Students Present Research at American Chemical Society Meeting
Nine Hamilton students attended the 239th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society held March 21-25 in San Francisco. The theme of the meeting was “Chemistry for a Sustainable World.” Also during the meeting Hamilton students and chemistry faculty attended an award symposium in honor of Edward “Ted” Taylor ’46, who received the Alfred Burger Award in Medicinal Chemistry.
Eight students presented posters describing work done during summer research experiences and/or for their senior theses:
• Senior Fellow Gail Corneau ’10, “Synthesis and evaluation of carbohydrate based 1,2,3-triazoles as potential therapeutics for the treatment of gram-positive bacterial infections”
• 2009 Goldwater Scholar and NSF Pre-doctoral Fellow Phill Milner ’10, “Stereocontrol in the radical-induced expansion of bicyclic vinylcyclopropanes to vinylcyclopentanes” and
“Controlling the regioselectivity of the bromonium-induced cyclization of γ,δ-unsaturated alcohols”
• Alex Isaacs ’10, “Conversion of carboxylic acids to methyl esters using modified Simmons-Smith reagents”
• Graham Hone ’10 and Lydia Rono ’11, “Total synthesis of two new glycan derivatives based on the glycan component of the glycopeptide antibiotic vancomycin”
• Julianne Tylko ’10 and Sara Miller ’10, “Synthesis and evaluation of carbohydrate based 1,2,3-lactosyl triazoles and carbohydrate-porphyrin conjugates as inhibitors of galectin-1: Two new classes of potential therapeutics for the treatment of cancer”
• 2010 Goldwater Scholar Taylor Adams ’11, “Synthesis of carbohydrate-porphyrin conjugates: Potential new therapeutics for the treatment of malaria”
Fallon Chipidza ’10 and Hamilton Chemistry Department faculty Karen Brewer, Ian Rosenstein, Nicole Snyder and Brad Wile also attended the meeting and the symposium in honor of alumnus Ted Taylor. Dr. Taylor recently established an endowed fund to support undergraduate research in chemistry and biochemistry at Hamilton.