With over seventy total researchers during the summer, the Furman University Chemistry Department boasts one of the largest undergraduate research programs in the nation. The summer of 2014 marked the 50th consecutive program in which undergraduates, masters students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty mentors, and visiting faculty from area schools work together over a ten-week period in a wide variety of scientific research projects. The undergraduate students, who receive stipends for the summer, carry out independent investigations in the areas of analytical, inorganic, physical, organic and bio-organic chemistry. This program would not be possible without the support of wide variety of public and private sources.

These student/faculty collaborations produced the following research papers that were published in peer-reviewed journals.

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Submissions from 2017

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N-Gemini peptides: cytosolic protease resistance via N-terminal dimerization of unstructured peptides, Effrat L. Fayer; William M. Gilliland, Jr.; J. Michael Ramsey; Nancy L. Allbritton; and Marcey L. Waters

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Coupling Microchip Electrospray Ionization Devices with High Pressure Mass Spectrometry, William M. Gilliland, Jr.; J. Scott Mellors; and J. Michael Ramsey

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Inhibition of Phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase by the Furanosteroid Hibiscone C, Brian C. Goess and Jason S. Rawlings

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Catalytic, Enantioselective Beta-Protonation through a Cooperative Activation Strategy, Brian C. Goess and Karl A. Scheidt

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Flipped Textbooks: Student-created Online Wiki Textbooks for Intermediate and Advanced Chemistry Classes, Brian C. Goess and Andrea Tartaro

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A Bifunctional Amino Acid Enables Both Covalent Chemical Capture and Isolation of in Vivo Protein-Protein Interactions, Cassandra M. Joiner, Meghan E. Breen, James Clayton, and Anna K. Mapp

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Corannulene and its complex with water: a tiny cup of water, Cristóbal Pérez, Amanda L. Steber, Anouk M. Rijs, Berhane Temelso, George C. Shields, Juan C. Lopez, Zbigniew Kisiel, and Melanie Schnell

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The Abiotic Oxidation of Organic Acids to Malonate, Gavin B. Rice, Jayasudhan R. Yerabolu, Ramanarayanan Krishnamurthy, and Greg Springsteen

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Work Function Control of Germanium through Carborane-Carboxylic Acid Surface Passivation, Andrew C. Serino, Mary Elizabeth Anderson, Liban M.A. Saleh, Rafal M. Dziedzic, Harrison Mills, Liv K. Heidenreich, Alexander M. Spokoyny, Paul S. Weiss, and Paul S. Weiss

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Capturing the Elusive Water Trimer from the Stepwise Growth of Water on the Surface of the Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Acenaphthene, Amanda L. Streber, Cristob́al Peŕez, Berhane Temelso, George C. Shields, Anouk M. Rijs, Brooks H. Pate, Zbigniew Kisiel, and Melanie Schnell

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ArbAlign: A Tool for Optimal Alignment of Arbitrarily Ordered Isomers Using the Kuhn-Munkres Algorithm, Berhane Temelso, Joel W. Mabey, Toshiro Kubota, Nana Appiah-Padi, and George C. Shields

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A trans-bidentate bis-pyridinyl ligand with a transition metal hinge, Noah C. Vieira, Jared A. Pienkos, Colin D. McMillen, Alexis R. Myers, Alyssa Clay, and Paul S. Wagenknecht

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Thermoelectric Performance of Tetrahedrite Synthesized by a Modified Polyol Process, Daniel P. Weller, Daniel L. Stevens, Grace E. Kunkel, Andrew M. Ochs, Cameron F. Holder, Donald T. Morelli, and Mary Elizabeth Anderson

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Polydiacetylene sensor interaction with food sanitizers and surfactants, Yueyuan Zhang, Julie Northcutt, Timothy W. Hanks, Ian Miller, Bill Pennington, Raz Jelinek, Inyee Han, and Paul Dawson

Submissions from 2016

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Engineering an Artificial Flavoprotein Magnetosensor, Chris Bialas, Lauren E. Jarocha, Kevin B. Henbest, Tilo M. Zollitsch, Goutham Kodali, Christiane R. Timmel, Stuart R. Mackenzie, P. Leslie Dutton, Christopher C. Moser, and P. J. Hore

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Synthesis of cis-[Cr(diimine)2(1-methylimidazole)2]3+ Complexes and an Investigation of Their Interaction with Mononucleotides and Polynucleotides, Sarah K. Goforth, Thomas W. Gill, April E. Weisbruch, Kimberlee A. Kane-Maguire, Marian E. Helsel, Katherine W. Sun, Hillary D. Rodgers, Floyd E. Stanley, Samuel R. Goudy, Sandra K. Wheeler, John F. Wheeler, and Noel A P Kane-Maguire

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A Tale of Two RNAs during Viral Infection: How Viruses Antagonize mRNAs and Small Non-Coding RNAs in The Host Cell, Kristina Herbert and Anita Nag

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A Segregated, Partially Oxidized, and Compact Ag10 Cluster within an Encapsulating DNA Host, Jeffrey T. Petty, Orlin O. Sergev, Mainak Ganguly, Ian Rankine, Daniel M. Chevrier, and Peng Zhang

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Titanocene as a New Acceptor (A) for Arylamine Donors (D) in D-π-A Chromophores, Jared A. Pienkos, Danai Agakidou, Carl O. Trindle, Wolfie Herwald, Zikri Altun, and Paul S. Wagenknecht

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Concerted hydrogen-bond breaking by quantum tunneling in the water hexamer prism, Jeremy O. Richardson, Cristóbal Pérez, Simon Lobsiger, Adam A. Reid, Berhane Temelso, George C. Shields, Zbigniew Kisiel, David J. Wales, Brooks H. Pate, and Stuart C. Althorpe

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Guest Foreword, George C. Shields

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Learning Outcomes From a Student-generated ‘Flipped’ Wiki Textbook, Andrea Tartaro, Brian C. Goess, Jack Miller, and Jasmine Bui

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Complexes with Tunable Intramolecular Ferrocene to TiIV Electronic Transitions: Models for Solid-State FeII to TiIV Charge Transfer, Michael D. Turlington, Jared A. Pienkos, Elizabeth S. Carlton, Karlee N. Wroblewski, Alexis R. Myers, Carl O. Trindle, Zikri Altun, Jeffrey J. Rack, and Paul S. Wagenknecht

Submissions from 2015

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Metal-organic coordinated multilayer film formation: Quantitative analysis of composition and structure, Alexandra S. Benson, Meagan B. Elinski, Monica L. Ohnsorg, Christopher K. Beaudoin, Kyle A. Alexander, Graham F. Peaslee, Paul A. DeYoung, Mary Elizabeth Anderson, and Mary E. Anderson

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Exquisitely Specific Bisubstrate Inhibitors of c-Src Kinase, Kristoffer R. Brandvold, Shana M. Santos, Meghan E. Breen, Eric J. Lachacz, Michael E. Steffey, and Matthew B. Soellner