Department of BioMolecular Sciences

The University of Mississippi

UM Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (STEMS REU) Program

The objective of the program is to provide educational science research opportunities at the University of Mississippi to undergraduate students who are seeking research experiences and considering a career in research or academia.

Sponsoring Faculty

2018 STEMS REU program schedule

2018 STEMS REU Scholars

Jaylen Powell (University of Mississippi, Major: Biology, Expected Graduation: Spring 2021). His project was on the “Algae and Fungi’s Intimate Relationship” in the Erik Hom research group.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Justin Caldwell (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Major: Chemistry, Expected Graduation: Spring 2021). His project was on the “Evidence of Diketopiperazine Molecules in Archangium” in the Cole Stevens research group.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Madeline Keane (University of Mississippi, Major: Chemistry with emphasis in Biochemistry, Expected Graduation: Spring 2020). Her project was on the “Synthesis and Antimalarial Activity of New Naphthoquinone Derivatives” in the Hoang Le research group.
 

 

 

 

Matthew Saucier (University of Mississippi, Major: Biochemistry with Minors in Biology & Spanish, Expected Graduation: Spring 2020). His project was on “Novel Organic Syntheses of Fluorinated Pyrazoles” in the Sudeshna Roy research group.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meagan Buchanan (University of Mississippi, Major: Biological Sciences, Expected Graduation: Spring 2019). Her project was on the “Interactions of Fentanyl with HIV Proteins in the CNS” in the Jason Paris research group.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peggy McCluggage (University of Mississippi, Major: Biochemistry, Expected Graduation: Spring 2020). Her project was on the “Development of an Antibiotic Targeting the MraY Protein in Mycobacterium Tuberculosis” in the Sudeshna Roy research group.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rachel Boone (University of Mississippi, Major: Chemistry, Expected Graduation: Spring 2019). Her project was on “The Search for an Obesity Treatment” in the Robert Doerksen research group

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ronish Shrestha (University of Mississippi, Major: Chemical Engineering, Expected Graduation: Spring 2020). His project was on the “Heavy Metal Removal: Ultrasonicated Magnetic Biochar” in the Wei-Yin Chen research group.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shaila Collins (University of Mississippi, Major: Electrical Engineering, Expected Graduation: Spring 2020). Her project was on the “Generating Acoustic Vortex Beams for Particle Manipulation” in the Likun Zhang research group.