I received my B.S. in Chemistry and my B.S. in Forensic Science from the University of New Haven in 2012. After completing my undergraduate career, I moved to Boston where I am currently a graduate student in the Chemistry and Chemical Biology Ph.D. program at Northeastern University. My research in the Ondrechen (ORG) and Beuning (DNA) Labs focuses on using and developing computational chemistry methods (ORG) that can predict the function of Structural Genomics proteins and validating these predictions via biochemical experiments (DNA). As social chair of NSYCC, I will be helping plan events for younger chemists in the greater Boston area. I am eager to connect with other chemists and facilitate networking/outreach events to help the chemistry community grow in our area.
Robert is currently a graduate student at Tufts University. After graduating from Southeast Missouri State University with a B.A. in Chemistry in 2015 he moved to Boston and joined Dr. Samuel Kounaves’ Planetary Chemical Analysis Group at Tufts University. Robert’s research is focused on the production of perchlorates on the Martian surface and determining what role they play in the search for life on Mars as well as developing non-destructive sterilization techniques for sensitive instrumentation. Both of these fields of research are part of the wider effort to piece together the history of Mars surface, the history of life on Mars, and humanities position in the universe. His involvement with the Younger Chemist Committee is a continuation of his desire to bring scientific literacy to the general public and enable young chemists to partner with scientists from all backgrounds to advocate for sound scientific based decision making in society. He previously has worked with Alpha Chi Sigma, a professional chemistry fraternity, to develop chemistry outreach programs for young children with the organization Big Brothers Big Sisters, local Farmers Markets, and in schools. Now serving as secretary for the NSYCC, he hopes to continue his development as a chemist and professional in the greater Boston area.
CATIE RAWLINS - PAST CHAIR - NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY
After finishing my B.S. at University of Wisconsin-Stout in Applied Science in 2013, I moved to Boston and was looking for more ways to build a network, which is how I became involved with the NSYCC. I am currently a graduate student in Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Northeastern University in the Agar Lab. My research focuses on the analysis of single cells in mouse brains via MALDI imaging mass spectrometry as a method to better understand amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The thing I value the most about working with this organization is the ability to interact with scientists from a variety of universities and companies which gives me a broader view of what it means to be a chemist. I have previously served as Social Chair, Career Chair, and Webmaster and am thrilled to continue contributing to the NSYCC and NESACS.
RAY BORG - OUTREACH COORDINATOR - U MASS-BOSTON
VALERIE IVANCIC - CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS SECTION ACS REPRESENTATIVE - CLARK UNIVERSITY
ALIREZA SHIRAZI AMIN - CONNECTICUT VALLEY SECTION ACS REPRESENTATIVE - UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT
PRIMROSE NIMNARK - PUBLICITY SUB-COMMITTEE- NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY
EXECUTIVE BOARD ALUMNI
JACKIE O' NEIL - CHAIR - ALKERMES
FELICIA LUCCI- CHAIR - TUFTS UNIVERSITY
TIM BERGERON - SECRETARY -JEOL INSTRUMENTS USA
EMILY LEWIS O'BRIAN - CHAIR - ACADIA CENTER
HEDI TENG - CHAIR - SIGMA-ALDRICH
ALYSSA NAPIER - SECRETARY - MIT
JUNE LUM - CAREER CHAIR - US ARMY NATICK SOLDIER RESEARCH
For list of Executive Board Responsibilities, see Bylaws, Article III, Section 1.