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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry


SPARC Recipients Awarded

The overall objective of the Support to Promote Advancement of Research and Creativity, (SPARC) Graduate Research Grant is to provide support and to encourage outstanding students to pursue exciting research directions during their graduate career at the University of South Carolina.

The 2016-2017 SPARC Graduate Research Grant Recipients:

Ekaterina Dolgopolova and advisor Professor Natalia Shustova received a total amount of $4,994.00 for their project entitled, “Metal-Organic Frameworks as a Versatile Platform for Efficient Energy Transfer.”

Guangfang Grace Li and advisor Professor Hui Wang received a total amount of $5,000.00 for their project entitled, “Selective Electrocatalytic Glucose Oxidation on Dealloyed Nanosponge Particles.”

Clorissa Washington-Hughes and advisor Professor F. Wayne Outten received a total amount of $5,000.00 for their project entitled, “Enterobactin Biosynthesis: A Potential Target for Treating pathogenic and Nickel-Resistant Bacteria.”

Tanya Hundal and advisor Professor John Lavigne received a total amount of $4,500.00 for their project entitled, “Correlation of Metastatic Potential with Sialic Acid Content in Human Colon Cell Lines to Investigate Binding with Synthetic Lectins: Towards A Cancer Diagnostic.”