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Kiara McDaniel


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Email: klmcdani@aggies.ncat.edu

North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, North Carolina 27411
Senior Undergraduate Student
Major: Chemistry

EDUCATION: Anticipated Graduation:
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry May 2016
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Combined GPA: 3.17/4.0

RELATED RESEARCH AND WORK EXPERIENCE:
NYU Sackler-SURP- Department of Dermatology, Research Assistant May 2015- August 2015
Mentor: Iman Osman
  • Melanoma
  • Development of 3D-Organoids
  • Trained in proper use of laboratory instruments (PCR, Compound Microscope)
  • Preparation of Cell/Tissue Cultures

North Carolina A&T – Department of Chemistry, Research Assistant January 2014- August 2014
Supervisor: Dr. Sayo Fakayode
  • Sample preparation and digestion
  • Trace element analysis in food products
  • Extraction of Natural products
  • Analysis of Contraceptics
  • Trained in proper use of laboratory instruments (Infrared Spectrometer, UV Visible Spectrometer, Spectroflurometer)
  • Worked independently and with research groups on research projects

North Carolina A&T – Department of Education, Trio Program September 2013- May 2014
Supervisor: Ms. Jessica Rogers
  • Human Relation and Communication Skills
  • Tutor in Biology and Chemistry.
  • Assisted students with problems, general concepts, and calculations

HONORS/AWARDS:

M.A.R.C Scholar (Fall 2014-Present)

Honors Program (Fall 2012-Present)
Alpha Lambda Delta (Spring 2013)

Dean’s List (Fall 2012-Spring 2013, Spring 2015)

PRESENTATIONS AT NATIONAL CONFERENCES:
1. McDaniel*, K.; Hordge*, L.; Jones, D. D.; Fakayode, S.O. Investigation of the Binding of Norgestimate and Ethinylestradiol with Bovine and Human Serum Albumin. The National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCCHE), New Orleans, September 23-26, 2014. SPEC M Paper # 006.
2. Hordge, L., McDaniel, K., Jones, D. D. J and Fakayode S O., Determination of Ethinylestradion Concentration in Bovine and Human Serum Albumin Using Fluorescence Spectroscopy and Multivariate Regression Analysis. Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) San Antonio, Texas, November 12-15, 2014. Poster Number G202.
3. Mehari*, T.; McDaniel*, K.; King, J.; Fakayode, S.O. Trace Elements Concentrations of Fresh Fruits, Powdered, and Processed food Products. The National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCCHE), New Orleans, September 23-26, 2014. SPEC M Paper # 004.
4. Greene*, L. V.; Mehari*, T.; McDaniel*, K.; King, J. Fakayode, S.O.Flame Atomic Absorption Spectroscopic Analysis of Trace Elements in Herbals and Vegetables in North Carolina. The National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCCHE), New Orleans, September 23-26, 2014. SPEC M Paper # 003.

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS:
Fakayode, Sayo Olawale; McDaniel, Kiara, Hordge, LaQuana, Jone, Derick and Duncan A’ja. Analysis of Norgestimate and Ethinylestradiol Contraceptive Pill Medications Using Analytical Spectroscopy Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 2015 (In preparation)

ACTIVITIES/VOLUNTEERING:
Chemistry Club: (October 2012-Present)
Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students (MAPS): (October 2013-Present)
Chemistry Club: Vice President of ACS (American Chemical Society) (2013-2014)
American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE): (September 2013-September 2014)
National Society for Black Engineers (NSBE): (October 2012-September 2013)


Research Advisors


My advisor is Dr. Sayo Fakayode