Synthesis and characterization of novel poly(arylene ether) polymers for radiation shielding applications in space.
B.S. 2013 with University & Chemistry Honors, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Major: Chemistry; Minor: Mathematics
National Math & Science Talent Grant 2010-2011
Sour Grant, UNCW 2009-2010
Diversity Scholarship, UNCW 2009-2013
Undergraduate Research Assistant, UNCW Fall 2010 – Spring 2012
Graduate Research Assistant, W&M Summer 2013 – present
Publications & Presentations
Spaller, B.L., J.M. Trieu, and P.F. Almeida (2013) Hemolytic activity of membrane-active peptides correlates with the thermodynamics of binding to 1-palmitoyl-2-oleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine bilayers. J. Membr. Biol. Jan 18, 2013. [Epub ahead of print]
Education & Career Objectives
After obtaining an MS in Chemistry, I plan to pursue a career in analytical or forensic chemistry.