Undergraduate Institution: BYU-Hawaii
Faculty Advisor: Professor Andruss
Research: We worked on synthesizing chiral auxiliaries from L-phenylalanine for Intramolecular Styryl Diels Alder (ISDA) reactions.
Undergraduate Institution: Southern Virginia University
Faculty Advisor: Professor Price (JC)
Research: This past summer I worked in the JC Price lab on method development of muscle proteomics. I worked on creating and updating protocols for sample pulverization and preparation for the mass spectrometer. I then analyzed the data collected for protein turnover rates and concentrations of the muscles.
Undergraduate Institution: Utah State University
Faculty Advisor: Professor Paxton
Research: This summer I worked on making hybrid polymer vesicles for use as micro-sized drug delivery vehicles. Once vesicles were created, worked to make them pH responsive to ensure they deliver their cargo under desired pH environments. This allows for greater specificity when delivering therapeutics such as chemo therapies.
Undergraduate Institution: Dixie State University
Faculty Advisor: Professor Hansen
Research: My summer research centered on improving the conversion of biomass into biofuels by method of anaerobic digestion.