September 2017-May 2018: Le Moyne College McDevitt Fellow in Natural Sciences
Fall 2014-Spring 2018: Le Moyne College Dean’s List
August 2015- May 2018: Dr. Joseph Mullins: Synthesis and characterization of curcumin analogs. Synthesis was optimized through use of a microwave reactor. This synthesis was applied to a project-based lab for students in Organic Chemistry Lab.
June 2017-August 2017: Dr. Rolf Breinbauer; TU Graz: Synthesis of alpha helical mimics through Suzuki cross coupling reactions. Worked to synthesize benzene analogs with various amino acid side chains. These mimics were designed to become inhibitors of protein-protein interactions.
My current research involves making peptides for platelet aggregation that can be attached to magnetic nanoparticles. These functionalized nanoparticles can be used to study acute ischemic stroke in mouse models. These peptides are designed to understand more of the immune response around acute ischemic stroke through being activated when certain enzymes are present in the brain.