Temple University's College of Science and Technology recently hosted the fifth Mid-Atlantic Seaboard Inorganic Symposium (MASIS) on July 30, 2014. Members of the Yatsunyk Lab attended and one highlight of the symposium was Josh Turek-Herman’s oral presentation titled "Polypyridal Ru complexes as G-quadruplex DNA ligands". He is investigating the ability of metal-containing compounds to turn double DNA strands into quadruple strands that shorten cell life—which potentially could kill cancer cells. For more information about this years symposium, see http://cst.temple.edu/about/news/student-research-shines-masis. Below is the abstract on Josh's presentation.