Alumni

Haverford College

  1. Kevin Barton
    kevin.barton@astrazeneca.com
    Graduate of 2000
    Project: ion channel project (summer of 99', 1999-2000)
    Senior research thesis: "Towards the Stereoselective Synthesis of g-Hydroxynorvaline"
    Presentations:
    1. Barton, K.;* Sadri, N.;* Åkerfeldt, K. S. "The Synthesis of b- and g-hydroxynorvaline and Work Towards Their Insertion into Ion Channel Forming Peptides" The AAAS Annual Meeting and Science Innovation Exposition, Washington DC, Febr 17-22, 2000. Poster Presentation.
    Current position: summer intern at Astra-Zeneca, Wilmington, DE; soon to be associate chemist at DuPont, Stine-Haskell site, Newark, DE


  2. Joshua Dunetz
    jdunetz@mit.edu
    Graduate of 2000
    Project: peptide-porphyrin project (summer of 1999, 1999-2000)
    Senior research thesis: "The de Novo Synthesis of Light Harvesting Peptides"
    Presentations:
    1. Dunetz, J.R.* and Åkerfeldt, K. S. "The de Novo Synthesis of Light Harvesting Peptides" The AAAS Annual Meeting and Science Innovation Exposition, Washington DC, Febr 17-22, 2000. Poster Presentation.(Awarded 1st price in the student poster competition, division of physical chemistry)
    Current position: graduate student in the department of Chemistry at MIT


  3. Jessica Hurt
    jhurt@zif.mit.edu
    Graduate of 1999
    Project: ion channel project (1998-1999)
    Senior research thesis: "Towards the Synthesis of a Heptameric Alamethicin Ion Channel"
    Presentations:
    1. Hurt, J.* and Åkerfeldt, K. S. "Towards the Synthesis of a Heptameric Alamethicin Channel" 13th Symposium of the Protein Society, Boston, July, 1999. Poster presentation.
    Manuscript:
    1. "Synthesis and Ion Conductance Behavior of a Tetrameric Alamethicin Ion Channel" (in preparation)
    Current position: research associate in the Department of Chemistry at MIT [with Dr. Carl Pabo]


  4. Ronny Jiji
    run72@hotmail.com
    Graduate of 2000
    Project: EF-hand project
    Senior Research Thesis:"Reconstituting the Domains of Calmodulin and Sarcoplasmic Calcium Binding Protein from Synthetic EF-hand Fragments"
    Presentations:
    1. Connell, K.E.;* Kohli, A.;* Jiji, R.;* Åkerfeldt, K. S. "Chemistry of Synthetic EF-hand Fragments" The AAAS Annual Meeting and Science Innovation Exposition, Washington DC, Febr 17-22, 2000. Poster Presentation.(Awarded "honorary mention" in the student poster competition, division of biological chemistry)
    Current position: medical school student at the international program at Columbia School of Medicine/Ben Gurion University, Israel


  5. Youval Katz
    youv1512@hotmail.com
    Research associate (July 1 of 1998- July 31 of 1999)
    Project: ion channel project
    Presentations:
    1. Katz, Y. and Åkerfeldt, K. S. "The De NovoDesign of Channel-Forming Peptides Containing b-hydroxynorvaline" Sigma Xi Research Day, Thomas Jefferson University, April 14, 1999. Poster Presentation.
    Current position: research technician/andrologist at the Cooper Center for Reproductive Hormonal Disorders [with Dr. Jerome Check]


  6. Anita Kohli
    anitakohli@yahoo.com
    Graduate of 2000
    Project: EF-hand project
    Senior Research Thesis "Using Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET) to Determine Distances in the Calcium Binding Protein Calbindin D28k:"
    Presentations:
    1. Connell, K.E.;* Kohli, A.;* Jiji, R.;* Åkerfeldt, K. S. "Chemistry of Synthetic EF-hand Fragments" The AAAS Annual Meeting and Science Innovation Exposition, Washington DC, Febr 17-22, 2000. Poster Presentation.(Awarded "honorary mention" in the student poster competition, division of biological chemistry)
    Current position: research assistant at Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA


  7. Shannon McCarthy
    SMcCart@cpcus.jnj.com
    Research associate (July 1 of 1998- June 30 of 1999); see also "Alumni: Rutgers University"
    Project: EF-hand project
    Presentations:
    1. McCarthy, S.; Selah, C.; Bergrd, T.; Thulin, E.; Linse, S. and Åkerfeldt, K. S. "Synthesis and Biophysical Evaluation of EF-Hand Fragments of Calbindin D28k" Sigma Xi Research Day, Thomas Jefferson University, April 14, 1999. Poster Presentation.
    2. McCarthy, S. L.* and Åkerfeldt, K. S. The Synthesis and Purification of a Tripeptide Antagonist for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, The 7th Annual Undergraduate Student Research Symposium, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ, April 1998. Seminar speaker.
    Current position: research assistant at Johnson & Johnson, NJ


  8. Daniel Park
    Graduate of 1999
    Project: ion channel project
    Senior Research Thesis:"The Incorporation of g-Hydroxynorvaline in Channel Forming Peptides"
    Presentations:
    1. Park, D. H.* and Åkerfeldt, K. S. "g-Hydroxynorvaline in De Novo Designed Channel Forming Peptide Sequences" Sigma Xi Research Day, Thomas Jefferson University, April 14, 1999. Poster Presentation.
    Current position: medical school student at ?????


  9. Cheryl Selah
    cselah@brynmawr.edu
    Research associate (Feb 1 of 1999- Aug of 1999); see also "Alumni: Rutgers University"
    Project: EF-hand project
    Presentations:
    1. Selah, C. A.* and Åkerfeldt, K. S. An Automated Procedure Using Fmoc-Chemistry to Synthesize EF-Hand Sequences, The 7th Annual Undergraduate Student Research Symposium, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ, April 1998. Seminar speaker.
    2. Selah, C. A.*; and Åkerfeldt, K. S. HPLC Purification of EF-Hand Peptides, The 6th Annual Undergraduate Student Research Symposium, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ, April 1997. Seminar speaker.
    Current position: graduate student in the Department of Chemistry at Bryn Mawr College [with Dr. Susan White]


  10. Ari Wassner
    awassner@alum.haverford.edu or awassner@stanford.edu
    Graduate of 2000
    Project: ion channel project (summer of 1999, 1999-2000)
    Senior Research Thesis:"Synthesis and Molecular Modeling of Alamethicin Ion Channels"
    Presentations:
    1. Wassner, A.J.;* Hurt, J. A.;* Åkerfeldt, K. S. "Synthesis and Molecular Modeling of Alamethicin Ion Channels" Gordon Conference (Bioorganic Chemistry), Proctor Academy, Andover, NH, June 18-23, 2000. Poster Presentation.
    2. Wassner, A.J.;* Hurt, J. A.;* Åkerfeldt, K. S. "Synthesis and Molecular Modeling of a Heptameric Alamethicin Ion Channel "The AAAS Annual Meeting and Science Innovation Exposition, Washington DC, Febr 17-22, 2000. Poster Presentation.
    Manuscript:
    1. "Synthesis and Ion Conductance Behavior of a Tetrameric Alamethicin Ion Channel" (in preparation)
    Current position: Hilles Fellow at Stanford University, CA


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