From left to right: Tim Utz ᾿18, Mary O’Sullivan, PhD, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, Matt Smardz ᾿19 and Marissa Rizzo ᾿20.
From left to right: Phil Sheridan, PhD, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, David Filion ’19 and Ben Russ ’19.
Mary O’Sullivan, PhD, and Phil Sheridan, PhD, professors of chemistry and biochemistry and five chemistry and biochemistry majors attended the 255th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in New Orleans, LA to present posters on their latest research results.
Tim Utz ’18, Marissa Rizzo ’20 and Matthew Smardz ’19 presented two posters based on their research in Mary O’Sullivan’s laboratory: “Synthesis of Guanidino Derivatives of Aryl-Substituted Polyamines as Inhibitors of Trypanosoma cruzi Trypanothione Reductase” and “N-Isopropyl Derivatives of Aryl-Substituted Polyamines: Synthesis and Inhibition of Trypanothione Reductase.” David Filion ’19 and Ben Russ ’19 presented two posters based on their research in Phil Sheridan’s laboratory: “Laser Ablation/Molecular Jet Laser Excitation Spectroscopy of CaNCO” and “Computational Study of Aluminum Monoisocyanate Isomers.”
In addition, these students accepted the Commendable Student Chapter Award on behalf of the Canisius Student Chapter of the American Chemical Society (SCACS). This is the second highest award given by the national ACS to student chapters. This marks the 10th consecutive annual award that the Canisius SCACS has received.
Submitted by: Phil Sheridan, PhD, professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry