Student Research Presentations/Publications

Department of Physical Sciences

Student Research Presentations/Publications

Publications

Randáková, A; Nelic, D; Ungerová, D; Nwokoye, Peter; Su, Qiwen; Doležal, V; El-Fakahany, EE; Boulos, J; Jakubík, J. "Novel M2-selective, Gi-biased agonists of muscarinic acetylcholine receptors" British Journal of Pharmacology, 2020, 177(9), 2073-2089.

Qiwen Su and Tamara Hamilton "Extending mechanochemical porphyrin synthesis to bulkier aromatics: tetramesitylporphyrin." Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry 2019, 15, 1149-1153.

Narciso Meirelles, Lucas; Silva Campos, Thales; Rodriguez, Zulema; Hernandez, Rebecca; Svec, F.; Zajickova, Z. "Single-pot" approach towards the preparation of alkyl and polyfluoroalkyl organo-silica monolithic capillaries for reversed-phase liquid chromatography. Journal of Separation Science 2018, 41, 3669-3676.

Boulos JF, Jakubik J, Boulos JM, Randakova A, Momirov J. "Synthesis of novel and functionally selective non-competitive muscarinic antagonists as chemical probes." Chemical Biology and Drug Design 2018, 91(1), 93-104

Deepa Gharbharan, Denae Britsch, Gabriela Soto, Anna –Marie Weed, Zuzana Zajickova, Frantisek Svec "Tuning preparation conditions towards optimized separation performance of thermally polymerized organo-silica monolithic columns in capillary liquid chromatography" Journal of Chromatography A 2015, 1408, 101-107.

Vasilyeva Daria, Maurizio Giannotti and John Goehl "Comparisony of Different Approaches in Extraction of a Parameter in a Linear Fit" European Journal of Physics 2015, 36, 4, 45011-45018.

Hannah Shy, Paula Mackin, Andrea Orvieto, Deepa Gharbharan, Tamara Hamilton, Geneva Peterson, Nick Bampos "Two-Step Mechanochemical Synthesis of Porphyrins" Faraday Discussions 2014, 170, 59-69.

John Boulos; Jan Jakubik, Alena Randakova, Cristina Avila "Synthesis of N-Substituted Piperidine Salts as Potential Muscarinic Ligands for Alzheimer’s Applications", Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry 2013, 50(6), 1363-1367.

Maurizio Giannotti, Michael Wise, Aaron Mohammed "MESAFace, a graphical interface to analyze the MESA output" Computer Physics Communications 2013, 184, 1333-1338.

Maurizio Giannotti, John Goehl, Renee Forcier "Quantitative investigation of axes-exchange in linear fit analysis" European Journal of Physics 2013, 34, 107.

Presentations

2020

Sidney Vest, Zuzana Zajickova "Qualitative and quantitative analysis of caffeine and selected catechin derivatives in various green tea extracts by HPLC-PDA-MS", ACS Spring 2020 National Meeting & Expo, Poster digitally uploaded ; 12th Annual STEM Research Symposium, Barry University, abstract digitally uploaded, poster presented as part of Senior Seminar

Londono Emily, Reyes Michaela, Boulos John, Fisher George, Zajickova Zuzana "Introducing GC-MS analysis into undergraduate organic chemistry II laboratory curriculum." ACS Spring 2020 National Meeting & Expo, Poster digitally uploaded ; 12th Annual STEM Research Symposium, Barry University, abstract digitally uploaded

Lise-Berthe Laurent and Tamara Hamilton "Comparing mechanochemical synthesis of tetraphenylporphyrin with other ‘greener’ synthetic approaches" ". ACS Spring 2020 National Meeting & Expo, Poster digitally uploaded ; 12th Annual STEM Research Symposium, Barry University, abstract digitally uploaded

Grace Cambria and John Boulos "Synthesis of functionally selective m1/m4 long-acting muscarinic antagonists for parkinsons therapeutic applications", 12th Annual STEM Research Symposium, Barry University, abstract digitally uploaded, poster presented as part of Senior Seminar

Lilyveth Mesa and John Boulos "Synthesis of m1-preferred long-acting muscarinic antagonists as therapeutic potential for striatal cholinergic dystonia, epileptic seizure and depress", 12th Annual STEM Research Symposium, Barry University, abstract digitally uploaded, poster presented as part of Senior Seminar

Jeremiah Paul and Manuel Miranda "Localization of alpha-subunits of the receptor for the neurotransmitter glycine through gel electrophoresis and immunohistochemistry", 12th Annual STEM Research Symposium, Barry University, abstract digitally uploaded, poster presented as part of Senior Seminar

Jocelyn Rivera, and John Boulos "Synthesis of m1 and m4 selective muscarinic agonists for schizophrenia applications", 12th Annual STEM Research Symposium, Barry University, abstract digitally uploaded, poster presented as part of Senior Seminar

Lilyveth MesaGrace CambriaJeremiah Paul, and Zuzana Zajickova "Evaluation of paint air purification capacity using solid phase microextraction and gas chromatography with mass spectroscopy", 12th Annual STEM Research Symposium, Barry University, abstract digitally uploaded, PowerPoint presented as part of Instrumental Analysis class

2019

Lilyveth Mesa, John F. Boulos "Synthesis of novel functionally selective and long-acting muscarinic antagonists" 257th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Orlando, FL, March 31-April 4, 2019; 11th Annual STEM Research Symposium, Barry University, FL, April 5, 2019 – winning poster

Sidney Vest, Zuzana Zajickova "Determination of catechins in green tea extracts using high performance liquid chromatography coupled with photodiode array and electrospray ionization mass spectrometry" 257th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Orlando, FL, March 31- April 4, 2019; 11th Annual STEM Research Symposium, Barry University, FL, April 5, 2019; Chemical Sciences Symposium, South Florida American Chemical Society, April 12-13, 2019 – 2nd place poster winner

Michaela ReyesAusten Henderson, Joshua Ruppel, Tamara D. Hamilton "Mechanochemistry leads to a series of diarylporphyrins" 257th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Orlando, FL, March 31-April 4, 2019; 11th Annual STEM Research Symposium, Barry University, FL, April 5, 2019 – honorable mention

Emily Londono, Chelsea Martin, John Boulos "Synthesis of potent and functionally selective dualistic muscarinic antagonists as therapeutic agents for the treatment of neurological and peripheral disease states" 11th Annual STEM Research Symposium, Barry University, FL, April 5, 2019

Samantha Britz, Maurizio Giannotti, Llona Kavege, Lilyveth Mesa, Tracey Presume, Brittney Reynolds, Kerri Richardson and Sanja Zivanovic "Teaching electric circuits and fractals to children. New approaches and ideas" 11th Annual STEM Research Symposium, Barry University, FL, April 5, 2019

Audreena Ingham "The effects of cross-linkers on the separation of organo-silica monoliths" 11th Annual STEM Research Symposium, Barry University, FL, April 5, 2019

2018

Jeremiah Andrew Paul*, Manuel Miranda Differential expression of glycine receptors in the globus pallidus, thalamus, and striatum, 255th American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 18-22, 2018; 10th Annual STEM Research Symposium, Barry University, FL, April 6, 2018

John F. Boulos, Jocelyn BaquierSynthesis and biological evaluation of novel long acting muscarinic antagonists, 255th American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 18-22, 2018; 10th Annual STEM Research Symposium, Barry University, FL, April 6, 2018

Reyes, Michaela*; Henderson, A.; Ruppel, J.; Hamilton, T. D. Mechanochemical synthesis of diphenylporphyrins, 255th American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 18-22, 2018; 10th Annual STEM Research Symposium, Barry University, FL, April 6, 2018; Life Sciences South Florida STEM Undergraduate Research Symposium, March 24, 2018

Burkus-Matesevac, A.*; Zajickova, Z. Optimization of surface chemistry of thiol-ene crosslinked organo-silica monolithic columns and their application in capillary liquid chromatography, 255th American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 18-22, 2018; 10th Annual STEM Research Symposium, Barry University, FL, April 6, 2018; Life Sciences South Florida STEM Undergraduate Research Symposium, March 24, 2018

Aurora Burkus-Matesevac*, Maurizio Giannotti, Sanja Zivanovic, John Goehl Appropriate linear fit equations for manipulated data, 10th Annual STEM Research Symposium, Barry University, FL, April 6, 2018

Alexandria Roach*, John F. Boulos Design and Synthesis of Selective Muscarinic Receptors for the Treatment of Parkinson’s disease, 10th Annual STEM Research Symposium, Barry University, FL, April 6, 2018

2017

Burkus-Matesevac, A.*; Zajickova, Z. "Preparation of organo-silica monolithic columns for applications in capillary liquid chromatography using thiolene click reaction" 253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 2-6, 2017; 9th Annual STEM Research Symposium, Barry University, FL, April 12, 2017

Cordero, Diana*; Hamilton, T. D. "Mechanochemical synthesis of porphine and bis-pocket porphyrin" 253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 2-6, 2017; 9th Annual STEM Research Symposium, Barry University, FL, April 12, 2017

Su, Qiwen*; Hamilton, T. D. "Tetra-meso-substituted porphyrins via mechanochemistry; reaction homology and applications of a porous catalyst" 253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 2-6, 2017; 9th Annual STEM Research Symposium, Barry University, FL, April 12, 2017

Maxi, Nirva*; Hamilton, T. D. "Tetra-substituted porphyrin with exo-dentate binding groups: Toward catalytic metalloporphyrin assemblies" 253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 2-6, 2017; 9th Annual STEM Research Symposium, Barry University, FL, April 12, 2017

Everett-Hannah, Shatora*; Hamilton, T. D. "Mechanochemical Oxidation Leading to Porphyrins" 253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 2-6, 2017; 9th Annual STEM Research Symposium, Barry University, FL, April 12, 2017

Paulus, Eva*; Paulus, Eva*; "Community Outreach with Hands-on Physics for Fifth-graders" 9th Annual STEM Research Symposium, Barry University, FL, April 12, 2017

Momirov, J.*; Boulos, J. "Synthesis of functionally selective M1/M4 antagonist for Parkinson’s disease application" SoFL-ACS Chemical Sciences Symposium; 2017 Feb 26; Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; 9th Annual STEM Research Symposium, Barry University, FL, April 12, 2017

Su, Q.*; Morgan, A.*; Everett-Hannah, S.* "Improving public science literary to address the disparity affecting inner-city youth" 4th Annual Community Engagement Symposium, Barry University, FL, Mar 29 2017

Gao, M.*; Wallner, A. "Synthesis, NMR characterization and kinetic studies of creatine pyroglutamate" 253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 2-6, 2017; 9th Annual STEM Research Symposium, Barry University, FL, April 12, 2017

2016

Abdallah, M.*; Silva Campos, T.*; Hernandez, R.*; Zajickova, Z.; Svec, F. Single-pot " approach to preparation of hydrophobic sol-gel monolithic capillary columns for reversed-phase liquid chromatography, 251th American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Diego, CA, March 13-17, 2016; 8th Annual STEM Research Symposium, Barry University, FL, March 23, 2016

Kingston, S.*; Hamilton, T. Comparing Four Syntheses of Tetrephenylporphyrin (TPP) using E-factor and EcoScale as Measurements for Evaluating Greenness, 251st American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Diego, CA, March 13-17, 2016; 8th Annual STEM Research Symposium, Barry University, FL, April 1, 2015

Molina, C.*; Hamilton, T. Towards porphyrin-walled metal-organic polyhedral, 251st American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Diego, CA, March 13-17, 2016; 8th Annual STEM Research Symposium, Barry University

Su, Q.*; Hamilton, T. Mechanochemical synthesis of a series of meso-tetrasubstituted porphyrins, International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies 2015, Honolulu, Hawaii; 251st American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Diego, CA, March 13-17, 2016; 8th Annual STEM Research Symposium, Barry University, FL, April 1, 2015

Azaizeh, W.*;Azaizeh, W.*; A proper probability distribution analysis of manipulated variables of nonlinear models, 8th Annual STEM Research Symposium, Barry University, FL, April 1, 2015

Azaizeh, W.*; Giannotti, M. "A Novel Graphical User Interface for Analyzing and Visualizing Astrophysical Simulation Data" 8th Annual STEM Research Symposium, Barry University, FL, April 1, 2015 (honorable mention); Life Sciences South Florida 2016 STEM Undergraduate Research Symposium, Broward College, FL - April 2nd, 2016

Azaizeh, W.*; Giannotti, M. "Efficiency of air conditioning at Barry University" 80th Annual meeting of Florida Academy of Sciences, University of South Florida St. Petersburg, FL - March 18th, 2016; Life Sciences South Florida 2016 STEM Undergraduate Research Symposium, Broward College, FL - April 2nd, 2016

Azaizeh, W.*; Giannotti, M. "MESAPlot : A python graphical interface to study star simulation data" 80th Annual meeting of Florida Academy of Sciences, University of South Florida St. Petersburg, FL - March 18th, 2016

2015

Vasilyeva, D.*; Giannotti, M.; Goehl, J. "Comparison of different approaches in extraction of a parameter in a linear fit" 7th Annual STEM Research Symposium, Barry University, FL, April 1, 2015 – winning poster

Azaizeh, W.*; Vasilyeva, D.*; Wise, M.; Giannotti, M.; Zivanovic, S. "MESAPlot: A python graphical interface to study stellar simulation data" 7th Annual STEM Research Symposium, Barry University, FL, April 1, 2015

Vasilyeva, D.*; Azaizeh, W.* "Quantitative analysis of the induced currents in circuits with variable geometry and magnetic fields" 7th Annual STEM Research Symposium, Barry University, FL, April 1, 2015

Kingston, S.*; Hamilton, T. "Developing an undergraduate chemistry lab involving mechanochemistry and green chemistry" International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies 2015, Honolulu, Hawaii

Cordero, D.*; Hamilton, T. "Mechanochemistry as a greener route to biological porphyrin targets" International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies 2015, Honolulu, Hawaii; 8th Annual STEM Research Symposium, Barry University, FL, April 1, 2015

Hoelscher, V.*; Hamilton, T. "Entrainment sublimation as a green purification method for porphyrins" 251st American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Diego, CA; 8th Annual STEM Research Symposium, Barry University, FL, April 1, 2015

Hernandez, R.*; Narciso Meirelles, L.*; Svec, F.; Zajickova, Z. "Preparation of hydrophobic thermally polymerized sol-gel monolithic columns for reversed-phase liquid chromatography using "single-pot" approach" 249th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Denver, CO, March 22-26, 2015; 7th Annual STEM Research Symposium, Barry University, FL, April 1, 2015

Sabol, T.*; Rodriguez, Z.*; Soto, G.*; Britsch, D.*; Gharbharan, D.*; Svec, F.; Zajickova, Z. Surface modification of photopolymerized sol-gel monoliths using thiol-ene click chemistry. 249th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Denver, CO, March 22-26, 2015; 7th Annual STEM Research Symposium, Barry University, FL, April 1, 2015 – honorable mention

2014

Comnick, T.*; Gutierrez, R.*; Fisher, G. "D-aspartic acid in oysters" 247th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Dallas, TX, March 16-20, 2014; 6th Annual STEM Research Symposium, Barry University, FL, April 16, 2014 honorable mention

Dao, H.*; Boulos, J.; Jakubik, J. "Synthesis of bitopic muscarinic antagonists and functionally selective agonists for pharmaceutical applications" 247th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Dallas, TX, March 16-20, 2014; 6th Annual STEM Research Symposium, Barry University, April 16, 2014 (winning poster); Florida Annual Meeting and Exposition, American Chemical Society, Innisbrook, FL, May 8-10, 2014

Dao, H.*; Soto, G.*; Llaneras, J.*; Rodriguez, E.*; Nwokoye, P.* "Barry Chemistry Club – Providing Energy for the Future" 247th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Dallas, TX, March 16-20, 2014

Hoelscher, V.*; Hamilton, T. "Entrainment sublimation for purification of porphyrins synthesized by mechanochemistry" 247th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Dallas, TX, March 16-20, 2014; 6th Annual STEM Research Symposium, Barry University, FL, April 16, 2014 (winning poster) and Faraday Discussion 170 – Montreal, Canada, May 21-23, 2014

Basden, M.*; Basden, M.*; "Metal-Organic Assemblies of Tetrakis(3-pyridyl)porphyrin" 6th Annual STEM Research Symposium, Barry University, FL, April 16, 2014

Sabol, T.*; Shy, H.*; Hamilton, T. "Greening the Oxidation Step of Porphyrin Synthesis by Mechanochemistry" 6th Annual STEM Research Symposium, Barry University, FL, April 16, 2014

Su, Q.*; Mackin, P.; Gharbharan, Su, Q.*; Mackin, P.; Gharbharan, "Mechanochemical Condensation Leading to a Family of Tetra-substituted Porphyrins" 6th Annual STEM Research Symposium, Barry University, FL, April 16, 2014; Faraday Discussion 170 – Montreal, Canada, May 21-23, 2014

Britsch, D.*; Gharbharan, D., Svec, F.; Zajickova, Z. "Preparation and optimization of thermally polymerized organic-silica hybrid monoliths and characterization by capillary liquid chromatography" 247th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Dallas, TX, March 16-20, 2014; LSSF STEM Undergraduate Symposium, Florida International University, Miami, FL, April 12, 2014 – nominated talk; 6th Annual STEM Research Symposium, Barry University, FL, April 16, 2014 - wining poster; 2014 Florida Annual Meeting and Exposition, American Chemical Society, Innisbrook, FL, May 8-10, 2014

Soto, G.*; Britsch, D.*; Gharbharan, D., Weed, A-M.; Svec, F.; Zajickova, Z. "Pore surface modification of organo-silica hybrid monolithic columns through thiol-ene chemistry for application in micro-flow liquid chromatography" 247th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Dallas, TX, March 16-20, 2014; 6th Annual STEM Research Symposium, Barry University, FL, April 16, 2014; 2014 Florida Annual Meeting and Exposition, American Chemical Society, Innisbrook, FL, May 8-10, 2014

2013

Gharbharan, D.*, Weed, A-M.*; Svec, F.; Zajickova, Z. "Hybrid monolithic columns with thermally grafted octadecyl methacrylate for high performance liquid chromatography of small molecules." 245th American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 7-11, 2013; 5th Annual STEM Research Symposium, Barry University, FL, March 27, 2013

Weed, A-M.*; Gharbharan, D.*, Svec, F.; Zajickova, Z. "Hydrophobization of pore surface via functionalization of organo-silica monolithic columns with photografted octadecyl methacrylate." 245th American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 7-11, 2013; 5th Annual STEM Research Symposium, Barry University, FL, March 27, 2013

Llaneras, J.*; Wallner, T. "Synthesis and solubility analysis comparing di-creatine citrate, tri-creatine citrate, and creatine pyruvate to creatine-monohydrate" 245th American Chemical Society National Meeting in New Orleans, LA, April 7-11, 2013

Flores, S.*; Fisher, G.; Erickson, M. "Greening the Diels-Alder Reaction" 5th Annual STEM Research Symposium, Barry University, FL, March 27, 2013

Rodriguez, E.*; Comnick, T.*; Gonzalez, N.*; Khomeis, S.*; Fisher, G. "D-Aspartic acid in frog nervous system" 245th American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 7-11, 2013; 5th Annual STEM Research Symposium, Barry University, FL, March 27, 2013

Student Research Summer Research Programs

Our students participated in the following summer research programs:

Lilyveth Mesa - Assessing the Protective Effects of Vitamin D in a High-Risk Asthma Pediatric Cohort - University of Rochester Medical Center; Department of Pediatrics in the Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Rochester, NY (with Dr. Augusto Litonjua) – project supported by the Strong Children’s Research Center Summer Program, 2019

Lilyveth Mesa - Determining the Role of mGlu1 Receptors in Modulating Cortico-Striatal Plasticity - Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN (with Dr. Daniel Foster) – project supported by Vanderbilt’s Undergraduate Clinical Research Internship Program and the Vanderbilt Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery, 2018

Michaela Reyes - Finding the Achilles Heel of Tumors Driven by Dysregulated Ras Signaling - Dartmouth College at Hanover, NH (with Dr. Yolanda Sanchez) - project supported by the Children’s Tumor Foundation (YIA #2016-01-016 to SJB and #2014-01-012 to RJA), NINDS R21 NS060940, NINDS R01NS095411-01A1, NCI P30 CA023108, and a Prouty Pilot Grant from the Friends of the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, 2018

Jeremiah Paul - Allotopic Gene Therapy as a Treatment for Mitochondial Disease - Pitt Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease (PIND) University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA (with Dr. Michael Palladino) - projected supported by the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET), 2018

Chevine Johnson - Investigation of The Electronic and Structural Factors Affecting The Release of Eosin Y and Rhodamine 6G from Alginate Beads - University of Miami, Coral Gables Florida (with Dr. Francisco M. Raymo, PhD, Mercedes M. Mazza and Bianca Combe) - project supported by the Department of Chemistry at the University of Miami and the National Science Foundation under grant #1560103, 2018

Jocelyn Baquier - Postnatal Undernutrition Promotes an Oxidative Muscle Phenotype in Mice - Baylor College of Medicine, Children’s Nutrition Research Center (with Dr. Marta Fiorotto) – project supported by the Summer Medical and Research Training (SMART) Program and the NIH-NIGMS RISE Grant, R25 GM059244-17, Barry University, 2018

Jocelyn Baquier - A possible role for cereblon as a desmoplakin-associated regulator at the intercalated disc -University of California, San Diego, CA, 2017

Diana Cordero Dumit - Long-chain diols as a paleoenvironmental proxy in lake sediments – Brown University, RI (with Dr. James Russell) – project supported by the National Science Foundation, 2017

Jeremiah Paul - Differential expression of glycine receptor in the globus pallidus, thalamus, and striatum - University of Texas at El Paso, TX (with Dr. Manuel Miranda) – project supported by NIH-NIDA #2R25DA033613-06-Summer Mentoring and Research Training: Methods in Neuroscience and Drug-abuse (SMART:MIND) and SCORE grant #SC1MH086070, 2017

Diana Cordero - Calibrating tris(hydroxymethyl)aminomethane (TRIS) buffers for pH measurements in natural seawater - University of Miami-Key Biscayne, FL, 2016

Aurora Burkus-Matesevac - Cocaine-specific field test using aptamer - fluorophore assembly - Florida International University, FL, 2016

Ramón A Gutierrez - Fluorescence study of the allosteric modulators in hemoglobin - Florida International University, FL, 2016

Qiwen Su - Synthesis of novel bitopic muscarinic agonists and antagonists or Alzheimer’s, Schizophrenia, Parkinson’s, Substance Abuse and Overactive Bladder Syndrome - Barry University, FL (with Dr. Boulos), 2016

Diana Cordero - Naturally-occurring DMSP analogs as potential precursors of dimethyl sulfide (DMS) and methanethiol (MeSH) in coastal seawater - Dauphin Island Sea Lab - Dauphin Island, AL, 2015

Miriam Basden - Extraction of nitrosamines from skin tissues and subsequent detection with GC-MS, GC-FID and/or LC-MS - Barry University, FL (with Dr. Zajickova) – project supported by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), 2014

Taylor Sabol - Organo-silica hybrid monoliths: Surface modification using thiol-ene click chemistry - Barry University, FL (with Dr. Zajickova) - project supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), 2014

Lucas Narciso Meirelles - Synthesis of highly hydrophobic organic-inorganic monolith for high performance liquid chromatography based on “one-pot” approach - Barry University, FL (with Dr. Zajickova) - project supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), 2014

Deepa Gharbharan - Hybrid monolithic columns with thermally grafted octadecyl methacrylate for high performance liquid chromatography of small molecules – Barry University, FL (with Dr. Zajickova) - project supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), 2013

Denae Britsch – Preparation and optimization of organic-silica hybrid monoliths and characterization by capillary liquid chromatography – Barry University, FL (with Dr. Zajickova) - project supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), 2013

Eliot Rodriguez - Development of Displacement Assay for Screening Contaminants in Water Chemistry - University of Nebraska – Lincoln, NE, 2013

Hangny Dao - Synthesis and Characterization of the Vaulted-Biaryl Ligand (VAPOL) Phosphoric Acid - University of South Florida, FL, 2013

Anna-Marie Weed – Preparation of Organo-Silica Hybrid Monoliths for Application in Liquid Chromatography Utilizing 2,2'-Azoisobutyronitrile or Irgacure 819 as Initiators – Barry University, FL (with Dr. Zajickova) and The Molecular Foundry at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - project supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), 2012

Deepa Gharbharan - Photopolymerization of Hybrid Organo-Silica Monoliths Using 2,2’-Dimethoxy-2-phenylacetophenone - Barry University, FL (with Dr. Zajickova) and The Molecular Foundry at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - project supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), 2012

Chan Susana - Determining the Fate of Perfluoropolyether Labeling Agent After Cells are Lysed or Undergo Apoptosis - Carnegie Mellon University, PA, 2011

Jill Dvornik - Preparation of Hybrid Monoliths via Thermal Initiation - Barry University, FL (with Dr. Zajickova), 2011

Afua Gyapong - Preparation of Photopolymerized Hybrid Monoliths at 254 nm - Barry University, FL (with Dr. Zajickova), 2011

Paula Mackin - Mechanochemical synthesis, characterization and yields of substituted porphyrins - Barry University, FL (with Dr. Hamilton), 2011

Megan Barnes - Synthesis and characterization of porphyrin-walled metal-organic polyhedral - Barry University, FL (with Dr. Hamilton), 2011

Elvis Camacho - Mechanochemical synthesis, characterization and yields of metalloporphyrins - Barry University, FL (with Dr. Hamilton), 2011

Emir Rubi - Preparation of Porous Alumina Monoliths for Separation of Phosphorylated Compounds - (with Dr. Zajickova) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, 2010

Marc Knezevic - In-situ Modification of Silica Monoliths via Photografting - (with Dr. Zajickova) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, 2010

Jake Stefancin - Photopolymerized Sol-Gel Hybrid Silica Monolithic Columns for Capillary Liquid Chromatography - (with Dr. Zajickova) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, 2010

Nathan Gonzalez - Determination of gunshot residue (GSR) by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) - Florida International University, FL, 2010

Jonothan Colon - Total synthesis of attenol A - Ecole Superieure Chimie Physique Electronique de Lyon, France, 2010

Emir Rubi - In situ synthesis of monolithic alumina columns for applications in microscale liquid chromatography - (with Dr. Zajickova) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, 2009

Joao Luna - Modification of silica-based monoliths with nanolayer of fluorinated methacrylate via photografting for applications in microscale liquid chromatography - (with Dr. Zajickova) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, 2009

Cristina Avila - In-Situ Sol-Gel Preparation of Porous Nickel-Doped Alumina Monoliths for Application in Capillary Liquid Chromatography - (with Dr. Zajickova) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, 2009

Kiyana Edwards - Lost at sea? Does existing data provide sufficient information on the dangers of plastics to the marine environment? - National Resource Defense Council, Washington, DC, 2009

Nathan Gonzalez - Actions of D-Asp on excitatory amino acid receptors in the frog’s spinal cord - University of Miami, FL, 2009

Jonothan Colon - Identifying novel drug targets in Trypanasoma. Brucei - University of California-San Francisco, CA, 2009

Andrea Orvieto - Solvent-free synthesis of porphyrins - Barry University, FL and University of Cambridge, England, 2009

Gloria Perez - Synthesis, purification and characterization of hydrophobic peptides for early prostate cancer diagnosis - University of California, CA, 2009

Maria Perez - The interaction of poly (acrylic acid) with a molecular gel - University of Michigan, MI, 2009

Andrea Orvieto – A circular dichroism study of KL4 in various lipid vesicles – University of Florida, FL, 2008

Emir Rubi – Monolithic alumina columns for capillary liquid chromatography – (with Dr. Zajickova) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, 2008

Joao Luna - Photochemical modification of silica-based monoliths with nanolayer of fluorinated methacrylate - (with Dr. Zajickova) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, 2008

Kiyana Edwards – The evolution of the global energy crisis – causes, effects and strategies for reducing the impact on the environment – Cornell University, NJ, 2008

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