Undergraduate Research Conference
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
The conference is sponsored by the UC Davis Department of Chemistry and by
Prof. Richard Larock
(Department of Chemistry,
The conference begins at 10:00 am with registration in room 172 followed by the opening address at 10:20 am in room 166. Presentations are then scheduled in two parallel sessions in rooms 166 and 172. Sessions will be moderated by a faculty member who also facilitates a brief discussion after each presentation. A free lunch is served in the Gunrock Pub Patio area. After a keynote address by Prof. Richard Kaner and the awards ceremony, the conference concludes at ~3:30.
Registration and Breakfast in room 172
10:00 - 10:20 a.m.
Laptop Setup in rooms 166 and 176
10:00 - 10:20 a.m.
Opening Address in room 166
10:20 - 10:30 a.m.
Morning Sessions A (room 166) and B (room 176)
10:30 - 12:00 noon
Lunch in Gunrock Pub/Patio
12:00 - 12:45 p.m.
Afternoon Sessions A (room 166) and B (room 176)
12:45 - 2:00 p.m.
Keynote Address by Prof. Richard Kaner (room 166)
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Awards and Photos (room 166)
3:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Morning Session A (room 166) 10:30-12:00 noon
A1 Rational design, evolution and whole genome analysis of direct photosynthetic recycling of CO2 to C4-C5 alcohols in cyanobacteria
Avik Patel, Michael R. Connor, Gabriel Rodriguez, Shota Atsumi*
A2 Crystallization of Abf2 Protein-DNA Complexes
Jiajia Ying, Enoch P. Baldwin*
A3 Transmutation of Empty Cage Fullerenes and Endohedral Derivatives
Mary Magsombol, Brandon Mercado, Alan Balch,* Marilyn Olmstead*
A4 Investigations of Efficient Mimotope Syntheses
Ken Shiraishi, Jessica Hoch, Jacquelyn Gervay-Hague*
A5 Functionalized Nanoparticles for Site-Specific Chemotherapy: DNA Linkers and Radiation-Induced Ligand Release
Larissa Miyachi, Zane Starkewolfe, Ting Guo*
A6 Trialkyloxatriquinanes: Towards Record Long C-O Bonds
William Sheppard, Gorkem Gunbas, Mark Mascal*
Morning Session B (room 176) 10:30-12:00 noon
B1 Co-Crystallization of C60 and Metal Carbonyls
J. Nichols, F. Bowles, A. Balch*
B2 Chemoenzymatic Synthesis of Heparan Sulfate Oligosaccharides and Derivatives
Liana Hie, Yi Chen, Go Sugiarto, Yanhong Li, Vireak Thon, Hai Yu, and Xi Chen*
B3 Synthesis of Low Valent Group 13 Amides and Their Precursors
R. Alan Gamage, Z.D. Brown, P.P. Power*
B4 Sub-90 Deg Interligand Angles in Group 14 Element Dichalcogenolates
Thomas M. Brown, Brian D. Rekken, Philip P Power*
B5 Utilization of Synthetically Modified Nucleotides to Study DNA Repair Glycosylases
Minh Nguyen, Paige McKibbin, Michelle Hamn, Sheila David*
B6 Increased anti-oxidant properties of ε-polylysine by conjugation with curcumin
Afternoon Session A (room 166) 12:45-2:00 pm
A7 Synthesis of β-Ketoamide Isoxazolines by a One-Pot, Multicomponent Reaction
Alex B. Wood, John M. Knapp, Mark J. Kurth*
A8 Crystallography now and then: Synthesis and Structure of Pyr2I+I7-
Minh-Trang C. Pham, Håkon Hope*
A9 Simple Method for Investigation of the Phytotoxicity of Nanomaterials
Marco Herrera, Ming Zhang, Jessica Koehne, Timothy Patten* and Gang-Yu Liu*
A10 Efficient Pathways for the Development of a γ-Lactam Spirocyclic-oxindole Library
Austin Smith, Dr. Jared Shaw*
A11 The Expression and Purification of VEGF-165 for applications in Inhibiting Angiogenesis
Nicole Peiris, Bernadette Marquez, and Claude Meares*
Afternoon Session B (room 176) 12:45-2:00 pm
B7 Enantioselective Synthesis of Spiroindolones Catalyzed by Asymmetric Acids: Promoting a Cure for Malaria
Abel Silva Garcia, Joseph J. Badillo, Annaliese K. Franz*
B8 Luciferase - A screening tool for DNA repair inhibitors
Cindy Chang, Alan Raetz, Sheila S. David*
B9 Cloning and Expression of Human sialidase NEU1
Jonathan Chiang, Yanhong Li, Xi Chen*
B10 Moving Forward: Making a Computational/Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory Accessible to the Blind
Henry Wedler, Sarah Cohen, Davis, Christian Hamann, Jason Harrison, Jared Shaw, Matthew Siebert, Dean Tantillo*
Keynote Address (room 166) 2:00 - 3:00 pm
'Applications of Conducting Polymer Nanofibers'
by Richard B. Kaner, Department of Chemistry,
Prof. Richard Kaner
B. Kaner received his Ph.D. in inorganic
chemistry from the
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