Faculty members are excited to work on a variety of research projects with our students during the academic year and in the summer as part of the Rollins Student-Faculty Summer Scholarship Program. For more information about current projects and research opportunities, please contact individual members of the chemistry department at any time. We have a variety of standard equipment available for use in the classroom and/or research.
Perkin-Elmer Aanalyst 800 atomic absorption spectrometer (2004)
JEOL 300 MHz NMR spectrometer (2004)
Cary 100 UV-Vis spectrometers (2) with temperature control
Finnigan GCQ GC/MS
Hewlett-Packard HP 1100 high-performance liquid chromatography system (1999)
Photon Technology International Fluorimeter
Nicolet 380 FTIR Spectrometer (2008)
Rudolph Polarimeter (2009)
Innovative Technologies glove box and solvent system (2006)
Nanodrop UV-Vis spectrometer (2013)
Buchi Roto-Vap (2007)
Buchi Multivapor V-700
Agilent G1600A capillary electrophoresis system (1999)
Teledyne ISCO flash chromatography system
Paar DMA512 densitometer
Barnstead D7031 EasyPure and NanoPure water purifiers (3; recent purchases)
Nusonics concentration meter
Branson 3200 sonic cleaner
Standard small equipment: centrifuges/microfuges (including an ultracentrifuge), many ovens, freezers (-20˚C, Nuaire-80˚C), incubators, PCR thermal cyclers, water baths, nucleic acid/protein electrophoresis units (agarose and SDS-PAGE), BSL2 biological safety hoods (2013)
Diana Cox '14 is performing senior Honors in the Major research with Dr. Riley.
Joshua DeMuth '14 is working on a senior research project with Dr. Bernal.
Bernal, P. J., Water and Life in the International Year of Chemistry. J. Chem. Educ., 2011, 88, 526-529.
Delp, S. A.; Goj, L. A.; Pouy, M. J.; Munro-Leighton, C.; Lee, J. P.; Gunnoe, T. B.; Cundari, T. R.; Petersen, J. L., Well-Defined Cu(I) Amido Complex and Aryl Iodides Reacting to Form Aryl Amines. Organometallics, 2011, 30, 55-57.Goj, L. A., Widenhoefer, R. A. Mechanistic Studies of Palladium-Catalyzed Diene Carbocyclizations; VDM Verlag Dr. Muller, 2011, 195 pages.
Gregor, R. W.; Goj, L. A., Solvent-Free Synthesis of 2,2’-Dinitrobiphenyl: An Ullman Coupling in the Introductory Organic Laboratory. J. Chem. Educ., 2011, 88, 331-333.
Gregor, R. W., Synthesis of Bisphenol Z: an Organic Chemistry Experiment. J. Chem. Educ., 2012, 89, 669-671.
Reisner, B. A.; Stewart, J. L.; Williams, B. S.; Goj, L. A.; Holland, P. L.; Eppley, H. J.; Johnson, A. R., Virtual Inorganic Pedagogical Electronic Resource Learning Objects in Organometallic Chemistry. J. Chem. Educ., 2012, 89, 185-187.
Riley, K. J.; Rabinowitz, G. S.; Yario, T. A., Luna, J. M.; Darnell, R. B.; Steitz, J. A. EBV and Human microRNAs Co-target Oncogenic and Apoptotic Viral and Human Genes During Latency. EMBO J., 2012, 30, 2207-2221.
Riley, K. J.; Yario, T. A.; Steitz, J. A. Association of Argonaute Proteins and microRNAs Can Occur After Cell Lysis. RNA, 2012, 18, 1581-1585.