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Chemistry Research Team Attends 254th ­­ACS National Meeting

Iona Students at ACS National Meeting
NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – Seventeen Iona College undergraduate research students and their faculty mentors presented research to the international chemistry community at the 254th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS). The biannual gathering was held from August 20-24 in Washington, D.C.
Mentored by Sunghee Lee, Ph.D., Board of Trustees endowed professor and chair of Chemistry, and Rodney Versace, Ph.D., assistant professor of Chemistry, students presented posters summarizing their research results as part of a capstone experience for the program. The presentations included:
  • "Hydrocarbon Intercalants in the Lipid Bilayer: Effect on Water Permeability"
  • "Probing Ion and Intercalant Effect on Phospholipid Membranes using Differential Scanning Calorimetry"
  • "Simulations on Effect of Water Permeation through a Synthetic Monoolein Bilayer”
  • "Membrane–Drug Interactions: Effect on Water Permeability”
  • "Surface Behavior of Monoglycerides at the Water-Oil Interface”
  • "Electrophysiological Studies of Model Lipid Bilayers”
  • "Quantitative Raman microspectroscopy at nanoliter aqueous microdroplets"
  • "The Effects of Ions on Biological Membranes: The Presence and Absence of Cholesterol"
  • "Enthalpic Effects of Chain Length and Unsaturation on Water Permeability Across Droplet Bilayers of Homologous Monoglycerides"
  • "Effects of Structural Isomerization on lipid membrane properties"
Iona College’s student research presenters and attendees were:

Chemistry: Alessandra Armetta ’18, Samuel Braziel ’18, Gabriella Di Domizio ’18, Alyssa Gayapa '19, Anneliese Jagaranth '19, Gregory Maier '20, Michael Morales '19, Mariama Njie '20, Brona O'Sullivan '19, Jonathan Warner-Clement '20

Biochemistry: Shea Foley '19, Joseph Giancaspro '20, Mesha Iqbal '20, Elizabeth Miller '19, Marnie Skinner '20, Regan Warmoth '20,Megan Wood '19