Faculty Scholarship

Faculty Scholarship

Selected publications, performances, activities and grants 

 

2013-14 academic year

 

Basu, Swarna (Associate Professor)

Lafferty, J. W., Strande, J. R., Kerns, P. M., Fox, N. A., & Basu, S. (2013). “The Interaction of Photoactivators With Proteins During Microfabrication.” Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, 275, 81–88. www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1010603013004826

Basu, S. (Presenter & Author). Susquehanna Valley Section Annual Education Awards Banquet, American Chemistry Society, Bloomsburg, PA. “Protein Cross-linking Via Excitation of Aromatic Photoactivators: Techniques, Challenges and Advances,” published in proceedings. (May 2014).

Basu, S. (Author Only), & Kerns, P. M. (Presenter & Author). 247th American Chemical Society Meeting, Dallas, TX. “A LabVIEW-based Fluorescence Detection System,” published in proceedings. (March 2014).

Basu, S. (Author Only), & Lafferty, J. W. (Presenter & Author). 247th American Chemical Society Meeting, Dallas, TX. “Cross-linking of Proteins Using Laser Excitation of Various Photoactivators,” published in proceedings. (March 2014).

Basu, S. (Author Only), & O’Riley, S. L. (Presenter & Author). 247th American Chemical Society Meeting, Dallas, TX. “Zinc and Nickel Complexes That Distinguish Between Various Forms of DNA,” published in proceedings. (March 2014).

Dougherty, William G., Jr. (Assistant Professor)

Becica, J., Jackson, A. B., Dougherty, W., Kassel, W. S., & West, N. M. (2014). “Bis-tropolonate Complexes of Tungsten: Scaffolds for Selective Side-on Binding of Nitriles, Imines and Ketones.” Dalton Transactions, 43, 8738–8748. pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2014/dt/c4dt00734d

Hosseini-Yazdi, S. A., Mirzaahmadi, A., Samadzadeh-Aghdam, P., Khandar, A. A., Mahmoudi, G., Kassel, W. S., & Dougherty, W. (2014). “Synthesis, Characterization, X-ray Structure, Spectroscopic and Electronic Studies of Copper and Zinc Complexes With Two New Polydentate Ligands.” Inorganica Chimica Acta, 414, 115–120. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ica.2014.01.039

Cole, B. E., Wolbach, J. P., Dougherty, W., Piro, N. A., Kassel, W. S., & Graves, C. R. (2014). “Synthesis and Characterization of Aluminum-alpha-diimine Complexes Over Multiple Redox States.” Inorganic Chemistry, 53(7), 3899–3906. pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/ic5003989

Hufziger, K. T., Thowfeik, F. S., Charboneau, D. J., Nieto, I., Dougherty, W., Kassel, W. S., Dudley, T. J., Merino, E. J., Papish, E. T., & Paul, J. J. (2014). “Ruthenium Dihydroxybipyridine Complexes Are Tumor Activated Prodrugs Due to Low pH and Bluelight Induced Ligand Release.” Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, 130, 103–111. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jinorgbio.2013.10.008

Pagano, J. K., Sylvester, E. C., Warnick, E. P., Dougherty, W., Piro, N. A., Kassel, W. S., & Nataro, C. (2014). “Electrochemical Parameterization of 1,1’-Disubstituted Cobaltocenium Compounds.” Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 750, 107–111. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jorganchem.2013.11.016

Gramigna, K. M., Oria, J. V., Mandell, C. L., Tiedemann, M. A., Dougherty, W., Piro, N. A., Kassel, W. S., Chan, B. C., Diaconescu, P. L., & Nataro, C. (2013). “Palladium(II) and Platinum(II) Compounds of 1,1′-Bis(phosphino)metallocene (M = Fe, Ru) Ligands With Metal–Metal Interactions.” Organometallics/American Chemical Society, 32(20), 5966–5979. pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/om400494t

Wiedner, E. S., Roberts, J. A., Dougherty, W., Kassel, W. S., DuBois, D. L., & Bullock, R. M. (2013). “Synthesis and Electrochemical Studies of Cobalt(III) Monohydride Complexes Containing Pendant Amines.” Inorganic Chemistry/American Chemical Society, 52(17), 9975–9988. pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ic401232g

Henry, Geneive E. (Associate Professor)

Rhodes, B. (Presenter & Author), Rhodes, A. (Author Only), & Henry, G. E. (Author Only). American Chemical Society 247th National Conference, Dallas, TX. “HPLC Analysis of the Phenolic Constituents of Hypericum Species From Pennsylvania,” published in proceedings. (March 2014).

Johnson, Thomas W. (Associate Professor)

Johnson, T. W. (Author Only), Coons, S. (Author Only), Erickson, P. (Author Only), Golbeck, J. (Author Only), van der Est, A. (Author Only), & Semenov, A. (Author Only). Eastern Regional Photosynthesis Conference, Woods Hole, MA. “Characterization of Highly Reducing Anthraquinones in the A1 Site of Photosystem I,” published in proceedings. (March 16, 2014).

Johnson, T. W. (Presenter & Author). 16th International Congress on Photosynthesis Research, St. Louis, MO. “[2Fe-2S] Proteins Redox Properties of CsmI, CsmJ, and CsmX in the Chlorosome Envelope of Chlorobaculum tepidum,” published in proceedings. (August 11, 2013).

Thomas, Courtney L. (Visiting Assistant Professor)

Hoffman, H. R. (Author and Presenter), Hennen-Bierwagen, T. A. (Author and Presenter), Myers, A. M. (Author and Presenter), and Thomas, C. L. (Author Only). National Conference on Undergraduate Research, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. “Identification of a Multisubunit Complex Containing the S. cerevisiae Bud Neck Ring Protein Elm1p.” (April 2014).

Tom, Lou A. (Associate Professor)

Tom, L. (Author Only), Persons, M. H. (Author Only), Khan, R. (Presenter & Author), & Van Nest, N. (Author Only). 28th National Conference on Undergraduate Research, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. “Preliminary Identification of a Volatile Silk-based Sex Pheromone of the Wolf Spider Tigrosa helluo,” published in proceedings. (April 3, 2014).

Tom, L. (Author Only), & Rhodes, A. (Presenter & Author). 28th National Conference on Undergraduate Research, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. “Preparation of a Molecularly Imprinted Polymer for the Selective Retention of the Insecticide Fenvalerate,” published in proceedings. (April 3, 2014).

Stover, J. (Author Only), Tom, L. (Author Only), Lindsay, D. E. (Author Only), & Persons, M. H. (Presenter & Author). American Arachnological Society National Meeting, Johnson City, TN. “Preliminary Identification of a Sex Pheromone in the Wolf Spider, Tigrosa helluo,” published in proceedings. (July 15, 2013).

 

2012-13 academic year

 

Basu, Swarna (Associate Professor)

Lafferty, J., Basu, S. “Multiphoton Cross-Linking and the Monomer-Photoactivator Relationship: An Ongoing Study Using Microscopy, Fluorescence Quenching and Molecular Docking.” 4th Annual Landmark Summer Research Symposium (20 July 2012).  Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA.

Lafferty, J., Strande, J., Fox, N., Basu, S. “Multiphoton Cross-Linking and the Monomer-Photoactivator Relationship: An Ongoing Study Using Microscopy, Fluorescence Quenching and Molecular Docking.” 245th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (April 2013). New Orleans, LA.

 

Henry, Geneive E. (Associate Professor)

Henry, G. “Antioxidant and Alpha-Glucosidase Inhibitory Activities of Maple (Acer spp.) Bark Extracts.” International Congress on Natural Product Research (July 2012). American Society of Pharmacognosy, New York, NY.

Niesen, D., Gonzalez-Sarrias, A., Ma, H., Yuan, T., Henry, G., Seeram, N. “Isolation of Cytotoxic Constituents from Carex Vulpinoidea Seeds.” International Congress on Natural Product Research (July 2012). American Society of Pharmacognosy, New York, NY.

Henry, G. “Bioactive Potential of Stilbenoids of the Carex Genus.” 244th National Conference of the American Chemical Society (August 2012). Philadelphia, PA.

Niesen, D., Gonzalez-Sarrias, A., Yuan, T., Henry, G., Seeram, N. “Bioassay-Guided Isolation of Cytotoxic Constituents from Carex vulpinoidea Seeds.” 244th National Conference of the American Chemical Society (August 2012). Philadelphia, PA.

Sarkisian, S., Janssen, M., Matta, H., Henry, G., LaPlante, K., Rowley, D. “Inhibition of Bacterial Growth and Biofilm Production by Constituents from Hypericum spp.” Phytotherapy Research (2012), vol. 26, no. 7. 1012-1016. www.interscience.wiley.com

Henry, G. “RUI: Investigation of the Chemical Diversity of Pennsylvania Hypericum Species.” National Science Foundation. $150,000.00.

 

Johnson, Thomas W. (Associate Professor)

Johnson, T., Rovnak, D., Lecomte, J., Golbeck, J., Romberger S. “Characterization of Overexpressed PshBI and PshBII, the FA/FB-Containing Polypeptide from the Photosynthetic RC, Heliobacterium modesticaldum.” Gordon Research Seminar: Photosynthesis, Biofuels and Artificial Photosynthesis (July 2012). Davidson College, Davidson, NC.

Johnson, T., Li, H., Ulrich-Friigard, N., Golbeck, J., Bryant, D. “[2Fe-2S] Proteins in Chlorosomes: Redox Properties of CsmI, CsmJ, and CsmX of the Chlorosome Envelope of Chlorobaculum tepidum.” Biochemistry (January 2013), vol. 52, no. 8. 1331-1343. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/bi301455k

 

Manchanayakage, Renuka (Assistant Professor)

Manchanayakage, R., Jones, A., Kronenwetter, H., “Electrochemical Pinacol Coupling Reactions in Room Temperature Ionic Liquids.” 16th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference (June 2012). ACS Green Chemistry Institute, Washington DC.

Kronenwetter, H., Manchanayakage, R. “Electrochemical Reductive Coupling Reactions of Activated Alkenes in Ionic Liquids.” 4th Annual Landmark Summer Research Symposium (July 2012). Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA.

Jones, A., Kronenwetter, H., Manchanayakage, R. “Electrochemical Reductive Coupling of 2-Cyclohexen-1-One in a Mixture of Ionic Liquid and Water.” Electrochemistry Communications (2012), vol. 25. 8-10.

Thomas, Courtney L. (Visiting Assistant Professor)

Thomas, C. “Assessing High School Student Learning on Science Outreach Lab Activities.” Journal of Chemical Education (2012), vol. 89, no. 10. 1259-1263. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ed200320g

Tom, Lou A. (Associate Professor)

Tom, L., Schneck, N., Walter, C. “Improving the Imprinting Effect by Optimizing Template:Monomer:Cross-Linker Ratios in a Molecularly Imprinted Polymer for Sulfadimethoxine.” Journal of Chromatography B (2012), vol. 909. 61-64.

Tom, L., Dunkle, L. “Preparation of a Molecularly Imprinted Polymer for Lambda-Cyhalothrin, Levofloxacin, and Dibenzothiophene.” 4th Annual Landmark Summer Research Symposium (July 2012). Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA.

Tom, L., Dunkle, L. “Preparation of a Molecularly Imprinted Polymer for Lambda-Cyhalothrin.” 245th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (April 2013). New Orleans, LA.

2011-12 academic year

 

Basu, Swarna (Associate Professor)

Crouse, H. F., Doudt, A. R., Zerbe, C., & Basu, S. Detection of Quadruplex DNA by Gold Nanoparticles. Journal of Analytical Methods in Chemistry. www.hindawi.com/journals/jamc/2012/327603/. (2012).

Strande, J. R. (Presenter & Author), Lafferty, J. (Author Only), Fox, N. A. (Author Only), & Basu, S. (Author Only). “Multiphoton Cross-Linking of Proteins and Polymers Using a Low-Cost Home-Built Microscope.” 243rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Diego, CA. (March 26, 2012).

Zerbe, C. (Presenter & Author), & Basu, S. (Author Only). “Quadruplex DNA Detection and Stabilization: A Detailed Study Using Fluorescence, Light Scattering, UV-vis and Quantum Chemical Calculations.” 243rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Diego, CA. (March 26, 2012).

Crouse, H. F., Petrunak, E. M., Swartz, B. L., & Basu, S. (2011). “Static and Dynamic Quenching of Tryptophan Fluorescence in Various Proteins by a Chromium (III) Complex.” Spectroscopy Letters, 44, 369–374. (2011).

Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh Grant. “Raman Spectroscopy,” $6,000.00.

 

Henry, Geneive E. (Associate Professor)

Henry, G. E. (Author Only), & Manning, K. B. (Presenter & Author). “Chemical Composition of a Hexane Extract of Hypericum mutilum.” American Chemical Society 243rd National Conference, San Diego, CA. (March 2012).

Sarkisian, S. A., Janssen, M. J., Matta, H., Henry, G. E., LaPlante, K. L., & Rowley, D. C. “Inhibition of Bacterial Growth and Biofilm Production by Constituents from Hypericum spp.” Phytotherapy Research, online, 5. http://www.interscience.wiley.com/. (2011).

Gonzalez-Sarrias, A., Gromek, S., Niesen, D., Seeram, N. P., & Henry, G. E. “Resveratrol Oligomers Isolated from Carex Species Inhibit Growth of Human Colon Tumorigenic Cells Mediated by Cell Cycle Arrest.” Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 59, 8632–8638. http://pubs.acs.org/journal/jafcau. (2011).

 

Johnson, Thomas W. (Associate Professor)

Johnson, T. W. (Presenter & Author), Rosett, A. (Author Only), Newman, J. (Author Only), Frank, H. (Author Only), & LaFountain, A. (Author Only). “Characterization of Novel Mild Thermophile Strain Meiothermus centralius and Pigment Comparison to Related T. silvanus and M. ruber.” At the Interface of Natural and Artificial Photosynthesis, Baruch ’60 Center for Biochemical Solar Energy Research, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY. (November 4, 2011).

Grant from John Golbeck at Pennsylvania State University Through the National Science Foundation. “Sabbatical Funding,” $45,000.00.

 

Manchanayakage, Renuka (Assistant Professor)

Manchanayakage, R. (Author Only), & Carlin, L. (Presenter & Author). “Cross Metathesis Strategy Directed Towards the Synthesis of Conjugated Polyenes.” 243rd National Conference of the American Chemical Society, San Diego, CA. (March 2012).

Manchanayakage, R. (Author Only), & Jones, A. (Presenter & Author). “Electrochemical Reductive Cyclization of Activated Alkenes in Room Temperature Ionic Liquids.” 243rd National Conference of the American Chemical Society, San Diego, CA. (March 2012).

Manchanayakage, R. (Presenter & Author). “Discrimination of Chiral Compounds Using NMR Spectroscopy: Chiral NMR Shift Reagents.” 7th NEPA NMR Conference, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA. (October 2011).

Manchanayakage, R. (Presenter & Author). “Electron-Transfer Rearrangements of Dibenzodiazocine Derivatives: Effective Electron Traps for Organometallic Reactions.” Eisch Organometallic Symposium, SUNY at Binghamton, Binghamton, NY. (October 29, 2011).

Manchanayakage, R. (Author Only), & Jones, A. (Presenter & Author). “Electrochemical Reductive Coupling Reactions of Activated Alkenes in Ionic Liquids.” 3rd Annual Landmark Summer Research Symposium, Goucher College, Baltimore, MD. (July 2011).

Manchanayakage, R. (Presenter & Author). “Introducing Green Chemistry into the Liberal Arts College Education: Susquehanna University, PA.” 15th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference & 5th International Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry, American Chemical Society, Green Chemistry Institute, Washington, DC. (June 2011).

Manchanayakage, R. (Presenter Only), & Slaton, D. “Metal Mediated Barbier-Type Allylation in Ionic Liquids.” 15th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference & 5th International Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry, American Chemical Society, Green Chemistry Institute, Washington, DC. (June 2011).

Slaton, R., Petrone, A., & Manchanayakage, R. “Tin Mediated Barbier Type Allylation in Ionic Liquids.” Tetrahedron letters, 52, 5073–5076. (2011).

 

Thomas, Courtney L. (Visiting Assistant Professor)

Thomas, C. L. “Is Sucralose Too Good to Be True?” Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 40(1), 14–18. http://www.bambed.org/. (2012).

 

Tom, Lou A. (Assistant Professor)

Tom, L., Gerard, C. L., Hutchison, C. M., & Brooker, A. S. “Development of a Novel Molecularly Imprinted Polymer for the Retention of 4,6-Dimethyldibenzothiophene.” Microchimica Acta, 176, 375–380. www.springer.com/chemistry/journal/604. (2011).

Tom, L. (Author Only), & Lysy, B. (Presenter & Author). “Preparation of Novel Molecularly Imprinted Polymers for Retention of S-Ketoprofen and of 4,6-Dimethyldibenzothiophene.” 243rd National American Chemical Society Meeting, San Diego, CA. (March 24, 2012).

Persons, M. H. (Author Only), Tom, L. (Author Only), & Stover, J. (Presenter & Author). “Preliminary Identification of a Sex Pheromone in the Wolf Spider, Hogna helluo.” National Conference of Undergraduate Research, Weber State University, Ogden, UT. (March 22, 2012).

Tom, L. (Author Only), & Lysy, B. C. (Presenter & Author). “Preparation of Imprinted Emulsion Polymers for 4,6 –Dimethyldibenzothiophene and S-Ketoprofen.” 3rd Annual Landmark Conference Summer Research Symposium, Landmark Conference, Goucher College, Baltimore, MD. (July 22, 2011).

 

2010-11 academic year

 

Basu, Swarna (Assistant Professor)

Crouse, H. F. (Presenter & Author), & Basu, S. (Author Only). “Detection of Quadruplex DNA by Metal Complexes and Nanoparticles.” 241st American Chemical Society National Meeting, Anaheim, CA. (March 2011).

Grant from the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh. “Raman Spectroscopy,” $6,000.00.

Crouse, H. F., Petrunak, E. M., Swartz, B. L., & Basu, S. “Static and Dynamic Quenching of Tryptophan Fluorescence in Various Proteins by a Chromium (III) Complex.” Spectroscopy Letters, 44: 369–374. (2011).

Crouse, H. F. (Presenter & Author), & Basu, S. (Author Only). “Static and Dynamic Quenching of Tryptophan Fluorescence in Various Proteins by a Series of Nickel Complexes.” 2nd Annual Landmark Summer Research Symposium, Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA. (July 21, 2010).

 

Henry, Geneive E. (Associate Professor)

Manning, K., Petrunak, E., Lebo, M., González-Sarrías, A., Seeram, N. P., & Henry, G. E. “Acylphloroglucinol and Xanthones from Hypericum ellipticum.” Phytochemistry/Elsevier, 72(7): 662–667. http://www.journals.elsevier.com/phytochemistry. (2011).

Research Corporation Grant. “Chemical and Biological Investigation of Hypericum Species,” $34,980.00.

Niesen, D. (Presenter & Author), Manning, K. (Author Only), Petrunak, E. (Author Only), Lebo, M. (Author Only), & Henry, G. E. “Chemical Composition of the Hexane Extract of Hypericum ellipticum.”American Chemical Society National Conference, Anaheim, CA. (March 28, 2011).

Li, L., Woolridge, D., Saing, S. Ritchie, Jennings, J., Henry, G. E., & Seeram, N. P. “Flavonoids and a Stilbene from Triadenum fraseri (Spach) Gleason.” Biochemical Systematics and Ecology, 38(5): 1074–1076. www.elsevier.com/locate/biochemsyseco. (2010).

Manning, K. (Presenter & Author), Petrunak, E. (Author Only), Lebo, M. (Author Only), & Henry, G. E. (Author Only). “New Xanthones from Hypericum ellipticum.” American Chemical Society National Meeting, Anaheim, CA. (March 28, 2011).

Manning, K. (Presenter & Author), Petrunak, E. (Author Only), Lebo, M. (Author Only), & Henry, G. E. (Author Only). “New Xanthones from Hypericum ellipticum.” Landmark Research Symposium, Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA. (July 21, 2010).

Li, L. (Presenter & Author), Woolridge, D. (Author Only), Saing, S. Ritchie (Author Only), Jennings, J. (Author Only), Henry, G. E. (Author Only), & Seeram, N. (Author Only). “Phytochemicals in Fraser’s Marsh St. John’s Wort.” 240th National Conference, American Chemical Society, Boston, MA. (August 2010).

 

Janzen, Christopher P. (Professor)

Grant from the Susquehanna River Group—Degenstein Foundation. “Mercury in Fish Tissue Harvested from the Susquehanna River Basin,” $7,250.00.

Yucel, M., Konovalov, S., Moore, T. S., Janzen, C. P., & Luther III, G. W. “Sulfur Speciation in the Upper Black Sea Sediments.” Chemical Geology, 269: 364–375. (2010).

 

Johnson, Thomas W. (Associate Professor)

Johnson, T. W. (Presenter & Author), & Rosett, A. “Anthraquinone in Vivo Incorporation into PSI Complexes of Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 Phylloquinone Lacking Mutants.” Institute for Biophysical Research 19th Annual Retreat, Johns Hopkins University, Sheppard Pratt, Towson, MD. (September 11, 2010).

Johnson, T. W. (Presenter & Author), & Rosett, A. (Presenter & Author). “Novel Strain Meiothermus centralius Pnk-1, a Mild Thermophile, Isolated from a Coal Mine Fire Exhaust Vent.” Eastern Regional Photosynthesis Conference, Woods Hole, MA. (April 1, 2011).

Johnson, T. W. (Presenter & Author), Rosett, A. (Presenter & Author), & Newman, J. (Author Only). “Novel Strain Meiothermus centralia Pnk-1, a Mild Thermophile, Isolated from a Coal Mine Fire Exhaust Vent.” Institute for Biophysical Research 19th Annual Retreat, Johns Hopkins University, Sheppard Pratt, Towson, MD. (September 11, 2010).

Grant from John Golbeck at Pennsylvania State University Through the National Science Foundation. “Sabbatical Funding,” $45,000.00.

 

Manchanayakage, Renuka (Assistant Professor)

Manchanayakage, R. (Author Only), & Slaton, D. (Presenter & Author). “Tin and Zn-Mediated Allylation Reactions.” The Landmark Conference Summer Research Symposium, Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA. (July 21, 2010).

 

Tom, Lou A. (Assistant Professor)

Tom, L. (Presenter & Author), & Foster, N. (Author Only). “Development of a Molecularly Imprinted Polymer for the Analysis of Avermectin.” The 6th International Meeting on Molecular Imprinting, New Orleans, LA. (August 9, 2010).

Tom, L., & Foster, N. “Development of a Molecularly Imprinted Polymer (MIP) for the Analysis of Avermectin.” Analytica Chimica Acta, 680: 79–85. www.elsevier.com/locate/aca. (2010).

Tom, L. (Author Only), & Schneck, N. (Presenter & Author). “Preparation of an Improved Molecularly Imprinted Polymer for Retention of Organosulfur Compounds.” 241th National American Chemical Society Meeting, Anaheim, CA. (March 27, 2011).



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