Getting Hands-On Experience
St. Mary's chemistry and biochemistry majors were busy this summer participating in research and medical internships on campus and around the country. Ashon Engdahl (above) spent her summer developing a green synthesis of calixpyrroles on campus with a paid research internship through our campus SMURF program.
Awards Aplenty in New Orleans
Josh Olexa ('13) explains his poster to a judge, and former American Chemical Society president, in the Speak Simply Contest at the 245th National ACS Meeting in New Orleans. Josh was just one of two St. Mary's College of Maryland winners as Greg Triegger ('13) was also awarded for his presentation.
"Malaria: History, Lifecycle and Mechanism of Drug Resistance in the Plasmodium Parasite"
In this paper, I review the mechanism of the Plasmodium parasite lifecycle, the different drug mechanisms of action against the parasite and the mechanisms of resistance the parasite has developed in response to the drugs.