Cameron students present research at chemical society meeting

Six Cameron University students presented their research at the Oklahoma American Chemical Society meeting.
Six Cameron University students presented their research at the Oklahoma American Chemical Society meeting. | File photo

Six Cameron University students presented their research at the Oklahoma American Chemical Society meeting, including chemistry major Alex Rivas, who won first place in the meeting’s Undergraduate Poster division.

Rivas won the honor for his “The Effects of PCBP2 on Iron Homeostasis and Iron-related Proteins in Livers of PCBP2 Knockdown Mice” poster, and also presented an additional poster entitled “Using Microwaves for Organic Synthesis in Undergraduate Organic Labs.” He conducted his research with Cameron University Chemistry Professor Ann Nalley, and will participate in the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center’s INBRE Summer Research Program.

Other student participants from Cameron University include: 

***Mark Bannon, from Oklahoma, who presented “Traditional and Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of 1,2,3-Triazoles using Click Chemistry.”
***Pasang Hyolmo, from Nepal, who presented “Microwave Synthesis of Tetrapheynlporphyrins and Tetraphenylporphyrin Derivatives.”
***Emmanual Ilondior, from Nigeria, who presented “Synthesis of Azo Dyes Prepared from Diazonium Salts and their Applications in Solar Cells.”
***James Lutz, of Idaho, who presented “Synthesis of Malachite Green and Its Application in Solar Cells,” and
***Sujana Rupakheti, from Nepal, who presented “Microwave Synthesis of Phenyl Salicylate and Phenyl Salicylate Derivatives.”

Bannon conducted his research with Assistant Professor Mary Tohidi, while Hyolmo, Ilondior, Lutz and Rupakheti conducted theirs with Nalley. 

Rupakheti will join Rivas in the INBRE Summer Research Program.

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