Both an IUP Chemistry Department student and a Chemistry Department faculty member presented their research at the recent 235th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in New Orleans, April 6-10.
Mr. Robert Bauer, a Biochemistry major, presented a poster of a project that he completed during his R.E.U. summer research at the University of Buffalo. The poster, DNA structure-selective interactions of Zn(II) tetraazamacrocycle with appended acridine, was authored jointly with Janet Morrow, of SUNY Buffalo.
Dr. Nate McElroy gave the invited oral presentation QSAR at the undergraduate institution and a model of air-to-blood partition coefficients for small organic molecules. Part of this presentation was a review of the cheminformatics research completed by Mr. Sean Smith, who recently completed his master’s thesis in the department. Dr. McElroy also spoke of the advantages and challenges of teaching cheminformatics and chemometrics at IUP, citing examples from this semester’s CHEM 681 course on these topics.
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