Biology and chemistry majors present at PASSHE conference


A half dozen Slippery Rock University biology and chemistry majors recently made presentations as the PASSHE Undergraduate Research Conference held at Millersville University.

Amber Davidson, a junior from Warren, Ohio, and Megan Stout, a senior from Pittsburgh, under the supervision of Qi Chen, assistant professor of chemistry, presented "Design and Synthesis of L-Neplanocin Analogues as Antiviral Agents;" Jessica Reed, a senior from Ashtabula, Ohio, under the supervision of Thaddeus Boron, assistant professor of chemistry, presented "The Nature of the Bridging Anion Controls the Single-Molecule Magnetic Properties of DYX4M 12-Metallacrown-4 Complexes;" Tanner Geibel, a senior from Butler, and Cory Bontrager, a senior from Greencastle, under the supervision of George Lengyel, assistant professor of chemistry, presented "A Novel Method for the Hydrolysis of a Nickel Schiff-Base Complex;" and Rebekah Thomas, a senior from Burgettstown, under the supervision of Min Soo Lim, associate professor of chemistry), presented "Chemical and Frictional Properties of Single and Mixed Monolayers of Nonadecanoic Acid and Octacosanoic Acid Self-Organized on Sapphire Surface."