SRU students honored for poster at chemistry symposium


May 7, 2019

Two Slippery Rock University chemistry majors received the Outstanding Poster Presentation award for "Synthesis of Unnatural Amino Acids and Impacts on Peptide Folded Structures" at the 33rd Annual American Chemical Society Student Member Symposium at Duquesne University. The symposium featured posters from science students in the Pittsburgh region.

The research, conducted by Shannon Rose, a senior from King of Prussia, and Anna Will, a junior from Allison Park, looked at how creating amino acids affects protein folding. The folding patterns of proteins, when occurring in the human brain, correlates with Alzheimer's disease.

Other SRU chemistry majors who presented included: Warren Lowther, a senior from New Florence; Kara Manning, a junior from Saint Marys; Jacob Palmer, a senior from Spartansburg; Shannon Schultz, a senior from Slippery Rock; and Gabi Spencer, a junior from Canonsburg.