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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 *)

2019

“Molecular Studies of Halogen Bonding, Protein Dynamics and Combustion” Carol Parish, Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS), Savannah, GA, October 2019 (invited talk)

“HIV Flap Dynamics” Carol Parish, Department of Chemistry, Indiana University-Purdue University @Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, September 2019 (invited talk)

“Multiconfigurational Tetraradicals” Carol Parish, Department of Chemistry, Chemical Theory Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, September 2019 (invited talk)

“Minding the Gap: Quantum Studies of Aromatic Diradicals”, Carol Parish, Symposium in Honor of Fritz Schaefer, American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Diego, CA August 2019 (contributed talk)

“Building a Career as a Teacher-Scholar at a Predominately Undergraduate Institution (PUI)”, Carol Parish, Mentor Talk, Women Make Comp Special Symposium, American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Diego, CA August 2019 (invited talk)

“It’s the Right Chemistry! Research with Undergraduates in the Parish Laboratory” Carol Parish, Award Address, Symposium in Honor of Research with Undergraduates, American Chemical Society National Meeting, Orlando, FL, March 2019 (invited talk)

Functionally Relevant Clustering of the Arsenate Reductase (ArsC) Superfamily, 2019 Protein Society meeting, Mikaela R. Rosen, Janelle B. Leuthaeuser, Carol A. Parish, Jacquelyn S. Fetrow, Seattle, WA, June 2019 (poster)

Computational Investigation of Myosin 19 Structure-Function, 2019 National American Chemical Society meeting, Justin Airas, Erica Modeste, Yasmin Ali, Omar Quintero and Carol Parish, Orlando, Fl, March 2019 (Poster)

The Binding Interactions Between Human Pepsin and RT Inhibitors: A MD Approach, 2019 National American Chemical Society meeting, Alexis Blake and Carol Parish, Orlando, Fl, March 2019 (Poster)

Highly Correlated Multireference Study of the Tetralin Diradical, 2019 National American Chemical Society meeting, Christine Ancajas and Carol Parish, Orlando, Fl, March 2019 (Poster)

Molecular Dynamics of MEMO1: Apo Dynamics, Peptide Complex Dynamics and Small Ligand Binding Analysis, 2019 National American Chemical Society meeting, Hunter Evans, Justin Airas, Quincy McCoy, Cooper A. Taylor, Kristen J. Rubenstein, Julie Pollock and Carol Parish, Orlando, Fl, March 2019 (Poster)

A Study of the Binding Interactions Between Human Pepsin and HIV-1 Protease Inhibitor, 2019 National American Chemical Society meeting, Afryea Henderson and Carol Parish, Orlando, Fl, March 2019 (Poster)

Halogen Bonding as a Mechanism for Aromatic and Non-Aromatic Explosive Detection, 2019 National American Chemical Society meeting, Michael Kitimet, Arjun Jaini, Kevin John Ulep, Lillian Hughes, Michael Leopold and Carol Parish, Orlando, Fl, March 2019 (Poster)

Functionally Relevant Clustering of Arsenate Reductase (ArsC) Superfamily, 2019 National American Chemical Society meeting, Mikaela Rosen, Janelle B. Leuthheuser, Cooper A. Taylor, Jacquelyn Fetrow and Carol Parish, Orlando, Fl, March 2019 (Poster)

Evaluating the Binding of a Novel POSS-Based HIV Protease Inhibitor Drug, 2019 National American Chemical Society meeting, Yesireth Solis, Justin Airas and Carol Parish, Orlando, Fl, March 2019 (Poster)

Characterizing the Folding of the Amyloid Precursor Protein-C42, 2019 National American Chemical Society meeting, Elise Tate, Soleil Shah, Cooper A. Taylor and Carol Parish, Orlando, Fl, March 2019 (Poster)

Quantum Mechanics Study of Polyaromatic Diradical Formation through Domino Cyclization, 2019 National American Chemical Society meeting, Kevin John Ulep and Carol Parish, Orlando, Fl, March 2019 (Poster)

Spin Flip Characterization of the Bergman Cyclization of the Hepta-1,6-Diyne System, 2019 National American Chemical Society meeting, Salmika G. Wairegi, Adam Luxon and Carol Parish, Orlando, Fl, March 2019 (Poster)

2017

 “Further Studies on the Application of Vinylogous Amides and Chloroenals to the Regiospecific Synthesis of Highly Functionalized Pyrroles”. John Gupton, Alex Shimozono*, Evan Crawford*, Matt Mahoney*, Evan Clark*, Joe Ortolani* and Veronica Moore-Stoll*, Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Charlotte, NC, November 8-11, 2017.

 “Further Studies on the Application of Vinylogous Amino Nitriles to the Regiospecific Synthesis of Highly Functionalized Pyrroles”. John Gupton, Evan Crawford*, Alex Shimozono*, Kristen Elofson*, Wen Juekun*, Annie Lane*, Micah Newton* and Veronica Moore-Stoll*, Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Charlotte, NC, November 8-11, 2017.

 “Application of Vinylogous Carbamates to an Efficient, Two-step Synthesis of 3-Arylquinolones”. John Gupton, Evan Crawford*, Matt Mahoney*, Evan Clark*, Kristen Elofson*, Annie Lane*, Micah Newton* and Veronica Moore-Stoll*, Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Charlotte, NC, November 8-11, 2017.

M.B. Wayu, M.A. Schwarzmann,* S.D. Gillespie,* and M.C. Leopold, “Non-enzymatic electrochemical sensing platforms using β-cyclodextrin and multi-walled carbon nanotubes,” TechConnect World Innovation – Nanotech 2017, Washington DC, May 15, 2017.

C. Steele,* T. Munoz,* A. Burton,* S. Borum,* M.C. Leopold and W. Case, “A 1st Generation Amperometric Biosensor For the Detection of Clinically Relevant Molecules,” 13th Annual South Carolina Update Research Symposium, University of South Carolina, April 14, 2017. [Awarded 1st Place, Health Science Category]

“Pyrrole-Based Antitubulin Agents at the Colchicine Site: SAR of C-5 Analogs in Explicitly Solvated Models”, Ahmed, Obaidullah, Cristina Rohena, Jim Sikorski, Susan Mooberry, John Gupton and Glen Kellogg, National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Francisco, CA, April 2-6, 2017.

M. Pannell, E. Doll, N. Labban, M.B. Wayu, J. Pollock, and M.C. Leopold, “First Generation Amperometric Biosensing Platforms for the Detection of Sarcosine,” 2017 Beckman Foundation Symposium, Irvine, CA, August 4, 2017.

G. Conway* and M.C. Leopold, “Development of Layer-by-Layer Design of Xerogel-based Amperometric First Generation Biosensors On Wire Electrodes,” 253rd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Francisco, April 2-6, 2017.

M. Schwarzmann,* S.D. Gillespie,* M.B. Wayu, L.B. Hughes,* and M.C. Leopold, “Carboxylic acid multi-walled carbon nanotubes modified with β-cyclodextrin for the detection of uric acid on an electrochemical sensor,” 253rd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Francisco, April 2-6, 2017.

E. Doll,* N. Labban,* M. Pannell,* H. Kerins,* M.B. Wayu, J. Pollock, M.C. Leopold, “Design and development of sarcosine sensors utilizing nanomaterials,” 253rd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Francisco, April 2-6, 2017.

N. Kosciuszek,* C. Brady,* L. Sheard,* M.C. Leopold, and A. Harper-Leatherman, “Aerogel Films on Indium Tix Oxide for Electrochemical Glucose Biosensing,” 253rd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Francisco, April 2-6, 2017.

T. Munoz,* A. Burton, C. Steele, S. Borum, W. Case, and M.C. Leopold, “1st Generation Amperometric Biosensor to Detect Galactosemia,” 253rd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Francisco, April 2-6, 2017. G. Horn,* A. Burton,* C. Steele, M.C. Leopold, and W. Case, “A 1st Generation Amperometric Galactose Biosensor,” South Carolina Academy of Science, March 25, 2017. [Awarded 1st Place]

G. Conway* and M.C. Leopold, “Layer-by-Layer Design of Xerogel-based Amperometric First Generation Biosensors For Uric Acid On Wire Electrodes,” Pittsburg Conference, ACS Poster Session, Chicago, Illinois, March 5, 2017.

M. Pannell,* E. Doll,* N. Labban,* J. Pollock, and M.C. Leopold, “First Generation Amperometric Biosensing Platforms for Detection of Sarcosine,” Pittsburg Conference, ACS Poster Session, Chicago, Illinois, March 5, 2017.

Carol Parish, “Computational Caboodle: From Halogen Bonding; to Protein Dynamics; to Combustion” Department of Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, September 2017 (Invited talk).

Carol Parish, “Minding the Gap: Variations on the Bergman Theme,” Symposium in Honor of Roald Hoffmann’s 80th Birthday, American Chemical Society National Meeting, Washington DC, August, 2017. (Invited talk)

Carol Parish, “Highly Correlated Multireference Studies of Heteroaromatic Diradicals,” Chemistry Department, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT, April, 2017. (Invited talk)

M’hamed Esseffer, Abdeljahil Ouassas and Carol A. Parish, Synthesis, Characterization and Theoretical Study of a New Ruthenium (II)-1,2,4-Triazepine Complex, 2017 CHITEL (43rd Congress of Theoretical Chemists of Latin Expression), Paris, France. (Poster)

Lauren McRae, Cooper Taylor, and Carol Parish, “Investigating the Structure and Apo-Dynamics of JIP1,” 2017 Molecular Education and Research Consortium in Undergraduate Computational Chemistry (MERCURY), Furman University, Greenville, SC, July 2017 (Poster)

Davina S. Adderley, Lauren McRae, Cooper A. Taylor, Bill R. Miller III and Carol A. Parish, “Characterization of the PrP106-126 Human Prion Protein Mutant Fragments: A Computational Approach,” 2017 Molecular Education and Research Consortium in Undergraduate Computational Chemistry (MERCURY), Furman University, Greenville, SC, July 2017. (Poster)

Thais Scott and Carol Parish, “Diradical Pyrazines,” 2017 Molecular Education and Research Consortium in Undergraduate Computational Chemistry (MERCURY), Furman University, Greenville, SC, July 2017. (Poster)

Mikaela R. Rosen, Janelle B. Leuthaeuser, Cooper A. Taylor, Jacquelyn S. Fetrow and Carol A. Parish, “Apo Dynamics and the Functionally Relevant Clustering of the Arsenate Reductase (ArsC) Superfamily,” 2017 Molecular Education and Research Consortium in Undergraduate computational chemistRY (MERCURY), Furman University, Greenville, SC, July 2017. (Poster)

Salmika Gathoni Wairegi, Adam Luxon and Carol Parish, “Spin Flip Characterization of the 5, 7 & 8 Member Systems,” 2017 Molecular Education and Research Consortium in Undergraduate computational chemistry (MERCURY), Furman University, Greenville, SC, July 2017. (Poster)

Justin Airas, Erica Modeste, Yasmin Ali, Omar Quintero and Carol Parish, “Apo Molecular Dynamics of Myosin XIX,” 2017 Molecular Education and Research Consortium in Undergraduate Computational Chemistry (MERCURY), Furman University, Greenville, SC, July 2017. (Poster)

2016

M.B. Wayu, L. DiPasquale,* M. Schwarzmann,* S. Gillespie,* and M.C. Leopold, “Electropolymerization of b– cyclodextrin onto multi–walled carbon nanotubes for enhanced selective detection of uric acid,” 68th Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Columbia, South Carolina, October 25, 2016.

M. B. Wayu, G. Conway,* M. Pannell,* M. Schwarzmann,* H. Kerins,* and M.C. Leopold, “Layer-by-Layer Xerogel- Based 1st Generation Amperometric Biosensors for Uric Acid Using Nanoparticle Networks for Enhanced Sensitivity,” 68th Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Columbia, South Carolina, October 23, 2016.

S. Gillespie,* M. Schwarzmann, A. Kane, C. Bowles, M. Trawick, M. B. Wayu, and M.C. Leopold, “Carboxylic Acid Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes Modified with β-cyclodextrin for the Electrochemical Detection of Uric Acid,” 68th Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Columbia, South Carolina, October 24, 2016.

E. Doll,* N. Labban,* M. Pannell,* J. Pollock, M.C. Leopold, “Optimization of Sarcosine Oxidase Production for Use in Amperometric Biosensors,” 68th Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Columbia, South Carolina, October 24, 2016.

M. Schwarzmann,* S. Gillespie,* M. B. Wayu, and M.C. Leopold,“Carboxylic Acid Multi-Walled Nanotubes Modified with β-cyclodextrin for the Detection of Uric Acid on an Electrochemical Sensor,” 68th Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Columbia, South Carolina, October 24, 2016.

C. Steele, T. Munoz, S. Borum, W.Case, and M.C. Leopold, “A First Generation Amperometric Galactose Biosensor,” 68th Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Columbia, South Carolina, October 24, 2016.

N. Kosciuszek,* L. Sheard,* M.C. Leopold, and A.S. Harper-Leatherman, “Incorporating Aerogels Into Electrochemical Glucose Biosensors,” 68th Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Columbia, South Carolina, October 24, 2016.

M. Pannell,* M.B. Wayu, and M.C. Leopold, “Xerogel Layering with Monolayer-Protected Cluster Networks on Platinum Black Modified Electrodes for Optimized Uric Acid Biosensing,” 252nd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 21, 2016.

M.B. Wayu, M. Pannell,* J. Dattelbaum, and M.C. Leopold, “Functional layer-by-layer design of monolayer-protected cluster doped xerogels on platinum black modified electrodes for optimized uric acid biosensor,” 252nd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 22, 2016.

S. Brown,* K. Stuhn,* C. Steele,* M.C. Leopold, and W. Case, “An Amperometric Biosensor for the Detection of Diagnostic Markers,” South Carolina Academy of Science Meeting, Winthrop University, April 16, 2016.

Newkirk, M.L.*; Tran, T.B.*; Pollock, J.A. “Biochemical Characterization of MEMO1 Protein.” 68th Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Columbia, SC, October 24, 2016. (Poster)

Park, H.*; Pollock, J.A. “Synthesis and Characterization of Boronic Ester Estrogens.” 68th Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Columbia, SC, October 24, 2016. (Poster)

Henry, J.P.*; Gunn, K.A.*; Pollock, J.A. “Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators as Inhibitors of Lung Cancer Proliferation.” 68th Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Columbia, SC, October 24, 2016. (Poster)

John Gupton, “New and Efficient Methods for the Construction of Bioactive Pyrroles”, invited speaker, American Chemical Society National Award Symposium for Research at an Undergraduate Institution”, San Diego, CA, March. 15, 2016.

John Gupton, Juekun Wen* Veronica Moore-Stoll*, Evan Crawford*, Scott Yeudall* and Annie Lane*, “The Preparation of 3-Dimethylamino-2-arylacrylonitriles and Their Application to the Synthesis of Highly Functionalized Pyrroles and Pyrazoles”, Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Columbia, SC, Oct. 23-26, 2016.

John Gupton, Alex Shimozono*, Joe Ortolani*, Scott Yeudall*, Evan Crawford* and Campbell Heese*, “The Preparation of 3-Dimethylamino-1,2-diarylpropenones and Their Application to the Synthesis of Highly Functionalized Pyrroles and Pyrazoles”, Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Columbia, SC, Oct. 23-26, 2016.

Carol Parish, “The Intellectual Wanderings of a Computational Chemist: From Halogen Bonding; to Protein Folding; to Combustion” Department of Chemistry, Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA, September 2016 (Invited talk).

Carol Parish, CUR-Goldwater Faculty Mentor Award Address, Council on Undergraduate Research Biennial Meeting, University of South Florida, Tampa, Fl, June 2016 (Invited talk).

Erica Modeste and Carol Parish, “An Investigation of the Thermostability of DNA Polymerase,” 2016 Protein Society Meeting, Baltimore MD, July 2016. (Poster)

Arjun Jaini and Carol Parish, “Theoretical Investigation of Explosive Detection via Halogen Bonding,” MERCURY Supercomputer Conference 2016, Bucknell University, PA, July 2016. (Poster)

Lauren McRae and Carol Parish, “Understanding the Folding of the JIP1 Protein,” MERCURY Supercomputer Conference 2016, Bucknell University, PA, July 2016. (Poster)

Alexis Blake and Carol Parish, “Understanding the Interaction between HIV Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors and Human Pepsin Through Molecular Dynamics,” MERCURY Supercomputer Conference 2016, Bucknell University, PA, July 2016 (Poster).

Yasmin Ali and Carol Parish, “The Efficacy of HIV Protease Inhibitors in HIV-2 Protease,” MERCURY Supercomputer Conference 2016, Bucknell University, PA, July 2016. (Poster)

Quincy McKoy and Carol Parish, “Nature’s Solution for Cancer: Enediynes – Understanding Enediyne-DNA Complexes from Binding to Apoptosis,” MERCURY Supercomputer Conference 2016, Bucknell University, PA, July 2016. (Poster)

Cooper Taylor and Carol Parish, “Molecular Dynamics Study of the Binary Complexes of APP, JIP1 and the Cargo Binding Domain of KLC,” MERCURY Supercomputer Conference 2016, Bucknell University, PA, July 2016. (Poster)

Thais Scott and Carol Parish, “Fundamental Characteristics of Diradical Pyrazines,” MERCURY Supercomputer Conference 2016, Bucknell University, PA, July 2016. (Poster)

Elise Tate and Carol Parish, “Characterizing the Folding of the C-Terminal Amyloid Precursor Protein,” MERCURY Supercomputer Conference 2016, Bucknell University, PA, July 2016. (Poster)

Afryea Henderson and Carol Parish, “A Study of the Relationship between Pepsin and HIV-1 Protease Inhibitors,” MERCURY Supercomputer Conference 2016, Bucknell University, PA, July 2016. (Poster)

Zachary Stewart and Carol Parish, “Investigation of Asphaltene Aggregation,” MERCURY Supercomputer Conference 2016, Bucknell University, PA, July 2016. (Poster)

Kevin John Ulep and Carol Parish, “Characterization of 3,5 didehdyropyridine,” MERCURY Supercomputer Conference 2016, Bucknell University, PA, July 2016. (Poster)

Adam Luxon and Carol Parish, “Spin Flip Characterization of the Bergman Cyclization,” MERCURY Supercomputer Conference 2016, Bucknell University, PA, July 2016. (Poster)

Davina Adderley and Carol Parish, “Understanding the Folding and Misfolding Mechanisms of Human Prion Proteins,” MERCURY Supercomputer Conference 2016, Bucknell University, PA, July 2016. (Poster)

Michael Kitimet and Carol Parish, “Multireference Characterization of 2,6-Didehydropyridine,” MERCURY Supercomputer Conference 2016, Bucknell University, PA, July 2016. (Poster)

Shannon Houck and Carol Parish, “A Tale of Two Reactions: A Computational Study of Cyclopropyl Ring Opening Mechanism Leading to 1,6-heptadiyne Isomers,” MERCURY Supercomputer Conference 2016, Bucknell University, PA, July 2016. (Poster)

2015

Jonathan D Dattelbaum "Adapting hyperthermophilic proteins into switch-based biosensors", Virginia Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, May 22, 2015. (Talk)

Raymond N. Dominey, Emma W. Goldman, Leon Lin, Kristie Yu, "Synthesis of Alkoxy-pyridine Derivatives for Catalytic Activity Testing and pKa Characterization", 2015 AFOSR MURI Annual Review Meeting on CO2 Reduction, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA; January 20, 2015. (Poster)

Kelling J. Donald, "Electrostatics and Relativistic Effects and the Ionic Switch in Mercury Halides", Centre for Theor. Chem. and Phys., Massey Univ., Albany, New Zealand, April 28, 2015. (Invited talk)

Kelling J. Donald, "The Ionic Switch - Chemical Bonding and Relativistic Effects in Metal Dihalides", Dept. of Chemistry, Victoria University in Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand, . March 30, 2015. (Invited talk)

Kelling J. Donald, "Structure, Bonding, and Relativistic Effects in Binary Metal Dihalides", Dept. of Chemistry, University Of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, March 12, 2015. (Invited talk)

Kelling J. Donald, "Halogen Bonding in Inorganic Chemistry", Centre for Theor. Chem. and Phys, Massey University, Albany, New Zealand, Feb 16, 2015. (Invited talk)

J. Gupton and G. Kellogg, "Discovery of Novel and Potent Pyrrole-Based Colchicine Site Inhibitors", Virginia Commonwealth University Drug Discovery and Development Summit, Richmond, VA.; Feb. 4, 2015.

J. Gupton, "The Application of Vinylogous Iminium Salt Derivatives to the Synthesis of Bioactive Pyrrole Containing Marine Natural Products", Dept. of Chemistry, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, April 17, 2015. (Invited talk)

Joe Capalbo* and Michelle Hamm, "Examinations of the Incorporation of 8-Oxo-2’-deoxyguanosine with the Polymerases Klenow Fragment and Polymerase Beta.", UR A&S Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 17, 2015.

Rachel Gilbert,* Manavi Johri,* and Michelle Hamm, :Importance of Ile716 to the mutagenic potential of 8-oxo-2'-deoxyguanosine with polymerase I from Bacillus Stearothermophilus", UR A&S Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 17, 2015.

Andrew Miller and M.C. Leopold, "Antibacterial Efficacy of Nanofilms on High Traffic Surfaces", Virginia Junior Academy of Science, James Madison University, May 21st, 2015. (Talk)

M.C. Leopold, "Bioanalytical Sensors for the Future: Templates for Clinical Applications", The Virginia Forum’s 2015 Virginia Venture Summit, Capital One, Richmond, Virginia, April 2, 2015. (Talk)

Alexandra Badiceanu, Alyson Garst, Kristine Nolin, "Thiol Additions to Epoxides Catalyzed by a Rhenium(V)-Oxo Complex", A&S Symposium, University of Richmond, VA; April 2015. (Poster)

Katherine Cook, Erica Elias, Kristine Nolin, "Calcium Catalyzed Cycloadditions of Nitrones and Benzylidene Malonates", A&S Symposium, University of Richmond, VA, April 2015.

Layla Samandi,* Kristine Nolin, "Calcium-Catalyzed Cycloadditions of Nitrones to Vinyl Ethers", A&S Symposium, University of Richmond, VA; April 2015. (Poster)

Elizabeth Cogdon,* Caroline Braun,* Kristine Nolin, "Calcium-Catalyzed 1,3-Dipolar Cycloadditions of Nitrones to Electron-Deficient Cyclopropanes", A&S Symposium, University of Richmond, VA; April 2015. (poster)

M.C. Leopold, "Nanoparticle Networks and Xerogel Layering in Amperometric Biosensing Strategies - Adaptable Templates for Clinically Relevant Measurements", Annual Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, March 27, 2015. (Keynote address)

JP Wheeler,* P. Banwait,* I. Rohrer,* G. Hamilton,* K. Shaw, M.C. Leopold, and M.L. Trawick, "A Method of Correcting Out-of-Plane, Fast Time Scale Positional Drift in Atomic Force Microscopy", American Physics Society Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, March 2, 2015. (talk)

L. DiPasquale,* N. Poulos, J. Hall,* T. Bui,* A. Minocha,* and M.C. Leopold, "Structure-function Relationships Affecting the Sensing Mechanism of Monolayer-Protected Cluster Doped Xerogel Amperometric Glucose Biosensors", Annual Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of Richmond, April 17, 2015. (Poster)

Carol Parish, "Highly Correlated Multireference Studies of Heteroaromatic Diradicals", American Chemical Society meeting, Boston, MA, August, 2015. (Invited talk)

Carol Parish, "From Diradicals and Polyradicals to Functionalized Materials", American Chemical Society meeting, Boston, MA, August, 2015. (Invited talk)

Carol Parish, "Biomolecular Dynamics and Heteroaromatic Diradicals", American Chemical Society meeting, Denver, CO, March, 2015. (Invited talk)

A. Hill, K. Hoke, C. Parish, L. Runyen-Janecky, "University of Richmond Integrated Science Experience (URISE): A Comprehensive Model for Inclusion and Persistence", HHMI Constellation Studio for Science Education: Adapting Promising Practices and Promoting Institutuional Change. June 2015 (Chevy Chase, MD).

Biswa Meher, Tyler Steele and Carol Parish , "Exploring the selectivity of neurosteroids PS and PregaS on the ATD of the iGluR-NR2B subunit: A Docking and Molecular Dynamics Approach", 2nd International Conference on Frontiers in Biological Sciences (InCoFIBS-2015), Rourkela, Odisha, India. (Poster)

Boyi Zhang and Carol Parish, "Detailed Quantum Studies on the [3+2] Cycloaddition Reaction Mechanism", Department of Chemistry, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, December 2015. (Invited talk)

Bill Miller III, Carol Parish, Eugene Wu,"Molecular Dynamics Study of the Opening and Closing Mechanisms for DNA Polymerase I", National ASBMB Meeting 2015, Boston, MA, March 2015. (Poster)

David Stevens, Bill R. Miller III, Rebecca Stansbury, Gregory Springsted, Connor Phelan and Carol A. Parish, "Molecular Dynamics Analysis of HIV-1 Protease", 2015 National ASMB,  Boston, MA, March 2015. (Poster)

Angus Beane, Arjun Jaini, Bill Miller III, and Carol Parish, "Internal Abstraction of Dynemicin A: A QM/MM Approach", 2015 Annual American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,  Boston, MA, March 2015. (poster)

Cooper A. Taylor, Soleil Shah, Bill R. Miller III, and Carol A. Parish, "Investigating Motor Proteins Involved in Neurodegenerative Diseases: Interactions between KLC-1, JIP-1, and APP", National ASBMB Meeting 2015, Boston, MA, March 2015. (Poster)

Iakovos Anastasakis, Yasmin Ali, Bill Miller III, and Carol Parish, "Drug-Design Investigations of both Traditional FDA Drugs and POSS to Serve as an Effective HIV Protease Inhibitor", American Society of Biology and Molecular Biology, Boston Convention Center, Boston, MA., 2015. (Poster)

Arjun Jaini and Carol Parish, "A Quantum Mechanical Study of Tautomeric Triggers of Bergman Cyclization", 2015 ASBMB Meeting,  Boston, MA, March 2015. (Poster)

Quincy McKoy, Angus Beane, Bill R. Miller III, Carol Parish, "Binding Dynamics of Enediyne Natural Products", 2015 National American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Meeting, Boston, MA, March 2015. (Poster)

Soleil Shah, Cooper Taylor, Bill Miller III, Carol Parish, "Computational Analysis of the Interactions between KLC-1 and APP", National American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Meeting, Boston, MA, March 2015. (Poster)

Erica Modeste, Lily Mawby, Bill Miller III, Eugene Wu, and Carol Parish, "An Investigation of the Thermostability of DNA Polymerase Using Molecular Dynamics Simulations", ASBMB 2015,  Boston, MA, March 2015. (Poster)

2014

Bartle, Emily; Varnes, Philip; Parish, Carol; Bell, Ellis; et al., "Computational Docking and Site Directed Mutagenesis to Identify Steroid Binding Sites on Ionotropic Glutamate Receptors", Protein Society, San Diego, 2014. (Poster)

Connor P. Craig, Danielle N. O’Hara, and Jonathan D. Dattelbaum, "Identification of PPTase Activity in Microorganisms Using Functional Screen and Isolation of their Natural Products", Protein Society Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, July 27-30th 2014. (Poster)

Laura E. Masson, Teraya Donaldson, and Jonathan D. Dattelbaum, "Construction of a Maltose Biosensor Using Thermotoga maritima Maltotriose Binding Protein", Protein Society Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, July 27-30th 2014. (Poster)

Margot Hillyer, Lauren Finch, Alisha Cerel, Jonathan D. Dattelbaum, Michael Leopold, "Multi-Technique Quantitative Analysis and Socioeconomic Considerations of Lead, Cadmium, and Arsenic in Children’s Toys and Toy Jewelry", 66th Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Nashville, TN, Oct 16-19, 2014. (Poster)

L. Finch,* M. Hillyer,* J. Dattelbaum and M.C. Leopold, "Multi-technique Quantitative Analysis and Socioeconomic Considerations of Lead, Cadmium, and Arsenic in Children’s Toys and Toy Jewelry", Sci-Mixer, 66th Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Nashville, Tennessee, October 16, 2014. (Invited poster)

K. J. Donald, "Nature of the Halogen Bond and other Sigma Hole Interactions", Dept. of Chemistry, University Of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. (Invited) April 28, 2014.

K. J. Donald, "Sigma holes Along a Continuum from Electrostatic Interactions to Dative Bonding", Dept. of Chemistry, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA. (Invited) March 28, 2014.

William Kretz,* and Kelling J. Donald, "Improvements of the Polarized Valence State Atoms In Molecules Model", MERCURY Conference, Bucknell Univ. PA, July. 26-28, 2014. (Poster)

Yi Shen,* and Kelling J. Donald, "Influence of α, and β Substituents on Halogen Bonding by Haloalkanes", MERCURY Conference, Bucknell Univ. PA, July. 26-28, 2014. (Poster)

Rotimi Omorodion,* and Kelling J. Donald, "Rotational Barriers in Alkynes and Related Compounds – Steric Bonding and Hyperconjugative Effects", MERCURY Conference, Bucknell Univ. PA, July. 26-28, 2014. (Poster)

Jason Andresen,* and Kelling J. Donald , "Structural Diversity and Fluxionality in Half Sandwich Phenalenyl Complexes", MERCURY Conference, Bucknell Univ. PA, July. 26-28, 2014. (Poster)

Ezana Befekadu,* and Kelling J. Donald, "The Influence of Organic Substituents on the Stability of Dative Bonding", MERCURY Conference, Bucknell Univ. PA, July. 26-28, 2014. (Poster)

Janak Jaini,* and Kelling J. Donald, "Polarizing Substituents Dictate the Relative Energies of Weak (Halogen -Bonding) Interactions", MERCURY Conference, Bucknell Univ. PA, July. 26-28, 2014. (Poster)

Montana Magruder,* and Kelling J. Donald, "Sigma Hole Interactions to Central Atoms - An Assessment for Silicon", MERCURY Conference, Bucknell Univ. PA, July. 26-28, 2014. (Poster)

Vahnee Garimella,* and Kelling J. Donald, "Perspectives of the Nature of Halogen Bonds: Energetics of Acid-Base Bonding Interactions", MERCURY Conference, Bucknell Univ. PA, July. 26-28, 2014. (Poster)

Ezana Befekadu,* and Kelling J. Donald, "The Influence of Organic Substituents on the Stability of Dative Bonding", University of Richmond - HHMI Student Symposium Sept, 26, 2014. (Poster)

William Kretz,* and Kelling J. Donald, "Halogen Bonding by halomehanes and group 14 analogues", Arts and Sciences Student Symposium, Univ. of Richmond April 2014. (Poster)

Rotimi Omorodion,* and Kelling J. Donald, "Rotational Barriers in Alkynes and Related Compounds", Arts and Sciences Student Symposium, Univ. of Richmond April 2014. (Poster)

Yi Shen* and Kelling J. Donald, "Influence of Substituents on Halogen Bonds to Haloalkanes", Arts and Sciences Student Symposium, Univ. of Richmond April 2014. (Poster)

Ezana Befekadu* and Kelling J. Donald, "Organic Substituents on amines and the Stability of Dative Bonds", Arts and Sciences Student Symposium, Univ. of Richmond April 2014. (Poster)

Jason Andresen,* and Kelling J. Donald, "Structural Diversity and Fluxionality in Half Sandwich Phenalenyl Complexes", Arts and Sciences Student Symposium, Univ. of Richmond April 2014. (Poster)

Kelling J. Donald, "The Weak Helps the Strong: Sigma Holes and Dative Bonding", World Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry, Santiago, Chile Oct. 2014. (Talk)

Kelling J. Donald, "Bridges from Molecules to Solids: Perspectives from Metal Halides", Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Materials Science Division, Oak Ridge, TN, Sept. 26, 2014. (Invited talk)

C. Wade Downey, "When acetals go wrong: Serendipitous discovery of new reactions through the treatment of acetals with TMSOTf", 66th Southeastern Regional Meeting of the ACS, Nashville, TN, October 16-19, 2014. (Talk)

Glist, Hadleigh M.; Yeutter, Nicholas C.; Downey, C. Wade, "Silyl tiflate-mediated openings of epoxides and synthesis of chalcones", 66th Southeastern Regional Meeting of the ACS, Nashville, TN, October 16-19, 2014. (poster)

Poff, Christopher D.; Nizinski, Alissa N.; Downey, Wade C., "Trimethylsilyl trifluoromethansulfonate-mediated additions of indoles to aldehydes", 66th Southeastern Regional Meeting of the ACS, Nashville, TN, October 16-19, 2014. (Poster)

Ingersoll, Jared A.; Dombrowski, Carolyn M.; Barnett, Adam T.; Downey, Wade C., :One-pot enol silane formation-Mukaiyama-Mannich and Mukaiyama aldol reactions of thioesters and ketones in the presence of silyl triflates", 66th Southeastern Regional Meeting of the ACS, Nashville, TN, October 16-19, 2014.

C. Wade Downey, "Unusual reactions mediated by a not-so-unusual reagent: New synthetic methods with TMSOTf", 3rd Symposium for Recent Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholars, New York, NY, October 24, 2014. (Poster)

J. Gupton, J. Patteson* and N. Telang, "New Approaches to the Synthesis of the Marine Alkaloids Lycogarubin C and Rigidin", American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Francisco, CA; Aug. 13, 2014.

J. Gupton, M. Hoerrner*, S. Yeudall*, M. Kimmel*, J. Patteson*, W. Curry*, K. Lounsbury*, S. Zhou* and N. Telang, "Acyl Group Activation of Suzuki Cross-Coupling Reactions of a Bromopyrrole Ester", Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Nashville, TN; Oct. 16-19, 2014.

J. Gupton, S. Yeudall*, W. Curry*, K. Lounsbury*, S. Zhou* and N. Telang, "Regioselective Formation of 2,4- and 2,5-Disubstituted Pyrimidines from Their Respective Vinylogous Building Blocks", Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Nashville, TN; Oct. 16-19, 2014.

J. Gupton, "The Application of Vinylogous Iminium Salt Derivatives to the Synthesis of Bioactive Pyrrole Containing Marine Natural Products", Dept. of Chemistry, Hendrix College, Conway, AK, invited speaker, March 10, 2014.

Michelle Hamm, "Investigations into the bioactivity of 8-oxo-2'-deoxyguanosine using nucleotide analogs", Invited Seminar at Brown University, Providence, RI. February 28, 2014.

Michelle Hamm, "Investigations into the mutagenic potential of 8-oxo-2'-deoxyguanosine using nucleotide analogs", Invited talk at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Dallas, TX; March 17, 2014.

M.C. Leopold, "Monolayer-Protected Nanoparticle-Doped Xerogels as Functional Components of Amperometric Glucose Biosensors," Celebrating 30 Years of Electrochemistry, 66th Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Nashville, Tennessee, October 18, 2014. (talk)

L. DiPasquale,* N. Poulos, J. Hall,* T. Bui,* A. Minocha,* and M.C. Leopold, "Structure-function Relationships Affecting the Sensing Mechanism of Monolayer-Protected Cluster Doped Xerogel Amperometric Glucose Biosensors", Analytical Chemistry Division, 66th Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Nashville, Tennessee, October 17, 2014. (Poster)

I. Rohrer,* G. Hamilton,* N. Poulos,* M.C. Leopold, and M.L. Trawick, "Imaging and Characterization of Citrate-Stabilized Nanoparticles Using Atomic Force Microscopy", Howard Hughes Medical Institute Science SymposiumUniversity of Richmond, September 26, 2014. (Poster)

JP Wheeler,* P. Banwait,* I. Rohrer,* G. Hamilton,* M.L. Trawick, M.C. Leopold, "A Method of Correcting Fast Time Scale Z-axis Drift in Atomic Force Microscopy", Howard Hughes Medical Institute Science SymposiumUniversity of Richmond, September 27, 2014.

K. Nolin, " Calcium Catalyzed Addition Reactions", 2014 SERMACS Conference, Nashville, TN; October 2014. (Talk)

K. Nolin, " Catalytic Activation of Strained Ring Systems", Smith College, Northhampton, MA; October 2014. (Invited talk)

Callie Dulin,* Kristen Murphy,* Kristine Nolin, "Catalytic Friedel-Crafts Additions of 1-Methylindole to Electron-Deficient Cyclopropanes", 2014 SERMACS Conference, Nashville, TN; October 2014. (Poster)

Elizabeth Congdon,* Caroline Braun,* Kristine Nolin, "Calcium-Catalyzed 1,3-Dipolar Cycloadditions of Nitrones to Electron-Deficient Cyclopropanes", 2014 SERMACS Conference, Nashville, TN; October 2014. (Poster)

Calcium-Catalyzed Cycloadditions of Nitrones to Vinyl Ethers" (Poster Presentation) Layla Samandi,* Kristine Nolin, 2014 SERMACS Conference, Nashville, TN; October 2014. (Poster)

Alexandra Badiceanu,* Kristine Nolin, "The Synthesis of Conjugated Aryl Maleimides", 2014 SERMACS Conference, Nashville, TN; October 2014. (Poster)

Elizabeth Congdon,* Caroline Braun,* Kristine Nolin, "Calcium-Catalyzed 1,3-Dipolar Cycloadditions of Nitrones to Electron-Deficient Cyclopropanes", HHMI SymposiumUniversity of Richmond, VA; September 2014. (Poster)

Layla Samandi,* Kristine Nolin, "Calcium-Catalyzed Cycloadditions of Nitrones to Vinyl Ethers", HHMI SymposiumUniversity of Richmond, VA; September 2014. (Poster)

Alexandra Badiceanu,* Kristine Nolin, "The Synthesis of Conjugated Aryl Maleimides", HHMI SymposiumUniversity of Richmond, VA; September 2014. (Poster)

Caroline Braun,* Alyssa Shema,* Elizabeth A. Congdon,* Callie Dulin,* Kristine Nolin, "Addition Reactions of Electron-Deficient Cyclopropanes Catalyzed by Ca (II) Complexes", 2014 Beckman Symposium, Beckman Institute, Irvine, CA; August 2014. (Poster)

Bill Miller III, Carol Parish, Eugene Wu, "MD Investigation into the opening mechanism for DNA polymerase", National ACS Meeting 2014, San Francisco, CA, August 2014. (Poster)

Boyi Zhang and Carol Parish, "Detailed Quantum Studies on the Meta-Benzyne Diradical and the [3+2] Cycloaddition Reaction Mechanism", 2014 National American Chemical Society meeting, San Francisco, CA, August 2014. (Poster)

Lily Mawby and Carol Parish, "Multi-Reference, Highly-Correlated Quantum Characterization of 2,5-Didehydrofuran", 2014 National American Chemical Society meeting, San Francisco, CA, August 2014. (Poster)

Arjun Jaini and Carol Parish, "A Quantum Mechanical Study of Tautomeric Triggers of Bergman Cyclization", MERCURY Supercomputer Conference 2014, Bucknell University, PA, July 2014. (Poster)

Thais Scott and Carol Parish, "Fundamental Characterization of 3,5-didehydropyrazine", MERCURY Supercomputer Conference 2014, Bucknell University, PA, July 2014. (Poster)

Iakovos Anastasakis, Dave Holley, Bill Miller III, Jules Muya Tshishimbi, and Carol Parish, "Drug-Design Investigations using POSS as a Potential HIV Protease Inhibitor", MERCURY Supercomputer Conference 2014, Bucknell University, PA, July 2014. (Poster)

Soleil Shah, Dave Holley, Bill Miller III, and Carol Parish, "Computational analysis of the interaction between kinesin light chain and amyloid precursor protein", MERCURY Supercomputer Conference 2014, Bucknell University, PA, July 2014. (Poster)

Mia Hagerty and Carol Parish, "A Multi-Reference Study of the Tropylium Cation", MERCURY Supercomputer Conference 2014, Bucknell University, PA, July 2014. (Poster)

Adam Luxon, Carol Parish, "Characterization of Didehydro Cyclooctatetraene Dianion", MERCURY Supercomputer Conference 2014, Bucknell University, PA, July 2014. (Poster)

Quantum Characterization of 3,5-didehydropyridine, MERCURY Supercomputer Conference 2014, Eric Loucks and Carol Parish, Bucknell University, PA, July 2014. (Poster)

Christina Annas, Michael Kerckhove, and Carol Parish, "Modified Polyacenes as Monomers of Mobius Molecules", MERCURY Supercomputer Conference 2014, Bucknell University, PA, July 2014. (Poster)

Boyi Zhang and Carol Parish, "Detailed Quantum Studies on the Meta-Benzyne Diradical and the [3+2] Cycloaddition Reaction Mechanism", MERCURY Supercomputer Conference 2014, Bucknell University, PA, July 2014. (Poster)

Erica Modeste, Lily Mawby, Bill Miller III, Eugene Wu, and Carol Parish, "An Investigation of the Thermostability of DNA polymerase using Molecular Dynamics Simulations", MERCURY Supercomputer Conference 2014, Bucknell University, PA, July 2014. (Poster)

Yasmin Ali, Dave Holley, Bill Miller III, and Carol Parish, "The Efficacy of HIV Protease Inhibitors on HIV-2 Protease", MERCURY Supercomputer Conference 2014, Bucknell University, PA, July 2014. (Poster)

Lily Mawby and Carol Parish, "Quantum Characterization of 2,5-didehydrofuran", MERCURY Supercomputer Conference 2014, Bucknell University , PA, July 2014. (Poster)

Gus Beane and Carol Parish, "Determining the Roles of Auxiliary Structures of Dynemicin A in Bergman Cyclization", MERCURY Supercomputer Conference 2014, Bucknell University, PA, July 2014. (Poster)

Quincy McKoy, Michael Cevallos and Carol Parish, "Analyzing Tautomeric Triggers of the Bergman Cyclization Using Quantum Mechanical Methods", MERCURY Supercomputer Conference 2014, Bucknell University, PA, July 2014. (poster)

Shannon Houck, Erin Dahlke-Speetzen, and Carol Parish, "Cyclopropyl Disrotary Ring Opening Reaction", MERCURY Supercomputer Conference 2014, Bucknell University, PA, July 2014. (Poster)

David Stevens, Rebecca Stansbury and Carol Parish, "Molecular Dynamics Analysis of HIV-1 Protease",  MERCURY Supercomputer Conference 2014, Bucknell University, PA, July 2014. (Poster)

Carol Parish, "Recruiting and Retaining Student Interest in the Chemical Sciences," Stanley Israel Award Symposium, American Chemical Society meeting, San Francisco, CA, August, 2014. (Invited talk)

Carol Parish, "Minding the Gap: Variations on the Bergman Theme," Reactions Mechanism Conference, University of California at Davis, Davis, CA, June, 2014. (Invited talk)

Carol Parish, "Multiconfigurational Studies of the Heteroaromatic Constituents of the Asphaltenes Found in Oil Shale," 35th Annual DOE Combustion Research meeting, Bolger Conference Center, Potomac, MD, May, 2014. (Invited talk)

Carol Parish, "Molecular Studies of Halogen Bonding, Protein Folding and Combustion," Southeastern Theoretical Chemistry Association (SETCA), Emory University, Atlanta, GA, May, 2014. (Invited talk)

Carol Parish, "Halogen Bonding" Department of Chemistry, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, April 2014. (Invited talk)

Jules Muya and Carol Parish, "Chemical Bonding and Reactivity of the Octahydridosilsesquioxane", Sanibel 2014, University of Florida, FL, February 2014. (Poster)

Jeff Schriber* and Carol Parish, "Multi-Reference Study of the Cyclization and Electronic Structure Of The 2, 5, 7, 10-Tetradehydronaphthalene Tetraradical", 2014 Southeastern Theoretical Chemistry Association (SETCA) Meeting, Emory University, GA, May 2014. (Poster)

Boyi Zhang* and Carol Parish, "Detailed Quantum Studies Of The Meta-Benzyne Diradical and The [3 + 2] Cycloaddition Reaction Mechanism", 2014 Southeastern Theoretical Chemistry Association (SETCA) Meeting, Emory University, GA, May 2014. (Poster)

Christina Annas* and Carol Parish, "Anti-Cancer Structure Investigations in Computional Chemistry", 2014 Southeastern Theoretical Chemistry Association (SETCA) Meeting, Emory University, GA, May 2014. (Poster)

Lily Mawby* and Carol Parish, "Quantum Characterization of 2, 5-Didehydrofuran", 2014 Southeastern Theoretical Chemistry Association (SETCA) Meeting, Emory University, GA, May 2014. (Poster)

2013

Lauren Gallagher*, Sequioa Roscoe*, John Rowe IV*, Samuel A. Abrash and M. Samy El-Shall, “Computational Studies of Benzonitrile and Paradifluorobenzene Cations with One or Two HCN Molecules”, Poster Presented, 32nd International Symposium on Free Radicals, Potsdam, Germany, 21-26 July, 2013.

Dattelbaum, J.D. "Natural products isolation from New Zealand marine sponges." College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, 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)

Teraya Donaldson, Luisa Iozzino, Jonathan Dattelbaum, "Designing a Thermostable Switch-Based Biosensor", Biophysical Society Meeting, San Diego, CA, February 16-19th, 2013.

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)

Raymond N. Dominey, Emma W. Goldman, Roman Abdul-Satar, Kyle Faust; Jessica Griswold, Leon Lin, Kristie Yu, Eric Yu (Department of Chemistry, University of Richmond); Andrew B. Bocarsly, Elizabeth Zeitler (Department of Chemistry, Princeton University), "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, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA; December 9, 2013. (Poster)

Marina Tawfik,* and Kelling J. Donald, "Sigma Holes and Sigma Gaps: Interactions between Groups 14 Halomethane Analogues and Lewis Bases", Mercury Conference, Bucknell University, PA, July 25-27, 2013.

William Kretz,* and Kelling J. Donald, "Improvements of the Polarized Valence State Atoms In Molecules Model", Mercury Conference, Bucknell University, PA, July 25-27, 2013.

Brandon Buncher,* and Kelling J. Donald, "A Quantitative Analysis of the Electron Withdrawing Powerof Molecular Fragments", Mercury Conference, Bucknell University, PA, July 25-27, 2013.

Latoni Hopson,* and Kelling J. Donald, "'Endless' Multidecker Sandwich Compounds", Mercury Conference, Bucknell University, PA, July 25-27, 2013.

Christopher Wooten,* and Kelling J. Donald, "A Computational Investigation on the Atomic Behavior of Superatoms", Mercury Conference, Bucknell University, PA, July 25-27, 2013.

DeVante Gordon,* and Kelling J. Donald, "Filling in the Hole: The Influence of Adjacent Anionic Centers on Sigma Holes", Mercury Conference, Bucknell University, PA, July 25-27, 2013.

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)

K. Donald, "Halogen Bonding: Charge Saturation in Inorganic Analogues of Halomethanes and the Tuning of Sigma Holes", Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS) - Atlanta, GA, (Invited) Symposium: Novel Bonding Types in Inorganic Chemistry, Nov. 2013.

C. Wade Downey, "Addition of Enol Silanes, Silyl Ketene Acetals, and Zinc Acetylides to Nitrones under Silylative Conditions", 65th Southeastern Regional Meeting of the ACS, Atlanta, GA, November 12-16, 2013.

Erin N. Maxwell,* Derek C. Obenschain,* C. Wade Downey, "Zinc Acetylides in the Presence of TMSOTf: Addition to Nitrones and Alkylation with Methyl Ethers", 65th Southeastern Regional Meeting of the ACS, Atlanta, GA, November 12-16, 2013.

Carolyn M. Dombrowski,* Jared A. Ingersoll,* C. Wade Downey, "One-Pot Enol Silane Formation-Mukaiyama Aldol and Mukaiyama–Mannich Reactions of Ketones and Thioesters", 65th Southeastern Regional Meeting of the ACS, Atlanta, GA, November 12-16, 2013.

Carly J. Mueller,* Alissa N. Nizinski,* C. Wade Downey, "Reactions of Unexpected Nucleophiles with Aldehydes: Acetate-Catalyzed Additions by α-Silyl Nitriles and TMSOTf-Catalyzed Additions by Indoles", 65th Southeastern Regional Meeting of the ACS, Atlanta, GA, November 12-16, 2013.

Adam T. Barnett,* Nicholas C. Yeutter,* C. Wade Downey, "TMSOTf-Accelerated Opening of Epoxides with Halogens and α-Hydroxylation of Ketones", 65th Southeastern Regional Meeting of the ACS, Atlanta, GA, November 12-16, 2013.

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.

N. Telang, C. Da, G. Kellogg, S. Mooberry, J. Gupton, "Design, Synthesis, Biological Evaluation and Molecular Modeling Studies on Novel C-4 Analogues of Pyrrole Based Antitubulin Agents", National Meeting of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, San Antonio, TX, Nov. 11-13, 2013.

J. Gupton, "Formyl Group Activation for Suzuki Cross-Coupling of Bromopyrroles and Applications to Natural Products Synthesis", Gordon Research Conference on Heterocyclic Compounds, June 16-20, 2013, Newport, RI.

J. Gupton, "The Application of Vinylogous Iminium Salt Derivatives to the Synthesis of Bioactive Pyrrole Containing Marine Natural Products", Dept. of Chemistry, University of North Carolina Greensboro, Greensboro, NC; invited speaker, Oct. 11, 2013.

John Gupton, Nakul Telang, Kristin Lescalleet*, Emily Kluball*, Kayleigh Hall*, Michael Wormald*, Jon Patteson*, Andrew Harrison*, John Sobieski*, "New Approaches to the Synthesis of the Marine Alkaloid Lycogarubin C", Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Atlanta, GA; Nov. 13-15, 2013.

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 for Suzuki Cross-Coupling Reactions of Bromopyrroles", Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Atlanta, GA; Nov. 13-15, 2013.

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)

Emily McFadden,* Amelia Weaver,* Michael Ghio* and Michelle Hamm, "Investigations into the mutagenic potential of 8-oxo-2’-deoxyguanosine using Klenow Fragment and Human DNA Polymerase β", Beckman Conference Irvine, CA. July 26, 2013.

Amelia Weaver* and Michelle Hamm, "Investigations into the incorporation of 5’-triphosphate-8-oxo-2’-deoxyguanosine (OdGTP) and related analogues with polymerase RB69", Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Atlanta, GA. November 15, 2013.

Katy Alexander* and Michelle Hamm, "Investigation of the Incorporation Efficiency of OdGTP and its Analogues Opposite dC and dA with Polymerase BF", Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Atlanta, GA. November 15, 2013.

Joe Capalbo* and Michelle Hamm, "Examinations of the Incorporation of 8-Oxo-2’-deoxyguanosine with the A-family Polymerase Klenow Fragment", Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Atlanta, GA. November 15, 2013.

M.C. Leopold, "Nanoparticle Networks in Protein Electrochemistry and Doped in Xerogel Matrices – Fundamental Research for Clinically Relevant Biosensors", Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, September 27, 2013.

J. Hall,* N. Poulos,* M. Freeman and M.C. Leopold, "Gold Nanoparticle-Doped Sol-Gel Amperometric Glucose Biosensors,”"Analyical Chemistry Division, 65th Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Atlanta, Georgia, November 14, 2013.

M. Hillyer,* L. Finch,* A. Cerel,* J. Dattelbaum, M.C. Leopold, "Multi-technique Quantitative Analysis and Socioeconomic Considerations of Lead, Cadmium, and Arsenic in Children's Toys/Jewelry," Analytical/Inorganic/Environmental Chemistry Session, 65th Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Atlanta, Georgia, November 15, 2013.

A. Schmidt,* N. Nguyen,* and M.C. Leopold, "Nanoparticle Film Assemblies As Interfaces for Electrochemical Biosensing – Factors Affecting Amperometric Signal Enhancement of Hydrogen Peroxide," Materials/Polymer/Biochemistry, 65th Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Atlanta, Georgia, November 15, 2013.

J. Hall,* M. Freeman,* and M.C. Leopold, "Nanoparticle-doped Xerogel Amperometric Glucose Biosensors," Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges 2013 Fall Leadership Luncheon, Richmond, Virginia, November 7, 2013.

K. Nolin, "Catalytic Activation of Strained Ring Systems", (Oral Presentation) 2013 SERMACS Conference, Atlanta, GA; November 2013.

Alexandra Badiceanu, Alyson Garst, Kristine Nolin, "Thiol Additions to Epoxides Catalyzed by a Rhenium(V)-Oxo Complex" (Poster Presentation) 2013 SERMACS Conference, Atlanta, GA; November 2013.

Kristi Murphy,* Callie Dulin,* Kristine Nolin, "Ca(II) Catalyzed Homologous Conjugate Addition Reactions" (Poster Presentation) 2013 SERMACS Conference, Atlanta, GA; November 2013.

Caroline Braun,* Alyssa Shema,* Callie Dulin,* Kristine Nolin, "The Addition of Thiols to Electron-Deficient Cyclopropanes Catalyzed by a Ca (II) Complex" (Poster Presentation) 2013 SERMACS Conference, Atlanta, GA; November 2013.

K. Nolin, "Catalytic Activation of Strained Ring Systems", (Oral Presentation) Invited Speaker, University of Delaware, Newark, DE; October 2013.

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.

Naveen Chandra Kotha, Heidi Vasquez, Arjun Jaini, Nathaniel Sutphin, David Thomas, Jeff Schriber and Carol Parish, "Quantum and Molecular Analysis of MDPV Analog"s, MERCURY 2013, Bucknell University, PA, July 2013. (poster)

Devin Sullivan and Carol Parish, "Docking Studies of Ionotropic Glutamate Receptors S1S2 Domain", MERCURY 2013, Bucknell University, PA, July 2013. (Poster)

Shannon Houck, Erin Dahlke-Speetzen and Carol Parish, "Cyclopropyl Disrotary Ring Opening Reactions", MERCURY 2013, Bucknell University, PA, July 2013. (Poster)

Arjun Jaini and Carol Parish, "A Quantum Mechanical Study of Tautomeric Triggers of Bergmann Cyclization", MERCURY 2013, Bucknell University, PA, July 2013. (Poster)

Heidi Vazquez, Naveen Kotha, Arjun Jaini, Nathaniel Sutphin, David Thomas, Jeff Schriber and Carol Parish,"Quantum Mechanical Analysis of Bath Salt Designer Drug", MERCURY 2013, Bucknell University, PA, July 2013. (Poster)

Jeff Schriber and Carol Parish, "Multi-Reference Study of the Cyclization and Electronic Structure Of The 2, 5, 7, 10-Tetradehydronaphthalene Tetraradical", MERCURY 2013, Bucknell University, PA, July 2013. (Poster)

David Stevens, Rebecca Stansbury and Carol Parish, "Molecular Dynamics Analysis of HIV-1 Protease", MERCURY 2013, Bucknell University, PA, July 2013. (Poster)

Lily Mawby and Carol Parish, "Quantum Characterization of 2, 5-Didehydrofuran", 2013 MERCURY, Bucknell University, PA, July 2013. (Poster)

Boyi Zhang and Carol Parish, "Detailed Quantum Studies Of The Meta-Benzyne Diradical and The [3 + 2] Cycloaddition Reaction Mechanism", 2013 MERCURY, Bucknell University, PA, July 2013. (Poster)

Christina Annas and Carol Parish, "Anti-Cancer Structure Investigations in Computional Chemistry", 2013 MERCURY,Bucknell University, PA, July 2013. (poster)

Eric Loucks and Carol Parish, "Quantum Characterization of 3, 5-Didehydropyridine", 2013 MERCURY, Bucknell University, PA, July 2013. (Poster)

Brian Doherty and Carol Parish, "Quantum Mechanical Studies of 2,5-didehydropyrrole", 2013 MERCURY, Bucknell University, PA, July 2013. (Poster)

Stephen Holmes, Alex Hahn, Lisa Gentile and Carol Parish, "Molecular Dynamics Studies of Ionotropic Glutamate Receptors", 2013 MERCURY, Bucknell University, PA, July 2013. (Poster)

Joel Teah, David Stevens and Carol Parish, "Molecular Dynamics Analysis of HIV Protease", MERCURY 2013, Bucknell University, PA, July 2013. (Poster)

Idil Cazimoglu and Carol Parish, "A Conformational Investigation of Novel Ladder Polymers", 2013 National American Chemical Society Meeting,Indianapolis, IN, September 2013. (Poster)

Jeff Schriber and Carol Parish, "Multi-Reference Study of the Cyclization and Electronic Structure Of The 2, 5, 7, 10-Tetradehydronaphthalene Tetraradical", 2013 National American Chemical Society Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, September 2013. (poster)

David Stevens, Rebecca Stansbury and Carol Parish, "Molecular Dynamics Analysis of HIV-1 Protease", 2013 National American Chemical Society Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, September 2013. (Poster)

Brian Doherty and Carol Parish, "Quantum Mechanical Studies of 2,5-didehydropyrrole", 2013 National American Chemical Society Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, September 2013. (Poster)

Stephen Holmes, Alex Hahn, Lisa Gentile and Carol Parish, "Molecular Dynamics Studies of Ionotropic Glutamate Receptors", 2013 National American Chemical Society Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, September 2013. (Poster)