"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 collaborators include:

* Sherine Obare, Associate Vice President for Research, Western Michigan University: Sensors, Nanoscience, Science Education, Early Research

* Jim Hageman, Special Assistant to the President, Central Michigan University: Science Education, Early Research

* Denise Smith, Biology Instructor, Andrews University & Berrien RESA Math Science Center: Hybrid Drugs, Cancer Research, Early Research

* Ryan Hayes, Chemistry Professor, Andrews University: Sensors, Dendrimers

* Melissa Poua, Tasha Simpson, Karen Reiner, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Andrews University: Antibacterials, Blood Agglutinators

* Toni Page-Mayberry, Tissue Bank Coordinator, Harper Cancer Research Institute: Cancer Research

In the past other collaborators included:

- Tracey Boncher, Ferris State University, Biological Activity of Chalcone Substituted Polyamines

- David Nowack, Andrews University, Enzymatic Activity of Amino Acid Chalcones

- Tom Delia, Central Michigan University, Synthesis of Boronic Acid Substituted Aurones

- Jennifer Paul, University of the Southern Caribbean, Early Research

- Elizabeth M Sanford, Hope College, Synthetic Methodology Development for Poly(arylenevinylene) Materials

- Bill Chobotar, Andrews University, Antimicrobial and Antiparasitic Activity of Boronic Acid Substituted Chalcones & Stilbenes

- Hyun Kwon, Andrews University, Electrochemical and QCM-D Studies of Donor Acceptor Stilbenes; Bifunctional Linkers for Nanoparticles