Outcomes

PUBLICATIONS: peer-Reviewed

The Power and Promise of Early Research, DOI: 10.1021/bk-2016-1231. Editors: Desmond H. Murray, Sherine Obare, and James H. Hageman

Early Research: A Strategy for Inclusion and Student Success, DOI: 10.1021/bk-2016-1231.ch001. Desmond H. Murray, Sherine Obare, and James Hageman

Lab Tales: Personal Stories of Early Researchers, DOI: 10.1021/bk-2016-1231.ch012. Desmond Murray, Princella Tobias, Ginger Anderson, Wendy Bindeman, Aaron Cali, Keith Campbell, David Chavez, Charlotte Herber, Deepa Issar, Natalie King, Felicia McClary, Samantha Piszkiewicz, Javon Rabb-Lynch, Elizabeth Snyder, Michelle Stofberg, and Yusheng (Eric) Zhang

The Future of Early Research, DOI: 10.1021/bk-2016-1231.ch013. Desmond H. Murray, Sherine Obare, and James H. Hageman

Dual Colorimetric and Electrochemical Sensing of Organothiophosphorus Pesticides by an Azastilbene, Chandrima De, Tova A. Samuels, Tajay L. Haywood, Ginger Anderson, Keith Campbell, Desmond H. Murray, Sherine O. Obare. Tetrahedron Letters, 51, 2010, 1754.

Fluorescent Chemosensors for Toxic Organophosphorus Pesticides: A Review, Sherine O. Obare, Chandrima De, Wen Guo, Tajay L. Haywood, Tova A. Samuels, Clara P. Adams, Noah O. Masika, Desmond H. Murray, Ginger A. Anderson, Keith Campbell, and Kenneth Fletcher. Sensors, 2010, 10, 7018.

PUBLICATIONS: Non-peer-Reviewed

BEST Early ‘Imagine Different’ Research Pre-Symposium Special Issue, Benton Spirit Community Newspaper, April 17, 2014.

BEST Early ‘Imagine Different’ Research Post-Symposium Special Issue, Benton Spirit Community Newspaper, May 1, 2014.

BEST Early ‘Expect Amazing’ Research Pre-Symposium Special Issue, Benton Spirit Community Newspaper, April 18, 2013.

BEST Early ‘Expect Amazing’ Research Post-Symposium Special Issue, Benton Spirit Community Newspaper, May 2, 2013.

Early Matters, Murray, D. H. Journal of Experimental Secondary Science, Editorial, July 2012.

Master's Theses

Boronic Acid Stilbenes: Discovery of a New One-step Synthesis and Investigation of Their Antibacterial Activity, Rozaleth Jeanne Role Tenga. Co-Supervisors: Bill Chobotar, Karen Reiner, Desmond Murray. Andrews University, 2013.

Development of Hybrid Sulfonamide Chalcones as Anti-Parasitic Drugs, Andrija Matak. Co-Supervisors: Bill Chobotar, Desmond Murray. Andrews University, 2008.

Design of Optical and Electrochemical Molecular Sensors and Nanoscale Materials for the Detection of Organophosphorus Pesticides. Chandrima De. Co-Supervisors: Sherine Obare, Desmond Murray. Western Michigan University, 2008.

Synthesis and Interaction of Multicationic Dyes with Nucleic Acids. Michael Coote. Co-Supervisors: Amanda Bryant-Friedrich, Desmond Murray. Oakland University, 2006.

Selected Posters & Presentations - Hybrid Drugs

Antimicrobial Activities of Selected Arylidene Rhodanines. Reham Alzanbaqi, Zelalem A Bennett, Thomas Oladunjoye and Melissa Poua, MLSC401 Research Paper & Oral Presentations, 2015.

Environmentally Friendly Heterogeneous General Synthesis of Ylidene Rhodanines. Davina Lowe and Desmond Murray, Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters, Oakland University, February 2014.

The Effects of Chloro Linoleate Acylal Prodrugs on the Inositol Biosynthetic Pathway in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Steffie-Ann Dujon, Marlene Murray-Nseula, and Desmond Murray, Andrews University Undergraduate Honors Seminar, March 2012.

Evaluation of the Antifungal Properties of an Aminopyrimidine Stilbene. Bwalya S. Mpolokoso, Dainyel Lewis, Karen Reiner, MLSC431 & MLS401 Research Presentations, 2010.

Synthesis and Bioactivity of Sulfonamide Chalcones. Kamille Hutchinson, Linda Lange, Andrija Matak,Yvette Modad, Esther Wu, Desmond Murray, Division of Medicinal Chemistry, 233rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, Chicago, IL, March 25, 2007.

Selected Posters & Presentations - Electrophilic Carbonyl Additions

Studies of Electrophilic Carbonyl Additions and the Synthesis of Isochroman Lactone Fragrances. Camille Martin and Desmond Murray, Andrews University Honors Scholar and Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium, March 2014.

Electrophilic Carbonyl Additions: Advances in a Forgotten Class of Organic Reactions. Desmond Murray, Poster Session, Tenth Tetrahedron Symposium, Paris, France, June, 2009.

Electrophilic Carbonyl Additions: A Route to alpha-Haloacylals and Other Geminal Bis-Electrophiles. Desmond Murray, Poster Session, Ninth Tetrahedron Symposium, Berkeley, CA, July, 2008.

Electrophilic Carbonyl Additions: Synthesis of alpha-Haloacylals. Allison Agnetta, Jihye Ha, Tenesha Patrick, Kimberly Robinson, Carrie Roosenberg, Desmond Murray, Undergraduate Research Poster Session, Division of Chemical Education, 233rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, Chicago, IL, March 26, 2007.

Selected Posters & Presentations - Sensors

Screening of Ylidene Rhodanines as Effective Metal Detectors. Kaydra Bailey and Desmond Murray, Honors Scholars & Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium, Andrews University, February 2016.

Investigation into the Mechanism of Copper(II) Ions Sensing Using Dimethylaminocyanostilbene Fluorescence. Stephen Gilbert, Ryan Hayes and Desmond Murray, Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters, Oakland University, February 2014.

Synthesis of Imino Azachalcones as Fluorescent Chemosensors. Isaiah Horton and Desmond Murray, Andrews University Honors Scholar and Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium, March 2013.

Second Generation Azastilbenes: Sensors for Toxic Organophosphates. Maurice S Hardy and Desmond Murray, Andrews University Undergraduate Honors Seminar, Berrien Springs, MI, April 15, 2011.

Molecular Sensing Mechanism of Deeply Colored Chalcones. Karen Dah, Andrews University Undergraduate Honors Seminar, Berrien Springs, MI, 2005.

Selected Posters & Presentations - Synthetic Methodology

Synthesis and Sensing Properties of Imino Stilbenes. Cindy Bonilla and Desmond Murray, Andrews University Honors Scholar and Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium, March 2014.

Developing a Lithium Version of the MPV Reduction. Brittany Wojcik and Desmond Murray, Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters, Hope College, March 2013.

Developing Synthetic Methods for Arylidene Pyruvates. Alyson Drew, Obed Galla, and Desmond Murray, Andrews University Undergraduate Honors Seminar, March 2012.

A Facile Approach to trans-Stilbenes. Kyle Brubaker, Elizabeth M Sanford and Desmond Murray, Hope College Chemistry Research Symposium, Holland, Michigan, July 23, 2010.

Reactivity and Chemistry of Novel Bifunctional alpha-Azido Acylals. Gretchen Bell and Desmond Murray, Second Annual Andrews University Research Celebration, Howard Performing Arts Center, March 9, 2010.

Synthesis of Donor Acceptor Cyanostilbenes.  Kenneth Fletcher, David Carbonell, Ruth Jiyani, Robert Wilson, Desmond Murray, Undergraduate Research Poster Session, Division of Chemical Education, 233rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, Chicago, IL, March 26, 2007.