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Three chemistry majors receive Harrison Undergraduate Research Awards

Thirty-five University of Virginia undergraduates have received Harrison Undergraduate Research Awards, which will assist them in conducting independent research during the summer. Three of the 35 students were chemistry majors conducting research in catalysis, biochemistry, and biophysics.

friedfeld-maxgunnoe2Max Friedfeld with Prof. Gunnoe, 20, of Vienna, an environmental chemistry major, “New Catalysts for the Oxidative Hydroarylation of Olefins: Catalyst Development and Mechanistic Studies.”

keller-ashleycolumbusAshley Keller with Prof. Columbus, 21, of Midlothian, a chemistry major with specialization in biochemistry and a minor in biology,”Investigation into the Physio-chemical Properties of Inclusion Membrane Protein A of Chlamydia trachomatis Through 2-D Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Structural Studies.”

patelmehulzimmerMehul Patel with Prof. Zimmer, 20, of Chesapeake, a biochemistry and biology major, “Mechanism of Biosynthesis and Membrane Translocation of Hyaluronan.”

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