Chemistry professors, Lumen Prize alumni co-author journal article
Victoria Del Gaizo Moore, assistant professor of chemistry, and Karl Sienerth, professor of chemistry, along with Mary Bedard '12 (Biochemistry) and Kelly Giffear '12 (Biochemistry) had a research article accepted to the journal Biophysical Chemistry.
The article stemmed from undergraduate research sponsored by Elon's Lumen Prize.
"Characterization of Binding Between 17β-estradiol and Estriol with Humic Acid via NMR and Biochemical Analysis" used a combination of analytical and biochemical techniques to seek a more substantial understanding of binding between estrogens and humic acid. Understanding estrogen-humic substance interactions is of importance in order to guide thoughtful decisions on potential regulatory controls of pharmaceuticals, such as estrogens, in wastewater.
It was accepted on Feb. 2 and a preliminary version published online on Feb. 14. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301462214000271