It’s summertime, which is prime research time here in the Chemistry and Biochemistry department. Many faculty are working on research with students, writing manuscripts, or traveling to conferences to present their research findings.
With over a month still left in the summer, there is still time to get research work done before we focus again on teaching (although research continues during the school year too!).
Summer is also a good time for new students to join a lab so that they can focus on learning new techniques before class starts in the fall. If you are interested in joining a research lab this summer, read over the professor bios on the department page. Find a professor whose research is interesting to you and reach out to them via email to see if and when they are accepting students. A good thing to do is read recent publications from the professor’s lab to understand what kind of research they do.
Speaking of recent publications, we highlighted some in a previous post this year, but there are other recent publications we wanted to mention too:
Dr. Wolbach had a book chapter published on her Geochemical research
Brief Overview of the Younger Dryas Cosmic Impact Datum Layer 12,800 Years Ago and Its Archeological Utility
Malcolm A. LeCompte, A.Victor Adedeji, James P. Kennett, Ted E. Bunch, Wendy S. Wolbach, and Allen West
In: Early Human Life on the Southeastern Coastal Plain (eds. A.C. Goodyear and C.R. Moore). Florida Museum of Natural History: Ripley P. Bullen Series, University of Florida Press, 155-174 (2018).
Dr. Kharas published a paper in January with several undergraduate co-authors:
Synthesis and styrene copolymerization of novel trisubstituted ethylenes: 1. Alkyl ring-substituted isopropyl 2-cyano-3-phenyl-2-propenoates. R.L. Pride, C.J. Anderson, M.S. Aelion, O.S. Barry, M. Berry, E. Blankemeyer, M.M. Bolton, A. Bravo, I. Chae, C.M. Franco, M. Galindo, W.S. Schjerven, G.B. Kharas. J. Macromol. Sci. 55 (4) 355-361(2018).
Dr. Kharas will also have his work presented at the American Chemical Society (ACS) National meeting in Boston in the form of two posters.