Professional Conferences Where QCC Students
Presented Their Research Works

2013
(198 presentations)


The ACS North Eastern Regional Meeting (NERM), New Haven, CT, October 26, 2013.

J. Ramlall, N. Gadura “Understanding the mechanisms of Copper induced, Lipid peroxidation mediated cell death in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.”

A. D. Marjorie Morales “Treating The Rat Spinal Cord Injury with X-ray Microbeams at the National Synchrotron Light Source.”

L. K. Chavez “Host restriction of murine gammaherpesvirus 68 replication by human APOBEC3 cytidine deaminases but not murine APOBEC3.”

C. Soto, D. M. Sarno “Formation of poly(o-toluidine) as highly porous micron-scale spheres.”

Y. Chen, A. Emrani, C. R. Westgate “Optimizing AZO characteristics by changing deposition parameters.”

R. Loh, Y. Wu, E. Lin, A. Nguyen “The role of Sphingosine-1-phosphate kinase in inflamation induced colorectal cancer.”

N. Yu, B. Montalbano, T. Xu, G. Vaswani, P. Irigoyen “Making chemistry safer, greener and economical without compromise.”

U. Sezer, X. Wu, D. A. Bruzewicz “Chemical aging of soot nanoparticles changes their morphology and interaction with light.”

S. Enriquez, P. Irigoyen, S. Svoronos, P. Svoronos “Determination of gallic acid in juice and tea beverages using high performance liquid chromatography.”

Y. Chen, S. Enriquez, P. Jagessar, N. Islam, F. Jacques, P. Meleties, P. Svoronos “Waste water analysis at the New York City-Division of Enviromnental Protection (DEP).”

K. Deleon, K. Kaur, R. Rayeka, C. H. Tse, M. Tawde, M. Trujillo “Preliminary Characterization of a Streptomyces Strain Collection.”

N. Kim, K. Chu, L. Solares, K. Park “Manufacturing and analysis of metal-free hydrogen fuel cells utilizing carbon nanotubes.”

A. Lee, A. Kokkinos, D. Kokkinos “Optical Fiber Bi-axial bending loss sensitivity for novel sensors.”

K. San, E. Chen, S. Enriquez, S. Svoronos, P. Irigoyen, P. Svoronos “Use of the Folin Ciocalteau method to measure the total capacity of antioxidants in tea samples and other beverages.”

O. Egbo, P. Irigoyen, P. Svoronos “Determination ofthe ionization constant of carboxylic acids via microscale freezing point depression measurements.”

C. H. Tse, J. Myung, P. Svoronos, F. Jacques, P. Meleties “Detection and limitation of fecal coliforrn in New York City waters by the NYC Department of Enviromnental Protection (NYC-DEP).”

W. Li, N. Gadura “Screening the Saccharomyces cerevisiae genomic library for genes involved in copper induced cell death.”

K. San, N. Gadura “Genetically altered Spo- strain reveals that endospores delay copper-alloy surface mediated toxicity in Bacillus subtilis.”

O. Egbo, K. Narainsamy, E. Oquendo, D. Moloney “The influence of antioxidants and oxidants on expression of genes in the Daf-2 pathway and telomere length in Caenorhabditis elegans.”

A. Small, N. Carmona Oxytocin in multiparity and aging.

R. Saleh, S. McLaughlin “McLaughlin Identification ofputative Hydra TRPM channel genes.”

C. H. Tse, S. Sosnowik, J. C. Brumberg, A. Tsiola “Quantitative morphological classification of neurons in primary somatosensory cortex.”

L. Najjarian, G. Subramaniam, S. Karimi “Selenium dioxide assisted ring-contraction of benzazepine to quinoline.”

Y. Chen, A. Emrani, C. R. Westgate “Optimizing AZO characteristics by changing deposition parameters.”

R. Rayeka, P. Estrada, A. Kawamura, M. Trujillo “Characterization ofbiological activities of MTE4a.”

S. Enriquez, C. Yang, S. Ge “The activity induced SlPRl activation in the dentate gyms.”

Y. Chen, Y. Iwasaki, J. Gergen “Slpl is a key component controlling early cardiogenesis in Drosophila.”

M. Stephen, H. Shin, E. Shin, G. Patino, J . Villacis, F. Jacques, P. Meleties, P. Svoronos “New York City's waste water and sewage treatment by the Enviromnental Protection Agency: A stepwise description and findings.”

L. Solares, J . H. Shim, J. Cho “Optimiziation of TiO; thin film microstructure for use as a photovoltaic material.”

E. Shin, J. Shin “Determination of the refractive index of myristic acid and stearic acid by extension method.”

S. Ham, J. Shin “Determination of the refractive index of fatty acids by zoom-in method.”

E. Shin, R. Kim, J. Shin “Comparison of the refractive index of zinc nitrate measured by two different methods: Zoom-in and extension methods.”

J. Lee, S. Park, J. Shin “Refractive index of lauric acid and p-dichlorobenzene measured by the laser pointer method: Comparison to the values obtained by a refractometer.”

M. Lin, W. Saffran “Determining the Sensitivity of Double Mutant rad4rad5 Yeast Cells to Interstrand DNA Crosslinks”.

D. A. Novoa, S. Chakraborty, J. Reed, Y. Lu “Probing the mechanism of nitric oxide reductases using myoglobin as a model.”

A. MacDonald, J. Pigza “Synthesis of benzoate ester derivatives of allyl alcohol and their potential applications.”

D. Mitchell, G. A. Kraus “Conversion of the pyrone methyl coumalate to aromatics.”


The 9th Annual QCC Honors Conference, QCC, NY, May 3, 2013.

Yueting Chen “Waste Water Analysis at the Division of Environmental Protection (DEP)”

Maria Kakonikos “Carbon Dating (14C)”

Obiora Egbo “Determination of the Ionization Constant of Carboxylic Acids via Microscale Freezing Point Depression Measurements”

Suneun Stella Noh “ Formation of Clouds”

Sandy Enriquez “The Determination of Gallic Acid in Juice and Tea Beverages using High Performance Liquid Chromatography"

Jonathan Myung “An Analysis of the Methods of the Industrial Pre-Treatment Plant (IPP) Sampling Unit and the Methods Employed by the Shoreline Survey Unit Presenter”

John Guevara “What is MRI?”

Kaung Myat San “Use of the Folin Ciocalteau Method to Measure the Total Capacity of Antioxidants in Tea Samples and Other Beverages”

Chung Him Tse “Testing for Coliform Colonies in Water Samples: A DEP Experience”

Jonathan Myung “An Analysis of the Interaction of Salmonella to Selective Media and the Formation of Typical and Non-typical Salmonella Colonies”

German Patino “Le Chatelier`s Principle and Sunglasses”

Charles Piscopo “Emission Spectroscopy”

Elsa Rosario “Formation of Diamond”

Marzia Samadi “Acids and bases”

Suneun Stella Noh “Formation of clouds”

Nisar Afzal, Dibyendu Dana, Anibal R. Davalos, Daniel Andre Novoa, Pratik Rathod “Development of a Novel Class of Cell Permeable Cysteine Cathepsin Inhibitors”

Christopher Chin, Loren Condon, Nelson Tobar  “Synthesizing Hafnium (IV) coated single walled carbon nanotubes.”

Maciej Dzikowski “Recycling Polystyrene - Containing Chemical Reagents for Use in New Synthetic Applications”

Andrew Garcia, Nicole Zmich “Binary mixtures of ionic liquids for super capacitor applications”

Clayton Hogan, Nicole Yu “Studies Directed Towards the Synthesis of the Fragrance Berryflor® Using Only Polystyrene-Containing Chemical Reagents”

Loren Condon “Synthesis and property investigation of single walled carbon nanotubes magnesium nanoparticle composites”

Mengjia Lin, Stephanie Salarbux “Determining the sensitivity of double mutant RAD4 RAD5 Yeast cells to interstrand DNA crosslinks.”

Steven Oliveri, Nicole Zmich “Phosphorus Containing Ionic Liquids”

Vanessa Chandie “Separation of essential oils found in perfumes”

Yiran Chen “Catalyst-Free, Rapid-Initiated Polymerization of Aniline Using Hydrogen Peroxide As Oxidant”

Suk Ju Ham “Refractive Index of Fatty Acids Measured by Zoom-In Method”

Eun Jung Shin “Determination of Refractive Index of Myristic Acid and Stearic Acid: Extension Method”

Andrew Lam “Synthesis and α-Silylation of Carbamate Derivatives of Allyl Alcohol”

Jihyun Lee, Seoyi Park “Determination of the Comparison to the Values Obtained with a Refractometer”

Alice D. MacDonald “Synthesis of Benzoate Ester Derivatives of Allyl Alcohol and Their Potential Applications”

Danielle Miceli “Identification of essential oils found in perfumes using GC/MS, FTIR and NMR”

Lena Najjarian “Selenium Dioxide Assisted Ring Contraction of 3H-1 benzazepine ti Quinoline”

Najia Ahsan    “ Acid Rain”

Yiran Chen “Corrosion of metals”

Carlos Soto “Formation of Poly(o-Toluidine) As Highly Porous Micron-Scale Spheres”   

Nan Chen “How chemical compounds work on our wrinkles”

Giuseppe Cannova   “Serotonin: A Brain’s Friend or Enemy”

Sandy Enriquez “Le Chatelier’s Principle in Hemoglobin Production”

Obiora Egbo “Medical Applications of Radiopharmaceutcials”

Kyle Marcus Enriquez “Aspartame: An everyday poison”

Chinara Feizullayeva, Krishna Melepura  “Silver Metal Nanoclusters In [Tris(3-Trimethoxysilylpropyl) Isocyanurate] (Ttpi) Gels”

Nausheen Fathima “Chemistry behind Fireworks”

Chung Him Tse “Biodegradable Plastics-Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA)”

Kenya Joseph “ Apple cider vinegar: Treating acid reflux naturally”

Daysi Proano “Pharmacokinetics”

Nahyun Kim “A New Technology of Manufacturing the Electrodes with Comb-Teeth Structure”

Jonathan Myung “Artificial Leaves”

Melody To “ Caffeine and its molecular structure”

 Luis Solares “Electrical Energy via Proton Exchange Membrane Hydrogen Fuel Cells”

Jeffrey Torres “ Liquid Nitrogen”

Krishna Melepura “ Variations in the size and shape of the metal nanoparticles in DMF”

Sang Won Ko “The Chemical Reaction of Ibuprofen with the Human Body”

Miryam Peralta “ Blood oxygen saturation”

Rodrigo Singh “Chemistry of Nuclear Reactors”

Ugur Sezer  “lotus Leaf Superhydrophobicity”

Obiora Egbo “Bioinformatics”

Boryana Baric “Protein Identification and Cellular Localization of a Streptomycete Rhomboid Protein”

Tsun Wai Choi “Pseudomonas Putida  Presenter”

Baljeet Kaur “Leptotrichia Buccalis”

Taikchan Lildar “Function and Classification of Xylanimonas Cellulosilytica DSM 15894”

Lionel Morales “Quorum Sensing as a method of regulation of the Lux Operon and searching for orthologs of LuxI”

Susan O’Connor “Xenologs:   A Key to Modern Medicine?”

Nadine Pascual “My pitbull is a chihiuahua”

Rahima Saleh  “Ethics in Gene Sequencing”

Alex Small  “The rat bite bacterium”

Melody To “Application of Bioinformatics to Research Parthenogenesis”

Yen Xin Yoo, “5th - 6th grade Kids Learning about the Skeletal & Muscular System”

Jacqueline Budds, Jennifer Khan and Stephan Smith “Teaching Others about the Microbial World through Peer Tutoring and Community Event Activities”

Minkyung Kim and  Fuyang Zhang  “Creating a hands-on, interactive demonstration designed to teach about the roles of microbes in our environment”

Sudip Singh Parmar  and  Mumta Ram “Assisting Microbiology students in mastering laboratory concepts and techniques through peer-driven open lab review sessions”

Wing Yan Kei  Serving as a Lab Assistant – My Contribution to Service Learning”
Cui Cai “What Did I Learn From Teaching?”

Shin Lin Kim “Engaging young students in lab activities designed to stimulate an appreciation of the diversity of life”

Melissa Giron “Honors/Service Learning Program: A Learning Experience”

Aanal Patel “Service Learning in Anatomy and Physiology I”

Philip Repaci “Teaching the Cardiovascular System as Part of Service Learning”

Mumta Ram “Service Learning as an Integral Part of becoming a Biology Teacher”

Helana Mayan “Peer Tutoring:  A contribution at the Service Learning Center”

Sudip Parmar and  Kadyion Williams “Assisting Students in Anatomy and physiology as part of Service Learning- A Diary”

Maria C. Atanacio “Laboratory demonstrations of human sensory physiology for STEP and Project Prize students”

Boryana Baric “Preliminary Characterization of a Bacterial Diterpene”

Mariama Coulibaly and Erika Kerney “Hydrophane opal coloring: experiments with Welo Opals from Ethiopia”

Kanchanpreet Kaur and Chung Him Tse “Secondary Metabolites of Actinomycetes with Anti-Bacterial Activity”

Brian Velez “Microscopy of flux inclusions and ideas on the creation of several commercial flux gem materials”

George Wan “Student comprehension of laboratory material with assistance”

Telisa Thompson “Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology for STEP and Project Prize Students”

Alex Small “Oxytocin Multiparity and Aging”

Tsun Wai Choi, “Genetics of Sickle Cell Disease”

Tsun Wai Choi “Purification of PGLO using HIC”

Taikchan Lildar “pGLO: Using Arabinose to control Gene Expression”

Kaung Myat San “Fluorescent Protein Chromatography”

Kaung Myat San  “Genetically altered Spo- strain reveals that endospores delay copper-alloy surface mediated toxicity in Bacillus subtilis”

Kaung Myat San “Endospores Formation in Bacillus Subtilis”

Taikchan Lildar “Human Genome Project:  Brief History and Results”

Taikchan Lildar “Effect of Copper Sulfate on Morexella Catarrhalis cell membrane”

Wei Wei Jin “pGLO Bacterial Gene Expression”

Kenya Joseph “ELISA: Testing for Proteins Using Antigens and Antibodies”

Jaswinder Kaur “Southern Blotting”

Lionel Morales “Simulated HIV Antigen Detection by Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)”

Jonathan Myung “The Facilitation of Real-Time PCR in the Detection of Food-Bourne Pathogens at the Food and Drug Administration”

Kwame Ntiako-Antwi “Restriction of enzyme mapping”

Nadine Pascual “Using Polymorphic ALU element for Fingerprinting Analysis”

Jasodra Ramlall “DNA Fingerprinting”

Rahima Saleh  “A Molecular Diagnostic Technique to Identify Sickle Cell Gene”

Jasodra Ramlall “Understanding the mechanisms of Copper induced, Lipid peroxidation mediated cell death in Saccharomyces cerevisiae”

Alex Small “Genetics of Tay-sachs Disease”

Melody To “Sub Cloning and Bacterial Transformation using E. coli”

Boryana Baric “Making recombinant DNA - analysis of lacZ gene disruption”

Nazia Bhatti and Deborah Grant “Evolution of Bacteriophages”

Yueting Chen and  Jason Williams “Application of Bacteriophages in Nanomedicine and Treatment of Biofilm”

Maciej Dzikowski and Obiora Egbo “DNA Master”

Obiora Egbo “Annotation of a Mycobacteriophage Genome Using DNA Master”

Sandy Enriquez and Nicole Yu “Marine Bacteriophages”

Joshua Esguerra and Susan M. O'Connor “Bacteriophages:Why are they Important?”

Shanna Lord and Diana Poveda “Bacteriophages in Water Purification”

Diane Marin and  Jiwon Seo “Bacteriophages Detrimental Effect on Fermentation and Preventative Solutions”

Chung Him Tse “Bacteriophage Application on Food Products”

Djifa Agoudavi Yao “-ray absorption study of plants”

Benjamin Alagna, Christopher Chin, Arundra Deonarain, Giovanni Dowe, Margarita Segui, Nelson Tobar “Formula SAE Competition: Engineering aspects of the Aerodynamics, Engine, Transmission, Chassis and Suspension of our Formula One Car”

Michael Lawrence “Cloud Based Infrastructure”

Kenny Chu, Nahyun Kim, Luis Solares “Manufacturing and Analysis of Metal-free Hydrogen Fuel Cells Utilizing Carbon Nanotubes”

Bryan Aldaz, Jose Alvarez, Ariel Obando, “Geothermal Energy”

Radcliffe Brown “ Steering”

Jose Chiriboga, Oniel Thorpe, Fabian Zarama, “Smart Building”

Miguel Encarnacion, Carlos Garcia, Rebeca Osorio “Types of Solar Energy”

Abraham Guzman “Assembly Programming”


The 61st Undergraduate Research Symposium of the American Chemical Society-NY Section, City College of New York, CUNY, May 3, 2013.

Suk Ju Ham, Esther Shin and Jun Shin “Refractive Index of Fatty Acids Measured by Zoom-In Method”

Eung Jung Shin, Seoyi Park, Ji Hyun Lee and Jun Shin “Determination of Refractive Index of Myristic Acid and Stearic Acid: Extension Method”

Obiora Egbo, Pedro Irigoyen, Gopal Subramaniam and Paris Svoronos “Use of the Van’t Hoff Factor in Microscale Freezing Point Depression Measurements to Determine the Ionization Constant of Carboxylic Acids”

Sandy Enriquez, Soraya Svoronos, Pedro Irigoyen and Paris Svoronos “Quantitative Determination of Gallic Acid in Teas and Other Commercial Beverages Using HPLC”

 Seoyi Park, Eun Jung Shin, Ji Hyun Lee and Jun Shin “Refractive Index of  Lauric Acid and p-Dichlorobenzene Measured by the Laser Pointer Method: Comparison  to the Values Obtained  with a Refractometer”

Vanessa Chandie, Pedro Irigoyen, Bruce Montalbano, Joseph Iorio, Tian Xu and Sasan Karimi “Identification of essential Oils Found in perfumes Using GC/MS, FTIR and NMR Spectroscopy”

Kaung Myat San, Soraya Svoronos, Pedro Irigoyen and Paris Svoronos “Determination of the Total Phenol Content in Commercial Beverages and Dry Tea Leaves via the Folin Ciocalteau Visible Spectrophotometric Method”

Jasodra Ramlall and Nidhi Gadura “Understanding the Mechanisms of Copper induced, Lipid Peroxidation Mediated Cell Death in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae”

Qing Yao Ding and Nidhi Gadura “Concentration Dependent, CuSO4 mediated cell death in Saccharomyces cerevisiae involves Lipid peroxidation in the Cell Membrane”

Ricky Mingyu Loh, George Ki Wan, Monica Trujillo and Andrew Nguyen “The Anti-inflammatory Effect of 17-Hydroxycyclooctatin Compound Isolated from New York Soil Sample”

Ugur Sezer, Xiangying Wu and Derek Bruzewicz “Chemical Aging of Soot Nanoparticles Changes Their morphology and Interaction with Light”

Andrew Lam and Julie Pigza “Synthesis of alpha-Silylation of Carbamate Derivatives of Allyl Alcohol”

Alice MacDonald and Julie Pigza “Synthesis of Benzoate Ester Derivatives of Allyl Alcohol and Their Potential Applications”

Arhyur Shimunov and Luis Vargas “Reactivity of Tris(trimethylsilyl)Phosphite (TMSP): Reaction with Halo-Thioformate”

Lena Najjarian, Sasan Karimi and Gopal Subramaniam “Selenium Dioxide Assisted Ring-Contraction of EH—Benzazepine ro Quinoline”

Maciej Dzikowski and John Regan “A Green Approach to Organic Synthesis: New Application for Used Polystyrene-Containing Chemical Regants”

Nicole Yu and John Regan “A Green synthesis of the Fragrance Berryflor”

Anthony Di Marco, M.Freeking, S. Strabony, P. Novick, T. Cheung, S. Depilwala, P. Irigoyen and D. Lieberman. “Laser/Optical Speckle Analysis to Determine the Size of Unknown Proteins”

Carlos Soto and David Sarno “Formation of Poly(o-Toluidine) as Highly Porous Micron-Scale Spheres”

Yiran Chen and David Sarno “Catalyst-Free, Rapid Inititiated Polymerization of Aniline Using Hydorgen Peroxide as Oxidant”

Daniel Andre Novoa, Anibal Davalos, Nisar Afzal, Pratik Rathod, Dibyendu Dana and Sanjai Kumar “Development of a Novel Class of Cell Permeable Cysteine Cathepsin Inhibitors”

Noor Sardar, Reeta Yadav, Yakov Masheev, Celestina D’Costa, Rhyz Periera, Uri Samuni “Activity, Stability and Release of Protein Trapped in Solgel Matrices and Nanogels”

 Mengjia Lin, Stephanie Salarbux and Wilma Saffran “Determining the Sensitivity of Double Mutant RAD4 RAS5 Yeas Cells to Interstrand DNA Crossinks”

Anibal Davalos, Dibyendu Dana, Gopal Subramaniam and Sanjai Kumar “A Base-Controlled Regioselective Synthesis of Allyl and Vinyl Phenyl Sulfones”


Columbia Undergraduate Science Journal (CUSJ), Lerner Hall, Columbia University, March 31, 2013.

Ricky Mingyu Loh, George Ki Wan, Monica Trujillo and Andrew Nguyen “The anti-inflammatory effect of 17-Hydroxycyclooctatin compound isolated from New York soil sample”

Kuang Myat San and Nidhi Gadura “Genetically Altered spo- Strain Reveals that Endospores Delay Copper-alloy Surface Mediated Toxicity in Bacillus subtilis”

Jasodra Ramlall and Nidhi Gadura “Understanding the mechanisms of Copper induced, Lipid peroxidation mediated cell death in Saccharomyces cerevisiae”

Qing Yao Ding and Nidhi Gadura “Concentration Dependent, CuSO4 mediated cell death in Saccharomyces cerevisiae involves Lipid peroxidation in the Cell Membrane”

Kenny Chu, Nahyun Kim, Luis Solares, Kee Park and Sang Hoon Lee “Manufacturing and Analysis of Metal-free Hydrogen Fuel Cells Utilizing Carbon-Nanotubes”

Obiora Egbo, Pedro Irigoyen, Fathima Nazumudeen and Paris Svoronos “Determination of the Ionization Constant of Carboxylic Acids Using Microscale Freezing Point Depression measurements”

Suk Ju Ham, Eun Jung Shin, Seoyi Park, Ji Hyun Lee, Esther Shin and Jun H. Shin “Determination and Comparison of Refractive Index of Solid Compounds Measured by the Zoom-In Method and the Extension Method”

Chung Him Tse, Jonathan Myung, Paris Svoronos, Jorge Villacis and William Kelly “Detection and Limitation of Fecal Coliform in New York City Waters by the NYC Department of Environmental Protection”

Yueting Chen, Paris Svoronos, Patrick K. Jagessar and Trikam Patel “Analysis of Nitrogen, chlorohyll-a & Total suspended solids in water at the DEP”

Andrew Lee and Dimitrios Kokkinos “Bend Loss Sensitivity of Standard and Photonic Crystal Fibers for Sensor”