Undergraduate Honors Theses in Chemistry and Biochemistry

 

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Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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A Spectroscopic and Computational Study of Diacetyl and Water Clusters, Margaret Baldwin

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Effects of Crowding Agents on i-Motif DNA, Hayden Brines

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Food Security Status and Disordered Eating of Male High School Football Players in Rural, Appalachian Mississippi Participating in a Food Education Program, Miller Carlton

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Computational Investigation of Stellar Cooling, Noble Gas Nucleation, and Organic Molecular Spectra, Jax Dallas

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Investigations Involving Mononuclear and Dinuclear Transition Metal Catalysts for Photochemical Carbon Dioxide Reduction, Ansu Edwards

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How Does Movement Impact Originality in a Divergent Thinking Task?, Molly B. Fontenot

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Synthesis and Conductivity Analysis of a Methyl (Polyethylene Glycol) Comb Polymer, Olivia Fox

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Diabetes Self-Management Training in Rural Mississippi, Nathan Foxworth

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Spectroscopic Analysis of Potential Astromolecules Via Quantum Chemical Quartic Force Fields, Mason Gardner

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Determination of Metals and Microplastics in Sediment from Oyster Reefs in the Mississippi Sound, Shelby Goza

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Bringing Biochemistry Home: Transforming Milk into Yogurt, Ashley King

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Applications of Sodium Azide in the Synthesis of Tetrazines and Hydrolysis Reactions, My Le

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Artificial De Novo Tetramer Hydrogenase Mimic, Co-Metallopeptide Titration, and Photocatalysis, Thuy Hien Le

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Determination of Metals in Whey and Vegan Protein Supplements using Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry, Megan Lofaso

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Synthesis of a DD-π-AA Organic Dye for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells, Hope Lovell

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Effects of Halogen Bonding on 13C NMR Shifts of Various Tolan Species, Anthony Lybrand

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The Importance of Continuity of Care Among Older Adults on Chronic Opioid Therapy, Max Mauney

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Indolizine Donor-Based Dyes for Applications in Fluorescence Biological Imaging, William Meador

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Microplastic Pollution: Analytical Method Development and Current Policy, Klara Missling

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Characterizing PM2.5 Air Samples of Northeast Mississippi, Harley Nabors

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Has Maize Overtaken Our Reality? A Personal Briefing, Biochemical Comparison, Agrigenomics, and History of Maize, Nader Pahlevan

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A Baseline Documentation Report For the Delta Wind Birds Sky Lake Nature Reserve, Preston T. Perkins, J Hays Dubberly, and Michael J. Thomas

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A Conductivity Analysis of a Newly Synthesized Poly(Ethylene Glycol) Methyl Ether Hydroxide Electrolyte, Sarah Marie Peterson

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Purification of PCBP2 and its Effect on the Formation of DNA i-Motifs and Secondary Structures, Nathan Redden

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Chemical and Co-Solute Effects of Polyethylene Glycol on i-Motif Formation, Lindsey Rutherford

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Covalent Modification Of Genetically Engineered Polymers With BODIPY Fluorophores, Emilie Smith

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Composition and Oxidative Potential of Fine Particulate Matter from Pascagoula, MS, Madison Smith

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Preparation of Perylene Bisimide Acceptors with Ethylcarboxyl and Pyrenylcyclohexyl Imide Groups, Michael Cashen Stark

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Oxidative Potential and Composition of Fine Particulate Matter at Two Locations in Mississippi, Victoria Claire Stevens

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Potential Interactions Between GPER1 and HIV Tat-mediated Neurotoxicity, Shiwani Thapa

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Synthesis of Halogenated Glyoximes, Nickie Tiwari

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Studies on synthesis of pyrazole from dibromo and hydrazine compounds., Riya Trivedi

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End Group Modification of Linear Dendritic Block Copolymers (LDBCs), Chinwe Udemgba

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Coronary Artery Disease: An Analysis of its Biochemical, Physiological, and Sociological Causes and Effects, Alexander Velazquez

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A Theoretical Study of Synchronous Proton Transfer in (HF)n, (H2O) n, and (HCl) n Where n = 3, 4, 5, Johnny Yang and Gregory S. Tschumper PhD

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Improving Diabetes Self-Management Developing a Patient Decision Aid to Improve Patient Education, Morgan Baker

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Synthesis and Characterization of PAMAM-Fatty Acid “Janus-type” Dendritic Hybrids for Biomedical Applications, Abigail Grace Barker

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Isolation, Identification, and Investigation of a Novel Bioactive Furanocoumarin from Leaves of Amyris elemifera, Amy K. Bracken

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The Histone Deacetylase Inhibitor Largazole: A Potential Chemotherapeutic Agent, Hannah Lynn Carson

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Crystallization Efforts for an Engineered Nickel-Binding Protein, Gold-Bovine Serum Albumin Nanoclusters, and an Artificial De Novo Tetramer Hydrogenase Mimic, Skyler Crane

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13C NMR Substituent Effects on para-Substituted Tolans: Using Deuteration to Assign 13C Signals in Methyltolan, Reece Crumpler

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In-Vitro Assessment of CB1/CB2 Receptor Binding and Function, Joey M. Davis

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Cell Proliferation and Viability Inhibition by Resveratrol on Breast Cancer Cell Lines, Kyle Ford Gordon Jr

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Synthesis of Polyethylene Glycol - Trifluoromethyl Sulfonamide and Analysis of its Ion-Transport Properties, Andrew Groneck

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A Study of the Antioxidant Versus Pro-Oxidant Nature of the Amyloid Beta Peptide and an Analysis of the Natural Products, Isorhamnetin and Narignenin, as Antioxidants, Kaylee Holmes

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Spectroscopic and Computational Studies of the Agricultural Active Ingredient Dicamba, James Johnson

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The Effects of Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1) and Insulin-like Growth Factor Receptor (IGFR) Regulation on Cognition and Structure of Astrocytes, Sariya Khan

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The Synthesis of a MePEG-based Hydroxide Conducting Electrolyte and the Optimization of the MePEG-Tosylation Reaction, Andrew Ladner

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Synthesis and Characterization of Transition Metal Scorpionate Complexes for Redox Shuttle Applications in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells, Chase Lance

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A Raman Spectroscopic and Quantum Chemical Investigation of Serotonin, It's Intramolecular Interactions, and the Solvent Effects of Methanol, Ethanol, and Water, Mallory Loe

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Investigation of the History of Fingerprinting, Advancements in the Field, and Development of Potential Methods that Could Improve the Detection of Endogenous And Exogenous Drugs in Latent Prints, Kristen Malloy

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Design and Synthesis of Novel Analogs as Potential Antitubercular Agents, Peggy McCluggage

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The Effects of Largazole, a Histone Deacetylase Inhibitor, on Breast Cancer Cell Viability and Metastasis, Hannah McCowan

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Baseline Health Assessment of a Rural Delta Community, Sydney Mitchell

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Detection and Characterization of Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol and Novel Synthetic Cannabinoid Metabolites using Human Liver Microsomes, Seema Murugan

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Approaches Towards the Synthesis of Ketamine Metabolites, Ann K. Patrick

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Study of Pharmaceutical Tablets Using Raman Mapping, Kyle Joseph Pauly

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Dimerization of Neural Cadherin in the Presence of Low Calcium, Kyler Pisciotta

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A Nondestructive Procedure for the Extraction of DNA from Human Teeth, Mark Reliquias and Ann-Elodie Black

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Intrinsic Buffer Hydroxyl Radical Dosimetry for Hydroxyl Radical Protein Footprinting, Addison Roush

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An Assessment of Herb-Drug Interaction Potential of Two Herbs: Momordica Charantia and Phyllanthus Amarus, Faridah Salau

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Synthesis of Fluorinated Pyrazoles via Intra- and Intermolecular Cyclization Reactions, Matthew Saucier

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Raman Spectroscopy Study of Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol and Cannabidiol and their Hydrogen-Bonding Activities, Kalee Sigworth

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Silver-Catalyzed Synthesis of Disubstituted Fluorinated Isoxazoles, Micah Stewart

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The Effects of Alpha-Tocopherol and Ascorbic Acid on Metastatic Breast Cancer Cells, Scout Treadwell

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Gold Nanoparticles: Core Conversion of Au144(SCH2CH2Ph)60 to Au99(SPh-CH3)42 Using Aromatic Thiolate Ligands and Crystallization of Au99(SPh-CH3)42, Elizabeth Turnage

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Raman Spectroscopic and Quantum Chemical Investigation of the Effects of Tri-Methylamine N-Oxide (TMAO) On Hydrated Urea, Hydrated Guanidinium, and Hydrogen Bonded Networks, Genevieve Verville

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Epiclassic Mobility and Diet at Chicoloapan Viejo, Valley of Mexico, Sloan Weeden

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Structures, Energetics, and Vibrational Frequencies of Microhydrated Hexafluorophosphate, PF6−(H2O)n=1,2 from DFT and Ab Initio Computations, Yasmeen Abdo

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Development of a DART-Mass Spectral Database for 3D-Printed Firearm Polymers, and Airborne Mercury at Three Lakes in North Mississippi, Parker Ball

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Time- and pH- dependent proteolysis of Engineered Proteins by Collagenase, Hunter Berry

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Carbon Dioxide Reduction Using Redox-Active Macrocyclic Catalysts, Dawson Kendall Buettner

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A Study of the Kratom Alkaloids and Their Binding to the μ-Opioid Receptor, Reba Elizabeth Ann Chamblee

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Yield Stress Analysis With DV-III Rheometer, Leah Margaret Cook

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Studies on Luminescent Gold and Platinum Nanoclusters for Biological Sensing and Catalysis, Richard Covington

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Studies Related to Chemical Changes in Biochar. I. Polyacrylonitrile Internal Standard to Assess Chemical Changes in Graphene Oxide. II. Ultrasonic Effects on Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons as Models for Biochar, Kaci B. Crawford

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O-GlcNAcylation of HIF-1α Protein in Human Breast Cancer Cells, Joshua D. Dolsen

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Blocking Recombinations in DSCs Through MgO And PFTS Surface Treatments, Kayla Foell

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Preparation of a Perylenebisimide Acceptor with Serinol and Nonadecyl-Swallowtail Imides for Use in Molecular Rectification, Tarrah Frederick

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A Synthesis and Analysis of Anhydrous Hydroxide Ion Conducting Polymer Electrolytes, Stanton Heydinger

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Effects of Kanglaite, An Anticancer Herbal Medicine, on Breast Cancer Cell Metabolism, Sarah A. Hillhouse

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Protein Templated Silver Nanoclusters, Greyson Keel

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Effects of Halogen Bonding on 13C NMR Shifts of Iodotolan, James Long

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Unexpected Outcomes during the Attempted Iodination of Biphenol, Henry Nguyen

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Benchmark Structures and Harmonic Vibrational Frequencies of Hydrated Halide Ions: X– (H2O)n, X = F, Cl, Br, and I (where n = 1 – 4), Caroline Anne Rader

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Solvation of Isoelectronic Halide and Alkali Metal Ions by Noble Gas Atoms, Carly A. Rock

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Molecular Nickel-Catalysts for Photocatalytic Reduction of CO2, Harshin U. Sanjanwala

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Assessing the Effects of Antioxidants on Oxidative Stress in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Cells via Protein Carbonylation, Dalton Sheffield

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Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors and Breast Cancer Metastasis: A Review and Exploration of HDAC(i)s and Other Chemotherapeutic Agents, William E. Sistrunk

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Exploration of Thiol-Michael Addition Bioconjugation to Extend Polymers of a Protein-Based Hydrogel, Elaine Wallin Smith

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The Effect of Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors on Metastatic Breast Cancer Cells in Conjunction with Clinically Relevant Chemotherapeutic Agents, Mary Grace Stewart

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Theoretical and Experimental Vibrational Modes of the Borane Pyridine Complex, Benjamin Stratton

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Investigating the Binding of Fentanyl and Fentanyl Analogs to the µ-Opioid Receptor, Marissa Anne Teske

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Synthesis of a Novel Tetradentate Ligand and its Copper Complex for Redox Shuttle Applications, Joseph T. Vaughan

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Hydrogen Production by His Mutants of Artificial Hydrogenase, Emory Elizabeth Wills

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Electro- and Photocatalytic Carbon Dioxide Reduction with Mononuclear and Dinuclear Rhenium Polypyridyl Complexes, Eva Amatya

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Purification Protocol Development and Analysis of Binding Properties of Calmodulin Collagen-Like Protein, Patrick P. Boddie

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Assembly of a Protein-based Hydrogel as a Vehicle for In Situ Drug Delivery, Austin Carroll

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O-GLCNAC Post Translational Modification of Hypoxia-Inducible Factor (HIF) Proteins, Hailey Elisabeth Grisham

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An Analysis of Commercial Oxidative Hair Dyes Using Raman Spectroscopy, Allyson Henke