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Previous and Upcoming  Presentations:

                                                                                                    2011
Bicephalic Amphiphile Architecture Affects Antimicrobial Activity, Jade E. LaDow, David C. Warnock, Kristina M. Hamill, Kaitlin  Simmons, Robert W. Davis, Christian R. Schwantes, Devon C. Flaherty, Jon A. L. Willcox, Kelsey Wilson-Henjum, Irene Lainiotis, Kevin L. Caran, Kevin P. C. Minbiole, and Kyle Seifert, Poster presentation, University of Virginia Biotechnology Training Program Biosymposium, May 5, 2011.

Robert W. Davis* and Kevin P. C. Minbiole.  "Polycephalic (Multi-Headed) Cationic Amphiphiles As Novel Surfactants." 9th annual Colonial Academic Alliance (CAA) Undergraduate Research Conference, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY, April 9, 2011. Photo.

Georgia T. Stoyanov,* Kevin P. C. Minbiole.  "The Synthesis of Nitrogenous Heterocycles From Cyclopropanol Fragmentation." The 25th National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Ithaca, NY, March 31, 2011.


                                                                                                    2010
Robert W. Davis,* Kelly L. George, and Kevin P. C. Minbiole.  "Polycephalic (Multi-Headed) Cationic Amphiphiles As Novel Surfactants." University of Maryland Baltimore County Undergraduate Research Symposium, October 30, 2010.  Photo!

Isaac J. Kimsey,* Georgia T. Stoyanov, and Kevin P. C. Minbiole.  "The Construction Of Azepines From Cyclopropanol Fragmentation." University of Maryland Baltimore County Undergraduate Research Symposium, October 30, 2010. Isaac won a 2nd place award for his poster presentation!  Photo.

Jacob M. Smith,* Patrick J. Wiggins, and Kevin P. C. Minbiole.  "The Identification Of Antifungal Metabolites Produced By Pedobacter Cryoconitis, A Cutaneous Bacteria Of The Salamander Plethedon Cinereus." University of Maryland Baltimore County Undergraduate Research Symposium, October 30, 2010. Photo!

Thais L. Teotonio,* Alison L. Blackman, and Kevin P. C. Minbiole.  "The Use Of High-Performace Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (LCMS) To Track Antifungal Metabolites On Amphibian Skin." University of Maryland Baltimore County Undergraduate Research Symposium, October 30, 2010. Photo!

Georgia T. Stoyanov,* Kelly L. George, Kevin P. C. Minbiole. "The Synthesis of Nitrogen- and Sulfur-Containing Heterocycles From Cyclopropanol Fragmentation."  240th ACS National Meeting, Organic Chemistry Session, Boston, MA, August 23, 2010. Photo!

David C. Warnock,* Kaitlin L. Simmons, Christian R. Schwantes, Devon C. Flaherty, Jon A. L. Willcox, Robert W. Davis, Jade E. Irby, Kevin P. C. Minbiole, Kyle Seifert and Kevin L. Caran.   "Synthesis, colloidal, and anti-microbial studies on bicephalic (double-headed) amphiphiles"  240th ACS National Meeting, Chemical Education Session, Boston, MA, August 23, 2010. 

Reid Harris,* Matthew Becker, Robert Brucker, Brian Gratwicke, Kevin Minbiole, Laura Reinert, Louise Rollins-Smith, Christian Schwantes, Jenifer Walke.  "Bacterial Protection of Amphibian Skin Against a Lethal Skin Fungus is Context Dependent."  International Society for Microbial Ecology -13th symposium, Seattle, WA, August 27, 2010.

Robby Davis,* Christian Schwantes, Devon Flaherty, Kevin Caran, Kevin Minbiole, Kyle Seifert.  "Polycephalic (Multi-Headed) Cationic Amphiphiles as Novel Surfactants and Antimicrobial Agents."   Virginia Academy of Science - 2010 Annual Meeting, James Madison University, May 22, 2010.

Georgia T. Stoyanov,* Kelly L. George, Kevin P. C. Minbiole. "The Synthesis of Nitrogen- and Sulfur-Containing Heterocycles From Cyclopropanol Fragmentation."   Virginia Academy of Science - 2010 Annual Meeting, James Madison University, May 22, 2010. **Georgia was selected as the Honorable Mention for best student presentation!**

Jacob Smith,* Kevin P. C. Minbiole. "Amphibian Chemical Defense: Identification and Application of Antifungal Metabolites from Janthinobacterium Lividum and Pedobacter Cryoconitis."   Virginia Academy of Science - 2010 Annual Meeting, James Madison University, May 22, 2010. Photo!

Christian R. Schwantes,* Kevin P. C. Minbiole, Reid N. Harris. "The antifungal bacterium, Janthinobacterium lividum, does not protect the wild-extinct Panamanian golden frog from chytridiomycosis."  American Chemical Society Meeting - Virginia Section, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, April 23, 2010.  **At this meeting, Christian was honored with the ACS-Merck award for JMU!**

Patrick Wiggins* and Kevin P. C. Minbiole.  "Amphibian Chemical Defense: Identification and Application of Antifungal Metabolites from Janthinobacterium Lividum and Pedobacter Cryoconitis."  The 24th National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Missoula, Montana, April 15-17, 2010.  Photo!

Kelly George* and Kevin P. C. Minbiole.  "Cyclopropane Fragmentation Strategies to Produce Nitrogen- and Sulfur-Containing Heterocycles"  The 24th National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Missoula, Montana, April 15-17, 2010.  Photo!


                                                                                                    2009
Georgia T. Stoyanov, Kelly L. George, and Kevin P. C. Minbiole.  "The Synthesis of Nitrogen- and Sulfur-Containing Heterocycles from Cyclopropanol Fragmentation." University of Maryland Baltimore County Undergraduate Research Symposium, October 10, 2009.

Patrick Wiggins,* Devon C. Flaherty, and Kevin P. C. Minbiole.  "Amphibian Chemical Defense: Identification and Application of Antifungal Metabolites from Janthinobacterium Lividum and Pedobacter Cryoconitis." University of Maryland Baltimore County Undergraduate Research Symposium, October 10, 2009.  (Patrick won a 1st place award for his poster presentation! Photo)

Christian R. Schwantes,* Reid N. Harris, Kevin P. C. Minbiole.  "Amphibian chemical defense: repelling Batrachochytridium Dendrobatidis with the metabolites of cutaneous bacteria."  25th Meeting of the International Society of Chemical Ecology, Neuchatel, Switzerland, August 23, 2009. (Christian won a 2nd place award and 750CHF for his oral presentation!)

Kevin P. C. Minbiole.* "Heterocycles from cyclopropanols: Fragmentation/rearrangement strategies and a homo-Petasis-Ferrier reactionACS National Meeting, Organic Chemistry Session, Washington, DC, August 18, 2009.  ORGN 340.

Devon C. Flaherty, Christian R. Schwantes,* Reid N. Harris, Kevin P. C. Minbiole. "Natural products of amphibian protection: Antifungal metabolites produced by cutaneous bacteria of the salamander Plethodon CinereusACS National Meeting, Organic Chemistry Session, Washington, DC, August 16, 2009.  ORGN 069.

Christian R. Schwantes,* Devon C. Flaherty, Reid N. Harris, Kevin P. C. Minbiole. "Developing a Bacterial Treatment Using Janthinobacterium lividum for Amphibians Rana muscosa and Plethodon cinereus Infected with Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis.American Chemical Society Meeting - Virginia Section, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, April 24, 2009.

Matthew A. Troum,* Brandon A. Vara, and Kevin P. C. Minbiole.  "Cyclopropane Fragmentation Approaches to the Synthesis of Piperidines and Azepines."  The 23rd National Conference on Undergraduate Research, La Crosse, WI, April 16, 2009.

Patrick Wiggins,* Devon C. Flaherty, Christian R. Schwantes, Reid N. Harris, Kevin P. C. Minbiole. "Natural products of amphibian protection: Antifungal metabolites produced by cutaneous bacteria of the salamander Plethodon Cinereus"  Shenandoah Valley Student Chapter of the American Society of Microbiology Meeting, Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, VA.  April 4, 2009.

Brandon A. Vara,* Matthew A. Troum, and Kevin P. C. Minbiole. "Cyclopropane fragmentation approaches to the synthesis of piperidines and azepines."  ACS National Meeting, Chemical Education Session, Salt Lake City, UT, March 23, 2009.  CHED 748.

                                                                                                    2008
Robert M. Brucker,* Jenifer L. Banning, Kevin P. C. Minbiole, Christian R. Schwantes, Devon C. Flaherty, Matthew Becker, Reid N. Harris. "Abating morbidity and mortality of Chytridiomycosis by employing the microsymbiont Janthinobacterium lividum." Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation: Amphibian Declines & Chytridiomycosis Conference - Tempe, AZ, November 7, 2008.

Antje Lauer,* Robert M. Brucker, Kevin P. C. Minbiole, Jenifer L. Banning, Mary-Alice Simon, Christian R. Schwantes, Reid N. Harris.  "Antibiotic Compounds from Cutaneous Bacteria of Amphibians inhibit Fungal Pathogens." Paul Ehrlich World Conference on Antibiotics, Nuremburg, Germany, October 2008.

Brandon A. Vara, Matthew A. Troum, and Kevin P. C. Minbiole.  "Cyclopropane fragmentation approaches to the synthesis of piperidines and azepines." University of Maryland Baltimore County Undergraduate Research Symposium, October 11, 2008.

Christian R. Schwantes, Devon C. Flaherty, Kevin Minbiole.  "Developing a Bacterial Treatment Using Janthinobacterium lividum for Amphibians Rana muscosa and Plethodon cinereus Infected with Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis." University of Maryland Baltimore County Undergraduate Research Symposium, October 11, 2008.

Reid Harris, Robert Brucker, Doug Woodhams, Jenifer Banning, Brianna Lam, Matthew Becker, Christian Schwantes, Antje Lauer, Mary Alice Simon, Devon Flaherty, Kevin Minbiole, Ross Alford.  "The Role of Bacteria in Treating Amphibians Exposed to a Lethal Fungal Pathogen: Experimental Studies of the Efficacy of Probiotics in Conservation Biology."  International  
Society for Microbial Ecology -12th symposium, Cairns, Australia, August 20, 2008.

Robert M. Brucker,* Reid N. Harris, and Kevin P. C. Minbiole.  "Invasives and Other Problematic Species Impacting Appalachian Salamanders." Smithsonian Institute's Conservation Research Center, Front Royal, VA, May 30, 2008.

Barbara A. Reisner, Donna S. Amenta, Kevin L. Caran, John Gilje, Scott B. Lewis, Kevin P. C. Minbiole, Debra L. Mohler. "Research experience in the sophomore level laboratory sequence: A bridge to undergraduate research." A
CS National Meeting, Inorganic Chemistry Session, New Orleans, LA, April 9, 2008.  INOR 927.

Marita C. Lawler,* Alison M. Whitehurst, Kevin P. C. Minbiole. "Cyclopropane fragmentation approaches to the synthesis of piperidines and azepines."  ACS National Meeting, Organic Chemistry Session, New Orleans, LA, April 6, 2008.  ORGN 136. 
 

                                                                                                    2007
Robert M. Brucker,* Reid N. Harris, Kevin P. C. Minbiole, Christian R. Schwantes, Thomas N. Gallaher. "Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis inhibition conveyed by cutaneous, amphibian bacterial metabolites." Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation: Amphibian Declines & Chytridiomycosis Conference - Tempe, AZ, November 5, 2007.

Robert M. Brucker,* Reid N. Harris, Kevin P. C. Minbiole. "B.d. inhibition conveyed by metabolites produced by amphibians' cutaneous microbiota." Integrated Research Challenges in Environmental Biology, Emerging Wildlife Diseases: Threats to Amphibian Biodiversity - 2007 Annual Meeting, Arizona State University, November 2, 2007.

Marita C. Lawler,* Kevin P. C. Minbiole. "Cyclopropane-fragmentation Approaches to the Synthesis of Azepines "  40th Annual National Organic Symposium, Duke University, Durham, NC, June 4, 2007.  Photo

Kevin Jellerson,* R. Stephen Andrews, Kevin P. C. Minbiole. "A cyclopropanol fragmentation approach to the synthesis of cis- and trans-oxepanes"  40th Annual National Organic Symposium, Duke University, Durham, NC, June 4, 2007.

Marita C. Lawler,* Kevin P. C. Minbiole. "Cyclopropane Fragmentation Strategies for Heterocycle Formation"   Virginia Academy of Science - 2007 Annual Meeting, James Madison University, May 25, 2007.

Robert M. Brucker,* Reid N. Harris, Kevin P. C. Minbiole. "Antifungal Compounds Produced by Bacteria Found on the Skin of Amphibians"  Virginia Academy of Science - 2007 Annual Meeting, James Madison University, May 25, 2007.

                                                                                                     2006
Robert M. Brucker,* Reid N. Harris, Kevin P. C. Minbiole. "Antifungal Compounds Produced by Bacteria Found on the Skin of Amphibians"  Integrated Research Challenges in Environmental Biology, Emerging Wildlife Diseases: Threats to Amphibian Biodiversity - 2006 Annual Meeting, Arizona State University, November 8, 2006.

Marita C. Lawler,* Kevin P. C. Minbiole. "Azepine Assembly via Cyclopropanol Fragmentation." University of Maryland
Baltimore County Undergraduate Research Symposium, October 14, 2006.

R. Stephen Andrews* and Kevin P. C. Minbiole.  "Cyclopropanol fragmentation approach to the synthesis of oxepanes and oxocanes"  ACS National Meeting, Organic Chemistry Session, San Francisco, CA, September 12, 2006.  ORGN 580. 

Marita C. Lawler,* Erik M. Stang, and Kevin P. C. Minbiole.  "Azepine assembly via cyclopropanol fragmentation"  ACS National Meeting, Organic Chemistry Session, San Francisco, CA, September 12, 2006.  ORGN 579. 

R. Stephen Andrews* and Kevin P. C. Minbiole.  "Radical-mediated cyclopropane fragmentation approach to pyrrolidine and piperidine synthesis"  ACS National Meeting, Organic Chemistry Session, Atlanta, GA, March 28, 2006.  ORGN 500. 

Kevin L. Caran,* Donna S. Amenta, John Gilje, Scott B. Lewis, Kevin P. C. Minbiole, and Barbara A. Reisner.  "A sophomore level inorganic/organic research experience as a foundation for an immersive undergraduate research experience." ACS National Meeting, Chemical Education Session, Atlanta, GA, March 28, 2006.  CHED 1269.

                                                                                                      2005
Kevin P. C. Minbiole,* Kerry E. O'Neil, Seth V. Kingree, Andrew S. D. Blanchard.  "A unified approach to the synthesis of heterocycles exploiting cyclopropane fragmentation"  Poster.  PacifiChem 2005, Waikiki, Hawaii, December 19, 2005. 

Andrew S. D. Blanchard,* Kevin P. C. Minbiole.  "Synthesis of Medium-Sized Heterocycles via Cyclopropane Fragmentation."  University of Maryland Baltimore County Undergraduate Research Symposium, October 15, 2005. 
Judged as a top poster in the poster session!  Photo.

R. Stephen Andrews,* Kevin P. C. Minbiole.  "Cyclopropane Fragmentation Strategies for the Assembly of Nitrogenous Heterocycles" University of Maryland Baltimore County Undergraduate Research Symposium, October 15, 2005. Photo.

Kevin P. C. Minbiole.  "A Cyclopropane Fragmentation Approach to Heterocycle Assembly."  ACS National Meeting, Organic Chemistry Session, Washington, DC, September 1, 2005.  ORGN 753.

Ashleigh R. Borges, Karolina Z. Roszak, Christian D. Ziegler, Kevin P. C. Minbiole, Kevin L. Caran.*  "Synthesis of a new molecular scaffold"  ACS National Meeting, Organic Chemistry Session, Washington, DC, August 30, 2005. 

Michael E. Peretich, Pamela  J. Dopart, Michelle B. Curtis,* D. Kyle Fitzgerald, Antoinette C. Bonhivert, Kevin P.C. Minbiole, Barbara A. Reisner.  "Student affiliates engaging other students in chemistry"  ACS National Meeting, Chemical Education Session, Washington, DC, August 29, 2005. 

Erik M. Stang, R. Stephen Andrews, Kevin P. C. Minbiole.*  "Cyclopropane Fragmentation Strategies for the Assembly of Nitrogenous Heterocycles"  ACS National Meeting, Chemical Education Session, Washington, DC, August 28, 2005. CHED 235. 

Seth V. Kingree, Andrew S. D. Blanchard, Kerry E. O'Neil, Kevin P. C. Minbiole.*  "A Cyclopropane Fragmentation Approach to the Assembly of Medium-Sized Heterocycles."  ACS National Meeting, Chemical Education Session, Washington, DC, August 28, 2005.  CHED 236.

Kerry E. O'Neil.  "A Cyclopropane Fragmentation Approach to Heterocycle Synthesis." Poster.  The Nineteenth National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), Lexington, VA, April 22, 2005.

Seth V. Kingree.  "A Cyclopropane Fragmentation Approach to Heterocycle Synthesis." Oral Presentation.  The Nineteenth National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), Lexington, VA, April 21, 2005.

                                                                                                          2004
Kevin P. C. Minbiole,* Kerry E. O'Neil, Seth V. Kingree.  "A Cyclopropane Fragmentation Approach to Heterocycle Assembly."  ACS National Meeting, Chemical Education Session, Philadelphia, PA, August 23, 2004.  Paper 172.  Photo.
 

Previous and Upcoming Invited Seminars:

Kevin P. C. Minbiole and Kyle N. Seifert.  "The Medicinal Research Collaborative at JMU: Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Ready to Extend Beyond Campus."   The JMU-RMH Collaborative.  February 23, 2011.

Kevin P. C. Minbiole.  "Investigations in Natural Products: Synthesis and Isolation."  Villanova University, Villanova, PA, November 5, 2010

Kevin P. C. Minbiole.  "Investigations in Natural Products: Synthesis and Isolation."  University of Richmond, Richmond, VA.  March 6, 2009

Kevin P. C. Minbiole.  "Investigations in Natural Products: Synthesis and Isolation."  James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.  September 26, 2008

Kevin P. C. Minbiole.  "Investigations in Natural Products: Synthesis and Isolation."  Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA.  March 16, 2007

Kevin P. C. Minbiole.  "Mimicking Flowers and Frogs: Designing Reactions for Natural Product Total Synthesis."  Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA.  February 2, 2007

Kevin P. C. Minbiole.  "A Cyclopropane Fragmentation Approach to Heterocycle Assembly."  University of Delaware, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Newark, DE.  August 11, 2005

Kevin P. C. Minbiole.  "Mimicking Flowers and Frogs: Designing Reactions for Natural Product Total Synthesis."  Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL.  March 11, 2005

 

 
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