Current Research Projects
STUDIES TOWARD THE TOTAL SYNTHESIS OF
STUDIES TOWARD THE SYNTHESIS OF A CROSS-OVER PROBE: Synthesis of a cross-membrane probe that will show both nonpolar and polar spectrochromic sensitivity should help in determining the location of bound probe and its partitioning between a surfactant membrane and an aqueous core. Our tethered fluorescence probe (2) is comprised of 9-aminoacridine and dansylamide, separated by an octyne spacer. The spectrochromic sensitivity of secondary dansylamides in nonpolar environments is matched by the sensitivity of 9-aminoacridine in polar and aqueous systems. By tethering these two probes with a hydrocarbon spacer, the resulting probe system can be anchored across a surfactant-based membrane.
Students conduucting research in the Collison group are required to attend at least one science seminar per quarter of research during the academic school year. A speaker evaluation form must be filled out and returned to my office by week 10 of each quarter.
Additionally, each student must fill out a self-evaluation form based on their performance in the lab based on their productivity and committment to the project. Self-evaluation forms must be returned to me by week 10 of each quarter.
Forms for Research Students