers, M.C. Leopold, and Royce W. Murray, “Organic Vapor Sensors Based on Au Nanoparticle Films,” Presented at the Gordon Research Conference, Ventura, California, January 12-17, 2003.

F.P. Zamborini, L.E. Smart, M. C. Leopold, R.W. Murray, P.J. Kulesza, M.A. Malik, “Electron Transport Through Gold Nanoparticle Assemblies,” Presented at 225th American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 23-27, 2003.

"Cross-Coupling Reactions Involving a Chloroenal," W.H. Myers, A.P. Keller*, and R. Pompano*, 55th Southeastern Regional American Chemical Society Meeting, Atlanta, GA, November, 2003.

"The Binding of Pyrroles by a Reactive Rhenium(I) Fragment," W.H. Myers, P. Graham, S. Meiere, K. Welch, A.P. Keller*, and W.D. Harman, 55th Southeastern Regional American Chemical Society Meeting, Atlanta, GA, November, 2003.

"Conformational Analysis and Modeling Studies of Siloxane Cages and Hybrid Organo-Siloxane Oligomers," Carol Parish, International Meeting of the Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), Ottawa, Canada, August 2003. (invited talk)

2002

Raymond N. Dominey; Emma Goldman; René Kanters; “The C-MoR Mass Spectrometry Module: From Simple Principles to an Expert Level Understanding of Mass Spec Instrumentation”; A talk presented in the Analytical Chemistry Session; 54th Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society; Charleston, SC; November 15, 2002.

Raymond N. Dominey; Doug Olson**; “Design of a Molecular Electronic Device: A Photodetector Based on an Organic SAM Film”; A poster ; 54th Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society; Charleston, SC; November 14, 2002.

"Synthesis of Disubstituted Pyridines as Ligands for Metal Complexes," Carrie Forstmann*, Emma W. Goldman, and Raymond N. Dominey, Southeastern Regional American Chemical Society Meeting, Charleston, SC, Nov. 15, 2002.

"Reactions of Alcohols with 3-Chloroenals: The Effect of Subtle Changes in Reaction Conditions on Product Formation," S. Clough, J. Gupton, A. Ligali*, M. Roberts*, D. Driscoll*, S. Annet*, A. Hewitt*, M. Hudson*, E. Jackson*, R. Miller, B. Norwood, R. Kanters, H. Wyre* and H. Petruzzi*, Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Charleston, SC, Nov. 13-16, 2002.

"The Preparation 3-Chloroenones and 3-Chloroenoic Acids from 3-Chloroenals and Their Conversion to Highly Functionalized Heterocycles," J. Gupton, S. Cutro*, A. Stike* and A. Kroll*, Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Charleston, SC, Nov. 13-16, 2002.

"Ethyl 5-Chlorodienoates and Their Derivatives as Novel Five-Carbon Synthons," S. Clough, J. Gupton, K. Griffin*, A. Hewitt*, M. Hudson*, A. Ilgali*, S. Mulcahey*, M. Roberts*, R. Miller and B. Norwood, Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Charleston, SC, Nov. 13-16, 2002.

"Progress on the Use of Vinylogous Iminium Salt Derivatives for the Synthesis of Pyrrole Containing Marine Natural Products," J. Gupton, Gordon Research Conference on Heterocyclic Compounds, Newport, RI, July 7, 2002.

“The Application of Vinylogous Iminium Salt Derivatives to the Synthesis of Ningalin B and Related Marine Alkaloids”, J.Gupton, Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Nov. 13-16, 2002 Charleston, SC.

"The Application of Vinylogous Iminium Salt Derivatives to the Synthesis of Bioactive Heterocycles," J. Gupton, Dept. of Chemistry, Virginia Commonwealth University, invited speaker, Richmond, VA, Feb. 14, 2002.

R.L. Donkers, M.C. Leopold, R.W. Murray, “Investigations Into the Role of Metal Ion Linkers in the Self-Exchange Electron Transfer Between Monolayer-Protected Cluster Molecules,” Presented as part of Organic and Biological Electrochemistry Divison – Baizer Symposium, 201st Meeting of the Electrochemical Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 12-17, 2002.

V. Jimenez, M.C. Leopold, R.W. Murray, “Separating Monolayer Protected Gold Nanoparticles,” Presented at Pittcon 2002, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 17-22, 2002 (1774P).

R.W. Murray, J.F. Hicks, F.P. Zamborini, M.C. Leopold, D.T. Miles, Y. Seok Shon, T. Huang, J. Zhang, Y. Song, G. Wang, R. Donkers, P. Kulesza, M. Malik, V. Jimenez, “Chemistry and Electron Transfer Chemistry of Monolayer Protected Metal Nanoparticles and Their Films,” Presented at Pittcon 2002, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 17-22, 2002 (203).

“Solid-Electronic Conductivity Studies of Monolayer Protected Gold Nanoparticles And Their Assembled Films” M.C. Leopold, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia, October 31, 2002.

"Pain, Inhibition and Harry Mosher: What Molecular Modeling Can Tell Us About Chemistry If We Do It Right!" Carol Parish, Union College, Schenectady, NY, September 2002. (invited talk)

"Comparing the Conformational Behavior of a Series of Enantiomeric Cyclic Urea HIV1 Inhibitors," Carol Parish, 2002 American Chemical Society National Meeting, Boston, MA, August 2002. (poster)