Chemistry

2013 - 2017

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Fellowships

Virginia Space Grant Consortium Graduate STEM Fellowship. 2015-2016. Johnathan Maza, MS candidate, Chemistry.

Virginia Space Grant Consortium Graduate STEM Fellowship. 2013-2014. Kylie Henline, MS 2014, Chemistry.

Conference Presentations

"Direct Detection of Red Lake Pigments in Cross-section Samples from Historic Oil Paintings Using Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS)," K. A. Frano, H. E. Mayhew, S. A. Svoboda, K. L. Wustholz, 2014 Gordon Research Conference for Scientific Methods in Cultural Heritage Research, Newry, ME. July 2014. Kristen Frano, MS 2015, Chemistry.

"Four-Reaction Cascade Toward 2,2,4-Trisubstituted-2,4-Dihydro-1H-Benzo[f]isochromenes: Chiral Enantioselective Synthesis of a Disubstituted Core," R. J. Hinkle, Y. Chen, C. Nofi, S. E. Lewis, Gordon Conference on Organic Reactions and Processes, Smithfield, RI. July 2014. Yuzhou Chen, MS 2015, Chemistry; Shane Lewis, MS 2015, Chemistry.

"Structure Diversity and Photoluminescence in CuI-Tetrahydrothiophene Complexes," R. D. Pike, K. M. Henline, C. Wang, J. C. Ahern, B. Sousa, H. H. Patterson, 248th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, San Francisco, CA. August 2014. Kylie Henline, MS 2014, Chemistry.

"Tuning the pKa and Response Rate of Rhodamine-based Fluorogenic pH Probes," W. L. Czaplyski, G. E. Purnell, G. H. Taumoefolau, S. G. Stratton, E. J. Harbron, North Carolina Photochemistry Symposium, Raleigh, NC. October 2014. William Czaplyski, MS 2013, Chemistry.

"Amine- and Sulfide-Sensing Copper(I) Iodide Films in Enclosed Spaces," K. M. Henline, R. D. Pike, Virginia Space Grant Consortium Meeting, Hampton, VA. April 2014. Kylie Henline, MS 2014, Chemistry.

"Detection of Volatile Organic Compounds in Enclosed Spaces," K. M. Henline, C. Wang, R. D. Pike, Southeast Regional American Chemical Society Meeting, Atlanta, GA. November 2013. Kylie Henline, MS 2014, Chemistry.

"Development of Copper(I) Iodide Detection Systems for Volatile Organic Compounds," C. Wang, K. M. Henline, R. D. Pike, Virginia Space Grant Consortium Meeting, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA. April 2013. Kylie Henline, MS 2014, Chemistry.

"Bicyclo[2,2,2]diazaoctane and 2-Pyridones from 2,5-Diketopiperazines: Synthesis of (+)-Malbrancheamide B, Toward the Synthesis of (–)-Brevianamide B and Louisianin," A, B J. R. Scheerer, K. Margrey, A. Chinn, S. Laws, A. Hazzard, J. Woo, Gordon Research Conference in Natural Products, Andover, NH. July 2013. Stephen Laws, MS 2013, Chemistry; Kaila Margrey, MS 2013, Chemistry.

"Rhodamine-based Fluorescent Turn-on Probes for Mercury and pH W. Czaplyski," B. Childress, G. Purnell, C. Roberts, D. Sherwood, C. LeGuyader, B. Allred, E. J. Harbron, Gordon Research Conference on Photochemistry, Easton, MA. July 2013. William Czaplyski, MS 2013, Chemistry.

"Gas-Phase Acid Base Properties of Cysteine and Serine Homologs," J. C. Poutsma, C. Muetterties, V. Yannello, A. Janiga, 2013 Gordon Conference on Gaseous Ions, Galveston, TX. February 2013. Ashley Janiga, MS 2010, Chemistry.

"Protective Natural Products from Grass-Endophyte Associations: Synthesis of Loline Alkaloids and Peramine," J. R. Scheerer, K. Miller, A.J. Wright, M. T. Hovey, M. Olesen. Gordon Research Conference on Natural Products. Proctor Academy, Andover, NH, July 20–25. 2014. M. Todd Hovey, MS 2011, Chemistry.

Publications
"Investigation of Proton Affinities, Dimer Equilibria, and Gas Phase Vibrational Spectra of Protonated Nucleosides, Deoxynucleosides, and Their Analogues," H. U. Ung, E. Arias, K. T. Huynh, J. C. Poutsma, J. Oomens, G. Berden, T. H. Morton, International Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 378, 294-302. 2015. Kathy Huynh, MS 2016, Chemistry.

"Gas-Phase Acid-Base Properties of 1-Aminocycloalkane-1-Carboxylic Acids from the Extended Kinetic Method," C. Muetterties" A. Drissi Touzani, I. Hardee, K. T. Huynh, J. C. Poutsma, International Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 378, 59-68. 2015. Kathy Huynh, MS 2016, Chemistry.

"Combined SERS and Raman Analysis for the Identification of Red Pigments in Cross-sections from Historic Oil Paintings," K. A. Frano, H. E. Mayhew, S. A. Svoboda, K. L. Wustholz, Analyst, 139, 6450-6455. 2014. Kristen Frano, MS 2015, Chemistry.

"Sulfinato iron(III) complex for electrocatalytic proton reduction," A. C. Cavell, C. L. Hartley, D. Liu, C. S. Tribble, W. R. McNamara, Inorganic Chemistry, 54, 3325-3330. 2015. Dan Liu, MS 2015, Chemistry.

"Preparation of Asymetrical Polyynes by a Solid-Supported Glaser-Hay Reaction," J. S. Lampkowski, C. E. Durham, M. S. Padilla, D. D. Young, Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 13, 424-427. 2015. Jessica Lampkowski, MS 2015, Chemistry.

"Using Raman spectroscopy and surface-enhanced Raman scattering to identify colorants in art: an experiment for an upper-division chemistry laboratory," H. E. Mayhew, K. A. Frano, S. A. Svoboda, K. L. Wustholz, Journal Chemistry Education, 92, 148-152. 2015. Kristen Frano, MS 2015, Chemistry.

"Stereoselective Synthesis of (+)-Loline Alkaloid Skeleton," Kelsey E. Miller, Anthony J. Wright, Margaret K. Olesen, M. Todd Hovey, J. R. Scheerer, Journal of Organic Chemistry, 80, 1569-1576. 2015. M. Todd Hovey, MS 2011, Chemistry.

"Synthesis of 2-Pyridones by Cycloreversion of [2,2,2]-Bicycloalkene Diketopiperazines," K. M. Margrey, A. D. Hazzard, J. R. Scheerer, Organic Letters, 16, 904-907. 2014. Kaila Margrey, MS 2013, Chemistry.

"Structure, Luminescence, and Vapochromism of Bridged Cationic Copper(I) Dimers and Polymers," D. E. Royzman, A. M. Noviello, K. M. Henline, R. D. Pike, J. P. Killarney, H. H. Patterson, C. Crawford and Z. Assefa, Journal of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers and Materials, 24, 66-77. 2014. Kylie Henline, MS 2014, Chemistry.

"Evidence for Thiol/Disulfide Exchange Reactions between Tubulin and Glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate Dehydrogenase," L. M. Landino, T. D. Hagedorn, K. L. Kennett, Cytoskeleton, 71, 707-718. 2014. Tara Hagedorn, MS 2011, Chemistry.

"Hypothiocyanous Acid Oxidation of Tubulin Cysteines Inhibits Microtubule Polymerization," H. M. Clark, T. D. Hagedorn, L. M. Landino, Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics (Elsevier) 541C), pp. 67-73. 2014. Tara Hagedorn, MS 2011, Chemistry.

"Substituent Effects on the Turn-on Kinetics of Rhodamine-based Fluorescent pH Probes," W. L. Czaplyski, G. E. Purnell, C. A. Roberts, R. M. Allred, E. J. Harbron, Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 12, 526-533. 2014. William Czaplyski, MS 2013, Chemistry.

"Bis-tetradentate Complexes of Cd(II) and Hg(II) with N8 Coordination: Structural and NMR Comparisons of Tripodal Amine Ligands with Pyridyl and Imidazoyl Groups E. V. Bowers," G. S. Murphy, S. N. Till, C. J. VandenBussche, M. M. Yaroschak, R. D. Pike, R. J. Butcher, D. C. Bebout, Dalton Transactions, 43, 16475-16485. 2014. Geoffrey Murphy, 1999 MS, Chemistry.

"Cu(I)…H−C Bonding in Cu(2,3-Diphenylquinoxaline)ClO4," R. D. Pike, G. Ayala, A. P. Evans, Journal of Chemical Crystallography, 44, 520-526. 2014. Gerardo Ayala, MS 2016, Chemistry.
"Photophysical Properties of {[Ag(CN)2]-}2 Complexes Trapped in a Supramolecular Electron-acceptor Organic Framework," J. C. Ahern, A. Shilabin, K. M. Henline, R. D. Pike, H. H. Patterson, Dalton Transitions 43, 12044-12049. 2014. Kylie Henline, MS 2014, Chemistry.

"Structure, Luminescence, and Vapochromism of Bridged Cationic Copper(I) Dimers and Polymers," D. E. Royzman, A. M. Noviello, K. M. Henline, R. D. Pike, J. P. Killarney, H. H. Patterson, C. Crawford, Z. Assefa, Journal of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers and Materials 24, 66−77. 2014. Kylie Henline, MS 2014, Chemistry.

"Structure, Dynamics, and Photophysics in the Copper(I) Iodide-Tetrahydrothiophene System," K. M. Henline, C. Wang, R. D. Pike, J. C. Ahern, B. Sousa, H. H. Patterson, A. T. Kerr, C. L. Cahill, Crystal Growth & Design 14, 1449-1458. 2014. Kylie Henline, MS 2014, Chemistry.

"Amine- and Sulfide-Sensing Copper(I) Iodide Films," J. P. Killarney, M. McKinnon, Caitlin Murphy, K. M. Henline, C. Wang, R. D. Pike, and H. H. Patterson, Inorganic Chemistry Communications 40, 18-21. 2014. Kylie Henline, MS 2014, Chemistry.

"Substituent Effects on the Turn-on Kinetics of Rhodamine-based Fluorescent pH Probes," W. L. Czaplyski, G. E. Purnell, C. A. Roberts, R. M. Allred, E. J. Harbron, Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry 12, 526-533. 2014. William Czaplyski, MS 2013, Chemistry.

"Synthesis of 2-Pyridones by Cycloreversion of [2,2,2]-Bicycloalkene Diketopiperazines," K. A. Margrey, A. D. Hazzard, J. R. Scheerer, Organic Letters 16, 904-907. 2014. Kaila Margrey, MS 2013, Chemistry.

"Functionalization of Conjugated Polymer Nanoparticles for Fluorescence Photomodulation," C. F. Chamberlayne, E. A. Lepekhina, B. D. Saar, K. A. Peth, J. T. Walk, E. J. Harbron, Langmuir, 30, 14658-14669. 2014. Jordan Walk, MS 2009, Chemistry; Kathryn Peth, MS 2011, Chemistry; Brooklynd Saar, MS 2012, Chemistry.

"Gas-phase Acid-base Properties of Homocysteine, Homoserine, 5-Mercaptonorvaline, and 5-Hydroxynorvaline from the Extended Kinetic Method," C. Muetterties, A. Janiga, K. T. Huynh, G. M. Pisano, V. T. Tripp, D. D. Young, J. C. Poutsma, International Journal of Mass Spectrometry 369, 71-80. 2014. Ashley Janiga, MS 2010, Chemistry; Valerie Tripp, MS 2013, Chemistry; Kathy Huynh, MS 2016, Chemistry.

"Investigations of the Mechanism of the Proline Effect in Mass Spectrometry Peptide Fragmentation Experiments: the "Pipecolic Acid Effect"" M. M. Raulfs, L. Breci, M. Bernier, O. Hamdy, A. Janiga, V. Wysocki. J. C. Poutsma, Journal of the American Society of Mass Spectrometry, 25, 1705. 2014. Ashley Janiga, MS 2010, Chemistry; Omar Hamdy, MS 2011, Chemistry.

"Development of Solid-Supported Glaser-Hay Couplings," V. T. Tripp, J. S. Lampkowski, R. Tyler, D. D. Young, ACS Combinatorial Science 16, 164-167. 2014. Valerie Tripp, MS 2013, Chemistry; Jessica Lampkowski, MS 2015, Chemistry.

"Atom Economical, One-Pot, Three-Reaction Cascade to Novel Tricyclic 2,4-Dihydro-1H-benzo[f]isochromenes," R. J. Hinkle, S. E. Lewis, Organic Letters 15, 4070-4073. 2013. Shane Lewis, MS 2015, Chemistry.

"Inter-channel Mixing Minimization in Semi-packed Micro Gas Chromatography Columns," B. Alfeeli, S. Narayanan, D. Moodie, P. Zellner, M. McMillan, D. Hirtenstein, G. Rice, and M. Agah, IEEE Sensors 13, 4312-4319. 2013. Daniel Hirtenstein, MS 2013, Chemistry.

"Carbonate Templated Self-assembly of an Alkylthiolate-bridged Cadmium Macrocycle," W. Lai, S. M. Berry, W. P. Kaplan, M. S. Hain, J. C. Poutsma, R. J. Butcher, R. D. Pike, D. C. Bebout, Inorganic Chemistry 52, 2286-2288. 2013. Wei Lai, MS 2005, Chemistry.

"Enantioselective Synthesis of (+)-Malbrancheamide B," S. W. Laws and J. R. Scheerer, Journal Organic Chemistry 78, 2422-2429. 2013. Stephen Laws, MS 2013, Chemistry.

"Discovery of Small Molecule Modifiers of microRNAs for the Treatment of HCV Infection," V. T. Tripp and D. D. Young, in Therapeutic Applications of Ribozymes and Riboswitches, Methods in Molecular Biology, Daniel Lafontaine & Audre Dube (ed.), Humana Press, 153-155. 2013. Valerie Tripp, MS 2013, Chemistry.

"Approaches to the Modulation of miRNA Maturation," V. T. Tripp, J. R. McKenna, D. D. Young, inmiRNA Maturation, Methods in Molecular Biology, Christoph Arenz (ed.) Springer Science Press, 27-58. 2013. Valerie Tripp, MS 2013, Chemistry.

"Development of Rapid Microwave Mediated and Low Temperature Bacterial Transformations," V. T. Tripp, J. C. Maza, D. D. Young Journal of Chemical Biology 6, 135-140. 2013. Valerie Tripp, MS 2013, Chemistry; Johnathan Maza, MS 2016, Chemistry.

Alumni Employment

Associate research scientist for Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD), Richmond, VA. 2017. Nick Udell, MS 2017, Chemistry.

Ph.D. program at University of California Berkeley. 2016. Jonathan Maza, MS 2016, Chemistry.

Working at American Society of Clinical Oncology. 2016. Gerardo Ayala, MS 2016, Chemistry.

Ph.D. program in Chemistry at Emory University. 2015. Dan Liu, MS 2015, Chemistry.

Laboratory Chemist at Columbia Chemical in Brunswick, OH. 2015. Jessica Lampkowski, MS 2015, Chemistry.

J.D. program at Georgetown University Law Center. 2015. Douglas Cheek, MS 2015, Chemistry.

Ph.D. program in Chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania. 2015. Patrick Blank, MS 2015, Chemistry.

Quality Assurance/Quality Control Assistant at MTC Industries Inc. in Edgewood, NY. 2014. Yuzhou Chen, MS 2014, Chemistry.

Chemist Evoqua Water Technologies in Pittsburgh, PA. 2014. Kylie Henline, MS 2014, Chemistry.

Forensic Scientist Trainee with the Virginia Department of Forensic Science. 2013. Jessica Belton, MS 2013, Chemistry.

Ph.D. program in Chemistry at UCLA. 2013. Carolyn Carta, MS 2013, Chemistry.

Ph.D. program in Biophysical Chemistry at New York University. 2013. Joseph Auslander, MS 2013, Chemistry.

Ph.D. program in Chemistry at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. 2013. William Czaplyski, MS 2013, Chemistry.

Ph.D. program in Chemistry at the University of California – Davis. 2013. Stephen Laws, MS 2013, Chemistry.

Ph.D. program in Chemistry at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. 2013. Kaila Margrey, MS 2013, Chemistry.

Ph.D. program in Chemical Biology at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. 2013. Valerie Tripp, MS 2013, Chemistry.

Mass Spectrometry Lab Technologist at Health Diagnostic Laboratory Inc. 2013. Jessica Belton, MS 2013, Chemistry.

Project Manager, Trainer and Consultant at Classic Seminars. 2013. Joy Russell, MA 2013, Chemistry.

Research Chemist at Carpenter Co. 2013. Jason Safko, MS 2013, Chemistry.