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