Jasmine Fluker


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Contact Information:
Email: jrfluker@ncat.edu

North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, North Carolina 27411
Senior Undergraduate Student
Major: Chemistry
Candidate for B.S in Chemistry 2013
Future: Virginia Tech Chemistry PhD Program - August 2013
Initiative for Maximizing Student Development Fellowship


Short Bio and Current Developments


After I graduate with a bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry with an anticipation graduation date of May 11, 2013, I plan to obtain a PhD specializing in Organic Chemistry. My long term goal is to become an organic chemistry professor.

I am currently conducting Organic synthesis research at North Carolina A&T State University under my advisor, Dr. Marion Franks.
My current research interests include:
  • Organic synthesis:
    • Medicinal
    • Chemoprevention

Research

Summer 2011
Appalachian State University REU ACREE Program, Department of Chemistry, Boone, NC
Principal Investigator: Libby G. Puckett, Ph.D
Project Title: The Detection of Organophosphate using the pH-Dependence of Enhanced Green Fluorescent Protein
Project Description: Utilized Recombinant DNA Technology to create a fusion protein between the enzyme Organophosphorus hydrolase, and a reporter protein, Enhanced Green Fluorescent Protein, while using purification techniques such affinity chromatography and SDS Page.

Academic Year 2011-2012
North Carolina A&T State University, Department of Chemistry, Greensboro, NC
Principle Investigator & Mentor: Marion Franks, Ph.D
Project Title: The Synthesis of Amide Functional Styrenes for use as Anticancer Drug Candidates
Project Description: The synthesis, purification, characterization and biological assessment of amide functionalized styrenes using the characterization techniques such as Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (NMR) and Gas Chromatography Mass Spectroscopy.

Summer 2012
Wake Forest University, Department of Chemistry, Winston-Salem, NC
Principle Investigator: Stephen B. King, Ph.D
Project Title: The Production of Nitroxyl from Acyl Nitroso Compounds via Retro-Diels-Alder Reaction
Project Description: The synthesis of a stable nitroxyl (HNO) generating compound from hydroxamic acids, using the retro diels-alder reaction and NMR as a characterization technique.



Presentations


NATIONAL CONFERENCES/MEETINGS ATTENDED
  • North Carolina A&T State University Undergraduate Research Symposium– April 2011 (Poster Presentation)
    • Abstract Title: The Detection of Organophosphate using the pH-Dependence of Enhanced Green Fluorescent Protein
  • Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students- November 2011, November 2012 (Poster Presentation) & March 2013 (Poster Presentation)
    • Abstract Title: The Production of Nitroxyl from Acyl Nitroso Compounds via Retro-Diels-Alder Reaction
  • State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium – November 2011 (Poster Presentation)
    • Abstract Title: The Detection of Organophosphate using the pH-Dependence of Enhanced Green Fluorescent Protein
  • Annual Meeting of National Institute of Science/Beta Kappa Chi Scientific Honor Society- March 2012 (Poster Presentation)
    • Abstract Title: The Detection of Organophosphate using the pH-Dependence of Enhanced Green Fluorescent Protein (Second place award recipient)
  • North Carolina Louis Stokes Alliance For Minority Participation Annual Research Conference – September 2012 (Poster Presentation)
    • Abstract Title: The Production of Nitroxyl from Acyl Nitroso Compounds via Retro-Diels-Alder Reaction
  • Wake Forest University Undergraduate Research Day - September 2012 (Poster Presentation)
    • Abstract Title: The Production of Nitroxyl from Acyl Nitroso Compounds via Retro-Diels-Alder Reaction
  • American Chemical Society National Conference - April 2013 (Poster Presentation)
    • Abstract Title: The Production of Nitroxyl from Acyl Nitroso Compounds via Retro-Diels-Alder Reaction


Research Advisor(s)

My advisor is Dr. Marion A. Franks, North Carolina A&T Department of Chemistry