Research

2006-2007

Josh Crosier, Soil Chemistry, with Dr. Jacob J. White

  • White, J.; Crosier, J. Determination of soluble phosphorous content in black walnut husk compost via formation of molybdenum blue. Ohio J. Sci. 2010, 110 (4), 94-95.

2009-2010

Samantha J. Yelley, Computational Studies with RNA, with Dr. John A. Means

  • Participated in summer internship program at Ohio University
  • Yelley, S. J.; Means, J. A.; Hines, J. V. Computational Docking of Small Molecules with a Bacillus subtilis T box Antiterminator Model RNA. Presented at the Rustbelt RNA Meeting, Deer Creek State Park, Mt. Sterling, OH, October 16-17, 2009; Poster 81.
  • Yelley, S. J.; Means, J. A. Flipping the Riboswitch: A Computational Approach to Drug Design. Presented at the University of Rio Grande, Rio Grande, OH, April 28, 2010; Talk.

2010-2011

Clarence E. Barnes, Jr., Computational Screening of Potential Antibiotics, with Dr. John A. Means

Andrea D. Merry, Effects of Surface Coal Mining on Stream Water Chemistry in Raccoon Creek Watershed, with Dr. Jacob J. White

  • Hopkins II, R. L.; Altier, B. M.; Haselman, D.; Merry, A. D.; White, J. J. Exploring the legacy effects of surface coal mining on stream chemistry. Hydrobiologia 2013, 713 (1), 87-95.

2011-2012

Bradley M. Altier, Aquatic Chemistry and Analysis of Lead in Well Water, with Dr. Jacob J. White

  • Hopkins II, R. L.; Altier, B. M.; Haselman, D.; Merry, A. D.; White, J. J. Exploring the legacy effects of surface coal mining on stream chemistry. Hydrobiologia 2013, 713 (1), 87-95.
  • Altier, B. M.; White, J. J. Matrix Effect in the Analysis of Lead in Well Water via Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy. Presented at the 121st Annual Meeting of The Ohio Academy of Science, Ashland University, Ashland, OH, April 14, 2012; Poster 043.

Logan E. Brushart, Virtual Screening of Potential Antibiotics, with Dr. John A. Means

  • Brushart, L. E.; Means, J. A. Virtual Screening of Molecular Libraries for Potential Antibiotics. Presented at the University of Rio Grande School of Sciences Seminar Series, Rio Grande, OH, April 20, 2012; Talk.

Sheri L. Marcum, pH Effects on Oxygen Binding with Myoglobin and Development of an Enzyme Kinetics Lab, with Dr. John A. Means

  • Marcum, S. L.; Means, J. A. pH Effects on the Rate Constant for the Reaction of Mb-CO with O2. Presented at the 121st Annual Meeting of The Ohio Academy of Science, Ashland University, Ashland, OH, April 14, 2012; Poster 045.
  • Marcum, S. L.; Means, J. A. Development of an Enzyme Kinetics Lab for the Upper-level Biochemistry Laboratory. Presented at the University of Rio Grande School of Sciences Seminar Series, Rio Grande, OH, April 20, 2012; Talk.

Andrea D. Merry, Determination of Caloric Content of "Zero Calorie" Artificial Sweetners, with Prof. Tim E. Hall

  • Merry, A. D.; Hall, T. E. Determination of Caloric Content of "Zero Calorie" Artificial Sweetners via Bomb Calorimetry. Presented at the 121st Annual Meeting of The Ohio Academy of Science, Ashland University, Ashland, OH, April 14, 2012; Poster 044.

Whitney C. Smith, Characterization of the Temperature-Dependent Nature of the Photocatalytic Decomposition of Congo Red Using Zinc Oxide, with Dr. Jacob J. White

  • Smith, W. C.; White, J. J. Characterization of the Temperature-Dependent Nature of the Photocatalytic Decomposition of Congo Red Using Zinc Oxide. Presented at the 121st Annual Meeting of The Ohio Academy of Science, Ashland University, Ashland, OH, April 14, 2012; Poster 046.
  • White, J.; Smith, W. A Brief Note on the Temperature-Dependent Photocatalytic Degradation of Congo Red Using Zinc Oxide. Am. J. Water Resour. 2013, 1 (4), 66-69.

2012-2013

Bradley M. Altier, Determination of Lead Accumulation in Chelydra serpentina of the Southeast Ohio Region, with Dr. Jacob J. White

  • Smith, W. C.; Altier, B. M.; White, J. J. Correlating the Accumulation of Environmental Contaminants Found in Chelydra serpentina of Southeast Ohio with Carapace Dimensions. Presented at the 122nd Annual Meeting of The Ohio Academy of Science, University of Findlay, Findlay, OH, April 6, 2013; Poster 007 (Afternoon Session).

Sheri L. Marcum, Determination of Gram-positive Bacterial Susceptibility to Synthetic and Natural Products, with Dr. John A. Means

  • Marcum, S. L.; Merry, A. D.; Diehl, A. N.; Evans, D. M.; Means, J. A. Potential Antimicrobial Activity of Herbs and Various Small Molecules Utilizing Kirby-Bauer Disc Diffusion Assays. Presented at the 122nd Annual Meeting of The Ohio Academy of Science, University of Findlay, Findlay, OH, April 6, 2013; Poster 010 (Morning Session).

Andrea D. Merry, Virtual Screening of Small Molecule Libraries for Binding with an RNA Target, with Dr. John A. Means

  • Merry, A. D.; Means, J. A. Computational Biomolecular Docking: Virtual Screening of RNA Targets for Potential Antibiotics. Presented at the 122nd Annual Meeting of The Ohio Academy of Science, University of Findlay, Findlay, OH, April 6, 2013; Poster 011 (Morning Session).

Whitney C. Smith, Determination of Heavy Metal Accumulation in Chelydra serpentina of the Southeast Ohio Region, with Dr. Jacob J. White

  • Smith, W. C.; Altier, B. M.; White, J. J. Correlating the Accumulation of Environmental Contaminants Found in Chelydra serpentina of Southeast Ohio with Carapace Dimensions. Presented at the 122nd Annual Meeting of The Ohio Academy of Science, University of Findlay, Findlay, OH, April 6, 2013; Poster 007 (Afternoon Session).

2013-2014

Jacob L. Dotson, Inhibition of Aromatase with Naturally Occurring Polyphenols, with Dr. John A. Means

  • Dotson, J. L; Means, J. A. Inhibiting Aromatase with Naturally Occurring and Readily Available Dietary Polyphenols. Presented at the 123rd Annual Meeting of The Ohio Academy of Science, Walsh University, North Canton, OH, April 5, 2014; Poster 056 (Morning Session).

Kristopher A. Kleski, Computational Binding Assays and Synthetic Routes to Derivatives of Potential Antibiotics, with Prof. Tim E. Hall and Dr. John A. Means

  • Kleski, K. A.; Merry, A. D.; Marcum, S. L.; Means, J. A.; Hall, T. E. Computational Binding Assays and Synthetic Routes to Derivatives of Potential Antibiotics. Presented at the 123rd Annual Meeting of The Ohio Academy of Science, Walsh University, North Canton, OH, April 5, 2014; Poster 025 (Morning Session).

Kristopher A. Kleski, Quantum Dot Reaction Kinetics: Determining the Color of the Dot with Reaction Time, with Dr. Kimball Clark

  • Kleski, K. A.; Clark, K. Quantum Dot Reaction Kinetics: Determining the Color of the Dot with Reaction Time. Presented at the 123rd Annual Meeting of The Ohio Academy of Science, Walsh University, North Canton, OH, April 5, 2014; Poster 026 (Morning Session).

Michael MacKnight, The Accumulation of Lead and Mercury in Chelydra serpentina of the Southeast Ohio Region, with Dr. Jacob White

  • MacKnight, M. A.; Smith, W. C.; Altier, B. M.; White, J. J. Correlation of Bioaccumulated Environmental Contaminants with Carapace Dimensions in the Common Snapping Turtle of the Southeast Ohio Region. Presented at the 123rd Annual Meeting of The Ohio Academy of Science, Walsh University, North Canton, OH, April 5, 2014; Poster 022 (Morning Session).