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Seven Chemistry Majors Represent Rhodes at the American Chemical Society Conference

Publication Date: 3/24/2010

Seven Rhodes chemistry majors are presenting their work this week at the national American Chemical Society conference in San Francisco, CA.

Laura Hofto ’10 of Mobile, AL is presenting “Molecular Modeling of the Metabolism of Acetaminophen and Acetaminophen-Like Molecules.”

Liz Jeans ’11 of Scottsdale, AZ is presenting “Comparison of Complete Basis Set Extrapolated CCSD (T) and DFT Methods for the Interaction Energies of Various Benzene and Borazine Dimers: Bio-Molecular Applications.”

Caroline Lee ’11 of Mandeville, LA is presenting “Electrostatic and Docking Studies on the Active Site of Aromatic Amino Acid Decarboxylase: Implications for Serotonin Synthesis.”

Betsy Parkinson ’10 of Greenville, MS is discussing work she completed at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Michelle Shroyer ’11 of Birmingham, AL is presenting “Ab Initio and DFT Calculations of Ligand-Nucleic Acid Binding Models.”

Hunter Utkov ’10 of Austin, TX and Allison Price ’11 of Austin, TX are presenting “Fragment Based Design of Novel Cholesterol Moderating Drugs Using Ab Initio and DFT Methods.”

According to its Web site, the American Chemical Society is the world’s largest scientific society and a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences.


 

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