John Carroll chemistry students often present their research independently and with faculty at regional, state and national conferences. These experiences help students hone their communication skills and better prepare for graduate school and employment.

Presentations at National American Chemical Society (ACS) Meetings

“Aromatic lodination Reactions of Naphthalene and Methylnapthalenes”, Brazdil, L.C., Callam, C., Las Vegas, NVAugust 1997.

“Ceramic Membranes and Processes”, Hart, M., Mazenic, T., Stephens, T., Besecker, C. (BP America), Las Vegas, NV, August 1997.

March 24, 2003, The 225th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, Rachel T. Finley (Saint Mary’s College)* and David P. Mascotti presented “Determination of the equilibrium affinity for IRP1 binding IRE”.

March 24, 2003, The 225th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, David P. Mascotti and Michael P. Iannetti (Youngstown State University)* presented “Effect of Alcohol-containing Cosolvents on Charged Peptide Interactions”.

Presentations at May Conferences of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy

“Measurement of Electron Self-Exchange Rate Constants Using Stable Isotope Tracers. Separations and Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectroscopy”, Fiorentino, M.; Ketterer, M.E. John Carroll University, May 1996.

“Anthropogenic Lanthanides in the Environment?”, OhlsonB.L., Ketterer, M.E. John Carroll University, May 1996.

“Determination of Platinum and Palladium in Atmospheric Samples for Use as a Tracer of Pollution from Automobile Exhaust”, Peebles, B.C., Ketterer, M.E., Zaleski, C. John Carroll University, May 1997.

“NMR Studies of (a) Iodination Reactions and (b) Solution Structures of an Alkyllithium Compound”,Callam, C.S., Brazdil, L.C., Nichols, M.A. Yeager Award Presentation, May Meeting of SAS, John Carroll University, May 1997.

Presentations at The Argonne Symposium for Undergraduates in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics, Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago, IL

“Synthesis and Solution Structure Studies of Lithium Amides Derived from Substituted Phenethanols”, Sinar, C.M., Nichols, M.A., November l996.

“Aromatic lodination Reactions of Naphthalene and Methylnapthalenes”, Brazdil, L..C., Callam, C., November 1997.

“Solution Structure Studies of Alkyllithium-Potassium Amide Mixtures”Homer, C.D., Nichols, M.A., November 1998.

“Preparation and Characterization by X-ray Diffraction of Oxidation Catalysts Containing Vanadium and Nickel”Thompson, T.C., Brazdil, L.C., November 1998.

“Incubation Studies on Rhus Vernicifera Laccase Utilizing ICP-MS and EPR”, Varga, H.M., Miller, C., November 1998.

“Chemiluminescent Electrophoretic Mobility Assays”Rodgers, J.T., Mascotti, D.M., November 1999.

Presentations at Cleveland Section ACS Meetings-In-Miniature

“Identification and Quantification of Impurities in Tap Water A Gas Chromatographic Experiment for General Chemistry”, Jankowski, G., Brazdil, L.C. Notre Dame College of Ohio, March 1996.

“Kinetic Investigation of Homocysteine Binding”, Nonevski, I., Brazdil, L.C., Jacobsen, D.W., Togawa T. (Cleveland Clinic), Notre Dame College of Ohio, March 1996.

“An Indepth Study of Fuselink Cable”, Cunningham, K. Notre Dame College of Ohio, March 1996.

“The Synthesis of Chiral Lithium Amide Bases Derived from Optically Active Alcohols”, Gallagher, T., Nichols, M.A. Notre Dame College of Ohio, March 1996.

“A High School Experiment to Show the Effect of Acid Rain on Building Materials”, Holzheimer, K., Brazdil, L.C. Notre Dame College of Ohio, March 1996.

“Synthesis and Characterization of New Vanadium Mercaptophenol Complexes’, Thompson, K.L., Challen, P.R. Cleveland State University, March l997.

‘Quantification of the Active Ingredients Found in Commercial Antacid Tablets Using a Vernier pH Probe”, Jankowski, G.M., Brazdil, L.C. Cleveland State University, March 1997.

“Synthesis of Sulfur Trioxide-Dioxane Adducts and Characterization by NMR”, Jankowski, J.T., Brazdil, L.C. Cleveland State University, March 1997.

“Kinetic Studies of the lodination of Benzene” Ace, E.R., Haynik, D.M., Brazdil, L.C. Cleveland State University, March 1997.

“Supported Aqueous Phase Catalysis Using Heterpoly Oxometalate Acids”, Atzemis, C.P., Brazdil, L.C. Cleveland State University, March 1997.

‘The Hydration of Controlled Pore-Glass Catalysts”, Miskelia, J.E.; Brazdil, L.C. Cleveland State University, March 1997.

“Studies of the Effects of Pentanol Isomers on Solutions of Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate in Sodium Chloride-Water Solutions”, Thimons, K.L., Brazdil, L.C., Fisch, M.R., Harrison, D. Cleveland State University, March l997.

“Metal Exchange Studies of Mixed Copper Isotope Derivative of Rhus Vernicifera Laccase”, Dunn, J.A., Miller, C. John Carroll University, March 1998.

“Aromatic Iodination Reactions of Naphthalene and Methylnapthalenes”, Callam, C.S., Brazdil, L.C. John Carroll University, March 1998.

“Synthesis of [6Li, 13C]-n-Butyllithium and [15N,15N’]-TMEDA and Their Use in NMR Solution Structure Studies”, More, J.D., Nichols, M.A. John Carroll University, March 1998.

“Synthesis and Solution Structure Studies of Lithium Amides Derived from Substituted Phenethanols”, Sinar, C.M., Nichols, M.A. John Carroll University, March 1998.

“Synthesis and Characterization of Ethylene Bis Cyclopentadienyl Manganocene and Chromacene”,Nnewihe, C.O., Nichols, M.A., Lovelace-Cameron, S. (Youngstown State), Ladipo, F. (University of Kentucky), John Carroll University, March 1998.

“New Methods of Extraction and Purification of the Blue Copper Oxidase, Laccase”Shaneyfelt, K., Miller, C., Baldwin-Wallace College, March 2000.

“The Effects of Co-Solvents on the Formation of Mixed Alkali Metal Complexes”Homer, C., Nichols, M.A., Baldwin-Wallace College, March 2000.

“Measurement of Concanavalin A Structure at the Solid/Liquid Interface”, Bellar, J. and Waner, M.J., Ursuline College, March 2001.

“Analysis of Valerate Modified Aluminum Isopropoxide as a Precursor for Sol-gel Formation of Alumina Films”, Sterk, L. and Waner, M.J. Case Western Reserve University, March 2002.

“Polymerization Reactions of Styrene Using Trimethylsilylmethyllithium as an Initiator”, Shaneyfelt, E.; Nichols, M.A., Case Western Reserve University, March 2002.

“Determination of the Efficiency of Artificial Wetland Use for Remediation of Urban Run-Off Water”, Cannon, J.; Nichols, M.A., Case Western Reserve University, March 2002.

“Synthesis and Studies of HAT-(CN)6 and Metal Complexes”; John J. Morris, Paul R. Challen; David W. Ewing; Cleveland ACS Meeting-in-Miniature, Oberlin College, March 2003. (JJM won one of four undergraduate research prizes at this meeting.)

March 17, 2004, ACS Meeting in Miniature, Cleveland Section, Joshua D. Czerwinski* and David P. Mascotti, “Chemiluminescent Nitrocellulose Filter Binding Assays: SOD/DNA Interaction as an Example.”

“Regulation of c-Abl kinase activity by S-glutathiolation”  Presented by: Amanda Leonberg and Yuh-Cherng Chai

Place: Baldwin-Wallace College (MEETING-IN-MINIATURE) Date: March 23, 2005.

“Regulation of c-Abl kinase activity is inhibited by the modification of cysteine residues”  Presented by: Amanda Leonberg and Yuh-Cherng Chai. Place:  a joint local

ACS societies meeting in Akron Date: January 19, 2005.

Poster Presentations at the 16th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, University of Michigan, August, 2000

“Determining Effects of Iron-starvation on E. coli Promoters Using Green Fluorescent Protein”,Giannios, N., Mascotti, D.M.

“Quantitative Dual Membrane Nitrocellulose Filter Binding Assays”, Rogers, J.T., Mascotti, D.M.

“Effects of Osmolarity and Dielectric Constant on Peptide-RNA Interactions”, Ferringer, M.,Mascotti, D.M.

“Separation and Purification of IRP1 and IRP2″, Syed, A. Brathwaite, O., Mascotti, D.M.

“Searching for a Needle in a Haystack – An Effort to Identify Down-stream Binding Proteins on Ferritin mRNA”Rainey, E., Brathwaite, O, Mascotti, D.M.

“Studies of the Compounds 2,3,6,7-Tetracyanotetraazatriphenylene, (2/3-HAT) and
Dicyanotetraazatriphenylene”,
 McGuire, R., Challen, P.R.

“Examination of Concanavalin A Structure at the Solid/Liquid Interface by Atomic Force Microscopy”, Bellar, J., Waner, M.

“Determination of Kinetic Parameters of Hydrocarbon Abstraction Reactions Using Ab Initio Methods”, Jagodnik, K., Ewing, D.W.

“Experimental and Theoretical Study of HAT(CN)6″ Dentler, M., Challen, P.R., Ewing, D.W.

“Applications of atomic spectrometric techniques to iron determination in living cells”, Vu, N.Varnes, A., Mascotti, D.M.

“A Chemical and Microbiological Survey an Urban Watershed: Euclid Creek”, Nemeth, D., Nichols, M.A.

“Chemical and Microbiological Analyses of an Urban Stream (Euclid Creek) Before, During and After a “Storm Event”, Taylor, R., Nichols, M.A.

Other Regional Meetings

“An Independent General Chemistry Laboratory Project: How Does Robin Leach’s Silver Cleaning Plate Work?”, Nneiwhe, C.O., Nichols, M.A. STARS Research Conference, Miami University, Oxford, OH, April 1996.

“Isolation and Characterization of Organic Compounds Obtained from Natural Materials”, Nneiwhe, C.O., Nichols, M.A. STARS Research Conference, Bowling Green University, Bowling Green, OH, April 1997.

“Synthesis and Characterization of Ethylene Bis Cyclopentadienyl Manganocene and Chromacene”,Nnewihe, C.O., Nichols, M.A., Lovelace-Cameron, S. (Youngstown State), Ladipo, F. (University of Kentucky), John Carroll University, STARS Research Conference, Ohio University, Athens, OH, April 1998.

“Routine High-Precision Determination of 238U / 235U in Environmental Soils and Sediments by ICP-MS”, Wetzel, W., Ketterer, M.E. 30th Central ACS Regional Meeting, Cleveland, OH, May 1998.

“Ceramic Membranes and Processes”, Hart, M.P., Smierciak, R.C. (BP Chemicals) 30th Central ACS Regional Meeting, Cleveland, OH, May 1998.

“Bigger than Ferritin?”, Cervasco, N.C.; Mascotti, D.P. Fourth Annual I-71 Cell and Molecular Biology Meeting, John Carroll University, July 1999.

“Chemiluminescent Electrophoretic Mobility Assays”, Rodgers, J.L.; Mascotti, D.P. Fourth Annual I-71 Cell and Molecular Biology Meeting, John Carroll University, July 1999.

“Intracellular Proteolytic Cleavage of dppB During Thrombin Activation”, Shaneyfelt, K., 75th Anniversary Celebration of Iota Sigma Pi, Cleveland State University, March 2000.

“The Effects of Co-Solvents on the Formation of Mixed Alkali Metal Complexes”, Homer, C., Nichols, M.A., 75th Anniversary Celebration of Iota Sigma Pi, Cleveland State University, March 2000.

“New Methods of Extraction and Purification of the Blue Copper Oxidase Laccase”, Lewis, M.,Shaneyfelt, K., Miller, C.M., Bridges to Success in the Sciences Poster Session, Cuyahoga Community College, Metro Campus, Cleveland, OH, April 2000.

“Chemical and Microbiological Studies of an Urban Stream: Big Creek”, Gadja, J., Greathouse, T. (Cuyahoga Community College, Western Campus), Nichols, M.A., Bridges to Success in the Sciences Poster Session, Cuyahoga Community College, Metro Campus, Cleveland, OH, April 2000.

“Chemistry Camp for Kids at John Carroll”, Clemmons, N., Whitworth, F. Bridges to Success in the Sciences Poster Session, Cuyahoga Community College, Metro Campus, Cleveland, OH, July 2000.

“What?  Chemicals in the Water?  An Overview of Water Testing and Applications”, Nichols, M.A.  Keynote Address: Cleveland Regional Council of Science Teachers (CRCST), Fall Conference, October 2004, John Carroll University.

October 28, 2005, Rustbelt RNA Meeting, Deer Creek, Ohio, Angela C. SmolikStephanie C. Hovan & David P. Mascotti, “Interactions of MnSOD with Single Stranded RNA using Fluorescence Spectroscopy.”

October 28, 2005, Rustbelt RNA Meeting, Deer Creek, Ohio, David P. Mascotti, Robert J. Kall &Michael P. Iannetti, “Effect of Ethanol as a Cosolvent on Charged Peptide Interactions with RNA.”

“Kinetic and Mechanistic Studies of the Deprotonation of Isobutyrophenone Using a Sterically-Hindered Lithium Amide Base”, Michael A. Nichols and Christina Leposa, American Chemical Society Central Regional Meeting, Midland, MI, May 2006. (Oral Presentation)

“Chemical and Microbiological Studies of the Effectiveness of Bioaugmentation to Prevent Algal Growth in Two Urban Lakes in the Doan Brook Watershed (OH), Michael A. Nichols, Adrienne Clark, and Keith Jones, American Chemical Society Central Regional Meeting, Midland, MI, May 2006. (Poster Presentation)

“Intrinsic Tryptophan Fluorescence as a Structural Probe of the Streptavidin-Biotin System” Mark J. Waner, Anthony Mustovich*, Seema Patel* and David P. Mascotti, ACS Central

Regional Meeting and 39th Silicon Symposium, Frankenmuth, Michigan, May 16-21, 2006.

Other National Meetings

“Aromatic Iodination Reactions of Naphthalene and Methylnapthalenes”, Callam, C.S., Brazdil, L.C. Undergraduate Research Poster Session, 30th Central ACS Regional Meeting, Great Lakes Science Center, Cleveland, OH, May 1998 and NCUR 98 Conference, Salisbury State University, MD, April 1998.

“Synthesis of [6Li, 13C]-n-Butyllithium and [15N,15N’]-TMEDA and Their Use in NMR Solution Structure Studies”, More, J.D., Nichols, M.A. Undergraduate Research Poster Session, 30th Central ACS Regional Meeting, Great Lakes Science Center, Cleveland, OH, May 1998 and NCUR 98 Conference, Salisbury State University, MD, April 1998.

“Aromatic Iodination Reactions of Naphthalene and Methylnapthalenes”, Callam, C.S., Brazdil, L.C. Undergraduate Research Poster Session, 30th Central ACS Regional Meeting, Great Lakes Science Center, Cleveland, OH, May 1998 and NCUR 98 Conference, Salisbury State University, MD, April 1998.

“Synthesis and Solution Structure Studies of Lithium Amides Derived from Substituted Phenethanols”, Sinar, C.M., Nichols, M.A. Undergraduate Research Poster Session, 30th Central ACS Regional Meeting, Great Lakes Science Center, Cleveland, OH, May 1998 and NCUR 98 Conference, Salisbury State University, MD, April 1998, and CUR Capitol Hill Poster Session, Washington, DC, April 1998.

“Metal Exchange Studies of the 63Cu / 65Cu Mixed Isotope Derivative of Rhus Vernicifera Laccase”,Dunn, J.A., Miller, C., NCUR 98 Conference, Salisbury State University, MD, April 1998.

“Studies of 238U / 235U in the Sediments in a Contaminated Great Lakes Harbor”, Wetzel, W., Ketterer, M.E. NCUR 98 Conference, Salisbury State University, MD, April 1998.

“Agarose-Based Chemiluminescent Electromobility Shift Assays”, Hennes, J.L., Barile A. and Mascotti, D.P. NCUR Conference, Rochester, NY, April 1999.

“Dependence of the Extent of Ion Association with Polynucleotides and Peptides as a Function of Solution Dielectric”, Salwan, A., Mascotti, D.M. 44th Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, February 2000.

“New Methods of Extraction and Purification of the Blue Copper Oxidase, Laccase”, Shaneyfelt, K., Miller, C.M. Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Poster Session on Capital Hill, Washington, D.C., April 2000.

April 18, 2002, Council on Undergraduate Research Posters on The Hill, Washington, D.C., Laureen M. Lenchak* and David P. Mascotti.

February 18, 2004, 48th Annual Biophysical Society Meeting in Baltimore, MD. Joshua D. Czerwinski* and David P. Mascotti presented a poster entitled “Chemiluminescent Nitrocellulose Filter Binding Assays: SOD/DNA Interaction as an Example.”

Miscellaneous Presentations

““What, Chemicals in the Water?: An Overview of Environmental Chemistry/Biology Projects at John Carroll University”, Nichols, M.A., Invited Lecture: Department of Chemistry, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, October, 2002.

“The Paradox of Protein Cysteines: The mystery of cellular caspase-3 and c-Abl activation  under oxidative stress”  Presented by: Yuh-Cherng Chai Place: Case Western Reserve University, Department of Pharmacology.  Date: October 12, 2004.

“Fingerprint Analysis: Hands-On Activities for Middle and High School Students”, Michael A. Nichols, given at the Second Annual Teachers’ Symposium at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland, OH, February, 2006.