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Washburn students present research at state symposium

Three Washburn University students received awards for outstanding poster presentations of their research at a recent Kansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence Symposium in Manhattan.

Students receiving honors and the topics of the presentations were:
Bonnie McKee, Abilene, “Progress Toward the Synthesis of Porphyrins with β-Azo-Linkage to Other π-Conjugated Systems.”
Matthew Rush, Topeka, “Synthesis of Dipyrrol-a, β-Unsaturated Ketone: A Key Precursor to an Expanded Oxophlorin.
Corey Suelter, Topeka, “The MgtE Transporter Contributes to Magnesium Homeostasis and Heat Tolerance in Bacillus Subtilis.”
Six other Washburn students also presented their work at the event:
Tersa Chui, Wichita, “Synthesis and Characterization of Gold Nanoparticles for Analytical Applications.”
Jenna Frick, Kansas City, Kan., “Cyclization to Form a Cross Protected Tetraazamacryocle.”
Christian Gomez, Topeka, “Characterization of Advanced Perennial Wheat Amphiploids Via In Situ Hybridization and Microsatellite Analysis.”
Claire Hopps, Topeka, “Initial Studies for the Use of Sodium for the Deprotection of Tosylamides.”
Carole Jontra, Rossville, “The Characterization of Proteins from Three Species of Ragweed Using Two-dimensional Electrophoresis, Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry and Imaging Software Analysis.”
Kyle Schmidt, Hutchinson, “Isolation of Antiobiotic Resistant Bacteria from High Traffic Locations of a College Campus.”
To develop life sciences researchers in Kansas, the K-INBRE supports the initiatives of inspiring outstanding undergraduates to pursue careers in biomedical research, enhancing research capacity through faculty development and retention and expanding the biomedical research infrastructure among participating universities. 
Dena Anson, 785-670-1711