15th Annual ACS Poster Vendor Night at Syngenta


Sarah Hymbaugh

Rajeswari Mukherjee

Ronald Nelson

Leona Sirkisoon


Wake Forest Department of Chemistry graduate students attended the 15th Annual ACS Poster Vendor Night at Syngenta on April 14th 2015. During the event, students presented research posters to interested vendors, ACS members, students, faculty from all participating universities (WFU, Guilford College, UNCG and NCA&T), and a volunteer judge. A biochemistry poster entitled “Modification of PRMT1-Targeted Peptides Using Novel N-Mustard Analogs of S-adenosyl-L-methionine” was presented by Sarah Jo Hymbaugh Bergman, mentored by Dr. Lindsay Comstock. Organic chemistry posters were presented by Rajeswari Mukherjee and Ronald Nelson. Rajeswari, mentored by Dr. Bruce King, presented the “Synthesis of Tri-functionalized Aromatic Azides for the Detection of Protein Cysteine Oxidation,” and Ronald, mentored by Dr. Mark Welker, presented “Organic Synthesis of Novel Phosphatidylinositol 3-Kinase (PI3K) Inhibitors Activated by Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) for the Treatment of Androgen-Independent Prostate Cancer.” Analytical chemistry posters were presented by Mahmoud Sebaiy (“On-Column Labeling of Morphine and its Metabolites in Human Urine with a New Boronic Acid Functionalized Squarylium Cyanine Dye Using Capillary Electrophoresis with Laser Induced Fluorescence”) and Leona Sirkisoon (“Evaluation of New Nanomaterials as Sensing Agents Using Capillary Electrophoresis”), mentored by Dr. Christa Colyer.  Ronald Nelson won the 2nd place student poster prize out of a total of 19 graduate student posters judged.

Second Place!  Congratulations Ron!
Second Place! Congratulations Ron!