Knerr and Pirnot and three other UD undergraduate chemistry and biochemistry students presented five of the 35 research papers accepted from 10 college and universities in the Mid-Atlantic Region.
UD students have won 91 awards, the largest number of any of the 62 schools that have participated in ISCC during its 72-year history.
Harold White, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, and John Burmeister, Alumni Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, led the UD delegation.
The five students who presented papers included:
- Tyler C. Bazzoli, sophomore, "Identifying Biomarkers of the MHC Geneto Investigate Chemosensory Discrimination." His adviser is Steven Brown, the Willis Harrington Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry;
- Patrick J. Knerr, "Metal-Triggered Hydrogelation of Self-assembling Beta-hairpin Peptides for Bioremediation." His adviser is Joel Schneider, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry;
- Meghan D. Woods, junior, “Elastin-mimetic Hybrid Polymers for Vocal Fold Tissue Engineering." Her adviser is Xinqiao Jia, assistant professor of materials science;
- Michael T. Pirnot, "1,4-Conjugate Addition of 2-Methylpyridines." His adviser is Douglass Taber, professor of chemistry and biochemistry; and
- Jonathan E. Hullman, senior, "Synthesis and Structural Characterization of New Alkaline-Earth and Rare-Earth Metal Indium-Antimonides." His adviser is Svilen Bobev, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry.
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