This collection includes theses, dissertations, and professional papers from the University of Montana Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. It also includes theses and dissertations from the Biochemistry and Biophysics Program. Theses, dissertations, and professional papers from all University of Montana departments and programs may be searched here.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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CATIONIC LATEX NANOPARTICLES IN ELECTROKINETIC CHROMATOGRAPHY: SYNTHESIS, CHARACTERIZATION, AND APPLICATION TO THE SEPARATION OF EXPLOSIVES, Julie Rebecca McGettrick

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EVOLUTION OF THE KINETICS AND DYNAMICS OF HEME-CREVICE LOOP REGULATING CHEMISTRY IN HUMAN CYTOCHROME C, Shiloh M. Nold

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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THE DESIGN AND SYNTHESIS OF SMALL MOLECULE DRUGS TO INHIBIT EPIGENETIC ALTERATIONS CAUSED BY DNA METHYLTRANSFERASE 1, Patrick Anthony Barney

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Synthesis and Characterization of Transition Metal Pincer Complexes on a Silica Polyamine Composites for Catalytic Applications, Abdul Goni

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POLYMER NANOPARTICLES IN ELECTROKINETIC CHROMATOGRAPHY, Jesse Samuel Hyslop

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ADVANCED MEASUREMENTS OF UNDERSAMPLED GLOBALLY SIGNIFICANT BIOMASS BURNING SOURCES, Chelsea Elizabeth Stockwell

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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DYNAMIC MOTIONS OF THE ALPHA SUBUNIT OF HETEROTRIMERIC G PROTEINS IN THE NUCLEOTIDE- AND RIC-8A-BOUND STATES, Labe Adam Black

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CO2 and O2 variability in the partially ice-covered Arctic Ocean, ASM F. Islam

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THERMODYNAMICS OF HHR23A UBIQUITIN-ASSOCIATED (UBA) DOMAINS, Moses Joseph Leavens

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Alternative protein conformations: yeast iso-1-cytochrome c and heme crevice dynamics, Levi James McClelland

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Synthesis and Photophysical Study of Ruthenium Complexes, Shyam R. Pokhrel

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CHARACTERIZATION OF PM2.5 FROM RESIDENTIAL WOODSTOVE USE FOR SOURCE APPORTIONMENT APPLICATION, Virginia M. Porden

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CHARACTERIZATION OF PR DOMAIN PROTEINS AND THEIR BINDING PARTNERS, Yizhi Sun

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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The Development and Study of Surface Bound Ruthenium Organometallic Complexes, Geoffrey Reuben Abbott

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Characterization of Rift Valley fever virus nucleocapsid protein-RNA binding interactions and development of a high-throughput screening assay for identification of n-RNA binding inhibitors, Mary Lee Ellenbecker

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Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of a Library of Polyacetylene Compounds based on an Antiprotozoal Natural Product from Cussonia zimmermannii, John Hoody

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MODELING OF AQUEOUS EQUILIBRIUM: THREE-DIMENSIONAL TREND SURFACES (TOPOS), Mohammad Mainul Hossain

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VIRTUAL SCREENING AND DISCOVERY OF LEAD COMPOUNDS AS POTENTIAL DNA METHYLTRANSFERASE 1 INHIBITORS AND ANTICANCER AGENTS, Ogar Ofuka Ichire

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P115-SNARE INTERACTIONS REVEAL A NEW MODEL OF FUNCTION FOR THE TETHERING FACTOR P115, Ting Wang

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Age-associated changes in the neuroinflammatory response to toll-like receptor 4 and 9 stimulation, Leah Beth Christensen

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THERMODYNAMIC AND KINETIC PROPERTIES OF CYTOCHROMES C AND C’ IN THE DENATURED STATE: PROPENSITY FOR RESIDUAL STRUCTURE, Travis Arthur Danielson

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Novel Ribosome Biogenesis in the Lyme Disease Spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi, Melissa Lynn Hargreaves

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Applications of Autonomous pH and pCO2 Sensors to Study Inorganic Carbon Dynamics in a Coastal Upwelling System, Katherine Elizabeth Harris

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Synthesis of DNA-base selective labels for efficient labeling of DNA for TEM Imaging, Rakesh Kumar

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Interactions between arenavirus proteins and small molecule inhibitors of infection, Emily L. Messina

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Measurements of Reactive Trace Gases and Variable Ozone Formation Rates in South Carolina Biomass Burning Plumes, Sheryl Kashi Akagi

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Anomalous Wave Dispersion in the Cyclohexanedione-Bromate Chemical Oscillator, Ryan Boger

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TRACKING RELEASE OF RESERVOIR SEDIMENT CONTAMINATED BY HEAVY METAL MINING WASTE: A STUDY OF LARGE-SCALE DAM REMOVAL AT MILLTOWN, MONTANA, Katrina Louise Garcia

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Studies Directed to the Development of Long Lived Palladium Membranes for Hydrogen Purification, William Glenn Pinson

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pH MODULATION OF FIBRIL DISSOCIATION AND COPPER BINDING PROPERTIES OF THE PRION PROTEIN, Xu Qi

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CHARACTERIZATION OF A CARDBOARD RECYCLING FACILITY'S PLASTIC WASTE FOR BENEFICIAL USE, Tova Sardot

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AB DIBLOCK COPOLYMER NANOPARTICLES VIA RAFT-MEDIATED POLYMERIZATION AS A PSEUDOSTATIONARY PHASE FOR ELECTROKINETIC CHROMATOGRAPHY, Andre Umansky

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Biomass burning emissions on regional-global scales, Sheryl Kashi Akagi

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Surface Characteristics of Silica Polyamine Composites, Jesse James Allen

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INTERACTIONS BETWEEN THE GLYCOSYLATED GAG PROTEIN OF A MURINE LEUKEMIA VIRUS AND MURINE APOBEC3: NOVEL INSIGHTS INTO HOW A MURINE LEUKEMIA VIRUS COUNTERACTS A RESTRICTION FACTOR, Angelo Kolokithas

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Organic Tracer Analyses and Receptor Modeling of PM2.5 in Fairbanks, Alaska, James Kevin Ormord

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Characterization of 5 UTR splicing and the CGI in HIV-2 RNA, Christy Strong

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Luminal calcium regulates membrane fusion in the early secretory pathway, Marvin Bentley

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Quantification and Reduction of Exposure to Residential Woodsmoke Particulate Matter, Megan Ann Bergauff

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Marine Applications of an Autonomous Indicator-Based pH Sensor, Sarah E. Cullison

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Hemin Acquisition in Bartonella quintana, Nermi Lee Parrow

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Influence of Prion Protein Expression on Function of Excitatory Amino Acid Transporters in Mouse Primary Astrocytes, Melissa Selvy Pathmajeyan

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The Use of Natural Product Substrates for the Synthesis of Libraries of Biologically Active, New Chemical Entities, Joshua Bryant Phillips

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Catechin, a novel root exudate of Centaurea stoebe, exhibits pleiotropic effects on the soil microbial community and individual soil isolates, and undergoes chemical changes with numerous abiotic factors from soil, Jarrod LeRoy Pollock

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ANALYTICAL APPLICATIONS OF SURFACE-MODIFIED FUSED SILICA CAPILLARIES, Jesse James Stine

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Synthesis and Structure Activity Relationship Studies of a Natural Product-Derived Compound Library, Paul Whitney Swain III

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Conformationally gated electron transfer studies of iso-1-cytochrome c, Swati Bandi

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Aptamer Selection for Oxidative DNA Lesions, Brandon Lloyd James

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The Removal and Recovery of Oxo-Anions from Aqueous Systems using Nano-Porous Silica Polyamine Composites, Varadharajan Kailasam

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Is Adolescence a Critical Period for Learning Thinking Skills? A Case Study Investigating the Development of Formal Thinking Skills in a Short-Term Inquiry-Based Intervention Program, Forrest Towne

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Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Iso-1-cytochrome c Denatured State, Franco Ollan Tzul

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Indoor/Ambient Residential Air Toxics Results in Rural Western Montana, Heidi Lee Underberg

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Mass Spectrometric Characterization and Fluorophore-Assisted Light Inactivation of Human Excitatory Amino Acid Transporter, Ran Ye

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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STUDIES OF THE DIMERIZATION AND PACKAGING SIGNALS IN HIV-2 RNA, Tayyba Tabassum Baig

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Mannaric Acid and Mannaric Acid Polyamides: Synthesis and Characterization, Chrissie Ann Carpenter

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Exploring the interaction between asymmetric phosphonates and acetylcholinesterase. Probing the gorge and P-site via customized covalent modification, Lilu Guo

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XYLARIC ACID, D-ARABINARIC ACID (D-LYXARIC ACID), L-ARABINARIC ACID (L-LYXARIC ACID), AND RIBARIC ACID-1,4-LACTONE; SYNTHESIS AND ISOLATION - SYNTHESIS OF POLYHYDROXYPOLYAMIDES THEREFROM, Michael Raymond Hinton

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RESPONSE OF A NEIL1 DEFICIENT MURINE EPITHELIAL CELL LINE TO CHROMATE, Laura G. Little

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Seasonal Nutrient Dynamics in a Small-Scale Constructed Wetland Treating Primary Effluent with Applications of Effluent Reuse in Biomass Production, Paul Thomas Miller

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Synthesis of Higher Molecular Weight Poly(D-glucaramides) and Poly(aldaramides) as Novel Gel Forming Agents, Tyler Nations Smith

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Comparison of Silica Polyamine Composites and Crosslinked Polystyrene Resins, Jessica Lee Wood

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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THE ROLE OF THE MACROPHAGE IN ASBESTOS INDUCED AUTOANTIBODY PRODUCTION, David J. Blake

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REPAIR AND EFFECTS OF THE 8-OXOG LESION IN DNA, James Joseph Covino

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The Structure Function Relationship of Silica Polyamine Composites, Mark Anthony Hughes

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A small RNA regulates RpoS in the Lyme disease spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi, Meghan Catherine Lybecker

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CHARACTERIZATION OF LONG PATHLENGTH CAPILLARY WAVEGUIDES FOR EVANESCENT FLUORESCENCE APPLICATIONS, Eric Paprocki

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SUCCESSION OF ARBUSCULAR MYCORRHIZAL FUNGI: CAUSES, CONSEQUENCES, AND CONSIDERATIONS, Jeffrey Scott Piotrowski

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The Characterization of Cationic Pseudostationary Phases for Electrokinetic Chromatography, Vincent Patrick Schnee

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Synthesis of novel 6-nitroquipazine analogs for imaging the serotonin transporter by positron emission tomography, David B. Bolstad

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Comparative analysis of serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor pharmacophore constructs for ligand designs, Erin S. Bolstad

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Production and applications of scalemic nonactate, Jennifer M. Dinges

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Damage recognition and repair of oxidized guanine lesions induced by chromium exposure, M. Katie Hailer

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Serotonin transporter inhibitor ligands: Synthesis of 2-(2-alkyl-piperazin-1-yl)-6-nitroquinoline analogs as potential positron emission tomography imaging agents, Brian R. Kusche

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Differences of DNA-Transcription Factor Interactions Following Chromium Exposure, Kathryn Louise Mintz

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Synthesis of conformationally-restricted glutamate analogs via novel ring -forming strategies, Jason E. Mullins

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The Search For Volatile Biogenic Emissions In Geothermal Areas, Ryan M. Murray

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Synthesis and characterization of novel silica polyamine composites and their application to the reclamation of hazardous mining wastewater and tailings, Daniel J. Nielsen

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The relationship between microbial communities processes and mine waste contamination in upper Clark Fork River alluvial soils, Philip Wharton Ramsey

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A sensor for in situ spectrophotometric measurements of seawater pH, Matthew Paul Seidel

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Oxidation of DNA at guanine by chromium: Products and mechanisms, Peter Grayson Slade

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Optimization of a submersible autonomous spectrophotometric sensor for pH measurements in low ionic strength freshwater, Shigui Yuan

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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A tracer monitored titration for seawater total alkalinity, Todd R. Martz

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Gallium and arsenic/selenium recoveries from aqueous systems using silica based chelating composites, Paul J. Miranda

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Investigations into the occurrence and causes of diel changes in the chemistry of streams, Stephen R. Parker

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Computational and spectroscopic investigations of radical anions of triosmium benzoheterocycle complexes, Dalia Rokhsana

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Synthesis of novel N-aryl asparagine analogues as inhibitors of glutamine transport by the neutral amino acid transporter SN1, Christopher Andrew Timko

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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Development of the formal reasoning abilities of college students in a general chemistry guided-inquiry laboratory, Kereen Monteyne

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Novel water-soluble triosmium heterocyclic clusters as selective markers for biomacromolecules, Fabrizio Spada

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A simple methodology for the production of three -dimensional models: Serotonin transporter as an example, Paul A. Wilson

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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I. Equilibrium unfolding studies of cytochrome C. II. The role of helix 1 aspartates in the stability and conversion of prion protein, Jonathan O'Connor Speare

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Part One. Synthesis of iso-polydiacetylenic precursor. Part Two. The study of asymmetric addition of dimethyl thiophosphite to imines, Troy Mason Voelker

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Poly(alkylene D-aldaramides) and their corresponding esters: Synthesis and conformational studies, Jinsong Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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Synthesis and reactivity of electron deficient benzoheterocycle triosmium complexes, Md. Joynal Abedin

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Nonactin biosynthesis : studies toward the synthesis of stable isotope labeled potential precursors, Melanie Bengtson

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Spectroscopic measurements of trace gas emissions from globally significant biomass fires, Isaac T. Bertschi

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Synthesis of conformationally constrained glutamate analogues and their preliminary evaluation as glutamate transport inhibitors, Travis Taylor Denton

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Development of a copper selective silica-polyamine composite, Robert J. Fischer

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Modeling the impact of the direct emission of oxygenated organic species on biomass combustion smoke plume photochemistry, Sherri A. Mason

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Dispersion of hydrogen sulfide from wastewater lagoons at a Kraft Pulp Mill Missoula Montana including the 2000 wildfire season. & Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT 1) phase 1 methanol analysis, David L. Tooke

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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Using honey bees and thermal desorption/gas chromatography/mass spectrometry to assess the regional distribution of bioavailable volatile organic compounds in northeast Maryland, David C. Jones