Final Defenses Spring 2017 


Date Time Student Advisor Room Degree Title
3/14 9:00 AM Qianli Meng   Vicente 202 CMB  PhD Design, Synthesis, Characterization and Evaluation of Near Infrared
BODIPY Dyes for Various Applications
3/16 10:00 AM Nerissa Lewis Marzilli

 210 Choppin 


N-Donor Ligands as Potential Linkers for Bioconjugation

3/27 2:00 PM Rashanique Quarels Ragains  100 CMB  PhD Chemical Synthesis: New Methods for O-Glycosylation and the Preparation of Organic Thin Films
3/29 12:30 PM Zachary Highland Garno   302 CMB PhD

Nanoscale Studies of Proteins and Gold Thin Films Using Scanning

Probe Microcsopy

3/31 10:30 AM Elizabeth Okoth Vicente 100 CMB PhD

Synthesis, Characterization and Biological Evaluation of 

Monoisomeric Zinc Phthalocyanines for Imaging and Photodynamic Therapy

 4/10 10:00 AM Punprabhashi Vidanapathirana Warner 210 Choppin PhD Improved Protein Characterizations Using Ionic Liquids
4/27 1:00 PM Bijeta Prasai McCarley 202 Choppin PhD

Fluorescent Probe Interrogation of a Cytoprotective Cancer-Linked

Oxidoreductase in Two-Dimensional Human Cell Cultures and Solid

Tumor Mimics

5/4 1:30 PM Tyrslai Williams Vicente 100 CMB PhD

Design, Synthesis, and Evaluation of Innovative BODIPY-Peptidic

Conjugates Toward Biological Application

5/8 1:30 PM Jianbo Ma Kuroda 202 CMB MS Spectroscopic Investigation on the Molecular Mechanism of the Phase Transition of Thermosensitive Polymers