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2011 Sigma Xi

Neil Palmer '12 presenting his poster on the diastereoselective synthesis of bis-spiroketals.

Students that did research over summer 2011 at Swarthmore or other academic institutions and industries presented their research at the annual Sigma Xi poster session.


Raymundo Alfaro-Aco '12 and Steven Miller, Crystallographic studies of the Autoinducer-2 processing enzyme LsrG in Escherichia Coli

Steven Barrett '13, Jesse Platt, and F. Bradley Johnson, Interactions between Saccharomyces cerevisiae RAP1 and G-quadruplexes

Tiffany Lee '12, Tinting Wu, Catherine Crouch, and Tobias Baumgart, Effects of Electrostatic Interactions and Membrane Curvature on Binding of BIN1-BAR Protein to Lipid Membranes

Daniel Ly '12, Purification and crystallization of LsrF mutants in E. coli

Elizabeth Matlock '12, Amy Vollmer, and Alison Holliday, Extraction, analysis, and bacterial enrichment of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in Little Crum Creek sediment

John Nicoludis '12, Steven Barrett '13, and Liliya Yatsunyk, Stabilization and structural rearrangement of Tel22 in the presence of N-methyl porphyrins under low K+ conditions

Samuel Tanner '14 and Christopher H. Henkels, Incorporation of the unnatural amino acid trifluoromethylphenylalanine into superfolder green fluorescent protein in vivo

Vienna Tran '13 and Ronald Pruzan, Targeting hTERT mRNA for degradation with single-and double-stranded thio-phosphoramidate and phosphoramidate oligonucleotides

Daniel Ly '12 presents his research at the 2011 Sigma Xi poster session.


Travis Mattingly '13 and Alison Holliday, The detection of melamine in condensed milk using ion mobility spectrometry

Daniel Pak '12 and Alison Holliday, Optimization of SPME ESI-IMS Parameters to Detect Parts Per Billion Concentrations of Tebuconazole

Wystan Palmer '12 and Robert Paley, Diastereoselective Synthesis of Bis-spiroketals Directed by Planar Chiral 2-Sulfinyl Diene Iron(0) Tricarbonyl Complexes

Hanna Rose '12 and Henry Ainley, Design and synthesis of nickel(II) complexes for use as catalysts in hydrogen fuel production

Mary Alice Upshur '12 and Kathleen Howard, SDSL Reveals Multiple Conformations of Influenza A M2 Protein

Harry Wang '13 and Robert F. Pasternack, Inhibition of Conversion of Hemin to Hemozoin (Malaria Pigment)

Harry Wang '13 and Vienna Tran '13 at the 2011 Sigma Xi poster session.