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Student Research

The Saint Anselm College Chemistry Department requires students to do research with a department member as a requirement for graduation. Many students perform more than the required number of hours for additional credit or pay. All students are required to present their research at various events and conferences throughout their academic careers. These presentations of all students who do research in our department are showcased here:

Presentations in the 2013-2014 Academic Year


Northeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society - New Haven, CT - October 2013 AND 246th American Chemical Society National Meeting - Indianapolis, IN - September 2013

Presentations in the 2012-2013 Academic Year


Saint Anselm College SOAR Poster Presentations - Manchester, NH - April 2012

  • Ethan Sylvain (Chemistry '14): Toward the Enantiomeric Resolution of 5-Phenyl-1,2,3,4,4a,5,6,10b-octahydrobenzo[h]isoquinoline-7,8-diol: A Potent D1-Selective Dopamine Agonist

Saint Anselm College SOAR Outstanding Student Research Presentations - Manchester, NH - April 2012

    244th American Chemical Society National Meeting - Philadelphia, PA - August 2012 and NH-INBRE 2nd Annual Conference - Whitefield, NH - July 2012 - Poster Presentations (unless specified)

    • Julie Cristello (Psychology '12): Synthesis of the Quaternary Form of Mecamylamine
    • Logan King (Biology '13): Synthesis of a Novel DAT Inhibitor with Structural Similarities to Bupropion (Wellbutrin®)
    • Dan Martin (Chemistry '12): Synthesis of Novel Dopamine Transporter Inhibitors
    • Jennifer Pace (Biochemistry '13) NH-INBRE: Synthesis of Modafinil Analogue 2-(Benzylsulfinyl)Acetamide and its Derivatives: A Series of Potential Dopamine Transporter Inhibitors
    • Jennifer Pace (Biochemistry '13) ACS: Synthesis of Modafinil Analogue 2-(Benzylsulfinyl)Acetamide and Two Parallel Series of Novel Derivatives: A Family of Potential Dopamine Transporter Inhibitors
    • Ethan Sylvain (Chemistry '14) ACS: Nitration of Phenyl Benzoate: Development of an Undergraduate Organic Chemistry Laboratory
    • Ethan Sylvain (Chemistry '14) NH-INBRE: Toward the Enantiomeric Resolution of 5-Phenyl-1,2,3,4,4a,5,6,10b-octahydrobenzo[h]isoquinoline-7,8-diol: A Potent D1-Selective Dopamine Agonist

    NH-INBRE 2nd Annual Conference – Whitefield, NH – July 2012 - Oral Presentation

    • Jennifer Pace (Biochemistry '13): Synthesis of Modafinil Analogue 2-(Benzylsulfinyl) Acetamide and Two Parallel Series of Novel Derivatives: A Family of Potential Dopamine Transporter Inhibitors

    Presentations in the 2011-2012 Academic Year


    Saint Anselm College SOAR Poster Presentations - Manchester, NH - April 2012

    • Julie Cristello (Psychology '12):  The Synthesis of Mecamylamine

    PITTCON - Orlando, FL - March 2012 & New England Section for the Society for Applied Spectroscopy Conference - Manchester, NH - April, 2012

    National Meeting of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy, Oral Presentation - Reno, NV - October 2011

    Presentations in the 2010-2011 Academic Year


     NH-INBRE 1st Annual Conference, Poster Presentations - Whitefield, NH - July 2011

    • Jennifer Pace (Biochemistry '13):  Synthesis of Modafinil Analogue 2-(Benzylsulfinyl)acetamide and its Derivatives: A Series of Potential Dopamine Transporter Inhibitors

    Saint Anselm Science Poster Session - Manchester, NH - April 2011