Undergraduate Honors Theses in Chemistry and Biochemistry

 

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Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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Covalent Modification Of Recombinant Protein With Reactive Thiols, Sawyer Dulaney and Bailey Taylor

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The Synthesis and Characterization of Ionic Liquids using Nitrogen-Based Cations for Transdermal Delivery, Jo Galloway

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Finding the Optimal Ionic Liquid to Target White Blood Cell Subpopulations Using Nanoparticles, Meghan Gorniak

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The Role of Ionic Liquids in Gold Nanorod Synthesis, Noah Grovich

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Synthetic Investigations in Chemical Probe Development Part 1: Design and Synthesis of Novel Triton X-405 Adenosine Conjugates; Part 2: Synthesis of 2,8-Dihydroxychrysene, Rachel Irene Hammond

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Development of a Non-Invasive DNA Extraction Method from Teeth, Monalisa Heng

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Identification of the Putative Binding Site of a Novel Benzimidazole (Etazene) and its Metabolites on µ-Opioid Receptor: A Systematic Computational Study and Detection using Human Liver Microsomes, Isuru Nipun Hewamanna

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LC-MS Identification of Serum Proteins Adsorbed onto Ionic Liquid-Coated Nanoparticles, Anh M. Hoang

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Synthesis and Characterization of Redox-Active Multidentate Ligands for Catalytic C-H Bond Oxidation and Carbon Dioxide Reduction, Caroline Hodge

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Collision-Induced Dissociation and Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry of Au30(S-tBu)18 Nanoclusters, Christopher Hood

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Efficacy of Δ-9-tetrahydrocannabinol for HIV-related Neuropathic Pain, Kaia Horne

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Early Developmental Exposure to Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol Causes Hyperactivity In Larval Zebrafish That Persists Into Adulthood, Victoria Jackson

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Lessons from the Aisles: A Collection of Short Stories, Drew Jones

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Computational and Spectroscopic Studies of New Sulfur-Containing Dipole-Bound Anions, Nicholas Allen Kruse

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Dicyanobenzothiadiazole-based Organic Dye as a Visible Light Absorbing Strong Photoinduced Oxidant with a 16 Microsecond Long-Lived Excited State, Ivy Li

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A Trained Eye: Optometrists' View Into Primary Care, Louis C. Magee III

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The Effect of Gelatin pH and Incubation Time on the Size of Nanoparticles Manufactured by Desolvation, Katarina Papachrisanthou

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Retro-Structural Analysis of the Four Helix Bundle Motif in Binuclear Proteins, Walker Pedigo and Maggie Smith

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An Analysis of the Tanzanian Public Response to Tanzanian Leadership During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Savannah Pipkin

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Ab Initio Study of the Rotation of the C≡C Group in Benzvalyne, Advait Praveen

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Synthesis of Alpha Domain of Metallothionein for Hydrogen Production, Aditya Surakanti

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The Effects of Crowding Agents on the pKa of Physiologically Stable i-Motif DNA, Courtney Turner

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Isolation of Sphingolipids from Sphingomonas echinoides B-3126 and their Characterization by MS/MS Analysis, Edgar David Uribe Sanchez

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Computational Investigations into Astrochemical Inorganic Oxides, Ammonia Borane, and Genetic Algorithms, E. Michael Valencia

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Computational Electronic Spectroscopy Predictions for Astrochemical Ice Analogues and Data Analysis for Experimental Spectra, Austin Wallace

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Relative energy Comparison for Various Water Clusters using MP2, df-MP2, and CCSD(T):MP2 Methods, Qihang Wang

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Trends in Prenatal Care Accessibility in Rural Mississippi and How these Trends affect Unfavorable Birth Outcomes, Maura Isabella Webb

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A Study of Cannabigerolic Acid and its Derivatives via Raman Spectroscopy and Density Functional Theory, Trevor Wolfe

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Targeting Platelets using Ionic Liquid Coated Nanoparticles, Karen Mun Wong

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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

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Ionic Liquid-Solvated Chitosan Nanoparticles as a Novel Method of Treating Atopic Dermatitis, Leslie Bell

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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

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