Congratulations on placing at the 2018 SSCEC

RCMI conference

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Congratulations to our students Takia Smith, Micah Anderson, and Kimberly Madison on taking third (TS) and honorable mention (MA & KM) places for their poster presentations at the 2018 Southern School on Chemistry and Engineering Conference, held at the University of Mississippi on August 2-3, 2018.

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Computational Study of Ionized Water Clusters (H2O)n, n=1-20

Takia Smith¹, Kimberly Madison¹, Wojciech Kolodziejczyk1,2, Glake Hill¹

¹ Interdisciplinary Center for Nanotoxicity, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Jackson State
University, Jackson, MS-39217, USA
² Wroclaw Medical University, Department of Physical Chemistry, Wroclaw, Poland

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Abstract: Long term duration space travel poses a great threat to the health of astronauts. Scientists have
proven that radiation is harmful to the body and briefly studied the biological damage that can
occur. Consequently, biological countermeasures and shielding methods are being developed.
However, to gain insight on specific criteria for radiation shielding and biological protection, one
must first analyze the effects of radiation on the body. Because the cell is mainly composed of
water, the probability that radiation will interact with water is high. Therefore, an analysis of
water’s response to radiation at a molecular level is required. Calculations have been performed
using the 6-31 +g(d,p) basis set and the density functional, M06-2X, to optimize the most stable
geometries of water clusters (H2O)n, n=1-15.

Computational Study of Charge Carrier Mobility in Watson and Crick Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) Bases Pairs for Predictions of Hole Mobility

Kimberly Madison¹, Wojciech Kolodziejczyk1,2, Glake Hill¹

¹ Interdisciplinary Center for Nanotoxicity, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Jackson State
University, Jackson, MS-39217, USA
² Wroclaw Medical University, Department of Physical Chemistry, Wroclaw, Poland

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Abstract: Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is the genetic make-up that carries instructions for the development and function of all living organisms. While DNA synthesis has repair mechanisms to correct for mismatch base pairs, however, there are chances in which a genetic mutation can occur. These mutations are the cause of diseases such as, sickle cell disease, Huntington’s disease, cancer, and many other diseases in which some of these diseases can be fatal. DNA could possibly be used in high performance devices such as organic field-effect transistors (OFETs), organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), and biosensors as the organic semiconductor (OSC) active layer. Using DNA as the OSC layer could have a profound affect in the medical technology field due to allowing early detection for the treatment and prevention of diseases we face in todays’ world. In this work, we aim to calculate and increase the charge carrier mobility of these DNA bases.

The Influence of N-Aryl-Naphthylamine Derivatives’ Conformations on LEDGF/p75-IN PPI Inhibition

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