Diana Bigler ’15 soon will have her honors research completed at Rhodes published in Computational and Theoretical Chemistry. It is titled “DFT and MP2 Study of the Effects of Point Mutations on the Binding of Ligands Within the SULT1A3 Active Site.” The manuscript is co-authored by Professors Mauricio Cafiero and Larryn Peterson. Bigler has worked with Prof. Cafiero since her freshman year and was a summer fellow in his lab after her sophomore and junior years.
She won the Department of Chemistry’s Senior Research Award this past May, and her research presentations won awards at three conferences this past year, including a national-level award at the American Chemical Society’s national conference in Denver.
Bigler will start medical school at the University of Kentucky this coming year.