"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes." --- Marcel Proust (1871 - 1922)
"Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose." --- Zora Neale Hurston (African-American Writer & Anthropologist, 1903 - 1960)
Our bottom-up approach to collaborations is a key strategy for connecting and converting undergraduate-level initiated research into graduate-level studies. All of our research collaborations began as projects conducted by undergraduates and/or high school students in either the Independent Research Period (IRP) or the Summer Research Period (SRP). This demonstrates that important new ideas and innovative experimentation is not exclusive to postbaccalaureate researchers and institutions.
Some ongoing research collaborations includes: (a) Design and Development of Multimodal Molecular Sensors, (b) Synthesis and Biological Activity of Phenylpropanoid-based Hybrid Pharmacophores, and (c) Design, Synthesis and Applications of Novel Multicationic Dyes.
Current research collaborators include:
* Associate Professor Sherine Obare, Western Michigan University, Design and Development of Multimodal Molecular Sensors for Toxic Organophosphates
* Professor Bill Chobotar & Associate Professor Karen Reiner, Andrews University, Synthesis and Biological Activity of Phenylpropanoid-based Hybrid Pharmacophores
* Associate Professor Shawn Hitchcock, Illinois State University, Stereochemistry of Electrophilic Carbonyl Additions
* Associate Professor Marlene Murray, Andrews University, Synthesis and Activity of Acylal Valproate Drugs
* Associate Professor Ryan Hayes, Andrews University, Spectroscopic Studies of Donor Acceptor Stilbene Sensors
* Associate Professor Hyun Kwon, Andrews University, Design and Studies of Bifunctional Linkers for Nanoparticles