SRU students present at national chemistry conference


George Lengyel, assistant professor of chemistry, accompanied a quartet of Slippery Rock University students to the National American Chemical Society Conference in Philadelphia.

Shelby Schettler, a senior environmental geoscience major from Butler, and Gabby Gette, a senior biology major from Erie, presented their research poster, "Impact of Incorporation of α-Alkylated Amino Acids on β-Hairpin Peptide Folded Stability."

Cory Bontrager, a senior biochemistry major from Greencastle, and Tanner Geibel, a senior biochemistry major from Butler, presented their research poster, "Facile Method for the Hydrolysis of a Nickel Schiff Base Complex Useful for Synthesis of Side-Chain Protected Unnatural Amino Acids."