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MeaganMeagan Boll, Chemistry, studio portrait, tag Boll

Educational Background: Boise State University, B.S. in Chemistry

Area(s) of specialization: Biochemistry

Research Focus: Determining the role played by the MTN enzyme in the virulence of hemorrhagic E. coli using proteomics

Advisor: Dr. Ken Cornell

 

Phillip Hammer, Chemistry, studio portrait

Phillip Hammer

Educational Background: Boise State University, B.S. in Chemistry

Area(s) of specialization: Analytical Chemistry

Research Focus: Thermal study of nitrogen heterocycles in cyanide reactions

Advisor: Dr. Mike Callahan

 

Jerrett Jerrett Holdaway, Chemistry graduate assistant, studio portrait, photo by Priscilla GroverHoldaway

Educational Background: Dixie State University, B.S. Integrated Studies (Biology/Chemistry)

Area(s) of specialization: Synthetic Organic Chemistry

Research Focus: Synthesis of anthracycline analogs for use as potentially non-cardiotoxic anti-cancer agents

                                                 Advisor: Dr. Don Warner

 

Savannah Irving, Chemistry Senior, studio portrait

Savannah Irving

Educational Background: Boise State University, B.S. in Chemistry

Area(s) of specialization: Physical Chemistry/Materials Chemistry

Research Focus: Fullerenes and colloidal C60 nanoparticles

Advisor: Dr. Kevin Ausman

 

Nhu (Mila) Lam , Chemistry graduate assistant, faculty/staff, studio portrait, photo by Priscilla Grover

Mila Lam

Educational Background: Boise State University, B.S. in Chemistry

Area(s) of specialization: Biochemistry

Research Focus: Investigation of catalytic activity of stable β-keto-acyl-ACP substrate analogs in quorum sensing signal synthesis

Advisor: Dr. Rajesh Nagarajan

 

Hanna Meinikheim, Chemistry graduate assistant, studio portrait, photo by Priscilla Grover

Hanna Meinikheim

Educational Background: Boise State University, B.S. in Forensic Chemistry

Area(s) of specialization: Forensic/Analytical Chemistry

Research Focus: Biomolecular archaeology of organic remains in ancient Egyptian and Nubian food pots from the Sudan.

Advisor: Dr. Mike Callahan

 

Shaun Millard, Chemistry Graduate, studio portrait, photo by Priscilla Grover

Shaun Millard

Educational Background: B.S. in Biology (Human emphasis), B.S. in Pre-Med studies, Boise State University

Area(s) of specialization: Biochemistry and Inorganic Synthesis

Research Focus: Synthesis of transition metal complexes

Advisor: Dr. Adam Colson and Dr. Don Warner

 

Phil Moon, Chemistry Graduate, studio portrait, photo by Priscilla Grover

Phil Moon

Educational Background: Eastern Oregon Univeristy, B.S. in Biochemistry

Area(s) of specialization: Biochemistry/Chemistry

Research Focus: In vitro and in vivo studies of anticancer agents

Advisor: Dr. Ken Cornell and Dr. Don Warner

 

Ashley Poppe, Chemistry Graduate Student, Studio Portrait, Priscilla Grover Photo

Ashley Poppe

Educational Background: BYU-Idaho, B.S. in Biochemistry

Area(s) of specialization: Biochemistry/Enzymology

Research Focus:  Acyl-substrate recognition in the binding and chemical steps of BmaI1 in Burkholderia mallei

Advisor: Dr. Rajesh Nagarajan

 

Jonathan Prince, Chemistry Graduate Student, studio portrait, Priscilla Grover photo

Jonathan Prince

Educational Background: Western State Colorado University, B.A.

Area(s) of specialization: Electronic structure theory, spectroscopy and bonding

Research Focus: Undecided

Advisor: Dr. Clifford LeMaster

 

Daniel Shin, Chemistry graduate assistant, studio portrait, photo by Priscilla Grover

Daniel Shin

Educational Background: Boise State University, B.S. in Chemistry

Area(s) of specialization: Biochemistry

Research Focus: Development of acyl-homoserine lactone based modulators of quorum sensing signal synthase in P. aeruginosa

Advisor: Dr. Rajesh Nagarajan

 

Portrait of Kelsey Skluzacek

Kelsey Skluzacek

Educational Background: St. Norbert College, B.S. in Chemistry

Area(s) of specialization: Organic Synthesis

Research Focus: Structure-based drug design of oncostatin M small molecule inhibitors for the prevention/treatment of metastasis in breast cancer patients

Advisor: Dr. Don Warner

 

Thaaer Muhammed, Chemistry graduate assistant, faculty/staff, studio portrait, photo by Priscilla Grover

Thaaer Muhammed

Educational Background: Baghdad University

Area(s) of specialization: Synthetic Organic Chemistry

Research Focus: Synthesis and study of anti-cancer agents

Advisor: Dr. Don Warner