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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


Savannah Irving, Chemistry Senior, studio portraitSavannah 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


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


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


Ashley Poppe, Chemistry Graduate Student, Studio Portrait, Priscilla Grover PhotoAshley 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 photoJonathan 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


Melissa RobertsMelissa Roberts

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

Area(s) of specialization:

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Advisor: Dr. Michael Callahan


Patrick SchwartzPatrick Schwartz

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

Area(s) of specialization:

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Advisor: Dr. Michael Callahan


Portrait of Kelsey SkluzacekKelsey 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