MSU Department of Chemistry makes a strong presence at the 18th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposiumat UMBC.

On October 3, 2015, six Morgan State University Chemistry students were invited to present their research in Chemical and Biological Sciences at the 18th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences that was held at University of Maryland, Baltimore County. The following is a list of students that presented and their mentors.

Jahnn Drigo - Angela Winstead: "Microwave Assisted Organic Synthesis of Heptamethine Cyanine Dyes"

Dominique Munson - Angela Winstead: "Synthesis of Preliminary Heterocyclic Salts for Cyanine Dyes"

Tiara Hinton - Santosh Mandal: "Synthesis, Stability, and DNA-Binding and Cytotoxicity Studies of Organorhenium Complexes of Mefanmic Acid"

Gbeminiyi Jesutimi - Angela Winstead: "Synthesis of Quaternary Heterocyclic Salts"

Sabreea Parnell - Santosh Mandal: "Synthesis, stability, DNA-binding, and cytotoxicity studies of organorhenium complexes of flufenamic acid"

Kayla Powell - Pumtiwitt McCarthy: "Improvement of the Purification Process of the Neisseria menigitidis serogroup W-135 Capsule Polymerase Enzyme"