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Greer Studies, Teaches How To Improve Medicines, Aldemaro Romero Jr. Feb 2018

Greer Studies, Teaches How To Improve Medicines, Aldemaro Romero Jr.

Publications and Research

“As a child, I was interested in asking questions. Like why different substances work the way they do and why they have some effect on our bodies. I was fascinated by hydrogen-peroxide and how it decomposes when you pour it on the wound. I would ask why it happens, what is the reason?” That’s how Dr. Edyta Greer explains how she became interested in science. A native of Poland, Greer received her master’s from Warsaw University and her doctorate from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Today she is an associate professor in the ...


Relative Reaction Rates Of The Amino Acids Cysteine, Methionine, And Histidine With Analogs Of The Anti-Cancer Drug Cisplatin, Cynthia A. Tope May 2015

Relative Reaction Rates Of The Amino Acids Cysteine, Methionine, And Histidine With Analogs Of The Anti-Cancer Drug Cisplatin, Cynthia A. Tope

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

We are studying the reaction of analogs of the anticancer drug cisplatin with amino acids that differ in size and shape. The reaction of cisplatin with proteins likely precedes reaction with DNA in the body, forming a variety of products that may be toxic to the human body. The size and shape of the platinum(II) complexes often affects the rate of reaction with proteins, more so than with DNA. In this study, triamine cisplatin analogs are reacted with the amino acids cysteine, methionine, and histidine simultaneously. These reactions are monitored by NMR spectroscopy. The effect of the bulk of ...


The Importance Of Context: An Exploration Of Factors Influencing The Adoption Of Student-Centered Teaching Among Chemistry, Biology, And Physics Faculty, Travis J. Lund, Marilyne Stains Jan 2015

The Importance Of Context: An Exploration Of Factors Influencing The Adoption Of Student-Centered Teaching Among Chemistry, Biology, And Physics Faculty, Travis J. Lund, Marilyne Stains

Faculty Publications -- Chemistry Department

Background: Research at the secondary and postsecondary levels has clearly demonstrated the critical role that individual and contextual characteristics play in instructors’ decision to adopt educational innovations. Although recent research has shed light on factors influencing the teaching practices of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) faculty, it is still not well understood how unique departmental environments impact faculty adoption of evidence-based instructional practices (EBIPs) within the context of a single institution. In this study, we sought to characterize the communication channels utilized by STEM faculty, as well as the contextual and individual factors that influence the teaching practices of ...


Science Classics, Mark Masthay Jan 2014

Science Classics, Mark Masthay

Chemistry Faculty Publications

An essay on the impact of the works in the Imprints and Impressions: Milestones in Human Progress, an exhibition of rare books from the collection of Stuart Rose. Exhibition was held Sept. 29-Nov. 9, 2014, at the University of Dayton.


Lyrica, Shannon Hayward Jan 2013

Lyrica, Shannon Hayward

Natural Sciences Poster Sessions

Illustrates the chemical components of Lyrica, a pain management medication.


Drug Delivery Via Nanoparticles, Laura Ward Jan 2013

Drug Delivery Via Nanoparticles, Laura Ward

Natural Sciences Poster Sessions

Much research is being conducted to investigate the potential use of nanoparticles as an efficient drug delivery system. Important characteristics of nanoparticles that affect how they interact with biological systems include size, composition ,surface characteristics and shape. One of the many potential medical uses of nanoparticles is targeted drug delivery; nanoparticles have the potential to deliver concentrated amounts of medication to select areas of the body, reducing toxic effects in healthy areas of the body.


Hypericum In Infection: Identification Of Anti-Viral And Anti-Inflammatory Constituents, Diane F. Birt, Mark P. Widrlechner, Kimberly D.P. Hammer, Matthew L. Hillwig, Jingqiang Wei, George A. Kraus, Patricia A. Murphy, Joe-Ann Mccoy, Eve S. Wurtele, Jeffrey D. Neighbors, David F. Wiemer, Wendy J. Maury, Jason P. Price Aug 2009

Hypericum In Infection: Identification Of Anti-Viral And Anti-Inflammatory Constituents, Diane F. Birt, Mark P. Widrlechner, Kimberly D.P. Hammer, Matthew L. Hillwig, Jingqiang Wei, George A. Kraus, Patricia A. Murphy, Joe-Ann Mccoy, Eve S. Wurtele, Jeffrey D. Neighbors, David F. Wiemer, Wendy J. Maury, Jason P. Price

Food Science and Human Nutrition Publications

The Iowa Center for Research on Botanical Dietary Supplements seeks to optimize Echinacea, Hypericum, and Prunella botanical supplements for human-health benefit, emphasizing anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, and anti-pain activities. This mini-review reports on ongoing studies on Hypericum. The Center uses the genetically diverse, well-documented Hypericum populations collected and maintained at the USDA-ARS North Central Regional Plant Introduction Station (NCRPIS), and the strength of research in synthetic chemistry at Iowa State University to tap natural diversity, to help discover key constituents and interactions among constituents that impact bioactivity and toxicity. The NCRPIS has acquired more than 180 distinct populations of Hypericum, with a ...