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Department of Chemistry Academic Year 2012-13 News

From the Department of Chemistry, 2012-2013
Congratulations HU Chemistry Class of 2013

Dr. Isai Urasa with the Chemistry Class of 2013

Jasmine Austin B.S. Biochemistry, Kyla Nicole Johnson B.S. Chemistry (Forensics), Tia Marjory Jones B.S. Chemistry (Traditional), Brandi Naschelle Jordan B.S. Chemistry (Forensics), Brianna Miller B.S. Chemistry (Forensics), Andrea M. Osborne B.S. Biochemistry, Ivory Lynn Patterson B.S. Biochemistry, Camille Victoria Pinckens B.S. Biochemistry, Jay Reynolds B.S. Chemistry (Forensics), Shankuria Saunders B.S. Chemistry (Traditional), Gabrille Katherine Simms B.S. Chemistry (Forensics) - Minor Sociology

Alumni Accomplishments

Congratulations to Leopold Green (Class of 2011) on receiving a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Mr. Green is pursuing a Ph.D. in bioengineering at the University of California-Riverside. For more information on the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), visit http://www.nsfgrfp.org/.

Student Accomplishments

Congratulations to Ifeekam Ozonuwe, a senior chemistry major, and Yao Akpamagbo, a junior biology major, for receiving awards at the Beta Kappa Chi Undergraduate Poster Presentations held in Reston, Virginia on March 15, 2013. The posters were presented at the 70th Beta Kappa Chi (BKX)/National Institute of Science (NIS) Joint Annual Meeting. For more information, visit http://www.nisbkxmeeting.org/nisbkx_2012/

Research Day Symposium

The Annual School of Science Research Day symposium took a slightly different format this year, highlighting faculty research activity. Approximately sixty poster presentations were displayed from around the departments in the School. The Chemistry Department was prominently represented with ten posters. Please see below.

Department of Chemistry 2013 Research Day Symposium Presentations

DEVELOPMENT OF METHIONINE-LINKED GOLD NANOPARTICLES FOR ANALYZING RADICAL AND NON-RADICAL SPECIES. Sainath Babu1; Anderson Hayes2; Mahmoud Abdel-Fattah2; Jaetae Seo1; Rao M. Uppu3 and Michelle O. Claville1.
1. School of Science, Hampton University, Hampton, Virginia. 2. Department of Physics, Advanced Center for Laser Science and Spectroscopy, Hampton University, Hampton, Virginia. 3. Department of Environmental Toxicology, Southern University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Insights into organic reaction mechanisms, Charles M. Bump, Department of Chemistry, Hampton University, Hampton, VA 23668

BIOCHEMICAL OXIDATION OF METHIONINE AND METHIONINE-CONTAINING COMPOUNDS. Michelle O. Claville1; Sainath Babu1 and Rao M. Uppu2.
1. School of Science, Hampton University, Hampton, Virginia. 2. Department of Environmental Toxicology, Southern University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

RUTHENIUM(II)-ARENE COMPLEXES WITH NAPHTHALIMIDE-TAGGED CHELATING LIGANDS: SYTHESIS, AND DNA-BINDING STUDIES Kesete Ghebreyessus, Ashley Peralta, Department of Chemistry, Hampton University Hampton, VA, 23668

AN IMPRINTED SORBENT FOR REMOVAL OF Pb (II) IN AQUEOUS SAMPLES, Anael Kimaro, Ph.D. Department of Chemistry, Hampton University, Hampton, VA, 23668.

DESIGN, (THEORETICAL STUDIES, SYNTHESIS AND LASER SPECTROSCOPIC HARACTERIZATION OF AROMATIC HETEROCYCLIC ARYL STYRYL VINYLENE-, AZO-, AND IMINE – BRIDGED SYSTEMS FOR MOLECULAR ELECTRONICS. Edmund Moses N. Ndip, Department of Chemistry, Hampton University, Hampton, VA, 23668.

IMPROVEMENT OF THE BIOCHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE NATURALLY OCCURRING POLYPHENOLIC, ANTI-OXIDANT RESVERATROL THROUGH MOLECULAR SYNTHESIS, Godson C. Nwokogu, Ashley Balentine and Fallon Peterson; Chemistry Department, Hampton University, Hampton, VA 23668

BIOCHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF THREE CANDIDATE TRANSCRIPTIONAL REGULATORS OF MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS

Shanthi R. Paranawithanaa, Shakerra M. Westa, Sherene G.Lattimoreb and Jacqueline V. Woularda.
a. Department of Chemistry, b. Department of Biology, Hampton University, Hampton, VA. 23668

Factors Influencing the TDML of the Lower Chesapeake Bay, Isai T. Urasa, Abiodun Adibi, Reena Blade, Shauntell Myles, Gabrielle Simms, and Courtney Edwards, Department of Chemistry, Hampton University, Hampton, Virginia 23668

Synthesis of Dragomabin conjugated to a fluorescent chromophore, Michelle K. Waddell, Department of Chemistry, Hampton University

Dr. Joseph Williams' Retirement Luncheon

Dr. Joseph Williams' Retirement Luncheon

Announcements

After 19 years of service, Dr. Joseph Williams is retiring this year. To honor him on reaching this milestone, the Department held a retirement luncheon at Bensi's Restaurant on May 16th, 2013.

Also departing this year after six years of service is Dr. Patricia Hatch-Habersham who is relocating with her family to North Carolina.

We wish Drs. Williams and Hatch-Habersham much success in their future endeavors.

Other Events

The Department's Annual Dinner Meeting event this year featured three chemistry alumni (Drs. Judson Haynes, Tiffani Bailey Lash, and Ms. Keyanna Conner). The alumni talked/conversed about their life after, experiences, and accomplishments since leaving HU. As always, it was an inspiring event, especially for the students.