Tag: Maria Schneider

  • Microplastic Detection via FTIR

    By Maria Schneider, Vallarie Burge, Lydia Bryant, Catherine Nguyen Faculty mentor: Dr. Randall Reif Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) is an analytical method that produces an absorbance spectrum which can be used to identify specific molecules. Previous literature showed that Nile Red (NR) is an effective indicator for detecting microplastics in water samples. As plastic […]

  • Finding a Tuberculosis Drug: Synthesis of a KasA Inhibitor

    By Carleigh McDonald and Maria Schneider Faculty mentor: Dr. Davis Oldham Tuberculosis (TB) is a serious illness that is caused by the Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacterium attacking the body. The previously most effective drugs in fighting TB are becoming increasingly ineffective as strains of MDR (multidrug-resistant) TB are becoming more common. To combat this setback, development […]