Articles: Tags: Chemistry

Allegheny College Receives National Science Foundation Grant in Support of Faculty Research

July 24, 2015 — Ivelitza Garcia, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Allegheny College, received a grant of $174,038 from the National Science Foundation in support of her project “Research in Undergraduate Institutions: Catalytic regulation of ribosome processing factors: Investigation of peripheral domain effects on the enzymatic capabilities of the DEAD-box protein Rok1p.” The

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Six Students Present Research at the 249th National American Chemical Society Meeting

Six Chemistry and Biochemistry students presented research at the 249th National American Chemical Society meeting in Denver. Haley Englert ’15 presented a poster at the Biochemistry section poster session, “Biological analyses of ATP binding and hydrolysis in DEAD-box protein,” based on her research with Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Ivy Garcia. Sean Carney ’15

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Professor provides first documentation of chemical interaction

In a journal article currently under review by the Journal of the American Chemical Society, Mark Ams, assistant professor of chemistry, explains an interaction that has never been documented before. The interaction demonstrates the strength of a chemical interaction that happens with molecules containing a fluorine group above a ring structure, which is six carbons

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Making homes healthier for children

Karina Sarver often finds herself poking around people’s homes. The Allegheny College junior could be collecting dust samples from the floor. Looking at electric outlets on the wall. Or asking whether adults in the home smoke, how many pets they keep and how often the family burns wood in its fireplace. She’s not just being

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Kicking Off Allegheny’s Bicentennial on a High Note

For generations of Allegheny singers, 2015 means more than the Bicentennial. It’s the 85th anniversary of the choir’s existence. It’s the 50th anniversary of music program/choir director founder Morten “Luvy” Luvaas’ retirement. And it’s a choir reunion year, meaning all past and present members of the Allegheny choirs are invited back for a special celebration

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American Colors Inc. Prefers Blue and Gold

By Kathleen Prosperi ’11 Jim Wible ’71, co-founder and president of American Colors in Sandusky, Ohio, has long believed in the potential of Alleghenians. Not only does he advocate for students as a College trustee, he believes the Allegheny graduate to be a quality investment for his company, having recruited and hired Gators since the

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A Walk on the Wild(life) Side

From as far back as she can remember, Lee Ann Streshenkoff ’17 has wanted to be a veterinarian. “I have always loved animals,” says Lee Ann, a chemistry major and psychology and Spanish minor. Since her freshman year, Lee Ann, a Pittsburgh native, has been serving as a Bonner Scholar at Tamarack Wildlife Rehabilitation &

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Using Her Gifts

As published by NCAA.org Allegheny backstroke specialist Joan Lange made big waves in 1976 when she became one of the first two women to win an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship – as a captain of the Gator men’s swim team, six years before the Association began sponsoring competition for women. She and SMU diver Christine Loock

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Students, Faculty Published in Professional Journal

Associate Professor of Chemistry Alice Deckert and Professor of Chemistry Martin Serra—along with Brittany Rauzan ’13, Elizabeth McMichael ’12, Rachel Cave ’12, Lesley R. Sevcik ’09, Kara Ostrosky ’09, Elisabeth Whitman ’09, Rachel Stegemann ’14, and Audra L. Sinclair ’10—published a peer-reviewed article titled “Kinetics and Thermodynamics of DNA, RNA, and Hybrid Duplex Formation” in

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