Chemistry Students Present Research at Winchell Undergraduate Research Symposium


Joe Jaye

Students from the Chemistry Department presented posters describing their research April 25 at the Winchell Undergraduate Research Symposium held at the University of Northwestern and sponsored by the Minnesota Academy of Science.

The participating students, the titles of their posters, and their advisers were:

  • Nick Benish, “Cell-penetrating Compounds Preferentially Bind Glycosaminoglycans over Plasma Membrane Lipids in a Charge Density- and Stereochemistry-dependent Manner,” student of Dr. Lisa Prevette
  • Chad Hewitt, “Validating the Proton Sponge Endosomal Escape Mechanism in an in vitro Environment," student of Dr. Lisa Prevette
  • Francesca Ippoliti, “Modifying Chitosan for Gene Delivery,” student of Dr. Lisa Prevette
  • Joe Jaye, “A Combined Computational and Experimental Study of the Final Ring Closure of BN-Pyrene,” student of Dr. Eric Fort

Jaye was recognized with a Certificate of Excellence award from the MN section of the American Chemical Society for his presentation.