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Undergraduates Receive Harrison Research Awards

Congratulations to all of this year’s Harrison Research Award recipients.  Special congratulations to our Chemistry Majors:

• Caleigh Azumaya, 20, of Chadds Ford, Pa., a third-year chemistry major in the College studying physiology, is researching mapping the synthesis and translocation of hyaluronan through its synthase.
• Rebecca Babski, 20, of Smithfield, a second-year biochemistry major in the College, is researching a manipulated form of curcumin, an antimutagent that can be made to fluoresce in the near-infrared region.
• Jennifer Bergner, 20, McLean, a third-year chemistry major in the College with an environmental engineering minor, is researching emerging contaminants, including pharmaceutical drugs and personal care products, in water systems.
• Anna Brosnahan, 19, of Arlington, is a second-year chemistry major in the College, is researching tris(pyrazolyl)alkane ligands.
• Kelvin Chan, 20, of Brooklyn. N.Y., a third-year neuroscience major in the College, is researching developmental neuroscience.
• Nathanael A. Hirscher, 18, of Manassas, a second-year chemistry major in the College, is researching new transition metal catalysts for hydrocarbon functionalization.
• Michael Pokrass, 20, of Ashburn, a third-year biochemistry major in the College, is researching monoclonal antibody mediated complement-dependent cytotoxicity of malignant cells.

Click here for the full list of undergraduate research award recipients.